Boone Howard / Aan – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – February 7th, 2017

Boone Howard / Aan

Mississippin' with whip-smart PDX songwriter known for his bewitching live performances

Boone Howard / Aan

Kulululu, Ah God

Tue, February 7, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Boone Howard
Boone Howard
Boone Howard, Frontman of The We Shared Milk, hasn't skipped a beat in his songwriting since the band called an indefinite hiatus in late 2014. With a new full length solo album already nearing completion, Boone's new songs take a step back from the heavier garage discord of TWSM days, highlighting his lyrically-driven, soulful garage pop orchestration in its purest form.

The seven-member group playing his new songs however is far from a solo act. Boone puts down the guitar to focus solely on his crooning, and is backed by Casey Burge of Minden on guitar, Leo London and Mike Finn of The Domestics on keys and guitar respectively, Ryan Neighbors of Hustle & Drone on synth, and the former rhythm section of The We Shared Milk - Eric Ambrosius and Travis Leipzig.
Aan is a four piece experimental pop project exploring tone and texture through the guise of a rock outfit. Bud Wilson has been writing and recording under this moniker for over seven years, though its first proper LP was released in February of 2014 (Amor Ad Nauseum). Live, the band exhumes a catharsis that feels almost tangible, reworking and deconstructing the recorded material to form a sort of hyper version of its template.

The current lineup of musicians includes Lane Barrington of the electronic project Machinedrum hammering out distracted rhythms while bassist Travis Leipzig roots the groove with wobbling, repetitive riffs. Gabriel Nardin plays guitar and key lines in tandem with Bud's meandering leads, creating something akin to Weezer filtered through side A of Tago Mago or Faust IV.

The band has shared the stage with myriad indie stalwarts and garnered national praise for both their music and videos. The enthusiasm to create new sounding music has never been stronger for the group and 2015 looks to produce another LP of original, forward thinking sounds.
Kulululu has traveled long and far to finally arrive on earth. While here, Kulululu is in search of the answers to the questions; why? and why not? You may not understand what they are saying. You may not understand why they look the way they do. They may not understand these things either. What's important is that time is continuous, and without it we cannot find our way back to where we started.
Ah God
Ah God is heavy art grunge and fuzzed-out psychedelia with a DIY recording ethic. Heavy drum beats are carried to your ears softly and sweetly on the backs of stoney guitar melodies of the utmost sensuality. Straight out of Portland, OR, Ah God freshly emerges from the current scene, coming at you with loud bouquets of floral punk and the fuzzy sweetness you didn't know your life was missing.