Portland, Oregon's Viva Voce brings their throbbing, grooving rock sound to the PDXchange Program.
PDXchange Program brings the very best of Portland indie-rock to the Tower Theatre. The 2011 concert series kicks off on March 7th with Viva Voce and guests.
General admission: $20 plus $3 ticket fee. All ages (Minors seated in balcony).
VIVA VOCE - Headliner
Hailing from Muscle Shoals, Ala., but holed up in Portland since 2002, Viva Voce’s Kevin and Anita Robinson have dusty country-folk in their blood and gritty rock on their minds, and they’ve teased out this tension over four progressively darker LPs of dreamy musicality, layered over what could suffice as a lovely, bare-bones husband-and-wife duo.
Their 2009 release, Rose City, features glimmering harmonies and shuddering guitars.
Listen to Viva Voce on their MySpace page:
DAMIEN JURADO - Special Guest
With a sound that makes Elliott Smith and Ryan Adams seem a little upbeat, Damien Jurado is a habit which won't necessarily bring joy to the listener. But once acquired, you will find it hard to kick.
Currently touring with Viva Voce, Washington resident Damien Jurado will be making a guest appearance during PDXchange Program on March 7th.
"Damien Jurado may be our generation's Neil Young." - Alternative Press
Listen to Damien Jurado on his website:
LOCH LOMOND - Opening
Bend native Ritchie Young and his band, Loch Lomond will open the evening. If their previous appearance with Portland Cello Project at PDXchange Program is any indication, you can expect a Loch Lomond set full of lush harmonies, unconventional instrumentation (mandolin, bass clarinet and viola are often featured) and enough earnest songwriting to impress. Expect some new songs from their newest album, 'Little Me Will Start A Storm' which will officially be released on Tender Loving Empire on February 22, 2011.
Listen to Loch Lomond on their MySpace page: