Pdx Sxsw Send Off: Night Two

Pdx Sxsw Send Off:  Night Two

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Mississippi Studios is proud to present the 2nd night of our two night SXSW Send-off with local, Austin-bound, favorites: The Lonesome Billies, Melville, and Us Lights THE LONESOME BILLIES (http://thelonesomebillies.com): The Lonesome Billies are excited to self release their second EP The Day I Lost My Life, Produced by Brandon Eggleston (Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats, Swans, Les Savy Fav). The Day I Lost My Life is a brief collection of songs that continues to explore and expand the dark world of The Lonesome Billies. While inspiration can clearly be found in classic country music icons such as Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, the band also equally cites the other 70's staples such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop along with contemporary independent country artists like Sturgill Simpson, and Whitey Morgan. The Billies embrace the DIY, anti-establishment ethos that is shared by both 70's punk rock and outlaw/honky tonk music, playing original music born out of their unique experiences. Four life long friends who grew up listening to the likes of The Ramones and The Clash makes for a loose, rough and tumble approach to country music. MELVILLE (http://melvilletheband.com): Melville might peg themselves as melodic indie rock, somewhat nebulously in an aural area between Radiohead and Americana. Much as life evolves around the whims of the world, so does the music of Melville. And while this exploratory attitude is unflinching, what’s sure not to change is Melville’s delivery: expertly crafted, emotive songs. Drenched in earnestness. US LIGHTS (http://uslightsmusic.com): Us Lights, is a newish dark-pop band from members of the Brothers Young and Hurtbird (among lots of other Portland bands). "Sometimes Smile" is an eerie but propulsive number that conjures an intricate spiral pattern like a spider’s web. There’s tons of atmosphere here, with muscly bass and cannon-like drums providing a sturdy foundation to the more ethereal, water-drop elements." Ned Lannamann, Portland Mercury DETAILS: Thursday 3/12/15 @ Mississippi Studios 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. PDX, OR 97227 8pm doors, 9pm show $10 (advance tix here: http://ticketf.ly/16OwOEd)