theXplodingboys

Monqui Presents

theXplodingboys

Love Vigilantes, The Secret Light

Sat, July 8

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Wonder Ballroom

Portland, OR

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

theXplodingboys
theXplodingboys
Named after a powerful but obscure Head on the Door b-side, it's not surprising that Portland, Oregon, USA-based Cure tribute theXplodingboys deliver more than a collection of best-of singles--live shows are the full experience of the Cure in their prime.


The band is comprised of die-hard Cure fans whose knowledge spans every song ever to hit stage, vinyl, analogue tape, or binary code. Dynamics, nuances, and an occasional twist or mash-up are carefully thought out, and set lists are crafted to enhance the impact of every song. Personas are also dead on, down to the eyeliner, big hair, and lipstick.


Whether you know one Cure song or you know all of them, you will come away impressed by the breadth of catalogue and the caliber of the musicianship of theXplodingboys. So pull on your face, pull on your pout, and get a little piece of the Cure close to you. You'll fall in love with somebody else, again, tonight...
Love Vigilantes
Love Vigilantes
Love Vigilantes is the definitive tribute to New Order. They began playing in Seattle around 2002 and currently play sold out shows up and down the west coast, including Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. During the spring of 2010 Love Vigilantes were invited to play Milwaukee's Shank Hall and the Double Door in Chicago. The band have also played with world famous 80's acts like Wang Chung and Berlin. Love Vigilantes are known for their exciting live versions of songs from the early Joy Division days to the latest New Order albums. They've been known to play songs ranging from Love Will Tear Us Apart, Ceremony, The Perfect Kiss, Crystal, Krafty and dozens of other fan favorites. They also play New Order's biggest hits including Bizarre Love Triangle and the best selling 12" single of all time, Blue Monday. Positive endorsements have been received from New Order, Richard Blade ( DJ from 80's LA and Sirius Radio), Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode Tribute from LA), the Sweet and Tender Hooligans (Smiths tribute from LA), Superdiamond (Neil Diamond Tribute from San Francisco) and many others. Love Vigilantes assure an exciting and wonderfully nostalgic evening for everyone from the casual fan, to the New Order diehard. Come check them out!
The Secret Light
The Secret Light
The Secret Light is a melodic darkwave / shoegaze band from Portland, Oregon (USA).