With the 4onthefloor's third release, All In, frontman, Gabriel Douglas, wants the band's next album to be driving and immediate; something that speaks to the growing audience of the band. "You don't need a time machine to experience this record and this isn't a kid playing with a laptop in their closet," said Douglas. The band wanted to showcase their roots in blues and also the immediacy of post- pop punk with the hooks & sing-a- longs you'd find in all the best road trip anthems. All songs on this record were written with a notable high octane, and the furious delivery can be heard throughout the tracks. The band worked with an American treasure, Erik Koskinen, for this record. "He's got a great studio for live takes with a full band, and a great ear for what works," said Douglas. The songs are quick, energetic, & fit. Douglas doesn't write stuff he can't play and he doesn't play stuff he doesn't mean, which you can hear in the immediacy of the songs. Rock'n'roll has had many definitions. Some more strongly defined in the sound of the music and others by the soul behind them. Influenced by past moments of rock'n'roll by Neil Young, the Guess Who, Led Zeppelin, and including the modern variations carried on by bands like Brand New, Lucero, the Black Keys, and Murder by Death, The 4onthefloor is setting out to stomp on in the footholds of rock'n'roll and light the fires where they need to be lit. Rock'n'roll is alive and well in this band. Following in the footsteps of some of the band's influences, being on the road plays a large role in the writing for this record. The merriment must come from all angles, including the stage for a memorable show and the 4onthefloor BRING IT. A small town upbringing brought along the song, "Small Towns." Growing up in a town of less than 2,000 heartbeats, and no stoplights; the cornerstones of small town America rings true. The song is about enjoying where you are, wherever you are. It's about finding ways to pick yourself and the folks around you up, finding joy & humbleness in the open hands that you find when you look hard enough. Douglas writes about experiences, failures, successes, and not so much the what-could- have-beens. Life is for the living and this is the soundtrack to a life well lived. Keep the fire in your eyes.
Celebrated rocker Sebastian Bach is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980's as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act Skid Row. Since his departure from Skid Row in the mid 90's, Sebastian Bach still remains one of the most relevant rock figures in pop culture today, with three solo records, network television appearances on MTV, VH1 and CMT, guest appearances on Gilmore Girls, Trailer Park Boys, Californication and other popular television shows, and several acting stints on and off Broadway. Bach's most recent album, Give 'Em Hell impressively, landed on the U.S. Top Hard Rock and Top 200 Billboard charts, proving his prowess decades after his initial debut. Bach's upcoming Harper Collins memoir 18 And Life on Skid Row is set to release December 6. He also appeared in the recent seasons of the Gilmore Girls and Trailer Park Boys in Fall 2017 via Netflix.
Since 2011, Black Sabbitch have been selling out shows and wowing even the most difficult to please Sabbath worshipers, gaining a rabid fan base and the respect of critics and fans alike. They were hand picked by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne himself to open the inaugural Ozzfiesta in 2015. The LA Weekly recently said of Black Sabbitch. "Finally Black Sabbitch took the stage and pretty much melted everyones' faces. The all-female Black Sabbath... were not only talented -- nailing every note of the legendary group's familiar repertoire -- but were captivating to an almost distracting level. Looking up at them from the crowd (which had erupted into a mosh pit...) I couldn't help but wonder what these women's stories were. They emanated the effortless cool of rock and roll, but with about 10 extra ounces of sexy confidence... LA WEEKLY
The brainchild of Angie Scarpa (drums) and Blare N. Bitch (Guitar), Black Sabbitch come from the world of original music. Each woman was already considered to be among the best at what they do, Blare having lead the all girl powerhouse "Betty Blowtorch" and Angie drumming for post punk thrashers "The Art of Safecracking". Friends for over a decade, Angie and Blare decided to get together one night and play some Sabbath and from the first downbeat of "War Pigs" they knew they had something special.
Blare's distinctive, left handed lead style and Gibson SG make her the virtual clone of Tony Iommi (with a few obvious differences.) and Angie literally learned to play using the early Sabbath catalogue as a teacher. Hearing her play, it is uncanny how similar her style is to legendary Sabbath skinsman, Bill Ward.
Having never considered the idea of doing a "tribute" or cover band, the girls decided to simply call themselves THE All Female Black Sabbath, taking the name Black Sabbitch and setting out to recruit their Geezer and Ozzy. Melanie Makaiwi was their first choice for a bass player, having played bass with Angie in The Art of Safecracking and having lead her own band "Penny Dreadfuls". Just like Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Melanie began her career as a lead guitarist later falling in love with the bass and never going back.Angie and Melanie play instinctually with one another.Close your eyes and you will swear you are listening to Butler and Ward.
The vocal spot required a true star and after auditioning nearly every woman in Los Angeles, the girls went to Seattle to find one. Classically trained, Sarah Pinzon literally grew up singing and once she heard the godfathers of metal, her life was changed forever. After a mutual friend introduced her to Angie, Sarah packed up a truck and moved to LA to join Black Sabbitch. Sarah sings Ozzy's parts with a howling authenticity that gives the girls the ability to go deep into the Sabbath catalogue and play songs like Hole in the Sky and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath that you'll never hear the boys do.
Join us at Dante's in Portland to witness Oregon's best air guitarists battle it out to find which of them will represent Portland in the US Air Guitar Championship! Part rock show. Part comedy act. Part spectacle. US Air Guitar allows ordinary people to become ROCK STARS! Up to 20 competitors give us their best air guitar performances, being judged on technical merit, stage presence, and AIRNESS, to crown one winner. That one winner will move on to the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, held in NEW YORK CITY!
In 2018, US Air Guitar, the official governing body of competitive air guitar in America, is holding competitions in over 20 cities coast-to-coast to crown the Nation's best air guitarist. US Air Guitar is devoted to taking our nation’s unofficial pastime out of the bedroom and putting it up on the national and world stage.
Think you have what it takes to win? Do you want to become the next Air Guitar LEGEND? Enter to compete at https://usag2018portland.eventbrite.com/ (Competitors age 18+ only)
GREAT TIME is excited to present their long anticipated release GREAT ALBUM. One listen front to back will have you forgetting whether you're couch surfing or crowd surfing. At their live shows, GREAT TIME's range inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions not to mention dance moves. Their music attracts all types of ears, and is influenced by artists that go as hard as Nirvana, as gentle as Sufjan Stevens, and as dancy as Little Dragon. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, GREAT TIME built a recording studio on a farm outside Philly, where they live and produce themselves and other bands. They will tour their new record throughout the U.S. this summer.
The Portland Beardsmen again bring you an evening of fuzzy fun and hirsute hijinks, all while making our community a better place. The 4th Annual Rose City Beard and Moustache Competition is one of the premiere facial hair events and every cent goes to support a local charity. Peach fuzz to wizard beard, moustache, mutton chops, or even a crafty handmade beard, come be a part of this amazing event. Don't have a beard? No problem, either start growing now or come as you are... competitors and spectators will all have a great time and help us help our community. Competition held at Dantes in downtown Portland. This is a 21+ event. For more information regarding categories and weekend events check out the event page on Facebook. www.facebook.com/events/1343142105832298/
Austin's Nine-piece Psychedelic Latin-Funk Masters 'Brownout' collective formed ten years ago by members of Grammy Award-winning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma. Brownout has since evolved into a musical force all its own. After garnering their third Austin Music Awards, the band has continued to produce music that is unflinchingly progressive, while evoking the classic influences of artists such as WAR, Cymande and Funkadelic. They've performed at events including Bonnaroo, High Sierra Music Festival, Pickathon, FFFFest, Bear Creek Music Festival, Utopia Festival and Pachanga Fest, while regularly touring the U.S. Brownout's also served as a highly in-demand backing band for artists including Prince, Daniel Johnston, GZA and Bernie Worrell.
On their latest release, FEAR OF A BROWN PLANET on Fat Beats Records (May, 2018), Brownout gives the psych-funk treatment to Public Enemy classics.
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105.9 The Brew presents Island in the Sun - Weezer Tribute // Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt tribute // 89 Vision - Sublime tribute Saturday, June 30 at Dante's (9p) Tickets: $10, 21+ Only
Tributes to 90s icons WEEZER, NO DOUBT and SUBLIME in one of Portland's most venerated music clubs! What else needs to be said? Let's party.
“Dirty, fun and caked in garage grime, the songs are unconcerned with trends.” -Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune Celebrating their seven year anniversary in 2018, Denver heavy rock duo, In The Whale have been turning heads and accumulating a mass of die hard fans and followers thanks to a relentless tour schedule and a go-for-the-throat live performance. Artists and festival promoters have caught notice, with the band playing Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Afro Punk, as well as shows with the likes of Jane’s Addiction, Descendents, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello, and many more.
I AM MORBID, the new band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson(CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN).
I AM MORBID, which plays material from MORBID ANGEL's "Altars Of Madness" (1989), "Blessed Are The Sick" (1991), "Covenant" (1993) and "Domination" (1995) albums, will perform five shows in Russia in late May, followed by fourteen dates in the rest of Europe. The tour, which is presented by The Flaming Arts Agency, will feature NECROPHAGIA as direct support.
Vincent recently told Ghost Cult about I AM MORBID: "It's been discussed off and on for a few years now, but, as they say, actions speak louder than words. While it was exciting to discuss, it was held off for a few years until I decided to go through some personal changes in my life, and really absorb the possibility of it happening. I went ahead and focused on my roots music, but this kept lingering, and now it's time for I AM MORBID to finally happen."
Regarding the I AM MORBID setlist, Vincent said: "Like everything I do, I want to make this special. This is very different from MORBID ANGEL. If you want to see a MORBID ANGELshow, you know where to go, but this isn't it. I'm only going to be performing songs that I wrote on this tour. If I didn't write it, we aren't playing it. We are going to throw in things, here or there, to make things more unique, but it's going to be one brutal show. I can promise you that."
Fernando Viciconte-the 2016 Oregon Music Hall of Famer with twenty years of local and national acclaim under his belt-crawls from the wreckage of the recent past unbowed, bruised but unbroken. He has survived major surgery for a throat condition and thus what could have been existential silence for 'that voice'. It's a voice that caused countless rags like Billboard, Magnet, Paste, The Oregonian, No Depression (and on and on) plus fellow musicians like Peter Buck from REM, Don Dixon, and Steve Wynn to rave wildly about the feeling it evokes when he's singing his songs of dark despair and faint hope. These rock n roll laments, in both Spanish and English have captured the imaginations of his hometown for seven records, countless compilations, and memorable shows. Now Fernando-and 'that voice' -has emerged stronger than ever with a full-length LP entitled "Leave the Radio On", produced with Luther Russell (Fever the Ghost, Richmond Fontaine) & Mike Coykendall (M.Ward, She and Him) and led off by his first 45 release ever, "The Dogs b/w "Donna (The Pride Of Topeka)' as well as several major upcoming tours. The new album features a virtual who's who of Portland's finest musicians, including Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM and members of M.Ward, Elliott Smith, Richmond Fontaine and The Delines. This is a new chapter in Viciconte's ever-evolving musical trajectory, a career marked by creative integrity and an almost painful honesty which attracts fans from high and low that still believe in the redemptive power of rock and roll. And 'that voice'.
The Creston Line is a band from Atascadero, CA formed by singer/songwriter Jon Bartel in 2015. The band released a debut EP, "Great Depression" on Twang N Bang Records in August of 2016. A follow-up full-length album, "Vagabonds," was released on October 6, 2017. The Creston Line can best be described as "Twang Pollution Music," a genre-descriptor derived from an insult hurled at them by a disgruntled audience member.