The Mercury Tree – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – December 28th, 2017

The Mercury Tree

Longtime experimental/prog trio from Portland with 2016 LP, 'Permutations'

The Mercury Tree

Long Hallways, Volcanic Pinnacles

Thu, December 28, 2017

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

$8 ADV / $10 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

The Mercury Tree
The Mercury Tree
THE MERCURY TREE is an experimental prog-rock band from Portland, Oregon. It started in 2004 as a solo project of Ben Spees (vocals, guitars, keyboards), and became a full band in 2006 with the addition of James Crutcher (bass), Avery Cooper (guitars), and Mike Byrne (drums). In 2007, THE MERCURY TREE debuted with the self-titled LP and continued with EP's "Eerie" (2009) and "Descent" (2010).
In 2011, Ben Spees renewed THE MERCURY TREE with new partners - Alan Johnson (bass) and Connor Reilly (drums) – and produced the second LP-album, “Pterodactyls” which marked a new direction in the band's evolution, towards more complicated, intricate, experimental and progressive rock-music. It was followed up with "Freeze in Phantom Form" LP (2012), "Family Style" EP (2014), and two magnificent LP-albums "Countenance" (2014) and "Permutations" (2016).
The current band's line-up features: Ben Spees (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Connor Reilly (drums), and Oliver Campbell (bass).
Long Hallways
Long Hallways
Formed in 2012, Long Hallways is an instrumental post-rock band based in Portland. Inspired by exploration and expression, Long Hallways writes and performs songs with diversely influenced character that feature intricate bass lines, ascending guitar melodies, and layered keys with electronic embellishments. Their first seven track album, "Live from Dystopia", was released in Dec, 2013.
Volcanic Pinnacles
Volcanic Pinnacles is a Portland duo that creates dense clouds of ambient, melodic, and grooving sound. Drawing inspiration from the likes of spiritual jazz (Pharoah Sanders, John Coltrane) as well as avant garde and post rock pioneers (Can, Colin Stetson, Do Make Say Think), the duo bridges the gap between free jazz, post rock, psychedelic rock, and world rhythms. Saxophone player Tony Mowe utilizes electronics to push his instrument into innovative territory, creating a deep droning wave of melody, while drummer Mark Musselman sculpts the sound into shifting polyrhythmic layers. Volcanic Pinnacles is based in St. Johns.