Home / Events / Music Calendar / Bernhoft, Sun Rai

Bernhoft, Sun Rai

MITCH LILLIE
9 pm., Saturday June 22 | $15.
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St.
 
[SOUL GONE SOLO] The bigger the band, the bigger the bill. Norwegian soul singer Bernhoft knows this all too well. Though he toured successfully with his previous groups, Span and Explicit Lyrics, Bernhoft went bankrupt on tour with an eight-piece backing band, even after Ceramik City Chronicles, his solo debut, found success across Europe. Venues couldn’t afford him, and vice-versa. His solution was to grab a loop pedal and take center stage with his silky, ardent voice, trademark blond pompadour and just a few instruments, delicately layering one atop the other. The resulting sound is so smooth, it’s easy to close your eyes and imagine some quartet from the 1930s has been transported to the present, given a couple Stevie Wonder albums to listen to in the green room and thrown onstage. 

Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Phone: 231-9663
Address: 830 E Burnside St.
Website: www.dougfirlounge.com

 
 

Doug Fir Lounge

830 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

The Von Trapps

Friday, Dec 26, 2014

[THE HILLS ARE ALIVE] Turns out all that stuff in The Sound of Music—Julie Andrews, problems like Maria, “Edelweiss,” etc.—actually happened. In Sep ...

6:30 and 9 pm | Early show sold out. Late show is $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Castletown

Friday, Dec 26, 2014

[THE REAL MCCOY] Naming your band after a tiny village in Ireland could be read as a twee affectation, like wearing a derby or naming your backing band “and Sons ...

7 pm | Free.
Torta Landia 4144 SE 60th Ave. Web | Map

Holiday Friends, the Weather Machine, Snowblind Traveler

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014

[POP] Few songs sent my roommates and me dancing around the living room this year more than Holiday Friends' “Spirit Girl.” The entirety of the band's debut albu ...

9 pm | $10.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Doug Fir Lounge

Resurrection: The (Un)Brunchening

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014

The early-afternoon comedy showcase stays up late (uh, relatively speaking) for a special evening installment featuring standup from Caitlin Weierhauser, Amy Miller, Nariko Ott, Molly Fite, Andie M ...

7 pm Saturday, Dec. 27 | $12
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Reignwolf, Down and Outlaws

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014

[THE BLOOZ] With bluesy, distorted riffs and raspy vocals, Reignwolf vibes on a '70s hard-rock blend a la Jack White. It's not necessarily cutting edge, but the proj ...

8:30 pm | $20.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close