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The STAR THEATER PRESENTS
May 26, 2017 9:00 pm PDT

Yngwie Malmsteen was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 30, 1963. The youngest child in a household that included his mother Rigmor, sister Ann Louise, and brother Bjorn, Yngwie originally had no interest in music. However, on September 18, 1970, Yng... Read more

Yngwie Malmsteen was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 30, 1963. The youngest child in a household that included his mother Rigmor, sister Ann Louise, and brother Bjorn, Yngwie originally had no interest in music. However, on September 18, 1970, Yngwie saw a TV special on the death of guitar iconoclast Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Yngwie watched with awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Yngwie was born.

Applying his intense curiosity and tenacity to first an old Mosrite and then a cheap Stratocaster, Yngwie immersed himself in the music of such bands as Deep Purple and spent long hours practicing to learn their songs. His admiration for Ritchie Blackmore's classically influenced playing led him back to the source: Bach, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Mozart. As Yngwie absorbed the classical structures of the masters, his prodigious style began to take shape. By age 10, he began to focus all his energies into music. His mother and sister, a talented flautist, recognized his unique musical gifts and gave him support and encouragement. His mastery of the instrument progressed rapidly. In his early teens, Yngwie saw a television performance of Russian violinist Gideon Kremer, who performed the highly difficult 24 Caprices of 19th century virtuoso violinist Niccolo Paganini. The effect was profound, and Yngwie understood at last how to combine his love of classical music with his burgeoning guitar skills and onstage charisma.

By age 15, Yngwie's trademark style had begun to emerge. He worked for a time as a luthier in a guitar repair shop, where he encountered a scalloped neck for the first time when a 17th century lute came into the shop. Intrigued, Yngwie scalloped the neck of an old guitar in similar fashion and was impressed enough with the results to try it on his better guitars. The scalloped fret board was somewhat more difficult to play than a normal neck, but his control over the strings was so improved that Yngwie immediately adopted it as a permanent alteration to his equipment.
 
About this time, Yngwie began playing in a number of bands built around his explosive guitar style, with long instrumental explorations. Around age 18, Yngwie and several friends recorded a demo set of three songs for Swedish CBS, but the cuts were never released. Frustrated, Yngwie began sending demo tapes to record companies and music contacts abroad. One such tape found its way into the hands of Guitar Player contributor and Shrapnel Music. Yngwie was invited to record with a new band Steeler--and the rest, as they say, is history.



Portland's Prom, The Prom You Wish You'd Had Dress up like you mean it, bring a date and remodel your Proms of yesteryear's in an elegance and style you've come to expect from Portland's Prom Join us once again for a magical... Read more

Portland's Prom, The Prom You Wish You'd Had

Dress up like you mean it, bring a date and remodel your Proms of yesteryear's in an elegance and style you've come to expect from Portland's Prom

Join us once again for a magical evening of adult shenanigans and Prom-foolery Saturday, May 27th at the Star Theater in Portland!

Dress up like you mean it, bring a date and remodel your Proms of yesteryear's in an elegance and style you've come to expect from Portland's Prom

--Entertainment provided by--
Just People
ADDverse Effects
WORTH
More acts to be announced soon!

Lighting by Lights Up Loud
Photo Booth by DAbooth
Tons of baloons ya'll

--Tickets--
$15 - Early Bird (Limited Quantity)
$20 - Pre-Sale
$25 - Day Of

This event is 21+
Sponsored by:
Jim Beam



INDUSTRIAL DARKWAVE DANCE PARTY ~

Special edition of HIVE celebrating the union of Carmel and Marc Anthony!

FREE - open to everyone 21+.

DJ OWEN

Star Theater

9pm to close.


May 31, 2017 9:30 pm PDT

Lewis Del Mar, a duo from Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY, is the project of two lifelong friends who have crafted a sound as challenging as it is comforting. Their sonic hybrid blends barefaced bedroom recordingsof acoustic guitars and soulful vocals o... Read more

Lewis Del Mar, a duo from Rockaway Beach in Queens, NY, is the project of two lifelong friends who have crafted a sound as challenging as it is comforting. Their sonic hybrid blends barefaced bedroom recordingsof acoustic guitars and soulful vocals over a rich soundscape of complex live and sampled percussion.The New York Times claimed "Loud(y)" to be a "clattering profane mixed-media anthem" and iTunes placed it on their "Best of 2015" list. Their debut album is complex and intriguing, keeping the listener peering curiously around every corner to get a glimpse of what's next.


June 2, 2017 9:00 pm PDT

“It’s all in our minds / Planted over time / Grew into a vine / That became intertwined” – from “All In Our Minds”On Passafire’s sixth studio release, Longshot, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit gives a test... Read more

“It’s all in our minds / Planted over time / Grew into a vine / That became intertwined” – from “All In Our Minds”On Passafire’s sixth studio release, Longshot, the Savannah, GA based rock outfit gives a testimony to following dreams, inspired by people, places, and experiences Passafire has shared since forming as a band. The group’s four members continue chasing their passion despite being told many times that “Making it as a musician is a long-shot,” a piece of advice that inspired this album and its title. Longshot takes its listeners through a full spectrum of emotions, telling stories of heartbreak, new beginnings, overcoming personal struggles, finding truths, discovering new places, and getting older, all weaved into Passafire’s genre-defying mix of reggae, hard rock, hip hop, and anything else that turns the group on musically.


Passafire was formed in Savannah, GA, in 2003 by Ted Bowne and Nick Kubley, and have built a strong reputation within the U.S. reggae scene through relentless touring with fellow band members Mike DeGuzman and Will Kubley. Bowne doesn’t mind the grueling schedule and adds, “Touring is the best way to keep the buzz about the band going. What keeps it fun and exciting is the people we meet and places we get to see. We are in a new city every day so there’s always something to go see or do.” They continue to be a larger part of the U.S. reggae scene, even though musically they are often far apart from many of their peers in the genre, with a growing emphasis on alternative and progressive rock elements within their songs.


Soul'd Out & Village Building Convergence Present
June 3, 2017 9:00 pm PDT

THE 'CATALOGUE BASH' TOUR! No more than three producers (Dr. Dre, RZA, and Prince Paul) can test DJ Premier's status as the most important trackmaster of the '90s, and no style is more distinctive. Aggressive and raw, a Premier tra... Read more

THE 'CATALOGUE BASH' TOUR!

No more than three producers (Dr. Dre, RZA, and Prince Paul) can test DJ Premier's status as the most important trackmaster of the '90s, and no style is more distinctive. Aggressive and raw, a Premier track was an instantly recognizable soundclash of battling loops and heavy scratching -- all of them perfectly timed -- that evoked the sound of Brooklyn better than anyone. Besides helming tracks for his main concern, Gang Starr, since their 1989 debut, Premier's productions appeared on many of the East Coast's most important records: Nas' Illmatic, the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die, Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, Jeru the Damaja's The Sun Rises in the East, and Mos Def's Black on Both Sides.

Premier, born Chris Martin, spent time in Brooklyn and Houston while growing up, and studied computer science at Prairie View A&M outside Houston. Known as Waxmaster C, he'd already learned to play a variety of instruments and also managed a record store. After moving back to Brooklyn, around 1987-1988 he came into contact with Guru, a Boston native. Guru had already formed a group named Gang Starr two years earlier (and recorded with the 45 King), but his former partner, Mike Dee, had returned to Boston. DJ Premier and Guru signed to Wild Pitch and released a debut single ("Manifest") and album (No More Mr. Nice Guy). Gang Starr's interest in melding hip-hop with jazz informed the record, and they were invited to add to the soundtrack for Spike Lee's 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. Their subsequent work was much more mature and unified, with a pair of instant East Coast classics (1991's Step in the Arena and 1992's Daily Operation) arriving in short order.
DJ Premier had been working with other vocalists for years, and his productions for the 1990 landmark Funky Technician by Lord Finesse and DJ Mike Smooth cemented his status as one of the best producers around. He soon began recording exclusively at D&D Studios, a spot soon to become a shrine for hip-hop fans (thanks in large part to his own work). The year 1994 was a huge one for Premier, probably the best year for any rap producer ever; in addition to dropping another Gang Starr classic, Hard to Earn, his productions appeared on five-star, all-time classics by Nas (Illmatic), the Notorious B.I.G. (Ready to Die), and Jeru the Damaja (The Sun Rises in the East), as well as Big Daddy Kane and Branford Marsalis' Buckshot LeFonque project. Though his workload dropped off considerably during the late '90s, he still managed to place tracks on three of the first four Jay-Z albums, and returned in force with the new millennium, including shots with Common, D.I.T.C., D'Angelo, Jadakiss, and Snoop Dogg.


Abstract Earth Project Presents
June 7, 2017 9:00 pm PDT

an izohnny production
June 8, 2017 8:00 pm PDT

Did you miss us? Of course you did, and we missed you! Well, BOYeurism is back, on June 8th at Star Theater Portland, with a spectacular show that will be the perfect starting point for all of your June Pride Excellence! We're feat... Read more

Did you miss us? Of course you did, and we missed you! Well, BOYeurism is back, on June 8th at Star Theater Portland, with a spectacular show that will be the perfect starting point for all of your June Pride Excellence! We're featuring a bunch of new faces and some of your Boyeurism favorites!

Doors 7:30, show 8 PM at Star Theater!

Starring:
Malicious Allure (Vogueing and Wacking Collective)
Niki Villiarimo (Golden Throated Vocalist)
Elastico
Sean Sellek (Dancer)
House of Ada (PDX Dance Collective)
Johnny Nuriel (Aerial, LED, belly dance, burlesque)
Isaiah Esquire (Dance, burlesque, drag, the founder of the feast)


At STAR THEATER - Doug Fir & Soul'd Out Present
June 9, 2017 9:00 pm PDT

Doug Fir presents “Under Pressure: A Night of Bowie and Queen” at the Star Theater, a powerhouse salute to two rock and roll legends in one legendary night. Seattle rock royalty BowieVision and HalloQueen combine the flash and b... Read more

Doug Fir presents “Under Pressure: A Night of Bowie and Queen” at the Star Theater, a powerhouse salute to two rock and roll legends in one legendary night. Seattle rock royalty BowieVision and HalloQueen combine the flash and bombast of Queen hits like Tie Your Mother Down, We Will Rock You, and Bohemian Rhapsody with the funky sophistication of David Bowie’s Fame, Ashes to Ashes, and Let’s Dance, then top it off with the showstopping brilliance of Under Pressure to forge a marriage made in rock and roll heaven.



The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World!



XRAY FM Presents THE DANDY WARHOLS performing an Intimate, Dreamy, Acoustic-ish sets with guests The Hugs. THIS SHOW is an all ages, matinee show. Limited all ages tickets are available. There is a later, (21+ only) show as well as the option t... Read more

XRAY FM Presents THE DANDY WARHOLS performing an Intimate, Dreamy, Acoustic-ish sets with guests The Hugs.

THIS SHOW is an all ages, matinee show. Limited all ages tickets are available.

There is a later, (21+ only) show as well as the option to purchase tickets to both shows on the link listed here:

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7437675&pl=star&dispatch=loadSelectionData

 

 


June 11, 2017 4:00 pm PDT

June 11, 2017 9:00 pm PDT
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