Last night was an amazing free show with local Portland, OR psychedelic rock bands at Mississippi Studios. First up was Sun Angle’s solo project Grapefruit. Playing more on the side of electronic/sci-fi soundscapes, Grapefruit sounds like a soundtrack to futuristic thriller movies. Along with some great visuals, Grapefruit provided a trance like state for everyone to dance to.
After a brief intermission came XDS (formerly Experimental Dental School). This duo is definitely super experimental playing more on the punk rock side of the spectrum. Instead of having a hi-hat on their drumset they have what looks like an old hubcap, a plastic weight, and wood block. Also equipped is a pair of bongos. These guys are really good and they play really great music that almost anyone can enjoy. They are known for playing tons of house shows so look them up on Facebook for their shows.
The main attraction was up next as more people started filing into the dance floor to see Grandparents. Finally bringing the night’s experimental psychedelic music into the realm of pop, Grandparents gives a new light to surf pop-rock. Last night was also the premier of their new merchandise and new single “Bitches.” They give a Portland folk taste to a Californian surf rock to make something cool and unique. The visuals that were provided were pretty amazing as well.
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