Saturday, May 4, 2019

Streetcar Conductors

Swamp Boys

Bitches of the Sun

9 p.m.

$5 in advance, $10 day of show

21 and over

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Streetcar Conductors

Power Pop

Streetcar Conductors

Streetcar Conductors began in 2013 as the solo project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Moore. Jonathan was putting together a "best of" collection consisting of songs he had written over the last 20 years, and as a conceptual framework, he decided to create a fictitious band for the release. After recording most of the debut album himself, he became restless with the process and began looking for members, hoping to turn the conceptual band into a real band.
It took a while, but his wish came true. Over the years, the project has evolved into a five piece band consisting of Jonathan on drums and Vocals, Carmen Charters on piano and synthesizers, Michael Hollifield and Jimmy Ling on electric guitars, and Matt Dinaro on Bass. The vocal harmonies of Moore & Charters are one of the defining features of the band's sound. Their style can be described as Power Pop with elements of Garage Rock, 60's pop, 90's alternative rock, and 80's New Wave. Catchy melodies, overdriven guitars, male-female sing-along vocals, and analog synthesizers lend a timeless appeal to their songs. This is not the flavor of the month; it's a classic pop sound that will never go out of style.
If you listen closely, there is a lyrical depth that lends an emotional complexity to these deceptively simple songs. Some of them are funny, some are sad, some thought-provoking, and a few manage to be all of these things at once. It's the kind of music that rewards repeat listens, a quality that one doesn't always find in today's pop music.
This streetcar is rolling. Hop on board, and see where it takes you!


Bitches of the Sun

Bitches of the Sun

Bitches of the Sun is Portland based collective fronted by artist/musician Joshua Davis. The group describes their sound as Delta Sex Pop delivering a body shaking groove with head scratching arrangements. The current member/instrumentation for the project include:

Joshua Davis - vocals/guitar/saxophone
Johnny Holliday - upright bass/baritone guitar/slide guitar/harmonica
Nick Wright - six string electric bass
Lucas James - drums/guitar/vocals

Joshua arrived to Portland, Oregon in 2014 and was immediately drawn to the Pacific Northwest. As a working jazz artist from Chicago, he fell in love with the contrast and natural beauty of his new surrounding environment. Over the last few years he has collaborated with various artists in the local jazz & blues scene, that have become the foundation for this collective.

The goal of Bitches of the Sun is to create an ever-expanding collective of creatives throughout the Northwest in all mediums.



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