Hyding Jekyll, The Shrike, Axis Salvation

September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

On Friday, September 15, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Eugene’s Hyding Jekyll and Portland’s The Shrike to the WOW Hall along with special guests Axis Salvation

“As story tellers and artists we use whatever musical color is needed to best tell the tail -- to best evoke the emotion needed at the time,” declares Hyding Jekyll bandleader Greg G.

The band’s nearly decade long history has dabbled in funk, metal, alternative as well as progressive feels and spacey grooves. The songs are rich and weave stories based on the lives of people you may have already met

Hyding Jekyll consists of Jeremy, Nick, Erek and Greg. Now a 4-piece, the band has grown and branched out in sounds and influences.  This allows for a broad appeal that has earned them ten repeated appearances at WOW Hall -- both headlining and as a solid support group.  In addition to playing most of Eugene’s music venues, the band has been branching out by playing up and down the I-5 corridor.

Hyding Jekyll has been a staple of the Willamette Valley music scene and has no plans to stop.  They are working with world renounced producer Sylvia Massey on the final chapter of their "Chronicles of three" concept series.

“Let us take you on a sonic adventure,” invites Greg.





            THE SHRIKE

 

The Shrike was formed in early 2013 by four friends (The Craw - Guitars • Roya Hellbender - Bass • Darren Linder - Drums • Jamie Lynn Summerfield - Vocals and Electric Violin) who wanted to rock. 

After a few months of writing songs the band found their sound and it was centered on the hard-driving power of 70s rock.

Jamie Lynn's powerful vocals and electric violin add a unique flavor over the heavy guitar riffs of The Craw.  Drummer Darren creates a solid rhythm section with Roya on bass.  Jamie's Lynn's singing and the diversity of the songs often bring a welcome comparison to Heart.  They fully embrace the energy and style of rock bands of the 70's and 80's like Led Zeppelin, Pat Benatar, Heart and Aerosmith. Modern flourishes and arrangements give this band a dynamic sound infused with passages of light and darkness. Their songs definitely do not all sound the same.

The Shrike is named after the iconic character in Dan Simmons' classic Hyperion Cantos.  The song 'Nomad'' is about a character from the book series.  Other lyrical content explores dysfunctional relationships, panic, mental illness, predatory behavior, insomnia, aging and heartbreak.

The Shrike has performed all around Portland at Tiger Bar, Watershed PDX, Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Ash Street, Dante's, and The Panic Room (formerly The Tonic Lounge).  They performed at the Portland Pride event two years in a row, and also competed in Revolver Magazine's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Battle of the Bands. They have also opened for international acts including The Slants, Zepparella, Jennifer Batten, Green Jelly and Jennie Vee.

At the end of 2014, The Shrike went into Opal Studios and recorded their first 10 original songs.  They released their eponymous debut album in April of 2015 and embarked on a mini-tour of the NW to support it.  They launched the Nomad Tour in October, which took them through Idaho, California, Nevada and Oregon

 

AXIS SALVATION

 

Eugene’s Axis Salvation is Cody Meng, Eric Belcher and Craig Sayer.

Axis Salvation is a rock band.  Cody and Eric are the creators of all you see.  It's a musical revolution and they are using Rock to start it. Listen closely to the lyrics and feel the pain of the coming generation. Speaking for the forgotten and the lost, Cody crafts songs from his own experience and if you really listen you will find a bit of yourself.

The formula is simple.  Vocals, guitars, bass and drums.  Then Rock. Just that. I t's just damn good songwriting and damn good playing.  No denying that it feels great to hear this band. S o, enjoy the music.  Because that is all we have to offer around here.   Just damn good Rock Music. 

            Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show.  Doors open at 7:30 pm and showtime is 8:00.

 

 

Door Time: 
September 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Cost: 
$10 Advance, $12 day of Show