I-5 Killers Presents: Ural Thomas and The Pain, The True Loves, Pancho + The Factory

I-5 Killers Presents

I-5 Killers Presents: Ural Thomas and The Pain, The True Loves, Pancho + The Factory

The True Loves, Pancho & The Factory

Thu · March 29, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hi-Fi Lounge

Advance Tickets: $8, Day of Show: $10

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Ural Thomas and The Pain
Ural Thomas and The Pain
He started singing beneath his mother’s knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names at Jefferson High and Irvington Park along the way. Ural’s voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and “Little” Stevie Wonder. He played the Apollo 44 times. He backed the Northwest’s biggest soul and garage outfits of the1960s (The Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Cavaliers Unlimited) and he never for a moment stopped teaching, singing and loving soul music..

Now Ural is poised to represent Portland on equal ground with contemporaries like Lee Fields, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, all of whom ultimately gained their dues in their golden years. To ensure the legacy he’s backed by a 9 piece band comprised of the some of the most recognizable session and solo players in town. Band leader/drummer Scott Magee (aka DJ Cooky Parker) has arranged a setlist compiled from the gilded age of soul and R&B and Ural originals, all with a sharp focus on moving the dance floor. The foot stomping days of Jump Town, USA have returned and Ural Thomas & the Pain are here to lead the way.
The True Loves
The True Loves
“When I’m on stage, I’m trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don’t go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.”

James Brown, Godfather of Soul



The True Loves, an 8 piece instrumental Soul group out of Seattle, WA that got their start during the summer of 2015 when drummer, David McGraw, began organizing jam sessions with bassist Bryant Moore and guitarist Jimmy James. The group would organize at a venue, in most cases the infamous Seamonster Lounge, and improvise grooves and melodies on the spot for hours on end. The band performed (and still occasionally does) under the name “Horse & Tiger Presents” – from gig to gig the players rotated in and out until a solid lineup was reached. Guitarist Jimmy James met Grace Love, a heavy hitting vocalist with a deep and true feel and uncanny ability to improvise song lyrics on the spot. Songs started flowing and soon after the band was in the studio recording their debut album ‘Grace Love & the True Loves’. The album features such radio hits as ‘Fire’, ‘Nobody Sweeter’ and the classic ballad, ‘Mean to Me’ and was #19 on KEXP’s Top 100 Albums of 2015 list.

In January of 2017, the True Loves went back into the studio to record their debut instrumental album ‘Famous Last Words’ which was released in July of the same year. The album features high-energy bangers and mid tempo grooves that showcase what the band does best: unrelenting pocket and groove. To promote the album release, the band headlined a sold-out TimberFest featuring the vocal talents of Daptone Records Saun & Starr and Seattle’s very own Adra Boo of Fly Moon Royalty. Reeling from a recent sold-out headlining show at the Tractor Tavern, the True Loves are looking to get back into the studio and out on the road to new music fans nationally and internationally. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for what the band releases next and where you can next see the band live.
Pancho & The Factory
Pancho & The Factory
Working Class Music / Doom Dance / Metal-clectic
Venue Information:
Hi-Fi Lounge
44 E. 7th Ave
Eugene, OR, 97401
http://hifimusichall.com/