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No Kind of Rider Tour

No Kind of Rider is embarking on a tour of the West Coast later this month, only a few months after the debut of their full-length album Savage Coast. The album is tender and contemplative, with emotion so earnestly raw at times it makes your heart ache. The band’s mix of gutsy indie rock, jazzy electronic, and moody surf creates music oddly evocative of cold, gray days on the beach. It’s crisp, cool tones hit you like a refreshing fall wind. The slower, moodier elements ground you in a more somber place, without losing any of the music’s more sentimental moments.

No Kind of Rider next Portland show will be October 21st. In the band's own words, "When booking a tour, always remember to include the hometown crowd." They will be playing one of Rontoms Sunday Sessions, along with Pool Boys and Wave Action.

-By Avril Carrillo 

 





Chanti Darling at the Holocene

Chanti Darling, the disco prodigy of Portland, released his much-acclaimed debut album RNB Vol.1 this past August. If you’re one of the many people who’s been waiting with anticipation to see it live, boy do I have good news for you. Chanti Darling is going to be at the Holocene October 11th, this Thursday. Don’t miss this chance to dance the night away to Darling’s wonderfully hypnotic rhythms.

You can read The Deli’s previous coverage of RNB Vol.1  here.

  -By Nick Hartman





Soft Butch

Given that it’s officially October, I think it’s safe to declare that it is now Halloween season. As such, you may find yourself in search of some good tunes to fit your ghostly mood. Look no further than Soft Butch. The band is, without a doubt, spooky. The synth is otherworldly, playing over the subdued purring of the electric guitar. The band's lyrics are satirical and derisive, sometimes blasphemous. At the core of Soft Butch’s appeal is the glittery, infectious pop playing underneath the gothic overtones. Too many bands avoid using any sort of early-2000’s pop style in their music, and thus miss out on the delightful buoyancy it can inspire in the audience. “She’s Electric” especially stands out in regards to this. The ravenous growl of the song plays over a decidedly upbeat rhythm. T.S. (lead vocals) speaks in an exaggerated, at times near slurring, Valley Girl accent. Make sure you play it at your next Halloween party.

  By Avril Carrillo

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Bitch’n Releases New Political Single

Bitch’n just released a single off their upcoming album Let's get Easy, motivated by the “collective feminine growl that is sounding across this country and world.” The song, “On the Edge” is packed with a taut anxiety that makes your back stiffen and your fists clench. Dissonant beats and jangling chords reproduce the pain and frustration left over from this past week's political turmoil. Chanting the lines in unison, the members present a forceful unified front. "On the Edge" is a battle cry made for screaming at the frontlines of this war.

Bitch'n will be at the High Water Mark Lounge along with Nasal Rod and Wild Powwers (Seattle). 

 

  By Avril Carrillo





Lose Yr Mind Fest 2018

Lose Yr Mind Fest is coming up on its 5th year, and this year’s festival looks like its gonna be a great one. Lose Yr Mind is a great celebration of music, as the festival cultivates a safe and creative space for both local and national acts. In doing so, they foster a strong community for local artists, and an opportunity for larger acts to experience the Portland music scene. This year’s headliners are the Jacuzzi Boys and L.A. Witch. Some great local bands will be playing as well, including Cat Hoch, Star Club, Melt, and Kulululu. You can see the rest of the lineup on their facebook page, or on their website.
 
Lose Yr Mind is this weekend, September 28th and 29th. You can swing by the Vitalidad Movement Arts & Event Center starting at 7 both nights. Tickets are only 15 dollars per night. 
 
Sadly, this year's show will not be all ages. Lose Yr Mind issued an apology, explaining “We tried really hard to make this event all ages, but we can't responsibly do so this year with our move into a new space.” However, they will do their best to ensure that future festivals are open to underage fans as well.

-By Avril Carrillo

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