Best of Portland 5 Benefit Concert

PROWUS Presents

Best of Portland 5 Benefit Concert

Portland School of Rock with: Red Fang, Summer Cannibals, Cat Hoch, Genders, Blowout, The Domestics, Chanti Darling, Yob, Minden, The Last Artful Dodgr, Coco Columbia, Ural Thomas and The Pain, Moorea Masa, Taylor John Williams, Alan Jones Group

Sat, January 28

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

Wonder Ballroom

Portland, OR

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Best of Portland 5 Benefit Concert
Best of Portland 5 Benefit Concert
Join PROWUS, School of Rock Portland, and AJAM for a magical night: the year's best Portland bands, on stage performing their latest songs with a group of extraordinary Portland-area kids. Crossing genres and styles, this will be the CAN'T MISS EVENT
of the year!
Portland School of Rock with: Red Fang
Portland School of Rock with: Red Fang
RED FANG is the latest effort from long time bros and collaborators Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas, Party Time), Aaron Beam (Dark Forces, Lachrymator), David Sullivan (Party Time, facedowninshit, Shiny Beast) and John Sherman (Party Time, Bad Wizard, Trumans Water, All Night). The four have boiled down their disparate sounds to create the ONLY sound: RED FANG.
Summer Cannibals
Summer Cannibals
Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux, the Cannibals initially cut their teeth on the local circuit, sharing the stage and receiving encouragement from peers such as The Thermals. Along the way, they released a pair of fantastic full-lengths -- 2013’s No Makeup and 2015’s Show Us Your Mind — on their own label, New Moss Records. Show Us Your Mind was recorded by legendary NW engineer Larry Crane and was recently named one of the best of 2015 by Sound Opinions co-host Jim DeRogatis. The band has since spent an unhealthy amount of time on the road, earning accolades and adding plenty of fresh converts to their highly-charged, no frills attack.

It seems only logical that when the band decided to sign to a label, they chose a label like Kill Rock Stars, which has a long history of putting out fearless, female-led bands like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. “Summer Cannibals take us back to our roots,” says KRS President Portia Sabin. “Jessica is a great songwriter and the band is super exciting live, it’s a perfect fit.”

The new album Full Of It is the band’s defining statement to date. Recorded at the amazing analog recording studio The Dock with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps forward that every band hopes to achieve at least once in their career. Aided by rhythm guitarist Marc Swart and a new powerhouse rhythm section of drummer Devon Shirley and bassist Jenny Logan, the 11 songs spark with that perfect mix of snotty attitude, unbounded energy, and window rattling volume.
Genders
Genders is a four-piece casual rock and roll band from Portland, Ore. Finding a balance between shredding your clothes off and weeping softly in the corner, Genders' performance will move you…be it physically or emotionally. Want your face melted? Want your toes tapping? Want to hold hands with your sweetie? Come to a Genders show and have the night of your life.
Voted one of Portland's Best New Bands of 2013 by the Willamette Week, their current self-titled EP has been topping out the airplay charts at OPB music. After a busy summer of festivals, Genders continues to work furiously on their full-length album, due in the fall of 2013…when they will embark on their first national tour, opening many dates for rock 'n' roll heroes, Built to Spill.
Genders is comprised of Stephen Leisy on guitar, Matt Hall on bass, Katherine Paul on drums, and Maggie Morris on guitar and vocals.
The Domestics
The Domestics
What separates The Domestics from the escapism of so many other indie pop acts is the fearlessness with which Michael Finn and Leo London confront their own pain. London's birth parents both struggled with drug addiction in his early childhood before he was adopted by his grandparents at the age of two. Finn's trials started later on, struggling with depression and dependency in his early adult years. Writing in the aftermath of infidelity, mental illness, substance abuse and child abuse, Finn and London have wrought songs as moving as they are catchy and as honest as they are loud. What The Domestics provide that so many other bands do not is something which all listeners can relate to: vulnerability.
Long before they decided to join forces as The Domestics, Finn and London each spent years honing their craft as individual songwriters. After moving to Portland in the summer of 2013 after over a decade of writing and performing under his own name in Eugene, London found himself tracking piano for Finn at Flora Recording and Playback, studio of Grammy-Nominated producer Tucker Martine where Finn works as an assistant engineer alongside artists like My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, Neko Case, and Sufjan Stevens. This first studio collaboration began a relationship which would eventually lead to the combination of Finn and London's respective solo projects and to the recording of their first record over 15 days in the spring of 2014.
Less than a year after assembling a live band, The Domestics have triumphantly emerged as one of Portland's most promising new acts. Their energetic live shows, as well as the strength of their debut record (set to be released July 17th via Tender Loving Empire) have garnered them a dedicated fan base and maelstrom of critical attention.

The Domestics are: Michael Finn, Leo London, Kyle Moderhak, Matt Moore, and Brad Norton.
Chanti Darling
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Coco Columbia
Portland singer-songwriter and drummer Coco Columbia fuses infectious indie-pop melodies, dreamy eyed electro-soul soundscapes, complex harmony and jazz improvisation to create her own unique brand of bumpin' space age electro-pop.
In 2012, Coco Columbia dropped out of music school, setting aside her passion for jazz drumming, to begin singing and writing music. After several months spent teaching herself to record, make beats, and play piano she put together a group of Portland's finest jazz musicians to finish recording her debut album, "The Weight", funded by her successful kickstarter campaign, (you can find "The Weight" on www.cococolumbia.com).

"One of the most original soul-funk-electro albums you're likely to come across this year"
-The Portland Mercury (2014)

"Sounds like a weed-fueled weekend in Candyland"
-Willamette Week (2015)

Coco has just launched her second kickstarter campaign to record her new sophomore album, "When the Birds Begin to Walk"

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1932314244/coco-columbia-when-the-birds-begin-to-walk-the-new?ref=nav_search