Landlady – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – February 15th, 2017


Sprawling, inventive indie rock from New York with new LP, 'The World is a Loud Place'


Cassandra Jenkins, Mike Gamble

Wed, February 15, 2017

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

$12 ADV / $14 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

"This is the part of the song when we come together," Adam Schatz's voice rings out. "There's no before. There's no after. There's only this." Schatz leads Landlady, the Brooklyn five-piece whose 2014 Hometapes debut, Upright Behavior, boldly disrupts the notion of genre and reveals the soulful and continually-resonating work of Schatz and core band members Ian Chang, Ian McLellan Davis, Booker Stardrum, and Will Graefe, as well as a cast of NYC-based contributors gathered from Schatz's tandem walks of life as a solo musician, improviser, organizer, collaborator, promoter, and writer. Compared to rock and roll juggernauts like The Band and Talking Heads, Landlady merge vast skill, a bend toward experimentation, and a proven belief that songs can be a true extension of the human experience. The result is timeless and charted by their recorded works and transformative live shows - both critically-acclaimed and ever-evolving.

'Early next year, they'll release a new album called The World Is A Loud Place, and it has an odd distinction: It'll be the first album in Bandcamp history with animated-gif cover art. The band has shared two songs from the new album: The shimmering, uneasy "Electric Abdomen" and the lost-in-itself "Driving To California." Both songs are grand, sweeping, idiosyncratic, impressively arranged pieces of work.' --STEREOGUM
Cassandra Jenkins
Cassandra Jenkins
Sinister and sincere, Play Til You Win is the much anticipated first full-length album by New York songwriter and visual artists Cassandra Jenkins, out April 7 via Cassandra Complex.

Ghosts of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass haunt the record’s melodies as a constant stylistic lodestar, with nods woven throughout to Lee Hazelwood’s Hollywood-and-Vine country surrealism or Angeles Badalamenti and David Lynch’s work for Julie Cruise, resulting in a tapestry that is “tender and trance like” (Interview Magazine).

It was the Nudie-besuited Gram Parsons, one of several patron saints lovingly looking over and bestowing their grace over Play Till You Win, who famously declared when asked if he played “country rock,” that he preferred to call what he played “cosmic American music”. What makes Cassandra’s new collection stand out from fellow acolytes of psychedelic burritos and dusty journeys through gilded palaces of sin, is that her vision and scope of influences are broad, idio-syncratic and ever-changing. Not to speak of her unique background—she grew up in Manhattan, in a family of jazz musicians. Much like Parsons, Cassandra uses the clarity and smoldering sense of longing conveyed by her “smokey vocals”(NPR) to transcend her urban surroundings in order to connect to a deeper, quintessentially American vein of expression.
Mike Gamble
Mike Gamble is an adventurous guitarist and multi-instrumentalist whose work with electronic modes of composition are integrated endlessly into his setup. Gamble has spent the last 15 years immersed in the creative jazz, experimental rock and improvised music scene primarily in NYC, with close ties to New Orleans, Burlington, Boston, San Francisco and now in Portland OR, where he currently lives.