Fringe Class, Small Skies

Thu Apr 13

8:30 pm

$6.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

A delectable line-up of electronic pop music

Since their inception in 2015, indie electronic duo MRCH has been recognized by The Guardian as “band of the week” and CMJ as - one to watch. Mixing dreamy vocals with energetic performances, MRCH’s juxtaposition is both intriguing and entertaining. Front woman Mickey Pangburn switches between electric guitar and synth. Drummer Jesse Pangburn combines acoustic and electronic percussive elements into grooving beats. Focusing heavily on their live show, the duo has toured the west coast extensively releasing four singles over the past two years. Their track Highway Drivin’ played in Showtime series Shameless, ABC’s Guilt and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, while their single Spin was placed in Pitchfork/Ford In Focus series featuring the front-women of Best Coast and Sleigh Bells. MRCH’s debut EP “I Love You, but You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About” was self-released in June 2016 followed by a support tour through the Midwest. Just this Fall MRCH participated in several showcases for Mondo NYC music festival, opened for Chvrches & recorded a new single Glitter McQueen – which premiered on Consequence of Sound in November of 2016. MRCH is currently touring and wrapping production on several new tracks.
Fringe Class
Fringe Class is a five piece synth-pop band from Portland, OR. In the setting of a live dance band, they create an atmosphere that groups electro-punk and new wave (minus guitars) to provide a soundtrack to the post-apocalyptic, super-youth experience. Madi Gold leads the band with a voice that avoids all subtleties, and they're ready to play your pool party.
Small Skies
Led by multi-instrumentalist and singer Benjamin Tyler, Small Skies started as his experimental, electro-pop solo project under the name Stepkid while he was studying jazz at ASU in Tempe, AZ. After moving to Portland in 2008, Tyler played at many of the small, weird & seedy venues of old school Portland while he refined the sound and live show of his project. In 2014 he enlisted a number of musicians he had worked with to help create the first self-titled Small Skies album for the Ephem-Aural label out of NYC. After the creation of the album the band quickly garnered considerable buzz and started playing a flurry of shows around Portland and also made time for touring around the U.S. Over the ensuing years, the band membership distilled down to Eli Savage on synthesizers and Danny Staton on bass while Tyler simultaneously sings and plays drums and synthesizers. These days Small Skies continue to work on perfecting their sound, weaving ethereal, electronic soundscapes into an urgent, very danceable beat. Their latest single 'Candy' was featured on the 2017 edition of PDXPOPNOW! a yearly showcase of local Portland musical talent. Their latest album 'Build' is out now.
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214