Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 9:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
18 years and over
Quasi was formed in Portland OR in '93 by Sam Coomes & Janet Weiss. Their first album was self released in '95. They released three albums between '97 & '99 on Up Records. They moved to Touch & Go Records in '01 & released three albums with them, & additionally T&G reissued the first album. The band moved over to the Kill Rock Stars label in '09. Quasi albums are licensed by Domino Records in Europe & PVine Records in Japan. Throughout this time they have also toured &/or recorded either individually or collectively with SleaterKinney, Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Built to Spill, Bright Eyes, Heatmiser, the Go Betweens, Pink Mountain, Blues Goblins, The Takeovers, Jandek, numerous other less recognizable names. Prior to Quasi, SC was in the San Francisco band Donner Party (c.'83'88) & both SC & JW were in the Portland power trio Motorgoat (c.'90'92). Joanna Bolme (Jicks, The Minders, Calamity Jane) joined the band in c.'06. JW & JB are still members of Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. SC runs the online branch of Exiled Records. Quasi is still in the new, gentrified Portland.