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Pretty Monster

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The best kept secret in music


"Dantes Iron City Rock"

If their recent show at the Tonic Lounge wasn't a fluke, you can expect the singer to have bounds of energy a la Roger Daltry, Robert Plant, Rob Tyner, and so on, backed up by a band to match those historic rock icons. The tall stage at Dante's may make it more difficult to get out into the audience, but if he can find a way, you can expect that, too.

[Kenric L. Ashe] -

"Pretty Monster"

These guys were fun. The lead singer is all over the place. From the bar to the stage and at the Tonic they are not to close together. They had the crowd singing along and many were personally serenaded by them. Make sure to see these guys. -

"There's no such thing as bad publicity"

Though I have an inkling they won't be invited back anytime soon, Pretty Monster gave a performance at Acme recently that will go down in that still-young bar's history as a peerless classic. In front of a baffled crowd of approximately 20, PM frontman Milo Arr, a bespectacled, bookish guy sporting a dime-store skeleton costume, hurled himself around the room in a frenzy of torrential energy. Sweat flew off him in sheets as he grabbed, shoved, and groped spectators unabashedly, breaking only to twirl the microphone and dive onto a table, which proceeded to break in two beneath the pressure of his wriggling mass. So entranced by this relentlessly passionate display was I, that I really can't remember what the music was like, though I have a hunch it was AC/DC-ish screech-rock. But it could have been countrified gangster rap, and we would have been riveted, because Pretty Monster is all about Arr's joyous, uplifting, unadulterated love of what he is doing, and the arrows of love transcend all musical genres, even smashing furniture to find the targets at which they are aimed. JUSTIN WESCOAT SANDERS
- Portland Mercury


Pretty Monster - 2005


Feeling a bit camera shy


"Wow, I haven't seen a show like that in years. I didn't know bands still played like that!"

We often hear things like that after our shows. It's comments like these that are the reason for Pretty Monster's existence. But it makes us wonder. Why are people so surprised to see a band that plays like they mean it? Have they come to expect less from bands? Have they gotten used to bands that are afraid to try? We don't have the answers to these questions but we do know one thing. We know that people deserve better. So even if they aren't expecting us to give it our all, we're going to anyway.

Despite being a young band in the Northwest scene it’s exactly this kind of attitude that has made Pretty Monster a must-see Portland band. For the past 2 years we’ve built a reputation for delivering our own blend of rock, punk and metal with meaning, passion and sweat. Fans, booking agents and club owners know that Pretty Monster puts on a great show every time, which is why we’ve been booked alongside such regional and national acts as The BellRays, Jucifer, Hell’s Belles, The Immortal Lee County Killers, Honky (ex-Butthole Surfers), The Bloody Hollies, Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers, Gore Gore Girls and Bleach 03 (Japan) at many well known Northwest clubs including Dante’s, Ash St. Saloon, Doug Fir, Sabala’s, Berbati’s and Sunset Tavern (Seattle).