King Tuff: The Infinite Smiles Tour
This is a past event. Sunday, February 10 at 8:30pm
Wonder Ballroom 128 N.E. Russell St., Portland, OR 97212
When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—a.k.a. King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn't even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge—this feeling—like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing … and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover—the sort of voice I had to follow—to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.”
With: Tropa Magica, Mascaras.