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Rhododendron, Growing Pains, Twistur, Candy Picnic

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
July 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$10 Advance, $15 Day of Show

On Friday, July 15 The Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Rhododendron, Growing Pains, Twistur and Candy Picnic to the WOW Hall

Rhododendron 

Rhododendron are a three-piece from Portland, Oregon. Their sound is a mix of heavier, noise rock-type bands like Melvins and Unwound and breakneck hardcore in the vein of Melt-Banana and Botch, topped off with influences of screamo, post-rock, noise, and Mars Volta-esque prog. They formed in January of 2019. All the members met each other through the Portland School of Rock while they were in their teens; guitarist Ezra Chong and bassist Gage Walker played in a stoner metal band named Asphodel before they decided to call it quits and start a new project. Before anything was official, Ezra knew there would only be one drummer who could make the band whole, so he asked the best drummer he knew, Noah Mortola, if he wanted to join. Noah accepted, and so Rhododendron was official. Sadly, Noah broke his arm in a bike accident, so practices were put on hold for 2 months. After Noah's arm was healed, they went to work, spending the next few months cultivating their signature sound. They played shows sporadically throughout the second half of 2019, and spent those last two months recording their debut EP in Noah's basement. The aforementioned EP, Stream of Nauseousness, was released on December 28th, and through this, they gained a small following. In early 2020, they had many large shows mapped out, but sadly, the coronavirus pandemic ruined all of those shows. Not to be deterred, they started to write songs for a new album, practicing in Noah's backyard so they could stay properly distanced. They spent the rest of 2020 hard at work, releasing their debut full-length Protozoan Battle Hymns on May 14th, 2021.

Growing Pains​

Growing Pains is Kalia Storer (bass/vocals), Carl Taylor (guitar), Jack Havrilla (guitar/vocals) and Kyle Kraft (drums).The members met each other playing covers at the School of Rock in Portland, Oregon when they were 16 and 17; six months later, they were trying out their own material at Portland all-ages mecca Black Water and in basements around the city, quickly turning heads at early shows that, according to more than a few of those in attendance, sounded like “if Mazzy Star were an emo band.” Lesser bands might have been content to stop there, but not Growing Pains. 18 months of house shows and opening slots for buzzing national acts like awakebutstillinbed, Diners and Macseal helped the young act sharpen a sound that could only have emerged from the post-mordial soup of internet-era rock. Sure—listen for the past, and you’ll hear the orchestrated chaos of My Bloody Valentine; the instrumental pyrotechnics and compositional sleights-of-hand that unite Smashing Pumpkins with the mathier end of emo; the patient kookiness common to 80s and 90s dream pop acts and their slowcore contemporaries. But Heaven Spots is no jaded nostalgia revue. It’s an undeniably contemporary record made by people who listen too widely to suffer from the anxiety of specific influences.

Candy Picnic

Candy Picnic is a band of teenagers hailing from Eugene.  While their original songs draw from a variety of musical styles past and present, they consider themselves to be an alternative rock band. 

In a January 8, 2020 Register Guard interview with Joaquin Arriola (Eugene MOSH), Candy Picnic was described as being “very young, super talented, and rising quickly.” Candy Picnic released its first six-song EP titled Garage Sounds in November of 2019.  The EP can be found on Spotify, Amazon, SoundCloud, and a variety of other channels.  The band has a new album in the works and plans to release it during the spring of 2022.

Band Members are Chris Heer (guitar and vocals), Stella Parker (bass and vocals), Spencer Misfeldt (lead guitar) and Champe Scoble (drums and vocals).

Twistur ​

To complete the bill will be a performance by the four-piece heavy band called Twistur. Playing for their first time ever at the WOW Hall. 

Volunteer Link - https://signup.com/go/CGCdSFp

Tickets are $10 Advance, $15 Day of Show


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