The Junebugs – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – April 2nd, 2017

The Junebugs

Dreamy Portland-via-Vancouver BC folk known for sweet original songs and wildly imaginative covers

The Junebugs

The Pearls, Jacob Westfall

Sun, April 2, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

The Junebugs
The Junebugs
Imagine if you put R. Kelly through a banjo.

Led by frontman and beard enthusiast Moses Barrett, The Junebugs combine high-energy pop with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to.

The Junebugs originated on the Vancouver, BC circuit before migrating south to Portland, OR. There, guitarist Barrett picked up drummer Kyle Owen and bassist Sean Vinson, equally bearded and hailing from impressive musical backgrounds. Covering everything from Tom Petty to TLC to Lorde, the eclectic taste of the trio ranges from turn-of-the-century Americana to modern Hip Hop, with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony. Their original tunes have a dreamy, sweet quality reminiscent of Neil Young and Iron & Wine, peppered with fiery banjo lines. There is something for everyone here.

"The American songbook is alive and well, and it didn't end in the 1950's," Barrett says.
The Pearls
The Pearls are a Country-Rock, Americana and Western Swing band that hails from Vancouver, WA. Their songs are gritty, nostalgic and highly melodic, and they throw gorgeous 3-part harmonies over the whole mix. This 5-piece lays down a slew of infectious tunes to keep your toes tapping.
Jacob Westfall