Exotic magazine presents Polerotica 2019! Entertainers from all over the Pacific Northwest will compete and see who has what it takes to win $5,000 in cash and prizes and the cover and centerfold of Exotic's 26th Anniversary Issue! Come show your support and witness some of the best performances and amazing pole skills the industry has to offer!
The Spits are already as ingrained in modern punk music as possible, yet still manage to devour the rip-offs and influence the youth of today without even looking like they're trying. Going strong now for over fifteen years, smashing the windows and tearing down the walls of our minds every time they roll through town, these truly vicious visionaries have cooked punk down to its most powerful base form, crawling like Neanderthals through the muck, and creating a flaming trail of hits that'll take quite a fit of dementia to ever forget. A perfect distillation of punk's original open-ended weirdness, and modern music's serrated salvation, The Spits have proven themselves to be no one to fuck with, over and over again.
They've always been one of the most original bands of the twenty-first century, yet it never really seemed like they weren't doing anything too experimental, save their signature, yet refreshingly just-ahead-of-their-time, synth/drum machine noise they forced the fickle punk crowds to gladly swallow. The demonic void that they fill is utterly too much to handle, the band everyone wants to see, that pre-information overload-type of underground music mystery that just gets all the endorphins rushing. The way their throbbingly addictive songs just drip like sticky tar out of the speakers, their guitars that sound like food processors seemed to dull all our senses, just at the same time that the impeccable lyrics invigorate us beyond belief.
The Spits have already done so much, but still have so much more to come, as they continue to influence anyone with a penchant for irresistible punk music, played like there's nothing to lose.
THE NU WAVERS
"Best party band in Portland!" - Sheila Hamilton (Author. Emmy Awarding Winning Journalist. Portland's Favorite Radio Host)
When Blake Sakamoto (Dan Reed Network. Hit Machine) isn't producing events and fundraising he shares his love of the 80s with his band the NU WAVERS!
The NU WAVERS perform the most complete set of music from the 80s and more! The NU WAVERS play your 80s favorites, College Radio Classics and Alternative gems! With five distinct singers The Nu Wavers capture the diversity of a memorable era in pop culture!
The Nu Wavers are:
Blake Sakamoto (Dan Reed Network) - Keyboards. Vocals
Willow Bacon (5 Guys Named Moe) - Vocals
Steve Adams (Ramble On) - Guitars. Vocals
Steve Hale (Super Soul Heroes) - Bass. Vocals
Kenny Davis (My Happy Pill) - Drums. Percussion. Electronics. Vocals
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!
Blending together dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive; expressive Italian lyrics; hook-laden melodies; inventive arrangements; and energetic rhythms to dance to; the band has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues, outdoor festivals, bars, clubs and local radio stations.
"Heavy garage rock wizards resurrecting the damned soul of Sgt. Peppers ...with just enough of a hint of The Cramps's devilish edge to keep us coming back for more." https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fj1jHrB3tatFaBJxTclS4 http://theenglishlanguage.bandcamp.com/
Zarlok (Bend, OR) ============= --D-O-O-M-/-P-U-N-K-- ALBUM RELEASE "In today's noise climate, Zarlok would fit in perfectly alongside Pissed Jeans or maybe even Ty Segall's Fuzz outfit. This is perfect music for driving around in your fucked up hesher van smoking a joint and shaking the greasy hair out of your eyes while looking for prey, or the nearest dive bar." https://zarlok.bandcamp.com/
The Von Howlers (Portland, OR) ============= --P-U-N-K-/-S-U-R-F-- "Bastardized rock'n'roll, no-holds-barred sound, with their stage antics bordering on manic. Leave the kids at home, toss back that second shot of whiskey and move freely as the Von Howlers invite you to join them in howling shamelessly at the moon. Maybe a third shot of whiskey." https://www.thevonhowlers.com/music
HOSTED BY Jimmy Newstetter