Talk Modern

Talk Modern

Leo Islo, Small Million

Wed May 9

8:30 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Join us for a fantastic local line up of lush, sensual synth-pop.

Talk Modern
Talk Modern
SENSUAL SYNTHPOP out of Portland, Oregon. Talk Modern is Nicolas Doñez and Josh collopy
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.
Small Million
Small Million
Portland duo Small Million (Ryan Linder & Malachi Graham) met on the dance floor and got busy polishing their moody, lyrical synth pop. Rich, textured tracks with soaring melodies; wistful and cautiously optimistic.

Since their song Six Feet was selected for the PDX Pop Now! compilation in 2014, they have been hard at work crafting songs that blend Malachi's melodic roots in Americana with Ryan's eclectically influenced electronic layering. They released their debut EP, Before the Fall, in June 2016 and were called one of "Five Portland artists to watch" by Vortex Magazine.

"Graham wails over Linder’s electronic pulses as myriad harmonies swirl on the EP—the juxtaposition is beautifully cohesive, nostalgia-soaked and demurely danceable.." —Vortex Music Magazine
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/