Founded in 2014 by Mo Troper and Blake Hickman as a vehicle to release their own and friends’ music, local indie label Good Cheer Records has grown into a bastion of Portland’s all-ages music community and the resurgent sounds of power-pop and underground indie from the late 90s and early aughts. Their current roster of 13 artists, including Floating Room, Turtlenecked, Cool American, and Little Star, has received accolades from the likes of NPR, Vice, Pitchfork, Spin, Stereogum and beyond.
With much to celebrate of their 2016 and an exciting schedule of releases slated for 2017, Good Cheer Records are throwing a ‘Good Cheer Holiday Show’ at Holocene on Wednesday, 12.14. The night’s lineup, consisting of Turtlenecked, Floating Room, Cool American, Mayhaw Hoons, Two Moons, Alien Boy and Chain, highlights a diverse arrangement of the label’s collectives, each with recent or upcoming releases and sounds ranging from melancholic and ethereal, to lo-fi slacker rock, and screeching art-punk.
Doors open at 7pm and the performances will alternate between Holocene’s main stage in the back and the dance floor in the front. Grab advance tickets here, and RSVP + invite friends to the event page here. Proceeds from the door will be donated to Young Audiences of Oregon to help inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.