Hawk vs Dove plays at 11, lineup tba
Label: Hawk vs Dove Music Group
Bio: Hawk Vs Dove is a Dallas down-tempo riff-party. Citing influences such as Earth, The Jesus Lizard, the Melvins, and Boris... Hawk vs Dove has a knack for gut-churning guitar licks, unconventional harmonies and ominous tones. Progressive without losing sight of nod-worthy songs, and innovative wit...See Full Bio
"A fun game to play for first-time listeners of the four-piece Hawk vs. Dove‘s self-titled, self-released debut might be to give the songs a runthrough and try to guess where on earth the band might be from. On my initial hearing, I ran a geographical gamut from Georgia to London to Brooklyn to California, going by the various influences I heard in their sound, from angular riffing to sweet multiple-participant vocal arrangements, languid rhythms and periods of thick, crunching stomp that give way to classic rocking guitar and organ interplay, subdued moody crescendos and drawn-out melodies. Finally I settled on Portland, if only because it seemed to me the region where such a melting pot of elements might thrive, given the variety of the scene there."