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Dante's Presents
May 23, 2019 9:00 pm


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 ... Read more

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.


DANTE'S PRESENTS
May 26, 2019 8:30 pm

Ticket holders for this show admitted to Sinferno Cabaret for Free. THE NU WAVERS "Best party band in Portland!" - Sheila Hamilton (Author. Emmy Awarding Winning Journalist. Portland's Favorite Radio Host) When Blake Sakamoto (... Read more
Ticket holders for this show admitted to Sinferno Cabaret for Free.

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

 

May 30, 2019 9:00 pm

Prepaid Friends Presents
June 8, 2019 9:00 pm

A Seattle, WA based rock and roll band that got going just as that city's musical revolution of the early 1990s was taking hold -- their first show happened to be with a band (also making its first live appearance) named Mookie Blaylock, who woul... Read more
A Seattle, WA based rock and roll band that got going just as that city's musical revolution of the early 1990s was taking hold -- their first show happened to be with a band (also making its first live appearance) named Mookie Blaylock, who would go on to find a bit of success as Pearl Jam -- Sweet Water established a reputation as a worthy live act touring with Alice in Chains and Candlebox, in addition to landing a deal with Elektra's East West label, which would put out the bands' third offering, Superfriends, in 1995. The album found success buoyed by the single 'Superstar', which received considerable airplay on modern rock radio. As the decade drew to a close, however, the alt rock momentum had been killed off by the rise of boy bands and vapid dance-pop, and Sweet Water called it a (sort of) day after 1999's Suicide. Dormant for six-plus years, the group reformed in 2007, playing shows and working on material for a new album. In 2009, members Adam Czeisler (vocals), Rich Credo (guitar), Cole Peterson (bass), and Paul Uhlir(drums) were back in the game, with a new album -- Clear the Tarmac -- and a busy schedule of gigs on the agenda, including that year's South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. The band continues to push forward releasing their latest Firebird EP in November 2018.

Dante's Presents
June 14, 2019 9:00 pm

June 21, 2019 9:00 pm

Alexandra and Zachary James are the high priests of Twin Temple, the Satanic Doo-Wop band hailing from the City of Angels. The band was started on Halloween (a Witch's Sabbath) in 2016 when a destruction ritual was performed, and Alexandra and... Read more
Alexandra and Zachary James are the high priests of Twin Temple, the Satanic Doo-Wop band hailing from the City of Angels.

The band was started on Halloween (a Witch's Sabbath) in 2016 when a destruction ritual was performed, and Alexandra and Zachary stepped into their power as Twin Temple, energetically killing all their previous incarnations up until that point.

Although you may expect heavy guitar riffs and a thumping bass to accompany cries of "Hail Satan," instead you'll hear old-school, classic riffs and Alexandra's crooning voice that sounds straight out of the '60s. While many confine Satan to the likes of black metal, the duo is breaking the notion that Satan has a type. After all, who says Satan wouldn't get down to some classic Americana? Inspired by the golden era of Rock 'n' Roll, Twin Temple rejects conformity of any kind, whether it's through their magick, performance, or sound.

And while a lot of "Satanic" metal bands begin and end their worship of Satan on stage, the same can't be said for Twin Temple. Both their music and their practice of Satanism, on and off the stage, are rooted in the ideals of free will and giving space to those who are often not allowed any.

So no, Twin Temple doesn't drink the blood of virgins or kill babies to sacrifice on the full moon. They are challenging notions about what it means to free the oppressed, fight back against dated and binary ways of thinking, and doing it all while hailing the dark lord himself.

If there's anything to expect with Twin Temple, it's the unexpected.

Mike Thrasher Presents
June 25, 2019 9:00 pm

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