Arc Iris

Arc Iris

Forest Veil, Telecommuter

Thu May 24

8:30 pm

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We're thrilled to present the genre-defying trio Arc Iris, fresh off of their national support tour with Kimbra!

Tickets at the Door

$8.00 - $10.00

SNAP! '90s Dance Party

SNAP! '90s Dance Party

Doc Adam, Colin Jones, Freaky Outty

Fri May 25

9:00 pm

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Portland's favorite '90s dance party - Everybody dance now! 

$7 at the door, or grab one of our new PRESALE TICKETS for $6!

$6.00 - $24.00

MAIN SQUEEZE DANCE PARTY

MAIN SQUEEZE DANCE PARTY

DJ Hold My Hand, Kiffo, Bruxton

Sat May 26

9:00 pm

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+ House + Disco + Club + Techno +

Free before 10pm, then $6 at the door, or grab one of our new ADVANCE TICKETS for $5 and your squeeze joins you for free! Every advance ticket buyer for Main Squeeze gets to bring a guest with them for free. 

$5.00 - $20.00

Carla dal Forno

XRAY.FM and Holocene present...

Carla dal Forno

Tess Roby, Golden Retriever, Visible Cloaks (DJ set)

Tue May 29

8:30 pm

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Daring experimental pop from Australian vocalist and songwriter Carla dal Forno, Montreal-based artist Tess Roby and support from local luminaries Golden Retriever.

$10.00 - $12.00

Plastic Cactus

Plastic Cactus

Souvenir Driver, Havania Whaal

Wed May 30

8:30 pm

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Shoegaze, psych and surf sounds rub shoulders on this fabulous bill of local artists.

$8.00

Frankie Simone at Holocene

Mississippi Studios Presents the colorful, truth-telling Portland pop diva

Frankie Simone at Holocene

Reva Devito, The Seshen

Thu May 31

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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$12 ADV / $14 DOS

TRIBUTE NIGHT

TRIBUTE NIGHT

Fri Jun 1

9:00 pm

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Paying Tribute to the best to ever do it, every first Friday at Holocene!

Theme info TBA, but sure to be epic.

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Stop Making Sense: A Talking Heads Celebration

Stop Making Sense: A Talking Heads Celebration

Ben Tactic, Nathan Detroit

Sat Jun 2

9:00 pm

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A dance party celebrating the music and influence of The Talking Heads.

Among the most adventurous bands in rock history, the Talking Heads drew from funk, minimalism and African and Brazilian music in promulgating a new sound that was both visionary and visceral. Evolving from sweaty post-punk weirdos opening for the Ramones at CBCG to the well oiled funk automatons depicted in Jonathan Demme's seminal 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, the band never lost sight of their guiding principle: that being alive in the postmodern world is a deeply strange, deeply unsettling proposition. We couldn't agree more.

Expect to hear music from all of The Talking Heads albums, rare remixes, side projects (Tom Tom Club), solo projects (David Byrne), collaborators (Bernie Worrell, Brian Eno) as well as from the many artists indelibly influenced by this legendary group.

$5.00 - $10.00

Maps And Atlases at Holocene

Mississippi Studios Presents the angular, funky hooksmiths w/ new LP, 'Lightlessness is Nothing New'

Maps And Atlases at Holocene

Ruler

Sun Jun 3

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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$15 ADV / $17 DOS

Handsome Ghost

Handsome Ghost

Beta Radio

Tue Jun 5

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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Don't miss the triumphant return of electronic pop artist Handsome Ghost to Holocene!

$13.00

Seiho

Seiho

DJ Natasha Kmeto, Rap Class

Wed Jun 6

9:00 pm

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Don't miss electrifying Japanese producer / beatmaker Seiho, signed to Day Tripper Records (Osaka)!

$10.00

HOLOCENE'S 15TH BIRTHDAY!, Manatee Commune

HOLOCENE'S 15TH BIRTHDAY!

Manatee Commune

Tribe Mars, Chanti Darling (DJ set), DJ BOBBY D

Thu Jun 7

8:30 pm

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Holocene is turning 15 years old!!

To celebrate, we're throwing a FREE show for our community, headlined by the Northwest's own effervescent electronic producer Manatee Commune, and featuring support sets from celestial funk purveyors Tribe Mars, and soulful DJ sets for your dancing pleasure from Chanti Darling and Bobby D.

Space will be limited for this FREE event, so we recommend arriving early.

Free

SCHOOL OF ROCK PAYS TRIBUTE TO: KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

SCHOOL OF ROCK PAYS TRIBUTE TO: KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

Fri Jun 8

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

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School of Rock Portland students perform King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard!

$12 Advance at SOR / $15 Day of Show

Dance Yourself Clean

Dance Yourself Clean

Fri Jun 8

9:00 pm

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Indie pop dance party in Portland / Seattle / Los Angeles!

Just $5 at the door before 10:30pm, then $8 at the door.

Or $5 in advance if you snatch up one of our new PRESALE TICKETS!

$5.00 - $20.00

TRIBUTE NIGHT

TRIBUTE NIGHT

Sat Jun 9

9:00 pm

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Special double dose of Tribute Night for June! Stay tuned for more info!

$10 adv / $12 dos

Pierce Brothers

Monqui Presents

Pierce Brothers

Wed Jun 13

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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$13.00 - $15.00

The Palmer Squares

EYRST and Holocene present...

The Palmer Squares

Sweatshop & Owl Green, BLOSSOM, Mannovelli, Karma Knows

Thu Jun 14

8:30 pm

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Local record label EYRST presents an evening of live hip-hop and R&B, featuring Chicago based duo The Palmer Squares.

$10.00 - $12.00

EXTRA: PRIDE DANCE PARTY

EXTRA: PRIDE DANCE PARTY

Farrah Moan, Rify Royalty, DJ DON'T

Fri Jun 15

9:00 pm

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EXTRA is an all inclusive dance party that encourages every person of every creed, race, gender and sexuality to come be the biggest, most extra version of themselves! We are an LGBTQAPI party that stands for inclusivity, love, diversity and acceptance. For our very first Pride edition we have two amazing, extra AF guest hosts: the gorgeous and talented Farrah Moan from Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and a NYC favorite muscle queen Rify Royalty. 
EXTRA’s dress code includes: furs, crop tops, leggings, mismatched patterns, onesies, lingerie, leather and lamé pants, headpieces and oversized hats, gold and silver everything, rhinestones, mesh shirts, florals, matching handbags, booty shorts, velvet pieces, and any other over-the-top outfits and accessories you can think of! Dust off those crazy costume pieces you never thought you’d use again and show them a party! It’s Pride baby, so don’t be afraid to show off! 

$10.00 - $50.00

SLAY

Cake PDX and Ante Up PDX present:

SLAY

DJ Automaton, DJ Ronin Roc

Sat Jun 16

9:00 pm

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A hip-hop dance party for LGBT+, POC and Open-Minded People. Hosted by Bart Fitzgerald and Blaine Provancha

Just $5 before 10pm with FastPass from WeSlay.net

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$10

Club Kai Kai Pride with Aja

Club Kai Kai Pride with Aja

Shitney, Diva Dott, Fine China, Babie More, Rubber Child, House of Ada, Chanti Darling (DJ set), DJ Chelsea Starr, Hosts: Ann Pyne & Buckmaster, Visuals by Rakeem

Sun Jun 17

9:00 pm

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AJA IS FINALLY COMING TO PORTLAND! A-yo sis!!! Aja was the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9. But now Aja is the superstar from RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 3! Aja’s performances combine intense movement/choreo, wicked (hot) couture, and the filthiest prettiest mouth you ever did see. Her drag will make you GAG! Get ready for the dips, bitch! 

Club Kai Kai is honored to invite the sickest performers we know to join Miss Aja! From a vogue house to Shitney’s haunted house of horrors - we got all your drag needs at our new venue/house Holocene! Plus our DJs are going to spin you right round baby, right round like a record baby right round round round! There is no other place to be except at this party!

Show one is at 11pm. Show two is at 12:30am.
Meet and greet is at 10pm. Photos by Gula Delgatto. M&G photos will be uploaded to our #ClubKaiKai facebook page.

$23.00 - $40.00

The Moth: Portland StorySlam

The Moth: Portland StorySlam

Tue Jun 19

7:00 pm

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This month's theme is Technology.

$10

Echo Pearl Varsity

Echo Pearl Varsity

LiquidLight, The Hague

Wed Jun 20

8:30 pm

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Echo Pearl Varsity is leaving Portland laughing. A goodbye show featuring their favorite bands and comedians. Join us in celebrating the release of EPV's new EP, and bid them farewell before their move to LA!

$8.00

serpentwithfeet at Holocene

Mississippi Studios Presents the NYC artist and avant garde pop/R&B standout

serpentwithfeet at Holocene

Katie Gately

Thu Jun 21

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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$13 ADV / $15 DOS

GRAN RITMOS PRESENTS: ZZK RECORDS SHOWCASE

GRAN RITMOS PRESENTS: ZZK RECORDS SHOWCASE

King Coya & Queen Cholas, Dat Garcia, El G, Michael Bruce & Coast2C (Gran Ritmos residents)

Sat Jun 23

9:00 pm

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Gran Ritmos is proud to present a ZZK records showcase in celebration of their 10 year anniversary.

ZZK Records is set to turn 10 in 2018. What began as a weekly party in the underground Buenos Aires music scene has turned into nothing short of a musical revolution. The epicenter of the “Digital Cumbia” and “Folktronica” laboratories, ZZK Records is renowned for reviving South American sounds for the hyper connected 21st Century. With artists like Chancha Via Circuito, La Yegros, El Remolon and Frikstailers, to name a few, nothing has been the same since ZZK decided to bring their sounds out of the sweaty club nights and showcase it for the world, in albums, tours, videos and more.

$10.00 - $15.00

Snail Mail at Holocene

Mississippi Studios Presents the precocious, explosive and tender Baltimore indie rock outfit

Snail Mail at Holocene

Bonny Doon

Mon Jun 25

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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$12.00 - $14.00

Emo Nite LA presents: Emo Nite at Holocene

Emo Nite LA presents: Emo Nite at Holocene

Tue Jun 26

9:00 pm

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Take your spotify off of private mode, slide on your red and blue jeans, and meet us at Holocene.

$10.00

Neon Indian (DJ set)

Abstract Earth Project presents...

Neon Indian (DJ set)

Wed Jun 27

9:00 pm

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Join us for a special DJ set from Neon Indian's Alan Palomo!

$17 Advance / $20 Day of Show

SNAP! '90s Dance Party

SNAP! '90s Dance Party

Doc Adam, Colin Jones, Freaky Outty

Fri Jun 29

9:00 pm

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Portland's favorite '90s dance party - Everybody dance now! 

$7 at the door, or grab one of our new PRESALE TICKETS for $6!

$6.00 - $24.00

MAIN SQUEEZE DANCE PARTY

MAIN SQUEEZE DANCE PARTY

DJs Kiffo & Rymes, Bruxton

Sat Jun 30

9:00 pm

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+ House + Disco + Club + Techno +

Free before 10pm, then $6 at the door, or grab one of our new ADVANCE TICKETS for $5 and your squeeze joins you for free! Every advance ticket buyer for Main Squeeze gets to bring a guest with them for free.

$5.00 - $20.00

Camp Cope / Petal at Holocene

Mississippi Studios Presents two emotive, Pitchfork-approved rock acts from Australia and Scranton

Camp Cope / Petal at Holocene

Oceanator

Tue Jul 3

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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$13 ADV / $15 DOS

The Brothers Billygoat

The Brothers Billygoat

Mordecai, Toothbone

Wed Jul 11

8:30 pm

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Join us for an evening of immersive avant-pop sounds from these local talents, headlined by the breath-taking stop motion animators and musical duo, The Brothers Billygoat.

$8.00

Yung Bae

Yung Bae

Colin Jenkins

Thu Jul 12

9:00 pm

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$10.00 - $12.00

Kelly Lee Owens

Abstract Earth Project presents...

Kelly Lee Owens

Wed Jul 18

9:00 pm

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Don't miss London based vocalist, songwriter and producer Kelly Lee Owens!

On Sale
Fri May 25
10:00 am PDT

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Federale

Federale

Edna Vazquez

Thu Jul 19

8:30 pm

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We are thrilled to welcome back Portland's beloved Federale, the Spaghetti Western influenced ensemble, with support from local singer-songwriter Edna Vazquez. 

$10.00 - $12.00

Opia

Opia

Sun Jul 22

8:30 pm

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Don't miss the buzzworthy electronic producer duo Opia in their Portland debut performance!

$13.00 - $15.00

Lemuria at Holocene

Mississippi Studios Presents the iconic Buffalo pop-punk group with new LP, 'Recreational Hate'

Lemuria at Holocene

Katie Ellen, Dusk

Sun Aug 5

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

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$15.00

The Regrettes

Take Warning Presents...

The Regrettes

Sat Sep 1

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:45 pm)

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Join us for an EARLY All Ages show with these LA based pop-punk sensations.

$13 - $15

Olivia Gatwood - EARLY ALL AGES SHOW

Olivia Gatwood - EARLY ALL AGES SHOW

Joaquina Mertz

Sat Sep 8

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 8:00 pm)

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Join us for the first of two performances by renowned poet, author and spoken word artist Olivia Gatwood. This show is an early evening All Ages event, and please note that *no alcohol* will be served (nonalcoholic beverages and our in house taco menu will be available for purchase, though)

$12.00 - $15.00

Olivia Gatwood - 21+ SHOW

Olivia Gatwood - 21+ SHOW

Joaquina Mertz

Sun Sep 9

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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Join us for the second of two performances by renowned poet, author and spoken word artist Olivia Gatwood. This show is exclusively 21+ with full bar.

$12.00 - $15.00

The Midnight

Abstract Earth Project presents...

The Midnight

Sun Sep 30

9:00 pm

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Don't miss a live performance from LA synth pop group The Midnight!

$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show

SG Lewis

Holocene and Dead Nation presents...

SG Lewis

Tue Oct 23

9:00 pm

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Don't miss Britain’s emotive dance music maker-in-chief, SG Lewis, on tour with a new album!

$15.00 - $17.00