There are many shows at The Doug Fir Lounge remaining over the next three months that would be fantastic ways to spend your tax return. Luckily with shows at the DF costing on average 12 bones... you won't have to shell out much of that return and can easily use the bulk of it to buy tickets to see Coldplay at the Gorge in July. (@ nearly $127 a pop... that's no exaggeration)
The music playing on this page comes from each of the 3 featured bands/artists
Feb 24th: RA RA RIOT
This indie power rock quintet from Syracuse NY, has been speeding though the music scene and experiencing success doing it! Touring last year with Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot has been spreading their brand of energy through the States and Europe. Continuing on after their drummer died in 2007... Riot has been able to recover and release their debut album "The Rhumb Line". A triumphant debut and tribute to the contributions of their late drummer, Rhumb Line delivers track after track of road trip worthy songs. Check out the two songs posted here for but a taste of why you will see more of them in the future.
March 5th: NEIL HALSTEAD
Current front man from Mojave 3 and former front man of Slowdive, Neil Halstead has found new life recording a solo album for Brushfire records. Halstead's blend of acoustic guitar and thoughtful lyrics will have you eagerly straining to figure out his heart and his connection to his songs. Originally from England, this bearded wonder is fully integrated into the American music scene and isn't going anywhere for a long time. Be sure and check out these two songs here plus find some more great tracks from Mojave 3 and Slowdive at http://www.grooveshark.com/
April 23rd: COLD WAR KIDS
This California rock quartet has been around for nearly 5 years and yet you might not have heard of them. Just into their 2nd Album, Cold War Kids are a critically acclaimed band working hard to forge their way into land occupied by Radiohead and The White Stripes. While only one of several great shows available at DF in April, Cold War Kids promises to be the best because of the ability to see such a great rising talent in such a small intimate venue. Not that your heart will be moved by the powerful rock of CWK... but you will for sure find your soul jump started.
Cheque out these other great DF shows in the days to come:
Feb. 20th: THE MOTHER HIPS w/local favorites DERBY
Feb. 21st: STEPHANIE SCHNEIDERMAN
Mar. 2nd: MATT WERTZ
Mar. 28th: TEN OUT OF TENNESSEE
Apr. 13th: THE TING TINGS
Just to name a few...