ALL AGES WELCOME! 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 5:30-8:30pm.
5:30pm | FREE!
Holocene and XRAY.FM present:
BEAT OF THE EARTH
A world music dance party from:
DJ hell books
DJ hell books
9pm | FREE!
The Beat of the Earth is a dance party designed to enlighten the mind and electrify the roots of global groove. Soul music is a vibration that knows no borders and BOTE DJ's Cuica, Sahelsounds, hell books, and Bobby D will deeply explore its inner meanings through voices of the past and present, focusing on the essential beats from Mother Africa and then blending outwardly through the indigenous and futuristic rhythms of the around the world to celebrate the funky diaspora of universal dancefloor consciousness.
SEANCE CRASHER ALBUM RELEASE GALA
DJ Rocky Tinder (of Wampire)
Join us in celebrating the release of the new Seance Crasher record, Basement Behavior.
8:30pm | $7.00 day of show
After years of cutting this teeth in various Portland-area rock bands (Wampire among them) and a brief stint recording under his own name, scene veteran Kevin Rafn began recording under the alias Seance Crasher in 2013. Releasing a string of EPs over the past 3 years, Rafn, backed by his older brother Daniel, has meticulously honed his studio craft, often using analog recording techniques in the "song-building" tradition of classic-rock. And even though Seance Crasher's records are filled with precisely layered overdubs and airtight Rafn brother harmonies, underneath the studio polish lie truly singular pop-rock songs with honest-to-goodness hooks.
This newest record, and first full-length, from Seance Crasher delivers on the promise made by his previous four EPs. Co-produced by Portland's own Riley Geare, Basement Behavior is a rock album in the truest sense. Ten tracks, two pop singles and eight album cuts, make up the economic 35 minute run-time, showcasing Rafn's prowess at marrying slyly cynical slacker narratives with Rundgren-esque synth wizardry, punchy guitar riffs, and crisply multi-tracked vocals. And despite it being a busy couple years, Rafn is already back at work (and nearly half-way done) on the next Seance Crasher record. So although he may be looking ahead to the next project, those who have patiently waited to hear a LP's worth of Rafn's studio smarts and precision melodicism will soon enough be rewarded.
Basement Behavior is due out in August, 2016.
"With a lyrical sense usually reserved for poets, Kevin Rafn really shows off his creative chops with this new release. Seance Crasher's music is strange and infectious, in the best way possible." - Scott McHale, Eleven PDX Magazine
"The analog approach Rafn has used in Seance Crasher keeps his peculiar brand of studio pop feeling both ambitious and tidy in all the right places." - Pete Cottell, Willamette Week
"Each tune is harmonized with progressive songcraft and an ironic vocal delivery, placing the tracks in that familiar warped-John-Hughes-soundtrack area of nostalgia." - Wyatt Schaffner, Portland Mercury
Tender Age VINYL EP RELEASE & TOUR HOMECOMING SHOW!
Haste SINGLE RELEASE PARTY & TOUR KICK-OFF!
8:30pm | $7.00 day of show
The follow-up to the nearly sold out single "Get High" from Fall 2015 comes in the form of a new EP by Portland's Tender Age. Recorded, mixed and produced by the band and Eric Sabatino, "Disappear Here EP" is an aural demonstration of the bands more experimental tendency. Intended to be heard as a continuous series of newly recorded material, the EP contains 3 new originals and 2 wild interpretations of classic pop-constructs, as processed through the fuzzed-up and tangled-guitar melodies instinctive to the 5-piece. Additional surprise material weaves in and out of the tracks, sewing together a seamless experience for equal factions of bedroom-pop dwellers and basement-boombox enthusiasts. The lead single, "Lowers" finds the band treading the territory of last year's single with a penchant for further improvisation and blown out saccharine hooks. Fans of 90's-era DGC delicacies and the Deal sisters' playful excursions in sonic reduction will find much to rejoice over. This is the escape, strap on the headphones and close the door behind you.
9pm | $15.00 advance
gLAdiator is a DJ/Production duo from Los Angeles comprised of Danl and Ian. They show their flex and diverse backgrounds by melding their collected musical taste and experience into a sound unique to gLAdiator. Their love of the Lakers and all things Mila Kunis fuels their productive fire with the aim of making a name for themselves in the ever-evolving dance music landscape.