Yak Attack w/ Swindler at The Ruins
Saturday, December 9, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue website: The Ruins
Yak Attack is a live electronica power trio from Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2013, the band has experienced steady growth over the past few years and has been building buzz on the strength of its live shows and the instant connection its music makes with new listeners. The group's music is best described as "organic electronica", using skillful playing, live loops, and tightly constructed songs combined with raw improvisation to build high-energy and uplifting music from scratch, where every note is played and recorded live. The band draws on influences from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house, drum and bass, and breakbeat, along with elements of jam, funk, and jazz. The result is a live show that is musically sophisticated but widely accessible, with a diverse and engaged fanbase that travels to out-of-town shows and festivals to witness the band's continually evolving sound.
Yak Attack has been selling out local and regional shows and has developed a reputation as "the region's go-to late-night act" in the summer festival and afterparty circuit. Fresh off a round of touring supporting jamtronica heavyweights STS9 and Sunsquabi, the band has also shared the stage with established or up-and-coming acts such as Fruition, Turkuaz, TAUK, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and The Magic Beans. After releasing "Safety Third" on Ropeadope Records in 2018, the band is currently recording their fourth full-length album, and about to embark on a packed festival schedule including national events such as Camp Bisco and Jazzfest. Watch for Yak Attack to bring its unique dance party to a venue near you.
Swindler is leading the jam band scene in the Pacific Northwest with their unique brand of Psychedelic Funk. – Relix Magazine
Swindler produces a fresh and original sound that integrates funk, jazz, and psychedelic rock into a masterful sonic tapestry. Their innovative approach makes each live experience compelling and unique. The band continues to expand an already rapidly growing fanbase with each show. Funk-based grooves, tight melodic arrangements, and strong instrumental improvisation all create a vibe that brings the dance floor alive.
Based in Seattle, they have toured extensively throughout the northwest and beyond. Swindler has been a favorite late-night festival band featured at Northwest String Summit Festival, Summer Meltdown, Element Music Festival, 4 Peaks Music Festival, and more, where they drew rave reviews from fans and festival promoters alike.
This is an indoor show.