Life During Wartime

Monqui Presents

Life During Wartime

Yak Attack

Sat, July 22

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Wonder Ballroom

Portland, OR

$17.00 - $22.00

This event is 21 and over

Life During Wartime
Life During Wartime
Life During Wartime - Born out of a Love of Talking Heads Music.
For Life During Wartime, every performance matters, and, it’s that mantra, that keeps them delivering on the outlandish energy of a Talking Heads performance. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. The pace, theatrics, and sheer groove of that film inspired a group of energetic Portland musicians to form LDW in the summer of 2014.
“We got together to create the way it felt in 1984 at a Talking Heads show. Not to imitate, but to do great songs justice from an amazing period in music” says Lawrence Orleck, the group’s co-founder, who performs as David Byrne. “Talking Heads created some of the most adventurous, original and danceable music of the 1980s post-punk era.”
Yak Attack
Yak Attack will make you dance. Founded in Portland, OR in 2013, the live electronica quartet has been making waves in the local scene and expanding its fan base regionally in its short history. Rowan Cobb (bass), Dave Dernovsek (keys) and Devin Weston (drums) combine skilled playing with live looping and effects, resulting in expansive sonic terrain and heightened peaks well beyond the capabilities of most live trios. In 2015, the group added Nick Werth (percussion/xylosynth) to the Yak herd. Nick is a fantastic musician and human being who also performs as solo hip-hop/loop artist GALAXE, and has opened up a whole new dimension of sound and live performance elements for the band. Electronic and traditional genres including house, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions seamlessly blended with improvisation, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show. The band released its first full-length album in 2015, "Real World Conditions", and will soon be bringing its unique mix of live chops, electronic techniques, and monkey noises to a venue near you.