Last week LA-based alt-Americana duo The Michigan Rattlers rolled into Portland for their first ever Stumptown show, and Graham Young and Adam Reed showed why their young project has been garnering attention from the likes of Rolling Stone, who recently name the Rattlers one of the “10 New Country Bands You Should Know About.” The band’s gritty-but-tuneful take on country music includes many a late night tale and has drawn comparisons the bands in the Uncle Tupelo family tree, and after catching the Rattlers live one can see where the hype is coming from.
Historically, Portland’s amazingly vibrant music scene has been known for producing exceptional rock bands of various genres—“Old Portland” and its gritty punk-influenced rock, and “New Portland’s” more sensitive indie and folk music—but rarely do the city’s RnB and hip hop scenes get much love.
Our guy Jackson behind the music of Big Wild killed his West Coast tour. We caught him in Portland and at The Observatory in OC. Invincible EP is out now & you will see Big Wild on a ton of festival line ups this summer!