Lincoln Barr LP Release, Dominic Castillo CD Release, Swansea

Lincoln Barr LP Release, Dominic Castillo CD Release, Swansea

Sat, March 11, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Lincoln Barr - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Lincoln Barr
Lincoln Barr is a songwriter and singer living in Yakima, Washington. After thirteen years leading Seattle-based pop group Red Jacket Mine, he's releasing his debut solo album, Trembling Frames - a set of deeply personal songs that grapple with trauma and the instability of memory.

Featuring a stellar cast of studio musicians, including Calexico drummer John Convertino, the album's sound revels in the beguiling complexity of the Great American Songbook and the work of (slightly) more contemporary auteurs like Burt Bacharach and Angelo Badalamenti. This series of full-band performances will feature musicians who performed on the album, including Mr. Convertino and Brooklyn-based saxophonist Levon Henry.
Dominic Castillo - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Dominic Castillo
About? About?! What’s it all about? This is a question Dominic asks himself, often after gin and tonics. He’s convinced it’s either about some exotic minor scale that he hasn’t learned or maybe a West African rhythm.
Dominic was born and raised in the 805 area code. He went to Berklee College of Music for a few years, studied the classics at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, and played in a few rock bands. He decided Portland was better Jazz weather, and moved there.
Dominic’s debut album is almost completed and features a great mix of standards and originals. Joining him on the record is Matt Farina, Vytas Nagisetty, and Leon Cotter. But why talk about music? That’s not what it’s about.
Swansea - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Swansea formed in 2011 when Portland, Oregon mainstays, musician/actress/writer, Rebecca Sanborn (Loch Lomond, Blue Cranes) and drummer, Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes, Rebecca Gates) recruited Kansas City multi-instrumentalist/singer Kyleen King to expand the sound of their long standing duo project. As a trio, in 2012 the group released their first full length album “Old Blood” and completed multiple tours of the United States. Between 2013-2015, Swansea toured Europe and found significant success in scoring and licensing music for a diverse array of films, including the track & field documentary “We Grew Wings” (2013), the feature length, multi-award winning dramas “Light of Mine” (2013), “A Standing Still” (2014) and “Death On A Rock” (2015). With the engineering/production help of John Askew (Neko Case, Wild Flag), Swansea’s sophomore album, “Flaws” is slated for a summer 2016 release on the Self Group label. Stylistically, Swansea combine artful narrative and atmospheric sweep with a touch of dancey, off-the-cuff toughness–often drawing comparison to LCD Soundsystem, Feist and My Brightest Diamond.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212