Bubblin' Up

Aug 20, 2014

This week, the electronic experts of Bubblin' are bringing in help from DC  in the form of DJ duo Beautiful Swimmers. This twosome bring a blend of bangers and under-the-radar jams to get us moving on Saturday, August 23, and you might recognize 1/2 of the pair as Maxamillion Dunbar, who co-runs the über on it DC-based techno/house label Future Times, home to Huerco S. and Protect-U. Dive into this XLR8R mix to pre-game for this weekend!

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Summer Suitable

Aug 13, 2014

Portland duo Wishyunu has been steadily gaining steam, increasingly showing up on some great local bills (sprouting up in lineups like the PDX Pop Now! festival) and making crowds swoon with their tasteful mix of catchy, Stereolab-leaning synth pop that rolls effortlessly into driving, krautrock jams that turn their live sets into hynotizing displays of the couple's solid musical rapport. Get into their EP, Futuray, a delightful 4 song selection perfect for a sunset drive, and catch them opening up for Purse Candy (it's worth it to get to shows early, folks!) on Wednesday, August 20

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Shadowplay

Aug 6, 2014

We're pumped to pair up with Beady Little Eyes to present a special spectacular of collaborations between puppeteers and popsters on Thursday, August 7! The night is both a presentation of local (but worldly) talent, and a playground for attendees (and overhead projector station will be on hand for your own puppet creations)! The lineup includes musicians PWRHAUS, Mojave Bird, and the fast rising Sara Jackson Holman, the cinematic and sultry songstress. Sample her single, "River Queen" here: 

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Tiger Beat

Jul 30, 2014

Gear up for the bright summer sounds of Brooklyn pop outfit, Miniature Tigers! Hot off the heels of their release "Cruel Runnings" (+5 points for the pun on the much loved 90s bobsledding flick), the boys of Miniature Tigers will be joined by The Griswolds, Finish Ticket, and Young Rising Sons! We're co-presenting this promising lineup of four fresh acts tonight (July 30) with KPSU - check out MT's video for "Used to be the Shit" and join us at 8:30pm!

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SEVEN YEARS OF SNAP!

Jul 25, 2014

Quick history lesson for you babes that have been enjoying the jams from Snap! 90s dance party. They're celebrating 7 years tonight!

SNAP! is the brainchild of Ms. Coco Madrid, originally ignited by the musical talents and tastes of DJs Palmer "Freaky Outty" Auty and Chip "Colin Jones" Brokaw in 2007. Spawned in the dingy nooks of Branx in Portland, Oregon, the night was born out of the ferocious, crate-digging appetites of Palmer and Chip, alongside the need to establish a party for people to appreciate the early to mid-90s sounds of hip-hop, house, RnB, and bass-heavy club remixes that were in desperate need of dusting off. The music collections of Freaky Outty and Colin Jones were ready to be released upon the masses, an antithesis from the oppressive, thuggish aesthetic dominating Top 40 airwaves at the time. An arsenal of vibrant, jazzy, afro-centric, uplifting, and joyful club bangers had been amassed and was ready to resuscitate a youthful feeling of nostalgia amongst clubbers in Portland and beyond.

Fast-forward to 2012: SNAP! is an institution. Having moved out of the confines of Branx and into the limelight of Holocene, one of Portland’s most prestigious and popular nightclubs, the night has amassed popularity beyond capacity, powered by the razor-sharp turntablist antics and exclusive edits of Doc Adam (PDX – Ante Up, Crossfaded Bacon) alongside the unimpeachably deep crates of Colin Jones (PDX – Big Green Jones Show).

SNAP! has had the privilege of hosting such renowned talents as:

Emynd – Philly – Crossfaded Bacon

Cosmo Baker – NYC – The Rub

Cobra Krames – NYC – Trunkstep

Sammy Bananas – NYC – Fools Gold

Beyondadoubt – PDX / NOLA

Evil One – LA – Red Bull Music

DJ Zimmie – Pittsburgh / PDX – DJCity.com

Pandemonium Jones – Cap & Jones

 

SNAP! 90s Dance Party from Jeff Goldstein on Vimeo.

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A Head of Time

Jul 16, 2014

I'm going to take a minute to gush: next Tuesday's edition of Bill of Goods  - Cruel Summer edition - is headed by Linda Austin, motherly maven of local dance incubator Performance Works Northwest. Her home base for the organzation sits quietly in deep southeast Portland in an unassuming former church,  an appropriate launch pad for humbly extraordinary performer. A longtime dancer and instigator of artistic exploration, Austin has been one of my favorite local movers for some time. She has a way of infusing her work with her unbeatable, magnetic spirit. Her works are all at once absurd, thoughtful, humorous, tender and engaging. Here's a snippet from her 2013 TBA performance of "Three Trick Pony":

Three Trick Pony at TBA:13 (excerpt) from Linda Austin on Vimeo.

Truly a treat, for those of you that haven't ventured to her studio or other venues to catch her live, consider July 22nd a fantastic excuse to start enjoying her work, and the other excellent performers we've got lined up for the evening! 

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