“I can’t tell if you’re a wet dream or a nightmare” – fan in Corvallis
The Macks are a young 4-piece rock and roll band from Portland, OR. The Macks play fast, The Macks play loud, and The Macks will get you moving one way or another. Featuring vocalist Sam Fulwiler, guitarist Ben Windheim, drummer Joe Windheim, and bassist Bailey Sauls, the band offers kinetic, passionate, and impossible-to-predict live shows that appeal to everyone from punks to blues enthusiasts. Anything is on the table at a show, including but not limited to: stage dives, public displays of affection, youthful exuberance, partial nudity, and whomping solos. The Macks play frequently in Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis, and have developed supportive and dedicated followings in all three cities, taking an active role in each music scene. The band boasts a DIY ethic, producing all music, videos, merchandise, and art themselves, as well as building many of their own shows, whether it be a benefit show for the Portland homeless community or house shows supporting touring artists.
On December 20, 2017, The Macks released their debut LP titled Camp Poppa, recorded live in a large room in the wee hours of the morning. The album features the tracks the band has built their following on from their live sets, capturing the raw energy of their performances. The band completed their first tour of the western and southwestern United States following the release, reaching all the way to New Mexico with the record. The band will continue touring throughout 2018, with festival stops included for Spring and Summer.
For fans of: Led Zeppelin, Ty Segall, Cage The Elephant, White Stripes, The Black Keys
“Their angsty attitude is masterfully translated from the vibes of a house show into a recorded album. Even though you’re just hearing their songs, the imagery of what you know their performances are like immediately comes to mind. If you haven’t seen them live before, 1) you should change that and 2) the sound of this album alone is one that can paint you a pretty picture of what that show is.” – KBVR FM
“Rowdy guitar solos, long instrumental interludes, and intelligent lyrics…. this Portland four-piece’s newest release is a golden addition to the flourishing community of up and coming alternative rock.” – Northwest Music Scene
“Frantic and energetic vocals roar out over the bizarre riffs and steady drum work, the guitar and bass flow together well and create a catchy set of riffs that remind me of old school Primus (and that is never a bad thing).” – 24Our Music
“It reminds me of all of my teenage angst I had. I feel young again!” – fan in Portland