Venue/Location: Lola's Room, 1332 W. Burnside, Phone: 503-225-0047
- Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 9:00 PM
- Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 9:00 PM
Doors at 8:00pm, Show starts at 9:00pm
Admission: $13 in advance, $15 day of show, $23 for 2 day ticket - Click here to buy tickets online
21 and over only
Inspired by the first six NES Mega Man games, The Protomen have concocted a dark and dystopian version of the game's underlying world. Using the existing storyline featured in the games, manga, and anime as jumping-off point, the Protomen tell the story they want to tell, borrowing surface attributes of characters while heavily altering their histories and functions.
The group has stated they intend to make a three-part story. Two of the parts are complete. The third is currently in outline form. The overall story as envisioned by the group is tragic, and they "don't really expect it to end well for humanity."
The first record, Act I, includes elements of Ennio Morricone, Queen and Black Sabbath that culminate in a listening experience unlike anything you've ever heard. If you're afraid of sky-cracking distortion and epic chaos, you won't survive this album.Act II is a departure from the signature distorted sound of the first record. It focuses on a time before the world had fallen under darkness. It is a brighter and more optimistic look at the world The Protomen have created. The album is split into two separate eras (and sounds), and gives the feeling of two distinct albums in one. Act II was produced by Alan Shacklock (Meatloaf, The Alarm, Bonnie Tyler, Babe Ruth, Roger Daltry) and The Protomen. Mastering was provided by Richard Dodd (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Traveling Wilburys).
Yes, with their very own brand of robot rock, The Protomen are ready to fight.