Jul 1, 2015

After our show with Autechre sold out near instanteously, we've added a second date with these IDM legends on Weds., September 23rd! Tickets available now.

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Android's Dream

Jun 24, 2015

Sci-fi fans and noir aficionados! Perhaps the two film realms have not been so exquisitely melded as they were in Ridley Scott's 1982 film, Blade Runner. The timeless work seems ever-more timely in an age that is often questioning our relationship with our technology: the implications of what it means to interact with it, how it interacts with us, and the responsibility that comes with making increasingly sophisticated machinery-meets-emotion creations (see Ex-Machina, Chappie, and maybe even Jurassic World). Based on the visionary literature of Philip K. Dick (whose novellas, stories and books have spawned many fair to fine films in the genre), Blade Runner is a gorgeous, early example of these issues, with a bitchin' score by Vangelis.  ?
On Sunday, June 28, we're joined by a bevy of local talent to celebrate the film in another edition of our sound/celluloid series, Fin de Cinema. Swahili, Talkative, and Noah Bernstein (of Shy Girls and GRAMMIES - with the help of Make Gamble and Stephen Pancerev) will lead you through some astral planes with interpretations of the score, our favorite dance darlings House of Aquarius will present a BR-inspired piece (I predict some Pris channeling for this one), and Four Eels are going to turn out the space with an arsenal of projections. Other surprises await, and we’re hoping you’re down to help transform Holocene into snapshot of the film. This is your night to get (Roy) Batty or updo yourself into an elegant Rachael. But please don’t smoke inside. 

Some inspo for you on this fine day, courtesy of Rutger Hauer:

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Strength In Numbers

Jun 16, 2015

If you dig in to Portland's pop scene a some years back, you'll find among its decadent delights a band called Strength. An indulgent blend of disco-rock sure to start your dance party, the threesome made themselves relatively well-loved darlings of the local scene among other similar feel-good acts like Deelay Ceelay and Sex Life. If you were too young/not yet transplanted to remember - they were awesome. However, as all things change, their guitarist Patrick went on to join Starfucker. BUT the two remaining members, Johnny and Bailey, went on to start Phone Call - an equally infectious and entertaining act, taking cues from funk-heavy synth-pop that spans influences and eras from Cameo to Chromeo. Chances are, if you' ve been around Holocene in the past year or two, you've had a chance to see them and they've made you get down on the dance floor. 

If not, the boys head up a local lineup this Sunday, June 21, featuring Foreign Orange and Fringe Class. See two videos from Phone Call below and catch them this weekend! 

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Captain of None

Jun 10, 2015

French multi-strumentalist and composer Colleen (nee Cécile Schott) reveals more of herself in her latest album, Captain of None, stepping beyond her usual repertoire of instrumental, minimal loops and samples, for a more intimate recording that includes her own lyrics and voice. The album is alluring and effortless, at times merging her love for dub (soak in some great vibes and influences from her latest mixtape for FACT Magazine below) with her unique instrument of choice, the viola de gamba, a Renaissance-era instrument said to closely resemble the human voice. Her latest has garnered her international attention, lauded by NPR, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor, and more. 

Catch her with an equally enchanting lineup, co-presented by Beacon Sound at Holocene on Wednesday, June 17 with Rauelsson, BRUMES, and DJ sets from Peter Broderick and DJ vs Nature! Tickets still available here:

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Holocene Turns 12!

Jun 3, 2015

WE MADE IT TO TWELVE. Thanks, Portland, for another year of awesome music, epic dance parties, and multi/inter-disciplinary splendor. On Thursday, June 4, we celebrate with London's Psychemagik, Portland supergroup Chanti Darling, Natural Magic, Cerise, Shy Girls (DJ set), House of Aquarius, and visuals by Ritzy Sheens! Sample some of the goods in store below, and come party into the wee hours with us: it's free! 

demo reel from Ritzy Sheens on Vimeo.

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Cumbia Feel the Noise

May 27, 2015

On Thursday, May 27, we're hosting an over the top dance party with some of our city's liveliest: the bombastic, fantastic cumbia superband Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, glam/funk-infused fun parade, Minden, and the extra treat of a cumbia set from Papi & Carlos of OPT under the brillian moniker, Double Platinum Latinum. Get ready to shuffle your feet and shake what you got - this lineup is sure to get your feet moving to irresistible beats. Get your mid-week moving with some great tracks from out headliner below: 

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