Plastic Cactus

Plastic Cactus

Souvenir Driver, Havania Whaal

Wed May 30

8:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Shoegaze, psych and surf sounds rub shoulders on this fabulous bill of local artists.

Plastic Cactus
Plastic Cactus
Souvenir Driver
Portland-based group Souvenir Driver label their sound as "bliss-pop", a self-professed hybrid of shoegaze, post-punk, new wave, psych, and pretty much whatever else they're digging at the moment. That philosophy results in a free and adventurous sound throughout their new album Living Water. As their third release, Living Water finds the band's sound at its fullest during an opportune time, fresh off local PDX acclaim and starting to accelerate in terms of national recognition. While the band's sound is distinctive, there is a resemblance to post-punk revivalists in the vein of Lower Dens and early Interpol, particularly because they have the ability to alternate between moments of shimmering beauty and hauntingly developmental post-rock. The use of deliciously reverbed guitar lines, nocturnal synths, and Nate Wey's translucent vocals certainly add to it all, as well.

"A wonderfully moody panorama of reverb-y dream pop."

"A sugary tribute to bands with a sour edge, namely Sonic Youth and Spacemen 3."

"Ahead of the curve."
Havania Whaal
Havania Whaal is a three piece noise pop band from Portland, Oregon that formed in a musty basement during the cold winter months of 2012. Drawing inspiration from a large spectrum of artists like Joy Division, Sonic Youth and Cocteau Twins, Havania Whaal’s sound has been described as “stargaze pop” by two girls in Olympia.
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214