Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Triple Crown: 08/12 - 08/25

Tuesday, August 13th
The Heavy
The Silent Comedy
Mississippi Studio
3939 N Mississippi
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Adv.: $12 / Day Of: $12
21 & Over

Like the bastard sons of James Brown, The Heavy have a sounds that's equal parts Detroit back ally attitude and crossroad's devil-deal  blues. Blessed with a bad ass soul that feel strait out of a Shaft movie, these boys from the UK are powerful and bold. The way they administer their cold-cocked funk makes you want to shake your money maker in a ways that's illegal in fifteen countries. Best known for the use of their song "How You Like Me Now?" in numerous commercials and other arenas. We're lucky to have the chance to catch then in such an intimate venue as the Mississippi Studio.  Joining them is the folk rock of  San Diego-based The Silent Comedy. Even though it's a work night this should be an awesome show so make sure you get there early. 

Thursday, August 15th
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Brownish Black
Lola's Room
1332 W Burnside
Doors: 7PM / Show:8PM
Adv.: $15 / Day Of: $17
All Ages

The soulful crooning of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound is like the caress of a good lover. Telling in its urgency, it is both comforting and exciting and always leaves you wanting more. Based out of Chicago this neo-soul group has a sound that transitions the heydays of it's influencing genera. From 50's doo wop to the grooving funk of the 70's, their sound is bold and rich. Touring in support of their latest album Howl, their show at the Crystal Ballroom's little sister venue Lolo's Room should be awesome. Opening the night is the funky grove of Portland's Brownish Black. If you grew up listening to your folk's soul LP's this is the show you want to catch. So get yourself dapper and pull that lover close to you on the dance floor.

Monday, August 19th
Mother Falcon
Mississippi Studio
3939 N Mississippi
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
Adv.: $8 / Day Of: $10
21 & Over

Paring symphonic instrumentation with the pop sensibility of an indi-rock band Mother Falcon is truly unique. Based out of Austin this group has truly developed a signature sound with boldly sweeping strings, punctuating horns and multiple other instruments creating a vibrant collage of sound. Consisting of a cast of 17 artist it will be interesting just to see how they fit them all up on the stage. If you are looking for something totally different this is a safe bet. Great music preformed in a wonderfully interesting way Mother Falcon is a awesome way to shake off the painful grind of your Monday. Don't make an early morning an excuse because with a 7PM start time there'll be enough time to get your beauty rest.     

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