3505 Pacific Ave. / Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Grand Lodge - Garage Door
7 p.m. til 9 p.m.
All ages welcome
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7 p.m. til 9 p.m. Free All ages welcome
It's been a wild and crazy ride for the
fellas in World's Finest, since their modest beginning as an acoustic duo in
Portland, OR living rooms in 2011. With a songwriting style rooted in
Americana, the band banks on their ability to transcend genres of all kinds.
String-centric and bluegrass-inspired compositions seamlessly transition into
3-Dimensional Psytrance, Funk, and Dub soundscapes, leaving their audience with
a full circle experience of emotion and dance. Their appreciation for punk and
ska can be found peppered throughout their shows and albums, made evident by
up-tempo, high-energy offerings, reminiscent of such classic acts as NOFX and
Operation Ivy. Never happy to settle, Chris, Dan, Sean, Evan, and Mike continue
to push through boundaries and challenge themselves, while hoping to inspire
their listeners to expect the most out of what a band in the modern age can be
capable of conjuring up.
Five years, countless
shows, and 4 albums later, the band is still firing on all cylinders. The
current lineup features 5 members: Chris Couch (Guitar/Vocals), Dan Hurley
(Banjo/Vocals), Sean McLean (Sax/Guitar/Vocals), Evan Malfer (Bass), and Mike
Apodaca (Drums). Their paths have all crossed in Portland, by way of Ohio,
Illinois, Eastern Oregon, New York and California. As a result of such diverse
upbringings, it was inevitable that the band's sound reflected their coast to
coast musical influences.
The latest offering from
World's Finest is a 6 song EP, entitled "We Got Ourselves a Game Here". Taking
a new approach to their recording process, the band decided to record the album
in front of a live audience at Hallowed Halls Studios in Portland. The result
was nothing short of capturing lightning in a bottle. The quick paced track
list of Ska-grass was wholly enhanced by their fans' infectious enthusiasm and
World's Finest has hit the
West Coast Festival scene hard, making appearances at High Sierra, Northwest
String Summit, 4 Peaks, What the Festival ?!, and Symbiosis, to name a few.
Their unique style has allowed them to connect with fans from all different
kinds of musical worlds. In addition, their chameleon-like approach to their
live show has allowed them the honor to share the stage with such acts as Steel
Pulse, The Motet, The Expendables, Rusted Root, The Skatalites, Fruition, and
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