Friday, March 9th
Motorbreath GVL Presents:
Doors at 9pm, Show starts at 10pm
Portland Oregon’s Soft Kill, ripped through 2016 with their first release on Profound Lore Records “Choke”. Once more bringing their unique blend of guitar driven sad rock, they are laced with a pop sensibility and flawless songwriting that seamlessly transcends post punk. Soft Kill have matured into a powerhouse, having released what is considered a new classic in the genre An Open Door in 2010, they are now effortlessly redefining it. As always with frontman Tobias Grave’s powerful, raw emotional storytelling, and guitar work by Conrad Vollmer, along with Owen Glendower on bass. Soft Kill write songs about loss, battles with drug addiction, the many tragedies that come from that life and the empty space suspended between mourning and celebration.
“Choir Boy” was what the kids called singer/songwriter Adam Kloppin his early teens when he fronted punk cover bands in Cleveland, Ohio. An intended insult, the label seemed fair and fitting in a way, given Klopp’s religious upbringing and angelic voice. After high school, Adam left Ohio for college in Utah. While his career as a student would prove short-lived, he integrated into Provo and SLC’s underground music and art scene, left religion behind, and called his new band “Choir Boy”. Since Choir Boy’s gorgeous debut LP on Team Love records in 2016, the dream-pop outfit has gained a cult following online and in underground circles. Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costelloon bass (Fossil Arms, Sculpture Club, Human Leather) -and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear.