Portland’s Audios Amigos is a band made up of grizzled DIY music veterans that clearly bucks many of the trends of modern music. A four piece instrumental muscle car that jumps between genres like surf, country, funk and oddball movie soundtracks, the Amigos make it all look effortless. They started turning heads about a year or so ago here in Portland and caused music seeking bar patrons to actually remove hands from pockets and commence to dancing. The new 6 song ep simply entitled “The Reacharound” after their most popular soul tinged original number, was recorded in two bouts with Bellingham’s (a favorite road destination for the band) Patrick Gay at Sleng Teng studios. Artwork was then contracted from Chris Cilla a rising star in the Portland underground comics scene, and this brings us to this fine event! Audios Amigos will share the stage to celebrate this wonderful documant at The World Famous Kenton Club with one of their favorite group of comrades Don and the Quixotes. Making the trip down from Seattle to round out this undoubtably sweaty and odorous evening is legendary roots/swing/weird DJ, tattoo/pinstripe artist Hubba Hubba.
Here is a video for “Giardino Delle Delizie” shot and edited by Wetcoastproductions.