The Breaking, Manzanita Falls, J. Moses and the Ragged Sunday

The Breaking

Manzanita Falls

J. Moses and the Ragged Sunday

Fri, June 14, 2019

Doors: 8:45 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door

This event is 21 and over

Tickets will be sold online until 1pm on the day of the show. Any remaining tickets will be sold for cash at the door beginning at 7pm.

The Breaking - (Set time: 10:30 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.
Manzanita Falls - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Manzanita Falls
Based out of Santa Rosa, CA, Manzanita Falls has continuously strived to create. The band began in 2010 with singer/songwriter Jeremy McCarten, Stuart Markham (lead guitar), Matt Coit (drums), and Matt Robinson (bass guitar). The band released their debut album Vinyl Ghost in 2012 and began touring together to support the release. After several years of touring and writing in the studio, the band released their second album titled Abilene in 2017, followed by their first music video for their single “Between the Stories.”

2017 marked a time of change for the band when Stuart Markham and Matt Coit left Manzanita Falls to pursue other interests. The band welcomed Ross Barbieri (lead guitar) and Cameron Morris (drums). With this new talent and insight the band immediately got to work on their latest E.P., titled Vestige in the River, due out summer 2019. This upcoming release explores themes of moving forward and looking back. The emphasis, that people and places in one’s life may change, but the reason why the music is written, stays the same
J. Moses and the Ragged Sunday - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
J. Moses is the musical alias of Portland-ish native singer-songwriter Jason Morgan. He's a sleeper. Some might say he's a bit late to the game.

Raised in the hills of Clatskanie, OR his earliest musical exposure consisted mainly of Metal (Heavy and Hair Band courtesy of his older brother) and 70's AM Gold (courtesy of the family station wagon radio and cardboard box of 45's).

Sometime in the waning years of his 30's he made the rare decision to take a mid life stab at being a singer-songwriter. This inevitably led to the often daunting process of "putting a band together". So he took the path of least resistance by recruiting three friends, all of whom were already longtime active Portland musicians.


Enter guitarist Joel Roth (The Low Bones, Daystar), bass guitarist Kip Lindig (WhistlePunk!, Timber County, Barn Burners), and drummer Chris Hutton (RootJack, Hong Kong Banana). Together they make up The Ragged Sunday, which is no accident. Many of their musical themes are rooted in salvation. Deliverance from lost love, broken promises, and the feeling that we are all just hanging on by a thread. Redemption found by embracing our addictions, our fears, and the inherent vice that is our own mortality.

J. Moses and the Ragged Sunday is "rootsy storytelling with a modern classic rock edge". Imagine the music of Crazy Horse, Springsteen, Haggard and The Band getting baptized in a moody Pacific Northwest rainstorm, circa 1992.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
http://secretsociety.net/