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
This event is 21 and over
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!http://www.holocene.org/event/1773710/
"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 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.
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214