Posts Tagged ‘Shadows on Stars’

This week in GO! Magazine’s music section

Friday, September 14th, 2012

I’ve got a 2-year-old who doesn’t want to nap, so we’re gonna do this real simple like. Here’s what’s in your newspaper today:

— Local hip-hop ambassador Mosley Wotta has a new album out called “KinKonK” and he’s going to perform it tonight to celebrate. I talked to him about it and wrote this.

— In Feedback, I talk about my experience Saturday night at Sisters Folk Festival and why I think the lineup on the main stage was proof that the event is in good hands attached to forward-thinking minds.

— My colleague David Jasper interviewed one-man blues-grit band Scott H. Biram and found out how “junkies in Portland” spurred him to stop distorting his singing voice all the time.

Elsewhere: Shadows on Stars headlines Liquid Lounge tonight (stream their album here), Polecat plays twice in town next week and singer-songwriter Paul Eddy is back in town and gigging all over the place after a few years living in Texas. And more, of course.

Tonight: Shadows on Stars at Liquid (with album stream)

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Northwest Best concert series continues tonight at Liquid Lounge, and I think the headliner — Shadows on Stars — has a pretty cool sound. (Actually, the local opener, Cadence, is well worth seeing, too.)

Here’s part of what I wrote about this Portland-based duo in today’s GO! Magazine:

If you click around to (the band’s Facebook and Tumblr blog), you’ll find lots of grainy, faded Instagram photos, plus talk of Frank Ocean, Grimes, Erykah Badu, Wild Nothing, D’Angelo, Fiona Apple, The Strokes and The Xx, “Game of Thrones,” “Breaking Bad,” “Twin Peaks” and “The Newsroom.”

So these are hip, plugged-in cats.

Here’s what we know: Shadows on Stars is a duo from Portland, one man (Brian V.) and one woman (Randa Leigh). And that self-titled album sounds, well, kind of like all those artists I mentioned above. It’s a sleek, reverberant blend of electro-pop, hip-hop, soul/R&B and garage-rock grime.

Anyway, enough words, right? You can listen to Shadows on Stars’ whole album below. Tonight’s show starts around 8:30 p.m. at Liquid Lounge (70 N.W. Newport Ave., Bend) and costs $5 to get in.