Port O’Brien

by oz on June 15, 2007

Port O'Brien

When Van Pierszalowski isn’t on a commercial fishing vessel off of Kodiak Island in Alaska, he’s playing in his folk band called Port O’Brien in the San Francisco bay area. I downloaded these tracks from their site and I can’t get “I Woke Up Today” out of my friggin’ head. “My Eyes Won’t Shut” is pretty catchy also.

Since moving out here a year ago, I’ve discovered some great local bands and a thriving indie scene. If only I could get out more.

From When the Rain Comes:

Port O’Brien – My Eyes Won’t Shut

Port O’Brien – Five and Dime

From Nowhere to Run:

Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today

Port O’Brien – Tree Bones

For shits and grins:

Port O’Brien – My Humps (Cover)

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Adrian June 15, 2007 at 11:26 am

Yeah, I’ve been liking these guys a lot and I was pretty obsessed with “I Woke Up Today” a few weeks ago.

I really like that Van stops while playing “My Humps” and says something like “I can’t do this anymore”.

And there’s definitely a thriving scene out here. My favorites right now include the Dodos (go see these guys live!), the Morning Benders, the Finches, and Beatbeat Whisper. Nedelle, the Ian Fays, the Light Footwork, and Michael Zapruder’s Rain of Frogs, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone are other local acts worth checking out. Then, of course, there are the much high profile people like John Vanderslice, Mark Kozelek, Mark Eitzel/ American Music Club and Kelley Stoltz.

oz June 15, 2007 at 11:43 pm

Kozelek is a legend, i agree. I also really dig the Morning Benders and the other benders: http://www.hearya.com/2007/03/23/four-year-bender-lucky.

I agree w/ Zapruder as well. I’ll be checking out the rest this weekend. Appreciate the recommendations, Adrian.

JJS III June 18, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Ah, Port O’Brien is the jam!

Onyx.hope December 2, 2007 at 10:31 am

Awsome band, I just saw them in concert last night in Eugene OR. WOW. just WOW..

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