Macadam is a female-fronted band that questions what "pop-rock" can be. With rock undertones and pop melodies the music is catchy and the band members are even more infectious. If you like Pat Benatar, No Doubt, Incubus, Interpol or Aerosmith, you'll love Macadam.


Macadam is a new breed of female-fronted rock in the Northwest. Since their first gig in the summer of 2005 the band has paved the way for a fresh Portland, OR scene. Nicole DeCosta’s sultry voice and delivery seduces attention. Guitarist Travis Hendricks' riff’s sugar coat the band’s sweet sound with heavy undertones. Bart NoPicnic and bassist Matt Johnson complete the puzzle. Both live and on recorded tracks, the band comes across as playful yet serious, accomplished yet adventurous.
History of the Future, Macadam's first release asks listeners the question, “where has Macadam been in the past?” The 11 tracks show many different sides to the band, from slow songs that build to a heroic closure to songs that grip the listener through a whirlwind musical circus. History of the Future emulates the complexity of life (Great Date, What Am I Supposed to Do), the dramas (Runaway), the joys (Suburbia), the daily grind and role we each play in a world so fragile (History of the Future, Scientist).
Local radio (Z100 100.3 FM), television (KPDX49), newspapers (Lake Oswego Review, West Linn Tidings) and businesses caught on to the band’s campaign to raise money and awareness to Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital in Portland. Starting the twice-annual Rock Dogs event, Macadam continues to coordinate the bill which includes an evening of music, raffles and money raised for the non-profit organization.
Finding a passion through songs about the environment, the band hopes History of the Future’s lyrics make people think, their live show let people dance and their music makes people smile. It’s worked so far, and they're in it for the long haul.


History of the Future

Set List

We've played sets from 25 min's to two hours, depends on what venue is looking for. As a sneak preview, Macadam plays original music from their full-length album "History of the Future," which include:
Runaway, History of the Future, What am I Supposed to do, Scientist, Lust for Life, Cry, Atomic Devotion, Crows, Live for Today , Great Date and Suburbia.

Sample of Covers include:
Pat Benatar: Hit Me With Your Best Shot, You Better Run; No Doubt: Excuse Me Mr., Just a Girl, The Killers: Mr. Brightside; ZZ Top: Tush, Incubus: Rouges; Buchcherry: Anything, Anything; The Beatles: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds