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LESPECIAL @ COMMONS APRES SKI BASH SERIES ON MIRROR POND PLAZA-FRI 3/18/22
March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Parallel 44 Presents East Coast Future Dance Rock sensations LESPECIAL at the Après Ski Bash Concert Series at The Commons on Mirror Pond Plaza on Friday, March 18, 2022 for a free, all ages concert event. This band is one of the hottest and most innovative bands on the live dance & jam music scene today and we are excited to be hosting their first ever Bend performance and bringing them to Bend music lovers for FREE ! Taps and tacos will start flowing at 6:30PM and LESPECIAL will throw down two sets between 7PM and 10PM. As always, we couldn’t make this awesome free concert possible without the assistance of our awesome sponsors, Mt Bachelor , Deschutes Brewery , CannaBend , Bend Cider , Hortitech , Lancto Builders & Crowsfeet Mtn. Collective .
About lespecial :
lespecial carve their own sonic path in modern music, creating their signature blend of “heavy future groove.” The power trio’s fresh synthesis of varied and divergent influences doesn’t underestimate the listener, reflecting a post-modern cultural climate in which fans have space on their aural palette for J Dilla, Radiohead, King Crimson and Fela Kuti.
Veering from hip-hop to metal, prog to house, pensive indie-rock to apocalyptic dub, leaving room for head banging and hip swaying alike, while still presenting a unified sound and vision.
These three childhood friends from Connecticut play off of a lifetime of shared experience in their writing and performance. In a power trio, it’s essential that each of the players can utterly captivate you at any given time. Each individual has a lot of weight to carry and is only as strong as the weakest link. In the studio, as on stage, it seems at first blush that Jon Grusauskas—delivering lyrics that call for your attention and seamlessly moving from guitar to keys to samples—is handling the entire upper end of the spectrum… until you consider how broad the melodic embrace of rhythmatist Rory Dolan and low end wizard Luke Bemand: injecting splashes of color and wicked chops into their heavy groove foundations or driving assaults, this dynamic battery simultaneously eases and propels lespecial through fractious changes of mood and tempo. Additionally, whether at the forefront or scattered throughout the mix, all of them use live looping or triggered samples that contribute to a sound that is far greater than that generally created by three people as they seek to tap into a primitive past, distorted through the lens of contemporary technology.