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TAKE WARNING PRESENTS
September 16, 2020 9:00 pm PDT

The Mad Caddies have always had a diverse set of influences. Since forming in Solvang, California back in 1995, the band has channeled their love of classic reggae, dub, ska, dancehall, two-tone, and punk into something that's distinctly theirs. ... Read more
The Mad Caddies have always had a diverse set of influences. Since forming in Solvang, California back in 1995, the band has channeled their love of classic reggae, dub, ska, dancehall, two-tone, and punk into something that's distinctly theirs. Over the past twenty years, the Mad Caddies have made music that slipped between genre lines, and with Punk Rocksteady, they offer a record of punk covers that shows the Mad Caddies are capable of taking all that piss and vinegar and turning it into something beautiful. 

Recorded at San Francisco's Motor Studios with Fat Mike serving as the record's producer, as well as its spiritual guide, the Mad Caddies got to bring one of Mike's pet projects to life. "This has been one of his dream projects for a long time," says guitarist Sascha Lazor. "It's been a party conversation. 'Hey, you should do that.'" But after years of talk, the stars began to align. What followed was a two-month long process that saw the band, as well as Mike, collaborate on making a list of songs that were befitting of the Mad Caddiestreatment. "We had a grand vision that we needed to have four-to-six sounds on here," says vocalist Chuck Robertson. "We needed to have traditional ska, super horn-heavy dancehall songs, reggae, SoCal stuff, and we needed to have something new and weird that we could make our own."

In order to make Punk Rocksteady diverse, the band labored over picking songs that could be interpreted in ways that would feel new and exciting, but still retained the spirit of the originals. With Punk Rocksteady, the Mad Caddies effectively reframe the past 40 years of punk history into something that's lighter but no less impactful.

"We wanted this to be a cohesive album that, even if you're not a fan of punk, you could throw on and enjoy," says Robertson. And for punks that are dubious of reggae, it gives them a new view of the songwriting chops of some of their favorite bands. With both the Mad Caddies and Fat Mike in a room, the material for Punk Rocksteady had a really high bar to clear, and the band put in the work to ensure it did. "It's really hard to take a Bad Religion song and make it a reggae song and have it sound good," says Lazor. 

"There's so much movement in the chords, and that doesn't work for reggae." But the result was finding a way to translate Bad Religion's "Sorrow" into something that retained the song's powerful arch with it sounding like something you've never heard before. A byproduct of reworking all these songs to fit the Mad Caddies' style was that the band finished the record inspired to look at their own songwriting with the same critical eye. "We don't like to learn covers or play covers, but we picked these songs that we thought were really good," says Lazor. "It really gave us a fresh perspective on writing songs." It's something that permeates Punk Rocksteady and reminds that, in the world of the Mad Caddies, the best thing to expect is the unexpected.        



 

MIKE THRASHER PRESENTS
September 27, 2020 8:00 pm PDT

Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentou... Read more
Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band's recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt's sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment at the famed Machines With Magnets, and their first album for Thrill Jockey. More than any previous album, Fantasy Empire sounds like drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project. Every frantic drum hit, every fuzzed-out riff, sounds more present and tangible than ever before.

Fantasy Empire is ferocious, consuming, and is a more accurate translation of their live experience. It also shows Lightning Bolt embracing new ways to make their music even stranger. More than any previous record, Chippendale and Gibson make use of live loops and complete separation of the instruments during recording to maximize the sonic pandemonium and power. Gibson worked with Machines very carefully to get a clear yet still distorted and intense bass sound, allowing listeners to truly absorb the detail and dynamic range he displays, from the heaviest thud to the subtle melodic embellishments. Some of these songs have been in the band's live repertoire since as early as 2010, and have been refined in front of audiences for maximum impact. This is heavy, turbulent music, but it is executed with the precision of musicians that have spent years learning how to create impactful noise through the use of dynamics, melody, and rhythm.

Fantasy Empire has been in gestation for four years, with some songs having been recorded on lo-fi equipment before ultimately being scrapped. Since Early Delights was released, the band has collaborated with the Flaming Lips multiple times, and continued to tour relentlessly. 2013 saw the release of All My Relations by Black Pus, Chippendale's solo outlet, which was followed by a split LP with Oozing Wound. Chippendale, an accomplished comic artist and illustrator, created the Fantasy Empire's subtly ominous album art, and will release an upcoming book of his comics through respected imprint Drawn and Quarterly. Brian Gibson has been developing the new video game Thumper, with his own company, Drool, which will be released next year. And, of course, Lightning Bolt will be touring the US in 2015.         

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
October 7, 2020 9:00 pm PDT

Sampa The Great released her acclaimed "Birds and the BEE9" mixtape in 2017. Working with a close circle of producers - including Kwes Darko (Slowthai / R&S / Black Acre), Silentjay (Rhythm Section) and Sensible J (Remi) - the release f... Read more
Sampa The Great released her acclaimed "Birds and the BEE9" mixtape in 2017. Working with a close circle of producers - including Kwes Darko (Slowthai / R&S / Black Acre), Silentjay (Rhythm Section) and Sensible J (Remi) - the release found inspiration in spiritually-minded gospel and chants to neo-soul and hip-hop, intertwined with Sampa's clearly-defined, no-holds-barred political outlook. Described by The Observer as a record in which "categories dissolve around her", support for Sampa The Great has come from the likes of NPR, Clash, Okayplayer, Okayafrica, Bandcamp, XLR8R, Huck, Mixmag, Rolling Stone AUS, Complex, Noisey, Vibe, Gal Dem and more. "BEE9" was also the winner of the prestigious Australian Music Prize Best Album Of 2017 (previous winners and nominees include Jordan Rakei and Courtney Barnett). With radio support from Zane Lowe and Julie Adenuga (Beats 1); Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1); Gilles Peterson, Huey Morgan and Don Letts (BBC 6 Music); Jamz Supernova and Mistajam (BBC 1Xtra); NTS, KCRW and more.

Her new single 'Final Form' was released on 5th June 2019 alongside an official video. Named Zane Lowe's World Record, it is Sampa's first new music for 2019 and sees her fiercely delivered lyrics entangled with a warm, tightly wound beat. Produced by longtime collaborator Silentjay - and mixed by Jonwayne of Stones Throw Records notoriety - it draws inspiration from the energy of their shared inspirations in classic hip-hop.

Born in Zambia, raised in Botswana, and now based in Melbourne, her upbringing continues to bear an influence on her music. Moving to Australia six years ago, the connections she made there have propelled her to where she now stands. Living in Sydney when she first arrived, it was the shock of losing a close friend which prompted her to take the leap to try to become an artist. Going to the city's weekly Jazz Hip-Hop Freestyle sessions for the first time, she went onstage to join the band and continued to go there each week, building up a network of like minded music heads. It was there that she connected with producer Dave Rodriguez (Godriguez), who she worked with on 2015's "The Great Mixtape" and again for the 'Blue Boss' single. In 2016 Sampa released "Heroes Act 2" a collaboration with Estelle and Rahki as part of a project with Red Bull Sound Select. Following the success of "BEE9", Sampa capped off 2018 with new single 'Energy' - premiered via Zane Lowe's show on Apple Music's Beats 1 and clocking up over 1M views on Youtube. She also recently collaborated with Denzel Curry on his Triple J 'Like A Version' session.

Having previously performed worldwide supporting the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Thundercat, Joey Bada$$, Hiatus Kaiyote, Noname, Ibeyi and Little Simz, Sampa toured "The BEE9 Experience" live throughout 2018 playing at Meredith Music Festival (alongside The Breeders and Yaeji) as well as KOKO, Somerset House (London) and Sydney Opera House. In 2019, following her recent homecoming show in Zambia, Sampa The Great is set to play live at both Glastonbury and Love Supreme Jazz Festival in the UK, before performing alongside Burna Boy in New York's Prospect Park on 19th July, with additional shows at Dark MOFO (Tasmania - alongside FKA Twigs, Kelsey Lu, Nicholas Jaar), Down The Rabbit Hole (Netherlands) and headlining Hip- Hop Collection (Paris) with more TBA.         

STAR THEATER PRESENTS
October 11, 2020 9:00 pm PDT

WIRE are the definitive post-punk group. Since their inception they've maintained a reputation for creating music that stretches the rock form whilst simultaneously editing it down to its essence. With their gift for crafting songs that perfectly... Read more
WIRE are the definitive post-punk group. Since their inception they've maintained a reputation for creating music that stretches the rock form whilst simultaneously editing it down to its essence. With their gift for crafting songs that perfectly balance experimentation and accessibility, WIRE were recently hailed by the Quietus as "one of the most consistent British bands of all time." Yet WIRE exhibit little inclination to look back or trade on past glories, rather they remain resolutely focused on producing music which is smart, vital and defiantly modern. ​

Mind Hive is the group's first newly recorded material since 2017's stellar Silver/Lead. That album garnered rave reviews ("Some of the best tunes they've done" - The Guardian) and career best sales. Yet, if Silver/Lead set the bar pretty high, Mind Hive seems to have no problem vaulting over it - - a supremely confident album featuring some of the band's most upbeat moments of recent years. ​

WIRE's back catalogue is of course studded with influential epoch defining works. Last year saw the reissue of their groundbreaking first three albums: Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154. These were voted amongst the top reissues of the year (Rolling Stone at no.10, Uncut at no.12 and Select at no.3). And now Mind Hive arrives at a time when WIRE are being cited as an influence by yet another generation of bands. They are also the subjects of a career spanning feature documentary called People in a Film due for release late 2020. ​

Quite how a group that has been operating for such a long period is still able to produce such exciting and essential work is difficult to understand. And yet here we are; Mind Hive is the most masterful 35 minutes of post-punk you will hear this year.        

MONQUI PRESENTS
October 12, 2020 9:00 pm PDT

Without desire, most of the world's problems would be solved and it would be a miserable place to live. For the last 30 years, Greg Dulli has been the poet laureate of the bizarre whims and cruel tangents of desire. A foremost authority on the se... Read more
Without desire, most of the world's problems would be solved and it would be a miserable place to live. For the last 30 years, Greg Dulli has been the poet laureate of the bizarre whims and cruel tangents of desire. A foremost authority on the sell-your-soul rewards of carnal lust, the high voltage epiphanies of chemical enhancement, and the serotonin lows left in their wake. The front man of the Afghan Whigs has long been on a first-name basis with his demons, most of whom eventually relented and let him pour them a shot. But then there are the known unknowns at the heart of our nature, the intractable difficulties of love and death, and the recurring human desire for survival and rebirth.

Therein lies Random Desire, the first solo album under Dulli's own name, following canonized stints at the helm of The Afghan Whigs and The Twilight Singers. The title is a play on "random selection," which refers to a process that researchers use to pick participants for a study. When using this method, every single member of a population has an "equal chance of being chosen as a subject." Recontextualized, it allows us to realize the randomness of existence, the odd alchemy of emotions, chemistry, and circumstance that baffle us to no end. The reasons why artists write songs and why listeners need them. And even if the answers are evasive, that's no excuse to quit searching.        

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Soul'd Out Proudly Present
October 17, 2020 9:00 pm PDT

 Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' last album, Caldera, showcases the instrumental eight-piece's impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychede... Read more
 Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' last 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.

 

Wyrd War Presents
October 31, 2020 8:00 pm PDT

Raise the dead this Halloween with death metal legends AUTOPSY! Formed in 1987 in Concord, California by founding members Chris Reifert (drums & vocals) and Eric Cutler (guitar & vocals), AUTOPSY pioneered death metal as it is known today. To... Read more
Raise the dead this Halloween with death metal legends AUTOPSY! Formed in 1987 in Concord, California by founding members Chris Reifert (drums & vocals) and Eric Cutler (guitar & vocals), AUTOPSY pioneered death metal as it is known today. Together with Danny Coralles (guitar), who joined the band in 1988, and Joe Trevisano (bass), formerly of cult US black metal group VON, the band has eschewed the thrashing tendencies of their Bay Area peers and instead forged a doom laden path illuminated by the influence of Black Sabbath, Trouble and Motörhead. Since their acclaimed early demos, they have gone on to release 10 full-length albums and 8 singles and travelled the world delivering horrific heaviness to the masses since their 2009 reunion at Maryland Death Fest. This exclusive Pacific Northwest appearance marks the band's first Portland concert since 2012, and their second Portland show ever. AUTOPSY is DEATH METAL!        

IMPURE was formed in 2017 by Horned Father of Desecreation (vocals, drums & percussion) and Satyrannical Lord of Assault (guitars and bass), IMPURE's merciless, arcane, Christ-crushing dirges embody the essence of true underground black metal. This exclusive Halloween ritual marks their triumphant return to Portland following 2019's unveiling, on the heels of their 2020 EP on Portland's own Wyrd War Records. Plus special guests TBA!        
 

MONQUI PRESENTS
November 20, 2020 9:00 pm PST

Every ticket for this show includes a digital download or CD copy of Hinds’ new album, The Prettiest Curse (available June 5, 2020). You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase. US/Canad... Read more
Every ticket for this show includes a digital download or CD copy of Hinds’ new album, The Prettiest Curse (available June 5, 2020). You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase. US/Canadian residents only. Offer not valid on resale tickets.

 

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
April 17, 2021 9:00 pm PDT

One half of the LA duo KNOWER, Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalists known today as one of the world's most celebrated musicians. Now touring his third album Time and its sister EP Live Sesh & Xtra Songs- C... Read more
One half of the LA duo KNOWER, Louis Cole is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalists known today as one of the world's most celebrated musicians.

Now touring his third album Time and its sister EP Live Sesh & Xtra Songs- Cole's sound is a seemingly simple and totally addictive mix of electro-funk missiles shot clearly on refrains and steamy nostalgic strolls. Signed to Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder, 2020 anticipates yet another debut paired with his searing videos.

With a mission "to create deep feelings through music" his comedic YouTube videos aren't far from the real thing. Viral video favourites like F It Up mirror his live big band show experience, featuring LA's best instrumentalists seen creating hot funk whilst crammed into his modest living room. Now his largest shows to date, Louis Cole's Big Band follows in similar fashion: weird, wild and wonderful. This will be a night to remember.        

STAR THEATER PRESENTS
May 10, 2021 7:30 pm PDT

In November 2018, The band played a UK tour culminating with a sold out show at the London Roundhouse, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their much acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released on Creation Records in 1988. A special editio... Read more
In November 2018, The band played a UK tour culminating with a sold out show at the London Roundhouse, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their much acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was released on Creation Records in 1988. A special edition of the album with many extra unheard tracks was released by Cherry Red Records to coincide.

 The original 10-track album, released by the legendary Creation Records, featuring classic tracks such as Hope, Man To Child & Love In A Car, was quickly hailed as one of the definitive independent releases of the late 1980's and today the songs and sound still resonate with long time and a new generation of fans.

The House Of Love formed in 1986 in Camberwell, South London and released their first single, Shine On, on Creation Records in May 1987. Two further singles, Real Animal and Christine, appeared before they released the debut album in June 1988 to ecstatic reviews.

One undeniable charm was the contrast between the overloaded layering of guitars and the 'gravelly voice of calm' (to quote Len Brown in the NME) that lay at the centre. 'The guitar sound is spring, the melody and lyrics autumn,' agreed Simon Reynolds of Melody Maker, referring to 'Christine' but making a comment that applied equally to the whole of the record. It stood out, not least according to Danny Kelly of The NME, because it was birthed in an era of 'instant-impact, minimal-retention pop'. For Simon Reynolds, the arrival of The House Of Love represented 'the sun gone in to supernova' and fellow journalist Jonh Wilde viewed the band in a similarly cosmic fashion - the album was' unnervingly big and entirely everything'. Playing live, critics agreed too that the band were dynamite. Both Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers were first and foremost guitarists, creating a texture onto which Guy Chadwick's poetic songs were laid. Guy had a vision of the sound and Terry went a long way to helping him realise it. ' John Peel seeing them in Leeds in 1988 said in The Observer, 'The House Of Love showed within seconds that they have that inner tension that makes for a great rather than a merely good band. This was one of those performances that I wished I could have taken away with me.' They went on to sign with Fontana Records with Creation impresario Alan McGee still managing them but guitarist Terry Bickers would leave in 1989, following a monumental fallout, to be replaced by Simon Walker, before they released their second self-titled (although often called 'the Butterfly' album) in January 1990 featuring songs such as the hypnotic 'The Beatles and The Stones', 'I don't Know Why I Love You' and a re-recorded anthemic 'Shine On' immediately went Gold, with 'Shine On' hitting the charts across Europe.

Two further albums would be released on Fontana, Babe Rainbow (1992) and Audience With The Mind (1993) before they disbanded in late 1993 disillusioned with the record company.  Guy made a solo record, the quiet classic, Lazy Soft and Slow on Setanta Records, before Terry re-joined the band along with new bass player Matt Jury. They made a return in 2005 with a new album, Days Run Away which was followed in 2013 by She Paints Words In Red on Cherry Red.

Currently working on new material, a new album is expected in the near future!

 

HUNTER : PRESENTS
May 12, 2021 7:30 pm PDT

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