InFARMation (and Beer!)
5:30pm | FREE!
Since January 2009, Friends of Family Farmers has hosted InFARMation (and Beer!) each month in Portland. This is an opportunity to bring the issues that Oregon family farmers face onto the radar of urban consumers, and the community in general. The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in our state. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger, and real changes in our local food system are possible. InFARMation (and Beer!) is always free and open to the public, on the last Tuesday of each month from 5:30-8pm.
Emo Night LA presents...
TAKING BACK TUESDAY NOW AT HOLOCENE, BI-MONTHLY ON LAST TUESDAYS!
9pm | $5.00 advance $7.00 day of show
Portland, we're coming back! Calling all skeletons, there's a party at Holocene - so storm through it like your name is El Niño. Remember that old get up kids shirt thats gathering dust in the back of your closet, it's time to dig it out, lace up your chucks, and come down to holocene to sing along to your favorite emo jams from the late 90's and mid 00's.
Let's make damn sure everyone knows we're gonna stay 18 forever. (the party is 21+ though...) We'll capture photographs as proof that you were screaming infidelities at the top of your lungs all night.
Take your spotify off of private mode, slide on your red and blue jeans, and meet us at Holocene.
8:30pm | $7.00 advance $8.00 day of show
A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It's one thing to reference a particular style, or even a range of styles. It's another thing entirely to grab huge handfuls of sounds from pretty much anywhere, throw them all together and come up with something both cohesive and totally distinctive--something that also happens to ripple and crack with energy. This is what Royal Canoe does best.
Royal Canoe's dedication to crafting a seamless musical pastiche is obsessive. For live shows, they'd rather lug hundreds.
Animal Eyes is a group of five friends who grew up together in rural Alaskan towns with populations below 5,000. In that vast space they began the musical exploration that eventually led them to the discovery of their own sound. It also led them to Portland, OR, where they recorded their debut album, 'Found in the Forest'.
After touring the West Coast extensively and spending their spare time writing new material, the group returned to the studio to record their newest EP 'Ursus'.
'Ursus' maintains the folk lyricism and complex rhythms of the first album, but the sound has evolved to embrace rock/dance energy and hip-hop drum beats, calling to mind bands such as Grizzly Bear or Animal Collective. Ursus is intense, but does not sacrifice the dedication to intricately layered guitar/vocal melodies and honest songwriting that helps to characterize the sound of Animal Eyes. Currently, Animal Eyes is recording their upcoming album, playing shows in Portland/around, planning their next tour dates, and playing with dogs.
8:30pm | $10.00 advance $10.00 day of show
Ural Thomas is, and forever will be Portland's pillar of soul.
He started singing beneath his mothers knee in church at the age of 3. By high school he led the doo-wop group the Mono Rays, breaking hearts and taking names at Jefferson High and Irvington Park along the way. Ural's voice and songwriting soon gained national attention and he found himself sharing the stage with the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Johnny Guitar Watson and "Little" Stevie Wonder. He played the Apollo 44 times. He backed the Northwest's biggest soul and garage outfits of the1960s (The Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Cavaliers Unlimited) and he never for a moment stopped teaching, singing and loving soul music..
Now Ural is poised to represent Portland on equal ground with contemporaries like Lee Fields, Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, all of whom ultimately gained their dues in their golden years. To ensure the legacy he's backed by a 9 piece band comprised of the some of the most recognizable session and solo players in town. Band leader/drummer Scott Magee (aka Cooky Parker) has arranged a setlist compiled from the gilded age of soul and R&B and Ural originals, all with a sharp focus on moving the dance floor. The foot stomping days of Jump Town, USA have returned and Ural Thomas & the Pain are here to lead the way.