Matt Hectorne "Work" Album Release

Matt Hectorne "Work" Album Release

Poro, Shetler Jones

Friday Feb 2 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Beachland Tavern

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Matt Hectorne
Matt Hectorne
Memphis-born and Mississippi-bred, Matt Hectorne understands the musical pedigree of his home states. And while he is clearly indebted to the blues, country, and rock n' roll the MidSouth has created, he isn’t beholden to any one genre. With a healthy dose of the Heartland rock of the 1970’s and 80’s, inspired by such artists as Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, and Bob Seger (along with the gospel and country he grew up on), Hectorne has developed an amalgam of sound both familiar and distinct. With that foundation, mixed with the 90’s and 2000’s indie-rock that shaped his teens and 20s, Hectorne has found a space in the slice of life storytelling and well-worn heart-on-the sleeve ethos that gave way to cultivating his craft and worldview. A craft that fans and industry alike have described as vulnerable yet confident and strikingly human.

Feeling disenfranchised in his small conservative town, Hectorne moved across country at a young age to find kindred souls in his quest to create his own take on the American catalog. The ensuing years saw Hectorne form bands, narrowly evade homelessness, and fall into a lifestyle of partying and scraping by. Now newly sober, Hectorne comes out of his 20s with a fresh perspective on a life of making art for a living, marriage, and our very existence as impermanent beings.

While not a purist by any means, Hectorne’s goal isn’t to push his music into the newest trends but to build upon the traditions laid before him and tell his own story through the lens of American music. The journey through which he guides the listener is one to be enjoyed in a moment of pause, canceling out the noise and flash of today’s media landscape. Succinctly put by influential music blog The Wild Honey Pie: "The formula is simple, as it should be, but also highly inviting.”
Poro
Poro
Poro, meaning “good friend” in Pidgin (Tok Pisin), is a musical project based out of Cleveland, Ohio consisting of members Mark Porostosky (present multi-instrumentalist in The Lighthouse and the Whaler), Ryan Walker (fellow TLATW member), and Susan Ulle. Together the band creates an eclectic Indie Pop sound drawing influences from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Phoenix and Copeland, with a sincere melodic flair all their own.

In 2016, after six years of writing and touring with TLATW, Mark began creating Poro with material and concepts he had been writing on his own. In early 2017 Treat Yourself was released with the support of former drummer Thomas Ulle and fellow TLATW member Ryan Walker. The lyrically themed self-confidence EP was later named one of the “15 Best Cleveland Album and EP releases of the year” (Cleveland.com). The success of Treat Yourself continued in 2018 as “Embrace,” the album’s most orchestral and anthemic song, was used in the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival’s trailer; for which Poro also performed at the festival’s closing ceremony.

Moving forward from Poro’s promising debut EP, the band continues to perform shows around the schedule of their brother band, TLATW, and has a new album titled Eyes coming out in August 2018. Tickets are on sale now for their release show at the Beachland Tavern on August 17. Joining Poro on the bill will be fellow Ohio band Punch Drunk Tagalongs as well as the North Carolina band Shiloh Hill.
Shetler Jones
Shetler Jones
A hypnotic duo intertwining soul, folk, and bewitching harmonies. The Shetler Jones duo features two singer-songwriters from Cleveland’s blues/folk scene. Nate Jones, the front man of the Nate Jones Band & Jessica Shetler, the front woman of Top Hat Black.
Venue Information:
Beachland Tavern
15711 Waterloo
Cleveland, OH, 44110