We Came as Romans brings hard rock act to the WOW
A hard rock group whose new album has debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard Top 200 chart will headline a six-act bill Tuesday at the WOW Hall.
We Came As Romans' sophomore release on Equal Vision Records, "Understanding What We've Grown to Be," also made several other Billboard Chart placements, including No. 5 on Top Hard Music, No. 7 on Independent and No. 10 on Top Current Rock.
The Michigan-based band is headlining the I'm Alive tour, with support from Miss May I, Of Mice and Men, Texas in July and Close to Home.
Showtime is 6:30 p.m., and the WOW Hall is at 291 W. Eighth Ave. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door.
County Bucks is headliner Saturday at Cozmic Pizza
You've heard the tales of Cozmic Pizza's sound system being better able to sound good with louder acts. Saturday is a good chance to experience it for yourself when the County Bucks, featuring Mark D from the Melvins, takes the stage.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, the featured act's music could be called country Western punk rock. But for the $5 cover you also can hear fellow Austin band Woodgrain and Eugene's Leo London.
Mark D has been active in the music scene since the 1980s. He was in the Melvins from 1993 to 1998, playing at Nirvana's last concert in Munich in 1994, a news release says.
Mark D produced the Melvins' record "Ozma." In Austin, he has produced projects by Meat Purveyors, Woodgrain and Chinaski, the release says.
His two solo albums are "The Silent Treatment" from 2001 and "The Value of Decay," released this year.
Cozmic is at 199 W. Eighth Ave. The show starts at 9 p.m.
We Have Guns marks new album with WOW show
Local band We Have Guns will release a new album Saturday at the WOW Hall, with support from I Am Ruin, Lidless Eye, Hero Explains the Ghost and Gusher.
Formed in 2007, We Have Guns is a five-piece "twin guitar assault machine bent on destroying zombies, thrashing, blacking out and exposing the darker parts of our society with fury and truth," a news release says.
The band's self-titled debut recording includes guest appearances from more than 30 people in the Oregon Underground metal scene, the release says. Recorded locally at Central Node Productions, they "meticulously recorded and mixed the album with producer Matthew Feltes," the release says.
The music on this album was conceived mostly by guitarist Tobby Lugo, who started the band as a side project when he was still the drummer in Grynch.
Carl Sundberg wrote all the lyrics. Lead guitarist Issa Koberstein completes the current lineup.
"The songs are at once philosophically outward-looking but intensely personal," the release says.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and showtime is 8 p.m.
Harmon featured at Luckey's on Thursday
Samuel Ferris Harmon will headline a show Thursday at Luckey's with guests Hansa El Din, Lucas Gunn (Of the Blimp) and Anthony Clark.
"Samuel's goal is to create music that he's never heard before," a news release says of the local performer.
Some of his influences are John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Will Oldham, Vincent Gallo, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley and Frank Zappa.
El Din is "a local folk superstar," according to the release.
Luckey's Club Cigar Store is at 933 Olive St., and the showtime is 10 p.m.
There is a $3 cover.