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CHIRP welcomes Menomena and the Helio Sequence to bring their Pacific Northwest charm to the third coast and make us all wonder how to pronounce “Oregonian.”
For Menomena, it all started with a flipbook. Drummer/multi-instrumentalist Danny Seim made an 80-page flipbook for each copy of Menomena’s debut release, I Am the Fun Blame Monster, while working at Kinko’s. What might have been a small DIY project by a bored copy shop employee became a sensation when Seim was encouraged to send the album to a blog he had never heard of, called Pitchfork. Ten years, four full-lengths, and four 8.0+ Pitchfork reviews later, Menomena are still chugging along. Their latest release, Moms, is filled with the exuberance, creative loops, and pop hooks the band is known for. Coincidentally, Monday’s show falls on the one-decade anniversary of their first Best New Music P4K review. Bop along and watch them build their indie rock layer after layer.
Veteran Portland-based duo, Helio Sequence have a guitar, a drum kit, and a record deal with Sub Pop. Might not seem like much, but Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel have managed to use those simple tools to fill their records with a sound as big as the sky, and as compelling as the sea.
Let a little more heart into your Monday, and head down to the Bottom Lounge for the show!
Doors @ 7pm / Show @ 8pm / 17+ / Tickets
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