Ezza Rose – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – March 9th, 2018

Ezza Rose

Versatile Portland songwriter/shredder/singer returns with full band and new LP, 'No Means No'

Ezza Rose

Bitch'n, Kendall Core

Fri, March 9, 2018

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

$10 ADV/DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Ezza Rose
Ezza Rose
Since 2009, Ezza Rose has been cultivating a sound of her own. Drawing on several influences from the likes of Etta James, Stevie Nicks, and her residency in Portland, Ezza writes and performs music which reflects the listeners’ lives back at them while hinting at a new perspective. The fluidity of love, the ebb and flow of relationships, and getting caught in the machine of expectations and technology, all are deconstructed with flowy rhythm, aggressive electric guitars, and dreamy vocal melodies.
Bitch'n
Bitch'n
What happens when you combine the female forces behind projects such as Duover, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Point Juncture WA, Ioa, Great Wilderness, and Sallie Ford? This is where Bitch'n brews. The fresh, all-woman punk-meets-pop five-piece came together in spring 2015, recording epic free jams that they later wrote lyrics over. Including Rebecca Rasmussen, Amanda Spring, Emily Overstreet, Nefertiti Porter, and Shana Lindbeck. Bitch'n is equal parts Fugazi and Tom Tom Club, with the playfulness of Dirty Projectors and Hot Chip, keeping it bumpin' with catchy songs accented by dark bass, psych-pop guitars and keys, driving drum beats, and all five women's voices singing and sometimes shouting in unison. Experimental in nature, Bitch'n expertly weave a tapestry through their songs, keeping the project from falling into a single box, while simultaneously following a cohesive thread.
Kendall Core
Kendall Core
The gothic, Folk-Rock sounds of Kendall Core and her band are quickly becoming a compelling presence in Portland, Oregon. Her debut album ‘Crazy Dog’ is inspired by the process of grief and healing.

The vulnerability of Core's lyrics are carried by a soulful warm tone, occasionally operatic, echoing with a haunted yearning (not without moments of diminished brightness.) Her voice cuts through, raw and pure, a perfect vehicle for slow and hard stories about the darker side of life. The lyrics are born of troublesome questions and truths leaving just a few windows where light breaks in. There is a guarded hope in her reflection along with time-worn wisdom, captivating when discovered in someone so young.

The overall sonic impression of the group offers a timeless and nostalgic feeling one might expect from traditional Americana roots. However, the players incorporate a heavier texture that betrays them as contemporary. 'Crazy Dog' may be the most appropriate soundtrack for a pensive and longing shift, alone on a barstool, that ends in knowing not all has fallen apart. These songs reflect the poetry and passion of visionaries like Patti Smith, Neil Young, Neko Case and Jeff Buckley.

Crazy Dog was produced, engineered, and mixed by Justin Phelps at Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon. Kendall Core co-produced the album. It was mastered by John Baldwin. The record features Taylor Kingman (Guitar, Bass), Alexis Mahler (Cello), Buddy Weeks (Drums), and David Lipkind (Harmonica).