She Shreds Presents: Priests, Stef Chura & Mr. Wrong- Friday, February 17th.
Doors at 8pm
Priests have been a part of the She Shreds fam for a while and we’re stoked to welcome them back to Portland on their upcoming tour! $1 of each ticket will be donated to Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center.
Priests (Washington, DC)
“Washington, D.C.-based post-punk quartet Priests formed in late 2011, creating rawkus blasts of noisy, politically charged punk fronted by vocalist Katie Alice Greer with guitarist G.L. Jaguar, drummer Daniele Daniele, and bassist Taylor Mulitz. The project was the first musical venture for most of the players (though both Greer and Daniele would later join in the revolving-door cast of fellow D.D. punk intellectuals Chain & The Gang), and the newly formed Priests quickly recorded a demo-like cassette and began touring, first locally and then across the States, quickly gaining a reputation for their frenetic live show. A 7″ single, a second cassette, and a few compilation appearances followed before a proper debut album surfaced in the form of 2014’s Bodies and Control and Money and Power.”
-Fred Thomas, Rovi (Spotify)
Stef Chura (Detroit, MI)
“Stef Chura’s debut studio album, Messes (out 1/27 on Urinal Cake Records), is born of her years of experience playing around the Detroit, Michigan underground, setting up DIY shows in the area, and moving around the state—nearly 20 times. “Right when it starts to feel like home / It’s time to go,” she sings literally on its opening cut, “Slow Motion,” a twisty, dim-lit guitar pop song where she curls and stretches every word. There are worlds of emotion in the ways Chura pronounces phrases with twang and grit, alternatingly full of despair, playfulness, and abandon. Chura calls her music “emotional collage,” eschewing start-to-finish storylines in favor of writing intuitively about feelings, drawing from experiences and references related to a certain sentiment.
Through intricate guitar work and warm, textured production, Messes finds her trying to make sense of life’s ups and downs. “It’s about emotional mess, not physical mess,” Chura says. “The title track is about knowing that you are going to do something the wrong way, but you’re doing it anyway because you want that experience. I’ve had to do a lot of things the wrong way in order to figure out how to live my life.”
ALL AGES! HATERS WILL BE KICKED OUT!
Disjecta, 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Doors at 8pm
Tickets: She Shreds Website