tenOak (409 Colorado St)
About: Formed in September of 2009 Monarques has been steadily gaining traction as one of Portlands top bands. With influences ranging from Motown's Holland, Dozier, Holland to the songwriting and arrangements of the Beatles they produce a sound that is as classic as it is new. Their sound caught the ear of taste-maker Garrison Keillor in 2010 as he invited to the band to perform on A Prairie Home Companion. Monarques have been touring steadily and working hard on their first full length album which will be available this Spring.