Charts // Bikini Drone // Johnny Franco
https://www.chartstheband.com “Charts is one of Oregon’s most underrated bands. The group’s sound is a swirl of garage, punk and pop
“Charts is one of Oregon’s most underrated bands. The group’s sound is a swirl of garage, punk and pop rock influences bolstered by the endearingly frayed voice of singer and songwriter Michael Rowan. It’s an affect that gives listeners a warm and fuzzy feeling like they’ve just stumbled into the best house party of the year. In fact, their last single, “Trust In Me,” has probably destroyed at least a few Portlanders’ living room speakers.The band’s newest release, “Anita,” is slightly more understated but still a fun ride. The surfy song was recorded at The Map Room in Southeast Portland with producer Josh Powell (who is producing Charts’ forthcoming full-length album).” Jerad Walker (OPB)
Charts are a rock and roll band based on Michael Rowan’s songwriting and Luke Beckel’s guitar work. The two met by chance after a mutual friend had sent Beckel to see a Charts show. The two bonded over a love for the Everly Brothers, Phil Spector, and The Rolling Stones. With Beckel’s addition- the sound evolved into something bigger. Like studio musicians covering The Supremes in the style of The Velvet Underground.
The sounds have evolved over the years, but the love and jubilation for rock and roll remain. Charts are feel-good music and are a damn great time. The band has been a staple in the Portland music scene for ten years with a discography that ranges from the lo-fi sounds of a Tascam four-track, the precision of high fi studio to the warm saturation of 2-inch tape. Charts have supported numerous International acts in Portland, from Best Coast, Cut Worms, Low Cut Connie and Fat White Family.
Indie tropicana, Italo-disco soul, world spy-pop. Hailing from the 🇺🇸, Mexico 🇲🇽 and Italy 🇮🇹
Johnny Franco is a professional entertainer from Sao Paulo, Brazil who currently resides in Portland.
(Friday) 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm