[MP3] Free download, spot on the guest list from The Ascetic Junkies

Thursday, May 6th, 2010, 11:05 am by Ben Salmon

Portland’s full of bands who’ve become pretty big names over the past several years. Think Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, The Decemberists, etc.

Of course, at one time, those bands weren’t so widely known. Wouldn’t it have been cool to see them back then?

In my opinion, that’s about where The Ascetic Junkies are right now. The Portland-based pop band has a very appealing sound that should help them find success far beyond the Pacific Northwest. Who knows? In five years, they may be playing large theaters like … well … like all those bands I mentioned before.

For now, though, you can catch the Junkies at Silver Moon Brewing in Bend on Saturday night. It’s $7 to get in — and that’s a steal — but the band is also making five spots on the guest list available to folks who e-mail them their favorite Junkies song to AsceticJunkies@gmail.com. The first five folks to do that will get into the show for free.

If you’re unfamiliar with this band, you need to fix that. Here’s a taste of just how fun they can be:

Download The Ascetic Junkies, “French Girls”

Look for my full feature on the band in Friday’s GO! Magazine.

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