WOW-loween: Laundry, [Glazier], Bluphoria, Fashion Dirt

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
October 30, 2021 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$8 Advance, $10 Day of Show

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WOW-LOWEEN WITH LAUNDRY, [glazier], BLUPHORIA, FASHION DIRT

 

            On Saturday, October 30, the WOW Hall will be haunted by the ghosts of WOW-loween, as well as local bands Laundry, [glazier], Bluphoria and Fashion Dirt.  The night will include a costume contest and prizes.  Donations to Eugene Bleeds encouraged.  Additional support by PharmFresh LLC.

 

            LAUNDRY

 

Laundry met in the University of Oregon dorms in the fall of 2017, and the four of them quickly bonded over a shared interest in the local music scene. Eugene bands like Spiller, Novacane, and the Graduating Class helped the band find gigs at house shows and bars around the college, during which the band began to develop its energetic live performance and collaborative songwriting process.

Following the release of their first EP during their freshman year of college, guitarist and singer Kiki Paroissien-Arce suggested the band record at Echohill Studios in Portland with her father Edwin Paroissien. This proved to be a creatively fruitful decision, and their first release with Paroissien as producer, 2019’s Affirmation, found the band modest and unexpected success on streaming services.

 

 

2020’s Fast Cars saw the band experiment with more in depth storytelling and increasingly elaborate music videos, while maintaining the dreamy yet energetic Eugene rock sound of the first Echohill Studios album.

Laundry had to postpone their 2020 Fast Cars promotional tour for quarantine, but they continued writing and rehearsing new music at their home in Eugene where they live with a cat, a dog and two rats.

Laundry is: Nik Barber (Drums) , Riley Somers (Guitar and Vocals) , Cal Fenner (Bass and Vocals)  and Kiki Paroissien-Arce (Guitar and Vocals).

 

[glazier]

 

Derek Siber (Vocals / Bass), Andrew Srack (Guitar) and Grayson Z Andrews (Drums) comprise the band [glazier].  Carefully blending post__, prog__, and indie__, [glazier] is a band focused on experimental amalgamations with a veiled curiosity for convention.  Through happenstance and sheer force of will, the trio was cast in Eugene and serves as a vessel to express ideas through songs as adventurous short stories. 

Influenced by artists like Rx Bandits, Queens of the Stone Age, and Elliott Smith, [glazier] utilizes unorthodox harmony and jagged riffs paired with wistful melodic motifs to create music that is both exploratory and accessible.  Forming in late 2019, the pandemic forced the trio to slow down and proceed with intention while refining their sound and vision. 

2021 has seen [glazier] release video content and their debut EP and is now supporting with live shows.

 

BLUPHORIA

Bluphoria is a pop rock/alternative band, with psychedelic and southern rock influences. 

Based out of Eugene, Bluphoria is fronted by Reign LaFreniere (lead guitar), with Dakota North (rhythm guitar), Dani Robinette (drums) and Rex Wolf (bass guitar). Founded at the University of Oregon in spring 2019, the band quickly gained popularity around Eugene and Portland, as well as in the Bay Area. They released their first single “Kaleidoscope” in June 2020 followed by the official video, which has amassed a stream count of over 20,000.  Their EP titled Alone , containing the second single by the same name, has garnered over 22,000 streams.

In November of 2020 the band released “Something More” and “Conscientious Debauchery” -- which has a stream count of 10,000 and counting.

Inspired by the classic rock of bands like The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd combined with the modern aesthetics of Arctic Monkeys, IDLES and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Bluphoria create unique swamp psych rock sound which has been described as “perfect for a dance montage, and makes you feel like you’ll be young forever.” Crossing racial and genre lines, the band creates music that is inclusive and universal without prejudice. With their energetic and engrossing live shows as one of the signature attractions, the band is excited not only to present new music in 2021 but to get back on the road and back onstage.

“I hope people really connect to the music we are trying to make and relate to the experiences we push in our work,” concluded LaFreniere. “Making music means a lot to all of us and we know how powerful it can be in a person’s life and hope that by doing our part we can make a positive impact for others.”

 

FASHION DIRT

 

Fashion Dirt is an American punk band from Eugene. The trio layers electric guitar power with tight drums and moody bass that create an atmosphere undeniably their own. Pithy droning vocals shout lo-fi nostalgia with modern sardonic lyrics. Using influences from Suicide to ESG, Fashion Dirt’s tempo and sound keep you bouncing and nodding along to songs that are equally seductive and frightening.

 

EUGENE BLEEDS

 

Eugene Bleeds is a local mutual-aid group driven to provide free and available period care to all people.

 

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show.  Doors open at 7:30 pm and showtime is 8:00.  Don’t forget to wear a mask.

 

 


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