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Bath Party at the Firkin Tavern 6.21

Bath Party is that band you hear and wonder why you've never heard it before. Friends and founding band members Mike Misosoup and Justin 'papa' Sochan moved to Portland together to do this: properly bring this city surf-garage-rock to those who are seeking authenticity in it. They're upbeat and poppy enough to bring you up but not in a superficial way. Their pleasantly-hectic technique lingers long after the other surf runners up drift away from mind. Give your ears to "Invention of Language" and try to fight your body from moving. They're performing at the Firkin this Saturday night along with Hobosexual and 100 Watt Mind. No cover. Adults only.

- Colette Pomerleau

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Bath Party Play Mt. Tabor Theater 3.15

Recently, I was among a crowd drinking Hawaiian beer in the Hollywood district. Pin-up vixens were running around in vintage swimwear, and a surfy soundtrack was provided by a band covering Link Wray. This was my introduction to Bath Party. The band started with two guys that followed a zephyr from the woods of North Carolina; Mike hits the guitar with fun little wows as well as dark, melodic strumming, and sings his heart out about unrequited attractions as Justin pounds out unconstrained drumming. As a trio with pretty bassist Megs Domino, they play music that is steamy and hazed in psychedelic amplitude, with a top of bubbly surf pop.  It is something beautifully warbled, like noise you would hear submerged underwater. Catch Bath Party along with a generous lineup of local bands for the 2nd installment of The Deli Portland Presents at Mt. Tabor Theatre, and if you are lucky enough to have a car with a tape deck, make sure to grab their latest cassette available at the show, The Recordroom or at calirecordspdx.com. - Brandy Crowe

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Two Shows for the Price of One 3.15

The Deli Portland will be back at the Mt. Tabor Theater this Friday to host a night of outstanding local music. This month the kinetic haze of The Hugs will be rocking the concert hall with A Happy Death’s riotous garage rock and Father Figure’s anthemic indie rock ballads. In the lounge, Mars Water will be delivering an otherworldy performance alongside Mufassa’s psychedelic tones and Bath Party’s dynamic spin on the surf rock genre. The show starts at 9pm sharp, be there to experience some of the most delectable music Portland has to offer for the low price of five dollars.  

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Bath Party Work On Third EP + Play The Know (7.27)

Between those who'll call it cheesy and others for whom 'it all sounds the same', a taste for surf can turn today into something of a guilty pleasure. But Bath Party are nothing like your hot rod Pebbles classics; closer to early instrumental waves, they spice up the old rolling routine with persistent distortion, and a sexy touch of hip-shaking Mediterranean riffs. Drowning deep vibrating vocals in a sea of bass & drums, they drifted for their second EP further towards heavily reverberated surf-infused garage rock and blues, as opposed to simply twisting the aesthetics of the genre. Skeptical? Check out the track below. Currently working on a third record to come, the trio will be playing at The Know on July 27th.- Tracy Mamoun

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