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Presented By Booty Chakra
June 22, 2018 7:00 pm PDT

Ghost Note is a fresh psytrance duo & live act from Israel. Their style is a fusion of psychedelic trance, progressive beats & unique "ghostly" soundscapes. Ghost Note is a colaboration between Shahar Fahima & Oded Kiakow. Shaha... Read more

Ghost Note is a fresh psytrance duo & live act from Israel. Their style is a fusion of psychedelic trance, progressive beats & unique "ghostly" soundscapes. Ghost Note is a colaboration between Shahar Fahima & Oded Kiakow. Shahar is better known as part of psytrance act "Basic", Produced & Released many tracks on various labels world-wide. Oded, Produced & Released many techno tracks on variuos labels world-wide.         


STAR THEATER PRESENTS
June 23, 2018 8:00 pm PDT

WILL HAVEN's sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, the aptly titled Muerte (Spanish for "death"), feels like the beginning for the Sacramento quartet--Grady Avenell [singer], Jeff Irwin [guitar], Adrien Contreras [ba... Read more

WILL HAVEN's sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, the aptly titled Muerte (Spanish for "death"), feels like the beginning for the Sacramento quartet--Grady Avenell [singer], Jeff Irwin [guitar], Adrien Contreras [bass], and Mitch Wheeler [drums]. However, the band's origins can be traced back to 1995 when they first emerged as a staple in their hometown's storied underground. For the past two decades-plus, they've existed on the fringe of extreme music championing an apocalyptic amalgam of metal, noise, hardcore, and alternative all their own.

Along the way, they unleashed a string of seminal and influential albums kicked off by 1997's El Diablo and WHVN two years later. Between tours with everyone from Slipknot to Deftones, Carpe Diem proved an influential milestone in 2001, while avowed fans and scene compatriots Chino Moreno and Far's Shaun Lopez co-produced The Hierophant during 2007. Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn assumed bass duties on the 2011 opus Voir Dire, which landed among Metal Hammer's "Top 50 Albums of the Year."

It’s been a long three years since WITCH MOUNTAIN’s fourth album Mobile of Angels was released. That was the band’s third disc for Profound Lore, and the last with vocalist Uta Plotkin, following an action-packed five year run of critically acclaimed albums, festival appearances, and tours that took the band around North America and Europe.

The musical partnership of Rob Wrong (guitars) and Nate Carson (drums) began in 1997 with the founding of Portland, Oregon’s first doom metal band. The first time High on Fire and Electric Wizard played in town, they shared the stage with Witch Mountain, and slept on Nate’s floor after the show. The first time YOB played in Portland was also supporting WM. Same goes for Agalloch. Friends and peers all.

With as much history and pedigree as WM had developed, Carson and Wrong were loathe to shelve their project, especially considering that the core duo was still intact. Many bassists had spontaneously combusted over the years, but early 2015 brought Justin Brown to the fold. His low end tone and tasteful swagger only solidified the band further. And then there’s vocalist Kayla Dixon.

Uta left big shoes to fill, and the tours over the last three years have cemented Kayla’s uncanny ability to sing, perform, and write with the band. It was key to Wrong and Carson not to rush back into the studio with a new group. Instead, a family unit began to develop during the 2015 tour with Enslaved and YOB. Then Glenn Danzig called, requesting WM for support on his Blackest of the Black tour. WM fan and supporter Phil Anselmo had a hand in there somewhere too...

After the Danzig tour, Witch Mountain set to work writing a new album, interrupted once more by another full US tour with Saint Vitus and the Skull. By this time, Rob Wrong was also playing guitar with the Skull, holding down double duty with two of America’s most classic traditional doom bands, proving that his pyrotechnic hybrid of Hendrix and Iommi is a force to be reckoned with.
 



There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, is playing an important role in what has become known as the "Reggae Revival." Leadin... Read more

There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, is playing an important role in what has become known as the "Reggae Revival."

Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

Protoje has successfully released three studio albums: his debut album THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (2010), THE 8 YEAR AFFAIR (2013) which spawned the hits Rasta Love ft Ky-Mani Marley, and Kingston Be Wise which featured on the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto; and ANCIENT FUTURE (2015) which featured the international hit Who Knows ft Chronixx which topped charts worldwide and has amassed over 50 million+ views on YouTube.

February 2017 saw the release of Protoje's hit single Blood Money. The politically-charged track, written by Protoje and produced by Ancient Future collaborator Winta James, dominated the airwaves and dancehalls, and became an instant topic of conversation due to the lyrical potency of the song. Blood Money was selected by Jamaican Radio Personality and Pan African Activist Mutaburuka as the number one reggae song of 2017.

The follow-up single Truths & Rights was delivered in September 2017. The song also produced by Winta James, features up-and- coming Reggae artist Mortimer on the chorus, and similarly expresses their commitment to the activism that remains at the core of reggae music.

Protoje's visibility has steadily increased. Named on BBC 1xtra's Hot for 2015 Artiste list, he has since appeared on the UK's biggest music television show - BBC's Later With Jools Holland; recorded two sessions at BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale, and has featured regularly on numerous BBC Radio 1Xtra shows.

Protoje has sold out headline UK, US, and European tours. He is a firm favourite at festival's throughout the world, performing at the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Boomtown, Summer Jam, Musa, Esperanzah, Afro-Punk, and Canada's Pemberton Music Festival. Many appearances were broadcast on national television and have set things up for a huge 2018.


STAR THEATER PRESENTS
June 27, 2018 6:00 pm PDT

A weekly showcase for Portland's songwriter scene... Come join us on the Starlight Patio at the historic Star Theater Portland every Wednesday this summer for an open-air evening of intimate acoustic music. Hosted by Christopher Worth, this ev... Read more

A weekly showcase for Portland's songwriter scene...

Come join us on the Starlight Patio at the historic Star Theater Portland every Wednesday this summer for an open-air evening of intimate acoustic music. Hosted by Christopher Worth, this event will feature some of Portland's premier songwriters as well as touring troubadours from the road.

 

FREE | 6-9pm | 21+ | FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS


Star Theatre Presents
June 27, 2018 8:00 pm PDT

STAR THEATRE PRESENTS
June 29, 2018 8:00 pm PDT

Jo Jo Stiletto and Miss Fisher Con Present:
June 30, 2018 9:00 pm PDT

Dear Most Esteemed Guest, You are cordially invited to join Mrs. Prudence Elizabeth Stanley for an evening of "lectures" dedicated to the Womens Hospital of Melbourne. While Mrs. Stanley cannot guarantee her relation, the Honorable Miss ... Read more

Dear Most Esteemed Guest,

You are cordially invited to join Mrs. Prudence Elizabeth Stanley for an evening of "lectures" dedicated to the Womens Hospital of Melbourne. While Mrs. Stanley cannot guarantee her relation, the Honorable Miss Fishnet, will be attendance, your host will most certainly become distracted from the fundraising goals of the evening to enlighten you with stories of her utterly unladylike niece. What could possibly go wrong?

Step back in time for a sizzling night of burlesque without even smearing your lipstick. By popular demand, Miss Fisher Con has partnered with Jo Jo Stiletto to present an extravagant closing night event: the world's only burlesque tribute to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Lead actress Rebecca Mmm Davis reprises her role as Aunt Prudence, guiding the audience through a madcap night of elegant fan dances, saucy humor, and dapper detectives. We suggest guests arrive early and dressed to the nines to the historic Star Theater, established in 1911, to enjoy classic cocktails, delightful conversation, and a Miss Fishnet themed photo booth.

Featuring: Al Lykya, Amara Strutt, Ava DJor, Bolt Action, Eva Vivacia, Flora La Fenice, Hyacinth Lee, Mahria Zook, Peter Whimsy, Pinkie Fingers, Sailor St. Claire, The Shanghai Pearl, Tamara the Trapeze Lady, Verity Germaine. With assistance from Miz Melancholy, Scarlett O'Hairdye, Karmen Sutra, and Mandy Flame. Hosted by Rebecca Mmm Davis as Aunt Prudence (note: cast subject to change based on availability). Poster artist: Pau Norontaus and Margaret Darcher.        


STAR THEATER PRESENTS
July 4, 2018 6:00 pm PDT

A weekly showcase for Portland's songwriter scene... Come join us on the Starlight Patio at the historic Star Theater Portland every Wednesday this summer for an open-air evening of intimate acoustic music. Hosted by Christopher Worth, this ev... Read more

A weekly showcase for Portland's songwriter scene...

Come join us on the Starlight Patio at the historic Star Theater Portland every Wednesday this summer for an open-air evening of intimate acoustic music. Hosted by Christopher Worth, this event will feature some of Portland's premier songwriters as well as touring troubadours from the road.

 

FREE | 6-9pm | 21+ | FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS


Soul'd Out Presents
July 4, 2018 9:00 pm PDT

Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you've heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90's by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, w... Read more

Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you've heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90's by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod.

In 1991 the group changed their name to Slum Village recording their first album "Vol. 1", in Dilla's basement and RJ Rice Studios, it was critically acclaimed in the Detroit underground scene, later finding its way into the hands of A Tribe Called Quest's own Q-Tip, who played it for some of hip hop's elite, such as Busta Rhymes, Questlove, and D'angelo.

Slum Village landed their first record deal in 1998 with Barak/AM records. Due to label politics, the group was forced to release their album "Best Kept Secret" under the alias J-88. Their now classic record, "Fantastic, Vol. 2" was not officially released until 2000 through Barak Records, dubbed an immediate classic from fans and industry tastemakers. This album featured an A list line up including Busta Rhymes, Common, D'angelo, Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Kurupt, and Q-Tip who passed the torch to Slum Village on the record "Hold Tight".

In 2001, J Dilla made the decision to leave the group to pursue his solo career, but still hung around helping Young RJ with production. Baatin and T3 started work on their next album "Trinity" through Barak/Capital Records, featuring Elzhi on 6 of the tracks. This album would feature their first commercial single "Tainted" which ft an unknown Dwele, also "Disco" the remix produced by Timberland.

In 2002, "Dirty District", a compilation of songs by Detroit rappers largely produced by T3 and Young RJ, was released.
2004 album, "Detroit Deli" (A Taste of Detroit). The album included the hit single, "Selfish", produced by Kanye West and featuring John Legend.
2005, the release of "Prequel to a Classic", a mix tape, with production from Young RJ and Black Milk.
In 2009, Slum, started production on their next album, "Villa Manifesto".
In 2010, the album "Villa Manifesto" was released under Ne'astra/Koch Records, featuring the late Baatin. By that time Elzhi had decided to move on and focus on pursuing his own solo career.
2011/12 Slum Village new mixtape "Dirty Slums Vol. 1 & Vol. 2", presented by DJ Mick Boogie, featuring artist such as Rapper Big Pooh, De La Soul, Focus, Skyzoo, Phonte, and Phife, having over 100,000 + downloads.
2012 releasing "Evolution" on vinyl and CD.
2013/14 "B-Sides and Vintage, were released.
Their new release "YES" is slated for release this summer, produced by J Dilla a.k.a. Jay Dee, and Young RJ.
Slum Village continues their journey with an invigorated energy as T3 holds down the legacy with Grammy nominated producer Young RJ.
Touring National and Internationally with rave reviews.


STAR THEATER PRESENTS
July 11, 2018 6:00 pm PDT

A weekly showcase for Portland's songwriter scene... Come join us on the Starlight Patio at the historic Star Theater Portland every Wednesday this summer for an open-air evening of intimate acoustic music. Hosted by Christopher Worth, this ev... Read more

A weekly showcase for Portland's songwriter scene...

Come join us on the Starlight Patio at the historic Star Theater Portland every Wednesday this summer for an open-air evening of intimate acoustic music. Hosted by Christopher Worth, this event will feature some of Portland's premier songwriters as well as touring troubadours from the road.

 

FREE | 6-9pm | 21+ | FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS


HUNTER : PRESENTS
July 14, 2018 7:30 pm PDT

About Book of Love One of the first wave electronic groups, Book of Love emerged out of the New York City scene in the mid 80s and was signed by the legendary Seymour Stein to Sire Records. On April 1, 1986, art-students-turned musicians, Susan Ot... Read more

About Book of Love

One of the first wave electronic groups, Book of Love emerged out of the New York City scene in the mid 80s and was signed by the legendary Seymour Stein to Sire Records. On April 1, 1986, art-students-turned musicians, Susan Ottaviano, Ted Ottaviano, Jade Lee and Lauren Roselli released the band's debut album. Between 1986 and 1993, the band released four studio albums and had a steady string of influential club hits, including classics "Boy", "I Touch Roses", the ebullient "You Make Me Feel So Good" and "Pretty Boys and Pretty Girls/Tubular Bells" which crossed over on the Billboard Hot 100. The band's music was featured in the classic films: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Silence of the Lambs and American Psycho.

 

The Secret Light

The Secret Light is a post-punk/darkwave band from an alternate universe, based in Portland, Oregon. Their music is a high-energy combination of melodic, dark, catchy, and noisy, blending various elements of goth genres with synthpop to form a dancey new sound of their own, and their anthemic songs tend to get stuck in your head.

Their sound is made up of driving bass guitar, heavily-effected glitchy lead guitar, cutting synthesizers played live on a keytar, and powerful male vocals drenched in delay. Under the hood, the band fully embraces modern music technology - their high-energy performance incorporates MIDI time-synced guitar/bass/vocal effects and their own light show.

http://thesecretlight.com https://www.facebook.com/thesecretlightband https://thesecretlight.bandcamp.com        

        

 


Soul'd Out and Beloved Present
July 20, 2018 9:00 pm PDT

Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there's only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terr... Read more

Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there's only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song "Tehigren" ('Trees'), from his brand new album 'Deran': 'Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable'. How to celebrate that desert home, how to protect it, develop it, unify it, respect it and, above all, never forget it, are the salient themes of 'Deran.' They're dressed up in ten songs of rare maturity and power that mark a turning point in the career of a guitarist and songwriter who was born in the shade of an acacia tree about eighty miles north west of the ancient town of Agadez, and has since risen to forefront of the new Tuareg guitar generation. It's a turning back the source of everything that makes Bombino who he is. "My mission for this album was always to get closer to Africa," he says. Not surprising then that the decision was made to record 'Deran' as close as possible to his native Niger in the southern Sahara. The ideal venue emerged in the shape of Studio Hiba, a top flight recording facility owned by King Mohammed VI (he loves his tunes, apparently) located in a fairly drab industrial suburb of Casablanca in Morocco.

There Bombino and his steady long- term band - fellow Tuareg Illias Mohammed on guitar and vocals, American Corey Wilhelm on drums and percussion and the Mauritanian (living in Belgium) Youba Dia on bass - slept, ate and made music in blissful isolation. Their circle was widened by Moroccan percussionist Hassan Krifa, and by Bombino's cousins Anana ag Haroun (lead singer of the Brussels-based Tuareg band Kel Assouf), and Toulou Kiki (singer and star of the film Timbuktu), who dropped in to add some 'gang' vocals. After Casablanca, the tapes flew to Boston to be embellished by Sudanese friend and keyboardist Mohammed Araki. Whatever emerged at the end of the process had to be fresh and powerful. Yes. Bombino and crew have conjured up a roving mystery tour of contemporary Saharan sounds, from the raw diesel rock of the opener 'Imajghane' ('The Tuareg'), to the camel gait lope of 'Tenesse' ('Idleness'), the tender lilt of Midiwan ('My Friends') and the 'Tuareggae' style that is Bombino's unique contribution to desert music on the song 'Tehigren'. All the desert is there, harsh and gentle, tragic and playful. But more than anything 'Deran' had to be honest and true. The pressure to be the authentic voice of his culture and his home on the world stage weighs heavy on Bombino. "You have to begin with the question of who you are," he says. "You're a Tuareg. With all the travels, all the experience of world, it's as if I'm making myself remember where I come from. Where I come from will always be my home, my memory." Simple, raw, true, that was the brief. 


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