Vocalist De Le-n joins up with funk band
Los Angeles band Orgone is the funky sum of its eight parts. With all the members shining in their own right, the band produces a tight mix of soul, funk and Afro-disco.
The core of the group is keyboardist Dan Hastie and guitarist Sergio Rios, who have been playing together since their teens.
The band has collaborated or performed with the Roots, Al Green, Gil Scott-Heron, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and the Monophonics.
They've been the in-studio backing band on several major label releases, most notably Alicia Keys' "As I Am" album and Cee Lo Green's track "Fool for You."
The band recently added lead singer Adryon De Le-n to the lineup. In addition to Rio and Hastie, she joins Sam Halterman on drums, Darren Cardoza on trombone, Paul Chandler on trumpet, Dale Jennings on bass and Will Phillips on percussion.
"The present state of this band reflects the honesty and authenticity that we've always strived for in our music," Rios says. "We've really hit a sweet spot in our dynamic."
Orgone comes to Hi-Fi Music Hall, 44 E. Seventh Ave., on Wednesday. The show starts at 9 p.m. and it costs $15, with tickets available at hifimusichall.com.
Michigan folk group coming to the WOW
Frontier Ruckus, a lyrically driven folk band from Michigan, is rolling through Eugene on Thursday.
While the band hails from the Motor City, its music has a Southern sensibility.
The band was started in the mid-2000s by songwriter Matthew Milia (vocals, guitar, harmonica, pedal steel) and David Jones (banjo, vocals, Dobro). The current lineup also includes Zachary Nichols (trumpet, singing-saw, alto horn, euphonium, melodica and organ), Ryan Etzcorn (drums) and Anna Burch (harmony vocals).
The band released its fourth album, "Sitcom Afterlife," at the end of 2014. Its previous recordings - "The Orion Songbook" (2008), "Deadmalls & Nightfalls" (2010) and "Eternity of Dimming" (2013) - all were critically acclaimed.
Frontier Ruckus' show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday at the WOW Hall, 291 W. Eighth Ave. It's $12, $10 in advance from ticketweb.com.
Australian rock duo evokes Mot|rhead
They're a female-fronted heavy rock band that creates sounds reminiscent of Mot|rhead.
Australian duo Drop Tank, composed of a female singer-guitarist and a male drummer, is touring the West Coast and stopping in Eugene. They're influenced by '70s rock, '80s metal and '90s punk.
Get a dose of the heavy rock 'n' roll on Wednesday at Old Nick's Pub, 211 Washington St. Local bands Unaltered, the Procrastinators and Station Wag will be opening.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $3 to $5 at the door.
Portland band ready to fill the dance floor
COTTAGE GROVE - Hydrate and do some stretching Saturday evening, because Mosby is coming to the Axe & Fiddle to play what promises to be a high-energy, grooveable live show.
The Portland rock group produces eclectic music that fuses elements of pop, reggae, funk, jazz and psychedelic rock.
The band has two full-length albums: "The Sound Alive" and "The Original."
Mosby is Travis Williams on vocals and guitar; Nick Linday on guitar and vocals; Stephen Branch on bass; and Michael Spitler on drums.
The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main St.
The cover charge is $5.