Metts, Ryan & Collins Album Release, Old Mill

Metts, Ryan & Collins Album Release, Old Mill

Fri, September 21, 2018

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

$15 adv • $18 door

This event is 21 and over

Metts, Ryan & Collins - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Metts, Ryan & Collins
Portland, Oregon rock 'n' roll trio, Metts, Ryan, & Collins (named after vocalist/guitarist Geoff Metts, bassist/vocalist Dain Ryan, and drummer/vocalist Mike Collins) follow up their four-song, self-titled EP with Homegrown, an eight-song collection that showcases the power trio's blend of classic rock and blues. Calling upon influences such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC, blended with modern blues-rockers Black Keys and The White Stripes, Homegrown brings it all around for Metts, Ryan, & Collins (often referred to as MRC).

Written, rehearsed, recorded, and replicated in Portland, Oregon, the aptly-titled album showcases the homegrown nature of the band, though the music does the talking with half the album recorded live to tape (a first for the band), giving the music an organic, though dynamic feel.

"Everything that we did with this record was hands on and locally sourced, including the artwork," says frontman Geoff Metts. "The album title really represents the spirit of this album."

Taking a cue from their favorite records - by the aforementioned bands - MRC decided to eschew using click tracks and as few edits as possible on both sides of the album (yes, vinyl lovers, it is available on vinyl). In an era where digital recording allows for complete manipulation of a band's sound, MRC wanted to capture a feeling, a moment, and a style that transcends manipulation.
Old Mill - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Old Mill
Old MIll was started as a Monday night jam session, a reason to get out of the house and start drinking with music buddies. These Monday's were filled with alcohol inspiration and long jam sessions.
After a year of dealing with "Headache Tuesdays" the band is ready to take the Mondays to other nights and have others join them in their nights of rock and roll and of course drinking.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212