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Dana Buoy

STOP HANDGUN VIOLENCE BENEFIT

Dana Buoy

Wild Pink, Lorna Dune

Mon, April 23

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

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Dana Buoy
Dana Buoy
A polished and atmospheric examination of missed connections and altered states, where the thrum of 21st century psychedelia meets European dance floor chic, Dana Buoy’s Ice Glitter Gold, is equal parts lusty and lysergic. Helmed by songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Dana Janssen (Akron/Family) with long-time collaborator Justin Miller, Dana Buoy deliver a sweaty, late-night pop record with an analogue 4-on-the-floor heartbeat throbbing at the center.

Janssen and Miller’s digital/analog interplay creates its own language of crisp electronics and guitars, writhing together

to create languid dance grooves that switch easily between moments of exuberant open heartedness & vulnerability, and woozy, hallucinatory introspection.

With eight songs, Dana Buoy leaves behind a neon lit, self-aware paper trail, following the heartbreak, disconnection and happiness of a modern man. Moogs, Dreadbox synths, chiming guitars and the taut groove carry a guarded, of the moment (but weirdly-not-cynical) series of elegantly conceived tales
Wild Pink
Wild Pink
Wild Pink released their debut EP, Good Life, in the Summer of 2015. It was a brief but memorable introduction to the band's brand of introspective indie pop/rock. After numerous tours in support of Good Life the band hunkered down with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz, Kindling, Sweet John Bloom) to record new songs. What grew from those sessions was actually two new releases. First and foremost, the band's debut LP, slated for release in early 2017 on Tiny Engines. But also, 4 Songs, a supplemental EP out this October, that serves to bridge the gap between releases as the band grows more expansive in their sound and ambitious in their songwriting.

Wild Pink are one of those wonderfully rare bands that sounds instantly familiar upon first listen. Yet trying to draw parallels to their influences or similar bands proves to be incredibly difficult. That remains the same as Wild Pink continue to chart their own unique course. These new songs move at their own intentional pace while the band fleshes their arrangements out further. Yet the songs never suffer, only growing more dynamic and more propulsive with this increased nuance. Wild Pink doesn't lose the warm intimacy that made the band special, it's only enhanced to a greater degree here. These are deeply personal songs about freedom, or lack thereof, about growing up and leaving your youth behind yet still clinging to those sacred scars that we hold dear. Often exercising a stream of conscious lyrical style, Wild Pink has a remarkable way of transporting you to those moments in time where the smallest detail remains etched into your being. There is a sincerity that echoes throughout these songs that is intoxicating and speaks to what makes the band so special. Wild Pink choose the road less traveled and it has served them well.
Lorna Dune
Lorna Dune
Lorna Krier is one of the most versatile young keyboardists in New York performing music from experimental to pop on anything from analog synthesizers to toy pianos to Steinways. Ms. Krier has been described as "a pianist specializing in contemporary music, who has become an expert synthesizer player and is helping break down the boundary between new classical and indie rock" (Lukas Ligeti). Acting as an advocate for new music, she has worked with some of the nation's finest young composers and performers to create exciting new works.

Since arriving in New York in 2006, she has been a founding member of many ensembles including the chamber-rock ensemble, Victoire, founded by composer Missy Mazzoli, which has been dubbed the "all-star, all-female quintet" (Time Out NY). They released their debut EP, A Door Into the Dark, on eMusic.com in 2009 and their first full-length album, Cathedral City with New Amsterdam Records Fall 2010 to critical acclaim. Lorna Krier has also co-founded the synthesizer project Love Like Deloreans, which released their self-titled EP on Friendly Ghost Recordings in 2009 and have performed throughout New York, Montreal, San Francisco, and Boston at festivals such as the Rooftop Films Festival, Knitting Factory's NY Eye & Ear, City Sol, Brooklyn Arts Council's "Glitch Generation", Z-Arts! Festival in Zion, Utah, among others. Finally, the most recent project in which Ms. Krier has been initiated as a member is the genre-bending experimental improv group, Kaleidoscope Point, founded by composer-percussionist Lukas Ligeti.

Some highlights for this and recent seasons include the Philip Glass and JoAnne Akalaitis production of "The Bacchae" Shakespeare in the Park 2009, Victoire performance at the Bang on a Can Marathon 2009, a silent film sound exhibit with Victoire and a Composer Showcase featuring Lukas Ligeti both at the Whitney Art Museum, an appearance on the "Wordless Music Series", two live performances on WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck, MATA Festival 2010 and MATA Interval Series 2009 performances featuring composer Tristan Perich, guest keyboardist for the award-winnning Present Music Ensemble in Milwaukee, WI, Western Vinyl Release party with composer Christopher Tignor, the New Albion Festival at Bard's Summerscape Series 2008 with the experimental rock group Slow Six, two performances for Rooftop Films Festival, City Sol, and Imagine Science Films Festival. Lorna Krier has also appeared in features in the New York Times, Time Out New York, eMusic, Arthur Magazine, Impose Magazine, Village Voice, Tiny Mix Tapes, Matrixsynth, Opening Ceremony, The Daily Contributor and Brooklyn Vegan.