Lemolo, The Breaking


The Breaking

Sun, September 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$10 in advance • $12 at the door

This event is 21 and over

Lemolo - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Lemolo is the dream pop brainchild of Seattle musician Meagan Grandall. The band has been named one of the Best Seattle Bands by Seattle Magazine, was voted Best New Band by City Arts Magazine, and was just named one of the Top Bands Rocking Seattle Music by Seattle Magazine. The highly anticipated sophomore Lemolo album, Red Right Return, is out now after a sold out album release show in Seattle.
The Breaking - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
The Breaking
The Pacific Northwest has long been known as a stronghold of alternative rock, although Portland's relatively recent rise to 'cultural mecca' has created something of a faddish scene that barely resembles its roots. Nonetheless, The Breaking - a band of 90's-raised Northwesterners from the Rose City - still carry the torch that illuminated their upbringing. Their debut self-titled LP is a testament to the depth of that artistic heritage.

The Breaking challenges convention in a way that earns the group an edge and authenticity. The songs are deliberate and gripping, and the band uses their contradicting influences to great advantage. Front-man Adam Sweeney's penchant for brooding minor-key introspection collides with lead guitarist Tim Karplus' affinity for mainstream pop hooks, crafting songs with mass appeal that remain firmly rooted in the alt rock tradition of the Cascadian glory days.

At once original and strikingly familiar, their debut LP is reminiscent of early Radiohead, R.E.M., Oasis and U2's Achtung Baby.

With two exploratory EPs under their belts, the band has landed on their definitive sound and channeled it into a debut full-length record, released in 2017. The Breaking has been bringing their energy-infused live shows to venues around the west coast from their native Portland, Oregon.

The two round out their work with frequent collaborators on recordings and live shows, with producer Rian Lewis (D.R.A.M., Priory), bassist Andre Zapata (Moorea Masa, Jimmy Russell's Party City), and drummers Alexandra Geffel (Skull Diver, The Cabin Project), Ben Kent (Ghosts I've Met) and Mark Powers (M. Ward, Robert Wynia, Haley Johnsen).
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.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212