Nick Delffs – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 21st, 2017

Nick Delffs

The Death Songs and Shaky Hands songwriter delivers his profound new solo record, 'Redefine'

Nick Delffs

Haley Heynderickx, Clarke and the Himselfs

Fri, July 21, 2017

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

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

NICK DELFFS
NICK DELFFS
Nick Delffs (formerly Death Songs, The Shaky Hands) is creating a divine fusion between Townes Van Zandt and James Brown by means of his own mighty, highly original soul. There is that deep love and physicality of rhythm and syncopation married to the studied lyricism of folk. It is a potent combo -- a truly alchemical vision that deserves the world's utmost attention.
Haley Heynderickx
Haley Heynderickx
Born in Stockton, California and raised in Forest Grove, Oregon, Haley Heynderickx wasn’t brought up in a musical family, but she was keen to try it out after having a dream in which she was the female version of Jimi Hendrix. Being eleven years old and burning with desire to set her guitar on fire, her parents allowed her to take several guitar lessons. However, Forest Grove is a pretty small town and only a bluegrass instructor was available. This experience worked out for the best, bringing Heynderickx an appreciation for country music and acoustic implementations. She gradually found a love of writing and folk music once entering college. Heavily influenced by folk, rock and pop music of the 60s and 70s, Heynderickx’s writing found influence in Dylan, Nick Drake, along with local musicians she began performing with.

Her simultaneous feelings of anxiety and love for the 21st century is captured in her haunting vocals and honest lyrics. Though she has enjoyed performing this as a solo songwriter, she found greater satisfaction in a big band noise through the flair of her bandmates. With Alex Fitch of Typhoon on drums, and Lily Breshears of Big Haunt and Sheers on bass and backup vocals, Heynderickx’s subtle softness reaches greater capacities of emotion and longing with the amplification of instruments and energy. This band is young, attentive, and excited to explore their musical horizons.

Unsure of her genre, she jokingly refers to their noise as ‘doom folk,’ but will happily let you decide for yourself if you give it a listen.
Clarke and the Himselfs
Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records, transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice, and no loops, creating catchy, dark, powerful sounds that are supported ultimately by the gravity of the songs themselves.

2015 will see 'The Well Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs', his seminal LP, as well as a full length from 'Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends' (the five + piece full band version) both being released on Vinyl through Brett Netson's Scavenger Cult.