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

Fat White Family, Jeffrey Lewis

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[UNION PUNK] There's little special about Fat White Family's sound. They certainly do the lo-fi garage-psych-punk-country thing well, but that's true of many other b ...

10 pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map

Wolf Eyes, Sir Richard Bishop, Expressway Yo Yo Dieting

Friday, Oct 31, 2014

[AVANT-GARDE HALLOWEEN] I’m confident in saying Wolf Eyes is the weirdest band to ever release something on revered indie-rock label Sub Pop. It’s not that the M ...

9 pm | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
Mississippi Studios 3939 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

Freeman, Arc Iris

Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

[SAD STUFF] This double-header is more like a night of revival. Aaron Freeman was formerly of Ween, and the pop-folk act Arc Iris was founded by Joice Adams, formerl ...

9 pm | $20.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Doug Fir Lounge

Freeman, Arc Iris

Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

[SAD STUFF] This double-header is more like a night of revival. Aaron Freeman was formerly of Ween, and the pop-folk act Arc Iris was founded by Joice Adams, formerl ...

9 pm | $20.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Pissed Jeans, Stickers, VEXX

Sunday, Nov 02, 2014

[VERY LOUD] There’s nothing more punk than a day job at an insurance agency. OK, so most things are more punk than that, but there’s something inspiring about wo ...

9 pm | $15.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Bear's Den, Dan Mangan, Christof

Monday, Nov 03, 2014

[BANJO-ROCK] London trio Bear’s Den come off more Irish than English, delivering folk with a flicker of the Celtic. There’s a bounty of soft twang ...

9 pm | $12 advance, $14 day of show.
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