Queen for a Day

Sep 2, 2015


Hey Bey Hive! 

It's that time of year again to celebrate the Queen, Beyonce. Hope you have been busy with your glue gun cause we will be hosting another costume contest this year!  

Here are my top 5 music video style inspirations:

Haunted - Donning beautifully dark smudged eyes and short old school hair waves, Bey delivers a dramatic goth chic look. Also, that Cruella De Vil Coat is TOO awesome for words! 

Upgrade U - Deliciously decadent. Beyonce drips gold! I think at one point a small crocodile sporting a diamond-encrusted collar waddles past the Queen. You can't get more decked in fashion than that! 

Run the World - Serving post-apocalyptic x couture x multi culti, everything in this video is "Bollywood beyond Thunderdome". 

Why Don't You Love Me - Not one of her most popular videos/songs but one of my favorite because of all the throw back fashion. The highly stylized video gives visual references to Bettie Page and Mad Men’s Betty Draper in an over the top Vogue photo shoot come to life. 

Yonce - Werking it out in an orange Herve Leger bodysuit plus a series of ridiculously crazy good coats, Yonce is EVERYTHING in this video. In addition, did anyone catch the pierced nipples on the very first bodysuit? YEAH the bodysuit itself has pierced nipples.

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Doctor's Orders

Aug 26, 2015

Doogie's doing it. Snap! into September with your favorite 90s dance party this Friday, August 28. We've got guest DJ A-L from Denver's own version of Snap! to bring some new vibes to this throwback party. Check out his latest mix below:

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Sweeten the Deal

Aug 19, 2015

Riding high on the release of their first album Broken Distance, Portland electro-pop quartet Sutro will release their first video for the single “Sweeten the Deal” with a live performance to follow the screening, Wednesday, August 19th.  

Directed by indie filmmakers and graphic novelists The Pander Brothers, the video has a bold, minimal graphic look “to capture the unique individual personalities of the band,” says co-director Arnold Pander. “We were also inspired by the lyrics to create subliminal narrative elements to tease out the theme.”  

"Sweeten the Deal" was shot exclusively at hybrid production studio/special events space, Service whose purpose is to curate and support the most innovative and dynamic up-and-coming projects in the Portland community.  Check out Sutro's music below.

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Rad Summer!

Aug 12, 2015

Tonight (August 12), we're proud to host another edition of the artist-curated series, A Few of My Favorite Things. Portland own charming darlings, Radiation City, are at the helm of this inter-disciplinary eve that equal parts sound, vision, and philanthropy - while you enjoy the show and all it has to offer tonight, usher in some warm, fuzzy feelings because your presence will provide some proceeds for a local non-profit.

Tonight's festivities benefit the mighty music organization PDX Pop Now!, stewards of the eponymous three-day, ALL AGES summer festival that highlights upcoming and long-loved local talent, a yearly compilation of our community's best new tracks, and events and outreach programs for youth. AND: First 60 people through the door tonight get a free copy of the comp - we have 30 CDs and 30 download stickers! 

Here's a clip of tonight's headliner, Vinnie Dewayne at PDX Pop Now! 2015:

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Pan-American Party Time!

Aug 5, 2015

We're inspired and excited for this Friday's (August 7) festivities with the unique and unequivocally rad dance party, GRAN RITMOS, celebrating a year of Latin-inspired beats, with guests hailing all the way from Mexico City (Verano Peligroso), and Argentina (Chancha Via Circuito, pictued above)! Chancha Via Circuito's grooves are a slinky, churning amalgam of electronic dance tracks kissed by cumbia, pulsing with the energy of Latin rhythms and the levity of Andean flutes in tracks like the video for "Coplita" featuring Miriam García, below. 

Peep these two videos: space-tripping animated journeys + catchy tunes from Chancha Via Circuito:

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This Is How We Do It (8 Years and Counting!)

Jul 28, 2015

This Friday (July 31), we celebrate all the dance and dace-able jams classics of the 90s, under the banner of Snap! 90s Dance Party, hosted by the venerable Ms Coco B. Along with the DJs and good times to be had, the Sneaker Cart will be outside Holocene for SNAP! It will be free entry for anyone who purchases a pair of shoes from the cart. So come down, get some new kicks and dance the night away to 90's classics! 

A note from Miss Coco her self:

SNAP! 90s Dance Party turns 8 years old this year!

We wanna thank all of our past residents, guests, supporters and fans for letting us bring back the magic of the 90s. It's been a long road and we hope to continue for many more years to come. Currently we are located in Portland, Seattle, and Denver where we hold the title of "Longest running 90's Party in the NW". 

Please join us for a celebration filled with memories, busting moves, and getting incredible!

Want some SNAP! nostalgia? Here is our first interview as a brand new Portland party: http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-8037-party_like_itrss_1992.html

And a mix by Doc Adam:


1998! 8 years of Snap 90's Dance Party. by Docadam on Mixcloud


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