Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, J Dilla, and the Beastie Boys, all the way to folkloric West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian samba grooves.
Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' latest album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock, R&B, progressive jazz, and Afrobeat. Calling to mind everything from Antibalas and the Dap-Kings to The Meters and Fela Kuti, it's without a doubt their strongest work to date, merging the infectious power of their live show with a sleek and nuanced studio sophistication.Named for the smoldering crater left after a volcanic eruption, Caldera was written during a band retreat to rural Oregon, where Polyrhythmics embraced truly collaborative songwriting for the first time during a marathon session in the shadow of Mt. Hood (itself an active volcano). The resulting album is a blistering declaration from a band that's progressed beyond the sum of its influences to come fully into its own. From the downtempo, Afrobeat trance of "Stargazer" to the triumphantly anthemic, high-octane pump-up funk of "Marshmallow Man," Caldera is instrumental music at its best: emotional, evocative, mesmerizing. On "Cactus Blossoms," Polyrhythmics craft an eerie, retro gem straight out of a 70's film score, while the trippy effects and wah-wah guitar of "Goldie's Road" suggest a psychedelic journey (or perhaps a bad trip), and the shuffling "Vodka For My Goat" draws on Stax soul while hinting at BB King's merger of the blues and jazz. It's an eclectic collection, tied together by the melding of eight distinct musical voices coming together as a cohesive whole.
Jesús Alemañy , founder of Latin orchestra ¡Cubanismo!, came to fame as a brilliant 15 year old trumpet player for the iconic Cuban son group Sierra Maestra. The all-star ¡Cubanismo! orchestra play sizzling dance tunes full of swaggering horn charts and wild polyrhythms that recall the vintage big-band son sound, traditional rumba, cha-cha and lesser known danzon and pa'ca rhythms arranged in the descarga (jam) tradition developed by Cuban jazz players of the '40s.
The expression cubanismo designates something specifically Cuban, or unique to the island and not common to the general Spanish culture of Latin America. Utterly different from the genre known as Latin jazz, ¡Cubanismo! features danceable music from beginning to end, celebrating the legacy of Cuban music in other dance styles from around the world. The Cuban son, which dates back to the turn of the century, is the root of much of the up-tempo international pop music, from African soukous to New York salsa.
"Powerhouse all-star touring band that plays a repertoire of traditional Cuban music from a variety of genres."
Soul, Soul, Soul - that best describes Ron's sound. But you must see him to believe that there are no genre limitations. Ron has worked with Mick Fleetwood, Booker T Jones, Jack Johnson, Mike Love, Jake Shimabukuro, Eric Krasno, Soulive, Doyle Bramhall II and more....
HIVE Dance Party
930p - close
Star Theater: 13 NW 6th, Portland
Yak Attack is a live electronica power trio from Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2013, the band has experienced steady growth over the past few years and has been building buzz by touring frequently throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and the Mountain West. The groups music is best described as "organic electronica using skillful playing, live loops, and tightly constructed songs combined with raw improvisation to build high- energy and uplifting dance music from scratch, where every note is played and recorded
The band draws on influences from a wide spectrum of electronica, such as house,
drum and bass, and breakbeat, along with elements of jam, funk, and jazz. The result is a live show that is musically sophisticated but widely accessible, with a diverse and engaged fanbase that travels to out of town shows and continually returns to see what the band will do in its next live show.
Yak Attack has been selling out local and regional shows and is continuing to build
presence in regional markets, along with developing a reputation as the region's go to late night act; in the summer festival and after-party circuit. They have shared the stage with many established or up and coming acts such as TAUK, Turkuaz, The Magic Beans, Break Science, Funk Hunters, and Fruition. The band is currently working on its third studio album (expected release Spring 2018), continues to ramp up its tour schedule, and looks forward to bringing its unique dance party to a venue near you.
An early evening of goth, gaze, dark wave and post punk music brought to you by Brickbat Mansion. Doors and show begins promptly at 7pm. Bands performing this wonderful and early performance are
We Are Parasols facebook.com/weareparasols/
DJ Curatrix and DJ Wednesday spin the best in shoegaze, goth, ethereal and post-punk. Request friendly!
Songs for goths and gazers.
Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.
Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands... they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.
Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd.... The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads.... The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish.... to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.
Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. It's purpose is to heighten people's passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.
Discovering connections is part of the fun: Pink Floyd's "On The Run" seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish's "You Enjoy Myself". Perfectly placing Phish's "Sand" into the groove of The Talking Head's "Slippery People". Segued collections from all three acts such as Run Like Hell > Making Flippy Floppy > Piper > Run Like Hell or Mike's Song > Have A Cigar > Once In A Lifetime > Weekapaug Groove. These ideas are the spirit behind Pink Talking Fish.
The story is ever evolving. The experience is always exciting. Come join Pink Talking Fish for the ultimate fusion tribute and celebrate the love of this music in unique fashion.
Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.
Roots of Creation's most recent release, Livin Free (2016), debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard Reggae and the Relix/Jambands.com Radio charts. Livin Free is a triple record that includes three versions of each song--studio, dub, and acoustic that features guest performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marshall "Ras MG" Goodman (Sublime, Long Beach Dub Allstars), the Rubblebucket horn section, Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Grammy-nominated Pato Banton (Sting, UB40), and others. Additionally, the album welcomes guest production by Yeti Beats (Rebelution, Slightly Stoopid).
Now RoC has taken on a unique new project: Grateful Dub. Combining their longtime love for reggae-dub style music and the Grateful Dead, RoC reworked some of the world's favorite Dead tunes into a new studio album. RoC had the pleasure of working in the studio with the legendary 5-time Grammy winner Errol Brown who was Bob Marley's engineer and now Rebelution's live sound engineer for this project. Grateful Dub is also being performed live in its entirety at festivals, theatres, and clubs around the country, and features rotating special guests including Melvin Seals (JGB), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh) full horn sections, and others. Grateful Dub captures the spirit and magic of the Grateful Dead, while laying it down reggae-dub style.
Fernando y Los Cochinos will be celebrating the release of "Pacoima Radio Sessions"and Pacoima's 20 Year Anniversary by performing their Rock En Español lo-fi masterpiece in sequence on Cinco de Mayo (5/5) at The Star Theater. Fernando and Luther Russell's 1998 love letter to the SoCal neighborhood were Fernando and Ritchie Valens grew up was highly praised by local and national press for it's raw honesty and it's seamless blend of Tex-Mex, Garage and Barrio Rock. The Willamette Week in 1998 went as far as calling it "The First Significant Rock en Español record ever released in Oregon". Fernando's ninth and most recent full lenth LP "Pacoima Radio Sessions"(Secret Sound Recording) is the band's very first live album and it's being released in stores on Record Store Day (April 21st) . Pacoima Radio Sessions is a 1998 live recording of Fernando y Los Cochinos performing live on Marc Baker's radio program "The Church of the NorthWest and it features Los Cochinos performing a blistering set at the height of their powers. All profits from the sale of the Pacoima Radio Sessions is going to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund which provides music scholarships to local area high school students. CD and Vinyl versions of the Pacoima Radio Sessions which features amazing artwork by legendary artist Gary Houston will be on sale at the show. Fernando y Los Cochinos are honored to be joined on this very special evening by one of Portland's top new bands SÁVILA which blends cumbia, latin, world and r&b to make something completely original and their own and opening the night will be our great friends Trujillo which can easily make you dance and cry within the blink of an eye. Advance tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show.
Portland-born, DR has evolved from the confines of a basement, to some of Portland's most sought after stages, and more. DR's soulful sounds and energetic beats deliver an atmosphere that enraptures the audience in the dirtiest of musical revivals.
Led by the soulful vocals of Ms. Sarah Clarke and enhanced by verses from MC evv'n'flo, DR has emerged on the Pacific Northwest music scene with passion and flare. The unique ensemble intermingles classic and original tracks with a resounding presence, no matter how big or small the venue.
The dynamic, seven-piece soul outfit shines on stage, and defines influences from funk- and soul-infused icons of the past. Dirty Revival has shared the stages with musical heavy-hitters such as Michael Franti, George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Slick Rick, Nappy Roots and Gift of Gab, and have several multi-regional tours already under their belt.
The band has been actively touring in support of their debut album, the self titled, Dirty Revival, release in September of 2015.
The release was marked by a sold out CD release party at one of Portland's premier venues, Mississippi Studios. Driven by the warm reception of their freshman album, Dirty Revival has the heart and mind behind the music and the unyielding drive to share their soul.
Preoccupations' songs have always worked through themes of creation, destruction, and futility, and they've always done it with singular post-punk grit. The textures are evocative and razorsharp. The wire is always a live one. But while that darker side may have been well-explored, that's not quite the same as it being fully, intensely lived. This time it was, and the result is 'New Material', a collection that broadens and deepens Preoccupations to a true mastery of their sound. In it lies the difference between witnessing a car crash and crashing your own, between jumping into an ocean and starting to swallow the water. "It's an ode to depression,' singer Matt Flegel says plainly. "To depression and self-sabotage, and looking inward at yourself with extreme hatred." Typically resilient, the months leading up to recording 'New Material' brought a new order of magnitude to feelings that had been creeping up on Flegel for some time. He'd written bits and pieces of lyrics through the course of it, small snippets he hadn't assigned to any one thought or feeling but were emblematic of a deeper issue, something germinating that was dense and numb and fully unshakeable. As the band began writing music, that process gave shape to the sheer tonnage of what he'd been carrying. With virtually nothing written or demoed before the band sat down together, the process was more collaborative than before. It was almost architectural, building some things up, tearing others down to the beams, sitting down and writing songs not knowing what they were about. But for Flegel, it led to a reckoning.