KZME Live: The Weather Machine, The Breaking (EP Release), Screens

KZME Live: The Weather Machine, The Breaking (EP Release), Screens

Fri, December 6, 2013

Doors: 8:45 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Weather Machine
The Weather Machine
On April Fools Day 2013, Portland-based project The Weather Machine released their first full-length album after a blustery winter of recording on the Oregon Coast. With its strong ties to the region, the band roots itself firmly in a Pacific Northwest folk aesthetic, but holds on tight to a hard-hitting love for alt-rock. The result is wonderfully hard to categorize – The Weather Machine has been compared to everything from The Kinks, to Josh Ritter and Hey Marseilles.
After a short six moths of gigging, The Weather Machine quickly gained a reputation as one of Portland’s notable up-and-comers. In the summer of 2013 the band partnered with Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks to tour the entire state of Oregon, collecting footage for their debut ‘Back O’er Oregon’ music video. They plan to rerelease the song, along with their B-side ‘Slow Dance Slow’ through Portland label Tender Loving Empire on December 3rd to coincide with the video’s release.

The Weather Machine began in earnest when singer/songwriter Slater Smith and guitarist Colin Robson met at an open-mic in Pacific City in March of 2012. The two decided to team up to record Smith’s songs at Robson’s then brand new studio, Kiwanda Sound Recordings. The two brought in bassist Jack Martin, cellist Matthew Cartimill, and drummer Tanner Smith (Slater’s brother) to bring body to the record. Since the album’s release, Corey Kitzi joined the roster as a second drummer, and the band began to develop an even more collaborative approach. The Weather Machine is currently writing their second album, and plans to release the sophomore full-length in the near future.
The Breaking
The Breaking
The Breaking is an alt pop band from Portland, OR. Brainchild of a recovering folk musician who grew up listening to 70’s and 90’s rock, the band draws inspiration from an amalgam of classic records like The Bends, Rumors, Achtung Baby, Born to Run, and Recovering the Satellites.

They are celebrating the release of their new EP "Gravity's Pull". The 4-song concept record sheds the lo-fi and psych elements of their debut EP "Current Through the Wire" in favor of a more polished sound, incorporating synth pads and crunchy guitar hooks that recall the best of mid-90s pop rock.

Fronted by Adam Sweeney (Just Lions, The Cabin Project), the band features Tim Karplus (Alexander Tragedy, Redwood Son) on electric guitar, Jay Haser (Marv Ellis Band, Worth) on bass, and Chris Matthews (Doo Doo Funk Allstars) on drums.
Screens is a band from West Seattle featuring veterans of the Seattle, Bay Area and L.A. music scenes. Screens plays Crystal Skully music; synth heavy, bass driven, trip-pop anthems. Like a John Hughes movie on acid. Like The Journey of Natty Gann. On acid. A pixilated outer space fantasy game in a breakfast smoothie. A musical odyssey mapping the days of the pre singularity for your listening pleasure.

Allison Tulloss- Vocals, Keys
Carlos Tulloss- Bass
Doug Port- Vocals, Drums, Octaport
Colin Higgins- Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212