Light of the Stereo

Light of the Stereo

Monday, March 25, 2013

Quick Pick: King Dude @ Mississippi Studios 03/27

Wednesday, March 27th
King Dude
Of The Wand And The Moon / A Story of Rats
Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
Adv.: $8 / Day Of: $10
21 & Over

Channeling elements of Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison, the tombstone country folk of King Dude is a darkly mournful sound filled with the ache of train whistles and ghost tow wails. A purely organic musical form this is rock'n'roll before it found its danceable rhythm.  Fresh on the heels of his latest album Burning Daylight he is playing a few limited west coast dates including a show this Wednesday evening at Mississippi Studios. Joining him on stage will be Of The Wand And The Moon and A Story Of Rats, two equally dark acts. So if you're like the rest of us and the idea of spring break is a distant memory buried under a 9 to 5 job and responsibility, take this opportunity to rebel against the system with a late night and some live music. 

Cure for the Mondays: Hanni El Khatib - "Family"

Hanni El Khatib - "Family"

Part Sons of Anarchy, part Japanese game show; this one might not be safe for young viewers.

The bare bones esthetics of Hanni El Khatib's blues-punk has an unpolished greatness to it. With speed and abandonment his latest album Head in the Dirt, set to release next month, is sure to blow the hings off. Make sure you save the date because he'll be coming to Portland to play the Wonder Ballroom on May 15th.