Events


The Portland Beardsmen again bring you an evening of fuzzy fun and hirsute hijinks, all while making our community a better place. The 3rd Annual Rose City Beard and Moustache Competition is one of the premiere facial hair events and every cent goes ... Read more

The Portland Beardsmen again bring you an evening of fuzzy fun and hirsute hijinks, all while making our community a better place. The 3rd Annual Rose City Beard and Moustache Competition is one of the premiere facial hair events and every cent goes to support a local charity. Peach fuzz to wizard beard, moustache, mutton chops, or even a crafty handmade beard, come be a part of this amazing event.

Don't have a beard? No problem, either start growing now or come as you are... competitors and spectators will all have a great time and help us help our community. Competition held at Dantes in downtown Portland. This is a 21+ event. For more information regarding categories and weekend events check out the event page on Facebook. www.facebook.com/events/1247587058634584/

This year's charity with be New Avenues for Youth. Check out how awesome they are: http://newavenues.org

Doors at 6pm, competition starting at 7pm


June 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Nina Diaz has been hailed by NPR as “one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” Nina Diaz entered the music business at a young age and is the front person for the band Girl in a Coma. At age 17, ... Read more

Nina Diaz has been hailed by NPR as “one of the two or three most

exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” Nina Diaz entered the music

business at a young age and is the front person for the band Girl in a

Coma. At age 17, Nina and the band performed at New York’s Knitting

Factory as part of a taping for a television show. Joan Jett was in

attendance and was so impressed, that she signed GIAC to her label,

Blackheart Records, on the spot. The band’s 2007 debut album, Both

Before I’m Gone, was a critical hit with raves from Alternative Press

Magazine, the LA Weekly, Bust magazine, among many others, with the

album reaching No. 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 21 on

iTunes. Girl in a Coma went on to release three more albums and toured

the world opening for bands such as Sia, Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey,

Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer and many more. The band’s most recent

album Exits & All the Rest was named to NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of the

Year.

Nina's distinctive voice and powerful live performances attracted

the attention of fans, producers and fellow artists. Nina collaborated

with Tiësto to co-write the dance track, “In Your Mind.” Director

Robert Rodriguez is such a fan of the band that he not only filmed an

impromptu music video when he first saw them perform at SXSW, but also

asked Nina Diaz and the band to compose a song for the climactic fight

scene in his movie, Machete.

Being a public performer at such an early age took a toll and Nina began

finding an outlet as she began writing new material that was all her

own. Nina launched her new solo project with a series of live concerts at

The Belmont in Austin, Texas. On the first night of the residency,

Nina fronted a five-piece band and performed this new material to a sold

out crowd. Since then she has performed to sold out crowds throughout

Texas as well as at Maverick Music Festival, Fiesta de la Flor, The

Austin Music Awards and opening weekend at the Tobin Center for the

Performing Arts. Her backing band, hand-picked by Nina to highlight her

new sound, includes Jorge Gonzalez (drums), Johnny Shrink (keys), Austin

Valentine (bass), and Travis Vela (guitar).

Nina Diaz’s solo debut album is scheduled to be released later this year.


Dante's & Dead Nation Presents
June 13, 2017 8:00 pm

There will be a limited number of ThrowBack Tickets available beginning Thursday, January 19 at 12pm!

25 tickets will be available at $15 each!



Princess Frank is a one man rock 'n' roll show from Los Angeles. Singer/guitarist/drummer all in one high-octane package. As an L.A.-based drummer/band leader and founding member of the massive mobile jazz orchestra KILLSONIC, he has honed hi... Read more

Princess Frank is a one man rock 'n' roll show from Los Angeles. Singer/guitarist/drummer all in one high-octane package. As an L.A.-based drummer/band leader and founding member of the massive mobile jazz orchestra KILLSONIC, he has honed his performance style in venues, bars and small clubs to museum openings to the REDCAT at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Solo act or full band, PrincessFrank is as unique as his name and musically electrifying. As a fulltime performer and consummate professional, PrincessFrank also plays drums for  Angelo Moore (FISHBONE), Solar Sons, Lantz Lazwell and the Vibe Tribe, and Marissa Gomez & The Ghosts of Echo Park. As well as appearing as drummer/arranger on albums & tours for KILLSONIC, Dorian Wood, Holland Greco, AK and Her Kalashnikovs, The Evangenitals, Josie Cotton, and The Fabulous Miss Wendy. 


Take Warning Presents
June 15, 2017 9:00 pm

Since their inception, during high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop, and with their newest album Dirty Rice the Mad... Read more

Since their inception, during high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop, and with their newest album Dirty Rice the Mad Caddies have proven they're just as impassioned and energetic as ever. In many ways the band's first full-length in seven years sees them coming full circle, demonstrating while trends and times have changed, the Mad Caddies' commitment to creating dynamic music has only grown stronger.


Dante's Presents
June 16, 2017 9:00 pm

Electric Six incorporates a variety of styles, resulting in being termed a "genre-blurring" band.[53] The group's sound has been described as a synthesis of "disco, synth pop, glam, and arena rock,"[54] including the falsetto ... Read more

Electric Six incorporates a variety of styles, resulting in being termed a "genre-blurring" band.[53] The group's sound has been described as a synthesis of "disco, synth pop, glam, and arena rock,"[54] including the falsetto vocals of disco, laden with "rampant solos, be they guitar riffs, synth wails, or strutting drums" that enforce the band's "energetic sound."[55] However, the band members themselves have rejected such genre classifications as "disco-metal" and "disco-punk."[56][clarification needed]

Critics have termed their lyrics as "disaffected, angry, ironic and lustful",[57] expressing "macho flippancy" and "tongue-in-cheek pomposity".[58] Dick Valentine has estimated that "90 percent of our songs, maybe even higher than 90 percent" are "about absolutely nothing."[34] Songs by Electric Six are often concerned with subjects such as human sexual behavior, masculinity, dancing, hypersexuality, fast food and fire (The band's official biography states that their debut album Fire was so named because they "noticed an abundance of the word fire on this record and...decided to go with it."[4]). Lead singer Dick Valentine had commented on the aforementioned lyrical tendencies in song content with regards to the band's third album:

 [...] for the first time, none of the songs have the word "dance" or variation of "dance" in the title. But fear not. We have songs with "drugs" and "girls" and "tonight" and "night" and "louder" and "party" in the title, so we haven't given up on our philosophy just yet.       


Dante's and Corey's Angels Productions Presents
June 18, 2017 8:00 pm

VIP Meet & Greet and Photo Op Tickets Do Not Include Show Admission/Ticket Corey Feldman is launching a very ambitious world tour starting 1 city at a time right here in the USA. This will mark the 5th time the Iconic performer has toured the ... Read more

VIP Meet & Greet and Photo Op Tickets Do Not Include Show Admission/Ticket

Corey Feldman is launching a very ambitious world tour starting 1 city at a time right here in the USA. This will mark the 5th time the Iconic performer has toured the United States both as a solo artist, and also with his band Truth Movement. Although Corey performed all over the US multiple times with his band over the past decade, This will be his 1st "Solo" tour in 14 years! Returning to the stage as a solo artist with the worlds most Beautiful and Angelic backing band ever created. Featuring 1 of EDMs up & coming premier DJs DJAC aka Angel Courtney Anne. This tour will also be A career spanning performance of all of his greatest solo classics, and all of the well known hits off of his newest CD (Angelic 2 The Core). 

Corey will be performing rare songs from all of his solo albums and classic originals from his film soundtrack catalogue, and covers of some of the hits from his own films, including songs off iconic motion picture film soundtracks such as Dream a Little Dream, Lost Boys, The Goonies, & more. Featuring the worlds 1st All Female Angelic Band! 

This high energy performance is packed with classic songs from 5 decades, and some of the biggest Billboard and Chart topping hits in pop culture this year. Don't miss your chance 2 witness a part of History, and become part of the experience. VIP Golden Circle Meet & Greet Experiences are available. 

Corey Feldman began singing at the early age of three in order to gain potential roles in his film career. However, his true music career began with his first single released on vinyl in 1989 for the soundtrack of Dream a Little Dream. The song was called "Something In Your Eyes" and Corey is planning on dusting it off and playing it live for the first time in his adult career. In 1994 Corey released his first solo album entitled Love Left which featured music from the film Dream a Little Dream 2. He has since released two other solo albums and is now preparing for a double album of new material centered around the Corey's Angels brand. His new album Angelic 2 The Core, featuring appearances by Doc Ice, Kaya Jones, Fred Durst, Snoop Dogg and others, includes his biggest hit song to date, "Ascension Millennium" who's video has been viewed by millions via MTV where it gained a "buzz-worthy" status in its first twelve hours.

Corey's Angels is a full-service management, development, and production entity, which also specializes in large-scale private events and concerts. Corey's Angels has produced several music videos, two television pilots, a double album, and a ten episode talk/variety show. The Angels have appeared in films such as Body High, television shows such as LA Rangers on the CW.


Kingbanana.net Presents
June 21, 2017 9:00 pm

June 23, 2017 9:00 pm

On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the villa... Read more

On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children were born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico -mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reaches of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words "PARANOID" and "BLACK SABBATH". For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble beginnings grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as...METALACHI. 



HEADCAT : Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Danny B Harvey (Rockats) & David Vincent (Morbid Angel) : A Celebration of Lemmy and Rock'n'roll  Lemmy (Motörhead), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and rockabilly legend Danny B. Ha... Read more

HEADCAT : Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Danny B Harvey (Rockats) & David Vincent (Morbid Angel) : A Celebration of Lemmy and Rock'n'roll 

Lemmy (Motörhead), Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats) and rockabilly legend Danny B. Harvey (Rockats) teamed up in 1999 to create a high-energy, take no prisoners combo to remind the world how Rock'n'Roll was supposed to f*ckin sound. For over 16 years Headcaf continued doing just that to the accolades of fans worldwide. Since Lemmy's untimely passing in 2015 Slim Jim and Danny B. have put Headcat on hold out of respect for their fallen band mate and have waited until the appropriate time to start performing again.

In Dec 2016 Slim Jim & Danny B. we're asked to perform as Headcat in Berlin with two of Lemmy's dearest friends Nina C. Alice and Jim Voxx from the band Skew Siskin. That show was a gigantic success and the ensuing outcry for more Headcat shows from fans worldwide was too loud for Slim Jim and Danny B. to ignore. So In early 2017 Slim Jim and Danny B went into the studio with former Morbid Angel frontman and bassist, David Vincent, to record a few songs for future release. The sessions went so well and the new sound of Headcat, with David's deep baritone voice and thunderous bass playing, convinced Slim Jim and Danny B. they had to continue Headcat with David Vincent as vocalist and bassist. Rockabilly or Death Metal, as Headcat as been saying all along, it doesn't matter it's all Rock'n'roll.

So forget all those rock posers, who have nothing new to say, passing themselves off as the real thing. When it come to real Rock'n'Roll these three guys have lived it, breathed it, bled it and have set the lifestyle example that all you rebels, rockers and outcasts should strive to follow……… without further ado we bring you HeadCat!

 



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 ... 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


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