Sunny Day Real Estate

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2024
7 p.m.
Cost: $52.50
701 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Considering their relatively brief existence, Sunny Day Real Estate racked up enough dramatic twists and turns to rank with some great rock soap operas. Their key members engaged in almost every rock cliché imaginable, including finding religion, refusing to work with the media, breaking up, joining a big-name group, and even recording an ambitious full-orchestra pop album — all before reuniting in 1997.

Although formed in 1992 amid the burgeoning hard rock scene in Seattle (and later signed to Northwest power label Sub Pop), the band could not have been more different from its flannel-clad contemporaries. Originally conceived as a three-piece (guitarist/vocalist Dan Hoerner, bassist Nate Mendel, and drummer William Goldsmith), Sunny Day Real Estate garnered attention when they added enigmatic lead singer Jeremy Enigk, whose high-pitched, continually ascending voice complemented their melodic songs. Shrouded in mystery from the get-go, the group released only one picture to the press, conducted one interview, and never played a show in the state of California with all four members.