Iamdynamite - free live performance

Friday, January 18th  6:00 PM

It would be reasonable to suspect a band who borrowed their name from the works of Friedrich Nietzsche might just be yet another pretentious act arriving on the scene but, when it comes to the rock and rhythm duo Iamdynamite, it would be safer to assume the exact opposite. In truth, the choosing of the name might just be a perfect example of the band’s playful, self effacing sense of humor. At first listen it becomes clear that Iamdynamite, with their thunderous beats and crunching power chords, are actually the anti-pretentious and with American cynicism at an all time high, the timing of their arrival could not be more perfect.

Iamdynamite are Christopher Martin and Chris Phillips. The high-energy duo had been cutting their teeth in the Detroit indie rock scene with their own unique sound that some have described as “two guys that sound like five.” In 2011 the band set out on their first coast to coast tour. Armed with a single guitar and basic drum kit, Iamdynamite quickly established themselves as a rock and roll force to be reckoned with. The musicianship is solid, the tunes are irresistible and infectious and their energy on stage has been appropriately described as "feverishly fun.” The band's distinctive sound is influenced, in part, by what drummer Chris Phillips calls "the power rock of the '90s,” while guitarist/lead vocalist Christopher Martin points to "strong melodies and lots of energy" as a primary focus for the songwriting.

In 2008 Iamdynamite caught the ears of producer Matt Noveskey, which eventually led to Noveskey producing the band's first EP and subsequently their debut full length album, Supermegafantastic. Supermegafantastic includes the irresistible "Stereo,” the dirty blues infused shredder "Ms. Jones,” the infectious crowd pleasing "Hi Lo" and the urgent rocker "Where Will We Go,” a tune that drives so hard it should come with the disclaimer, "Warning: Song may inspire speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.”

With the release of Supermegafantastic there can be no doubt, the fuse has been lit and Iamdynamite are ready to explode!


6:00PM Music Millennium
Portland, OR