8:30pm | $8.00 day of show
Sometimes a band puts out a release that just captures life in a snapshot -- the highs, the lows, the anguish, the pain, and of course all the good stuff that makes life worth living. Feelings of Life is one such record. The Hugs wrap you with open welcome arms into their soundscape. The Hugs are on the record label Mope Records, and members Danny Delegato, Skyler Weaver, Davey Appaloosa, and Calvin Berkenbile are serving up their fourth (and debatably best) full-length studio album. This trippy psychedelic post-pop opus is filled with anthemic beats and rich harmonies.
"[Space Shark] take the best of heady space rock and jam band minutia to manifest a low key heaviness. Their standout track, "Now Is We" off their latest release Ghosts, has been receiving much deserved praise for its perfect representation of Space Shark's forte." - The Deli
Ellis Pink is a keys/drum duo, blending danceable beats with dreamy instrumentals and soulful vocals to create an intricate and sophisticated sound that is simultaneously melancholic and optimistic.
Visual and performance art by:
Adam & Rosalynn Rothstein
Adam & Rosalynn Rothstein
7:30pm | $8.00 advance $10.00 day of show
The Lab Pdx is a multi-arts experience and collaborative art show featuring visual, performance, film and musical artists. The July 28th show features visual and performance art by Adam and Rosalynn Rothstein, Rachel Mulder, Megan McKissack, Sue & Shawn, Jenn Steigerwald and features music by Sleeping Wolf and Lorna Dune. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm.
Plus special guest:
DJ Ronin Roc
DJ Ronin Roc
Everybody dance now!
9pm | $5.00 day of show
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 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).
MAIN SQUEEZE Dance Party: Two Year Anniversary!
Plus special guests:
FREE BEFORE 10PM!
9pm | $4.00 day of show
Main Squeeze is a celebration for floor movers of all stripes. From house and techno to deep cuts and disco, expect nothing but the freshest selections off the vine. Whether you have a main squeeze to shake it with on the dance floor, or are on the hunt for a sweet new thing, we've got you covered with sensual selections all night long.
Astro Tan TOUR KICK-OFF SHOW
Electronic pop + indie rock from some of Portland's finest acts!
8:30pm | $5.00 day of show
Earth World was created by Ray Rude (Keyboardist, and Drummer for the band The Builders and The Butchers). He wanted to create an album that was as much synth-based and electronic as it was earth-based and tribal. Earth World sounds are groovy and danceable, but very much NOT dj or edm styled.
Danceable grooves mix with analog synth tones to create pop-sensible, yet somber compositions. Layered vocal harmonies sit over this electronic meets acoustic synth album.
This music is for the lover of synths, vocoders, trees, and water.