836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Friday, April 26, 2019
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$8 in advance, $8 day of show
21 and over
9 p.m.$8 in advance, $8 day of show21 and over
"As someone who has to be routinely reminded to tie his shoes, it's always impressive to meet a person blessed with a spot-on elephant's memory. Stan McMahon, despite 50 plus years and 50,000 plus beers under his belt, is still sharp as a tack when it comes to rock. Rightfully earning his self styled reputation as "'he Human Jukebox,' the man's mental songbook is heavy with Beatles, Byrds and Big Star. Though he's mainly garnered attention with his Guided by Voices cover band, Giant Bug Village, the Stan McMahon Band serves up equally tasty slabs of power-pop goodness." - Josh Blanchard, Portland Mercury
"An interesting quality to Stan's songs, and something that perhaps does betray his age, is the lack of cynicism and irony in his vocals. His slightly husky voice sounds completely earnest, but not annoyingly so, and his lyrics always provide for a hand out of the darkness to help, redemption for those needing it, and other sweet, tender sentiments that are refreshing in an age when so many rock acts. With the snappy musical and harmony backing of his Peacocks, a full Stan McMahon sound is a terrific mix of melodicism and optimism." - inmusicwetrust.com
Recently selected as Portland Oregon's Best Emerging Alt Rock Band by The Deli Magazine, LiquidLight has momentum and they aren't stopping any time soon. Their recently released first full length album, Uninitiated, showcases a band with tremendous potential as a pop-rock powerhouse. Referencing post-punk and alternative bands such as Husker Du and The Replacements, LiquidLight has been described as "melodic, thoughtful and jingle-jangly as well as shred-crazy and powerful".
In an age where popular culture pushes to "out-extreme" the latest and greatest, LiquidLight pursues balance and clarity with respect to great rock tradition. With a high standard of execution, strong melodies and elements of psychedelic and alternative influences, the music conveys a new, yet referential optimism. "LiquidLight has managed to produce an album that is not quite like anything else hitting your eardrums lately" - Eleven Magazine
Songwriters Anthony Medici and Cory West, both Berklee College of Music alums, honed their craft while performing with bands in Boston and along the East Coast. They are each highly accomplished multi-instrumentalists backed by an explosive and versatile rhythm section. Medici's lead vocals lend a cryptic yet powerful element to the sound and structure of the band, echoing the melodic sensibilities of the college/alternative era.
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