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PAKT feat. Percy Jones, Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer with Childspeak

February 3 at 8:00 pm

On Saturday, February 3rd, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes PAKT featuring PErcy Jones, Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer to the WOW Hall.


It’s the PAKT time with four extraordinary musicians: Percy Jones (Brand X, Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Suzanne Vega), Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Metal Allegiance, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Kenny Grohowski (John Zorn, Brand X, Imperial Triumphant, Hipster Assassins), Tim Motzer (Bandit65, Jaki Liebezeit, David Sylvian, Jamaaladeen Tacuma).
PAKT recalls the fearless attitude and daring approach that originally defined progressive music: where the magic of the moment always triumphed over preconception. Templates be damned … this music blazes its own path! This is truly exquisite fare, serving as a reminder to aficionados of what initially drew them to this most creative, visionary of genres.
Double live album PAKT was recorded live in August of 2020 during the lockdown, at the ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NYC, on August 15, 2020.  It was released on MoonJune Records, July 22, 2021.

For more than ten years, Childspeak has firmly established itself as an integral part of the Portland music scene. Known for their dynamic instrumental compositions, they have a willingness to experiment with different genres and refuse to adhere to conventional musical tropes. They strive to challenge and captivate listeners with their creative songwriting and energetic performances.

Their latest album “Datura”, recorded at the renowned Robert Lang Studios, and produced by Grammy-winning Marcel Fernandez, pushes musical boundaries with a fusion of post-rock, math rock and prog elements. “Datura” captures the authentic and raw essence of Childspeak’s live performance, highlighting their chemistry as a band.

Childspeak stands as a trio—Matt Bosak on bass, TJ Martin-Lokey on drums, and Bri Haber on guitar. With plans to enter the studio this spring to record their fourth album, they aspire to deliver a genuine and unapologetic musical statement. Fans can anticipate a finely honed sonic experience followed up by a tour to be remembered

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