Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Tumblers


8 p.m.

$8 in advance, $8 day of show

21 and over

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The Tumblers


The Tumblers

Like a hazy remembrance of a drunken dream --a bar fight, smoke, a house fire, heat and sadness-- The Tumblers roll through the dark corners of reality and imagination to develop a new sound in country music. This big, little band from Portland, Oregon strives to reaffix the solid gaze of country-western and focus it on their new brand of western country. With grit, prophetic hallucinations and a fistful of charm, The Tumblers are steadily rolling through the dense Northwest music scene.

The Tumblers' debut album, The Earth Shall Become My Throne, is according to the Missoula Independent, "the best kind of country," covering, "heartbreak, depression, drunkenness and revenge, just for starters." These are the tunes that can redeem country music from thin, saccharine songwriting and deliver us safely and sweetly into the deep, dark pools where humanity and emotion swirl and swim together. --Willamette Week

"The quartet has an obvious and intimate familiarity with Merle Haggard's twang and Nick Cave's gloomy histrionics. With a surprising performance at this year's PDX Pop Now! festival and an album of twangy, desperado blues to its name (The Earth Shall Become My Throne), the Tumblers have come fast to a deserved reputation as standouts in Portland's folk and (alt) country landscape." --Oregon Music News

"This is country country, nothing else. For a genre that has spent most of the past few decades either re-packaged as blue-collar indie rock or otherwise left exclusively to the inept, the inarticulate and the totally inauthentic, it's unbelievably refreshing to find The Tumblers doing something this stolidly traditional... even "purist."...Throughout their debut, The Earth Shall Become My Throne, it's their dark, macabre lyrical wit and smart juxtapositions that make up The Tumblers' own unique formula and really sets them apart. --Missoula Independent



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