Music Fest NW Night 4

Saturday night was a night of rock and roll and lasers. I started the night out at Pioneer Square seeing local rock stars Starfucker. The guys were stoked to be playing at the square and their performance showed that. They played all the great hits like “German Love” and “Millions.” They have a bunch of shows throughout the year so check here to see if they are coming to you. You don’t want to miss them.

The next show I wanted to see was The We Shared Milk, but instead my car got a flat tire and I missed the entire show getting the spare on. So after that mishap I went over to Bunk Bar to see local Portland band Mission Spotlight. This five piece indie country rock band was a real treat to watch and drink a beer to. They have such a great sound with their slide guitar and blend of post-rock and country music. The slide guitar plays my heart strings and his voice sounds almost god-like. Check out their new album called Everything That Floats.

Next up at the Bunk Bar was Seattle duo, My Goodness. And my, did they rock so freaking hard! These guys might just be my new favorite band. They play an awesome blues-rock that reminds of early Black Keys. My Goodness is another reason why rock ‘n’ roll isn’t dead. Check out their bandpage here and watch the bad-ass video of their single “I’ve Got A Notion” below.

The last band that I caught was Sad Baby Wolf. Started by Marty Crandall and Neal Lanford, former The Shins/Flake Music members, this post-rock outfit totally rocked out the Doug Fir Lounge. Super high energy lo-fi post-rock mixed with catchy choruses and riffs, these guys are worth a listen to. They also had really cool finger lasers that were fun to play with. I’m really stoked to hear more from these rockers from Albuquerque, NM.

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Mission Spotlight + Sad Baby Wolf + My Goodness

Hi everyone! It’s good to be back writing about music again. I have some great bands for you all today that will be at Music Fest NW in a couple of weeks. First up is alt-country band Mission Spotlight. A local Portland band that has the americana sound down to a key. Their latest EP is called Everything That Floats and is available on bandcamp for name your own price. Twangy guitars, smooth bass lines, awesome slide guitar riffs, and a booming voice is what makes up Mission Spotlight’s sound. It’s perfect for sitting around the campfire or riding into town on your trusty steed. Check them out below. I really like the first two tracks and “Paris.”

Next up is Albuquerque, NM band, Sad Baby Wolf. This outfit came to be when a couple of former The Shins members decided to play some music for a benefit. Almost a second coming of Flake Music, Sad Baby Wolf has that great lo-fi fuzz rock ‘n’ roll. I’m really digging on their two singles “Survival Guide” and “8th Level.” I’m really excited to hear more from this band of great rockers. Check out their tracks below.

Last up for today is Seattle duo, My Goodness. Hitting the same vein as (earlier) The Black Keys, My Goodness gives your ear drums a good beating. Big overdrive guitar backed with awesome drumming and incredible vocals is all My Goodness needs to rock your face off, kick it when it’s down, and then put back on your skull so that it can melt. Check out their debut self-titled album below, also the kick-ass video too.