MIZ MARGO and
HIVE A-GO-GO Dancers
11pm to close
This show will be followed by HIVE Dance Party!
HIVE Dance Party!
1045p - close!
Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, Portland
One of Los Angeles punk rock's most widely admired yet little-heard bands makes a striking return to records on January 18, 2019, as Yep Roc Records issues an all-new collection by The Flesh Eaters, I Used to Be Pretty.
On the release, founding vocalist and songwriter Chris Desjardins -- better known as Chris D. -- is backed by the legendary "all-star" edition of the band, originally heard on the 1981 set A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die: Dave Alvin (guitar) and Bill Bateman (drums) of The Blasters; John Doe (bass) and D.J. Bonebrake(marimba and percussion) of X; and Steve Berlin(saxophones) of The Plugz (and later The Blasters andLos Lobos). The album was produced collectively by the band members.
On five of the album's 11 tracks, this superpowered unit is joined by Julie Christensen, Desjardins' vocal partner in both The Flesh Eaters' successor band Divine Horsemen and latter-day editions of the original group. The singers were married during the '80s.
Release of I Used to Be Pretty, which will be issued in single-CD and double-LP configurations, will be followed by a series of U.S. tour dates -- the very first shows, save for a lone U.K. appearance, to take this hitherto elusive group outside the West Coast.
The Flesh Eaters were among the groundbreaking bands that emerged from the original Hollywood punk club The Masque in 1977. Chris D. -- poet, novelist, actor, screenwriter, director, and film programmer -- developed a stormy, lyrically intense style that drew on such varied sources as symbolist poetry, violent American pulp novels, and films running the gamut from classic European cinema to samurai, horror, spaghetti Western, and noir genre movies. He was also active on the local scene as a writer for the L.A. punkzine Slash and an A&R man and producer for the magazine's offshoot record label.
The band's first records employed various ad hoc assemblies of local punk musicians. For its second album, the howling, swampy, hoodoo-infused A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die -- produced by Chris D. and released on Slash's subsidiary imprint Ruby Records -- the singer recruited a band then unrivaled for musical firepower. The potent lineup played only a handful of unforgettable local shows before its members' commitments to their own bands sundered the group.
However, the Minute to Pray Flesh Eaters' reputation abided for decades, and in 2006 the lineup reunited for an appearance at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival in the U.K. and a few West Coast appearances. Two more brief regroupings followed in 2015 and 2018.
HUNTER : PRESENTS
HACKEDEPICCIOTTO [einstruzende neubauten/ crime & the city solution]
DAVID YOW [the jesus lizard / scratch acid]
SORIAH [ritual performance artist]
STAR THEATER PORTLAND OREGON
Jan 25 2019
8pm : 21+
$15 advanced. ticketweb.com
In 1974 when David Bowie composed the groundbreaking album Diamond Dogs, he set the story in the Post-Apocalyptic world of "Hunger City."
This decaying dystopia was a world where, in his words, "The 'crazed' inhabitants wear rags of cloth and plastics and furs. They dance or gyrate at un-predetermined moments." Bowie's vision of Hunger City as a feature-length film was quickly set aside for his Plastic Soul persona of Young Americans.
However, via the V&A Museum's exhibit "David Bowie Is" we are a window on the intricacy (and obsession) of his imaginings through preserved scripts,storyboards, and drawings.
On January 26th, 2019 as the grand finale of the month-long "Days of Bowie", The Star Theater will be transformed into Hunger City for the costume ball celebration, "Blackstar Ball".
Part immersive theater, part dance party, part rock and roll cabaret- this brainchild of DJ Gregarious, Nico Bella and Elizabeth Mollo is an audio visual love letter that brings Bowie's abandoned opus to life.
In our Post-Bowie Apocalypse, Blue Jean Bewlay: The Queen Bitch of Hunger City, The DJ, Halloween Jack, The Diamond Dog Catcher, Miss/Mr./Ms. Robot and Lady Stardust all come together for the annual ball where the Bowie Gangs battle for the stake hold of Hunger City. Which of the Bowies will rule this year?
Will it be the Ziggys, The Dukes, The Goblins, The Goon Squad? Or will a new mutation of Bowies emerge?
The Opening Ceremony will be led by musical director Ben Landsverk and his all-star band, Afraid of Americans. The floor show will feature performances by The OK Chorale, Miss Nico Bella, Elizabeth Mollo, Lily La Fauve and in her Portland debut, LA's Ruby Freidman. A night of glam-soaked dancing will follow led by Hunger City's Minister of Sound, The DJ (DJ Gregarious) and a midnight "Ballroom Blitz" where Fashion and Fame will Odetermine the Gang of the Year. Art installations, backdrops, and immersive environments will decorate the interior and patio of The Star providing ample opportunities to capture the parade of glitz, glamour, and inspiration on display. The Spectacle: Sensational
The Costumes: Mandatory.
The Music: All night.
Because, we like dancing and we *look* divine.
Arthur Brown first came to prominence in swinging London in 1967, after spending some time on the Paris underground scene Arthur was quickly signed to Track Records at the instruction of The Who's Pete Townshend and released the single Devils Grip, regarded by some as the record that gave the birth of Heavy Metal.
Arthur is best thought of for his 1968 Number one single Fire that still gets regular airplay all over the world and has been covered by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Die Krupps, The Prodigy and The Who.
Arthur's next band Kingdom Come performed as the main act at the first filmed Glastonbury Festival in 1971 and in 1973 Kingdom Come was the first band to release an album using a Drum Machine.
Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickenson site Arthur Brown as a major influence on them and in this Arthur's fifth decade in music the fire is far from out.
Arthur's most recent album Voices Of Love had major critical acclaim and Arthur received the Classic Rock magazine showman of the year award.
Garage A Trois was originally a trio founded by Stanton Moore, eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter, and Skerik. It formed during the 1998 recording of Stanton Moore's debut All Kooked Out!, a session that also yielded Garage A Trois' debut recording Mysteryfunk. Both albums were produced by Dan Prothero on his independent Fog City Records label. They were also both recorded "live with no over dubs". Whereas All Kooked Out! was rehearsed, "straight-toned" and promoted as the initial release, Mysteryfunk was mostly improvised with electronically effected instruments and as Moore has stated had "all the freaky stuff."
A benefit concert for Parkinson's Disease
Bridging the gap between medical care and wellness for those facing Parkinson’s
The Annual Superbowl Weekend Benefit Bash with The Bitchins - raising money to benefit Parkinson's Resouces of Oregon.
"Service to others is the rent we pay for our room here on earth." (Muhammad Ali)
Parkinson's Resources is bridging the gap between medical care and wellness for those living with Parkinson's disease in the Northwest.
U.S. Bombs are an American punk rock band, formed in 1993 in Orange County, CA. U.S. Bombs consist of vocalist Duane Peters, guitarists Kerry Martinez and Jonny "Two Bags" Wickersham, bass guitarist Wade Walston and drummer Chip Hanna.
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm, Terrapin Flyer at 11:30pm after DSO
Terrapin Flyer is a Chicago-based Grateful Dead band whose revolving cast features top performers in the jamband scene. The band often tours with former members of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band and is one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired acts. Terrapin Flyer has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the United States.