Now you can see why I leave the photo editing to that other local music blog.
In any case, this weekend marks the debut of a new band with some familiar faces: Hurry Up, featuring Kathy Foster and Westin Glass of the mighty Thermals alongside Maggie Vail (K Records/ DJ Magic Beans/ Bangs), is so new that there's no press photo or video or music to go with this hackjob band image. But we're still super excited about it.
You may remember that the Thermals' Hutch Harris has recently began playing some solo shows under the name Forbidden Friends—don't worry, the Thermals aren't breaking up. In fact, this whole thing can only be good for Portland, good for the Thermals and god dammit, good for America. Here's where you can catch Hurry Up this weekend:
Firstly, you can catch the band at Sound + Vision Fest at the Hollywood Theater. Press release follows:
Wow, lots to like there, and the Hollywood's whole weekend is pretty stellar. Tickets won't last long.May 13 at 7pm: Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Wild Flag, Sleater Kinney) will curate Friday night's festivities. Carrie's most recent project includes WILD FLAG, formed with former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, former Helium guitarist and singer Mary Timony, and Rebecca Cole of The Minders and of course, Portlandia. Carrie will screen "Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre on Tour." Hurry Up (featuring members of the Thermals) will close the night with their debut performance.