XDS / Genders / Máscaras – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 28th, 2017

XDS / Genders / Máscaras

A three-headliner blowout full of trippy, spooky, and psychedelic sounds from PDX and San Francisco

XDS / Genders / Máscaras

Donald Beaman

Fri, July 28, 2017

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

$6 ADV / $8 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

XDS
XDS
XDS, formerly known as Experimental Dental School, is a local two-piece that plays experimental pop music. XDS has toured internationally, and has shared a stage with the likes of Deerhoof, Joe Laly (Fugazi) and Spoon. The duo began playing music together in 1998, and after having gone through some lineup and location changes over the years, has come to achieve the practiced, honed sound they have today.
Genders
Genders
The members of Portland’s Genders had already closed the book on their previous band by the time they received the news that it had been voted one of the city’s best new acts. Seemingly, this was just the motivation they needed to accelerate through the tiresome early stages of establishing their new project.

Now - four years and countless road hours later, including a full national tour opening for Built To Spill - the gang of four is preparing for their sixth release with the kind of confidence that can only be gained from experience. Phone Home features five new reverb-drenched rockers that take a slightly different approach than the band’s previous adventures with dream pop; the new bunch sounding more like a nightmare than any kind of dream.

The first glimpse of this is the sarcastically titled Life Is But A Dream, in which singer/guitarist Maggie Morris addresses a recent heartbreak through gritted teeth as she tunefully laments over dreamy guitars and a relaxed yet compelling groove.
Máscaras
Máscaras
Máscaras is the psychedelic instrumental trio of Papi Fimbres (Sun Angle, Paper/Upper/Cuts), Carlos Segovia (Deer or the Doe, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical) and Theo Craig (aka the guy who books the Rontoms Sunday Sessions). It's a band par excellence in that it was never intended to be a band. It was a jam with themes that became "songs" that live and breathe, leaving room for the unexpected. Each performance is a ritual to which you are invited.
Donald Beaman
Donald Beaman is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist living in Northern California. He is the former guitarist and co-songwriter for the New York City based band The Double (Matador Records). He has shared the stage with Jonathan Richman, Sharon Van Etten, Michael Hurley, Alex Bleeker (Real Estate), and Spiral Stairs (Pavement). His sophomore solo album, Duration, was released April 2017. It features Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks/Cass Mccombs) playing pedal steel. The album has been described as “quiet country brilliance...the quietest voice at the back of the room...that has the most to share.”

As a member of The Double he was at the epicenter of the New York City music scene of the early to mid 2000s. The Double released three albums – including Loose in the Air, on Matador Records; recorded a John Peel Session at Maida Vale Studios for the BBC; and toured extensively throughout the United States and in Europe, sharing the stage with: Feist, The Black Keys, TV on the Radio, Interpol, M83, Ratatat, The Mountain Goats, The Go-Betweens, Cass McCombs, John Vanderslice, Deerhoof, Blonde Redhead, and many others.

Beaman is currently recording his third album, scheduled for release in late 2017.