The group that would become The Stack met for the first time in June of 2002, with bassist Michael Beilstein, drummer Brandon Quinn, and guitarist/vocalist Noah Dietterich. The three were already friends, all freshmen at Corvallis High School, and had backgrounds in music. In the following spring, with the addition of lead guitarist and vocalist Alex Pfender, the band was complete. Over the summer of 2003, the group transformed itself from a cover band to a dedicated group with a growing repertoire of original music. Since then, Alex Pfender and Noah Dietterich have written almost two dozen songs, 11 of which are on The Stack's first album, Slipstream. The Stack has been performing for 15 months, at private parties, professional venues, and sponsored competitions. Professional venues include: o Corvallis' Platinum Club o DaVinci Days Festival Closing Entertainment, main stage o Benton County Fair Closing Entertainment o OSU Student Day, sponsored by the Corvallis Downtown Association o Jackson Street Youth Shelter benefit concerts o Middle and High School Dances The Stack has taken first place in every competition they've entered: o The Oregon State Fair Battle of the Bands o Benton County Teen Idol Competition o The DaVinci Days Battle of the Bands o CHS Battle of the Bands In reviews, The Stack has been described as belonging to several different genres of music, including rock, Indie-rock, and Folk-rock. This is not surprising, considering every song on 'Slipstream' has a different sound. Between the soft piano ballad 'Rocket in the Sky' and the hardcore rocker 'The Way You Want,' the light but driving swing of 'Swing Madness' and ambient, acoustic 'Daylight,' The Stack remains virtually un-pigeonhole-able. Stack influences include Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles. The Stack's fan base continues to grow with every show, both among their peers and with the adult audience in the area.