LAKE is a pop collective from Olympia, Washington. They have served as the live backing band for artists such as Half-Handed Cloud (Asthmatic Kitty), Laura Veirs (Nonesuch) and Karl Blau (K Records), but LAKE's own songs and performances are where this co-ed crew truly shines. LAKE has a number of excellent songwriters whose solo work could hold its own; working together they simply overload the senses (in a good way). Currently working on their debut album with producer Tucker Martine (the Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens), LAKE wistfully flirts with the "experimental" but never, ever sacrifices the melody. And oh, the harmonies!
The Online Romance are Portland's purveyors of pure, classic pop. Recently upgraded to a sextet, TOR aims to win over its audience with careful, elaborate wordplay, baroque melodies and—well, there's the cuteness factor. And again, the harmonies!
World's Greatest Ghosts are a buzzed-about local synth pop band who have recently been known to pack out local house shows; their squealing monophonic keyboard melodies are coupled with a driving rock 'n' roll beat that can't be refused. Check out the recent write-up in the Willamette Week: http://localcut.wweek.com/2007/12/12/worlds-greatest-ghosts-friday-dec-14/
Visit the following websites for more information and song samples.
LAKE - Website | MySpace
The Online Romance - Website | MySpace
World's Greatest Ghosts - MySpace
This event is open to all ages and there will be a $6 cover charge. The doors open at 7:30 and the show begins promptly at 8 PM, so please come out early!
Added by tonliner on November 27, 2007