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The Slants

The Slants

Scale Model, Night Sabers, The Made and the Born

Sun · September 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

The Slants
The Slants
Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80’s driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

In addition to the music, the band is actively involved with helping marginalized communities, leading discussions on race and identity, and raising awareness of social justice issues.

They’ve been featured on Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, BBC, NPR, NBC, IFC TV, Huffington Post, MTV, TEDx, and over 1,500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites across 82 countries.

20 international tours, including appearances in 48 of 50 U.S states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con, and Dragon Con.
The band has also provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blindpilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed “Operation Gratitude.”

Every one of their last 9 music videos have gone viral, gaining tens of thousands of views within days. Their single, “You Make Me Alive” has nearly 350,000 views.

Two recent music videos feature martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung (The Matrix, Ip Man, & Enter the Dragon) and feature international stars Daniel Wu and Shu Qi.

They’ve won “Album of the Year” and “Editor’s Choice” from dozens of magazines, including Willamette Week, LA Weekly, Shojo Beat, Village Voice, City Beat, and Rockwired.

Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it’s clear that The Slants’ infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more” (MRU Magazine).
Scale Model
Scale Model
Scale Model is a new wave, indie pop/rock band from Nashville, TN. They combine complex instrumental structure with unique, catchy vocal & synth melodies to create a sound that transcends the staples of pop.

Dave Johnson - guitar
Megan Rox - keytar, vocals
Steve Cross - drums
Night Sabers
Night Sabers
Remember when musician bios used to matter? Yea, we don’t remember that time very well either, but you’re reading this so we’ll tell you the truth about a band known as Night Sabers.

We’re the greatest band of all time. That’s a fact so just don’t even try to argue with us. We play nerd pop music about video games, anime, and comic books. Imagine if Tom Petty and Debbie Harry played too much NES growing up and you're starting to get an idea. Also, one of us is from another planet, and one us really likes tacos. Actually, both of us really like tacos, but one of us is from somewhere else. One of us is a girl, and one of us is a boy. That’s another fun fact that might help you win a contest one day.

Anyway, we like to put on exciting live shows so that’s something you probably shouldn’t miss. Music should be unpredictable, rules are meant to be broken, and pop music doesn't have to be horrible. Check us out when we’re in your town, and we’ll make sure you have the greatest night of your life.

Night Sabers’ debut EP, “Volume One,” is out now on Lack of Talent Records.
The Made and the Born
The Made and the Born
The Made and The Born is a pop duo based in Nashville, Tennessee. Originally from Miami, they set out to pursue a unique blend of an indie-pop and rock, echoing the work of artists such as The Killers, M83, Oasis, and St. Lucia.
The project came to life when singer and songwriter Julio Berrones met Joe Lamberson in 2009. The two hit it off fueled by shared musical tastes and a kindred spirit, and it didn’t take long before they started writing songs together.

Their brand new single, “Runaway”, was released on July 7th. It was produced by Adam Stark and Jordan Phillips of Apollo LTD and mixed by Mike “X” O’Connor.
Venue Information:
The High Watt
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://thehighwatt.com/