Roselit Bone, The Bye Bye Blackbirds ‘Record Release’
Anna Hillburg, Trip Wire
Saturday, September 09
Doors @ 7:30 PM MST
Show @ 8:30 PM MST
Ages: 21 and Over
Formed in Portland in 2011 by Joshua McCaslin and Ben Dahmes, Roselit Bone has since expanded into a 9-piece – featuring pedal steel, trumpets, flute, accordion – that combines the visceral, haunting songwriting and energy of roots-driven post-punk bands (i.e. the Gun Club and the Birthday Party) with elements of Mexican ranchera, midcentury singing cowboys, and spaghetti western soundtracks.
The Bye Bye Blackbirds ‘Record Release’
For nearly 10 years The Bye Bye Blackbirds have been standard bearers for guitar-based power pop in the Bay Area. An explosive live act and a dedication to smart, sophisticated songwriting have earned them a loyal following, along with comparisons to Sloan, The Replacements, Big Star, and The Kinks. Two previous full-length albums (2008’s House & Homes and 2011’s Fixed Hearts) established their credentials as lyrically rich and sophisticated, armed with infectious hooks and harmonies and lush guitar playing. As a live band, the energetic and gritty performances have won over audiences at venues like The Great American Music Hall, the Café Du Nord, and The Bottom of the Hill. The new album, We Need The Rain, marries the studio and live experiences into a fully realized, seamless whole. Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick) calls it “Power Pop at its finest”.