Saturday, August 13, 2022

Balanced BreakFEST in Portland

Stephanie Strange

ARREIS

Ken Newman

E.G. Phillips (aka Ducks with Pants)

Crystal Hotel - Al's Den

7 p.m.

$10 in advance, $10 day of show
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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About Balanced BreakFEST in Portland

Balanced BreakFEST in Portland

Balanced Breakfast, which was started in San Francisco, presents its first music showcase in Portland at Al's Den. Featuring a variety of local Portland artists as well as touring bands, it will be the ultimate example of community in the music industry. In addition to hosting showcases, we also connect people through our music industry meetups, and summits. At the core, Balanced Breakfast is a multi-city community of musicians, industry professionals, and music enthusiasts. For more info visit balanced-breakfast.com

 

About Stephanie Strange

Stephanie Strange

STEPHANIE STRANGE has a problem. Her cat won't stop talking to her. Neither will spiders, trees, or ghosts. From the outside, she looks like a normal gal, but she can't shake the voices that whisper stories in her ear from this world and beyond. The spider outside of her house whispers the consequences of a world run by humans. Her cat skulks through her sleep, flipping her serious attitude and fighting nightmare demons. An unassuming goldfish wonders how she found herself on a rollercoaster... A healthy dose of humor and sensuality weave through the haunting music of Strange & the Familiars. After all, if one is burdened with sharing the stories from beyond the veil, one must have a sense of humor about it.

About ARREIS

ARREIS

ARREIS is an exciting pop artist based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Branding her genre "dark pop," Arreis has a unique approach to music due to her "Synesthesia," which allows her to see sounds in colors. Using this as a foundation, her first record in 2020 "Blindside" was based around the color purple, and the next one she is working on now is based on the color red. Due to this approach, her music tends to bend genre, using different instrumentations to paint a picture and making each album an art piece. Arreis is new to Nashville, but has already been able to find a great community around her and has begun traveling and touring! She has her band put together and has already been making an impactful and dramatic mark on the live music scene.

About Ken Newman

Ken Newman

Ken Newman is a San Francisco-based rock guitarist and Singer/Songwriter. His album, "What Am I Afraid Of?" produced by Scott Mickelson, was released in the Spring of '22. The music video of the title track has been awarded at over 15 International Film Festivals. Newman rocks an articulate and driving style of Americana music with a big sound that hooks hearts and moves emotions. Passionate, bittersweet, and powerful, each song casts its own spell. Ken's lyrics are smart and lasting, his guitar work is rock solid, and his hooks are infectious. His songs speak the truth even when it's ugly and harsh, but leave you with a sense that you can (and should) try to create a better world. Tuneful Americana with a hard rock feel. Passionate, Bittersweet vocals with a dash of Springsteen and a Neil Young country-rock stomp.

About E.G. Phillips (aka Ducks with Pants)

E.G. Phillips (aka Ducks with Pants)

E.G. Phillips is a San Francisco-based songwriter who creates lyric-driven songs with his own special blend of whimsy and cinematic imagery which he uses to give a wry take on dealing with the longings of the heart and the madness of existence. Some might call his music jazz-infused progressive folk. When it comes to his stage presence, there's a touch of satirist Tom Lehrer in the mix. As for the inspiration for his lyrics, he readily admits an unusually outsized influence from the long-running British sci-fi show "Doctor Who." Of his album "At Home At Sea", AmericanaUK wrote "It's hard to see this album having wide appeal" - high praise indeed. His latest album is called "Alien from an Alternate Earth" of which Find No Enemy says it "...feels like a storybook, narrated by an almost Cohen-esque delivery" and Simply Jazz Talk calls it "...fun, different, whimsical, and clever." Finally, "Ducks With Pants" is the name of his fake band.