Events

May 27, 2017 9:00 pm

The Pacific Northwest's largest and original pole competition is back for 2017: Exotic Magazine Presents Polerotica 2017! Entertainers from all over the Northwest will compete to see who has what it takes to win $5,000 in cash and prizes and t... Read more

The Pacific Northwest's largest and original pole competition is back for 2017:

Exotic Magazine Presents Polerotica 2017! Entertainers from all over the Northwest will compete to see who has what it takes to win $5,000 in cash and prizes and the July 2017 cover and centerfold of Exotic Magazine! Come show your support and see some of the best pole skills the industry has to offer!

 

 

 

 



The Upper Crust began in 1994 as an admittedly frivolous and comical concept, with no expectation but to entertain a few friends, that to everyone’s surprise immediately took on a vigorous momentum of its own that continues to accelerate to thi... Read more

The Upper Crust began in 1994 as an admittedly frivolous and comical concept, with no expectation but to entertain a few friends, that to everyone’s surprise immediately took on a vigorous momentum of its own that continues to accelerate to this day. Two decades later the band has toured the United States and Europe, appeared on television’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, played with bands like Aerosmith and the Go-Gos, performed at festivals including All Tomorrow’s Parties and Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme; they have placed a song in Guitar Hero, written the theme for the History Channel’s American Daredevils; they were the subject of a full-length documentary film, produced a half-hour pilot for VH1, and were immortalized as animated characters in the children’s TV show Codename: Kids Next Door. Now that they have worked the kinks out, they are ready to take the concept to its natural conclusion, which appears to be no less than massive, worldwide acclaim and, incidentally, riches beyond imagining.

So far the Upper Crust have released five albums: Let Them Eat Rock, The Decline and Fall of the Upper Crust, Once More Into the Breeches, Entitled, and Revenge For Imagined Slights. 2016 sees the release of a back-to-back album with friends the Grannies from San Francisco, to be called Lords & Ladies, and very soon another full-length record of new hits, tentatively entitled One Hand in the Cradle, One Foot in the Grave, but in reality to be called something else entirely. This new record is almost completed; the release date is yet to be determined.

The band consists of the Lord Bendover and the Duc d’Istortion on guitar, Count Bassie on bass (replacing Lord Rockingham and Marquis Mark, who left the band after the first year to pursue less lofty ambitions) and Jackie Kickassis on drums.

In the two decades of its existence, the band has won devoted fans around the world and secured beyond dispute its position as the finest purveyor of 18th-Century Rocque and Roll to the most demanding aficionados of the genre. With the release of the new album they are poised to win over those stragglers who have been thus far slow to perceive the seismic cultural shift represented by the Upper Crust. With their powdered wigs and velvet knee breeches the band may be perceived as funny (and maybe the observation is not entirely without merit), but they’re not to be dismissed as a joke—their songwriting, their recordings and their live performances all speak to the fact that the Upper Crust are across the board, by every pertinent criteria, among the best rock, or as they say “rocque,” bands to come along since the invention of the electrical guitar and the steam-powered amplifier.

So, Gentle Reader, if you have not already done so, take notice of the Upper Crust, for they are an indispensable anachronism of our modern age, and their music will be the theme to, and the cause and effect of, both the greatest events and the smallest and most intimate occasions thereof.

Sir Frederick of Hollywood


May 28, 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
May 29, 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!



“WHO’S THE ROSS?” is a late-night talk show performing every Tuesday night at Dante’s in downtown Portland, Oregon, hosted by actor/comedian Aaron Ross. The program has been running for eight years, logging 650 performanc... Read more

“WHO’S THE ROSS?” is a late-night talk show performing every Tuesday night at Dante’s in downtown Portland, Oregon, hosted by actor/comedian Aaron Ross. The program has been running for eight years, logging 650 performances in that time.

FOR MORE INFO on WTR: http://whostheross.com

VIDEOS: http://youtube.com/whostheross



Introducing... From the Basement Series! At Dantes! "Bringing you only the raddest local bands for only $1 a band! Every first thursday!" Come hang for our first installment on June 1st with the likes of COOL SCHMOOL https:... Read more

Introducing...

From the Basement Series! At Dantes!

"Bringing you only the raddest local bands for only $1 a band! Every first thursday!"

Come hang for our first installment on June 1st with the likes of

Doors at 8pm

Show at 9pm

Only $3!

Attendance is mandatory for this monster of a summer kickoff party y'all!!!



Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. ... Read more

Igor Yuzov was born in Germany, raised in Ukraine and studied in Russia. He grew up in the former Soviet Union, where folk music was the norm and rock'n'roll was illegal. A rebellious streak, however, led him to seek out the forbidden music. As soon as it became possible, Igor left Russia for America with his “Folk'n'Roll" band Limpopo and was personally greeted by Ronald Reagan. In 1993, Limpopo won Ed McMahon's Star Search and their popularity began to blossom. In 1995, Igor dreamed that Elvis Presley came to him and told him to start playing rock'n'roll. Igor and his Russian friends became Red Elvises and gave street performances on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade. As their crowds grew larger, the City of Santa Monica ordered them to discontinue their street performances. Evolving over the years, Igor’s music has been labeled "Siberian Surf Rock” which contains humorous lyrics and grooves that forces his audience to dance. Over the past 20 years, Red Elvises have constantly toured all over the world with occasional breaks to record new music and to participate in film and television projects.

As an independent band, Red Elvises have produced 12 studio albums, two live albums, a live concert DVD, and a Greatest Hits compilation. Some of their most notable film contributions include music and or performances in “Six String Samurai”, “Mail Order Bride”, “Armageddon”, “Skippy”,  “Melrose Place”, “Fastlane", “Penn and Teller's Sin City Extravaganza”, “VH-1 Behind the Music”, and “MTV”. Red Elvises have performed for large festivals, private parties, and played on massive stages such as 2005's Live 8 Benefit Concert. No matter where they perform, Igor & Red Elvises always bring the party with them.

For more biographical information about Red Elvises, order or download the book “Igor and the Red Elvises” by Marla J. Selvidge.


Dante's and BarFly Present
June 3, 2017 4:00 pm

COME JOIN the PRE-PARTY at DANTE'S from 4-7pm celebrating ELVIS: GRAND MARSHALL of the STARLIGHT PARADE and a regular fixture at DANTE'S on 3rd and Burnside. FREE ADMISSION! 21+. From the Church of Elvis to the Starlight Parade...Portland&... Read more

COME JOIN the PRE-PARTY at DANTE'S from 4-7pm celebrating ELVIS: GRAND MARSHALL of the STARLIGHT PARADE and a regular fixture at DANTE'S on 3rd and Burnside. FREE ADMISSION! 21+.

From the Church of Elvis to the Starlight Parade...Portland’s own Elvis — the iconic street performer with a cardboard guitar — is selected Grand Marshal for the 2017 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade, Saturday June 3. The Festival informed Elvis and his fans at a special karaoke performance at DANTE'S on Monday night. The Starlight Parade — which forms and starts in Elvis’s ‘hood’ in the lower Burnside Old Town area — will feature for the first time a crowd pleasing member of the community that represents the fabric of the city’s unique and weird celebration of life.

“Portland’s Elvis (John Schroder) has been an institution to the fine City of Roses, for as long as I can remember,” says Tres Shannon co-owner Voodoo Doughnuts. “Saturday Market, The Church of Elvis, a fixture at The X-Ray Cafe, Satyricon, Dantes and just the streets of downtown. I think Elvis totally and completely sums up all of what is a quirky, scary, and fun, about Portland, Oregon. He is a perfect conduit to the new Portland from the old Portland.”

John “Elvis” Schroder grew popular with the rise of the short lived Church of Elvis from 1985 through 1995. He would hang out near the coin operated novelty museum/art gallery on SW Ankeny Street created by Stephanie G. Pierce. Playing his trademark cardboard guitar, Elvis serenaded passersby daily. Shannon first met Elvis at the “WHERE’S the ART?” event in 1986. “He was a wonderful addition to our weird and wacky crew. I’ve seen him countless times performing doing everything from Elvis to ‘Darth Elvis’ and performing with a live band, solo, and recording studios.” The band loves him and the crowd loves him.”

According to Shannon, Elvis has been a fixture around Voodoo Doughnuts since they opened in 2003. Elvis — who can still be seen on the streets performing — has a new music CD out called “57 FANS CAN’T BE WRONG – The GREATEST HITS OF ELVIS!” He also released a Christmas 45.

Watch for Elvis in the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade is Saturday, June 3, 2017 as he becomes the first Rose Festival Grand Marshal to travel the new parade route on SW Washington and 12th Avenue.

 



Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 2014 she released her debut EP, &qu... Read more

Rachel Lark is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe.

In 2014 she released her debut EP, "I Wouldn't Worry," followed by her first full-length album, "Lark After Dark," and her Christmas album, "Hung For The Holidays." In 2015 she successfully funded a music video and new album through a Kickstarter campaign and released her music video, "Warm, Bloody, and Tender" in August of 2015. The video was featured in several film festivals including Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Cinekink.  Her album, Vagenius, was released in October of 2015.

An up-and-coming San Francisco artist with a die-hard cult following, Rachel Lark has quickly become the musical muse of the sex-positive revolution. Her music is always lyrically based with a strong foundation of passionate songwriting, while the timbres vary depending on the performance.  Sometimes she's bantering with the crowd over some ukulele plucking, and at other times she'll be behind her laptop and synthesizers creating dance beats to accompany her layered vocal harmonies.

In July 2016 Lark was signed with not a cult and is currently putting together a band and creating her first full-length studio album.


June 4, 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

Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 4 piece heavy blues rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their brand of hard hitting electrified dirty delta blues rock combined with Shawn's soulfully roaring vocals make for an intense listening exper... Read more

Shawn James & The Shapeshifters are a 4 piece heavy blues rock band from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Their brand of hard hitting electrified dirty delta blues rock combined with Shawn's soulfully roaring vocals make for an intense listening experience whether playing the records or seeing them live.

With their busy tour schedule, you can catch them playing festivals and shows all over the world or hear their music featured on Discovery Channel, NBC, and other media platforms.

They've continuously gained momentum every year since they formed in 2013 and show no signs of slowing down.


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