**Shuggie Otis (Epic)//Moon By You (Pdx) 8/30/15 @ The Hawthorne Theatre**

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**Shuggie Otis (Epic)//Moon By You (Pdx)  8/30/15 @ The Hawthorne Theatre**
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Mike Thrasher Presents says
Shuggie Otis
Moon By You

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Hawthorne Theatre 503-233-7100
1507 SE 39th Ave, Portland, OR
8pm (doors open at 7pm). 21 & Over.
$20.00 advance tix from Cascade Tickets.
$25.00 at the door.


Johnny Shuggie Otis, born 30th November, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. The son of a famous band leader Johnny Otis, guitarist supremo, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, signed to Epic records and released his debut solo album 'Here Comes Shuggie' in 1970, just 18 years old. Shuggie produced 2 more solo albums for Epic with 'Freedom Flight' 1971 which notably included the massively influential and much adored 'Strawberry Letter 23' single, and stellar album 'Inspiration Information' released 1975.


Moon By You, Doo-Wop cosmonauts of Portland Oregon, have landed on Planet Rock n' Roll with a mission. In the autumn of 2013, they spent moss covered hours in Olympia's famed Dub Narcotic Studios recording 12 original tracks on analog 2-inch tape. The sound captured in their sessions sings ancient from a wooden porch, all the while convincing its listener, that yes- the acid you took is peaking. The recordings were overseen by Calvin Johnson of K records, whose seasoned ear brought to life Moon By You's first EP, Vacuum Dream Machine. The remaining 7 songs from the recordings will be saved for a full length release in the next year.

While embracing the psychedelic revival of the millennial generation, the 5 piece continues to honor 50's and 60's rock n' roll. Moon by You's sound is akin to a spaceship landing in a swamp while Elvis' ghost croons from a cypress tree under a full moon. Lead vocalist and front woman Sarah Q guides her motley crue of bandmates over desert landscapes and dream worlds. Her partner, Tyler Verign, holds the rhythm section down as he has since Q and himself started Moon by You in 2010.

Since the band's beginnings as a duo, Verign and Que have teamed with three musicians to create the sound of an old-school rock n' roll band. Jake "Diamond Jim" Enger, Kevin "The Cream" Clark and Austin "Mizungu" Smith play lead guitar, organ and bass guitar respectively. The members harmonize, experiment with their instrument lineup and mystify during their live performances. Often in costume, the band stimulates the visual senses while pushing its listeners into mind melting arches of nostalgia. Through sound, we time travel with Moon By You, from out of the dingy basement, the hipster bar, the backyard party into a place where Little Richard communes with the Buddha and the Goddess of Moon sips quicksilver wine, holding her revelers in her hand.
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