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REVIEW: Eisley @ WOW Hall (Eugene, OR – 11/14/10)

15th Nov 10 (Mon) Leave a comment Go to comments

 FYI… PHOTOS of the SHOW at the BOTTOM

I got into Eisley after a Paste video sampler with the video for “Marvelous Things” (from their Warner debut).  It’s a well shot video… bright colors and mopey* looking kids singing excruciatingly hooky pop-rock (*-ah, the mid-2000s).  Little did I know that they were all related (sisters & a brother).  When the young DuPree kids started (as Moss Eisley) – Chauntelle was 15, Sherri was 13, Stacy was 8, and Weston was about 11 or 12.  They were later joined by Garron DuPree (their cousin) when their bassist Jonathan Wilson left.  Familial band make-up and young starting ages aside, they write great songs.  In fact, the familial slant probably helps with their songwriting.  It’s definitely in their genes.

I’ve been a fan of theirs since 2005, but they’re touring schedule has been elusive and just didn’t line up with my calendar.  So, five years in the making… my first Eisley show… the “Over the River and Through the Wood” Tour.  They just signed with Equal Vision Records, after a long battle to get let out of their Warner contract.  Their third studio album (which I think has been done for some time) will come out on Equal Vision in early 2011.

Christie DuPree was the first opener.  She was accompanied by Collin DuPree.  Let’s just assign that last name to everyone on stage last night (ok, not Ives the Band – but there were 7 DuPrees on stage at some point last night!!).  Christie went on around 8pm and played a nice handful of songs over the next 30 minutes.  She had a acoustic-pop, singer-songwriter vibe… and her voice was very Eisley-esque.  Of course, that’s not a shock, as she is their little sister.  I could see some maturity in the tunes, and I think shes got a solid songwriting base with plenty of room to grow and progress, too.  Definitely enjoyable!  She had a homemade EP for sale… and I imagine she’ll be on the road with Eisley in the near future, too.

Ives the Band went on around 8:45 and played a bit over a half hour as well.  They have been described as Beatles-esque.  That’s a tough description to match, and while I don’t think they hit that mark (again – tough to do), they had some nice hooks and melodies.  Great power pop from San Diego.  Their album, The Incredible Story of Mr. Birch, is out now.

Eisley hit the stage around 9:45 and started right into their set without much chit-chat.  Sherri & Stacy shared lead vocal duties last night, and even though Sherri was sick, she pulled off her songs quite well.  In fact, had she not mentioned it, I might not have noticed.

Of their 19 song set, my guess is Sherri covered 2/3 of the set’s lead vocal duties (too lazy to count it up – sorry!).  The 300-400 or so fans at the WOW Hall got treated by many favorites from their two albums, Room Noises and Combinations, as well as a couple of new songs…

Setlist: about 75 mins

  • The Valley
  • Invasion
  • Ten Cent Blues
  • Come Clean
  • Brightly Wound
  • Tree Tops
  • Marvelous Things
  • Go Away
  • Telescope Eyes [acoustic]
  • My Lovely [acoustic]
  • Kind [acoustic / new song]
  • Golly Sandra
  • Many Funerals
  • I Could Be There For You
  • Memories
  • I Wasn’t Prepared
  • Sad [new song]
  • Lost at Sea
  • Ambulance
    No Encore

Some of my favorites were the acoustic pieces, as well as the aforementioned “Marvelous Things.”  Great show, great band.  They’re going to be on the road again in the spring of 2011 when their new album comes out.  I’m glad they’ve added Eugene to their touring plans now and in the future.

many more photos below

The Appropriate Linkage:

Check out more tour dates below.

~Dan – np: Over the Rhine – The Long Surrender

all pictures (cc) 2010 Daniel Temmesfeld,
you may use freely under a creative commons attribution

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Eisley Fall 2010 Tour Dates

  • 10/10/2010 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas Uptown (18+)
  • 10/12/2010 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall(16+)
  • 10/14/2010 – Gainsville, FL – 1982 Bar (All Ages)
  • 10/15/2010 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (AA)
  • 10/16/2010 – Orlando, FL – The Social (AA)
  • 10/17/2010 – Tallahassee, FL (18+) – Club Downunder, FSU
  • 10/19/2010 – Atlanta, GA (AA) – The Loft
  • 10/20/2010 – Greenville, SC – The Handlebar (18+)
  • 10/21/2010 – NYC, NY – Gramercy Theater (16+)
  • 10/22/2010 – Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey (AA)
  • 10/23/2010 – Asbury, NJ – The Wonder Bar (AA)
  • 10/24/2010 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel (AA)
  • 10/25/2010 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar (AA)
  • 10/27/2010 – Boston, MA – The Red Room@Cafe 939 (AA)
  • 10/29/2010 – East Lansing, MI – Union Ballroom @ Michigan State (AA)
  • 10/31/2010 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
  • 11/1/2010 – Akron, OH – Musica (AA)
  • 11/2/2010 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
  • 11/3/2010 – Indianapolis, IN (AA) – Earth House
  • 11/4/2010 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater (18+)
  • 11/5/2010 – DesMoines, IA – The Vaudeville Mews (AA)
  • 11/7/2010 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom (AA)
  • 11/8/2010 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room (AA)
  • 11/9/2010 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater (16+)
  • 11/10/2010 – Salt Lake City, UT (AA) – In The Venue
  • 11/12/2010 – Boise, ID – The Venue (AA)
  • 11/13/2010 – Portland, OR – Wonderland Ballroom (AA)
  • 11/14/2010 – Eugene, OR (AA) – WOW Hall
  • 11/15/2010 – Seattle, WA (AA) – Chop Suey
  • 11/17/2010 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Slo Brewing Co (AA)
  • 11/18/2010 – San Francisco, CA (AA) – Swedish American Hall Acoustic
  • 11/19/2010 – San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage (AA)
  • 11/20/2010 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones (AA)
  • 11/21/2010 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (AA)
  • 11/24/2010 – Austin, TX – The Parish (AA)
  • 11/26/2010 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio (AA)
  • 11/27/2010 – Dallas, TX – Palladium – The Loft (AA)
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