Olympia experimental pop combo LAKE is scheduled to perform at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Christo’s Pizzeria & Lounge (1108 Broadway St. NE) with Portland layered electronic pop act Daniel Severin (formerly known as D.S.R.). Tickets are $5.
“We play original compositions that are influenced by traditional American pop from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s,” said LAKE’s Elijah Moore. “Lyrical content that makes you think; lots of group vocals;male and female leads. There’s also a fair amount of world music in our music as well.”
Moore said the band — which is signed to influential Olympia-based label K Records — has “played most of the U.S., and a little in Canada, the U.K., Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, and the Czech Republic.” They also are in the midst of a regional spring tour.
Though the band lacks a strong connection to the Cherry City — Moore mentioned that his uncle once owned a donut shop here — they still have a sizable following in Salem, most likely based on a combination of its critically acclaimed music, link to K Records, friendship with local heroes Typhoon, and longevity and persistence (they’ve been around and active since 2005).
Moore said that fans will be in for a few treats at the upcoming show.
“We’ll be selling a special tour-only cassette with download of new material, we are currently working on two new releases and plan to be playing lots of new material plus the regular favorites from our last three albums,” said Moore. “We’re also still very excited about our 2011 release Giving & Receiving.”
Limited seating is available, so interested parties are recommended to arrive early or purchase tickets in advance at Christo’s Pizzeria & Lounge.
May 24th, 9 p.m.
1108 Broadway St. NE