13.6.28 and 29 - QEB cd release Make it EasyQEB_highresThe Quick and Easy Boys will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 6p.m. Friday, June 28. The band is performing a pair of release shows celebrating their new album Make It Easy on Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 at Tom Grainey’s (10 p.m. both nights; $5 at the door; 21 and older). Buy the CD at the in-store ($9.99) and get free admission to one of the shows! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!


make it easyThe funky R&B, psychedelic rock, garage-pop of this Portland power-trio is representative of an emerging West Coast post-jam band sound, in which the 80s and 90s pop-rock-funk of L.A. has merged with an indie rock feel and an ability to extend the core rock songs through live improvisation.

The Quick & Easy Boys bring an element of honky-tonk into this mix and arrive at a sound akin to The Minutemen, My Morning Jacket, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Funkadelic rolled into one. Formed in Eugene, Oregon, in 2005, the band moved to Portland and released their first recording—Bad Decisions With Good People—in between jaunts up-and-down the Pacific Coast, then headed out on their first national tour in 2009. By the end of 2011, they had toured the country two more times and released their second album, Red Light Rabbit (2010).

On the road, the band has opened for an eclectic array of talent, including Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, The Bridge, Iglu & Hartly, The Pimps of Joytime, Southern Culture On The Skids, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and many others, subjecting unsuspecting audiences to The Quick & Easy Boys’ interactive party—complete with thought provoking lyrics, quirky eclecticism and unexpected stage antics.

The trio of Jimmy Russell (guitar), Sean Badders (bass) and Michael Goetz (drums) has gained a reputation for moving a crowd all-night long, whether on a big festival stage or in the corner of a tiny watering hole, and for pouring out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. In appreciation, home town crowds scream out “Yeah Bud!” at every show, and it appears that this disturbing trend is spreading to other markets …

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