Both bands are on independent Portland-based Greyday Records, a label that prides itself on exposing the actual music, not just a given genre, by carrying bands who are fundamentally different in sound.
Up first is rock pop band Southerly, whose frontman Krist Kreuger sings, writes, and composes all of the music. He is also a record label owner and recording engineer. Surely, this is convincing enough to find out what the music is about; I assure you it’s worth it.
Check out Greyday’s free Song a Week, featuring songs by Southerly, like this one:
Minmae is another band that has me quite excited about Portland’s music scene. They are a three piece whose music has a list of elements, they can be best explained as emotional psych-rock with a dash of experimental pop. You can hear the ideas flowing in the music as they are trying them, and they do a damn good job.
The show begins at 7pm, with a mere cost of $5. It is a great way to musically start off your Friday night!