So many bands, so little time…. How do you figure out which musicians to see live and still have some extra cash left over at the end of the month?
PDX/Rx just may be the answer for you.
opbmusic is teaming up with Mississippi Studios to present a curated monthly musical showcase that shines a light on up-and-coming acts. In other words, we'll bring you a free show featuring bands we're excited about and that we think you’ll like as well. It's a low-cost, low-risk opportunity to discover something new.
Aan — pronounced "on," as in the opposite of "off" — was originally launched five years ago as a one-man bedroom recording project by frontman Bud Wilson. The band has expanded in personnel (Texas transplant Reese Lawhon and Oregon native Jon Lewis have since come into the fold on bass and drums) and scope since then, releasing a 5-song EP and 2-song single that showed lots of promise. Their full-length debut, Amor Ad Nauseum, still has an official release date of TBD, but it's nevertheless complete and ready to go.
Get a taste of Amor Ad Nauseum below. "I Don't Need Love" showcases the qualities we've always loved about the band's music, namely the pairing of Wilson's almost cathartic vocal with off-kilter rhythms and signatures that keep the listener guessing. But it's not chaos. Rather, the band keeps its avant-pop just avant enough while simultaneously daring you not to bob your head.
AUDIO: Aan - I Don't Need Love
Go See It
PDX/Rx: Aan, Support Force and Genders
- Monday, June 18th, 8 pm
- Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland