Parallel 44 Presents MONOPHONICS & ELEKTRAPOD @ VOLCANIC THEATRE PUB
Wed, Feb 7 at 8:30pm
- All Ages
Parallel 44 Presents is thrilled to announce the return of Monophonics to Central Oregon w/ local favorites Elektrapod opening. Get down to Volcanic Theatre Pub on Wednesday, February 7th and experience some incredible Soul Funk music. Doors 8:30PM - Show 9:00PM - All Ages Tickets are $15 in Advance and will go up to $20 at the Door. This event is sponsored by: Dr. Jolly's, Oregrown, BIGS Hydroponics and Cascade Alchemy.
“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!” – Al Bell (Record producer, songwriter, executive, and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)
Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monophonics proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musi-cal landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.”
The 2012 release of Monophonics last album In Your Brain saw the band pulling inﬂuences from such acts as early Funkadelic, Sly and The Family Stone and the The Temptation's Norman Whitﬁeld produced records. With the new album, Sound of Sinning (April 14, 2015 on Transistor Sound Records), the band has grown in all areas of record making and felt a need to explore other important in-ﬂuences. While the group has come to cherish these inspirations, With Sound of Sinning they started venturing beyond, to the groups that were inspiring those soul acts to embrace the psychedelic sound of the 60's and 70's. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd. Even with the experi-mentation of new musical territory, they display the sound that people know and love about Monophonics. Touching on Northern soul, doo-wop, rock and roll, Psych pop, and cinematic music, Monophonics show off their diversity while re-maining true to their roots. Overall it's heartfelt music and old school vibes, with-out losing sight of the present. This is is music steeped in that timeless feeling when people could write and produce songs that you could listen to over and over again. Sound of Sinning was produced by Kelly Finnigan & Ian McDonald and recorded on an old Tascam eight-track 1/4” tape machine at Transistor Sound Studio in Marin County.
“Monophonics has made its name essentially, by creating a nasty score for the greatest blaxploitation movie never made!” – Willamette Weekly Magazine
“One of the best live soul bands I have ever seen!”- Al Bell (Record Producer, songwriter, record executive and co-owner of legendary Stax Records)
“A new species of music has been developed, something unknown to many, but needs to be known by everyone. A musical animal that will melt your mind, make you move like never before, and leave you frozen in your tracks when you see it.” – MissoulaLive.com
“The missing soundtrack to a Tarantino movie.” – Boise Idaho Music Scene
“Sonically, In Your Brain sounds like a dream band featuring Dennis Coffey, the Funk Brothers, & Dr. John recording at Black Ark studios. However, this record is much more than just a culmination of sonic influences. The writing at the heart of the LP helps make this something completely original as well as something rooted in the past. I once read a Robert Wyatt quote about Paul Weller that I think is applicable. To paraphrase it, the Monophonics, like master carpenters, have created new furniture from seasoned wood.” – Drunkard Aquarium
“Never one to offer audiences a breather, Monophonics, looking like they’d raided the Art Ensemble of Chicago’s closet and make-up drawer, funneled nasty strangeness into funky frames after the Hips.” Dennis Cook, Jambase.com
“Monophonics is The BOMB!” – James Alexander – (Co-founder and member of The Bar- Kays)
“It was electrifying. The San Francisco natives describe their style as psychedelic soul and funk. It’s like Booker T and the MGs on acid jamming with Big Brother and the Holding Company behind an angry Otis Redding…on vinyl.” Savoring the Sound.com.
Elektrapod is the brain child of guitarist Gabe Johnson aka Dr. Pocket (Jive Talkin' Robots, Soulwork, El Dante). Formed with the vision of fusing Funk, Soul, Disco and Riff Rock w/ Groove and Jamband sensibilities, the band aimed from the start to create a band that would truly stand out in their home market of Bend, Oregon and would also be strong enough to hold their own with regional and national acts. There is no doubt that they have accomplished just that in a very short time, truly impressing every single audience they've performed in front of thus far. Tapping uber-talented young chanteuse Ze Rox (Jaccuzi) on vocals, Matt Smith (Biddewah Trunk) on drums, Cameron Harris (Wayward Souls) on bass, Jarrod Donatelli (2nd Hand Soldiers, El Dante) on percussion and Evan Read-Mullins on keyboards, they have assembled a truly colorful collection of players, all of whom have tremendous chops and experience, as well as strong creative presence and drive. Elektrapod's repertoire is being built from the original works of Gabe Johnson and Ze Rox and yet the band has also found group-writing very productive and rewarding, drawing on a lot of magic and synergy in a very short time. After high profile appearances at many, many events, festivals and venues throughout the Oregon, Washington, California and Idaho, Elektrapod is quickly becoming known as one of the hottest live bands to have ever emerged from the Central Oregon area. Come see and hear what all the fuss is about !
Monophonics - www.monophonics.com
Elektrapod - www.elektrapod.com
Parallel 44 Presents - www.parallel44presents.com
Dr. Jolly's - www.jollybend.com
Oregrown - www.oregrown.com
BIGS Hydroponics - bendsindoor.com
Cascade Alchemy- www.cascadealchemy.com