ALBANIA – On Sunday, June 5, The samples will bring their brand of reggae-infused indie rock to Hotel de Pauly. Portland’s anti-gender independent pranksters join them that night SeepeopleS. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Formed by Sean Kelly in 1987 in Boulder, CO, The Samples became one of the most enduring bands to emerge from the fertile indie music scene of the early 90s. then imposed on MCA Records with more than a million copies of their 19 albums sold. Fans who came to love the heady mix of childlike joy and melancholy with which Kelly flavored her upbeat songs remain unwavering to this day. Over the years, The Samples have played with heavy hitters, including Phish, Sting and the Allman Brothers, and were instrumental in launching the careers of the Dave Matthews Band, Lisa Loeb and Hootie and the Blowfish – all three open for The Samples. on their national tour debut. The band’s songs still appear to this day, with CNN using Kelly’s song “Carry On” during their 2016 election coverage.
And any Gen-Xer worth their salt can sing you the chorus of “Did Ya Ever Look So Nice,” their hit song from 1992 record No Room. Sean Kelly & The Samples have released their latest studio album, America, in 2015, which Denver Westword hailed as “comeback album of the year”. Critically acclaimed throughout the music industry, this album re-showcased Kelly’s songwriting genius and the unique, joyful sound of the Samples as a new generation heard their music for the first time. . The band toured nationally behind the release, and after a successful show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, Kelly and The Samples returned to the studio to work on what became their 20th album, Indian summer. You’ll always find The Samples touring, and Kelly pops up often to do solo acoustic shows at home and abroad. It’s a testament to Sean Kelly’s enduring songwriting that The Samples has had so much strength over a 30-year period that has seen much change both within and beyond the music industry. music.
SeepeopleS have been busy recording their 8th album in time for a 2022 release (RascalZRecordZ). Recently, the group’s video for the song “New American Dream”, hosted by Pete List (Celebrity Death Match / MTV), was banned by Facebook. You can watch the video on the band’s website. The band is preparing for the release of the new album which features members of the Dave Matthews Band, Morphine, Ghost of Paul Revere, John Brown’s Body, and more!
Tickets for the event are $40 and can be purchased here.