KITCHEN DWELLERS / HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES / CASCADE CRESCENDO @ THE DOMINO ROOM
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 7:30pm
Parallel 44 Presents is excited to announce Kitchen Dwellers, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades & Cascade Crescendo for a special Fall Bluegrass show at The Domino Room on Sunday, November 5th. All three of these bands are tearing up the national Bluegrass scene right now so you definitely don't want to miss this! Thanks to our sponsors for helping to bring great live music to Bend - Oregrown, Bloom Well, BIGS Hydroponics and Cascade Alchemy! Doors at 7:30PM. Cascade Crescendo kicks things off at 8PM, Horseshoes & Handgrenades will kick things off at 9PM. Kitchen Dwellers close the show with a long set starting at 10:00PM. 21+ show. Advance tickets are $12 here at BendTicket and will go up to $15 at the door.
About Kitchen Dwellers:
Bozeman, MT-based bluegrass quartet Kitchen Dwellers are riding the wave of their sophomore release,
Ghost in the Bottle , an album produced by Leftover Salmon’s Andy Thorn. The album also features
Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis , who joined the band in the studio to record the album’s first single “Vision
of More.” The band continues to relentlessly tour the country, captivating audiences with their own
unique style, dubbed “Galaxy Grass.”
Formed while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the
stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. In
recent years the band has begun to tour nationally, hitting notable venues and festivals around the country
including The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String
Summit, and The Frendly Gathering.
About Horseshoes & Hand Grenades:
In 2010, the five Wisconsinites that make up Horseshoes & Hand Grenades found themselves in a living room in the college town of Stevens Point, WI, holding acoustic instruments and enjoying a hodgepodge of fermented beverages. Music and revelry ensued that evening and, while many of the party guests eventually bid their goodbye well into the morning hours, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades wasn’t ready to let the get-together fade. Many years later, the music still hasn’t stopped and the party is still going strong, from the mountain west to the river towns of the Midwest that the quintet calls home, and all across America.
While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, the band produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries. One could possibly be formed, but the boys seem to generally prefer fishing a river, or enjoying the company of friends and barley beers.
With their music well-defined or not, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has begun to form a place in the American music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Band Competition in 2012 and has since shared the stage with Trampled By Turtles, The Travelin’ McCourys, Railroad Earth, Merle Haggard, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marty Stuart, and many more. The group’s third full-length Middle Western was released in March of 2015 and another record is expected in 2017. Being mostly inspired by rivers, valleys, good friends, and good drink, this five-piece is as sturdy as any Midwest riverbed and will make your toes tap from sundown to sunrise.
About Cascade Crescendo:
Cascade Crescendo, from Portland, Oregon has been crafting their own brand of bluegrass since 2013. Pulling from their vast range of collective influences, they play original, high-energy bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana music with captivating lead vocals by Hunter White, blazing fast mandolin licks by Aden Beck, and creative, thumping bass lines by Taylor Skiles. Duluth, MN banjo player, Harrison Olk, joined the band in late 2015, bringing with him solid Scruggs-style banjo and high lonesome harmony vocals. Links:
Cascade Crescendo recorded their first studio album in Spring 2016 at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, OR. The album features fiddle player, Allie Kral (Yonder Mountain String Band) on five tracks and a guest appearance by drummer Nick Werth (Yak Attack). Cascade Crescendo is gaining steam, quickly winning over fans across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. They performed at the 2016 and 2017 Northwest String Summit and regularly team up with national touring bands including Hot Buttered Rum, Reckless Kelly, Henhouse Prowlers, Trout Steak Revival, Front Country, Vince Herman, Danny Barnes, and more at venues including the Crystal Ballroom, Star Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, and Seattle's Nectar Lounge.
They completed their first national tour in April 2017 across 14 states including Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana. They're stretching their wings again fall with another tour as far east as Michigan, including a run of 8 shows over Halloween teaming up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and Kitchen Dwellers!
Cascade Crescendo has... "gained a loyal following with their tightly crafted bluegrass that embraces tradition alongside more progressive, jam-oriented styles." - Glide Magazine
"Folky singer-songwriter songs are blended with complex harmonies, traditional bluegrass and faster, alternative rock beats. What emerges is a cross between funk, jamgrass, Americana and bluegrass—or newgrass, as they call it—a sound you can't help but dance to. " - Source Weekly (Bend, OR)
Kitchen Dwellers - www.kitchendwellers.com
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades - www.hhgmusic.com
Oregrown - www.oregrown.com
Bloom Well - www.bloomwellbend.com
BIGS Hydroponics - www.bendsindoor.com
Cascade Alchemy - www.cascadealchemy.com
Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com