The Lavender Flu

I-5 Killers Presents

The Lavender Flu

The Blimp, Hansi Golightly

Fri · January 26, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Hi-Fi Lounge

$7 at the Door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Lavender Flu
The Lavender Flu
The Lavender Flu is an American indie/psych/alt-rock band, formed by Chris Gunn (2). After his main band The Hunches broke up soon after Exit Dreams release, Gunn moved to San Francisco and pursued solo experiments.

In 2010, Chris Gunn relocated back to Portland, and started working on his new project at Old Standard Sound, the studio where Hunches had recorded 'Exit Dreams.' He invited his brother Lucas, ex-Hunches drummer Ben Spencer, and Scott Simmons from Eat Skull to join him in what eventually became Lavender Flu. Several other musicians joined periodically, including Justin Higgins (2), the Old Standard owner, and former band partners: Hart Gledhill from The Hunches, and Adam Stonehouse of The Hospitals.

In 2016, The Lavender Flu released their debut Heavy Air album, combining songs recorded between 2009–2014, and issued on 2xLP by Scott's label Meds, with CD/digital edition on Holy Mountain.

The Lavender Flu
Chris Gunn – guitar, vocals
Scott Simmons – bass, keyboards
Lucas Gunn – guitar
Ben Spencer – drums
The Blimp
The Blimp
The Blimp is a four-piece from Eugene, Oregon, led by composer and front man Lucas Gunn, younger brother of Chris Gunn (The Hunches, The Hospitals). They have self-released an epic 18-track double LP album entitled "I Need to Go to a Hospital," a follow-up of their debut 12" EP, "Not Beer," released on Violet Times.They deal in a high energy avant garage rock sound, using polyrhythms, jazz scales, unusual time signatures and chord progressions. Their influences range widely, from 70s Detroit punk, 60s psychedelic (especially 13th Floor Elevators), to elements of jazz, classical and international (they cover Japanese psych legend, Justin Heathcliff). Gunn trained under Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band guitarist Zoot Horn Rollo, and the influence shows. They are loud, bizarre, catchy, obnoxious, energetic, chaotic and sometimes pretty. The line-up consists of 2 guitars switching off lead and rhythm, vocals, keyboards, drums and occasional theremin.
Venue Information:
Hi-Fi Lounge
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
http://hifimusichall.com/