TK & The Holy Know Nothings / Barna Howard – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – July 5th, 2018

TK & The Holy Know Nothings / Barna Howard

A double-header of atmospheric Portland folk-pop acts on Mama Bird Records with very bright futures

TK & The Holy Know Nothings / Barna Howard

Marshall McLean

Thu, July 5, 2018

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

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

TK & The Holy Know Nothings
TK & The Holy Know Nothings
They may look like your average country band, but TK and his crew specialize in a sound they've dubbed "Psychedelic Doom Boogie," so be prepared, if you can prepare for such a thing.
Barna Howard
Barna Howard
Barna Howard was born and raised in a quintessential Midwest town. His youth in Eureka, Missouri was pure Americana – the sort of childhood that inspired E.T.-era Spielberg – baseball cards in his bicycle spokes, flying freely down Main Street and through neighbors' backyards.

However, much of Barna’s story is not unique to his hometown, and, like most of small town America, Eureka has lost some of that charm over time. Main Street has changed, kids don’t run around quite so carelessly, and in an almost laughably cruel twist, his childhood home was knocked down in favor of a Walmart parking lot.

After high school, Howard moved north to study animation in one cold and windy city and then east for love in another. Years later, he blindly followed two friends to the Northwest, crossing the Rockies for the first time, in search of inspiration, opportunity and a fresh start.

Barna’s self-titled debut chronicled these moves as he struggled with the contrast between his small town upbringing and these big city wanderings. The album was met with critical acclaim and underground success, partly thanks to an opportunely placed song in the hit indie film, Drinking Buddies. One critic even likened him to some “lost genius of the 60’s.”

The songs on Barna Howard’s second album, Quite A Feelin’, ruminate on his relationship with home. Now entrenched in Portland, Oregon, many of the album’s tracks immortalize and reflect on the Eureka he once knew, while others focus on the relationships that define his new home out west. Small town life has long been celebrated in country and folk music, but Barna’s knack for capturing his own deeply personal nostalgia resonates in a rarely universal way.

Quite A Feelin’ was produced by Adam Selzer at Type Foundry Studio in Portland. The album will be available on LP, CD and digital download on May 18th by Mama Bird Recording Co. (US/World) and Loose Music (Europe).
Marshall McLean
Marshall McLean
One of Spokane's favorite songwriters, Marshall McLean, 32, has been a creative force in the NW for over a decade, making appearances in different bands and genres before recently settling into a broken-in sound that is usually best with only a guitar and a microphone. On nights where there needs to be more noise, you'll find him backed by his band, The Holy Rollers, a rotating, road-worn crew of friends that McLean has collected over the years, most of whom are busy with their own bands and projects.
There is a vulnerability to the songs that feel bigger than any given sound or band configuration though, and that's what makes McLean's music special. Whether singing along to 'Irons in the Fire' which has become a kind of Spokane anthem or humming along to the lonely and beautiful 'Badlands', you'll find that the songs each have lives of their own.
His latest project, SoDak, is a cryptic autobiography, hailing all the way back to his beginnings in South Dakota and Montana and wandering slowly forward to his latest revelations about what home should look like once you've found it. That home, in Spokane, is the backdrop for much of the imagery in his latest album.