Home / Events / Music Calendar / Kisses, Trails & Ways

Kisses, Trails & Ways

MITCH LILLIE
8 pm., Sunday May 12 | $8.
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
 
[FLASHBACK POP] It’s hard to determine exactly where Kisses departs from ’80s music. The synths and basslines run the gamut from new wave to spacey disco, with Zinzi Edmundson’s head-in-hand, dreamy guitar solos filling in the breaks. Vocalist Jesse Kivel often channels Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, only to suddenly get poppier and sunnier. (I swear there’s a Scandinavian affect in his voice that makes his voice seem all the sweeter.) But “The Hardest Part,” the gem from upcoming sophomore album Kids in L.A., sounds way too of-the-moment to be dismissed as nostalgia. After an ethereal intro and smash that recalls Kate Bush’s “Running up That Hill,” Kisses get into a chilled-out, post-YACHT groove, all with those unbearably cute lyrics. Kivel wails, “At the end of the day/When you go away/And you leave and softly say/That falling in love is the hardest part/Well, I’m not sure.” I’m sure: See Kisses.



Where: Holocene
Phone: 239-7639
Address: 1001 SE Morrison St.
Website: www.holocene.org

 
 

Holocene

1001 SE Morrison St.
OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Temples, Wampire, Coma Serfs

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

[ACID DREAMS] Now here’s a killer double bill that makes sense. Portland’s own psych-pop weirdoes Wampire, fresh off an epic PDX Pop Now set that saw them making ...

7 pm | $18 advance, $20 day of show.
Hawthorne Theatre 1507 SE 39th Ave. Portland Web | Map

A Minor Forest, Prizehog, Jonny X and the Groadies

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

[MATH ROCK] As San Francisco’s A Minor Forest began picking up steam in the mid-'90s, the legion of bands fusing angular, dissonant riffs to slow-burning compositi ...

8 pm | $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

An Evening With Blake Mills

Monday, Sep 22, 2014

[GUITAR HERO] Right up until a local heckler disrupted their fateful first show at the Newmark Theatre last October, the intrigue surrounding Fiona Apple's fall tour ...

9 pm | $21.50 advance, $24 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Holocene

Midnight Magic, DJ Gossip Cat, DJ Pocket Rock-It, Misti Miller

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014

[DISCO] If this were 2007, Midnight Magic would probably be one of DFA Records’ standout acts. Alas, DFA isn’t what it used to be. Munich’s Permanent Vacation� ...

8:30 pm | $8 advance, $10 day of show.
Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close