Focus! Focus! is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Elly Swope. She loves fuzz pedals, folk music, and a good head-banger. Swope is joined on stage by multi-instrumentalist, Victoria Valenzuela, bassist Josh Clark, and drummer Jesse Sandoval.
Beach Fire is Sloan Martin's new project. After the death of drummer Kipp Crawford from his old project Celilo the band realized things would never be the same. Sloan moved to LA to get his musical bearings, discovered new musical heroes and influences, and came back with some rock and roll songs stripped of all the alt.country twang and briefly formed Steel Head to test out this new style only to start playing piano to while away the rain blues and that set him off into another musical direction: back-beat, soulful pop injected with some disco and Pink Floyd type ambiance. Even in Portland the shoe gazers dance!