The Quick & Easy Boys play the Boiler Room

I can’t speak for the reputations of The Quick & Easy Boys, from Portland. Not sure if they earned their name after too many rounds of spin the bottle, or their skill at working a toy oven, or if it has to do with their quick, light beats and hooky, instantly-likeable songs. Yeah, probably the latter. That, and those refreshing-as-a-York-Peppermint-Patty falsetto harmonies.

The band is touring in support of their sophomore full-length album, Red Light Rabbit. The tour keeps them on the road for a couple months and takes them cross-country. The funk/psychadelic/garage-soul band finds its way to the Boiler Room (11 Grove St., 505-1612) on Thursday, Sept. 30.

According to press, the band is “comprised of Jimmy Russell on guitar, Sean Badders on bass, and Michael Goetz on drums. The trio’s sound has evolved on Red Light Rabbit from a good-time, energetic funk punk band to an amalgamation of funk, psychedelic rock, and garage-soul with a slight pinch of honky-tonk.

“Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before heading north and building a Portland, Oregon fanbase. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole.”

Now on their third album and second U.S. tour, The Quick & Easy Boys know how to do their thing. Townspeople, lock up your daughters … er, Easybake Ovens. Never mind. Just watch the video for “Take Your Medicine” here:

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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  1. Matt Howard

    Joining the The Quick & Easy Boys at the Boiler Room will be The Summertime Whiskey Band and The Rose Familiar, moved from their cancelled Club 828 show.

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