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SOUNDCONTROL PDX
November 30, 2019 9:00 pm


Join us for a night of Portland's finer singer songwriters!

Emporium Presents
December 6, 2019 9:00 pm

How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred? To tread on holy ground is perilous, and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple--Pay attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-gr... Read more
How to honor the legacy of a band deemed sacred? To tread on holy ground is perilous, and must be done with the intent and spirit of a disciple--Pay attention to the intricacies of the magic, explore the far ends of the innovation, strive for ever-growing ability, and let the purity of the love for the music drive it all.
Drummer Clementine is the founding member of ZEPPARELLA. From the beginning of her musical career, her goal has been to be onstage every night. The pursuit of that goal has led Clementine to constantly tour the US and Europe in projects as diverse as Bottom, AC/DShe, The House Of More, The Solid, Francis Bakin, Stars Turn Me On and Beaux Cheveux. She tackles the best rock drumming ever written with her own emotionally powerful style, bringing the Motown influence of the Bonham groove to the forefront. The profound musical connection established with Gretchen Menn (guitar), Holly West (bass), and Anna Kristina (vocals) creates the bond required to do this great music justice.
It was under the tutelage of classical guitarist Phillip DeFremery, a student of Andrés Segovia, that guitarist Gretchen Menn began her path on the instrument. Playing with tireless passion and constantly seeking out new challenges, her projects are often unconventional, genre-bending expressions combining elements of classical, rock, progressive, jazz, and metal. On influences, Gretchen has never tired of her initial inspirations--Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Frank Zappa, and Jeff Beck. But she has loved Jimmy Page's guitar playing longer than she has played the guitar. It was through the music of Led Zeppelin that she found a gateway into music that resonated deeply with her, creating a love for guitar-oriented music, and, ultimately, the guitar.
Bassist Holly West began her musical journey full-steam ahead, and more recently than her stellar playing belies. Her unstoppable will and drive have truly propelled her to this moment and her place in the powerhouse Zepparella. A self-taught bass player, she is also a blossoming vocalist with rich rock pipes. Her time on stage has been well spent, developing an impressive attack, impeccable feel, and a technique which seems to have come completely naturally to her, not to mention her dazzling stage presence and joyful performance style. Her influences span the rock gauntlet, from Clutch and the Rival Sons to Slash, ZZ Top, and of course, the mighty Zeppelin.
Singer Anna Kristina is a soulful, fiery, and rocking vocal powerhouse who has stepped into Zepparella's Plant spot for a second time. Anna was with the band for 5 years, became known for her performance in the band's 10 million-view "When The Levee Breaks" video, took a 6-year hiatus, and now returns in 2018 to front the band. Her career has spanned acoustic, jazz, soul, rock, and her charisma and power delivers captivating performances every night. About her brilliant harp playing she says: "getting a chance to blow on the harmonica is an added bonus! Plant isn't just a singer he's a musician. He brings his blues background and natural percussive feel to his harmonica playing as well and I love getting lost in that. Playing the harp allows me to express on a whole different level and it's so freeing."   Now more than ever, Zepparella explores their own improvised magic within the framework of Zeppelin's mighty songs!

KING BANANA PRESENTS
December 7, 2019 8:30 pm

DANTE'S and SPINNING SPADES PRESENT
December 20, 2019 8:15 pm

FIRE & BOOTY-SHAKING BEATS! Come heat up the cold winter nights with an unforgettable DANCE PARTY complete with FIRE & CIRCUS PERFORMANCES from some of the Northwest's top entertainers! Musical Stylings by: Horny Womp Womps (Nara, ... Read more
FIRE & BOOTY-SHAKING BEATS!

Come heat up the cold winter nights with an unforgettable DANCE PARTY complete with FIRE & CIRCUS PERFORMANCES from some of the Northwest's top entertainers!

Musical Stylings by:
Horny Womp Womps (Nara, Moose and Poom from High Step Society)
Mr. Moo
Joe My Goodness
DJ Debonair

20+ FIRE & CIRCUS Performances throughout the night!

TWERK COMPETITION at Midnight with PRIZES!        

DANTE'S PRESENTS
December 28, 2019 9:00 pm

Joseph is a prolific and accomplished songwriter, writing hits for Widespread Panic and releasing 30 albums in his 30+ year career; as a solo artist, with the Jackmormons, supergroup Stockholm Syndrome, his burning two-piece The Denmark Veseys, or or... Read more
Joseph is a prolific and accomplished songwriter, writing hits for Widespread Panic and releasing 30 albums in his 30+ year career; as a solo artist, with the Jackmormons, supergroup Stockholm Syndrome, his burning two-piece The Denmark Veseys, or originally, with his beloved 80s cult band, Little Women.

Joseph is also a relentless live performer, playing over 150 shows a year across the globe. He has toured with Vic Chesnutt, Chris Whitley and Walter Salas-Humara, among others. His recent musical travels include a stint volunteering as a rock school music teacher in Kabul, Afghanistan; touring Costa Rica's Pacific Coast with the Jackmormons; and solo tours in Ireland, England and France as well as performances in Nicaragua, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Nepal, Lebanon, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Brussels, Czech Republic, Iceland, Mexico, and Israel. Over the years, Joseph and his Jackmormons have shown a penchant for picking a spot on a map, taking over a town, and putting on a festival. Last year, Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons released a live concert DVD, Nicaragua, recorded over three nights just outside of Rivas, Nicaragua.

Joseph was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in October 2015. He will be touring in Mexico, Australia and New Zealand this Winter and Spring in addition to the States.         

DANTE'S PRESENTS
February 1, 2020 9:00 pm

Will Reagan is a Christian singer/songwriter based in Knoxville, Tennessee. With his quiet acoustic guitar picking and plaintive voice, his worship songs are largely folk-driven. In 2006, he and several other like-minded songwriters and players forme... Read more
Will Reagan is a Christian singer/songwriter based in Knoxville, Tennessee. With his quiet acoustic guitar picking and plaintive voice, his worship songs are largely folk-driven. In 2006, he and several other like-minded songwriters and players formed a musical collective called United Pursuit. The group members perform each other's songs and release independent albums under the collective's umbrella. Reagan released his solo debut, Beginning to Love You, in 2006 followed by 2009's In the Night Season, which was credited to Will Reagan & United Pursuit. His next two albums, Live at the Banks House (2010) and Endless Years (2012), were also made with the collective. The group's second live album, 2015's Simple Gospel, earned a high spot on Billboard's Christian chart, and Tell All My Friends followed in early 2017.  

https://www.facebook.com/unitedpursuit/

DANTE'S PRESENTS
March 20, 2020 9:00 pm

THE STORY OF METALACHI... On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room wi... Read more

THE STORY OF METALACHI...

On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico -mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reaches of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words "PARANOID" and "BLACK SABBATH". For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would OFFICAL BIO

eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as...METALACHI.        


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