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Dad Bod // Oruã

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Formed during one of the most turbulent periods in recent Brazilian history (which has seen a coup d’état, political imprisonment, and the rise of the extreme right), Oruã was idealized by Lê Almeida, a cultural agitator in Rio’s independent scene, through his label Transfusão Noise Records. Based around the meeting point that became the Escritório, a space of collective creation which fosters an artistic community and a music scene that dialogues with the Brazilian underground from a unique place, Oruã emerged in improvisation sessions that mixed repetitive bass lines, electric phrases and indie guitar solos, doses of feedback and wall of noise to afrobeat and Brazilian references that ranged from Luiz Gonzaga’s primal Pernambuco sound to Brazilian guitar references. The name came about when Lê heard Lee Ranaldo during a concert in Brazil pronouncing something similar to what would become the band’s name. He jotted it down on a piece of paper in the dark, and the next day the Sonic Youth guitarist had baptized the group without knowing it.Dad Bod is an Indie Alternative band out of Salt Lake City, Utah made up of 5 band members. Three brothers- Michael, Marcus, and Matthew Marinos made up the original members of the band, joined eventually by Russ Allphin and Michael Morgan. The band has been inspired by artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Elliott Smith and Big Thief. Dad Bod has released an EP and two full length albums, including their most recent album release “Pastels” in 2021. The group has had the opportunity to play in major festivals such as the Twilight Concert Series and Kilby Block Party. They have also had numerous tours throughout the western US that has helped their fanbase continue to grow. In preparation to release their third album, Dad Bod has released singles “Alcohol” and “Fine Print”. The much anticipated album “Loop de Loop Miracle Ministries Lords of Glory” will be released early summer of 2024.


August 17
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Poetry Lounge
313 North Ave. + Google Map