Written by Elea Davison on November 20, 2017
Want something irresistibly catchy to wake you up after your meal of Turkey or Tofurkey or even Honey Ham? Grab your slice of pie to go and get ready for the time of your life at the Doug Fir listening to the hip-hoppity jives put on by the awe-striking Baio!
The first time I heard “Sister of Pearl,” by the man himself, Chris Baio, I could not have been happier. The perfectly aligned twangs and twings livened me right up. It was the perfect song for running up and down elevators with your friends and it had to be shared! His musical lovliness did not end there, nooooo sir or miss! He hit it out of the fish pond yet again when I discovered his song “Sunburn Modern.” I remember this one fondly as being a beachy delight that could not have been more well timed! When you find a song that is over five minutes and deserves all that play time, it’s a banner day, and Baio does it here! It’s where the beach and the jungle meet and birds run across little bamboo boardwalks and the result is glorious.
Baio is the solo project of Vampire Weekend bassist, Chris Baio. And the biggest wonder here is that his equipment of choice is a Kustom brand bass guitar in teal. Now how freaking dope is that. The show is worth going to just for the promise of that glimmering fine teal piece! Baio experimented with mixing and DJing while off tour with Vampire Weekend and the results have been nothing short of fabulous. His music flows effortlessly, his album design is swoon-worthy metallic grandeur, and his new album Man Of The World is top shelf.
The wonderful Doug Fir will be providing Baio with the ideal ambiance to set up his sweet and alluring jams right here in Portland! Chris Baio shall be sneakin’ into the Doug Fir (830 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon, of course) on November 23rd. Watching Baio develop over the years from instantly hypnotic and alluring to a wild, choreographed synth pop makes him worthy to be seen on holiday. Doors open at 8:00pm for Teen Daze out of British Columbia, and you best believe Baio will be making the night electric with his dazzling array of songs and skill. Tickets are the sweet sweet price of $14. You can’t lose. Doug Fir has the drinks, little fireplace, and tantalizing thrice-fried steak fries to guarantee a satisfying evening. One couldn’t ask for more. Unless you are under twenty-one, but you can still listen to their album in the comfort of your own home! This is a deal and event even the most thrifty antelope would not refuse.