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Super Whatevr in Lola's Room

Crystal Ballroom Portland

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 7:00 PM


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Orange County emo-punk quartet Super Whatevr was formed in 2016 by singer/guitarist Skyler McKee. Raised in northern California, he started out in the hardcore scene there, acting as a bit player in several bands but secretly writing his own songs. Later he moved south to L.A., where he had a spell in the band THRDVSN, working with pop producer Rob Kinelski. The combination of punk and pop influences informed his own songwriting. Moving to Huntington Beach in Orange County, he found an open and accepting alternative scene tolerant to a blend of styles. There, a friend encouraged him to record his own songs, and he set about putting a band together, recruiting guitarist Robert Rutan, bassist Thomas Waale, and drummer Luke Mensink. Super Whatevr's self-released debut EP, Good Luck, had a raw, cathartic, yet tuneful sound with emotional lyrics and thrilling guitar harmonies, channeling the spirit of early-2000s indie rock. Together with the band's persistent live presence, it gained them a sizeable fan base and attracted the attention of Hopeless Records, which signed them in 2017 and re-released their EP. Their debut full-length for the label, Never Nothing, arrived early in 2018, preceded by the singles "Bloomfield" and "For You."

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
United States (Directions)