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Joey Dosik

Smooth and sultry soul from L.A. songwriter and Vulfpeck multi-instrumentalist

Joey Dosik

Swatkins & The Positive Agenda

Thu, September 6

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

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Joey Dosik
Joey Dosik
Joey Dosik honed his craft as part of a burgeoning Los Angeles scene that reinvents classic popular music to thrive in the present tense. With Inside Voice, Dosik delivers a level of depth rarely achieved in a debut, and the result is an instant classic by any standard. It’s brimming with emotions that linger and hum. It’s catchy as hell and can haunt you for days. You can take a casual listen or spend hours on repeat. Either way, Inside Voice will get you, because Joey Dosik writes human music for human beings. And boy does he write the hell out of it.

Title track “Inside Voice” builds gradually into 1970s-style soul, as Dosik’s remarkable vocal range hovers over a sparse arrangement. It’s quiet but — in keeping with the song’s concept, which Dosik describes as “deep, sexual, but also kind of silly”— it’s also a thrilling, intimate moment. “Take Mine” plays with negative space and a repetitive, gut-punching melody; what feels like a love song is actually a plea for unity against the turbulent backdrop of present-day politics. Throughout, Dosik does a remarkable job of honoring and evolving classic sounds, letting his uncanny gift for songwriting guide the way.
Swatkins & The Positive Agenda
Swatkins & The Positive Agenda
Steveland Swatkins is a ginger-bearded smiley musician guy living in Portland, Oregon. His music generally sounds like a good time. This multi-instrumentalist is a master of the talkbox, an old-school analog effect using his larynx to shape the sound of his keyboard.

Swatkins and The Positive Agenda:
Steve Swatkins- keyboards/vocals
Mike Elson- keyboards/bass
Tyrone Hendrix- drums

Swatkins has been a full-time member of:
Allen Stone
Excellent Gentlemen
Juno What?!