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Future Islands with Oh, Rose
September 9 • 7:00 pm• $1 – $22
On Sunday, September 9, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Future Islands back to the WOW Hall along with special guests Oh, Rose.
It has been a nearly a year and a half since Future Islands released The Far Field, their fifth studio album. After an impressive run of over 100 shows in 2017, the group is back on the road for a tour across North America. The Far Field stands out as one of the best new wave projects in recent years, and sees the band make noticeable changes from their 2014 breakout album Singles. They brought drummer Michael Lowry, who began touring with the group in 2014 but had not been featured on any recorded tracks, into the recording studio. His live drums create a rock heavy sound in contrast to their electronic drums from previous works. Frontman Samuel Herring emotionally sings and cries over Lowry’s exciting rhythms. The new element matches well with Lowry’s raw singing. If Singles was Future Islands at their peak level of synth pop, The Far Field sees the band branching — dabbling in other genres while still maintaining their distinct style. As one of the most sought out live groups in the world, Future Islands are known for their energetic performances. One viewing of their infamous David Letterman performance from 2014 is all it takes to understand why many consider Herring one of the most exciting vocalists around. Five projects and over 1,000 shows in, Future Islands continues to release excellent music while impressing audiences around the world.
In the four years since forming, Oh, Rose has toured the US three times. Their most recent release, Seven, garnered write-ups in Gold Flake Paint, Portland Mercury and Bandcamp Daily while their debut EP, That Do Now See, was praised in blogs The Needle Drop and Nerdist. Portland Mercury notes, “Olympia’s Oh, Rose has quietly become one of the best pop bands in the Pacific Northwest’s DIY scene, largely due to frontwoman Olivia Rose’s versatile vocals.”
Tickets are $20 advance, $22 day of show with an extra $1 Plus One For Charity, and are available at U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 8:00. The WOW Hall is located at 291 W. 8th Ave. (the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene) and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 541-687-2746.