Collage of Ben Windheim on guitar for The Macks along with AMP benefit show poster and setlist

The Macks Join ‘Smiths to Smithereens’ Cover Show to Benefit AMP

Tonight (Saturday 10/15/22) we’re playing a special cover set at Star Theater to benefit the Artist Mentorship Program (AMP).   “AMP was founded in 1994 to connect youth experiencing homelessness to musicians and artists who would provide one-on-one instruction, performance opportunities, recording studio time, gallery showcases and most importantly, community to guide them through the... Continue reading

The Macks look down at the camera by Ian Enter


Like every young band establishing their sound and presence through shows and touring, the 2020 pandemic turned music on its head. For Portland’s The Macks, this time of isolation in Oregon forced the rock band to redefine the way they interacted with music. Freshly laid off and living all under one roof in a creaky... Continue reading