Quasi is Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes, the enduring perennial Portland two-piece indie rock and roll band behind 9 beloved albums and countless raucous performances. The world they inhabit is both strange and familiar like an alien riding a minibike. Although both Sam and Janet have played in numerous seminal musical outfits throughout the past several decades (Sleater-Kinney, Heatmiser, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Elliott Smith, Wild Flag, Jon Spencer and the HITmakers, etc.), Quasi remains their centerpiece for creativity and camaraderie. Quasi’s distinct perspective, unwavering and playful, pits sweet vocal harmonies against dark, off-center, personal lyrics. Throughout their almost 30 year history, Quasi has pioneered countless profound songs that are part fearless folk art and part piranha.

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