Last night one of my favorite local acts, Houndstooth, played at Rontoms in East Portland for free along with Oakland, CA band Churches. Churches played first and I immediately fell back in time to the 90s. Drawing on all types of influences from Nirvana to Dinosaur Jr. to Pavement to Built To Spill, it's hard not to like this rocking threesome. Right now they have a self titled EP for free download here or just stream it below. Make sure you give the track "Katie" a listen.
Houndstooth performed next, and as usual they killed it! Playing all their great music and also a couple of new ones that will be out on their new record. The bar was packed for a Sunday night as Houndstooth got into their groove. It was a really great, relaxed atmosphere and that brought out some silly back and forth between the band and the crowd.