SOLD OUT: Wild Ones – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – August 24th, 2018

SOLD OUT: Wild Ones

Masterful Portland electro-pop aces playing back-to-back farewell shows

SOLD OUT: Wild Ones

Blossom, Schaus, MY BODY DJs

Fri, August 24, 2018

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

$15 ADV/DOS

SOLD OUT

This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Wild Ones
Wild Ones
Wild Ones delve into the bliss and burden that musicians are tasked with today: create work that captures your spirit, but do it without selling your soul. Self-produced and recorded, they walk the line of DIY oddity and polished pop sheen. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the band combines the talents of lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan, keyboardist Thomas Himes, drummer Seve Sheldon, guitarist Nick Vicario and bassist Max Stein. Growing up on Cocteau Twins and En Vogue, their sound is a mash of R&B synths, muted guitar, and somber vocal melodies. After 7 years together, they've hit their stride in creating work that poses questions about art and authenticity.

Mirror Touch, the band's latest record releasing in October 2017 via Topshelf Records, explores spaces of isolation, loneliness and how it feels when the line between self and other becomes blurred. The record title refers to the condition "Mirror Touch Synesthesia" and the physiological experience of empathy. How can you know yourself, when in public you become everyone else? The songs explore the quest to maintain artistic self-integrity in an industry that seeks to homogenize. Solitary in their process of collaboration, Himes and Vicario produce the music, while Sullivan crafts lyrics and melodies, their attempt at self-preservation against the ever-changing expectations of what music should or should not be. Combining their style of upbeat melodies with a backdrop of darker lyrical themes, an inquiry into their artistic process ultimately reflects a balance between earnest head nods to their favorite sounds with a fierce loyalty to their own sense of self.
Blossom
Blossom
Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years she performed alongside her uncle with his traveling steel drum band.
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Upon moving to Portland, she has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.
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In the winter of 2014 she released her first for-download project, Eclectic Garden which has lead to steady gigs around the Portland area. In 2015 Blossom is forming a band for live accompaniment during her shows and continuing to create music that stirs the soul. Blossom has a two track EP, Sass, dropping December 4th, 2015.
Schaus
Schaus is an electronic, wannabe-pop project who performs in Portland, Oregon. Schaus released his debut album, Handshake, through UK record label Them There Records. The album has no features and was written, recorded and produced by Schaus.

Lately, Schaus has formed a creative partnership with drummer cjhermsen for live shows meant to bridge the gap between feeling and reality. Schaus is also working on a follow-up LP to be released in 2018.
MY BODY DJs