The original live karaoke band, rocking in Portland for 23 years and counting. Come see us every Monday at Dante's!
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!
Following the success of her current debut North American tour, author/ spoken word artist SABRINA BENAIM has confirmed a second run of shows set to run March 27-April 20.
The upcoming shows include Sabrina's first ever shows throughout Texas, the Southwest and West Coast. She will also cross her native Canada from Vancouver to Ottawa.
Sabrina is the author of best-selling book of poetry DEPRESSION AND OTHER MAGIC TRICKS (published by Button Poetry, also home to Neil Hilborn). Her videos online have reached over 100 million people.
The shows are poetry readings with a sense of humor and hope. While the subject matter can sometimes be dark it is also uplifting as it brings out in the open frank discussions of feelings many people share but don't know how to voice.
Joining Sabrina again as her special guest will be CLEMENTINE von RADICS.
The Sugarhill Gang who were put together by legendary Recording Artist/Producer/Record Owner Sylvia Robinson who named the group after her Record Label Sugarhill Records, revolutionized the music industry by introducing a new art form of music and culture throughout the world. Hip hop/rap music has now become a multi billion dollar industry and many record companies and Rap Artist today give The Sugarhill Gang credit for creating this music phenomenon!!
The Sugarhill Gang was the first rap group to tour throughout the world and to appear on national TV shows such as: American Band Stand, Solid Gold, Soul Train and Wonderama, as well as on England's #1 TV show Top of the Pops. In addition, The Sugarhill Gang has received numerous gold and platinum 12" singles and albums status under their belts such as: 8th Wonder, Showdown, Kick It Live From 9 to 5, Livin' In The Fast Lane and Apache. Many artists today have sampled and performed Sugarhill Gang's songs such as: Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Lil Kim, 50 Cent, and Pitbull to name a few.
The classic song "Love Is Strange" By Mickey & Sylvia (Dirty Dancing Movie) is sampled in the new Pitbull composition "Back In Time". "Back In Time" is the theme song for the new movie Men In Black 3 featuring Will Smith.
JayZ and Alicia Keys "Empire State Of mind" which samples The Moments song "Love On A Two Way Street", written and produced by the original queen of hip hop Sylvia Robinson, Kid Rock's most famous song "Bawitaba" which samples "8th Wonder" by The Sugar Hill Gang and "Getting Jiggy With It" by Will Smith to name a few songs from the "Sugarhill Music" stable.
One of the most memorable performances of a Sugarhill Gang song was when Will Smith performed Apache on his TV show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
In 1999, The Sugarhill Gang made history again by recording the first kids Hip Hop Album which was entitled "Jump On It" released on the Rhino/Warner Brothers Record Label and in 2010 Rolling Stone's magazine article "500 of the greatest songs ever recorded"; listed "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang as one of the 500 greatest songs!!
In May 2012, Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" was added To The Library Of Congress National Recording Registry.
Today the Sugarhill Gang is touring more than ever and still selling out venues throughout the world!!
Grand Royale - A Beastie Boys Tribute is life-long Beastie Boys fans who joined forces to create the world's greatest all-live tribute to the Beasties. 3 mc's and a 5-piece band (The White Castle Combo) put on an amazing stage show with Beastie antics galore.
The Chicharones (Sleep & Josh Martinez) features DJ, live band, and stage magic. Their show uses comedy, theatrics, costume changes, incredible vocal & harmony interplay in abundance, rocking the spit out of countless mouths.
Speaker Minds is an original 6-piece hip-hop/funk/soul/rock fusion band that provides high-energy, charismatic performances along with a positive and conscious message.
Saturday, Apr. 20 at Dante's (9pm)
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 Day Of | 21+ Only
Back in the day, Carmaig was a staple on the Bay Area music scene often opening for the likes of the Ramones, the Violent Femmes, the band X (John Doe sings his praises inside Omnivore's CD booklet) and the Gang of Four with his ukulele as his only accompaniment.
Carmaig, enjoying a second act as a stay-at-home parent in Seattle, has not played a full Portland show in 20 years. The Saturday April 27 show at Dante's is a CD release party for the Omnivore reissue I Shall Be Re-Released. Carmaig will play some solo ukulele selections and with an all-star band featuring members of Young Fresh Fellows and Mudhoney.