Benjamin Weikel

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Brandon Summers of the Helio Sequence on Flooding Studios and Relearning to Sing

    Portland's the Helio Sequence has been hanging around the fringes of mainstream rock for 15 years. In that time, the duo of Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel has released five outstanding albums, including 2012's Negotiations. From his home studio in Portland, Brandon Summers talked with DC9 abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    10 Top Acts With Dual Drummers

    Tonight, The Melvins will perform at Trees. While perusing the Internet in search of photos, I realized the band has two drummers. I thought about how pointless and excessive it is to actually employ two drummers to support a band, but then I considered how powerful the result can be. Two drummers s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Over The Weekend: The Helio Sequence at The Loft

    The Helio Sequence,The LoftJune 5, 2009Better Than: Being in the registration line at SMU, which is the only other place I've seen this many undergrads.The Helio SequenceThe best concerts aren't always the ones that you've been excited about for months--you know, the ones where you repeatedly refres ... More >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2008

    Cord Changes

    When The Helio Sequence's Brandon Summers lost his voice, he discovered his band's new sound

  • Music

    October 18, 2007

    Minus the Bear, Helio Sequence, The Vipers

    Sunday, October 21, at the Palladium

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    June 23, 2005

    Rogue Wave, Helio Sequence, Voxtrot

    Saturday, June 25, at Hailey's