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Outdoor Summer Concert Series to Benefit Mercy Corps Welcomes The Slants

Event Date: 
August 15, 2009 - 18:30

Within months of their first show, The Slants found themselves gaining attention from international press. Most were captivated by their energetic live show and their modern twist on a classic sound.

This year, SakeOne will donate 20% of ticket sales for its Outdoor Summer Concert Series to Mercy Corps. So you can benefit Mercy Corps as you enjoy sake, have fun with friends, and hear some of the Northwest's favorite bands on beautiful Northwest summer nights.

In 2008, The Slants released a remixed version of their first album, “Slanted Eyes, Slanted Hearts.” The album expands upon infectious ’80s synth-pop dance tracks, with narratives immersed in Hong Kong pulp cinema. The distinctive sound features electric hooks and anthemic choruses, powerful guitar and keyboard lines, and a mix of rock and dark, dancey themes - with an Asian twist.

On the album, The Slants sing of love and loss, as well as thoughtful prose about struggling with Asian identity in American society. NPR’s April Baer writes that “The Slants' songs about Asian-American alienation don't seem to have hurt their appeal to white teenagers. If anything, they resonate with kids whose geeky adoration for anime makes them outsiders in their own way.”

The band began touring relentlessly in support of the album. These cross country tours have included appearances at rock clubs, anime conventions, cultural festivals, and industry gatherings. They have been compared to The Faint, Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, and the Killers.

The SakeOne Outdoor Summer Concert Series will take place every other Saturday, rain or shine, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from June 27 through August 29 at 820 Elm Street, Forest Grove, Oregon.

Ticket prices vary, but The Slants show on Saturday, August 15 costs $8 for general admission, and $6 for students, club members, and shareholders. Tickets can be bought on SakeOne's website or at the door.

820 Elm St.
Forest Grove, Oregon
United States


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