Cedar Teeth returns to Mississippi Studios for a live album and video recording with Banana Stand Media. Featuring support from Pacific Northwest vanguards, The Maldives (duo) and Bryan John Appleby, join us on May 4th at 9pm and let's make a bit of history together.
$10 Advanced / $12 Door
— About the Bands — Cedar Teeth: cedarteethband.com/
Two Bottles (Live at Doug Fir Lounge): youtu.be/2unzOUmuYD0
Hailing from the Cascade foothills of Oregon that form a clear-cut divide between Portland and the surrounding wilderness, the genre bending roots troupe Cedar Teeth first emerged in 2014, with the rollicking debut album, Hoot.
On their 2017 EP, Farewell To Green Mountain, Cedar Teeth explore everything from indie rock and grunge to folk and bluegrass, highlighting the diversity inspired by their lives on the dividing line of societal opposites. Leaning heavily on traditional backwoods harmony, Cedar Teeth makes complex song structures and off-kilter melodies sound «so familiar they feel as if they descended from another world.» (Impose Magazine)
The Maldives: themaldivesmusic.com/
The Fight (Live on KEXP): youtu.be/VBUfxpUumYA
In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they have brought their cultivated brand of American rock to avid crowds across the country, gracing the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.
Their 2017 album, Mad Lives, is a lushly layered, psych-folk, poly-rhythmic rock adventure through personal mythos, space, and time. Lead singer/songwriter Jason Dodson’s songs reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.
Bryan John Appleby: bryanjohnappleby.com/
Honey Jars (Live on KEXP): youtu.be/wvI_e0AJymU
Bryan John Appleby is a singer/songwriter and composer living in Seattle, WA. After moving to the Pacific Northwest from Central Coast California in 2007, Bryan’s early live shows quickly earned him a reputation as a notable lyricist and a compelling solo performer, often surprising crowded bars and basements to a heady, affecting silence with his clear voice and intricately crafted lyrics.
Appleby’s music has been lauded by KEXP and Sound on the Sound, drawing comparisons to Damien Jurado and Devendra Banhart, and receiving placements in short films and TV. He has performed around the US with Head and The Heart, Damien Jurado, Blitzen Trapper, Deep Sea Diver, Hey Marseilles, Pickwick, Pure Bathing Culture, and Gold Leaves, among others.