High School, Musical

May 12, 2015

Help generate buzz for the next best bands of Portland this Sunday, May 17 at a Battle of the Bands benefit for the high school student-run Portland youth music education nonprofit, Music in the Schools! The annual Battle of the Bands is their biggest fundraiser of the year - all proceeds go to music programs for Portland Public Schools. A panel of judges from Portland's music industry will decide between three acts: Arbo, New Social Outcasts, and Amber Moon. The winners will receive a day of free studio time from Miracle Lake Studios. Do it for these up-and-comers, and you can say you knew them when. 

We’ve also got a special set from last year’s victors: Castaway Kids! Catch a preview below: 

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Bass Down Low

May 6, 2015

We're getting bold on May 10 with LA-based electro-pop dynamo Dev, an all ages show set to stun with this So Cal songstress. It's a Sunday, but let's make this school night a dance party. 

You may remember her for hits like "Bass Down Low" or "Booty Bounce" or you could use a mid-week refresher/pick me up. Either way, don't miss out on this fun lineup. Tix still available here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/833521

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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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