It took some time, but Sound N Visions, finally found a way to do all-ages shows at the Cellar Door. Director Aaron Gomes, says Visalia’s young crowds have been asking for this and he’s happy they could deliver with a rocking show with Helio Sequence and Liam Finn at 7 p.m. at the Cellar Door. 

“This is a monumental moment for Sound N Vision,” says Gomes. 

Portland, Oregon Sub Pop Records giant The Helio Sequence have played some of the most memorable live shows in Visalia, but haven’t been in town for five years. This long-awaited return to Visalia is in support of the band’s new record “Negotiations”, the fifth full-length album written, recorded, and produced by The Helio Sequence.

For the past decade the band has been one of the more influential bands in the Pacific Northwest indie rock scene. As independent music has become more popular and entered the mainstream consciousness, concerts by experienced indie bands like The Helio Sequence have become increasingly sought after. Having the band return to Visalia is a special event.

“Being that this is our first all ages show at Cellar Door, we figured Helio Sequence was a great choice. They’ve influenced much of the younger bands coming out of the Portland area,” says Gomes. “We want young kids to experience a band that has pioneered and fostered a sound and helped build a scene in their city, that later blossomed on a large scale. In addition, their the nicest guys, always talking, encouraging, and inspiring fans after the show.”

Their new album is collection of shimmering, reverb-heavy songs is a meditation on those inner dialogues with solitude, memory, misgivings, loss, atonement, acceptance and hope. Most of all, it’s a record that serves as a testament to the beauty, blessing, and excitement of a fresh start.

Kicking off the night is New Zeland’s Liam Finn. Finn tours in support of his new record “The Nihlist” that touches upon MGMT and Flaming Lips terrain.

Doors for the show open at 7 p.m. and this is an all-ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be purchased at the Cellar Door or online at


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