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DANTE'S PRESENTS
January 20, 2019 8:30 pm

Musical trends may come and go, but the Hangmen keep moving forward heedlessly with the headlong momentum of a runaway train. The quartet's new album on Acetate Records, East of Western (to be released in April 2012), smashes together lead singer... Read more

Musical trends may come and go, but the Hangmen keep moving forward heedlessly with the headlong momentum of a runaway train. The quartet's new album on Acetate Records, East of Western (to be released in April 2012), smashes together lead singer Bryan Small's lurid love songs with unsparing, unsentimental blasts that shine a baleful and penetrating light into the dark and seedy corners of modern- day Los Angeles.

The Hangmen have always been a unique group that can't be easily pigeonholed, and East of Western captures all of their different sides. When they first got together in L.A. in 1987, the Hangmen were fiery and hard rocking enough to play with metal bands, but they also had a stubbornly rootsy and punk rock attitude that made them fit in just as easily with such legendary underground icons as the Gun Club and Tex & the Horseheads. Their trademark dual-guitar attack combines the classic-rock drive of the Rolling Stones and AC/DC with the hard-charging swagger of Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers and the sinister allure of the Cramps.

 

But what really makes the Hangmen stand out is Small's gift for writing anthemic choruses with head- banging hooks, which he delivers with his distinctly feral and instantly recognizable snarl. On East of Western, he sneers his way through boldly hard-rocking romantic pleas ("I'm Your Man"), Western-tinged barn-burners ("Railroad Man") and insomniac tales of junkie self-destruction and ultimate redemption ("Drink Smoke"). With its big, fat and leering monster riff, "Big Red Rooster" is a fitting homage to the late Lux Interior of the Cramps, who Small lovingly describes as a "teenage bastard of the chosen one." Drummer Dino Guerrero (who has played in Jack Grisham's Tender Fury, as well as the supergroup Charley Horse with members of Nashville Pussy and Throw Rag) and longtime Hangmen bassist Angelique "Eek" Congleton (who also fronts the band Swamplands) give "Big Red Rooster" a properly menacing and scarily seductive groove.

 

Despite its title, "Homesick Blues" is more of a flat-out punk rocker than a typical blues song, as new Hangmen lead guitarist Ron Heathman (ex-Supersuckers) twists up a Godfathers-style lick. "This is the town of the cold blooded/Long gone, memories faded/Dug up and desecrated," Small declares on the garage-rocking nugget "Graverobbers," as guest star Jordan Shapiro conjures wispy trails of pedal-steel adornment. "'Graverobbers' is about the media in Hollywood and how everything is for sale and nothing is off limits, dead or alive," says Small. "Had a Girl" proves the old adage that the best and most memorable ballads are sung by punk rockers and those who don't usually sing ballads. "I had a dream, and it was overrated," Small croons in a world- weary voice. "I had a heart, but it was confiscated." Acoustic and electric guitars jangle softly together as Bryan rhapsodizes about a mysterious girl who "changes like the weather."

 

Over the years, the Hangmen have worked with several notable producers, including Vic Maile (Motorhead, The Inmates, Hawkind), who recorded the Hangmen's self-titled Capitol Records full-length LP in 1989, which is now a prized collector's item. (Good luck finding that one on eBay!) Radio Birdman singer Rob Younger helmed the group's lost second album, which was commissioned by Geffen Records but never released and is now an even greater rarity.         


DANTE'S PRESENTS
January 20, 2019 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
January 21, 2019 9:00 pm

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


DANTE'S PRESENTS
January 25, 2019 9:00 pm

WHO'S the ROSS?   Portland's King of Late-Night returns from Ross Angeles to present an evening of hilarious comedy, sensational special guests, exceptional live music, and debaucherous audience contests!   Featuring Spe... Read more

WHO'S the ROSS?

 

Portland's King of Late-Night returns from Ross Angeles to present an evening of hilarious comedy, sensational special guests, exceptional live music, and debaucherous audience contests!

 

Featuring Special Guests...

-Former Trailblazer Cliff Robinson

-Hip-Hop Legend Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde

-Ed Forman, EDspirational Speaker

For more info on WTR, go to - https://whostheross.com

 

Tickets $9 advance, $12 at the door        


DANTE'S PRESENTS
January 26, 2019 9:00 pm

Shotski is a Portland, OR based three-piece made up of Clark Phillips (vocal, guitar), Brandon Graviet (bass, vocal), and Conner Smick (percussion). Their self-released EP "West Beach" is an eclectic representation of their west coast influ... Read more

Shotski is a Portland, OR based three-piece made up of Clark Phillips (vocal, guitar), Brandon Graviet (bass, vocal), and Conner Smick (percussion). Their self-released EP "West Beach" is an eclectic representation of their west coast influences, blending surf rock, pop, blues, and alternative disciplines. Due to West Beach's warm reception, Shotski is currently working on a full length album and subsequent west coast tour in 2019. 


DANTE'S PRESENTS
January 27, 2019 8:30 pm

Fou Fou Ha is San Francisco's premiere cartoon performance ensemble mixing dance theater, character interaction and a bedazzled fashionista trixter magic.   Since 2001, the Fous have activated events, put on full game and variety shows... Read more

Fou Fou Ha is San Francisco's premiere cartoon performance ensemble mixing dance theater, character interaction and a bedazzled fashionista trixter magic.

 

Since 2001, the Fous have activated events, put on full game and variety shows, told stories (albeit in gibberish) and brought play and the absurd to events across the nation, having recently sprouted a NY branch known as Fou York.

 

Described as having a Fosse precision with a Jim Henson sensibility, Fou Fou Ha truly represents the mashup of San Francisco drag, mixed with witty political acts and a fashion forward paradigm blender with a twist of party monster. Part glitter, part Fool archetype, part dance company and inhibition annihilators.

 

Welcome to the Fou dimension...enjoy the ride!       


January 27, 2019 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
January 28, 2019 9:00 pm

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


February 2, 2019 9:00 pm

The Shrike is a female-fronted alternative rock back formed in 2013. Their diverse rock sound combines elements of many genres. The vocals and the diversity of the songs often brings welcome comparisons to Heart. They fully embrace the energy and s... Read more

The Shrike is a female-fronted alternative rock back formed in 2013. Their diverse rock sound combines elements of many genres.
The vocals and the diversity of the songs often brings welcome comparisons to Heart.
They fully embrace the energy and style of rock bands of the 70's and 80's. Led Zeppelin, Pat Benatar, Heart, and Aerosmith. Other comparisons have included Concrete Blonde and Grace Slick. Modern flourishes and arrangements give this band a dynamic sound.
The Shrike is named after the iconic character in Dan Simmons' classic Hyperion Cantos. The song 'Nomad'' is about a character from the book series. Other lyrical content explores dysfunctional relationships, panic, mental illness, predatory behavior, insomnia, aging, and heartbreak.
The Shrike has performed all around Portland at Analog Theater, Hawthorne Theater Lounge, Ash Street, Dante's, The Tonic Lounge, and the Roseland Theater. They performed at the Portland Pride event four years in a row, and also competed in Revolver Magazine's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Battle of the Bands. They have been part of the Grrrlz Rock Music Festival since 2016. Also started performing at The Shift Festival in 2017.
They have also opened for international acts including The Slants, Zepparella, Jennifer Batten, Green Jelly, and Jennie Vee.
The band went into Opal Studios and recorded their first 10 original songs at the end of 2014. They released their eponymous debut album in April of 2015 and embarked on a mini-tour of the NW to support it.
They traveled over 7 states later in that year on their Nomad Tour.
In 2016 they recorded their follow up EP titled Chase the Sun, and embarked on a tour to support that release.
They just completed their Our Time Tour 2018, and are now working on new music. Stay tuned for an active 2019!


MONQUI PRESENTS
February 8, 2019 9:00 pm

More than 17 years have passed since Iowa transplant Dave Keuning placed an ad in the local Las Vegas Weekly looking to form a band, mentioning Oasis as one of his faves. An eager 20-year-old named Brandon Flowers, who shared Keuning's love of gr... Read more

More than 17 years have passed since Iowa transplant Dave Keuning placed an ad in the local Las Vegas Weekly looking to form a band, mentioning Oasis as one of his faves. An eager 20-year-old named Brandon Flowers, who shared Keuning's love of groups like New Order and the Cure, answered it, only to have Dave promptly hand him a TASCAM-recorded four-track demo of "Mr. Brightside." The result was the formation of The Killers, who have released five consecutive chart-topping albums and toured the world thanks to a songwriting partnership which molded such hits as "Somebody Told Me," "When You Were Young," "Read My Mind," "A Dustland Fairy Tale," "The World We Live In" and "Spaceman," among others. 

 

THE NO’S: No cameras, no recording devices, no outside food or beverage, pets, weapons, drugs, alcohol, or illegal substances. No stage diving, No crowd surfing. No refunds.


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