I had the pleasure of chatting with local Portland band, MSHR in recent days. In fact, it is not really fair at all to call MSHR simply "a band". Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy are sculptors of light, sound, solder, and space. MSHR create their own instruments which are driven by proximity, light, and voltage. Other worldly sounds accompany flashing lights and culminate in an ocean of bleeps and wobbles. It was a joy to meet such pleasant and humble people who are so fully dedicated to creating sub cultural art. I wish them the best as they move to a residency in New York to further cultivate their creative performance art.