Win Tickets to LAKE, AgesandAges, and Cataldo!Posted by Guy Keltner
If the first thing that comes to mind when listening to Lake is the sound of the post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac, don’t be alarmed. Rumor has it that Lake started out as a Fleetwood Mac cover band, and their current sound tends to embody the understated, Stevie Nicks-oriented, 1970’s incarnation of that band. With a bit of their quirky personality tossed into this nostalgic brew, the Olympia group has began to generate quite the buzz, and recently released a new record, titled Giving & Receiving on the Northwest’s beloved K Records. The songs are well-written, the female vocals are strong yet innocent, and there’s a little something to them that makes you want to get up and move despite their relaxing sound.
While we can all look forward to Lake giving (music) and receiving (applause) on Sunday night, support act AgesandAges may well be the highlight of this show. The Portland collective similarly showcases a laidback, “let’s all bask in the sun” feeling, but tends to steer more in the direction of bands such as The Mamas and Papas and the folk revival of the late 1960’s. With more vocal harmonies and group choruses than you’d know what to do with, the band will certainly lift the crowd into greener pastures and wistful memories.
Despite the assertion that AgesandAges may be the act to see for the evening, do not doubt the power of well-written songs and heartfelt musicianship. Cataldo, brain-child of Eric Anderson, an on/off again bass player for The Warm Hardies, is yet another example of the immense talent in the Northwest that so often gets buried under a beard and an acoustic guitar. Like The Warm Hardies and Conservative Dad, Anderson plays deeply personal and often soulful music in Cataldo, rife with clever imagery and infectious melodies. Expect to see an appearance by Hardies’ front man Matt Batey, who often collaborates with Anderson. The work these guys do together has slowly been gaining attention and if things keep going this way, the buzz will certainly overflow to the National level. Definitely forgo that last beer over at King’s Hardware or Hattie’s Hat or whichever beer soaked room you find yourself in prior to the show – getting to the Tractor early for this band will certainly be worth your while.
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