• Megan Holmes

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Explode into Colors is breaking up. The band has yet to release a formal statement on the matter, but their final performance will be their June 5th show at Rotture (coincidentally our 10th anniversary party—but don't blame us, it's not our fault).

In their brief yet triumphant run, XIC quickly became one of the most popular bands in Portland (and beyond), a remarkable feat considering that the trio of Claudia Meza, Lisa Schonberg, and Heather Treadway never released a full-length recording.

End Hits: We're not okay with this.