The Maldives – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – March 30th, 2017

The Maldives

Seattle alt-country outfit with raucous and amazing live show and a new LP, 'Mad Lives '

The Maldives

Snowblind Traveler, "Dick Move"

Thu, March 30, 2017

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

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

The Maldives
The Maldives
In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they have brought their cultivated brand of American rock to avid crowds across the country, gracing the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.

Their newest venture, "Mad Lives," is melodically a lushly layered, psych-folk, poly-rhythmic rock adventure through personal mythos, space, and time. It is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical terrain for the band, driving deeper into the heart of love, loss, and how time gets away from us.

The group's previous work includes their debut full-length, 2009’s Americana-tinged "Listen to the Thunder" (produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), and "Muscle for the Wing" (Spark & Shine), a fist-pumping, rock and roll exploration of ballads and anthems, with producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Lemolo, Kithkin) at the helm.

Lead singer/songwriter Jason Dodson’s songs reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.

"Mad Lives" is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical terrain for the band, driving deeper into the heart of love, loss, and how time gets away from us.
Snowblind Traveler
Snowblind Traveler
Snowblind Traveler, Long Island born songwriter Matt Dorrien, plays the song of the common man. His music is inspired by the rolling expanse of middle America, the fog and lichen draped cathedral of redwoods of the northwest, the lulling whisper of a New England blizzard, the sorely disappointed, the dearly loved, the true and honest, those who are lost and forgotten, the living, dead and eternal.

For those who have ever slept under a blanket of Big Sur stars and drank whiskey until you forgot your own name: this is for you.
"Dick Move"
Justin also spent some time as a member of his father's touring band the Dukes, and sang one of his own songs, "The Time You Waste," on Steve's 2003 live album Just an American Boy. But Justin was fired from the Dukes after a dangerous appetite for drugs began interfering with his performances, and Justin told a Los Angeles Times reporter that he suffered his fifth major drug overdose, one that put him in the hospital for several days, when he was only 21. But that misadventure put Justin on the road to recovery, and once clean and sober he began putting a new focus on his music and songwriting. In 2007, Justin unveiled a critically acclaimed EP, Yuma, on his own J-Trane Music label, and later that year he signed with the respected "insurgent country" label Bloodshot, which released his debut album, The Good Life, on March 25, 2008. He followed it with Midnight at the Movies in 2009 and Harlem River Blues in 2010.

While touring in support of Harlem River Blues, Earle was involved in an altercation with a club owner after a show in Indianapolis, Indiana, which led to a brief stay in jail and a return to rehab for alcohol issues. Since then, Earle has reportedly been clean and sober, and continued to record and tour steadily. In 2012, Earle released the album Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now, and dipped his toes into production, working behind the board on Unfinished Business, an album by pioneering rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson. After Earle's contract with Bloodshot had run its course, he signed a deal with Communion Records, a U.K. label owned in part by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, but the deal soon turned into a war of words between Earle and the label's A&R staff, with Earle frequently posting angry messages on Twitter about his dealings with the company. In 2014, Earle finally re-emerged with a new album, Single Mothers, which was released by the American independent label Vagrant Records. Single Mothers was recorded in tandem with a companion album, Absent Fathers, but rather than release them together, Earle decided the two sets of songs would be more powerful as separate works, and Absent Fathers arrived in January 2015. In 2017, Earle released the album Kids in the Street, his first for the respected independent label New West Records. He supported the release with a concert tour in tandem with the celebrated Canadian group the Sadies, who served as his opening act as well as his backing band. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi