Leo Islo

Leo Islo

Ellis Pink (farewell show!), Small Skies

Thu Nov 16

8:30 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Local electronic dream-pop talents converge for a shimmering bill. Help us say farewell to Ellis Pink for their final show!

Leo Islo
Leo Islo
Leo Islo is the stage persona of Producer/ Singer/ Songwriter Matt Pahler. Born in Santiago, Chile, raised in Flagstaff, AZ, and now a transplant in Pacific Northwest city of Portland, OR, Pahler has amassed an eclectic mix of audio and visual inspiration from the world around him. His wanderlust is prominently displayed in his use of retro-soaked synths, ethereal pop vocals, warm guitar lines, and analog driven beats. Islo's lyrics often focus on introspection, ephemeral mortality, and fleeting nostalgia, shifting between lo-fi pop, house, and chillwave seamlessly.
Ellis Pink (farewell show!)
Ellis Pink is a jazzy dream pop duo from Portland, OR who blends danceable beats with hypnotic keyboards and soulful vocals to create a sophisticated sound that is simultaneously melancholic and optimistic.
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:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/