Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Van Rontens

Scratchdog Stringband
Sparkle Carpet

8 p.m.
Free
21 and over

About The Van Rontens

Cultivated in Portland, OR, The Van Rontens are a fusion of folk, funk, grass and gypsy jazz.
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/thevanrontens/

About Scratchdog Stringband

Scratchdog Stringband

Since early 2015, Scratchdog Stringband has been setting a new standard for Americana/Bluegrass. Based in Portland, OR and touring throughout the Pacific Northwest, this trio delivers a fresh amalgamation of classic and contemporary Americana music. These artisans continually hone their technical finesse through exuberant experimentation and intuitive improvisation. The sound that emerges is uniquely "Scratchdog," deriving from influences in Rock, Folk, Country and Jazz.

The band is an elemental force of songwriters, arrangers and performers. Andrew DeRossett (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Kimbo Kumada (bass, vocals) hold down the rhythm section tight and tough, while James Rossi (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) is free to explore the high notes. The band's dynamic instrumentation is showcased in "The Scratchdog Shuffle," where the string-boxes are passed between the members in almost every variation, providing an intricate backdrop to their blended vocals.

These mutts will capture their developed sound on a full-length album to be released in the spring of 2016. The result will be masterful, unpretentious music from musicians who share a common goal and consider themselves in purposeful servitude of music.

Reverbnation:
https://reverbnation.com/scratchdogstringband

Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/scratchdogstringband

Website:
http://www.scratchdogstringband.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/scratchdogstringband

Reverbnation:
https://reverbnation.com/scratchdogstringband

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/scratchdogstringband

About Sparkle Carpet

Sparkle Carpet

Sparkle Carpet are a all female glitter-core baby-punk band out of Portland, OR.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/wearesparklecarpet