THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: Live performers and dance party!

XRAY.FM and Holocene present...

THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: Live performers and dance party!

Frankie Simone, BLOSSOM, Ripley Snell, DJ BOBBY D, Liquid Beat DJs

Fri Mar 22

9:00 pm

$5.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

XRAY.FM and Holocene team up to bring you a special Friday night dance party, pairing some of our favorite local R&B / pop / hip-hop artists with DJ sets of hip-hop, R&B and soulful House til closing time from Bobby D and Liquid Beat. 

Frankie Simone
Pop musician Frankie Simone is a Queer Puerto Rican Powerhouse with a mission to celebrate being unapologetically yourself.
Blossom has recently been fulfilling her namesake – with roots in Trinidad & Tobago – she has bloomed in the Pacific Northwest's music scene.

Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12. For many years she performed alongside her uncle with his traveling steel drum band.
Upon moving to Portland, she has developed the identity of a unique songstress. Her first serious moments of vocal talent were as a backup singer for an R&B artist in 2011 which led her to write songs of her own. Blossom’s jazzy neo-soul inspired voice and meaningful lyrics have found her in the favor of Portland’s underground hip-hop scene.
Ripley Snell
"Speaking his mind and keeping it real, Ripley Snell is a storyteller giving insight on Portland nights, homelessness, and racism with candor... While Snell is getting lyrically deep inside issues, Neill Von Tally's beats throughout the album feature jazzy and playful instrumentation and vintage audio sampling including everything from the triangle bell to string trios and brassy melodies."

-Brandy Crowe, The Deli Magazine
An elementary school teacher by day, Bobby Smith is a writer, disc jockey, and local media archivist by night. His Night School program on XRAY FM has served the Albina musician community since 2014. In partnership with Portland arts and education non-profit, World Arts Foundation, he founded the Albina Music Trust––an initiative to elevate 20th century Albina musicians through storytelling, performance, and releasing unissued local soul records. He has been a contributing writer for Wax Poetics, Hot Stuff Magazine, and Portland Mercury.
Liquid Beat DJs
DJs Roane Namuh, Matt Nelkin, & DJ Kez provide a seamless mix of the best in beat based music
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214