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The Mondegreens, Cambrian Explosion, Grand Lake Islands

KAITIE TODD
8:30 pm., Thursday January 02 | Free.
White Eagle Saloon
836 N Russell St.
 
[FOLK ROCK] On their debut self-titled release, California-based four-piece the Mondegreens rely on tight three-part harmonies and vocals reminiscent of the Avett Brothers. Their style melds acoustic rhythm with sometimes fuzzy, sometimes twangy electric guitar licks. Bassist David Friedlander’s raw, soulful-meets-woeful rasp leads “Sharpen Your Claws” as heavy-blues-influenced electric riffs billow dangerously in and out of the background, while “Big City Blues” is an undemanding diddy backed by enough “oohs” and “ahs” to bring to mind a barbershop quartet. It’s not new by any means, but the Mondegreens get by on emotion alone—simple, harmony-driven emotion.

Where: White Eagle Saloon
Phone: 282-6810
Address: 836 N Russell St.
Website: http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=55

 
 

White Eagle Saloon

836 N Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
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