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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

YAK ATTACK, GALAXE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Yak Attack is real, organic electronica. Rowan Cobb (Alpaca!, Giraffe Dodgers), Dave Dernovsek (Manimalhouse, Emulator) and Devin Weston (Planetjackers) have combined forces to create a full, lush, danceable sound far beyond what most trios can produce. Using live loops, well-placed samples, thick grooves, and expansive soundscapes, Yak Attack keeps the dance party at full blast. $7

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

THE HILL DOGS, FOXY LEMON, JACKSON BOONE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

The Hill Dogs are big-hearted, fire-breathing folk rockers. Rich, honest lyrics, soaked in beautiful harmonies are kept afloat by gritty grooves. The group hails from Oregon. Taylor Kingman (lead vox/lead guitar), Ricky Rohr (drums/vox), Lucas Benoit (rhythm guitar/vox), Kayla Stroik (viola/vox) & Rowan Cobb (bass guitar/vox) Two full-length albums have thus far been self-released; “Ghosts of Champoeg” in March 2013, followed up with “Hang In There” in January 2015.
The five guys in Foxy Lemon are quickly being noticed as an important rock band to watch in 2015. After making some noise with a successful 2014 West Coast tour and gaining an ever-growing fan base in the Pacific Northwest, they have garnered praise as great composers and live musicians. If you like guitar solos, look no further friend!
Jackson Boone is a songwriter born and raised in the misty magic of Portland Oregon.His debut album Starlit was released in 2014, and his second LP, “Natural Changes” is coming out on September 9th, 2015. $7

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

FIRST FRIDAY SUPERJAM (9PM), FARE THEE WELL WEBCAST (5PM) @ 9:00pm

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! $5
And starting at 5pm we will be web-casting the Grateful Dead show from Soldier Field in HD on our large screen (with audio through our concert P.A.). It’s free and you should be here with the people you love!!!!

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

CLOSED FOR THE 4TH– HAVE FUN, BE SAFE :) @ 9:00pm

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

FARE THEE WELL WEBCAST followed by TAKIMBA (Free) @ 5:00pm

Join us for the final Grateful Dead show as we webcast the festivities on our HD projector (with audio through our concert P.A.). Being such an emotional evening it wouldn’t be right to send you out into the streets after the final notes, so stick around as Takimba takes it deep with electronic remixes of GD tunes, funk and more to help your tears dry and smiles widen!!! Free!!!

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

THE JUNEBUGS, KINA LYN MUIR; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Imagine if you put R. Kelly through a banjo. Led by frontman and beard enthusiast Moses Barrett, The Junebugs combine high-energy pop with Pacific Northwest folksy goodness to create a genre-bending sound you can kick up your heels to. The Junebugs originated on the Vancouver, BC circuit before migrating south to Portland, OR. There, guitarist Barrett picked up drummer Kyle Owen and bassist Sean Vinson, equally bearded and hailing from impressive musical backgrounds. Covering everything from Tom Petty to TLC to Lorde, the eclectic taste of the trio ranges from turn-of-the-century Americana to modern Hip Hop, with a strong emphasis on vocal harmony. Their original tunes have a dreamy, sweet quality reminiscent of Neil Young and Iron & Wine, peppered with fiery banjo lines. There is something for everyone here. $6

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

IYA TERRA, VALLEY GREEN, THIS SIDE UP; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Iya Terra is a California band comprised of three young musicians with a love for all things reggae. Coming from extensive and diverse musical backgrounds, Iya Terra is able to fuse their love of roots, rock, reggae, dancehall and funk to create a positively, conscious-messaged, organic product. Bringing live love and energy is what they do best because the dance hall is a place for happiness. $10

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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, July 11th, 2015

WATER TOWER, THE JACKALOPE SAINTS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

After 5 years on the road, 4 albums under their belt and multiple international tours, Water Tower has been brewing up a storm in the folk music world. The boys have collaborated live with members of bands like Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband and shared the stage with acts like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, and Woody Pines. They have toured extensively in both the USA and abroad, and performed live on the BBC, NPR, and RTE. Their all original sound is infectious and has spread far and wide to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Based in Portland, Oregon these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the West Coast. However, the boys wanted to take the music further and thus, their new sound was born. Loosely based in the traditions of bluegrass, punk rock, blues, cajun, folk and country their music slides between musical boundaries. Their songs feature tight 3 part harmonies and powerful instrumentals. This combined with the lightning energy of their stage performances has made them a favorite amongst audiences everywhere. Their latest recording is a 5-song EP recorded in Portland at Type Foundry Studios called “Where the Crow Don’t Fly” and showcases the band’s original songwriting, diverse arranging, and solid playing.
The Jackalope Saints were founded in 2010. They began with Clinton Herrick and Jay Parshall, but, after hearing one of their first recorded songs on a national radio station-featured as band of the week-and playing a number of live shows, both Herrick and Parshall felt that their sound lacked the desired depth, John Chap was invited to play with them soon after. Regular shows in the Portland area spread the Saints’ mythic gospel and continued to draw new followers. Duplicitous, the wilderness speaks half-truths; it calls and goes silent. The Jackalope Saints’ stories are similarly mysterious. From the experience of singer songwriter Clinton Herrick, the Saints’ music preaches the folklore of wild America. Herrick’s imagery is elemental-wind and stone, bone and dust-but the lyrical detail guards more than it reveals. Sun-bleached teeth and a shadowed gunshot grow large in the listener’s mind. The imagery, however, only distracts from questions of substance; who, when, and where? But these are tall tales, ghost stories, the true experience of which cannot be found in fact. $8

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

TOP HAT CONFEDERACY, MANIMALHOUSE; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

THC makes their long-awaited goodfoot debut. this 16 piece behemoth brings the heat as they delve into funk, R & B and post-disco instrumentals! Joining them are Manimalhouse, with their own greasy take on gritty, high-energy funk and soul!! $6

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

ELEKTRAPOD, GOLDFOOT; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Elektrapod fuses funk, soul, disco and riff-rock with electronic sensibilities. In a short time they have become Bend, Oregon’s go-to party starters and for good reason. Tonight they are joined by Portland’s Goldfoot for an evening of dance floor debauchery. $8

Friday, July 17th, 2015

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, July 18th, 2015

DJ ANJALI and THE INCREDIBLE KID present TROPITAAL; Doors @ 9:00pm

Take the sultry vibe of the Latin American Tropics, combine with the rhythm of India (“Taal”) and stir into Tropitaal – a Desi/Latino Soundclash where the hottest club sounds from India and Latin America go head to head in an all-night dance-off of epic proportions. Resident DJs Anjali & The Incredible Kid combine their deep passions and deep crates from across the spectrum of Caribbean, Indian and Latin vibes. $5

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

FREDDY TRUJILLO BAND (Plus a Performance of Funkadelic’s ‘Maggot Brain”); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Freddy Trujillo is a singer/songwriter/bassist who hails from Simi Valley, CA. He grew up in a highly musical family. His father, Fred Sr., sang and played guitar in various groups, including The Beethovens, an all-chicano beat combo who gigged all over the southland during the great garage-rock boom of the mid-1960′s. His sister A’me Loraine scored two top-ten dance hits in the early ‘90s.
Freddy himself played with Pat Smear (Nirvana, Germs) and many other local L.A. acts during the explosion of punk/alternative music that hit L.A. in the ’80s and ’90s. Freddy soon re-located to Portland, Oregon and released his acclaimed debut solo record Hawks & Highways, which dealt with the intertwining of Native American and Chicano experiences in rock & roll form. He has since been a sought-after player in the ever-burgeoning Portland scene, having formed the well-respected (yet short-lived) Chicano-rock ensemble Caguama, and, most recently, joined established and internationally touring Portland acts Richmond Fontaine and Fernando.
As a special tribute to the great George Clinton, the band will play a second set that consists of Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain” in it’s entirety! $6

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

JUST PEOPLE, 1000 FUEGOS; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

1000 Fuegos’ compositions paint an Afro-Cuban face with a transplanted American smile that only finds home in a jaded heart. 1,000 Fuegos presents ancient sounds entombed by the filter of today’s modern pop perspective. All the way from Hialeah, FL – a concrete melting pot of cultures spanning from the Caribbean, South and Central America and the US- this music transcends our modern concept of diverse.
Just People are a soul-rock outfit based in the bubbling music scene of Portland, Oregon.
Derived from the mind of idealistic front man Scott Gilmore, Just People combines the optimism of our past with the dedication and energy of today’s youth. The band has drawn comparisons to artists throughout the genre spectrum from Pearl Jam and The Flaming Lips to the Talking Heads and Cat Stevens. $8

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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, July 25th, 2015

HIGH and MIGHTY BRASS BAND, JUJUBA; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

There’s a reason that musical trailblazers from Galactic to DJ Logic have recently chosen to collaborate with High and Mighty Brass Band! and legends such as Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, and Trombone Shorty have chosen them to share the stage. Co-mingling band members from New Orleans, NYC, and a host of other cities across the globe, this dynamic krewe has the unique ability to combine classic New Orleans Funk and R&B with more modern Afro-Beat and Hip Hop influences. Their live performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring, connecting the band with each and every audience member. Just catching a single performance will make it abundantly clear why HMBB! is known as “a party in progress!”
Portland’s Jujuba rounds out the bill. A goodfoot favorite, Jujuba’s high-energy Afrobeat and juju has been leaving sweaty dance floors in it’s wake for over 10 years. Led by master talking drummer, Nojeem Lasisi (King Sunny Ade), the band floats a full horn line over rubbery bass lines and massive percussion. This one will be a darned good time!!! $10

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Sonic Forum @ 7:00pm

Monday nights are filled with endless possibilities… Sonic Forum Open Mic Night provides musicians and artists (solos, duos, trios, large ensembles, troubadours, accordion driven punk groups, yodeling jugglers, etc.) with a fantastic space to let your talent shine. Play alone or backed by our house musicians. Drum kit, all amps and sound engineer provided! Click here for more information. Doors open at 7pm & There is no cover charge.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

RADULA (Free); Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

As part of our artist-in-residency (AIR) series, we welcome Radula to the stage. Featuring current or former members of The Quick and Easy Boys, Juno What?! and Leftover Salmon, as well as Oregon Music Hall of Fame drummer, Carlton Jackson, Radula is a greasy plate of blue-based funk, soul and R & B, with the occasional cowboy tune to tie it all together. Like all Tuesdays around here, it’s free!!!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

JON WAYNE and THE PAIN, PERK!; Doors @ 9, Music @ 10:00pm

Minneapolis based reggae rockers Jon Wayne and The Pain have been carving a sizable niche in the reggae-rock genre. Their third release “Surrender” builds upon the success of the group’s sophomore album which adds Jam and EDM to their unique mix of Reggae, Rock, and Dub that fans can’t get enough of. Jon, Teeto and Chuckie are the ultimate coast-to-coast road warriors having played an average of 20 shows per month for the last 4 years. Their live shows include a powerful display of the trio’s “Reggae-Tronic Dub”. The band creates a unique psychedelic Reggae sound by blending Reggae-Rock with evolving bass heavy tangents of electronic dub.
Perk! is a 4 piece Instrumental band that features Jon Petz on drums, Devon Bedette on guitar, Robert Ping on trumpet/guitar and Justin “Boo” Wilson on bass. Perk! blends elements of Funk, Rock, Groove, Jam, Blues, Jazz and more into a sound that is often funky and always energetic. They feed off of the energy of the crowd and strive to make every show a party. $8

Friday, July 31st, 2015

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

Friday, August 7th, 2015

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

First Friday Superjam means funk, soul, disco & hip hop with DJ Magneto and Friends. Come and join the dance party! 9:00pm $5.