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Downtown Bloc Party

Charts, Helens, Caicedo

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Charts are a rock and roll band based on Michael Rowan’s songwriting and Luke Beckel’s guitar work. The two met by chance after a mutual friend had sent Beckel to see a Charts show. The two bonded over a love for the Everly Brothers, Phil Spector, and The Rolling Stones. With Beckel’s addition- the sound evolved into something bigger. Like studio musicians covering The Supremes in the style of The Velvet Underground.
The sounds have evolved over the years, but the love and jubilation for rock and roll remain. Charts are feel-good music and are a damn great time. The band has been a staple in the Portland music scene for ten years with a discography that ranges from the lo-fi sounds of a Tascam four-track, the precision of high fi studio to the warm saturation of 2-inch tape. Charts have supported numerous International acts in Portland, from Best Coast, Cut Worms, Low Cut Connie and Fat White Family.
2020 almost led to Charts being a studio-only band. As luck would have it, Ethan Boardman hit them up for a jam in his basement. The following weekend his roommate, Craig Rupert, sat in on guitar, and the weekend after that- Alec England showed up to play bass guitar. A month later, the five of them had learned the Charts catalog, including the new record. Charts have emerged from 2021 tighter than ever, and live shows have been a pure joy. Charts are the cathartic rock and roll made for these times. See them live, and get ready for the new record- Charts – Love You To Death.

Helens is a Shoegaze / Dream Pop quartet. After several years and EPs they are releasing a new album in late 2022 of melancholic anthems to soundtrack an escape to anywhere else but here.
The upcoming album, Somewhere In Nowhere, was recorded in 2020 by Corey Coffman (Gleemer) and will release in late 2022 with help from Portland all-star label, Bud Tapes. The upcoming release infuses the band’s unique Shoegaze/Post-Rock/Alternative mixture with lusher melodies and more Dream Pop sensibility than previous releases. The recent expansion of the lineup to a four piece with added guitar textures has also widened the band’s scope which carries the listener from wistful wash to searing sonics. The album’s first single, Mirage Rock, was released on June 17th, 2022.

Caicedo es el proyecto musical de Vicco González, artista multidisciplinario, compositor & productor originario de Guadalajara, Jalisco y actualmente establecido en Portland, OR.
Su sonido incorpora una mezcla de folclore latino con psicodelia suave de alcoba. Charangos, requintos, guitarras y sintetizadores viajan con una reverberante voz airosa que canta melancolía.

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