And be sure to break out your fishnets, pearls, and platforms so you can walk away with some fancy prizes from our Rocky Horror costume contest!
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Doors as 8:00, show at 9:00 tickets are $20 advance and $25 VIP table seating. 21 and over please
Thursday October 26th Miss Kennedy Brings "The Rocky Horror Pastie Show" triumphantly back to The Star Theater in Portland!
Now in its seventh year The Rocky Horror Pastie Show has become a tradition amoung Rocky Horror and burlesque fans alike.
In case you missed us before and especially if you didn't you'll truly be shivering with anticipation as we bring you a live stage adaptation of Rocky Horror with a little less dialogue and a LOT more T&A.
Zora Phoenix as Frank N Furter
Romeo Bedwell as Rocky
Alex Kennedy as Columbia
Lily Le Fauve as Dr. Scott Dee Dee
Pepper as Eddie Grant
Frey as Brad Majors
Mamie Demure as Janet Weiss and more!
And be sure to break out your fishnets, pearls, and platforms so you can walk away with some fancy prizes from our Rocky Horror costume contest!
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Doors as 8:00, show at 9:00
Tickets are $20 advance and $25
VIP table seating
NIGHTMARE ON BURNSIDE
A Benefit for Manifestation Art House
On Friday October 27th, celebrate Halloween with your friends The Saloon Ensemble and Amanda Richards' Zombie Country Jamboree. This is going to be one helluva devilish evening of ghoulish musical delights featuring songs from "The Nitemare B4 Xmas," twangy tales of the zombie apocalypse and many jump-scare surprises.
The Saloon Ensemble is a ruckus bunch of hooligans that intend to entertain the hell out of you with their musical shenanigans and tomfoolery. From the loins of March Fourth Marching Band, on a steamy night in Black Rock City in 2005, The Saloon Ensemble was born swinging almost every song imaginable including energetic originals, hilarious covers and over-the-top theatrical productions like "Jawz the Musical - in 3D!," "Nitemare B4 X-Mas" and "All of Burning Man in a Day." On Oct 27th, they will channel your favorite dead rock stars and literally raise hell for your All Hallows Eve entertainment .
Amanda Richards' Zombie Country Jamboree is an undead band of rednecks performing old-school country songs from their award-winning album Play Dead, a zombie apocalypse themed epic written from the perspective of the last person on Earth who happens to be a country singer and a feminist. The evening will feature classics such as "Undead in my Bed" and "Don't Leave your Woman When There's Walking Dead." This is a scary good time you won't want to miss.
The first thing you remember is the voice: that low, molasses-slow baritone that stretches into a long, humid Cajun drawl. Imagine that voice requesting a Mac Dre and a Main Source song. That voice asking to give a shout-out to a mythic crew called the Han Bodda Han Posse (proper spelling never confirmed), which definitively places that voice as yes, Bay Area. Finally, that voice giving you the name of the obscure sample the Geto Boys flipped for "My Mind's Playing Tricks On Me." And thereby winning the fifth on-air contest you've had in five weeks.
Something had to be done about that voice. "Man, stop calling already," you tell the voice. "You're disqualified. You can't win every time. Somebody else has to have a chance." And then the laugh--that high-pitched semi- automatic ratatat, heh-heh-heh-heh-heh! "Just come by the studio and hang out," you say, 'cause you're thinking it's actually a bit lonely broadcasting an after-midnight radio show into the darkness of the floodplain from Vacaville to Folsom prisons and all the suburban homes in between, and plus, who is this fool anyway? So the second thing you remember is the dude showing up to claim his Grand Daddy I.U. single: NorthFace jacket, oversized white T, Girbaud jeans hanging past plaid boxers, Air Maxes. Wait. This dude is Japanese? With curly Sicilian hair? Walking with a John Wayne horse-lope swagger? Everything about him was outside the box. This dude was born to break molds and move people.
Since then, that dude, now b/k/a Lyrics Born, has released 9 albums, 8 mixtapes, done countless guest tracks and collaborations, and become one of the most successful touring acts in the rap game. He's done it all indie. Some of that has been by default--the culture industry is still reluctant can and sell entertainers who look like LB. But his success has been all by design.
Tom Shimura was one of a star-crossed group of freshmen who arrived at the University of California, Davis in the fall of 1990, including the artists who would come to be known as DJ Shadow and Chief Xcel. I was lucky enough to be the college radio guy, and so I fell in with a crew (dubbed SoleSides after an Art Farmer song) that expanded to include the Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Mack B-Dog, the filmmaker Joseph Patel, and others. He had come up in Berkeley, California in the 1980s, where the stereotype was still of patchouli hippies passing out flowers and acid, but where the reality was kids burning police cars during annual spring riots, demonstrators in shantytowns protesting South African apartheid, crackheads and dealers all across the southwest side, and as he recalls it, "homeless guys fluent in 20 languages, blowing bubbles on the corner, painted in polka dots." Hip-hop was the new Bay Area counterculture. We knew because the hippies hated it. But it was inescapable.
On weekends, graffiti crews did battle on middle-school walls two blocks from police headquarters. Telegraph Avenue was jammed with cars pumping trunk- smashing 808 bass tones. Ciphers of rappers, b-boys, and b-girls clogged the corner at Durant. Shimura learned all the words to "Rapper's Delight" in the schoolyard before he heard the song on the radio. It was the sound of the future, and he was already living in that future.
DAZE OF THE DEAD and THE STAR THEATER PRESENT:
Renowned for their status as agents provocateur of the underground hard rock and industrial metal scenes, the latex defining and pop-culture defying Genitorturers return with the Nov. 3, 2009 release of Blackheart Revolution [G-Force/MVD Entertainment].
The outfit's fifth studio release, Blackheart Revolution is a mesmerizing blend of infectious riffs and riotous overtures that lay the sexually-charged foundation for frontwoman Gen, the master of turbo-charged ceremonies and erotic rituals. The Genitorturers live spectacle returns to the road fall 2009 with dates in the U.S and 2010 will include stops in Australia, Europe, UK and South America!
"We wanted to make a big rock record that translates the same excitement I felt when I heard AC/DC's Highway to Hell for the first time, combined with the dark intrigue of Alice Cooper's Welcome to My Nightmare," says Gen of the new release. "We wanted something that shakes the walls, grabs you by the balls, and scares you a bit in the process!"
Mission accomplished, as Blackheart Revolution combines the band's signature, genre-bending style of aggressive rock, seductive metal and underground electric pop. Co-Produced by David "Evil D" Vincent [Morbid Angel] and Scott Humphrey [Motley Crue, Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne], the album is a roller coaster ride of musical twists, sonic turns and reckless abandon.
A product of Orlando, Florida's musical underbelly, what Genitorturers lack in wholesome family fun, they make up for in their celebration of the unspeakable, embracing and exploring our conservative culture's taboos. They caught the ear (and eye) of legendary music industry magnate Miles Copeland, who signed the band to their first deal on his I.R.S. label, where they joined the ranks of fellow Copeland signings Gary Numan, The Go-Gos and R.E.M.
The lead single from Blackheart Revolution, "Cum Junkie," is currently available via digital release, as well as in limited-edition, 7-inch vinyl. The collectible physical release will be the first in a series of vinyl singles to be released from the album, each complete with expansive packaging and uncensored artistic detail.
From their beginnings as upstart mavericks, to their current status as veteran iconoclasts, the only boundaries the Genitorturers know are the boundaries that they shatter.
Church of Hive Presents
HIVE:: Goth-Industrial-Darkwave Halloween Dance Party!!!
Costume Contest for CASH and MEAT PRIZES!
Starring MIZMONSTA and featuring:
Star Theater 13 NW 6th, Portland
Cults made their name in black and white. A pair of film school dropouts who burst onto the New York scene with a perfect single and a darkly retro sound, the band's first two albums play like noirish documentaries on a lost girl group. Four years after Static, Cults returns with Offering, an exciting collection of songs bursting with heart, confidence, shimmering melody and buzzing life. The time off has given the band new energy and new ideas-Cults are working in Technicolor now. The core duo remains the same. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, both 28, still live in New York. They still finish each other's thoughts and still share a love of catchy music and black humor (this is a band that sampled cult leader Jim Jones on their first hit).
Special offer! A digital download of Cult’s forthcoming album, Offering (available October 6, 2017), is included with every ticket you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem this offer following your ticket purchase.
One of Africa's most popular and recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité's musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, delighting audiences the world over, and placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music. Bonnie Raitt proclaims, "first there was Hendrix, then Stevie Ray, and now Habib." Koité's most recent release, Soô (which translates to home) looks squarely at his native land, a country torn apart by violence over the last two years, at a time when a real feeling of home couldn't be more vital.
DakhaBrakha -- is world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian «ethnic chaos» band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music.
The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means «give/take» in the old Ukrainian language.
DakhaBrakha was created in 2004 at the Kyiv Center of Contemporary Art «DAKH» by the avant-garde theatre director -- Vladyslav Troitskyi. Theatre work has left its mark on the band performances -- their shows have never been staged without the scenic effects.
Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms of the surrounding world into their music, thus creating bright, unique and unforgettable image of DakhaBrakha. It will help to open up the potential of Ukrainian melodies and to bring it to the hearts and consciousness of the younger generation in Ukraine and the rest of the world as well.
Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet's astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-nationalsound rooted in Ukrainian culture.
Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rockin', hoppin' and shakin', the band's quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious! Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy GBB's extensive playlist which includes classics from Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, Dr. John, Merle Haggard, The Meters, Neville Brothers, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, James Brown, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Marty Robbins, Bruce Cockburn, Phish, and Peter Tosh, to name a few... No two GBB shows are ever alike and the band always strives to bring a true-to-life traditional vibe to each and every performance!
Jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo team up with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene to perform original music, classic Americana and rock n' roll, blending uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement.
Barry Sless (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh, Moonalice, Cowboy Jazz) Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh, The Dead, Dark Star Orchestra, Chris Robinson) Pete Sears (David Nelson Band, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Moonalice) John Molo (Phil Lesh, David Nelson Band, Bruce Hornsby, Moonalice) Katie Skene (Col Bruce Hampton, Tommy Talton, Vinx)
The Poetry Brothel Masquerade Tour
Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring burlesque, live music, vaudeville, aerials, visual art, magic, mysticism, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.
The November 7th event in Portland is the fourth stop on The Poetry Brothel's 2017 Masquerade Tour. Masks and formalwear are encouraged but not required. Doors open at 8pm; show runs from 8:30pm-11:30pm; doors close at midnight.
For complete event details including lineup, please visit www.thepoetrybrothel.com.
$40 General Admission (seating is guaranteed but it is first come, first serve) $75 VIP Admission (includes reserved front row seating, two private readings tokens, and a poetry brothel tote bag filled with goodies)
The Bad Plus, made up of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King, came together at the end of the 20th century in Minnesota and has avoided easy categorization ever since. The trio has won countless critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. They continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards the music into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for the masses. This special 2017 tour will mark Iverson's last appearances with the group, so this will be your last chance to see the original trio in all of their spectacular chemistry and glory.
"The Bad Plus embrace sonic adventure...seething with funky new-millennium rhythms and succulent harmonic flights." - Entertainment Weekly
The roots harmony vocals trio the Abyssinians was formed in 1968 by founding members Donald Manning, Bernard Collins and Linford Manning. It was in 1969 with their release "Satta Massagana" recorded on Coxson Dodd's Studio One label--a Rastafarian hymn based on the Ethiopian Amharic language, that launched them into the ranks of Reggae music greats. "Satta Massagana" became one of reggae's most popular songs; becoming an anthem that was heard on the radios, in the dancehalls and in the churches of Jamaica. It was also covered by many other International artists' including Third World. What followed were a string of hits of which included "Declaration of Rights," "Yi Mas Gan." and "Let My Days Be Long". Early albums were a collection of singles recorded throughout the 1970's on their own label--Clinch, of which included "Forward On To Zion" (1976) and "ARISE" (1978).
The group separated in 1980, during the separation group co-founder Donald Manning performed internationally under the name The Abyssinians with his brother Carlton Manning (of Carlton & The Shoes) and singer David Morrison. In Jamaica, Bernard Collins performed on stage with longtime associate George Henry.. In 1989, Donald, Bernard and Linford joined together again to record over the next three years. These sessions resulted as the originally released album, "$19.95 + TAX" in 1995 with a very limited number of CD's printed. Artists Only! Records realized the importance of this album and in 1998 re-titled and re-released this album as "REUNION". "REUNION" now stands strong as one of The Abyssinians greatest albums.
In 2004, Donald Manning & Bernard Collins reunited on stage for the first time in over ten years along with singer David Morrison, performing on tour across Europe in the winter, at Colorado's Reggae on the Rocks in the summer, and in December on a two week tour along the California coast . In February and March of 2005 they returned for an extended tour of Europe, and during the Summer of 2005 they toured the West Coast throughout California, Oregon and the Rocky Mountains in Montana, Utah, and Colorado. During the Summer they also performed at The 12th Annual Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, The 10th Annual Monterey Bay Reggae Festival and The 4th Annual Soul Rebel Festival.