Friday night at Mississippi Studios saw a gathering of amazing local Northwest rock bands. The first band is from Seattle called The Comettes. Their sound mixes shoegaze, surf rock, and great singing. Not only do The Comettes sound great live, but the recordings also sound damn good.
Next to perform was Holiday Friends from Astoria, OR. Their debut album Chicks came out back in 2012 but it’s still a personal favorite of mine. Holiday friends are currently finishing up recording their second full length album, which should hopefully be coming out by the start of summer.
Headlining the show was one of our new favorite local Portland bands, Genders. Their debut full length, Get Lost, was in our top albums of the year list last year. Genders have a high energy indie pop-rock sound. Complete with blissfully rocking guitars, awesome drumming, and great bass playing, Genders has such a well rounded style of music.