We’ve long suspected that Portland has more than one band per capita, and Sunday’s bill at Rontoms only strengthens that case. Six artists from 8 local bands matriculated last summer into the two new supergroups:
1) Sun Angle = Marius Libman (better known as DJ Copy) Papi Fimbres (from Please Step Out Of The Vehicle, and O Bruxo), and Charlie Salas Humara (of Panther).
2) Stay Calm = Claudia Meza (formerly of Explode Into Colors), Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu), and Joe Kelly (formerly of Panther and 31 Knots).
Let’s see…that makes 10 bands (that we know of)…divided by 6 people…averaging 1.6 bands a head. With this level of saturation it’s a blessed mercy that so many of our local music-makers sound so good, as evidenced by the following Stay Calm song: