Eat Skull / The Renderers – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – June 30th, 2017

Eat Skull / The Renderers

Mississippin with a double-header of veteran catchy/thrashy bands from the Northwest and New Zealand

Eat Skull / The Renderers

The Woolen Men

Fri, June 30, 2017

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

$5 ADV/DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Eat Skull
Eat Skull
"While you were out kicking an empty Sparks cup around SXSW, world class musical talents Eat Skull were busy creating their 3rd opus, entitled III, on a fever train between states, cities, community colleges and jails. Nearly 4 days or 4 years in the making, depending on who you ask, III is a more psychedelic and perfectly circular outing then their previous classics of paranoid ecstasy 'Wild and Inside' and 'Sick to Death.' Somewhere inbetween the subatomic joy of Primal Scream's "Keep Your Dreams" and the desperate loneliness of 'Same Place the Fly Got Smashed' era Guided By Voices lies the weird and wonderful world of III. Throw a dash of Iron Maiden's 'Wasted Years' in the cauldron, stir and dip a cigarette in it to smoke. This is music to drink to, die to, fall in love to and quit your job to. Drive to Alaska. Fuck it."

California "Golf" Richards
Portland, OR
2012
The Renderers
The Renderers
The seismic rumbling of The Renderers goes beyond the fiendish pastoralia of their music. Long-time Christchurch residents, Brian and Maryrose Crook witnessed the earthquakes crumble the city. That, and Maryrose’s developing career as a painter (she is self-taught, only starting in her late thirties), inspired them to explore the world a bit. So, where do they travel? Obviously, a rock-throw’s distance from the San Andreas Fault, to Joshua Tree. Not surprising, given the tenacity of the Crooks. Through endless band lineups and continual challenges, they have maintained a focused sound and approach to their music. A Renderers song creates its own space, one that threatens dissemblance at every turn. With two of the most distinct voices in New Zealand rock, they trade off vocal duties, and both contribute toward burying their songs in layers of swelling and swirling guitars. For their new record, In the Sodium Light, The Renderers take a step back from the furious chug of their last album, A Rocket Into Nothing. Instead, they appear to be representing the landscape of their new home. Songs creep out of holes, seep and spread, permeating the room. The album is a languid, calm-waters drift over the abyss in a glass-bottomed boat. Let the tide take you.
The Woolen Men
The Woolen Men
The Woolen Men are three — two Oregon natives and a Washingtonian. They play punk influenced DIY music in the Pac-NW tradition of Dead Moon and the Wipers. More than a sound or style, that means a kind of work ethic — do-it-yourself and do it a lot. The band is happiest touring up and down the I-5 or bunkered in their practice space with the cassette 4-track rolling. And it shows. Live, the band is thunderous and energetic and the magnetic chemistry of the three of them playing together shines through in the recordings.

The Woolen Men are Alex Geddes, Lawton Browning and Raf Spielman. They live and work in Portland, OR. Raf previously released an album of solo material under his Polyps moniker for the Woodsist sister label Hello Sunshine.