Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Apr 22, 2015

Calling all uncanny valley girls and Batty boys: we’re over the moon to bring you our next edition of Fin de Cinema in the form of a BLADE RUNNER BALL on June 28
We’ve assembled some stellar acts to comprise this night of delights and surprises: from the psych disco of Swahili, to the space punk of Talkative, the sensuous movement of House of Aquarius, the swirling sax of Noah Bernstein (of Shy Girls), and the the visual splendor of Four Eels. So much in store for your eyes and ears in this upcoming edition, but we need your help to make it that much more special. Costume up for this sci-fi session of show. Bring us your Deckards, your Rachels, Pris, Roys and more. You bring clear rain jackets, we’ll bring the rest. ;)  BUY TICKETS HERE!
Need a refresher course on this Philip K. Dick inspired masterpiece by Ridley Scott? Peep the trailer, host a screening at home, or, if you act fast, Hollywood Theatre is screening it tonight on 35mm!

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Groove Thing

Apr 8, 2015

On Thursday, April 16, Soul'd Out Festival bolsters it's awesome roster of performances with a dance party that features Seattle-based DJ Eddie Bermuda at the helm. Some of Portland's finest will be there in support: DJ Maxx Bass and Bobby D will be spinning R&B, disco, funk, soul, and more 'til the early morning hours. Check out this smooooooth mix from Eddie: 

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No Strings Attached

Apr 1, 2015

We're so close to another delightful dose of whimsy by way of POP + PUPPETRY, our event that pairs local musicians with puppeteers of many walks for a one-of-a-kind experience. Catch it Thursday, April 2! 

Here's a teaser trailer for Samala Coffey & Shenanigans Alliance's contribution to the night - black light puppetry in combination with Aaron Chapman's tunes: 

pop+puppetry trailer from Holocene on Vimeo.

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Dance Class

Mar 25, 2015

We're always eager to push the programming envelope through pairings with forward-looking, inspired local collectives like the Precipice Fund-supported Physical Education (PE) -  Keyon Gaskin, Allie Hankins, Lucy Lee Yim and Takahiro Yamamoto’s vision to offer a platform for thoughtful, immersive engagement with dance and performance for the active, informed, and the curious alike. We’re talking lectures, reading groups, aerobics, performances, and (duh) all-out, let-loose dance parties. 
On Tuesday, March 31, we’re hosting an evening called “DIALOGUE”, an evening that will run the gamut of ideas and concepts around identity, identification, and (ill)legitimacy. Tune in and turn on for this gathering of movement and mind, featuring Sidony O’Neal, Samiya Bashir, and Enrico D. Wey. Catch some work from NYC/Berlin-based Wey below.

where we are right now from Enrico Wey on Vimeo.

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California Dreamers

Mar 18, 2015

On March 23, we're joining forces with beloved local radio force XRAY.FM to present the sunny sounds of San Diego dudes The Donkeys. Commence summer vibes jonesing via jangly guitar and surf-ready psych pop.

Peep their video for "Scissor Me Cigs" and join us, And And And and Bubble Cats on Monday! Tickets are still available here.

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Get on the Floor

Mar 3, 2015

The Dance Cartel crash lands at Holocene March 11. Join us, them, Love Bomb Go-Go, and DJ Bobby D for an epic midweek get down. 

This New York-based performance group/out-of-the-ordinary dance company is led by choreographers Ani Taj and Sam Pinkleton, and they've garnered the attention of media like the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Conan, thanks to their rabblerousing live shows, and big collaborations with the likes of Reggie Watts, Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, and other artists, dancers, videographers, merrymakers, movers, and shakers.

Though they're stacked with talent, their focus is just as aligned with education as it is entertainment. They want you to "shake it like you've got it"- an arsenal of tutorial videos demand not only your attention, but also your involvement. They're side-stepping the more esoteric forms and institutions of dance for a more social practice. Other services offered: party crashing, and custom made dance installation. It's a little flash mob, a little silly, and a lot of fun (so maybe it's a lot of silly). 

Here they are with Reggie Watts (and heads up, not really safe for work):

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