SAMUEL CD RELEASE PARTY @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB

Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR

Parallel 44 Presents and Volcanic Theatre Pub are excited to host a CD release party for Samuel on Thursday, July 9th at 8:00PM. $5

After a year of song writing, recording and time spent on the road touring, Portland/Bellingham guitarist Samuel Eisen-Meyer's soon to be released album “Wishing Well,” highlights a young presence including lead singer and songwriter Samuel Chue in tracks off the new album such as “Peace in Mind.” Featured guitarist Matthew van den Heuvel hoists the light of lead and rhythm guitar along with Eisen-Meyers. Both Chue and van den Heuvel shared a keen sense of direction as engineers and producers on the album. With a solid and long running friendship held together in a rhythm section backed by Christian Casolary on drums and Matt Pollock on bass, this 5 piece band crosses lines of Blues, Soul, Rock and Folk and doesn’t hesitate to take a trip into the high energy jam sections with influences spanning many genres, time periods and mediums. Together the young 5 piece make up the band Samuel and will be releasing the album, summer of 2015.

Links:

Samuel - www.samuelem.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

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KITCHEN DWELLERS @ MCMENAMINS' OLD ST FRANCIS SCHOOL

McMenamins' Old St. Francis School, 700 NW Bond St, Bend, Oregon, US

Parallel 44 Presents is stoked to bring the galaxy grass grooves of the Kitchen Dwellers to Bend for a free show at McMenamins; McMenamins Old St. Francis School. Show starts at 7:00PM and is all ages. See you there!

About Kitchen Dwellers:

It was in Bozeman, Montana that our Kitchen Dwellers first discovered a constant source of musical inspiration near the kitchen, with bluegrass music, and each other. From those free form kitchen picking sessions, their very own chief recipe of a bluegrass style was created. Over the course of their 4 year career the Dwellers have been honored to open for some of their very own musical heroes: Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Head for the Hills, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, just to name a few. And as ambitious as it was daring, the band set to dedicating a greater portion of 2013 and 2014 to hitting the road. They were honored to be welcomed at Delfest in Cumberland, Maryland, took second place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s band competition and was selected as a finalist at the North West String Summit band competition at Hornings Hideout in North Plains, Oregon all in the summer of 2014.

All this work and travel over the course of the last four years has developed a diverse fan base (some may even be so bold as to coin themselves “dishwashers.”) These enthusiastic fans, friends and now family have followed the Dwellers’ as they have set off across the country performing at all sorts of venues and theatres, such as: The Mishawaka and Oriental theatres in Colorado, The Tonic Room in Chicago, The Cabooze in Minneapolis, The Emerson Ballroom of Bozeman Mt, The Top Hat in Missoula and countless other bars and venues.

The Kitchen Dwellers currently reside in Bozeman, Mt and consist of: Torrin Daniels on Banjo and Vocals, Max Davies on acoustic guitar, Joe Funk on Bass and Vocals, and Shawn Swain on Mandolin. Altogether, the Kitchen Dwellers bring their acoustical picking and songwriting to the stage with electrically manipulated textures guaranteed to impress.

Links:

Kitchen Dwellers - www.kitchendwellers.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

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WORLD'S FINEST @ MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS

Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon, US

World's Finest is happy to join the Northwest String Summit Kick Off Party with Gyspy Moon, members of Fruition and Crow & The Canyon. What a way to kick off one of the premiere Oregon string festivals! Go get some!

"Since early 2011, World's Finest has turned many ears and hearts on to their one-of-a-kind sound. Creating what could best ...be described as Neo-Americana, they've bridged the gap between folk and bluegrass, ska and rock. Comprised of five members: Chris Couch (acoustic guitar, vox), Dan Hurley (electric banjo, vox), Sean McLean (sax, vox), Evan Malfer (upright bass), and Mike Apodaca (drums), the band constantly pushes their instrumentation to new limits; both in the studio and during their high-energy live performances. As individuals, they have separately played and lived music for many years. As a unit, they undoubtedly have found inspiration in each other's taste, talents, and sensibilities.

Strong songwriting, inventive band interplay, beautiful vocal harmonies, and vivid improvisation are only a handful of the reasons why the band has garnered critical acclaim and an ever-growing regional and national fan base. With two full length albums, Pattern (2012) and "33" (2012), the group is amassing their strongest material yet for their newest record, due to be recorded in the spring/summer of 2014.

Constantly hitting the road, World's Finest has already toured up and down the West Coast, playing in such beautifully renown venues as The Crystal Ballroom, The Wonder Ballroom, Horning's Hideout, and the WOW Hall. Never satisfied to settle, World's Finest is gearing up to tour through new markets in the U.S. and throughout the world."

World's Finest - www.worldsfinestmusic.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook page- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

$15 adv. / $18 d.os. Age limit: 21+

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ELEKTRAPOD @ GOODFOOT PUB & LOUNGE

The Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, 2845 SE Stark, Portland, OR

After a blowout show with Orgone at Bend's Domino Room, and a closing set at The Bite of Bend, Elektrapod returns to entertain the Portland community at the Goodfoot Pub. Elektrapod just keeps getting hotter and hotter with every show and stands out as one of the hottest bands ever to have emerged from the Central Oregon scene. Come see why ! This show is 21+ and is only $7 bucks!

About ELEKTRAPOD: Elektrapod is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson aka Dr. Pocket (Jive Talkin' Robots, Soulwork, El Dante) and keyboardist Brad Jones aka KEEZ (FloorRide, Keegan Smith & The Fam, Tony Smiley/MOWO). Formed with the vision of fusing Funk, Soul, Disco and Riff Rock w/ Electronica and Jamband sensibilities, Gabe and Brad aimed from the start to creat...e a band that would truly stand out in their home market of Bend, Oregon and would also be strong enough to hold their own with regional and national acts. There is no doubt that they have accomplished just that in a very short time, truly impressing every single audience they've performed in front of thus far. Tapping Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Tyler Mason (Tone Red, El Dante, FloorRide) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion and uber-talented young diva Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players, all of whom have tremendous chops and experience, as well as strong creative presence and drive. Elektrapod's repertoire is being built from the original works of Gabe Johnson, Brad Jones and Ze Rox and yet the band has also found group-writing very productive and rewarding, drawing on a lot of magic and synergy in a very short time. After high profile appearances at Deschutes Brewery's 25th Anniversary Concert, Bend Roots Revival, Bite of Bend, Cruxapalooza, Bend Fall Fest and McMenamins Halloween Celebration, Elektrapod is quickly becoming known as one of the hottest live bands to have ever emerged from the Central Oregon area. Come check out what all the fuss is about !

Elektrapod - www.elektrapod.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook Page- www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

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ELEKTRAPOD @ RIVER CITY SALOON

River City Saloon, 207 Cascade Ave, Hood River

ELEKTRAPOD is bringing the funky beats back to the lovely folks in Hood River at the River City Saloon on Friday 7/17. Elektrapod just keeps getting hotter and hotter with every show and stands out as one of the hottest bands to have emerged from the Oregon scene in recent years. Come see why ! This show is 21+ and is just $5 bucks ! Elektrapod will play two sets starting at 10PM.

About ELEKTRAPOD: Elektrapod is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson aka Dr. Pocket (Jive Talkin' Robots, Soulwork, El Dante) and keyboardist Brad Jones aka KEEZ (FloorRide, Keegan Smith & The Fam, Tony Smiley/MOWO). Formed with the vision of fusing Funk, Soul, Disco and Riff Rock w/ Electronica and Jamband sensibilities, Gabe and Brad aimed from the start to create a band that would truly stand out in their home market of Bend, Oregon and would also be strong enough to hold their own with regional and national acts. There is no doubt that they have accomplished just that in a very short time, truly impressing every single audience they've performed in front of thus far. Tapping Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Tyler Mason (Tone Red, El Dante, FloorRide) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion and uber-talented young diva Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players, all of whom have tremendous chops and experience, as well as strong creative presence and drive. Elektrapod's repertoire is being built from the original works of Gabe Johnson, Brad Jones and Ze Rox and yet the band has also found group-writing very productive and rewarding, drawing on a lot of magic and synergy in a very short time. Come check out what all the fuss is about !

Elektrapod - www.elektrapod.com

River City Saloon Facebook page - www.facebook.com/hoodrivercitysaloon.com

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Jul21

POLYRHYTHMICS w/ GUESTS - PHISH AFTER PARTY

Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR

Parallel 44 Presents this special post-Phish Rager featuring a long night of Polyrhythmics, at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Wednesday, July 22nd. The show will start at 10:30PM and will go very late. Just SIX blocks from Les Schwab Amphitheater !

About Polyrhythmics: Original hard-driving, modern afro-beat and syncopated, horn-driven funk. That is the recipe that Polyrhythmics have crafted and delivered to packed clubs, and festival crowds throughout the west coast in the past 3 years. The 8 members of this dynamic world-beat orchestra, weave a clever web of deep, hypnotic grooves, creative, yet melodic interplay, clever horn-hooks, and searing solos that ignite every dance-floor that has laid before them.

Despite their proven reputation as performers, delivering a non-stop a Live show experience unmatched in today’s instrumental musical landscape, the heart and inspiration for this band’s existence is the art of recording, documenting the art, and laying it down to tape.

Founded in late 2010, Polyrhythmics was formed by Ben Bloom and Grant Schroff, who quickly gathered some of the most talented and highly sought-after performers in the North West to record an EP. Ben and Grant were coming from different musical communities, from within the NW. Previous to this point, Ben had been on a musical journey, performing and making 45’s with recording artist, arranger and composer Joel Ricci, aka Lucky Brown and his “West Sound Union”, and playing in various soul, funk, rock and R&B collectives in the NW. Grant , a graduate from Cornish School of Music, had been performing various esteemed Jazz, funk, hip-hop and reggae groups throughout Seattle. The two met through mutual friends and had performed on a few bills together on several occasions, but until now had not collaborated.

Using primitive gear, the expertise of the band’s Bass player / recording engineer, Jason Gray ,and a “live, all in one -room”, low-budget recording technique, the band captured magic, the very 1st time the record button was pushed. The resulting 6 song EP became a cult classic and quickly sold out at shows. Highlights such as “Pink Wasabi”, and “Klompton” have since been re-released on 7 inch 45 by Electric Cowbell Records and Kept Records and are also sold-out.

In June of 2011, using crowd-sourced funds, the band released their first full length “Labrador”, and enjoyed immediate attention by such domestic tastemakers as DJ Prestige, Dusty Groove America and Fat Beats Records, and Internationally by Juno Records in the UK, Paris DJ’s in France and Jet Set Records in Japan. The 1st run of Cd’s quickly sold-out at shows, and the 1st single “The Imposter” was picked up and released by Kept Records on 7 inch in November of 2011 and enjoyed immediate success on radio stations far and wide, including KEXP in Seattle. Shortly after the release, Polyrhythmics was named best band in Seattle, by Seattle Magazine in late Nov of 2011.

From the very 1st tour, the buzz about the band started to spread, and funk fans looking to get down showed up in droves throughout the winter and early spring. Their non-stop, “leave it all on the stage”, 3+ hrs shows, slamming arrangements, top-notch musicianship and absolute command of their ethos, earned the band coveted spots at festivals and clubs across America.

The single, “Moon Cabbage” was suspiciously released on April 20th 2013 , and was spinning all over the globe within days. The big surprise was that when folks got the records, “Moon Cabbage” was the B side, with the A side featuring the song “Bobo” an all out dance floor banger that had been a staple of Polyrhythmics live shows for the past year. Excitement over the 45 was immediate and reviews from all over the world came pouring in in different languages.

Today, Polyrhythmics are an unstoppable force in both on stage and in the studio. With live repertoire of over 60 original compositions, a full length album called “Libra Stripes on Kept Records,” the band is firing on all cylinders. Taking the experiences of a nearly 4-year brotherhood, Polyrhythmics are just hitting their stride, writing and arranging some of the best material yet and setting their sites on the world stage.

Polyrhythmics are : Ben Bloom: Guitars Grant Schroff: Drums Nathan Spicer: Keys Lalo Bello: Percussion Jason Gray: Bass Scott Morning: Trumpet Elijah Clark : Trombone Art Brown: Sax and Flute

Polyrhythmics - www.polyrhythmics.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

Volcanic Theatre Pub - www.volcanictheatrepub.com

$15 adv. / $20 d.os. Age limit: 21+

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Jul22

THE AFTER ATTACK feat. YAK ATTACK + many special guest performers (AFTER PHISH RAGER)

Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR

Parallel 44 Presents THE AFTER ATTACK After Phish Rager featuring a long night of Yak Attack and a variety of very special guest appearances by some of the hottest "who's who" players in the Western US, at Volcanic Theatre Pub on Wednesday, July 22nd. The show will start at 10:30PM and will go very late.

About Yak Attack:

Yak Attack will make you dance. Founded in Portland, OR in 2013, the live electronica trio has been making waves in the scene and expanding its fan base quickly in its short history. Rowan Cobb (bass), Dave Dernovsek (keys) and Devin Weston (drums) combine skilled playing with live looping and effects, resulting in expansive sonic terrain and heightened peaks well beyond the capabilities of most live trios. Elements from genres including house, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions mixed with improvisation and jamming, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show. The band has just released its first full-length album, “Real World Conditions”, and will soon be bringing its unique mix of live chops, electronic techniques, and monkey noises to a venue near you.

Yak Attack - www.yakattackmusic.com

Parallel 44 Presents Facebook page - www.facebook.com/parallel44presents

Volcanic Theatre Pub - www.volcanictheatrepub.com

$15 Adv. / $20 d.o.s. Age limit: 21+

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