FUNK, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK, GARAGE-SOUL OUTFIT, THE QUICKY & EASY BOYS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH, “RED LIGHT RABBIT,” MAY 15TH AT JOHN HENRY’S

FUNK, PSYCHEDELIC ROCK, GARAGE-SOUL OUTFIT, THE QUICKY & EASY BOYS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF SOPHOMORE FULL-LENGTH, “RED LIGHT RABBIT,” MAY 15TH AT JOHN HENRY’S

Portland, Oregon-based, The Quick & Easy Boys are touring in support of their sophomore full-length, “Red Light Rabbit,” available now on Nashville, TN-based PerCapita Records.


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.

Watch the video for “Take Your Medicine,” the first single off of “Red Light Rabbit”



TOUR DATES:
9/3/10 – Sandtrap – Gearhart, OR
9/4/10 – Sandtrap – Gearhart, OR
9/8/10 – Liquid Lounge – Boise, ID
9/9/10 – Burt¹s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/10/10 – Lander Bar – Lander, WY
9/11/10 – Quixotes – Denver, CO
9/13/10 – Martyrs – Chicago, IL
9/15/10 – 8×10 w/ The Bridge – Baltimore, MD
9/16/10 – The Saint – Asbury Park
9/17/10 – Beatniks w/ Ten Foot Polecats – Worcester, MA
9/18/10 – Triumph Brewing – New Hope, PA
9/19/10 – Larry’s – Danbury, CT
9/20/10 – Rock Shop – Brooklyn, NY
9/21/10 – Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
9/22/10 – Pianos – New York, NY
9/23/10 – Iron Horse Music Hall w/ The Bridge – Northhampton, MA
9/24/10 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
9/26/10 – Phanphest 6 – Millbrook, NY
9/28/10 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
9/30/10 – Boiler Room – Asheville, NC
10/1/10 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10/2/10 – Foo Bar – Nashville, TN
10/3/10 – Cantrell Pub – Fayetteville, WV
10/5/10 – Headhunters – Austin, TX
10/7/10 – Plush – Tucson, AZ

Bend, Oregon-based The Source Weekly’s music editor Mike Bookey wrote about The Quick and Easy Boys that, “They’ve become, in a way, the ideal band – a three-piece rooted in rock and roll that wears its funk and honky tonk influences on its sleeve. Maybe this is what the Hold Steady would sound like if they came up in Oregon and not New York City.”

It’s true, the trio is a rare breed. Imagine a band equally influenced by the Minutemen, Funkadelic, and Willie Nelson, able to make you sing along, laugh, and just have a good time. The ultimate thinking man’s party band.

Portland’s alternative weekly, the Willamette Week, also wrote, “Self-describing your band as a hybrid of the Minutemen, Funkadelic, and Willie Nelson is a hell of a burden to place on yourself, but the three mustachioed dudes in the Quick & Easy Boys – in a festival full of musicians and audience members sporting ironic facial hair, were probably the only trio to rock their ‘staches genuinely – brought a serious ruckus to the 2pm outdoor stage, tearing through a set of vaguely countrified funk-punk anchored by the hyper-trebly, nimble-fingered fretwork of guitarist Jimmy Russell… there probably isn’t another band in Portland that sounds like this.”

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.

In 2008, they released their debut, “Bad Decisions With Good People,” which left people raving about their unique and vibrant sound, and in September of 2009, they sojourned out on their first United States tour. Two national tours are now planned for 2010 in support of their new release, “Red Light Rabbit.”


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