SPACE NEIGHBORS

Retro Future Classics


ELECTRONIC 

PRESS KIT

About the Space Neighbors

Welcome to the Space Neighborhood! We have been performing original music based out of Corvallis, Oregon since 2009. We play a variety of genres we lovingly refer to as “retro future classics” which include elements of funk, reggae, jazz, world, rock, and improvisational jam. We have developed a strong Corvallis area following based on the principles of universal peace, love, and sweaty ecstatic dancing. Help us bring the Space Neighbors to your neighborhood! Hope to see you soon! 

- Space Neighbors

Meet the Neighbors

The Nick of Time 

Nick Rivard 

guitar, vocals

Yohan Solo

John Navarro 

bass, vocals

Rigel VII

Rigel Woodside 

drums, vocals

Media

Here is a show from the Corvallis local favorite Bombs Away Cafe. This performance is a full 2 hour power set and it’s fun to enjoy the flow of characters grooving along.. We push for a high energy show every time, whether at a house party, farmers market, club, or festival show. Every performance is about welcoming and growing the ‘Neighborhood. We want to bring this energy around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Please scroll through the whole show to watch the energy. Contact us to book a show or learn more about the Neighborhood!

Recordings

We have recorded 3 albums starting with our first full length album in 2011 called Escape Pod featuring our original lineup. Over the years we expanded to include many local talents with a horn section and other lead vocalists. An EP which also included some live tracks was released in 2016 under the title Crucial Pie. In recent years the Space Neighbors have focused on an environment of improvisation and song writing as a trio. 2019 saw the release of our most recent album Which Way’s Up, featuring artwork from local guru Mushroom Kapuler. The first and last albums are located on most streaming services. You will have to find us in person if you want to taste some Crucial Pie!

Press

“Like all good funk, the music is structured yet dexterous, a solid base allowing plenty of room for years of loose indulgence…” 

Cory Frye, Corvallis Gazette-Times

“The band's musical style begins with funk, but they often cross different genres. They weave in indie rock, Afro beat, fusion, soul, jazz, and whatever they are listening to…”

Patrick Fancher, Corvallis Gazette-Times

“The Space Neighbors hold down a heartbeat sound in our transient college town…”

Stevie Beisswanger, the Advocate

“There’s always been this flow. It’s rich and bold and you just want to be in the music.” 

Starena Sparktackular, Tarts of the Valley Burlesque

“On stage Yohan Solo leads the band through a raucous set and his galactic stage presence connects with full-on G-force with the crowd.”

Emily Goodykoontz, The LBCC Commuter

List of Venues/Performances

Annual Festivals

Oregon Country Fair - Kesey Stage 2019

Corvallis Fall Festival 

Da Vinci Days, Corvallis, OR

Tyee Memorial Day Picnic - annual event
Mayday Family Festival

Scio Music Festival


Benefits and Special Occasions

Harris Bridge Winery

KBVR Locals Live

OSU Welcome Week

Majestic Theater, Corvallis, OR

Whiteside Theater, Corvallis, OR


Corvallis and Nearby

Bombs Away Cafe

Sky High Brewing,

DeMaggios Pizza

Squirrel’s Tavern

Fireworks

Calapooia Brewing, Albany, OR

Sam Bonds Garage, Eugene, OR

Twilight Room, Portland, OR

Contact/Booking spaceneighbors@gmail.com

Copyright 2019 Space Neighbors