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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

HENHOUSE PROWLERS, TROUBLED MINDS (YMSB Tribute); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

In the 13 years since their inception, Henhouse Prowlers have forged their own path through music and across the globe. On stage, the group’s enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do; while on record, the band manages to explore their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band manages to bend and squeeze the traditional form into a sound all their own. With over 175 shows a year, the quartet has managed to tour more than 25 countries, often going to places traditional American music has never been.
Tours in Siberia or the Middle East are not uncommon since the Prowlers started working as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department in 2013. These global experiences have pushed the band in new directions musically, with songs from Africa and Asia on several albums, but they have also moved the group to start an educational outreach program for both school children and festival-goers alike.
Kicking off the night are Troubled Minds, a bluegrass supergroup dedicated to the music of Yonder Mountain String Band and featuring members of Cascade Crescendo and Lost Ox! $10

Friday, April 20th, 2018

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45?s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

GET ON UP with TAKIMBA and DJ SAUCY- PRINCE RE-MIXED and RE-IMAGINED; Doors @ 9:00pm

Takimba and DJ Saucy bring you another edition of “Get on Up”— this time they’ll be remixing and mashing up the music of Prince! Expect an evening of looping and blending originals, mashups, remixes and rarities from The Purple One as well material from George Clinton, Zapp, Marvin, Stevie, Prince, Ray, Michael Jackson and more. $6

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

I LOVE MONDAYS: CLARK-RUSSELL-HENDRIX ORGAN TRIO; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us as we kick off a new Monday music series– each Monday of the month will be held down by a different band, who will come in every 4 weeks and explode on stage for your listening pleasures. Featuring keyboardist Galen Clark (Trio Subtonic), the incomparable Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys, Party City 2034) on guitar, and absolute master drummer Tyrone Hendrix (Stevie Wonder, Juno What?!) the Trio aims to make your Mondays a little funkier. NOTE: The Trio is filling in for the regular 4th Monday band, Steve Swatkins’ Positive Agenda, who are in New Orleans this week. Look for them to return on Monday 5/28). $5

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

DIGGIN DIRT (Free!!!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Join us as we welcome California’s Diggin Dirt to our free Tuesday weekly! Diggin Dirt has been planting its roots in Humboldt County since 2011 and its growth has shown no signs of slowing. Ranging from Blues, Rock and Reggae to Afrobeat and Psychedelic Funk, Diggin Dirt makes something that is all together new and old sounding at the same time. Featuring an 8 piece band with tight horns and an even tighter rhythm section, they never fail to keep the dance floor moving all night long. Whether you intend to or not, the Dirt will have you moving from your head to your toes if you happen to find yourself in the same room as this extremely funky powerhouse of a band. FREE!!!!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

DUSTY GREEN BONES; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in January 2014, Dusty Green Bones Band is a five piece electric newgrass group based out of California’s Bay Area. Looking to form a “jamgrass” style band, this rowdy bunch of musicians met in the heart of San Francisco. The group consists of: Toby Sanchez-Mahan (acoustic guitar, vocals), Dustin Brown (acoustic and electric mandolin, vocals), Isaac Cantor (banjo), Scotty Brown (electric bass, kala u-bass, vocals), and Jon Ryan (drums). By taking musical styles from a wide variety of genres and mixing them with the high energy of hard-driving bluegrass, they have created a purely organic sound. Their music aims to expand the authentic complexity of traditional bluegrass by layering ancient tones with improvisation and rock n’ roll. These ambitious musicians live to ramble across the country playing hand-crafted shows while creating an undeniably magical experience for their fans. Their music is progressive with an indisputable raw aesthetic as the band dares to push the musical envelope, tenaciously defining their own individual style. DGBB continues to build a following by maintaining a consistent tour schedule. $7

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

BAMBOOZLE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Bamboozle has appeared to carry the burning, stinking torch of funk deep into the dark night of your soul.
Drawing influences from the same communal improvisational gestalt that fueled the best groups of the 60’s counterculture as much as from the explosion of the jazz/funk mastery of the 70’s, Bamboozle will tickle your ears and your heart (and hopefully your spirit) into fits of cosmic laughter and get your feet moving. $6

Friday, April 27th, 2018

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45?s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034, TWO DADS and A SNAKE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Jimmy Russell’s PC2034 is a high-minded, stage shredding juggernaut of good times, led by guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) and featuring a cast of PDX’s finest funk purveyors. Imagine a world in the not-so-distant future where judgment-free folk luxuriate and enjoy getting down with each other as a futuristic party band lasers the dance floor with positive vibes. Its like that.
Sharing the night and using a new pseudonym is a another of Jimmy’s Bands. They’re really good, too. We can’t tell you who they are, but you’re smart enough to figure it out. It’s gonna get hot in here tonight! $10

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION (Free!); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Welcome back Farnell Newton and OC to the stage. The band features current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, Juno What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, soulful singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist, Bootsy Collins! A funky good time awaits. FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

THE VAN RONTENS, CLOUD SIX; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Van Rontens are a fusion of folk, funk, grass and Gypsy Roots. It’s like a whole new sandwich. Or maybe Iron and Wine meets Modest Mouse with crystal clear female lead vocals. Lead vocalist and songwriter Melodie Ayres, in seek of a major life change, upended her Kansas roots this last summer. She packed her car and shoved off for the adventure of the Cascade Mountain range and the rich music scene of Portland Oregon. After months of playing open mics she accumulated a tribe of musicians and fans to support her dream. Lead singer Melodie Ayres plays the classical guitar while playing the kick drum. She is accompanied with mandolin, fiddle, banjo, upright bass and a percussionist. Now The Van Rontens have created a soundlike no other and are touring the country changing perspective on life one fan at a time. $6

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

CORAL CREEK (Plus a BONUS CC Grateful Dead Set); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Coral Creek is a Colorado band featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, Cajun, folk and island music. While the new self-titled album sits squarely in the Americana category, CC’s live performances transport audiences from the beaches of the Caribbean, down to the bayou and back up high into the Colorado Rockies – with instrumentation ranging from mandolin and fiddle to congas and steel pan.
The counter-balance to McKay’s fiery piano is the acoustic guitar of singer/songwriter Chris Thompson, stylistically blazing new trails inspired by Jerry Garcia and Tony Rice. Rob Garland (bass) and Scott Llewellen (drums) lock down the rhythm section, while Nathan Peoples elevates the music with a soaring bluegrass “saxo-fiddle” and high lonesome vocals. Since forming in 2010, Coral Creek has performed on festival main stages, concert series and clubs across the US, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, sharing stages with distinguished musicians including Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Bill Nershi and members of The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters and other fine acts. $8

Friday, May 4th, 2018

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM w/DJ MAGNETO & FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! $5

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

GET ON UP with TAKIMBA and DJ SAUCY; Doors @ 9:00pm

Monday, May 7th, 2018

I LOVE MONDAYS: CLARK-RUSSELL-HENDRIX ORGAN TRIO; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us for a new Monday music series– each Monday of the month will be held down by a different band, who will come in every 4 weeks and explode on stage for your listening pleasures. 1st Mondays go to the Clark-Russell-Hendrix organ trio. Featuring keyboardist Galen Clark (Trio Subtonic), the incomparable Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys, Party City 2034) on guitar, and absolute master drummer Tyrone Hendrix (Stevie Wonder, Juno What?!) the Trio aims to make your Mondays a little funkier. $5

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

FARNELL NEWTON and THE OTHERSHIP CONNECTION; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Welcome back Farnell Newton and OC to the stage. The band features current or former members of Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, The Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Liv Warfield, Juno What?! and more. Trumpeter Farnell Newton is one of the most versatile musicians in the Northwest, playing straight ahead jazz, Latin music, soul, hip hop, funk and more. Farnell has been touring with 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott, soulful singer/Pianist Jarrod Lawson, and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist, Bootsy Collins! A funky good time awaits. FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

PROUD and NASTY (Featuring Members of McTuff and The Polyrhythmics); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Attention-grabbing, jazzy-funky and eclectic as all get out, Proud and Nasty doesn’t cage up its creative beasts, it loads ’em up on a party-cruise ark and floats them ingeniously into your psyche. Comprised of players in Seattle’s raging funk and jazz scenes, including members of Polyrhythmics, McTuff (D’Vonne Lewis) and Theoretics, and led by Hammond b-3 burner Michael Zabrek, P and N is ready to slay this, and you should be here for that. $8

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

OJOS FEOS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Ojos Feos is an all-original world music project, based in the Pacific Northwest, consisting mostly of musicians who have lived in developing countries. The music splices rock and blues with Afro-Latin rhythmic and linguistic flavors and an upbeat tempo that makes it totally danceable. The tri-lingual vocal are performed using elements of bossa nova, samba, jazz cumbia, chachacha, flamenco, reggae, Cuban son and African highlife.
The songs bleed out the hardships of the politically oppressed and marginalized, portray man’s search for faith as well as his pleas for God’s forgiveness, and in the Delta tradition, the music relates both fondness and frustration with the opposite sex. The rhythmic groove is is delivered by the virtuoso bass lines of Chris Hale, the steady world beat maintained by Erick Sherman on drums and the African and Latin flavors are decorated and defined on percussion by Eric Johnston. Gaia Villarroel lends her smooth and soulful blues voice to mesmerize the audience in Spanish, English and African languages. Lead guitarist Dashel Ruiz adds crafty guitar hooks and amazing solos. On electric violin, Jeff Sullivan crafts beautiful violin melodies and fills, often utilizing effects from his pedal board. The all-original music project is led by multi-lingual vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Robbie Cree. $7

Friday, May 11th, 2018

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45?s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

GARCIA BIRTHDAY BAND; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead. But this isn’t a “tribute band!” Drawing upon years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of one of the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time. Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, the band’s quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious. $10

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

JEREMY GARRETT (INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS); Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Jeremy Garrett is known as an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer and creative songwriter in the Grammy Award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who broke onto the national scene in 2007, scooping up 3 International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album and Song of the Year. Since then, the group has become a national ambassador for progressive bluegrass, playing to club, theater and festival audiences around the country, and have hosted their own event, The Festy Experience—at which Jeremy’s production, the Garrett Grass Gospel Hour, offers a much-beloved highlight.
To fans of the Grammy-nominated “‘dusters,” he’s known as “G-Grass” or “Freedom Cobra” for his dynamic stage presence, but to his fellow artists and growing fan base, there’s another side, where songwriting and more intimate performances come to the fore. He has contributed several songs to the Stringdusters, including the title track for their 2014 album “Let It Go”, winning first place in the Folk category for the 2014 USA Songwriting Competition. His collaborations with other songwriters include Jon Weisberger, Josh Shilling, Becky Buller, Darrell Scott, John Pennell, and more.
Jeremy is a diverse entertainer performing in all-star line-ups and as a solo artist. Recently Jeremy has shifted his attention to a more intimate show highlighting his catalog of originally crafted songs accompanying him self on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. Jeremy likes to energize these intimate shows by weaving in hints of his fiddle science project, experimenting with electronic sound effects. $10

Advanced tickets here.

Monday, May 14th, 2018

I LOVE MONDAYS: FRESH TRACK; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us for a new Monday music series– each Monday of the month will be held down by a different band, who will come in every 4 weeks and explode on stage for your listening pleasures. 2nd Mondays means Fresh Track! FT, The brain child of Alex Weinberg (Shafty), was formed in 2014. The band features a rotating cast of the best musical talent in Portland and delivers a high-energy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance tunes. Drawing from many different influences, you can expect scorching jams, catchy dance grooves, and the occasional prog rock riff to keep things honest. The group includes members of Yak Attack, Dirty Revival, Mars Retrieval Unit, World’s Finest, and more! $5

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free): Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travel from the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful music scene….FREE!!!

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

LOST OX, JENNY JAHLEE and FRIENDS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Formed in early 2017, and quickly gaining traction around Portland, Lost Ox is part rapidfire rambling lyrics, part whiskey blues soul grass, two parts neo-funk groove; all with an extra helping of electro-psychedelic heat. The prog-blues-folk quartet bring their own brand of inventive playfulness to performances; weaving dark, murderous yarns in the same stride as delightfully groovy jive numbers, saturated richly with improvisation and interplay. $8

Friday, May 18th, 2018

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45?s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

OBJECT HEAVY, CHANCE HAYDEN (Rope-a-Dope Records Album Release); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Blazing out of the North Coast of California with a diverse assemblage of hypnotic rhythms to spark up any dance floor, Object Heavy delivers a uniquely heavy sound that fuses Progressive-Soul, Rock and R&B in a strikingly fresh way.
After spending the past two years touring throughout the pacific northwest, Object Heavy’s contagious sultry funk has garnered a momentum and buzz that shows no sign of letting up. In it’s short time Object Heavy has had the honor of sharing the stage with heavy hitters like George Clinton and P Funk, Cheech & Chong, Orgone, Flobots, Polyrhythmics, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Afrolicious, Delhi 2 Dublin, March 4th Marching Band and even backed up legends like Fred Wesley, Chali 2na, Raashan Ahmad, John Popper, DJ Logic and more.
Guitarist, composer, arranger and producer Chance Hayden has sustained an active presence throughout Portland, Oregon since 2005. His talent continuously extends to diverse acclaimed artists such as Darrell Grant, Farnell Newton, Andy Stokes, Lindsey Webster, Maimouna Youssef and Mycle Wastman. Hayden garnered international exposure touring throughout fifteen countries alongside Jarrod Lawson, highlights involving Holland’s North Sea Jazz Festival, Japan’s Billboard Live and an exclusive birthday celebration for Stevie Wonder.
Hayden’s talent as a composer has charted through his self-released debut, The Family Tree, from which multiple songs appeared within the acclaimed BET television series Being Mary Jane and Sony Pictures’ #1 box office film The Perfect Guy. Furthermore, Hayden’s musicality is known through an ongoing video series, Peace House Sessions, in which he has produced celebrated artists including Grammy winning guitarist Mark Lettieri and former backup singer to Prince, Liv Warfield. $10

Monday, May 21st, 2018

I LOVE MONDAYS: FAMILY FUNKTION; Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us for a new Monday music series– each Monday of the month will be held down by a different band, who will come in every 4 weeks and explode on stage for your listening pleasure. 3rd Mondays means Family Funktion! FF is a rotating collective of musicians helmed by producer/engineer/guitarist Joe Hall. Known mainly for their live events – improv jams featuring never-before assembled groups of musicians, as well as their very popular tribute shows – the collective is now venturing out into producing and recording their own singles. Come down for some 100% improvised, groove laden, heavy funk. Your week will be better for it! $5

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free): Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travel from the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful music scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

AMIRAH, ADEBESI, BROWN CALCULUS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Based out of Portland, Oregon, the band Amirah is made up of a rotating cast of musicians who share artistic and musical sensibilities. Featuring Portland’s soulful son Spencer Shay, Amirah pulls from their R&B and jazz influences to create their very unique, pop-based sound.
Some of the Rose City’s finest musicians come together to support the soulful, lyrical styling of Adebisi Okuneye. Bisi Ashley is Adebisi Okuneye. It’s a West African name in the Yoruba language meaning “another added to the crown.” Through the healing sounds of their neo-soul music, Bisi Ashley and her 6 sworn band mates are manifesting her truest self and, creating a tribe of lovers, listeners, artists, free thinkers, and kind hearted people.
Brown Calculus is two spirits, sprung forth from the same body in a past life, who have traveled through time and space, reconnecting as two separate hosts on planet Earth and embodying the intergalactic values of jazz and unity. $8

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

ALL-STAR OPERA, ALDEN and THE AMBIENCE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Based out of Seattle, All Star Opera is a 6 piece live hip hop collective, balancing a diversity of talents and influences. Fronted by two emcees, Sam Osborn aka Oz (MC, Vocals) & Carter Gyasi Gilbert-Bas, aka Flow Carter (MC, Vocals, Trumpet) and backed by a four instrumentalists: Seth McDonald (Keys, Vocals), Will Greenburg (Guitar, Vocals), Tylee Toyoda (Drums) & Keith Gledhill (Bass); All Star Opera is a unique blend of the collective musical influences of each individual member.
After years of existing in multiple iterations, the lineup was finalized in Spring 2016 and the band set forth in finishing their next project. That Fall, the new collective released their debut effort, the Shifting States EP (2016). The following year was dominated by performance and recording for All Star Opera; the band continued to perform regularly, building a reputation around town for their energetic live shows whilst writing and recording their debut full length effort at Robert Lang Studios. In September 2017, the band embarked on a 15 date tour of the West Coast as main support for Seattle hip hop duo, the Knowmads. In October, All Star Opera released their eponymously titled debut LP, All Star Opera (2017).
Using the relaxed atmosphere of Portland as a launching platform, Alden and the Ambiance is breaking into the Northwest scene with a duty to the booty to perform contemporary funk. Consisting of enthusiastic funk players, The Ambiance’s vision involves laying down the boogie and keeping it there, guaranteeing an experience at every show.
Bassist and bandleader Alden formed the Ambiance after playing music for years in joint projects. In addition to featuring guest emcees, singers, and soloists, the Ambiance has a cast of heavily-gigging musicians who draw on their own experiences for musical influence, for a greasy, dirty, booty-shaking funk performance. $7

Friday, May 25th, 2018

SOUL STEW with DJ AQUAMAN AND FRIENDS @ 9:00pm

Portland’s longest running DJ Dance Night, Soul Stew delivers deep & delicious cuts of funk, soul, disco & break beats on vinyl 45?s. DJ Aquaman (aka Eric Hedford, former member of The Dandy Warhols and 2014 Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductee) joins forces with DJ Brad Vachal and The Soul Mechanic to bring you Soul Stew. $5

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

PYATA and THE RHYTHM; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

LIFE DURING WARTIME (TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. They began to perform with a 7-piece lineup that was inspired by that particular movie and time period. “There was so much funkiness, movement, and excitement to the music in that movie and we just knew it would get people excited and feel fresh” says Lawrence Orleck, co-founder and singer in the band.
Audiences keep coming back to see LDW. Not only for their exuberant interpretations of the legendary Talking Heads, but also for their original music, improvisation, choreography and the random experiences they deliver at every one of their shows. In a matter of 2 years they were playing to sold out shows all over the West Coast. $15 at the door, $12 advanced.

Advanced tickets here.

Monday, May 28th, 2018

I LOVE MONDAYS: STEVE SWATKINS’ POSITIVE AGENDA: Doors @ 8, Music @ 9:00pm

Join us for a new Monday music series– each Monday of the month will be held down by a different b band, who will come in every 4 weeks and explode on stage for your listening pleasure. Steve Swatkins is a joyful prophet of positivity. Together with his band, The Positive Agenda, he plays feel-good funk made by and for real humans! The band makes raw, powerful, soulful music without relying on computers or backing tracks. What you hear is pure funky goodness— and it’s hot! $5

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

JIMMY RUSSELL’S PARTY CITY 2034 (Free): Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Time travel from the year 2034, where war has been banished, judgement-free party times of friendship abound, and veteran goodfoot guitarist Jimmy Russell (Quick and Easy Boys) leads a super group of Portland all-stars! Including members of The Quick and Easy Boys, The Excellent Gentlemen, The Liv Warfield Band, Allen Stone Band, Juno What?! and the Ural Thomas Band, Jimmy Russell’s Party City 2034 is a mix of the thriving Portland musician scene. The core of the band includes Jimmy Russell on guitar, Tyrone Hendrix on drums, Jeff Sechs on keys, Andre Zapata on bass, and Moorea Masa on vocals. Special guests can include just about anyone who can play their tail off from Portland’s wonderful music scene….FREE!!!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

THREE LEG TORSO, AMY DENIO and OU; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

3 Leg Torso formed in 1996 as violin, cello and accordion trio with the mission of creating original modern chamber music for their unique instrumentation. Over the following years, the ensemble has expanded both it’s musical mission and it’s size to become a quintet that now performs original compositions based on an eclectic synthesis of chamber music, tango, klezmer, latin, and Roma (Gypsy) music.
As principal composers, founding members Béla R. Balogh (violin and trumpet) and Courtney Von Drehle (accordion) provide the core of 3 Leg Torso’s sound. They are joined by the consummate mallets/percussion of T.J. Arko and the gentleman of the acoustic bass, Mike Murphy.
The ensemble’s history began with street performances, which they titled “Meestering”, and has led to their releasing three award winning instrumental albums (3 Leg Torso, Astor in Paris, and Animals & Cannibals), East Coast and West Coast tours, performances with symphony orchestras and a profile on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”.
The cinematic nature of their music has led to work with many film makers, including Oscar nominated documentary artist Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), two short films with Teller (Penn & Teller) two films by Academy Award winning animator Joan Gratz The Dowager’s Feast and The Dowager’s Idyll, scoring With Hope and Help, a UNICEF funded documentary about living with AIDS in Thailand. One of the ensemble’s pieces has been used as theme music for a Bosnian television series, and the group’s music was also featured in the 2012 National Geographic special Preparing for the Apocalypse.
Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame multi-instrumentalist/composer/producer Amy Denio (The Tiptons Sax Quartet, Kultur Shock, Correo Aereo) presents a night of eclectic and adventurous chamber jazz with her beloved band OU!
You’ll enjoy an evening of playful, sensuous and harmonically rich songs and sounds, full of Mediterranean influences. $12

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

SKERIK BAND: Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Sax-master, Skerik, returns with his crack band in tow for another scintillating goodfoot show. Skerik is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois (which has included Stanton Moore, Charlie Hunter, Mike Dillon and Marco Benevento), Crack Sabbath and The Dead Kenny G’s. He’s an original member of Les Claypool’s Fancy Band and Frog Brigade, Bobby Previte’s Ponga and Coalition of the Willing and Joe Doria’s McTuff. In the 1990s he was also a member of Tuatara (with Peter Buck) and Seattle-based Sadhappy. He has toured with Fred Wesley, Mike Clark and The Headhunters, Wayne Horvitz (Zony Mash), Mad Season and Roger Waters. He has performed with Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt, The Meters, Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Johnny Vidacovich, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, and Ween. In other words, he’s a really bad man!!! Tonight’s gig includes guitarist Andy Coe, Bassist Damien Erskine and drummer Tarik Abouzied. $10