Magic Giant, an expansive folk-pop band from southern California, are bringing their special brand of Indie sunshine to Portland’s Mississippi Studios  this coming Wednesday, February 4.

Based in Venice Beach, California, Magic Giant are building a reputation around their danceable folk-electronic live shows, and have been playing music festivals including Nevada’s “Life is Beautiful” festival headlined by Kings of Leon.

Lucky concertgoers will likely get a chance to hear their bright, inspirative new hit single “Glass Heart” performed live. While it opens with soft, simple banjo it soon explodes into an exuberant pop frenzy and is currently on PRP’s playlist.

Have a listen: Glass Heart

About Magic Giant

Magic Giant are: Austin Bis, lead vocals; John Zambricki, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and backing vocals; and Brian Zaghi, upright bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals.

Their live shows frequently sell out in southern California, including most recently at the legendary Troubadour. Those at Magic Giant’s Wednesday night show will surely enjoy lovely musical vibes imparted by their romantic “The Dawn,” as well as their fun, pop-flavored Americana track, the hopeful “Let’s Start Again.”

Let’s Start Again

All this and Portland’s Weather Machine, too.

Weather+Machine+WallPortland’s wonderful Indie / Folk Rock / Alternative band “The Weather Machine” will be opening next week’s show. Based in Portland, their genre is described as “SuperFolk” – which seems fitting, and they even have a track by the same name. The Weather Machine first formed two years ago and has performed all over the state, including Bend’s Les Schwab Ampitheater and Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge.

On songs like their acoustic “So, what exactly does it say?” and “Estranged,” outstanding lead vocalist Slater Smith provides warm, mellow vocals a bit akin to those of singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.  But the band can also really rock out, as they do on “Galaxies.”

The whole evening is sure to be a delight to the ears! We hope to see you there.

Find ticket information for next week’s show here.  Music by Magic Giant and Weather Machine is available on iTunes and on their websites.

Cynthia Orlando
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