Toro y Moi @ Wonder Ballroom 3/1/2013

Toro y Moi. Bull and me. Ethereal music and me. Mind blowing instrumentals and me. Awesome light show and me. This was my Thursday evening at a sold out Wonder Ballroom. Wise, young man, Chazwick Bundick, from South Carolina, graced Portland with his presence and genius musical skills; which I have no problem using the word genius on any musician that blows my mind with the sounds they create. Chaz et al is out and about showing off his new material from just released album Anything In Return.

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What’s Going on: 02/27 – 03/06

1. Starfucker w/ Blackbird Blackbird
Where: Roseland Theater
How Much: $18
When: Wednesday, February 27th – 8pm
Why: In support of their latest full-length on Polyvinyl Records, Miracle Mile, Starfucker plays their first show of 2013! Full to the brim of explosive drum beats and layered synth melodies you’ll be shaking your booty to their hook-laden catchy pop tunes all night. Don’t be late, these hometown heroes go on at 9pm sharp!

2. Blues Control w/ Plankton Wat & Fang Moon
Where: Mississippi Studios
How Much: $8
When: Thursday, February 28th – 9pm
Why: The Philadelphia-based duo of Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse are intriguingly unclassifiable. Although piano-driven, the pair combines new age with Krautrock and classic rock, emphasizing meditative-like noodling and rhythms that roll like hills in a valley. Do yourself a favor and get to this show!

3. Broken Water w/ Older Women, Hugo Berlin & Havania Whaal
Where: Slabtown
How Much: $5
When: Friday, March 1st – 9pm
Why: Olympia’s post-punk grudge rockers, Broken Water, are a damn fine band and one that is even better live! This magical night is rounded out by Portland’s Older Women (who will play a full set of new songs), Hugo Berlin, and Havania Whaal. It’s all ages, it’s rock and roll, and it’s only $5!

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Toro Y Moi @ Branx 9/30/2011

Chillwave.  If you’re not familiar with this “genre” of music Wikipedia would be happy to tell you that “its artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines” or they could just have a picture of musician/producer and chillwave pioneer, Chazwick Bundick.  Better known as Toro Y Moi, Bundick and his band visited Portland at Branx Friday night showing us just why he’s been buzzing in our ears.

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What’s Going On: 9/28 – 10/5

1.  Family of the Year / Grouplove
Where: Peter’s Room
How Much: $10
When: Wednesday, September 28 – 8pm
Why: The songs on St. Croix were recorded during Family of the Year’s sessions with accomplished producer Wally Gagel (Eels, Norah Jones, Old 97s) and serve as a precursor to their full-length tinyOGRE Entertainment debut coming out in early 2012.  “From a rich, sweet-toothed tapestry seemingly lined with the DNA of Don MacLean, Ben Folds, Arcade Fire and, more recently Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, come Family of the Year” -NME

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