Like A Villain – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – August 31st, 2017

Like A Villain

Intense and engaging experimental pop that moves effortlessly from ambient to operatic to metal

Like A Villain

Golden Retriever, Sporting

Thu, August 31, 2017

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

$8 ADV / $10 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Like A Villain
Like A Villain
With her voice, a clarinet, a glockenspiel, and a loop pedal, Holland Andrews of Like a Villain weaves haunting faerie tales of songs, capable of ethereal beauty and deafening, cathartic discord. Over the past few years, Andrews has established herself as one of the Northwest's most daring and captivating performers. "Great, big sonic constructs that crash through your expectations of what music is supposed to be" - Willamette Week
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever is the duo of Matt Carlson (modular synthesizer) and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet), two musicians who blur the line between sounds created electronically and acoustically. The pair formed Golden Retriever in 2008 and began to develop a project in the tradition of American experimental electronic composers like Alvin Curran & David Behrman. Golden Retriever creates music that is structurally complex while remaining inviting and emotionally dynamic.
Sporting
Sporting
Sporting is a duo from Portland that plays ecstatic polyrhythmic songs for keys, voice, and drums.

Together, Luke Wyland and John Niekrasz have been testing the limits of rhythm and melody in various formations for over ten years. Their other established duos, AU and Why I Must Be Careful, have been lauded as groundbreaking and breathtaking.

Sporting delivers compelling new compositions based in non-traditional tunings and the cadences of language. Borders between strict structure and improvisation blur as the players attune to each other with an almost telepathic zeal. Deep uncanny grooves, subliminal melodies, synapse-quick changes, and involuted polyrhythms make for a powerful and thrilling live performance.