x
the_deli_magazine

Rate the Artist:


Please visit The Deli's full web charts organized by genre and region.


Go to Charts

Cancel

Kick Your Weekend off Right with Guidance Counselor this Friday at Mississippi Studios





Kick Your Weekend off Right with Guidance Counselor this Friday at Mississippi Studios

 

We all know that Portland is hyper saturated with electro-pop; but in my eyes, this is not a bad thing. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I love stumbling across new upbeat projects, and there’s nothing quite like an electro-pop show in a small bar. I mean, who doesn’t want to dance his or her ass off at a show and come home smelling like other peoples’ sweat? It’s fantastic.

Local electro-poppers Guidance Counselor take the bloops and bleeps from the city’s beloved genre, but couples them with a lo-fi garage rock sensibility. The three-piece strums simple guitar chords and bass lines atop rhythmic drums, while band founder, Ian Anderson, croons romantic lyrics like, “What is love but flesh and blood and guts?” in deep monotone similar to that of New Order’s Bernard Sumner. The result is marvelous dance music that is not as sugary sweet as some of the band's contemporaries. If this intrigues you, spend your Friday night at Mississippi Studios with Guidance Counselor and a bunch of sweaty strangers.

Seattle's Velella Velella, and Portland's own Arch Cape will open this evening of perspiration starting at 9:00 p.m. (doors at 8:00). $8. 21 and over.

- Katrina Nattress

Published: January 15, 2010 |

This Emerging Artist is based in NYC,
check out other talented locals we picked
for our NYC Artist of the Month poll below!

               
What's your favorite Emerging NYC Artist on this list?
Total: 296 votes
  UV Rays 
  Flash Trading 
  Ultra Major 
  Mima Good 
  Warpark 
  Liam Benzvi 
  Sepoy 
  Gorgeous 

This poll will end on January 19, 2020 at 11.59 PM ET

Please stay positive with the comments, support for other bands is one of the secrets of "success."

Results as of January 18, 2020, 2:30 am

sponsored by::
 

 

 

NYC New Bands With Buzz

- news for musician and music pros -

Loading...