Sun April 1, 2018 8:30 pm $10 (advance), $12
Portland, Oregon’s SOFT KILL, ripped through 2016 with their first release on Profound Lore Records “Choke”. Once more bringing their unique blend of guitar driven sad rock, they are laced with a pop sensibility and flawless songwriting that seamlessly transcends post punk. SOFT KILL have matured into a powerhouse, having released what is considered a new classic in the genre An Open Door in 2010, they are now effortlessly redefining it. As always with frontman Tobias Grave’s powerful, raw emotional storytelling, and guitar work by Conrad Vollmer, along with Owen Glendower on bass. SOFT KILL write songs about loss, battles with drug addiction, the many tragedies that come from that life and the empty space suspended between mourning and celebration.
Fuzzed to the bone industrial rock duo VOWWS makes the journey to our stage for the first time from LA, California. Meeting in a music composition course at The University of Western Sydney in Australia, VOWWS has been conjuring brutally emotional and gritty electronic rock akin to the liking of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson and Gary Numan. Their latest creation, Forget Your Finery, a new single off Anti Language Records, boasts aggressive and cinematic synth work that surely solidifies the bands spot in the underworld. We’re ready to take that dive with them tonight.
CHOIR BOY was what the kids called singer/songwriter Adam Klopp in his early teens when he fronted punk cover bands in Cleveland, Ohio. An intended insult, the label seemed fair and fitting in a way, given Klopp’s religious upbringing and angelic voice. Keeping the name, CHOIR BOY went onto release their debut LP on Team Love. The dream-pop outfit went on to gain a cult following online and in underground circles. Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costello on bass - and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear.