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[on the road] Hello Electric

Portland’s trio Hello Electric promises a series of dynamic shows on their tour of the West Coast, beginning October 15th, which includes stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Seattle, and their hometown of Portland (check the dates below).

Kirk Ohnstad, Henry Gibson and Zachary Bendt make minimal electronic rock with a dash of power shine. Their live shows are centered on depth, intensity and simplicity. Each member has a distinctive role, although they all have the same roots: the drum set. Rhythm is essential to Hello Electric. Their live show combines real drums with electronic beats and pushes the low end with dark keys and thick synths. Unity takes shape with gritty guitar leads flourishing the heavy bass-driven backbone.

“I am inspired by minimalism, open sounds and emptiness. It’s a difficult place to be because of the amount of patience involved…” explains Onhstad.


The band’s next venture, Dead Champion EP, will be released on October 11th. Catch a preview of the newest songs live at their shows down the West Coast. [source: planetary group]

♫ Hello Electric – Introduction ♫ 

Oct 14 Portland, OR @ Ella St. Social Club
Oct 15 Corvallis, OR @ Cloud 9
Oct 17 San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA @ The Standard Hotel
Oct 21 San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse
Oct 23 San Diego, CA @ Kava Lounge
Oct 25 Portland, OR @ Holocene
Oct 27 Seattle, WA @ The Mix
Oct 28 Tacoma, WA @ The New Frontier
Oct 29 Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo