#EOFF2018 Musical Guests


Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to announce it’s ninth annual musical guests. October 18-20 at festival hq in La Grande, Oregon – enjoy after-parties each night with live music from a diverse array of talent.

Taking the stage opening night at the independent film festival will be La Grande’s own hard-hitting CATSKILLS. This four-piece brings an intense rock wave to the table with massive explorations of sound and drive. The band consists of frontman Gregory Rawlins: guitar & vox, Wayne Callahan: bass, Jeff Grammer: guitar & keys, Andy Steele: drums.

Friday night, October 19, catch MÁSCARAS the psychedelic instrumental trio of Papi Fimbres, Carlos Segovia, and Theo Craig. It’s a jam with themes that become “songs” that live and breathe, leaving room for the unexpected. Each performance is a ritual to which you are invited. Opening the night will be HEALING GEMS (photo above) from Los Angeles, CA. “They’re a drink of LSD-tainted punch at a small town dance. A pot brownie picnic at a community park. Scratchy bargain basement records that still surge fire. The type of band one might listen to while traversing a hot desert landscape with rainbow-laden sun showers pouring down upon your skin. No drugs required.”, as noted by SHOUT NOTE.

The closing night after-party, Saturday, October 20 will feature Boise’s SUN BLOOD STORIES. This trio is a mass of harmonic noise distilled into occasionally delicate, but always haunting songs. The band is comprised of three (3) equal members: Amber Pollard, Ben Kirby, and Jon Fust; this current arrangement is the realization of a sedulous refining process that has guided them into trio form. Sun Blood Stories is dreamy, aware, personal, open, fuzzed out, and loud af.

Following will be exactly what is needed after three days of intense and thoughtful independent film and late night wanderlust, CHANTI DARLING (Portland, Oregon) would like you to know that “RNB ain’t no joke.” The group drinks from the sacred founts of Disco, Boogie Funk, and the dizzying universe of house music. Teasing out the essential filaments, the act weaves a sound that nods to the past as it blasts into the future; urgent, irresistible, and absolutely of the moment.

All festival after parties will commence after the final feature film each evening and will be held at festival hq (112 Depot Street). Members and Pass Holders are in for free, $10.00 per night cover at the door.