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February 10, 2019 8:30 pm

Join us on an adventure through the toy box - a portal into the imagination land of Paper la Shay and friends! The Shay Show is an immersive art experience that is not to be missed! It is a tornado of emotions - let us laugh, cry, and feel all of th... Read more

Join us on an adventure through the toy box - a portal into the imagination land of Paper la Shay and friends!
The Shay Show is an immersive art experience that is not to be missed! It is a tornado of emotions - let us laugh, cry, and feel all of the things - ALL AT ONCE!! Through playful storytelling, clown, dance, acrobatics, and sideshow antics, The Shay Show merges classic circus and modern physical theater in a unique expression. We let down walls and invite the "audience" to play with us. We give permission to be silly and dumb and let that freak flag flap!!
Please feel free to come in costume and character if you feel inclined.
Live music by Dumpster Joe and the Jazz Villains
Opening for Portland's iconic Sinferno Cabaret - 12 dollar admission at the door includes entry to both shows.


Dante's Presents
February 12, 2019 9:00 pm

If music is food for the soul, then The BellRays are Thanksgiving. At a BellRays show they know how to cook. Lisa Kekaula and Bob Vennum dish up plate after plate, hot and ready to eat. Each song gives you flavors that both taste good going down a... Read more

If music is food for the soul, then The BellRays are Thanksgiving. At a BellRays show they know how to cook. Lisa Kekaula and Bob Vennum dish up plate after plate, hot and ready to eat.

Each song gives you flavors that both taste good going down and make you wonder what's in it. Yes, the ingredients are important, blues, punk, rock, R&B...But even the best ingredients, used too much or too little, can ruin the experience and tire out the senses.

The BellRays have been perfecting this recipe for years now and may not win awards but if you are in earshot no one leaves hungry. The BellRays give you not only what you crave, but what you need in every bite.


WHIPPED DANCE CO. PRESENTS
February 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Join Whipped Dance Co this Valentine's night! They're once again bringing their unique style to Dante's, this time in a show featuring your favorite rock songs! You know you want to spend the night with us this Valentine's Day. Join u... Read more
Join Whipped Dance Co this Valentine's night! They're once again bringing their unique style to Dante's, this time in a show featuring your favorite rock songs! You know you want to spend the night with us this Valentine's Day. Join us for a head-banging burlesque-ish revue on February 14. Eat your hearts out, PDX. Let's rock!       


Okilly Dokilly is the world's only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Ned quotes. The band's members include Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned. Established in 2015,... Read more

Okilly Dokilly is the world's only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Ned quotes. The band's members include Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned.

Established in 2015, the band found success before ever playing their first show, becoming a viral phenomenon after releasing just a few press photos and a 4-song demo. Within 2 weeks, the band had nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Vice and many more.

Okilly Dokilly's live shows are high energy affairs that weave together comedy and brutality. Guttural screams and pounding drums provide a soundtrack for the pummeling of an inflatable donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage. As of early 2016, Okilly Dokilly has been steadily working on their debut record, which is projected to release later in the year.



This XXX show, risqué and uncensored, is an all female classic representation of the strong and powerful art forms of Pole and Dance. Join us for a night of sensual, breathtaking, sassy and glamorous performances by Flux Vertical Theatre (Bay ... Read more

This XXX show, risqué and uncensored, is an all female classic representation of the strong and powerful art forms of Pole and Dance. Join us for a night of sensual, breathtaking, sassy and glamorous performances by Flux Vertical Theatre (Bay Area) along side some of Portland's most talented artists. This show is sure to titillate your senses...!

www.FluxVerticalTheatre.com


$15.00 - $200.00 More Info Buy Tickets

This XXX show, risqué and uncensored, is an all female classic representation of the strong and powerful art forms of Pole and Dance. Join us for a night of sensual, breathtaking, sassy and glamorous performances by Flux Vertical Theatre (Bay ... Read more

This XXX show, risqué and uncensored, is an all female classic representation of the strong and powerful art forms of Pole and Dance. Join us for a night of sensual, breathtaking, sassy and glamorous performances by Flux Vertical Theatre (Bay Area) along side some of Portland's most talented artists. This show is sure to titillate your senses...!

www.FluxVerticalTheatre.com


$15.00 - $200.00 More Info Buy Tickets
Dante's and Dead Nation Present
February 26, 2019 8:00 pm

Dante's Presents
February 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Jon Spencer, the BLUES EXPLOSION man who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER! The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG! The Rockabilly Right‐Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH! The Swank‐Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE! Jon Spence... Read more

Jon Spencer, the BLUES EXPLOSION man who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER! The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG! The Rockabilly Right‐Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH! The Swank‐Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE! Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground‐rock legend returns from the wilderness with twelve red‐hot hits, each more powerful than the last! This is Garage Punk for Now People! A wizard's brew of rhythm & blues and subversive dance grooves, weaponized with sci‐fi skronk and industrial attitude, calibrated for the Revolution, a ball‐peen hammer of sound guaranteed to destroy any post‐modern hangover! Pulsing with energy, clanging with excitement, and dripping with radioactive soul and raw emotion, Jon Spencer opens up his heart like never before, exploring man's modern condition with caustic guitars and outerworld crooning, asking and answering the musical question, "Is it possible to torch the cut‐throat world of fake news and pre‐fab, plastic‐coated teen ennui with the cold hard facts of rock'n'roll?" The answer is YES! SPENCER SINGS THE HITS! This is the truth serum America has been craving, the beginning of a rock'n'roll special counsel that takes no prisoners and puts the squares on ice!


Dante's Presents
March 1, 2019 9:00 pm

Dante's Presents
March 2, 2019 9:00 pm

Founded by Chris Freeman (bass player from iconic queer punk band Pansy Division), the idea for GayC/DC came from bouncing around names for more tribute bands with gay members after he'd been playing with the Gay Gay's (gay tribute to the Go ... Read more

Founded by Chris Freeman (bass player from iconic queer punk band Pansy Division), the idea for GayC/DC came from bouncing around names for more tribute bands with gay members after he'd been playing with the Gay Gay's (gay tribute to the Go Go's) for more than a decade. After the Gay Gay's went on hiatus, Freeman moved forward with forming a band that could be as good as AC/DC.

Freeman began by recruiting lightning-speed guitarist, Steve McKnight after meeting him online and sharing similar musical tastes. McKnight has been a part of the LA music scene since the late '80s in Cry Wolf, a melodic hard rock band that made their mark on the Sunset Strip and beyond with several major albums under their belt.

Also recruited was Karl Rumpf on rhythm guitar, who Freeman had met while on tour with Pansy Division and later worked with in a band/project called Dart. Rumpf was also in the last incarnation of the Gay Gay's, along with drummer Brian Welch who Freeman had also met while on tour. Welch had spent years touring with Extreme as their drum tech, so he was a natural fit.

This four-piece spent months looking for a gay vocalist to no avail. Finally, Freeman asked the others if HE could audition. Nervously, he did, the band agreed, and they were off--but now they needed a bassist, so Freeman recruited bass player extraordinaire, Glen Pavan, once again someone Freeman had met while on tour. Pavan had previously been keeping the low end down for LA queer punk rockers Best Revenge (who got their name from a Pansy Division song).

Now in their third year as a band, the word of mouth has been intense, even scoring a "pick of the week" in LA Weekly for a recent LA gig.

The band remains true to the music (working diligently to replicate the actual sound of AC/DC), while playing around with the lyrics and changing pronouns to suit the gay angle. Hence, TNT becomes PNP (a song about the "party-n-play" status some gay men post in their online sex ads), Bad Boy Boogie becomes Gay Boy Boogie (do you really need to ask?), and Big Balls needed ... no changing at all!

To say the band is off-the-hook live is an understatement. There is never a dull moment with all the costume changes and props being trotted out, all in the name of outrageous entertainment. Even those who say they don't like AC/DC end up being fans.


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