Doors at 9. Music at 10. 21+.
Tickets in advance: $8. At the door: $10.
Tickets available at Cactus Records and online at by following the link!
Creating what could best be described as Neo-Americana, World's Finest has bridged the gap between ska, Americana, dub and bluegrass. Hailing from all over the country, the band is comprised of five members: Chris Couch (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dan Hurley (electric banjo, vocals), Sean McLean (sax, electric guitar, vocals), Evan Malfer (electric + upright bass), and Mike Apodaca (drums). Even with their very different musical and geographical backgrounds, they have undoubtedly found inspiration in each others' taste, talents, and sensibilities. Strong songwriting, beautiful vocal harmonies, engaging band interplay and improvisation are only a handful of the many reasons why the band has garnered critical acclaim, and an ever-growing regional and national fan base.
Much has happened for the boys of World's Finest since the release of their last full length album, 33. The new album, Headwaters, runs like a journal of the last few years touring, maintaining relationships, and the tenuous nature of trying to hold it all together. The fun from 33 is still there, but the sound has matured and the themes have gotten more serious. With the help of engineer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, The Mars Volta), World's Finest has finally hit the nail on the head in creating an album that captures their sound and vibe.
World's Finest has shared the stage with Steel Pulse, The Motet, Rusted Root, Pert Near Sandstone, Fruition, The Skatalites, and Anthony B and have been fortunate enough to perform at High Sierra Music Festival, North West String Summit, Hangtown Halloween Ball, What The Festival?! and Symbiosis Gathering, as well as many local and regional festivals.
Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining elements of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, World Music and Psychedelic Jam all over a solid Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. With thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances, Sol Seed creates an unforgettable live-music experience for people of all ages to enjoy.
Since transplanting to Eugene from Southern Oregon 6 years ago Sol Seed has rapidly gained momentum and created a diverse and loyal fan base in the North West and beyond. Sol Seed has been awarded "Eugene's Best Band" three years running by Eugene Weekly readers, and was recently declared "Eugene's Next Big Thing." Additional awards include WOW Hall Awards "Best New Act" in 2011 and "Favorite Local Band" in 2012 and 2013.
Regularly sharing the stage with national acts such as Ziggy Marley, Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid, The Green, Fortunate Youth, Karl Denson, Zion I, Pepper, The Expendables, New Kingston, Tribal Theory, Courtney John Project, and many more, Sol Seed has earned their place as the go-to regional act.
After a number of small EP releases, the group released their first full-length album "Grown Deep" in September 2012, which immediately gained air-time on a number of radio stations all over the West Coast as well as the Hawaiian islands. After a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, Sol Seed release their first full length studio album "Family Tree" in March of 2014 which was recorded at Telos Studios in Eugene, OR. Now, with two full length albums under their belt and a continuous tour schedule, Sol Seed is reaching across the entire United States. Sol Seed is pursued as not only an occupation and passion, but as a movement. With an infectious enthusiasm for life and an unequivocal knack to communicate its beauty, the group shares their message of perspectivism and unconditional love through uplifting music rooted in the soul.