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KZME Presents: Duofest 12.14

Besides the loads of raw musical talent, there’s nothing ultra-fancy about this event; which is exactly how an event celebrating the art of two-piece rock and roll should be. Duofest brings together some of the best power duos that Portland has to offer. Headlined by the root driven and blues heavy Hopeless Jack & the Handsome Devil, Kelly’s Olympian will be packed with the kind of heavy rock you need to hear to cure the bitterness of this winter weather. Starting the show is the guitar thriving soulful blend known as the Yes-And Band who will be followed by the acoustic and folk rock melodies of Bevelers. After that Machine will take the stage and showcase lead vocalist Madeline’s blissful, harmonizing singing behind beautiful songwriting. And before HJ & HD the Deli Portland’s October artist of the month winners, Bear & Moose will bring their alternative rock to the right place. Come to Kelly’s on Saturday to find out just how much sound two people can make. - Colin Hudson





Bear and Moose at the Know 11.22

There's a lot of downsizing going on, especially through company hiring processes, christmas gift giving, coffee allowances and band members. Bear and Moose are lucky to exist as a minimal band with maximum sound. The two members, Eric Mueller and Simon Lucas, take influence from early 90s alternative and colorful surf rock. The newest album, Inside the Eyewall, proves that these men do not subscribe to any rules in regards to writing music. Unconventional twists and sounds occur frequently. Feedback delicately masks melodies, distancing them from the listener. Unrestrained vocals give way to a push-pull race for power with the instruments, "Something We Can't Share" is a perfect example of this. Just when you thought you had this band figured out, you are lost again. This is a good thing. - Colette Pomerleau

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