The Thermals with special guests The Shaky Hands and Point Juncture, WA.
The Thermals, formed in 2002, are an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon on the label Kill Rock Stars. The group is currently composed of Hutch Harris (vocals and guitar), Kathy Foster (bass), and Westin Glass (drums).Former members have included guitarist Ben Barnett (Kind of Like Spitting), drummer Jordan Hudson (The Operacycle, M. Ward), and drummer Lorin Coleman. Drummer Caitlin Love has also toured with the band. The albums The Body, The Blood, The Machine and Now We Can See were recorded without a full-time drummer. On TBTBTM Harris and Foster split keyboard/organ and bass duties with Foster on drums, and Foster performs all rhythm section duties on Now We Can See.
The Shaky Hands-
The Shaky Hands are a Portland, Oregon based rock group, formed in 2003 upon Nicholas Delffs and Colin Anderson's move from Mendocino, California. Portland musician Paul Culp joined soon after on bass. They spent the next three years gradually building a following in the Portland area and self-releasing two CDs, one informally called The Skidmore Days, which is a lo-fi full-length album recorded in future guitarist Jeff Lehman's North Portland basement and mixed by Alex Arrowsmith. They also released a self-titled EP informally referred to as the Bonnie Doon EP, in reference to the location it was recorded. The Shaky Hands were signed to Holocene Music in late 2006. By this time, the lineup had changed considerably, with Mayhaw Hoons replacing Culp (who left in late 2004) on bass and the addition of second guitarist Jeff Lehman. Nathan Delffs (Nicholas' brother, and member of The Castanets) joined shortly thereafter on percussion and lap steel. Their sound is a fusion of 1960s style British Invasion bands such as The Kinks, The Who and The Zombies and American folk-rock in the vein of Neil Young. The result is what many have described as a loose, jangly, rootsy style of indie rock. The Delffs brothers (along with most of the members of Shaky Hands) also perform Shaky Hands songs (alongside original compositions) under the Death Songs moniker, a more experimental and folk-oriented side project.
In March 2007, Pitchfork Media reviewed their song "Whales Sing" from their forthcoming debut album, out April 10 on Holocene Music. On April 5th of the same year, Holocene Music posted the video for "Why And How Come," directed by Whitey McConnaughy, on YouTube.com.
The band signed to UK independent label Memphis Industries in the summer of 2007, just as they began recording their second album, Lunglight. They released the eponymous debut in the UK & Continental Europe on November 26th, 2007. In 2008, The Shaky Hands signed to Kill Rock Stars, which released Lunglight in conjunction with Holocene Music on September 9, 2008, two months after founding member Colin Anderson left the group. Multi-instrumentalist Nathan Delffs took Anderson's place on the drums for the rest of 2008 before Jake Morris of The Joggers took up the position on a permanent basis, beginning with their winter 2009 tour opening for The Meat Puppets.
Point Juncture, WA-
For five years Point Juncture has been a collaboration between four Portland, OR. songwriters, instrumentalists, recording engineers, and friends: Amanda Spring (vocals, drums) Victor Nash (keyboards, vocals) Skyler Norwood (guitar, vibraphone) and Wilson Vediner (guitar). Five years is middle age for a band but this one has aged well, having toured the country year after year and played with such like minded bands as Stereolab, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Dirty Three, Aloha, 31 Knots, Mates of State, Viva Voce... On this, their 3rd self-release they have put all their heads together, their resources and all the scientific know-how that comes from playing collectively in over a Bazillion bands in order to make a record that can describe what Portland has seen all along in their live show and their steadily growing recorded output. "This band started as something we wanted to do at house parties, as a response to the growing underground music scene around Portland. When we were getting started we wanted to have something to flush all of our inspirations and frustrations into, not a business or something too precious to get a little rough around the edges from time to time. Something we could love but also let have a life of it's own. Portland has really worked with us towards that goal. The support weÂve gotten from this small but super talented music community has been overwhelming. No where but Portland could we take two years between releases and still get the kind of support weÂve had so far in the making of our newest record. People seem to appreciate what we do even when itÂs under the banner of one of our many side projects, cassette only releases of our friends music, or in the form of band member and Producer/Engineer Skyler NorwoodÂs work with PortlandÂs best bands (Talkdemonic, Horse Feathers, Blind Pilot)."Related bands may include: Team Evil, Andy Combs and The Moth, Bazillionare, ioa, Cartoon Tiger, Stiff Wiff, Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, Nick Jaina, Modernstate, Johanna Kunin, Velella Velella, Quit Countries, Ol' Sea Dogz, Mayerforce Academy of Arts and Sciences, Talkdemonic, Swim Swam Swum, Loch Lomond, Weird Tapes, The Siesta Movement, Wordfish, The Riveters, Yikes Mountain, The Better Half, Out With Andy, Who Wants Gum?
High Noon Saloon
701 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
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