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5th Annual "Under The Covers"

A Pre-Valentine's Day Affair: Your most adored love ballads from your favorite local bands

5th Annual "Under The Covers"

The Moody Dudes, Melville, Skull Diver

Wed, February 13

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Under The Covers
Ah, Valentine's Day and love is in the air Portland! Ever wanted to hear some of your favorite local bands cover your most adored love ballads like Boyz II Men's classic "I'll Make Love to You" for example? Or maybe the smooth 70s AM radio rock of "Dreamweaver" is more your speed? Well, you're in luck friend because this is your shot to do exactly that!

Come snuggle up with us at the 5th Annual 'Under the Covers' for an evening of all the love songs your little heart could ever desire. We've got you covered with tunes ranging from earnest love ballads to the utterly over-the-top 80s and 90s jams that we all can't help but sing along to. Featuring local standouts The Moody Dudes (members of Blitzen Trapper, Parson Redheads, Ozarks), Melville, Skull Diver and The Breaking doing their own renditions of these songs, you can support the local scene and scratch your nostalgia itch at the same time!

So if you're currently feeling "Drunk In Love", emoji hearts in your eyes and want to share the evening with "bae"; or if Cupid missed his mark this year and you feel like "Love Stinks" and wanna come find some fellow singles to get your party on with, Under the Covers is gonna have all your Valentine's Day needs covered.

Whatever you do though, make sure to pick up your advance tickets so you don't get heartbroken this Valentine's Day by missing out; these shows tend to sell out!
The Moody Dudes
The Moody Dudes
The Moody Dudes were formed by Josh White (Telecast, The Followers), Evan Way (The
Parson Red Heads), and Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper) in 2012, with one simple purpose: to play the smoothest, dreamiest hits from the 1970's, and to only play on or around Valentines Day.

With a revolving cast of some of Portland's great musicians, the Moody Dudes legend has grown year after year. If you're in the mood for songs from the likes of 10cc, Hall & Oats, Bread, The Bee Gees, and more, then you're in the mood for The Moody Dudes.
Melville
Melville
Portland band Melville’s initial offering, the EP entitled Maquette, was exactly what the title’s definition would lead you to believe: a small, preliminary model. However, when the churning opening riff of their debut full-length album, The New Zero, explodes to life, it’s clear that this prior model has been blown up in order to make room for what’s to come.

The concept behind The New Zero represents a starting point – the culmination of past events into the beginning of something new. Melville’s first full-length record comes after the band spent time honing their sound from lower-fi alt-country to the current template of visceral, shoot for the stars, high-energy rock ‘n roll. The results do not disappoint. The songwriting is markedly tighter and more focused on this album. When combined with lead singer/songwriter Ryan T. Jacobs’ fiery vocals, the album’s abundance of hooks and singable choruses proves nearly irresistible.

Having spent seven years living in Europe, Jacobs speaks four languages, and channels his world travel experiences into his songwriting. Jacobs’ lyrics and dynamic vocals are enhanced by the impressive technical skill of his fellow bandmates: bassist Ryan Aughenbaugh; guitarist Dan Bacon; and drummer Juan Felipe. This versatile troupe of musicians brings a certain swagger to the Melville sound and a new fire to the stage.

Either a result of, or a reason for Melville’s longevity, the band’s sound is neither restrictive to nor a derivative of the current era. The music has been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Snow Patrol, and REM. Above all, Melville’s invigorating brand of emotive rock ‘n roll believes in transcendence through music and aims to move its audience to believe the same.

Recorded with Gregg Williams (The Dandy Warhols, Sheryl Crow, Blitzen Trapper) and mastered by Paul Gold (The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear), The New Zero was meticulously crafted over the course of two years. As the band has evolved, Melville has seen their song “Heart” debuted at a sold-out Portland Trailblazers game; they played the Portland Party at SXSW; and they shared the stage with the likes of Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Wilco side-project The Autumn Defense, Minor Alps, and Murder By Death. The August 18th debut of The New Zero and the ensuing album-release tour will simultaneously mark the closing and opening of chapters old and new. With a live show full of energy and packed full of their exhilarating songs, you won’t want to miss being a part of what’s coming next.

Ultimately, our worlds can change in an instant. What Melville wants to convey with this record is that in the moment after those changes, we have The New Zero: a chance to shape what comes next. We can no longer influence the past, but the present is ours to be molded and defined. The aftermath of what comes our way is malleable and there is always The New Zero.
Skull Diver
Skull Diver
Skull Diver is a plush pink nightmare of sultry vocals, heavy lyrics, reminiscent synths and dark dreamy guitars. Fronted by sisters Mandy and Ally. The trio derives inspiration from grindhouse film, classic Americana and 70's cult-culture.