Our friends The Suicide Notes are playing a not-to-be-missed show this Friday, August 19 at The Know in Northeast Portland. Joined by the raucous Guantanamo Baywatch and Si Si Si, this punk rock threesome is sure to leave you sweaty and wanting more. Check out glowing write-ups on The Suicide Notes in the Willamette Week and Portland Mercury.
From our friends The Suicide Notes:
The Suicide Notes w/ Guantanamo Baywatch, Si Si Si
Friday, August 19
8 p.m. | 21+
Where Beaches meet Death, The Shangri La’s do it with The Ramones and we end up in your vintage car…
When (Artist Formerly Known as Epoxies’ Ray Cathode) Tim Svengali was asked to record a cover for a tribute album for now SF based The Punk Group, he didn't hesitate to recruit three female voices to bring a different edge to the song.
Jessi Lixx started her singing career belting numbers from musicals in smoky halls across the country, while Miss Joseph had made a name as the bass player and sexy backing vocalist for The Bugs of Lightning. Double A had never had any musical experience until she was discovered by Svengali while singing in the shower.
Impressed by their choral prowess and clapping abilities, Svengali decided to take the three young ladies under his wing and share his composing and producing powers with the world. Thus The Suicide Notes were born.
Though ecstatic with the original recordings that ensued, the band was missing something: the raw thrill of the live stage and the musicians to help bring their Pop gems to life. Determined to have only the best, they set their sights on local Rock royalty Petey J Cool of Pure Country Gold fame, and Howie Hotknife (driving force of The Hotknives and Mean Jeans four stringer) who, charmed by Lixx, Ms Joe, and Double A's grace and harmonizing power, agreed to join The Suicide Notes with their guitar and bass excellence and turn them into a mean live machine!
Fueled by a love of cuteness and the macabre; melody and harmonies; and 60's imagery tainted by blood and guts, The Suicide Notes create a sound that's been described as The Shangri-La's doing it with the Ramones in the back of a hearse.
From the lycanthropic love triangle of “Wolf Couple”, to the self-titled “Suicide Note”, their lyrics touch on love, life and mundane things like a trip to the beach, twisting them into a nightmarish world where the listener is left with a smile¬Â¦ slowly freezing on their face.