700 N.W. Bond Street / Bend, OR, 97703
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7 p.m. til 10 p.m. FreeAll ages welcome
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There Is No
Mountain is a Portland-based duo that combines percussion, guitar, and an
affinity for vocal harmony to create a unique brand of pop with intricate,
world-music-influenced arrangements. The band's subtly virtuosic style
has been compared in print to current acts like The Dirty Projectors and Avett
Brothers and classics like Paul Simon's Graceland, but it is
perhaps more telling that reviewers have tried to peg the duo's musical
influences in genres ranging from jazz to folk, classical to psychedelic rock,
and world music to doom metal (all are correct!). Kali and Matt usually
just call it "pop with a short attention span".
TINM's live set-up is an exercise in multitasking
- the duo sings nearly everything in harmony while Kali plays a medley of tom
drums and percussive instruments, and Matt animates his acoustic guitar using
nimble fingers and a bunch of carefully chosen effect pedals. African
rhythms, jazz harmonies, shape-shifting arrangements, theatrical melodies, and
psychedelic swirls seep through the americana exterior, making the live show a
total surprise to any first-timer. In 2013, There Is No Mountain played
122 shows and slept in most of the continental states, and they plan on
releasing some new road-tested material as soon as possible.
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