Moniker is an enigmatic mix of emotive psych-rock and experimental folk composed wholly by Portland multi-instrumentalist, Monica Metzler. Moniker's music combines enchanting vocals and psychedelic riffs, evoking a haunting nostalgia inspired by other worlds, spirits, and the troubadours of time.
Moniker will take you on a strange journey through your heart and the contents within- beauty, sorrow, love, loss. Her music is not about understanding a specific message or story, but about being hit with authentic emotional content. "If you feel something then I've done my job".
An intuitively self-taught guitarist, Johanna Warren channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry in reverence of her patron songwriting saints Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Approaching music as a potent healing modality, Warren cultivates and honors the physically healing properties of sound and the spiritually healing powers of artistic expression.
Absent Iris is a project housing the creative workings and musical compositions of Ali Clarys, a Portland based musician and poet. Her music has no limits, fits no genre, and is ever evolving. Her live shows feature an ever evolving cast of friends and musicians. Currently performing a completely fresh set of music "Condor" with Lauren K Newman ( LKN) as a two piece, guitar and drums, Absent Iris has taken on a harder, and louder edge. Catch her around town playing in her other projects: Tiburones, The Secret Drum band, Death Songs, Ozzy Rainbow, The Environmental Impact Statement.