The Night Game – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – March 18th, 2018

The Night Game

New wave pop rock from Boston

The Night Game

The Band Camino

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

The Night Game
The Night Game
When the sun goes down, The Night Game happens.

Under the cover of darkness and awash in neon stadium glow, the project first took the field in 2017 led by frontman, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Martin Johnson. A catchy combination of muscular guitars, new wave synths, and big screen-worthy stories seamlessly speaks to the nocturnal nature of their moniker.

“The name personifies the emphasis on sports, sex, and the undying quest for the American dream,” explains Johnson. “The lights are on. It’s primetime. There’s an element of danger. It feels like anything can happen in the moment. ”

As the story goes, The Night Game first began appearing (fittingly) at secret late night shows around the Los Angeles area. Upon release in March 2017, the debut single “The Outfield”—co-produced by Francois Tetaz—quietly garnered early praise from The Fader, Billboard, and Noisey who unabashedly proclaimed it a “future classic.” Journeyman jack-of-all-trades Dev Hynes directed its cinematic and avant garde music video, while the song amassed millions of Spotify streams upon its release.

After “The Outfield” graced Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist, John Mayer heard the song and invited The Night Game to join him on a summer shed tour. “Usually, it’s that cliché of your people call my people, and then something happens,” Johnson laughs. “John heard the song on Spotify and reached out directly. It was refreshing to see that real music fans still exist in the industry.”

Following “The Outfield,” The Night Game unveiled the follow-up single “Once In A Lifetime.” On the song, a robust beat gives way to another emboldened and enigmatic hook punctuated by Johnson’s fiery falsetto. “I was in a pretty dark and self-destructive time of my life,” he admits. “Lo and behold, in the middle of all this darkness, I got a once in a lifetime opportunity. There was this pinhole of light. I don’t know if it’s fate, divine intervention, God, or a willingness to live, but this moment changed my life for the better. It pushed me out the door.”

You might’ve heard a tune or two from Johnson before The Night Game began. He fronted the mid-2000s pop band Boys Like Girls before transitioning to songwriting and production—penning and producing music for a myriad of artists across pop, rock, R&B, and urban. However, The Night Game represents him most clearly in the end with each experience leading to this moment.

“I’d love for listeners to be transported into this world,” Johnson leaves off. “This is an extension of my reality and truth. If people can relate to or feel that at any level, then we’re really getting somewhere. “
The Band Camino
The Band Camino
The Band CAMINO is an alternative rock group from Memphis, Tennessee consisting of Jeffery Jordan, Spencer Stewart, Graham Rowell, and Caleb Hughes the newest edition. The band also featured drummer Andrew Isbell, who’s departure from the band was announced on the 26th of June 2017.

The band is currently supporting The Dangerous Summer.

In 2017, the band released their first EP ‘Heaven’ which features the popular 2/14 and The Black and White. The band has grown in popularity through gigs across North America, and it’s approach to social media, with new music promised for the near future.

The band draw their influences from artists including Kings of Leon, The 1975, Colony House, Walk The Moon, and The Killers.