Kick off 2017 with a bang! On Wednesday, January 4, local curators and media group DO503 present a showcase of talented, up-and-coming Portland acts, featuring the psychedelic disco outfit Gold Casio, indie psych-pop 4-piece Holidae House, and jazz-inspired synth virtuoso Glasys. Grab tickets here, and RSVP + invite friends to the event page here. DO503 is providing free PBR for the first hour or while supplies last, so get here early!
Recently named one of Vortex Music Magazine’s ‘Artists to Watch,’ Gold Casio play a synth-rich blend of electronic disco and psych-pop. Hot on the tail of their single “Last Song” / “Colors On The Wall” out earlier this month, on Christmas day they debuted a stellar new cover of the Beach Boys’ classic “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times.”
More in the vein of Lonerism-era Tame Impala meets Radiohead, the Portland by way of Sacramento indie psych pop quartet Holiday House made their debut with a self-titled EP out this past August. An impressive first effort, Holidae House are certainly a local act to keep an eye on.
If you’re not yet familiar with local synth virtuoso and jazz-influenced songwriter Gil Assayas, frontman of Glasys, prepare for that to change. The pianist, synthesist, producer and vocalist not only plays keys for a myriad of other local bands, but his own project Glasys just dropped a debut EP The Pressure September which was described by the Willamette Week as “lush electronic beat-jazz of the highest order.”