WORLD'S FINEST & SCOTT PEMBERTON BAND @ THE DOMINO ROOM (12/2)
Sat, Dec 2 at 8:30pm
Parallel 44 Presents is stoked to bring you World's Finest (CD Release Party) & Scott Pemberton Band to The Domino Room on Saturday, December 2nd!! Don't miss out on this rockin CD release party!! Huge thanks to our sponsors: BIGS Hydroponics, Bloom Well Oregon, Cascade Alchemy and Bloom Well Oregon!!
21+ Doors 8:30PM - Show 9:30PM
Advance tickets are $14 adv and $18 at the door.
About World's Finest:
An eclectic five piece band
It’s been a wild and crazy ride for the fellas in World’s Finest, since their modest beginning as an acoustic duo in Portland, OR living rooms in 2011. With a songwriting style rooted in Americana, the band banks on their ability to transcend genres of all kinds. String-centric and bluegrass-inspired compositions seamlessly transition into 3-Dimensional Psytrance, Funk, and Dub soundscapes, leaving their audience with a full circle experience of emotion and dance. Their appreciation for punk and ska can be found peppered throughout their shows and albums, made evident by up-tempo, high-energy offerings, reminiscent of such classic acts as NOFX and Operation Ivy. Never happy to settle, Chris, Dan, Sean, Evan, and Mike continue to push through boundaries and challenge themselves, while hoping to inspire their listeners to expect the most out of what a band in the modern age can be capable of conjuring up.
Five years, countless shows, and 4 albums later, the band is still firing on all cylinders. The current lineup features 5 members: Chris Couch (Guitar/Vocals), Dan Hurley (Banjo/Vocals), Sean McLean (Sax/Guitar/Vocals), Evan Malfer (Bass), and Mike Apodaca (Drums). Their paths have all crossed in Portland, by way of Ohio, Illinois, Eastern Oregon, New York and California. As a result of such diverse upbringings, it was inevitable that the band’s sound reflected their coast to coast musical influences.
The latest offering from World’s Finest is a 6 song EP, entitled “We Got Ourselves a Game Here”. Taking a new approach to their recording process, the band decided to record the album in front of a live audience at Hallowed Halls Studios in Portland. The result was nothing short of capturing lightning in a bottle. The quick paced track list of Ska-grass was wholly enhanced by their fans’ infectious enthusiasm and energy.
World’s Finest has hit the West Coast Festival scene hard, making appearances at High Sierra, Northwest String Summit, 4 Peaks, What the Festival ?!, and Symbiosis, to name a few. Their unique style has allowed them to connect with fans from all different kinds of musical worlds. In addition, their chameleon-like approach to their live show has allowed them the honor to share the stage with such acts as Steel Pulse, The Motet, The Expendables, Rusted Root, The Skatalites, Fruition, and many others
About Scott Pemberton Band:
Scott is an emerging force on the festival circuit, with his wild approach to the guitar and nimble funky band he is immediately recognizable and undeniably original. He doesn’t use a strap, often plays the guitar like someone would play piano and performs with the uninhibited joy and intensity of someone who recognizes that every time we make music is an honor and a gift.
Pemberton's sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun.
The latest LP “Timber Rock” style has been very well received. He has placed #4 on Billboards Tastemaker Chart, #1 on Portland Pop Charts and has been making waves at clubs and festivals nationwide generating press headlines such as:
"The Bruce Lee of Guitar” - Tahoe Onstage
“A modern day Jimi Hendrix” - Chico Enterprise
“It’s not everyday someone can convey joy while digging deep” - Glide Magazine
“A stand out artist at this year’s High Sierra Music Festival” - Relix Magazine
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