Voted by BURLESQUE MAGAZINE as one of the Top 10 Burlesque shows in the USA!
A sinful circus of burlesque, fire-dancing, DJs & debauchery. Every Sunday night for 16 years...the longest-running weekly cabaret show on the west coast!
The original live karaoke band, rocking in Portland for 23 years and counting. Come see us every Monday at Dante's!
The Chills are a band from Dunedin, New Zealand fronted by the rare talent of Martin Phillipps.
Martin has a single-minded determination to take quality, original NZ-sounding, melodic rock music global. His requirement of band members has been to meet a standard of musicianship, which is necessary to deliver The Chills songs with essential consistent energy. This determination stems from the punk rock ethics of Martin’s musical awakening and from the subsequent proximity to people like Chris Knox who drove home how crucial it was to deliver music always with intensity and conviction.
This live energy is the central reason why The Chills are remembered fondly in all of the thirty-nine countries that they have thus far visited. It’s the combination of this AND the consistent quality of their songs which have established The Chills as one of the most well-known New Zealand groups to date - particularly in the US, UK and Europe.
The band have many faithful friends around the world and a new generation (Peter Bjorn and John, Songs, The Go Find, Panda Bear, The Shins et al) are now covering or attempting to emulate The Chills unique sound.
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.
THIS EVENT WAS MOVED FROM THE STAR THEATER - all tickets from the Star Theater for THE BLACK QUEEN will be honored at Dante's.
There is a certain charm to metal songs and the melodies that have become memorable from ages past. Covers are one way that bands pay homage to the tunes and the influential bands that have made them. The covers are an interesting exploration into how a melody sets a mood and paints our mood and life.
Steve 'N Seagulls are a country band from Finland and play bluegrass versions of popular metal/hard rock songs. They blew up in the scene with their cover of "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC that had a bunch views (25 million and counting) on Youtube.
Since then, they've garnered a steady following and an ardent fan base.
The band is made up of Remmel on vocals, acoustic guitar, balalaika and mandolin; Herman on vocals, banjo and guitar; Hiltunen on accordion, kantele, mandolin, keys and flute; Pukki on double bass and vocals with Puikkonen on drums, percussion and vocals.
Their recent release 'Brothers in Farms' is warm and wonderful in every aspect. I was very surprised at how well the songs were handled and how innovative the approach was to deal with the melodies. These guys are very intelligent in how they incorporate even the most intense, heart-wrenching and mean sounding songs into the happiest, uplifting and inspiring tunes that will brighten up your day. They've played at concerts like Wacken Open Air and probably played at a street in near you and that's how awesome this band is.
In the past, McFadden has toured extensively with the Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool). Eric was also a member of the all-star band, Stockholm Syndrome, which includes notable players such as Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jerry Joseph (Jack Mormons), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Govt Mule).
Eric McFadden has had the honor to collaborate on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo', Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Nels Cline (Wilco), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), Robert Walter, Bernie Worell (Talking Heads/Funkadelic), Bonnie Rait, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Ron Wood & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, North Mississippi Allstars, Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane, Rod Stewart), Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies), Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Fishbone, Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Boots Riley (The Coup), Steward Copeland (The Police), among others.
McFadden has recorded several independently produced solo and band albums, many of which are regarded as underground masterworks by fans and critics alike. Eric McFadden has recorded and released several albums on such labels as Terminus (Atlanta), Fortune (San Francisco), Bad Reputation (Paris), Response (USA) and phYne Entertainment (USA). Eric McFadden's 2011 release, "Bluebird on Fire", received much acclaim, including a 5-star review in Crossroads Magazine. The latest Eric McFadden release, "The Light Ahead", is a captivating acoustic album, exposing Eric unplugged.
Having the opportunity to play music & benefit from a creative outlet inspired Eric co-found the 10-Star Program, alongside his partner in crime, delphine de St.Paër. The 10-Star Program provides avenues for artists to work with troubled youth & communities to encourage personal empowerment through music & arts. Eric's new supergroup, T.E.N., has been involved with this program, as have various other artists. For more information regarding the 10-Star Program or if you are an artist/poducer who would like to become involved, please email info@phYneEntertainment.com. We are in this together. We are stronger together! RocK & roLL
Born and raised in East Texas, Koe Wetzel is rapidly gaining momentum in the Texas scene. The band brings a strong mixture of southern rock energy and East Texas charm.
Koe began performing at an early age. Overnight, he had what seemed like an immediate fan base in his home state. He has since brought together this band and hit the road touring heavily. The band is made up of Koe Wetzel (Vocals/ Acoustic Guitar), Andres Rocha (Drums), Mason Morris (Harmony Vocals/Bass), Jerrod Flusche (Rhythm/Lead Guitar), and Michael Odis Parrish (Lead Guitar.)
As the band continued to play shows, Koe began writing in between performances. Bringing personal experience and inspiration from others to life with a melody was second nature to the young artist, "Being able to connect with an audience, or a fan, because they feel like they can relate to your lyrics is one of the coolest experiences in the world. There's no greater feeling than hearing that your lyrics or your song mean something to someone."
Koe Wetzel's album, "Noise Complaint" was released in 2016 and the band has hit the studio to work on their sophomore album.
Steelhorse - Bon Jovi Tribute delivers all the Bon Jovi hits performed by some of the most dynamic musicians and performers in the Northwest scene.
WILD SIDE - Motley Crue Tribute recreates the multi-platinum worldwide sensation MOTLEY CRUE experience! These Bad Boys (and Bad Girls!) of Rock perform all of the mega-hits along with deep-cut fan favorites too!
POISON'US - Poison tribute celebrates the glory days of "The Last Hair Band Standing," recapturing the era of the first three albums. Stand in front of Poison'Us and let them bring it to you like it's 1989 all over again.