Folk Magik Presents Plastic Cactus / Blood Lemon, Childspeak
Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 9pm
Portland, OR based five-piece Plastic Cactus has been serving up dark, desert-inspired surf rock since their formation in 2016. Their self-released EP “Pricks” is an eclectic mix of eerie spaghetti western and guitar driven psych-surf with an emphasis on vocal harmonies. Plastic Cactus released their second EP "Moth Eyes" in July 2018 & are currently working on a new collection of songs.
When Boise three-piece Blood Lemon — singer/guitarist Lisa Simpson (Finn Riggins, Treefort Music Fest), singer/bassist Melanie Radford (Built to Spill, Marshall Poole) and percussionist Lindsey Lloyd (Tambalka) — formed, in 2018, out of a medley of mutual admiration, a cover band called Mostly Muff and a unanimous love of Kim Deal and 90s Riot Grrrl music, they had no idea they’d be writing a perfect soundtrack to kick off 2021. What they did know was that they were eager to play music with their fellow women; they wanted a sound informed by 90s stalwarts like Pixies, Hole and The Breeders; and they were ready to get political.
Portland based Childspeak was formed in 2013 in a sleepy (stoned) college town in the Pacific North West. When guitarist Bri and drummer TJ first met guitarist Michael, he was covered from head to toe in Adam’s Natural ultra smooth peanut butter. The pair never could have guessed where this new friendship would lead them. Priding themselves on lawlessness, the four peice is known for their dueling guitars and a drummer that fucking hates his drums but loves you. With the addition of Matt on Bass, Childspeak is moving forward, but never straight. The band's saturated blends of jazz, prog and math rock motifs will make your face tingle, just a little.