3 Days in Portland featuring ALVVAYS

Red Bull Sound Select Presents

3 Days in Portland featuring ALVVAYS

The Courtneys, Candace

Thu, May 18

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Wonder Ballroom

Portland, OR

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

3 Days in Portland is a weekend of live music and more, celebrating the city and the best in new music. Exclusive for Red Bull Sound Select members. Tickets are $10. Enjoy.
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ALVVAYS
ALVVAYS
Alvvays is a Canadian indie pop/rock band made up vocalist Molly Rankin, keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, guitarist Alec O’Hanley, and bassist Brian Murphy. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Pavement, The Smiths, The Magnetic Fields, Oasis, and even Celine Dion, Alvvays have concocted a unique, jangle pop sound. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2014 and peaked at number one on the U.S. college charts. They are currently working on their second studio album.
The Courtneys
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove's dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke's driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy "artisanal grunge".

The first eponymous Courtneys album came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band's hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac Demarco.

In 2015 The Courtneys made their way to Australia and New Zealand, where they were hosted by Flying Nun Records. Influenced by the legendary label from early on, the group are honored to now be able to call it their home.
Candace
Candace (formerly Is/Is) infuses their music with a sense of mystery and brooding atmosphere. Psychedelic and shoegaze influences emerge throughout the catalogue: the atmospheric tones of early Verve, a droning pulse reminiscent of Loop. Some songs bounce gleefully forward with a pop sensibility, while some keep a cool distance and move with a language distinctly their own.

Candace began as Is/Is in late summer of 2009 with Sarah Rose, Sarah Nienaber, and Mara Appel DesLauriers. The early days brought about "This Happening" EP (2010) and the "Vowel Movements/Blackest Beat" 7" (2011). Mara moved cross-country to Portland, OR, and in 2012 the band released their debut full-length LP "III," so named for the three drummers who played on the album. The two years following found the band cycling through drummers, with every lineup feeling more like an approximation of what the band was supposed to be, and never what it was. "Is/Is (Manimal Vinyl, 2014) would be the last to feature any drummer but Mara. During the coldest and darkest Minnesota winter that nobody wants to remember, Sarah and Sarah recorded the wistful, ethereal bedroom-pop tape "Shadow Days" (Moon Glyph, 2015). The following spring, they also moved to Portland OR.

The reunion was nothing short of propulsive. Writing and demoing became life. In the spring of 2015 the band spent a week at Jackpot! Recording Studio with longtime friend and co-producer, Neil Weir of The Old Blackberry Way. The following fall, three of those songs were self-released on a limited-edition cassette, "Return to Zero," coinciding with a West Coast tour and brief stint opening up for King Khan & The BBQ Show.

2016 brought about another transition, as necessary as any. On the surface, it's an update of a moniker. But beneath the surface, the band's maturation has been constant. Sarah, Sarah, and Mara are ready to debut Candace. "New Future" is due March '16 on Found Object Records.