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Grey Tickles, Black Pressure and Bright Light: An Interview With Logan Lynn, John Grant and Rod Thomas

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(Originally Published on The Huffington Post on 11/9/2015)

Many of you have just had the chance to see John Grant on tour with Bright Light Bright Light (aka Rod Thomas) all over the U.S. and, no matter where you may have caught these two along the way, you got to be part of something very special.

I caught up with John and Rod just before their Portland stop on the tour. Read our chat, check out photos from the show by Disclosure Images and watch some music videos below.

 

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Logan Lynn: Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me today, guys! I’m really excited about tonight’s show. Have you been to Portland before?

John Grant: I have and Doug Fir is one of my favorite places to play in the world, so, excited to return!

Lynn: How did the two of you get connected?

Rod Thomas: Initially we met doing an interview together for Loverboy Magazine in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY PLAYING “FALL INTO NEW ARMS” AT LAST WEEK’S SUMMER TOUR KICK-OFF SHOW HERE!

Thanks again to everybody who came out to our Summer Tour kick-off/warm-up show at Doug Fir last week in Portland!!!  It was really fun to see you and the night was just what we needed to send us off right!  Also:  Big thanks to Fleshtone and DoublePlusGood for being so awesome before our band(s) took the stage.  More fun like that, please.

For those of you who missed it, you can watch the video below.  This is one of the new songs from my upcoming record that, until now, nobody has really heard.  Sorry in advance for the shitty ass camera microphone sound quality.

Logan Lynn & The Gentry: “Fall Into New Arms” LIVE @ Doug Fir Lounge, Portland (5/27/2010):

LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY SUMMER TOUR KICK-OFF SHOW AT DOUG FIR THIS THURSDAY NIGHT IN PORTLAND!

Let the loud wildness begin!!!

This Thursday night (5/27) is my big Summer Tour Kick-Off Show in Portland with The Gentry, DoublePlusGood, & Fleshtone!!! Please come out and send us off the right way! It’s just 5 bucks and Fleshtone goes on at 9pm, so get there early! RSVP to the Facebook Event Page HERE.

This is going to be the best night ever, Puddletown. Let’s dance!!!

LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY + DOUBLEPLUSGOOD + FLESHTONE @ DOUG FIR IN PORTLAND ON MAY 27TH!

Logan Lynn by Ray Gordon (2010)

We will be announcing dates here in the coming weeks, but this is the first show on the “LL + G” West Coast Summer Tour!The Gentry” and I have been in hiding (a few short set performances aside) since January making things loud and wild, getting ready to take the loud wildness on the road! I’m gonna be playing some new songs as well as all your old favorites. We have a new version of “Come Home” that is going to make your boobs pop out of your shirt…or something.

Come kick things off with us right, Portland friends! The last time we played Doug Fir was so fun, but…this time is going to be amazing. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been up to since last we met!!! The boys and I have been busy, to say the least. Also on the bill are “Double Plus Good” & “Fleshtone“, so things will be awesome the whole night, start to finish.

Logan Lynn & The Gentry @ Doug Fir Lounge, May 27th 2010

Advance Tickets are available now HERE for just $5. RSVP to the event invite on Facebook HERE and help us spread the word by inviting all your friends! It’s partytime.

SEE YOU IN A MONTH, LOVELIES!!!

xxLL

SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 27TH: LOGAN LYNN & THE GENTRY + FLESHTONE + DOUBLE PLUS GOOD @ "DOUG FIR LOUNGE" IN PORTLAND!

Logan Lynn (2010)

As you all know, I’ve been working on a new record and will be on this current hiatus from the bright lights of the stage for another couple of months while we finish. To mark the occasion of my official return with “The Gentry” backing me, I will be playing “Doug Fir” in Portland on Thursday, May 27th with “Fleshtone” and “Double Plus Good“! It’s gonna be a really good night. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

Logan Lynn & The Gentry + Double Plus Good + Fleshtone @ Doug Fir Lounge May 27th, 2010

More info later…just figured I’d let you know when the next time you’ll be seeing me is. (Aside from a few of you who will see me next month at The Fez Ballroom with Holcombe Waller, Tahoe Jackson, and some very secret special guests…but that’s not open to the public so I won’t ever mention it again).

The Gentry” and I will be playing all sorts of shows this Summer & Fall. See you soon! Oh, and watch videos by Double Plus Good and Fleshtone by clicking on their names in this sentence.

"OREGON MUSIC NEWS" REVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW AT DOUG FIR LAST THURSDAY POSTED TODAY!

Logan Lynn (2010)

The “Oregon Music News” team were in attendance at the big spectacle at the Doug Fir in Portland this past Thursday and posted their review of the evening on their site today. It’s GOOD. You can check it out below or by clicking HERE.

From “Oregon Music News”: (1/13/2010)

‘Logan Lynn, Cars & Trains, and The Gentry: Electricly emote at the Doug Fir’

“The combination of Logan Lynn and Cars & Trains playing together at the Doug Fir last Thursday was as fresh as I’d hoped, and The Gentry added an element of power. The show represented the Portland showcase of Lynn’s already nationally acclaimed fourth album, From Pillar to Post, and the debut of Cars & Trains’ sophomore album, The Roots, The Leaves, which comes out on January 24th. The Gentry, now sharing backup duty for Logan with Cars & Trains, showcased this new synthesis last week as well.

The performance, with Lynn backed by Cars & Trains, was honest and a little gritty but fresh, while at the same time evoking a throwback to Mates of State’s My Solo Project. Lynn’s soulful, slightly melancholy vocals were contrasted with happier, upbeat backup, creating a push-pull phenomenon, which gave the music depth and interest. The sound this duo produces is more than superficial–you have to think deeper to get it as a whole, which is refreshing, and likely why it’s frequently awarded the emotronic title–emotionally open, complexly happy-sad.

At the end of the show The Gentry joined the rest of the musicians on stage for a finale. While The Gentry opened the night with their own set of sucker punching beat-infused rock, they closed by backing Lynn and changing the overall story. The combo of Lynn and Cars & Trains says, “Here are some painful things, but what the fuck, let’s dance it off!” The combo of Lynn and The Gentry says, “Here are some painful things, let’s break a hoe… what?” Exhibit A: What one does. Exhibit B: What one’s Id would do. The whole experience left the audience eerily aware of Lynn’s inner workings, which I think is why he’s so relatable.”

-Alaya Wyndham-Price, “OMN”

"JUST OUT" NEWSWEEKLY REVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW AT "DOUG FIR" LOUNGE IN PORTLAND LAST NIGHT!!!

Logan Lynn performing at Doug Fir in Portland with The Gentry & Jen Folker (Dahlia) - 1/7/2010

I had such a nice time seeing all of you last night at the Doug Fir. It was a great turnout. Way to come show love on a Thursday night in the dead of winter, puddletown friends. I love you…SO MUCH.

Speaking of love, Portland Newsweekly “Just Out” posted a pretty amazing review of last night’s show on their website today. You can check it out HERE or you can read what they had to say below. There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned hometown sunshine to make me smile…

Logan Lynn Performing at Doug Fir in Portland with The Gentry and Jen Folker (1/7/2010) Photo by Bradley Roberge.

From “Just Out” Newsweekly (1/8/2010):
‘FEED US TO THE WOLVES, LOGAN’

“Portland features a plethora of musical geniuses; you can fill up any given week with a slew of stellar live shows boasting considerable talent (and, frankly, many do). That said, it never ceases to amaze me how excited my friends and I get when one of our beloved artists takes the stage — the endless parade of staggering talent never gets old.

Last night, Portland’s indie darling Logan Lynn delighted a rapt, wowed audience at the Doug Fir. He opened (and stayed) strong; his infamous anthem, “Feed Me to the Wolves,” set the tone for the night: alluring, assured, and more than a little bit amazing.

Not familiar with Lynn’s music? What rock have you been living under? Imagine Ladytron and Ben Gibbard having a secret, sexy love affair. Their entirely original, hybrid offspring: Logan Lynn. Shifting nimbly between energetic dance anthems and industrial alt-rock (and often combining both), he defies any easy niche or classification. Instrumentation is complex and multi-layered; lyrics are honest and exposed. Lynn, who doesn’t shy away from the “emo” moniker, doesn’t whine — he pleads, impassionedly. He pushes boundaries sonically and lyrically — and excels every time he does.

As he worked through his set, energy and momentum built — and the crowd danced. Man, did they dance. For his grand finale, Lynn brought fellow acts Cars and Trains and The Gentry on stage for a brilliant, raucous version of “Bottom Your Way to the Top.” Stunning everyone, even Lynn, Dahlia’s Jen Folker jumped on stage and joined in. One of the video’s stars, Devan McGrath, danced nearby. That moment of musical perfection sums up the entire evening: prodigious music, talent galore. Logan Lynn has a knack for turning a “concert” into a disco dance party. Isn’t that how every show should be? Well, a queer can dream.”

–Daniel Borgen

NOW, WATCH A LITTLE VIDEO CLIP THAT MY FRIEND JAMES BIRCH CAMPBELL PUT TOGETHER OF FOOTAGE AND STILLS HE SHOT DURING THE SHOW. IT’S SET TO THE “FROM PILLAR TO POST” VERSION OF “FEED ME TO THE WOLVES”.

"OREGON MUSIC NEWS" POSTED A PREVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW @ THE DOUG FIR THIS WEEK!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

I just saw a preview of my show tomorrow at Doug Fir that “Oregon Music News” posted today on their site. You can redirect there by clicking HERE, or keep reading below. If you don’t have tickets yet, get them HERE.

From “Oregon Music News” (1/6/2010)

“Logan Lynn, Cars & Trains, and The Gentry: Gently electrifying the Doug Fir: If you think the new year should bring new music, then don’t miss this show tomorrow night at the Doug Fir. Logan Lynn just released his fourth album, From Pillar to Post, and will play as the night’s headliner alongside The Gentry’s intriguing mix of lyrical pondering and head bopping, shoulder popping beats. Lynn is already getting national press for the album, and tomorrow’s show will be Portland’s first taste of the live, two-band synthesis.

Cars & Trains artist Tom Filepp will showcase his sophomore offering, The Roots, The Leaves, which comes out January 24th. Portland is already buzzing about the album with its unique soundscapes, which include many local artists as guest vocalists, toy instruments, and tape samples. With theses new albums full of sounds that braid electronica, folk, pop, hip-hop, and rock together, these bands really will give us the gift of new music. Doors at 8 p.m., Show at 9 p.m. Thursday, January 7, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E. Burnside, 503-231-WOOD, $6 at the door.

-Alaya Wyndham-Price, OMN”

Oregon Music News (2010) Logan Lynn

So…there you have it. Come out and play with us…TOMORROW NIGHT!!! “Oregon Music News” will be there…will you???

xo
LL

"WILLAMETTE WEEK" FEATURE PREVIEW OF LOGAN LYNN'S SHOW AT "DOUG FIR" THIS WEEK! CHECK IT OUT HERE.

Logan Lynn (2010)

The “Willamette Week” wrote a feature preview spotlight about my upcoming show this week at Doug Fir with “Cars & Trains” and “The Gentry”. Pick up a copy of this week’s issue, Check it out online HERE, or you can read what they had to say about stuff and thangz up in these parts just below.

Willamette Week (1/6/2010)

From “Willamette Week” (1/6/2010)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7TH: Doug Fir Lounge

Logan Lynn, The Gentry, Cars & Trains / $6-

[PET SHOP SOUNDS] While recently released fourth album From Pillar To Post piles up critical accolades and new video “Bottom Your Way to the Top” strokes cable playlists from MTV to, um, Spike, Logan Lynn’s tunefully bleeped singer-songwriterly electro ballads haven’t been heard live ‘round the icon’s hometown for months. This performance reportedly marks Lynn’s debut with a live backing band (openers the Gentry), though, set against the vocals’ honeyed melancholia, beats were never the point.

-Jay Horton, Willamette Week

“Icon”, huh? Nice one.

🙂

LOGAN LYNN, THE GENTRY, AND CARS & TRAINS AT DOUG FIR IN PORTLAND THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!!!

Logan Lynn (2010)

DON’T MISS THE FUN. DOORS AT 8PM. SHOW STARTS AT 9PM. I’M PLAYING WITH BOTH OF THE OPENING BANDS, SO…THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHEN 9PM ACTUALLY MEANS 9PM. $6/Door

GET TICKETS HERE!!!

9PM: “Cars & Trains”
10PM: “The Gentry”
11PM: “Logan Lynn”

SEE YOU THERE!!!

xxLL

1/7/2010: DOUG FIR LOUNGE, PORTLAND: LOGAN LYNN, CARS & TRAINS, THE GENTRY!!!

JANUARY 7TH, 2010: LOGAN LYNN, CARS & TRAINS, AND THE GENTRY PERFORMING AT "DOUG FIR" IN PORTLAND!

Logan Lynn (2009)

I’m really looking forward to my show at The Doug Fir in Portland coming up just after the new year on the 7th of January. It’s gonna be a really good night. Cars & Trains will be performing a set, then The Gentry will do their thing. After that, I will take the stage and will be performing with BOTH of the other bands at different points during my set. It’s gonna be WILD!

I’ll be touring with The Gentry next year at some point and they have come on board as my new live band (in place of “Cars & Trains” who is going on a different tour this time around!) Anyway, we’ll be unveiling all of that at this show, so don’t miss it. It is certainly a new experience to have a full band backing me. It’s LOUD and awesome.

See you in a couple weeks, everybody!!! Here’s the poster:

1/7/2010: DOUG FIR LOUNGE, PORTLAND: LOGAN LYNN, CARS & TRAINS, THE GENTRY!!!

January 7th, 2010
Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside
Portland, Oregon USA

READ THE "OREGON MUSIC NEWS" INTERVIEW WITH LOGAN LYNN HERE! STORY RUNS ON THEIR HOMEPAGE THIS SUNDAY!

Logan Lynn (2009)

I was interviewed by “Oregon Music News” last week and the story went live today. To check it out, CLICK HERE or you can read the full transcript below. The story will also be running on the homepage of the “Oregon Music News” website this Sunday, so…YAY. Thanks, OMN! I love it when magazines print my words as I say them instead of picking and choosing little snippets and making me sound stupid.

Here’s the transcript, folks:

From “Oregon Music News” (11/19/2009)

“Logan Lynn makes emotronic, electropop. A gay man from America’s heartland, raised in a family of cult-like, born-again Christians, he’s found a way out of some dark, lost days. Influenced by folk music growing up and DJs in Chicago, Logan’s demo was titled This Is Folk Techno. Sentimental lyrics paired with capricious electro-beats, Logan’s sound ranges from dejected to dancey, creating moods that resemble The Postal Service. Relishing in Portland’s creativity, Logan is signed to The Dandy Warhols’ label Beat The World and is becoming a people person. He celebrates his new album From Pillar To Post with a listening party on Sunday, November 22nd at Jinx Bar with The Dandy’s Zia McCabe spinning records as DJ Rescue, but before the drinks, Logan chats about being emo, hiding under the sheets, and grandma’s adages.”

OMN: Are you emo? What’s wrong with that word? Or is it just right?

LL: Well, that depends. Read the rest of this entry »


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