It’s a common construct in music journalism to use previews of post-Thanksgiving shows to encourage readers to go “dance off those calories you consumed on Thursday" or whatever.
Heck, I might’ve done it elsewhere on this page. I can’t remember. Darn tryptophan.
Anyway, there are opportunities to go out this weekend and not feel pressure to do a dance-floor workout.
Take, for example, tonight’s Gravity Research Project show at the Astro Lounge, where still feet and a subtle head-nod would be an appropriate response to the music.
That’s because GRP specializes in deeply chilled dub music, a spacey offshoot of reggae that emphasizes that genre’s easygoing rhythm and underwater bass lines. On its Facebook page, the Eugene-based band cites dub legends King Tubby and Lee “Scratch" Perry as influences, so you know they’re learning from the best.
This is slightly warped and super funky stuff, ideal for indolent explorations of aural otherworlds. Learn more at www.gravityresearch project.com.
Gravity Research Project; 10 tonight; $3; Astro Lounge, 939 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www.astroloungebend.com.