Bitch'n

Portland's own driving and upbeat punk powerhouse

Bitch'n

No Kind of Rider, Merō

Sun, April 8

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

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

No Kind of Rider 7" Vinyl Release

Merō Video Single Release

Bitch'n
Bitch'n
What happens when you combine the female forces behind projects such as Duover, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, Point Juncture WA, Ioa, Great Wilderness, and Sallie Ford? This is where Bitch'n brews. The fresh, all-woman punk-meets-pop five-piece came together in spring 2015, recording epic free jams that they later wrote lyrics over. Including Rebecca Rasmussen, Amanda Spring, Emily Overstreet, Nefertiti Porter, and Shana Lindbeck. Bitch'n is equal parts Fugazi and Tom Tom Club, with the playfulness of Dirty Projectors and Hot Chip, keeping it bumpin' with catchy songs accented by dark bass, psych-pop guitars and keys, driving drum beats, and all five women's voices singing and sometimes shouting in unison. Experimental in nature, Bitch'n expertly weave a tapestry through their songs, keeping the project from falling into a single box, while simultaneously following a cohesive thread.
No Kind of Rider
No Kind of Rider
It’s never been easy to tie No Kind of Rider to a single city or region, given their formation as teenagers in Tulsa, subsequent move to Portland, and the recent relocation of drummer Jon Van Patten to Brooklyn. But with the completion of their first full-length, Savage Coast (Summer 2018), NKOR’s many influences merge to form a unique statement on devotion, commitment, grief, and hope.

During production, three of the five bandmates’ fathers passed away, and from the opening instrumental to the closing nautical soundscape, the band guides listeners through an urgent, tense, and deeply moving 45 minutes of music. By the end, it’s clear that those five teenagers from Tulsa can never go home again.

The haunting melodies, delivered by lead singer, Samuel Alexander, are right out front where they belong, buoyed by Wes Johnson’s bass, Jeremy Louis' guitar, Joe Page’s synths, and Van Patten’s wide-ranging work on the drums. With three EP’s and extensive touring under their collective belt, it’s a quintet that knows how to play with and for each other.
Merō
Merō
Merō is experimental, moody dream pop from Portland, OR, comprised of lush cavernous vocals, swelling guitars, moody synths, trip hop beats and a dreamy cello.

Merō is the newest project from Portland songwriters Mel Guérison (Alexandra Savior, Other Lives, Moorea Masa & the Mood), Rachel Anna Dial, Caroline Belk, Phillip Rogers (Haley Heynderickx, Y La Bamba) and Shawn Alpay (Matt Pond PA, Completions).

Having only been a band in the Portland scene for several months, they were invited in February of 2016 to open for the band Other Lives to sold out crowds in Europe. Following this tour, which was their first together as a band, they have been working on a debut record (release date winter 2018). They released the first single off of the upcoming record in April ("Paralysis") and continue to play local shows in the meantime.