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Boink, Toothbone

The ultimate double release show for Boink and Toothbone!



Surfer Rosie

Wed, February 7

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

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Separated from birth, BOINK have all finally come together after 30+years of wandering the musical desert of life. Once together, the sounds of spastic, electrical surges of art punk/cumbia/psyche emerge like oil spewing away from water once they touch. Their sound is truly like nothing else; a sight to be seen live to fully comprehend the weirdness of it all. Consisting of Portland, Oregon phenomenal bands such as Sun Angle, Havania Whaal, The Wild Body, Máscaras & Bitch'n, these six homies are starting a new chapter of resonance on the streets of Portland.
Toothbone is a 3-piece band hailing from Portland, OR. They bring together an array of music from different genres creating a sound completely their own. Toothbone brings an energy to live shows not to be missed. All members have a background in improvised music which helps the band experiment and grow. Each show has elements that previous shows did not have, a constant supply of new material, and new ideas. No two Toothbone shows are the same.

Toothbone is set to release a new self titled full length album on February 7th, 2018, recorded in Portland, OR with Riley Geare. Toothbone will be touring in support of this album in late March through major cities from Austin, TX through San Francisco, CA.
Surfer Rosie
Surfer Rosie
Laura Daegling of Surfer Rosie sits in the booth of a Northeast Portland restaurant with a mug of chamomile tea. She’s recovering from a harsh cold, and when Noah Johanson (drums), Gill Brase (bass), and Gilly Avina (guitar) arrive, they discuss the Netflix shows Daegling (vocals/guitar) binged during her Sudafed-induced haze.

“I watched a lot of trashy documentaries,” she says. “I was sort of in and out of sleep, but that Gawker and Hulk Hogan one [Nobody Speak] was pretty messed up.” When Avina and Brase note that they would’ve opted for Dawson’s Creek, Daegling asks, “Isn’t it basically The L Word with straight people?”

Listening to them riff about about scene bands, AIM screen names, and Minecraft videos, you’d never guess that they’re about to release a self-titled debut EP. This seems more like old friends catching up than a band’s first interview. That’s probably because it’s both: All four members of Surfer Rosie met either attending, volunteering, or working at Portland’s Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls over four years ago.

“As a queer musician, rock camp was just such a great community for me growing up,” Avina says. “I started going when I was 10 and was just coming to terms with my identity. It was also my only access to rock music, because I grew up playing classical violin.”

Avina and Brase first attended the Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls as kids, Johanson started volunteering as a teenager, and Daegling, the only member of Surfer Rosie not from the Portland area, was in part inspired to move here because of the camp.

“I was 16 and ditched school to go to Sacramento, because Lodi was such a small town that if you were out, your parents would know immediately,” Daegling says. “I went to the movies and it was between Let the Right One In or [the documentary] Girls Rock! And after seeing the doc, I just knew I wanted to be involved with Rock Camp in some way.”

“It’s funny, because I was in that movie as a kid,” says Avina. “That’s cool, I didn’t know that was how you heard of it.”

Each of Surfer Rosie’s members have been extremely active in Portland’s DIY music community: Johanson and Daegling were in the fantastic twee-pop band Blind Lovejoy, Avina was in Voices, and Brase was in Cay Is Okay. Though the project was originally a solo outlet for Daegling, Surfer Rosie eventually fleshed out as a four-piece and found their name after playing a Pixies cover set last Halloween.

The band has three songwriters in Daegling, Avina, and Brase. The EP’s tone jumps between the bursts of energy in Daegling’s opening track “Nerves,” Avina’s tender lo-fi pop number “Gilly’s Dream,” and the loud-soft-loud catharsis of Brase’s “Resting.”

“It’s really a breakup EP,” Daegling says. “Gill, Gilly, and I all individually went through breakups within a three-month period of one another.”

Surfer Rosie’s debut is a compassion project; it’s not driven by any singular creative force. And it’s special because of this shared intimacy, where the members shine not only as songwriters, but as friends.

Article above from Portland Mercury:
Surfer Rosie's Compassion Project
The Portland Band's Rock Camp Reunion
by Cameron Crowell