The Main Squeeze

A lively and danceable blend of funk, R&B, and rock from LA-Based band

The Main Squeeze

Bombargo

Sat, October 5

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$14.00 - $17.00

This event is 21 and over

The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.

If maturity comes with experience, “Without a Sound” reflects this. The Main Squeeze has spent several years building their foundation since being championed by producer Randy Jackson: they have played Red Rocks; shared the stage with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jane’s Addiction, Umphrey’s McGee, and Trombone Shorty; and performed at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They know their sound is “soulful, powerful, and unique” (Newman). Rolling Stone agrees in their recent critique of a live show: “Lead singer Corey Frye’s powerfully soulful vocals forms the foundation of an energetic set.”

These underpinnings are important yet The Main Squeeze’s true focus will always be to “strive to reach people” through their beat loving heart in their music. “We are devoted to making great music for people to get lost in and to feel real emotion and love, and also to dance and enjoy life. And it’s only just the beginning” (Newman). Billboard believes they have touched on this goal: “Funk runs deep in their DNA. Dare you not to two-step.”

The beats on “Without A Sound” are plentiful and it is balanced with emotion, a mix of vocals, and instrumentation of the band. Their vibe is simultaneously timeless and futuristic as they are inspired by the greats, yet have found a way to infuse their own genius into the mix.

The Main Squeeze appeals to your head, heart and body.
Bombargo
Bombargo
Bombargo drops a vibrant splash of soul on their funky indie vibes with layers of rock and R&B infused throughout. The band brings an unrivalled energy to the stage with sing along anthems, magical harmonies, and a powerful message that combined; make for one of the most passionate live shows ever! Even billionaire and Virgin Records founder Sir Richard Branson was impressed, quoting: “I haven’t seen this type of energy since The Rolling Stones!”.

Taylor Swift also has a soft spot for Bombargo, adding their single ‘Mr. No Good’ to her Spotify playlist ‘Songs Taylor Loves’ alongside Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, and Kendrick Lamar. Being part of this star-studded playlist saw Bombargo featured on CBC’s the Q, NME, Exclaim, Fashion, Noisey, People, Billboard and more – leading to their follow up single ‘All the Same’ which reached #1 on Spotify’s Indie All Star playlist.

From headlining festivals to opening for legendary acts like John Butler Trio, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Dead South, and Joel Plaskett; Bombargo has rapidly made a name for themselves globally with their life changing live performances, captivating music, and The Good Time GuaranteeTM. Just ask lead singer Nathan Thoen - “A lot of bands try to promise you a good time, but we actually guarantee it.”

There’s no doubt that Bombargo is one of the hardest working bands in Canada, setting out for their Spring Fling tour across Canada, releasing yet another single, and recording their 2nd full length record while shooting their feature length film set to coincide with the release.