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Oregon Arts Watch recently referred to cellist/multi-instrumentalist Skip vonKuske "one of Oregon's finest and most adventurous musicians." A co-founder of the Portland Cello Project, the genre defying cello ensemble, Skip continues to ... Read more

Oregon Arts Watch recently referred to cellist/multi-instrumentalist Skip vonKuske "one of Oregon's finest and most adventurous musicians." A co-founder of the Portland Cello Project, the genre defying cello ensemble, Skip continues to perform and collaborate with other artists. His solo project is "cellotronik", in which he incorporates a rich array of cello, guitar, mandolin, vocals, software instruments and live looping. The result is a unique blend of classical virtuosity, rocknroll heart, and folksy charm wrapped in a cloak of inspired originals, improvisations, and unexpected cover songs.


April 22, 2018 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
Asylum Promotions & Productions presents
April 24, 2018 9:00 pm

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents: A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres. 21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday. The one, The Original, The Only. Come down, bring ... Read more

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents:

A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres.

21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday.

The one, The Original, The Only.

Come down, bring your friends and get your dark dance on!        


Emporium Presents
April 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Sam Riggs was flying a single-engine plane from Austin, Texas, to San Angelo in the spring of 2017 when he heard the oddest sound: Nothing. Catastrophic engine failure. He'd lost all power, and had about 6,500 feet to figure out how to escape a p... Read more

Sam Riggs was flying a single-engine plane from Austin, Texas, to San Angelo in the spring of 2017 when he heard the oddest sound: Nothing. Catastrophic engine failure. He'd lost all power, and had about 6,500 feet to figure out how to escape a potentially fatal problem. 

"There was," he admits, "a moment of panic, a moment that felt very surreal." 

But Riggs pulled it together. With the help of air traffic control, he found an abandoned airstrip on a Lone Star cattle ranch and touched down without a scratch. One of his most perilous moments ended up becoming one of his smoothest landings as a pilot.

It's something of a metaphor for Riggs' life. He's a wild live performer, an inveterate risk-taker and an enthusiastic adventurer. As a self-sustaining, independent singer/songwriter, he's taken a leap of faith on more than one occasion, always willing to back up his plunges with a voracious amount of work. So he shrugs it off a bit when he thinks about how close he came to the edge in his aviation exercise. 

"That's just how my life has always gone," Riggs says with a laugh. "I've sort of become used to it." 

The sense of daring is a key element in Riggs' brand of country, a rock-infused sound with a chip on its sonic shoulder from a guy who counts Garth Brooks, Foo Fighters, George Jones and Blink-182 among his influences. Between the swampy, thumping hard-rock crunch of "Angola's Lament," the mysterious darkness of "Long Shot" and the feverish snarl of "High On A Country Song," all of those raucous, rebellious elements find their place inside the boundary-pushing attitude on the two albums and two EPs Riggs has created on his own dime since 2010. 

The music has become an essential piece of the red-dirt scene in Texas, though it's earning a distinct spot in the national consciousness as well. Riggs' last album - the 2016 release Breathless, distributed by indie Thirty Tigers - debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. 

Others would view it as a major accomplishment to land in the same turf occupied by established acts backed by classically-branded companies, such as RCA Records, MCA, Warner Bros. or Columbia. But for Riggs, it's just another plateau on the way to something bigger, even if he's not sure what that something is.

"Life is full of mountains," Riggs maintains, embracing the challenge. "I have to have something to climb. As soon as I climb one mountain peak, I'm looking for the next one, and that's sort of what music has been for me all along."

 


Dante's Presents
April 26, 2018 10:00 pm


Mike D started the band back in 1999 ish. Then in 2000 or so, recorded an album with Jon, Flap, and a few tracks included Dave on the mouth harp. Mole joined shortly after, and we tricked Dave into playing with us full time. Then toured a bunch, and ... Read more

Mike D started the band back in 1999 ish. Then in 2000 or so, recorded an album with Jon, Flap, and a few tracks included Dave on the mouth harp. Mole joined shortly after, and we tricked Dave into playing with us full time. Then toured a bunch, and recorded a couple more records in a basement. We had a fourth record almost done, but broke up before it was released. Three years went by. I think we needed some time apart. Not totally sure, but I think Two Cow Garage gave Suburban Home and Nine Bullets the demos of our unfinished fourth album. We met up for a beer at Yorgos (I repeat, Yorgos,) and discussed the idea of finishing the album, and playing some shows. That first practice was crazy. It was like we had never stopped. Everything just worked like it was supposed to. We're not 100% sure what the future holds, but we're all really looking forward to playing together again. Update: Well shit! it's 2013, and Mike's been bringing lots of great song ideas, and we're hitting the studio. (Or, you know, drinking in the basement, sitting around a computer and SM57.) A Kickstarter in February should help us get the funds to finish this new album. Stay tuned, and stay sexy.        


DANTE'S PRESENTS
April 28, 2018 9:00 pm

General admission: $20 adv/$25 day of show Pack of 4 tickets: $60 (limited number available)  VIP Package: includes admittance to the show, Meet & Greet with Sunny & Ward, VIP koozies and laminated lanyards.  ... Read more

General admission: $20 adv/$25 day of show

Pack of 4 tickets: $60 (limited number available) 

VIP Package: includes admittance to the show, Meet & Greet with Sunny & Ward, VIP koozies and laminated lanyards.

 


$20.00 - $100.00 More Info Buy Tickets
DANTE'S PRESENTS
April 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Garage-Rock group that mixes guitar and bass rock, drums, vocals and new burlesque shows. The band presents covers (Iggy Pop, PJ Harvey, The Pixies, Nancy Sinatra) and original compositions. The Quartet Juliette Dragon / Seb the Bison / Lady Machi... Read more

Garage-Rock group that mixes guitar and bass rock, drums, vocals and new burlesque shows. The band presents covers (Iggy Pop, PJ Harvey, The Pixies, Nancy Sinatra) and original compositions.

The Quartet Juliette Dragon / Seb the Bison / Lady Machin / Erick BoomboomGaa is transformed according to the chosen themes: Halloween, Super Heroes, Pirates, Sixties...

Their influences are numerous: Cramps, Link Wray, Kills for music, Comic books, Tarantino, Z-series movies, pin up and punk aesthetics. Each concert is a real show where the couple Seb the Bison / Juliette Dragon embodies a different theme (Halloween, super hero, free lucha, ...) Numerous influences: - Cramps, Link Wray, The White Stripes or the Kills for music. - Comics books, Tarantino, Z-series movies, pin ups and punk energy from the 70's.


April 29, 2018 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
Asylum Promotions & Productions presents
May 1, 2018 9:00 pm

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents: A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres. 21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday. The one, The Original, The Only. Come down, bring ... Read more

Asylum Promotions & Productions presents:

A request friendly dark dance night featuring music from many different dark genres.

21+ always FREE, and the best thing going every Tuesday.

The one, The Original, The Only.

Come down, bring your friends and get your dark dance on!        


DANTE'S PRESENTS
May 4, 2018 9:00 pm

"Ever wonder what a traditional lounge singer would sound like backed up by a punk band? The Smoking Popes take that concept one step further: They've created a unique kind of music that some listeners are describing as 'hyperkinetic tea... Read more

"Ever wonder what a traditional lounge singer would sound like backed up by a punk band? The Smoking Popes take that concept one step further: They've created a unique kind of music that some listeners are describing as 'hyperkinetic tear-jerkers'." Los Angeles Times

Bursting onto the Chicago punk scene in 1991, Smoking Popes built a relationship with their legion of fans by melding raw songs about bittersweet heartache with soaring melodies, power chords and infectious energy. From their early indie releases to their critically acclaimed major label albums, Smoking Popes developed a unique blend of buzzsaw guitars, caffeinated rhythms and heartfelt crooning vocals, combining the angst of punk with the smooth sophistication of Frank Sinatra, creating music both urgent and timeless, and influencing a generation of musicians in their wake.

These days, the Popes are tighter and more inspired than ever, having reunited with drummer Mike Felumlee, from the band's seminal recordings of the '90s, to record their first new material with their original lineup since 1998, a powerful two-song single - "Simmer Down" and "Someday I'll Smile Again" - now available on Asian Man Records. Lead singer Josh Caterer describes the reunion, "We've been fortunate to have some really great drummers over the years, they've all brought something unique to the band, but as soon as we started playing with Mike again, we felt like 'This is how it's supposed to be!' Mike is the one who helped create our sound in the first place. Having him back in the band brings a lot of energy and excitement to what we're doing."

And that's not their only reason to celebrate. 2017 marks the 20 th anniversary of Destination Failure, the Popes' pop-punk masterpiece, originally released on Capitol Records in 1997. To commemorate this milestone, they're partnering with Side One Dummy Records to create a special 20th anniversary deluxe vinyl edition of the album, with select festival dates to support it. Caterer remarked, "It's sort of hard to believe that Destination Failure is twenty years old! Listening back to the album, it doesn't feel dated to me. I think there's an immediacy to the music that still comes through. A lot of that has to do with Jerry Finn. He was such a brilliant producer. We were very lucky to work with him."

The band is also hard at work writing and arranging new material for a full-length album to be released in early 2018. Look for some of those new songs to pop up in their live sets on the road this year. If their recent single is any indication, Smoking Popes are far from done making waves.

"Why are the Smoking Popes important? Because they've written your favorite song, whether you know it or not." - Kyle Kinane, Comedian & Popes Fan        


Dante's Presents
May 5, 2018 9:00 pm

Special VIP ticket includes entry into the show, a t-shirt and a limited edition single (limited to 100 ticket buyers). While one should hesitate to use the term "super group," it would be kinda hard to not consider utilizing some kind o... Read more

Special VIP ticket includes entry into the show, a t-shirt and a limited edition single (limited to 100 ticket buyers).

While one should hesitate to use the term "super group," it would be kinda hard to not consider utilizing some kind of label in that vein in regards to Portland, Oregon's FETISH. For starters if we're gonna talk about genre altering personnel within the ranks of this group, you'd have to note that this recording showcases the first time that Thee Slayer Hippy and Vegetable have come together to create ugly hardcore punk music since their stint together in the "War All The Time" era of the legendary Kings of Punk POISON IDEA three decades ago. It also doesn't hurt that 3/4 of PDX punk heroes LONG KNIFE (Colin Jarrell, Scott Goto, and Chris Reid respectively) are in the mix as well along with later era PI guitarist Brandon Bentley. Their debut track "TAKE THE KNIFE" showcases the sheer power of this group and is just a sign of what is to come with the band's full length record that will hopefully see the light of day later this year. On the flip side, a stirring rendition of LOVE's classic track "A House Is Not A Motel" closes this one out leaving us hungry for more. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve featuring cover art by the talented Joe B and a download code.        


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