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Guerilla Toss are not of this world. Their songs unfurl and spiral in and out of control like psychedelic transmissions from another planet, all the while conjuring up echoes of indie rock, surf pop, big beat, and classic rock. Guitars and synths catapult and criss-cross, forging untraceable paths for propulsive drums and thick bass to help drive it all home. The result is something that’s as exciting and new as it is inspiringly boundary-pushing.
The New Motif is coming up from Cape Cod to fill The Press Room with their crowd-moving psychedelic funk jams.
While many know actress Lola Kirke for her work in Gone Girl and Mozart in the Jungle, this multi-talented artist has so much more up her sleeve. Like her phenomenal music. With the bold sass of Loretta Lynn and a smoky, sultry voice that will make every hair on your neck come to full attention, Kirke marries the dusty twang of americana with lush indie rock and dark-hued doo wop for a dangerous and seductive road trip that you’ll be begging to hitch a ride on.
Sometimes it takes two to make a thing go right… it takes two to make it out of sight. Smooth Hound Smith is a rare duo that really doesn’t need anyone else in the mix. With soaring harmonies and chemistry that is absolutely off the charts, these two explore the rugged backroads of outlaw folk, raw blues, and southern comfort-kissed indie rock.
Xiu Xiu is a heroic exercise in the avant-garde, bucking easy genre labels at every turn and creating a next-level atmospheric experience that is hard to shake. If “abstract pop” is their canvas, what they weave into it is a Jackson Pollock painting with splatters of noise, trip hop, electro, and angsty indie rock of the highest order. No one sounds like them, which is the rarest feat imaginable these days. Submerge yourself in their strange and beautiful world and come out of it a little different than you were before.
There’s something timeless about Eggy. Maybe it’s the four-part harmonies that sound like they’re coming straight out of Laurel Canyon in the late ‘60s. Maybe it’s the stellar musicianship on display that’s so rarely heard these days. Even if it’s not so easy to pinpoint, we can’t wait for their echoes of the warm sounds of Bruce Hornsby and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young to fill The Press Room.
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm | 21+ $10 Advanced & Day of Show About (I Gotta) Rock! Show - A Portsmouth Halloween Parade Fundraiser Now in it’s 14th year, this annual tradition returns on October 4. Featuring, um, rock music, kick-ass raffle…
Epic, transcendent live shows all over the country have confirmed what many have been saying for a while now: The Higgs are one of the best jam bands alive.
What do you get when West African and Appalachian traditions collide live on stage? One of the most complex and undeniably powerful grooves you've ever heard. These are the sounds of North Carolina's Toubab Krewe. You've probably never heard anything quite like it before and you'll also probably never want it to end.
Masters of observant dark comedy and torchbearers of the infectious and energetic sounds of Weezer, Title Fight, and The Police, Remo Drive are coming to Portsmouth to claim the title of 'Best Damn Emo Band in the World'.