Aether Theory is one of my favorite bands in town. Yeah, I’ve got a few, but they’re much more on the heavy side. But they’re not your typical metal band. They tastefully weave in some prog, some jazz, and some viking head banging goodness. Dylan Hawthorne’s vocals are a perfect compliment to the heavy guitars and slides nicely into the jazzy parts. Guitarist Jared Norris says he doesn’t really get into the whole recording an album thing, but I’m working on him, as I’m sure many other are too. Also on the bill is Portland’s deadcode – a prog metal band as well, but think more Tool here. Also That Coyote from Corvallis. Also heavy but quite a difference with Steve Hunter’s growling vocals. If you like it heavy, this is your show. Please make donations for the bands.