Alt Rock

Wired Minds “Strange Kind of Love" Video

Yesterday we shared the first single for Wired Minds debut EP Saudade, "Strange Kind of Love". Today we bring you the video for this Brit-Pop inspired single.

   

Band to Watch: The Gentle Cycle

The new San Jose based 60s revivalist rock band, The Gentle Cycle has just emerged into the Bay Area music scene! The band's music has a bit of a lofi, vintage sound which makes sense because the band features the prominent local record collector, Derek See.

The Gentle Cycle is See´s current and main music project. He also plays occasional guitar with Myron & E,  The Rain Parade and The Chocolate Watchband. It's always exciting to see new bands emerge, even when they consist of a group of accomplished, experienced musicians. A new group is a new group and we welcome their creative pursuits and look forward to seeing them grow!

You can check out The Gentle Cycle live at The Knockout of January 9th with The Hellenes and Light Fantastic.

   

Are you DTF?

At some point or another, it's likely you've been asked if you're "DTF" or not. Usually, the acronym would imply you're down for some, let's say, "sensual relations," but here in Portland in references a different sort of gathering. December to Forget is our giant "F U" to this month of lame weather, ugly sweaters and gifts you didn't ask for. The last December to Forget, hosted by Party Boyz in 2013, got quite crazy. The ladies of Party Boyz are hoping for the same this year.

December to Forget will be held at the Liquor Store this Saturday, December 12th. Sets at the show include breakout band Moon By You, our beloved Wampire and San Francisco's Everyone Is Dirty. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 9pm, so come prepared to get messed up with the best of us!

DTF is also doubling as a canned food drive, so if you bring a can of shelf stable food with you, you'll get $1 off your ticket! All the food is being donated to the Oregon Food Bank to benefit those less fortunate this holiday season, so nutrient dense foods are highly needed (think vegetables, soups, etc.)!

 

-Cervante Pope

   

Wired Minds @ Metro

Wired Minds are releasing their debut EP, Saudade, this week. This band is a throwback mastering the Britpop sound of the early to mid-80's. Think a slightly move upbeat take on The Church. These release is a sample of what's to come on their forthcoming LP due out in early 2016.

You can help Wired Minds celebrate the released of their EP on December 11th at Metro.

   

Boston sextet Loose Change's sunny rock

As heard on their warm, harmonica-hinged songs "Get What You Give" and "Sun Go Down," Boston sextet Loose Change radiantly blends the bluesy rock of 'Beggars Banquet'-era The Rolling Stones and the floaty Americana of Wilco's 'Summerteeth.' Lead singer Sam Bergquist even sports the prowling voice of Mick Jagger on the latter track and, with his bandmates' tight drumming and smooth guitar strums in the background, he makes Loose Change pleasantly, wonderfully fresh. While the band doesn't currently have a forthcoming show listed, keep posted on its Facebook page. - Zach Weg