pigWar w/ DoveDriver
Friday, October 19 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
pigWar is pure psychedelic soul.
Named after the bloodless war of 1859 in the San Juan Islands, their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. Paying homage to old soul music with a modern coat of paint consisting of dusty synthesizers and angular horn lines.
pigWar is the musical platform of Portland-based guitarist Teddy Presberg. The band features a rotating cast of some of Portland’s best soul singers and unleashes them with a super tight band exploding behind them. Presberg’s hard R&B and spaced out soul music reckons traditional 1970s soul/funk while also carves out a unique modern sound for the band. pigWar has also made a unique pact with their fans in that the lyrical content of their music can only pull from the tenants of soul and rock: sex, heartbreak, and justice.
DoveDriver is a collaboration between guitarist/producer Teddy Presberg and DJ Klavical that includes multi-instrumentalist LeClare Stevenson and drummer Corey Foster.
These sought after sidemen use the group to showcase original, experimental songs that mesh funk, jazz, and electro rock. The band grooves hard like a J Dilla beat, but melts minds with John Coltrane sheets of sounds via synths and shredding guitars on top.