Can you tell me what a Wang Chung is?

On June 19th, Hello Morning will be opening up for Wang Chung at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland OR.  For those of you that may not know, Wang Chung is the 80′s super group that gave us the hit songs Everybody Have Fun Tonight, Dance Hall Days, and To Live And Die in LA.  This video montage is an interesting look at just how much Wang Chung has permeated popular culture.  Come out to the show on the 19th to experience it for yourself!  The show details are HERE.

Still haven’t made it to a show? Check out this Hello Morning show review!

Thanks to the folks at QRO MAG for the glowing Hello Morning show review from our May 7th show at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR.

While Hello Morning is a relatively new band on the Portland scene, the members have quite a lineage. Ben Sims of Sappo (guitar and keyboard) and Kevin Breuner (guitar) of Smalltown Poets started a new project in 2007 and shortly added Peter Swenson (drums) of Boy Eats Drum Machine. Enter Henry Curl of Jonah to fill the lead vocal position and Hello Morning is born. They started playing live in late 2008 and just recently released their self-titled debut EP. Praise for their live shows has netted them some nice gigs including the opener slot for Irish buzz band Two Door Cinema Club on Friday, May 7th at Doug Fir Lounge

Despite being a bit cramped due to Two Door Cinema Club having some of their gear on stage, Hello Morning made the most of their space.  Kicking off with The Lucky One, the band showed that they could work a much larger stage if given the chance.  Their sound quickly fills up a room.  Press have thrown around U2 and Muse as examples of Hello Morning’s sound, and while there are some similarities, the main fact is that this band deserves to fill the same size arenas.

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Live tonight (May 7th) at the Doug Fir in Portland!

We’re proud to be playing what’s probably our biggest show ever, opening for the Irish electro-pop trio Two Door Cinema Club, who are fresh off their tour with Phoenix and an appearance on last Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel show. They’ve been selling out shows all over the world, so we’re obviously totally stoked to play with them. Maybe they’ll join us for drumming on Everglades? We’ll see…

The show is $10. It’s just a two band bill and we go on at 9pm, so don’t be late!  CLICK HERE for more info.

Want a FREE Hello Morning T-shirt? Be the first to go up to our merch person (after our set) and say, “The Internet told me I could get a free t-shirt!”  It’s that simple!

Seattle Retrospective – A video montage

Last weekend, as you may know, we had our Seattle CD release show at The Mix in Georgetown. We nearly broke Henry’s SUV driving up there, but we played with some really nice people and were lucky enough to have a couple Seattle luminaries in attendance: Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and David Bazan (Pedro the Lion). It was quite a night!

Our first Seattle show is this Saturday May 1st

We’ll be heading North for our first show in the city that killed hair metal forever.

Hello Band Member: Meet Ben Sims!

Meet Hello Morning multi-instrumentalist Ben Sims, as he takes a trip to the tattoo shop.

The Everglades Experience

Everglades has quickly become a show favorite that often features friends from different bands. This footage was taken at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR on 3/5/10 and Features Chris Robley and Jake Endicott (Oh! Darling, Jonah).

Live in the studio at KPSU

Hello Morning joins DJ Rachelle for a live performance on her “Anti-Apathy” radio show broadcasting from Portland State University.