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La Luz with Shy Boys
October 29 • 7:00 pm• $12 – $15
On Monday, October 29, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and U. of O. Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome La Luz back to the WOW Hall along with special guests Shy Boys.
When we last saw our heroines (May 14), the four members of La Luz – singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland, drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl and bassist Lena Simon– were touring the USA in support of Floating Features, the band’s third studio album. For this, their most ambitious release yet, La Luz has left the continent! They have been touring Europe and covering a lot of ground: the UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Poland and even Turkey. La Luz formed in Seattle after being inspired by surf acts like Link Wray, The Ventures and Dick Dale as well as girl groups like The Shirelles. After releasing an EP titled Damp Face in 2012, La Luz signed with Hardly Art and released their first full-length album titled It’s Alive in October 2013. And talk of disaster: while supporting the record La Luz was involved in a serious accident as the tour van slipped on black ice. After crashing into a highway divider, their van was then hit by a semi-trailer. The girls sustained injuries, and all of the instruments and merchandise were destroyed with the van and trailer, forcing them to cancel the remainder of the tour. La Luz released their second album, Wierdo Shrine, in 2015, again through Hardly Art. The album received positive reviews in The Guardian, Pitchfork and The New York Times. The group moved from Seattle to LA later that year.
Shy Boys are the DIY local champions of Kansas City, MO. Comprised of brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch and best friends Konnor Ervin, Kyle Little and Ross Brown, Shy Boys are the heartland’s answer to The Beach Boys had Alex Chilton been on guitar. In August Shy Boys released their second record, Bell House, on Polyvinyl. The album’s title is taken from the band’s beloved headquarters – the old house on Bell Street in Kansas City where they lived together for the better part of five years.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, 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 541-687-27