PDX Spotlight, in association with Parker & Barrow Entertainment present...
Doors at 7:00
Show at 8:00
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Kivett Bednar is a blues and Americana musician from Austin, TX, based in Portland, OR.
Dorado is a funk rock band from Portland, Oregon. According to founder Sky Cooper, the creation of the band was a slow evolution."It's a kind of an Hip-Hop flavored rhythm section with a rock frosting.
Dorado combines musical sophistication with funky badass grooves and raw talent. I hear everything from Steely Dan to Beck to funk bands from the 70's like Tower of Power. Then take a smooth breathy vocal delivery and clever melodic choices to add over the top. It is really groovy stuff” — Portland engineer/musician and owner of 8 Ball studios Rob Stroup.
Myra Gleason, Stereo RV’s lead singer, has one of the most powerfully expressive voices you’ve ever heard. Her fervent vocals, backed by the guitar and extraordinary beat boxing abilities of her husband, Gabe, make the vulnerable songs on Human, their debut EP, an overwhelming experience. The tracks are flooded with the joys and sorrows of everyday life, given wing by the record’s vibrant production and melodies that will haunt you, even after a single listen.
The duo has been thrilling audiences in their hometown of Portland since they began performing together six years ago. Myra’s singing and Gabe’s ability to mimic the sound of a full drum kit, make every live performance an other-worldly event. “When we play live, people keep looking behind us for the drummer,” Gabe says. “I’m a very technical and precise beat boxer. I pride myself on being able to provide any sound a percussionist can make.”