Volcanic Theatre Pub

Parallel 44 Presents some of our favorite jammy, dubby, stringy guys of World's Finest w/ Jupiter Holiday on Saturday November 10. Welcoming all boot stompers and jam lovers for this fantastic evening of music. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 at the door.  Thank you to our sponsors Dr. Jolly’s, BIGS Hydroponics, The Source Weekly and Cascade Alchemy.

About World's Finest: It’s been a wild and crazy ride for the fellas in World’s Finest since their modest beginning as an acoustic duo in Portland, OR living rooms in 2011. With a songwriting style rooted in Americana, the band banks on their ability to transcend genres of all kinds. String-centric and bluegrass-inspired compositions seamlessly transition into 3-Dimensional Psytrance, Funk, and Dub soundscapes, leaving their audience with a full circle experience of emotion and dance. Their appreciation for punk and ska can be found peppered throughout their shows and albums, made evident by up-tempo, high-energy offerings. Never happy to settle, Chris, Dan, Sean, Evan, Alex, and Kirk continue to push through boundaries and challenge themselves, while hoping to inspire their listeners to expect the most out of what a band in the modern age can be capable of conjuring up.

Six years, countless shows, and 5 albums later, the band is still firing on all cylinders. The current lineup features 6 members: Chris Couch (Guitar/Vocals), Dan Hurley (Banjo/Vocals), Sean McLean (Sax/Guitar/Vocals), Evan Malfer (Bass), Alex Weinberg (keys), and Kirk Kalbfleisch (Drums). Their paths have all crossed in Portland, by way of Ohio, Illinois, Eastern Oregon, New York and Las Vegas. As a result of such diverse upbringings, it was inevitable that the band’s sound reflected their coast to coast musical influences.

The latest offering from World’s Finest is a 9 song LP entitled “Chromatophores”. A departure from previous work, the album showcases more of the group’s lengthier compositions. Still rooted in a string band style, but with strong emphasis on poignant instrumental explorations, “Chromatophores” is a comprehensive offering of the band’s sound and showcases the members’ songwriting and instrumental capabilities.

World’s Finest has hit the West Coast Festival scene hard, making appearances at High Sierra, Northwest String Summit, Summer Meltdown, Oregon Country Fair, 4 Peaks, What the Festival ?!, and Symbiosis. Their unique style has allowed them to connect with fans from all different kinds of musical worlds. In addition, their chameleon-like approach to their live show has allowed them the honor to share the stage with such acts as Steel Pulse, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, The Expendables, Rusted Root, The Skatalites, Fruition, Ziggy Marley and many more.

About Jupiter Holiday: Boise, Idaho based Jupiter Holiday started as a musical friendship between Jason Grazian (drums) and Michael Basset (guitars, vocals); two like minded individuals who met in high school band. That friendship has grown into a quintet with Shaun

Palmer (lead guitar), Luke Anderson (guitars/synths/vocals) and Chuck Banks (bass/vocals) who are now crafting a soulful and high energy brand of progressive funk rock fusion for fans of all musical genres. Combining melodic harmonies, jammy riffs and groovy rhythms to create a unique yet ever familiar musical experience, they have become a regional favorite that can be seen everywhere from the Boise downtown scene, to rustic mountain saloons, to beautiful outdoor festival settings.

Jupiter Holiday released their first studio album Deep, Delicious, Secret Surprise in 2013 receiving rave reviews from local papers such as the Idaho Statesman and Boise Weekly.

Looking for a Jupiter Holiday show? They can be seen participating in local Idaho festivals such as Treefort, Hyde Park Street Fair. Idaho Green Fest, Goddess Fest, The Sawtooth Valley Gathering, and the Weiser River Music Festival. They perform regularly in Boise venues such as Tom Grainey’s and Sockeye Brewing. Catch them in other parts of Idaho like Crusty's Pizza and Foresters Saloon in McCall or Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum. Check their calendar to see if you can catch a space vacation with Jupiter Holiday soon.

Links: World's Finest: Jupiter Holiday: Dr. Jolly’s: BIGS Hydroponics: The Source Weekly: Cascade Alchemy: Parallel 44 Presents: Volcanic Theatre Pub: