Events


  CORKY LAING plays MOUNTAIN HEAR THE IMMORTAL MOUNTAIN CLASSICS, MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, NANTUCKET SLEIGHRIDE, NEVER IN MY LIFE, DON’T LOOK AROUND AND MANY OTHERS PERFORMED LIVE BY THE BAND’S DRUMMER, WHO CO-WROTE MANY OF THESE HI... Read more

 

CORKY LAING plays MOUNTAIN

HEAR THE IMMORTAL MOUNTAIN CLASSICS, MISSISSIPPI QUEEN, NANTUCKET SLEIGHRIDE, NEVER IN MY LIFE, DON’T LOOK AROUND AND MANY OTHERS PERFORMED LIVE BY THE BAND’S DRUMMER, WHO CO-WROTE MANY OF THESE HITS. CORKY WILL ALSO SHARE ANECDOTES FROM THE ROAD. IN HONOUR OF HIS LONG TIME COLLBORATOR, JACK BRUCE, THE SET WILL FURTHER INCLUDE SONGS FROM CREAM AND WEST, BRUCE AND LAING. CORKY IS JOINED ON STAGE BY JOE VENTI (USA) ON BASS AND CHRIS SHUTTERS (USA) ON GUITAR.

“... a storyteller of the highest calibre...”

“... ‘Mississippi Queen’ was, of course, a highlight, but seldom have I seen a drummer dominate a set with such panache, and such deft use of the high hat and cowbell. There’s just not enough in rock these days. A true ‘giant of rock’.”

http://getreadytorock.me.uk/blog/2017/01/gig-review-giants-of-rock-butlins-minehead-27-30-january-2017/

CORKY LAING (CAN) is a drummer, songwriter, singer, producer and a raconteur. He is best known as the drummer of the legendary bands Mountain (1969-) and West, Bruce & Laing (1973-75). Mountain toured and recorded on and off until 2010.

In the late 70s Corky released his solo album “Making it on the Streets” that is often cited as an overlooked pioneer of AOR. In the early eighties Corky recorded with an indie band called the Mix and at the end of 1990s he got together with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) to form the band Cork.

In the 90s Corky worked for several years as the vice president, A&R, of Polygram Records, Canada. During that time he produced bands like Men Without Hats and Bootsauce. He also had his own radio show, Under the Rock, in Canada, has published an anecdotal road-stories book, Stick it! and has his one-man show, The Best Seat in the House, a humorous autobiographical production that combines storytelling and music.

During the past couple of years Corky has been busy with Playing God: The Rock Opera – a critically acclaimed collaboration with two Finnish philosophers. In 2014 he was awarded the Bonzo Bash Legend Award (following Bill Ward, Carmine Appice and Peter Criss). Corky performs frequently and from 2015 onwards he has been touring across Europe and the US with CORKY LAING plays MOUNTAIN.

http://corkylaingworks.com https://www.facebook.com/corkylaing/ http://www.thejoeventiproject.com https://www.facebook.com/ChrisShuttersFanPage/ Contact: politebystander@gmail.com


June 26, 2017 9:00 pm

The original live karaoke band, rocking in Portland for 23 years and counting. Come see us every Monday at Dante's!


June 27, 2017 9:00 pm

700 Shows?!?!?!?! Yep. That's right.  9+ years of wild n crazy shows have brought us to this point.... So, this Tuesday, Portland's Weekly Late-Night Talk Show is going to celebrate in grand fashion with some of our favorite mus... Read more

700 Shows?!?!?!?!

Yep. That's right. 

9+ years of wild n crazy shows have brought us to this point....

So, this Tuesday, Portland's Weekly Late-Night Talk Show is going to celebrate in grand fashion with some of our favorite musical guests, featuring...
Nathan Baumgartner of And And And
Rasheed Jamal
Maze Koroma
Mandy Payne of SKULL DIVER
Tony Ozier of Doo Doo Funk Allstars

Guests in Attendance Enjoy Prizes from Our Generous Sponsors
 


Dante's and Engine Driver Present
June 29, 2017 9:00 pm

Anoraak first appeared in 2008 with the underground classic Nightdrive With You. Several LPs/EP's and a whole bunch of remixes later (Neon Indian, Mika, College, Metronomy, Junkie XL...) he is today a reference in the synthwave / retrowave and in... Read more

Anoraak first appeared in 2008 with the underground classic Nightdrive With You. Several LPs/EP's and a whole bunch of remixes later (Neon Indian, Mika, College, Metronomy, Junkie XL...) he is today a reference in the synthwave / retrowave and indie-dance genres.

After years on the road worldwide behind the DJ desks or front stage singing and playing his music live, he'll be back June 2nd 2017 with a new EP Black Gold Sun, including the synthpop song Evolve featuring Danish singer Lydmor. The cover is designed by Alexander 'Zonders' Burkhart, godfather of retro inspired artworks (College, Valerie Collective, Discodust, Miami Horror, and many more).​

Black Gold Sun is the balance point between synthwave and synthpop, two worlds wherein Anoraak has always loved to navigate, and is a logical follow-up to his previous opus Figure, which includes the acclaimed track We Lost feat. Slow Shiver, premiered on major electronic music media Dancing Astronaut and playlisted by KCRW's LA dj Raul Campos, Goldroom, Satin Jackets, Spotify Mexico among others.

The Figure music video was recently premiered by the trend-setter site Nowness, and received a lot of support, including major french media site Clique TV or MTV Asia.

Anoraak's new live show is a solo act, surfing smartly between a vocal / instrumental performance and a modern electronic live set built for the dancefloor.​


June 30, 2017 9:00 pm

The Ford Theatre Reunion is coming to Portland, Oregon as part of their Summer 2017 “We Have Only Left Earth” album release tour. The neo-carnival rock n' roll group, based out of Lexington, KY produce a sound that harkens back to a b... Read more

The Ford Theatre Reunion is coming to Portland, Oregon as part of their Summer 2017 “We Have Only Left Earth” album release tour. The neo-carnival rock n' roll group, based out of Lexington, KY produce a sound that harkens back to a by-gone era of gypsy caravans and rail-riding hobos. This, married with blistering progressive rock technicality and heavy punk, is all brought together under multiple vocalists that are a study of compliment and contrast. It all manifests as an auditory spectacle that is both well-timed and well-executed. The result is compellingly jarring, featuring narrative lyrics and theatrically-matched music all wrapped up in a deliriously raucous stage show. FTR feverishly pulls you to your feet and drives you to dance, thrash, and shout - all in all, undoubtedly one of the most bizarre and fascinating acts likely to be seen in Portland.

The band’s new album, “We Have Only Left Earth” (CDs and Downloads available June 9 at fordtheatrereunion.bandcamp.com) is much more than a continuation of FTRs previous releases; it is a total reimagining.  Now in their ninth year of performing and recording, the sound has matured and developed into something darker and at the same time poppier and more lyrically driven.  The record’s complex themes of sin and space, hell and the void, give the diverse album a sense of continuity.  All the anxiety, fear, heartache, and rapture are woven seamlessly into the complex, yet undeniably catchy, fabric of the music.  It is a strange and beautiful ride that will leave you looking at the stars and wondering what have we become?  

Ford Theatre Reunion will be performing at Dante's at 350 SW Burnside, Portland.


July 1, 2017 9:00 pm

Ty-Alex, is an Indie-Rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2017. The group consist of producer/songwriter Tommy Alexander, bass man Ian Wade, guitar shredder Adam Witkowski, and drummer + beats Django Koenig.  ... Read more

Ty-Alex, is an Indie-Rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2017. The group consist of producer/songwriter Tommy Alexander, bass man Ian Wade, guitar shredder Adam Witkowski, and drummer + beats Django Koenig. 

​In the past few years Tommy and co. have been fortunate to share the stage with acts such as; Michael McDonald, Mac Demarco, Big Thief, Kevin Devine, People Under the Stairs, Spirit Family Reunion & Johnnyswim. ​

Ty-Alex released there debut EP,

 'LET'S DO THIS' April 24th of 2017



JOLLYMON!

Doors 730/Show 830

21+

$8 Ticket inludes admission to Sinfernon Cabaret afterwards!


July 2, 2017 10:00 pm

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA! A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!  ... Read more

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!

A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!

 


$10.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets

Join us for our New Monthly on #firstThursday   FROM THE BASEMENT! 3 local bands 3 bucks July's Feature: ON DRUGS - On Drugs is an art rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2016. Making songs straight out the loony bi... Read more

Join us for our New Monthly on #firstThursday  

FROM THE BASEMENT!
3 local bands 3 bucks

July's Feature:

ON DRUGS - On Drugs is an art rock band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2016. Making songs straight out the loony bin about self-deprecation, getting high with your pets, breaking bones, IVs filled with tequila, and more. Designed to get teenagers grounded, making grandma cry, and leaves dad sweaty like a hooker in church. Catch them here before they release their much anticipated full length promised July 25th on Postmark Records.

MALT LIZARD - Melodic grunge noise makers eric and cody make warm freaky circular psych.

And special guest TBA
 


July 8, 2017 9:00 pm

Not only will Thunderpussy make you question your life choices, they will teach you life lessons like, "A hard man is good to find," and "Booty is in the eye of the beholder." They may be rock n roll's new diamond in the muff,... Read more

Not only will Thunderpussy make you question your life choices, they will teach you life lessons like, "A hard man is good to find," and "Booty is in the eye of the beholder." They may be rock n roll's new diamond in the muff, but they’re not selling sex like a Marlboro commercial-- They are literally whipping you with it, like 80’s Madonna, or dry humping you you like a tranced-out Prince. Powerful, sultry vocals tear at your chest while guitar riffs tower over you like a leather clad dominatrix... Salty tears stream down your cheeks in a pleasureful pain as the bass and drums lock in tight to move you, groove you, and wash over you in a hot sweaty bath of sweet, sweet, blues-rock soul... Give in. Get up. Welcome to Club Pussy.



PLAYBOY MANBABY is the contradictory soundtrack to the contemporary life experience. Grimly sarcastic yet youthfully nihilistic music that seems to crash into things with a semi-coherent deliberation that can only be generated by a group of frail but... Read more

PLAYBOY MANBABY is the contradictory soundtrack to the contemporary life experience. Grimly sarcastic yet youthfully nihilistic music that seems to crash into things with a semi-coherent deliberation that can only be generated by a group of frail but over-caffeinated and eternally anxious young adults. Playboy Manbaby is the theme song to the sentiment "what the fuck am I doing with my life?" Indecisive in both message and genre but never lacking in sheer intensity.     

A ticket to PLAYBOY MANBABY gets the ticket holder into SINFERNO CABARET following immediately after this show. 


July 9, 2017 10:00 pm

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA! A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!  ... Read more

Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!

A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!

 


$10.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets
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