POP + PUPPETRY #6

POP + PUPPETRY #6

Floating Room w/ puppeteers: Summer Olsson, Katie Shook, Valerie Scott, Katie McClenahan, Bryson Cone w/ puppeteers: Teatro Calamari, 1939 Ensemble w/ puppeteers: Samala Coffey, Matthew Hopkins + Anya Bogorad

Sun Nov 11

8:00 pm

$10.00

Postponed

This event is 21 and over

DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS EVENT MUST BE POSTPONED. WE WILL ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE FOR 2019 - WATCH THE CALENDAR AND SOCIALS FOR UPDATES. IN THE MEANTIME, REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AUTOMATICALLY.

Holocene and local puppetry collective Beady Little Eyes present POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteers of diverse styles (giant puppets, tiny puppets and shadow puppets, for example) will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop groups. Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to the band’s music. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined. We’ll also be screening puppet films between acts!

Floating Room w/ puppeteers: Summer Olsson, Katie Shook, Valerie Scott, Katie McClenahan
Floating Room w/ puppeteers: Summer Olsson, Katie Shook, Valerie Scott,  Katie McClenahan
"Portland’s Floating Room is a band led by Maya Stoner and Kyle Bates that specializes in emotive, beat-laden indie rock made all the more intimate-sounding by virtue its writing and recording sessions largely take place in Stoner’s bedroom. [...] The album title is a nod to the Pacific Northwest’s notoriously overcast weather but the expansive, contrasting moods and dreamy atmospheres of its songs more closely recall the old expression that “even dark clouds have silver linings.”" -She Shreds

"Portland lovers Kyle Bates (Drowse) and Maya Stoner (Sabonis) are the founders of Floating Room, a noise-rock band also featuring bassist Alec Van Staveren. On debut album sunless, the group contemplates the dissolution of a relationship and the creation of another. Their newest single “Fun” is a bit of a misnomer: Stoner’s vocals are haunting and faded like an echo in an empty mansion, relenting, “Oh my heart is continuously breaking, I use to think that this was mine for the taking.”" -Stereogum

"Whether it's the existentialism and fear of Red House Painters [or] the quiet isolation of Slint [...] Floating Room more than captures these feelings.
sunless is an experiential album that deserves to be heard in full."-CLRVYNT

"Floating Room’s self-described “gray pop” brings grace and order to distorted noise compositions, which sometimes eclipse Stoner’s hushed lyrics like passing storms. Each song sounds like it’s backed by a wild pack of guitars—some riffs hum warmly, while others thunder and drone over Bates’ samples, which include dog whimpers and wind chimes. The result is arresting."-Portland Mercury
Bryson Cone w/ puppeteers: Teatro Calamari
Bryson Cone w/ puppeteers: Teatro Calamari
Bryson Cone is pop, jazz(ish), soul(ish), synth, goofy, art rock, bla bla blarf. The Cone is sexy sax and synth, melty guitars, Brian Wilson Bowie vocals and old soul drums and bass. Imagine the sound of a synth being dropped in a boiling pot of Nickelodeon slime with tiny operatic singers chopped up and sprinkled on top by a sad clown poet cooking in his spaceship on a long ride home to planet Conia.

Bryson Cone is a solo project started by Bryson Hansen in March 2016. Hansen is an artist living and working in Portland, OR. Hansen has played in various other projects including main songwriter and singer for Fog Father, synth wizard for Reptaliens, guitar geek for Sex Money Monks and a few live guitar gigs with Gary Wilson. Bryson Cone is yet to release a debut EP, but hope to have the first freak-pop melt down avail in early 2017.
1939 Ensemble w/ puppeteers: Samala Coffey, Matthew Hopkins + Anya Bogorad
1939 Ensemble w/ puppeteers: Samala Coffey, Matthew Hopkins + Anya Bogorad
1939 ENSEMBLE ARE AN INSTRUMENTAL TRIO FROM PORTLAND, OR. WITH AN UNUSUAL LINE-UP: DRUMS, VIBRAPHONE & NOISE. DRAWING INFLUENCES FROM KRAUTROCK, JAZZ & NO WAVE, 1939 ENSEMBLE MOVES BETWEEN OMINOUS DISSONANCE NOISE TO SHARP BOMBASTIC BEATS. THE DUO FEATURES JOSE MEDELES DAVID CONIGLIO & JOSH THOMAS.
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/