Light Beings

Jan 14, 2015

This Sunday, January 18, we're pleased to be the launch site for the latest EP, Reactionary, from locals LiquidLight - 90s leanin', guitar-heavy, sometimes shoe-gazing rock. Their sound is a crisp, comfortable nostalgia, recalling Dinosaur Jr., Sunny Day Real Estate, and maybe a little Sonic Youth. They'll be sharing the stage with Portland friends Charts and the Autonomics

Have a listen to the 7-song EP below, and nab a copy on Sunday! 

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Talk About

Dec 31, 2014

2014 is just about over, guys. We're so happy, proud, and excited to celebrate another calendar year with you, all of our friends, and all of the talent that's on board for tonight's NYE festivities: Les Sins (Toro Y Moi's Chad Bundick), Ben TacticDJs Kiffo & Rymes. Early, elegant cocktail hour vibes soundtracked by the endlessly inspiring Like A Villain, post-modern burlsque by Black Opal, stunning visuals by vVv Stardust and Harumi.

Take the mantra from this Les Sins track and get cracking on those projects, special missions, and life adventures in 2015: Don't bother me, I'm workin'!  

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This Heat

Dec 10, 2014

Get cozy next week with blissful bands Tender Age, Appendixes, and dark duo Warm Hands starting off the local lineup on Wednesday, December 17. Post-punk, post-psych, and folded in fuzz. 

Here's their latest EP for your listening pleasure, Blurred, with bonus remixes by Natural Magic, Soft Metals, Apartment Fox, and more:

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Cosmic Couple

Dec 3, 2014

On Sunday, December 7, we're gearing up for the frenetic, fanciful, and fun energy as a result of the sixth's of a full moon in Gemini - and the two stellar babes of Intuitive Navigation have whipped up yet another interdisciplinary happening, loaded with talent. Think of it as a crash landing site for forward-thinking musicians, dancers, fashionistas, and more, from which to take off and trip the light fantastic. Along with dynamic local acts Ancient Heat and Unicorn Domination, the Intuitive Navigation ladies have lured Peaking Lights to Portland for the night!

The latest from the California-based duo, "Cosmic Logic," is a souped-up version of their sun-kissed vibes. The tracks are brighter, shinier, and more insistent on a groove you can move to. Where their 2011 release "936" put them on the map with languid, dub-influenced neo-psych that makes for good wee hours of the morning lounging, tracks from Cosmic Logic like "Breakdown" (vid below) are drenched with with Afrobeat and Italo disco influences, with body-rocking effects. Don't forget to grab your tickets here:

And for those of you in the want for more context for the moon cycle, here's a tidbit from Chani Nicholas

"Using Gemini energy wisely is using the information we share to bring us closer. It’s letting the information we gather permeate our defenses and help us find pathways to revolutionary acts both internally and externally. It’s gathering facts and being impacted by the weight of their truth. We can all see the images of parents and community members grief stricken and in tears, in anguish, in righteous rage. But unless we look like those that we see, are those images and articles changing anything about how we live our lives?"

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Out of the Blue

Nov 19, 2014

Soul'd Out serves up a pre-Thanksgiving treat for those of you that aren't traveling out of Portland next week - we've got a lineup with up-and-coming Seattle act The Flavr Blue, and locals Tope, Coco Columbia, and DJ 100 Proof on Wednesday, November 26. Featuring Macklemore collaborator Hollis Wong-Wear, The Flavr Blue Trio incorporates a soaring combo of soul and pop, with sultry results. "Hearts Racing" is their latest video:


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It's Your Show

Nov 12, 2014

The legendary indie rock dance party hits Holocene this Friday, November 14. Free before 10:30p! Let's make this inaugural edition of Dance Yourself Clean one for the books. And for some inspiration:

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