- Apr 23 2023
- 2:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Triple Rainbow: Featuring Jared Mees of Tender Loving Empire and his daughter, July
$10 total for full family (2 adults / up to 4 kids)
$5 total for smaller family (1 adult / up to 3 kids)
*You only have to buy one ticket per grouping.
3pm Doors / 4pm Music
“It’s starting to even look like a….TRIPLE RAINBOW!” – Paul Vasquez
Through the 15 songs on their debut album You Are Magic, the duo of July Mees (9) and her dad Jared Mees explore both the silly and sensitive sides of childhood through lighthearted, upbeat and layered songs.
Triple Rainbow (named after the inspired quote by Paul Vasquez) has an unique musical heritage and history. Jared, along with his wife Brianne, is the co- founder of Tender Loving Empire, the beloved Portland, Oregon-based record label and handmade retail store chain. Besides having six stores in Portland that sell the work of more than 800 artists, TLE has released hundreds of records over the last 15 years including five of Jared’s with Jared Mees & The Grown Children. But their story goes even further back “My brother played drums for our punk band in high school, Brianne and I were in a band in college called Julai (which we named after the kid we thought we might one day have) and Brianne’s dad Bill, an old time rocker with Motley Crue ties played drums with me for years and recorded a couple of my records. The family band has always been a dream. It’s just a lot of fun to play music with my family. I’m excited for Piper  to get in on the action here soon too!”
To that end, Jared and July have been making music together since July was able to talk “We sing songs all the time, at bedtime, in the car, before dinner. Sometimes they’re short silly songs that we just sing once then forget about, and other times we find a song we just can’t stop singing day after day” says July. The songs on You’re Magic are the songs Jared and July just couldn’t stop singing.
Lyrically, You Are Magic explores both the lighthearted yet layered world of a child’s heart and imagination, combining clever rhyming lyrics, storytelling and lots of descriptive concrete imagery. Triple Rainbow has lots of fun on the ode to naughty cats “Bad Kitty,” the gooey yet epic opus “Slime,” the can’t-stop-won’t-stop energy of “Dance Party” and the wild road-trip story “The Lake”.
Sonically, Triple Rainbow keeps one foot planted in acoustic folk and the other in driving pop-rock. “We wanted to make a record that kids would love and that their parents would not only tolerate, but look forward to putting on,” says Jared “I wanted to make an album like Harry Nillson’s The Point — something the whole family could agree on that was fun and catchy but also looked a bit deeper into issues that modern kids face.”