Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Empire Live Music & Events
575 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
Quad:Formed in the summer of 2015, Quad is the collaborative efforts between two seasoned musicians. The duo is comprised of Devon Colella (cello & effects) and Chris Wilkes (drums). Their original arrangements are diverse; but there is a stylistic consistency rooted in rock, funk, and progressive rhythms.This World Has Bees:This World Has Bees is a post-rock band from Portland, Maine. Drawing comparisons to Explosions in the Sky and Pelican, they have created music that can sometimes be crushingly heavy, or melodically ambient, but is always dramatic, experimental and bold.Pray For Sound:"Pray For Sound established themselves in an incredibly firm fashion after the release of their last album, Dreamer. After Everything is Beautiful, I am positive that they will cement themselves as giants of the genre." Wess Meets West:Wess Meets West is a defiantly optimistic instrumental rock/metal band which began 10 years ago as the project of lead guitarist Sam Stauff. They originated as a singer-less outfit but over time have introduced sparse vocals to guide themes and boost the dynamic presence of certain songs. As they’ve evolved, Wess Meets West have incorporated electronic samples to brighten and expand texture and provide a denser backdrop upon which to shred, breakdown and groove. The result is a flood of constantly shifting melodies that are connected by fluid motifs.