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Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
January 30, 2020 9:00 pm PST

"Music knows no boundaries," announced David Rodigan on Alborosie's debut album. "Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music." ... Read more
"Music knows no boundaries," announced David Rodigan on Alborosie's debut album. "Music is an international force, an international language. From Sicily to Kingston, Jamaica, this is Alborosie. Real, authentic reggae music."

Twelve years later and the Sicilian-born Alborosie headlines festivals around the world and has earned the respect of the entire reggae industry. A talented performer, producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist who sings as well as deejays, he's lived in Kingston for over a decade and is now a leading light of Jamaica's resurgent music scene thanks to a series of widely acclaimed albums on Greensleeves.

Real name Alberto D' Ascola, Alborosie was born in the Sicilian town of Marsala. After relocating to Milan during his teens he played in a variety of bands before forming Reggae National Tickets, who regularly toured Europe during the mid-to-late nineties. When the Tickets were invited to perform at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica, Alborosie immediately fell in love with the place and jumped ship. Weeks later he was hired as an engineer at Gee Jam studios in Port Antonio - a tropical hideaway on Jamaica's north coast where No Doubt and other foreign and local stars like to record.

He'd arrived in Jamaica in time for the Millennium, although his breakthrough wouldn't happen until several years later with songs like Kingston Town and Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, issued on his own Forward label. His debut album Soul Pirate soon followed. He then signed to Greensleeves for a series of bestselling albums beginning with Escape From Babylon - the sleeve of which depicted him leading musicians of all races from the ruins of modern civilization. Dressed in red, green and gold, he was shown pointing the way forward like some Rastafarian Pied Piper. The analogy fits, since his traditional, yet progressive approach has proven highly influential among Jamaica's new wave of reggae artists.

"I never came here to be popular," he says. "I never wanted to top the charts or be a billionaire. I don't care about that. I just wanted to be close to the music that I loved, and that I couldn't find in Italy. That is the main story behind my journey so all I want to do now is contribute to the genre and bring it to the next level - to carry the flag, or even just help someone else carry the flag like the Wailers, because they were inspired by those sessions, just like I was. Sometimes it takes a little man from foreign to come and reshuffle the thing so that people can understand something for themselves, y 'know?

ARISE ROOTS From the heart of Los Angeles rises a powerful movement known as Arise Roots Steadily becoming a household name around the globe, the group of six veteran musicians united their talents in order to bring a unique and refreshing interpretation of Roots-Reggae with the common goal of preserving its true message.

Finding inspiration in everything from the streets of LA to situations surrounding everyday life and social injustices throughout the world, Arise Roots instinctively brings all that attitude and energy directly to the stage. Their fresh and powerful, yet smooth delivery has earned Arise Roots praise from some of the biggest names in both International and American Reggae.      

STAR THEATER PRESENTS
January 31, 2020 9:00 pm PST

"Come Dancing" at the Star Theater"- this is going to be a super fun night! Kinked opens playing incredible songs by The Kinks, spanning from 1964-1981. http://facebook.com/GodSaveTheKinks video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZ... Read more
"Come Dancing" at the Star Theater"- this is going to be a super fun night! Kinked opens playing incredible songs by The Kinks, spanning from 1964-1981.

http://facebook.com/GodSaveTheKinks
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZ_Yc2b8_4

My Siamese Twin plays songs by your favorite alternative bands of the 80's. Smiths/Morrissey, The Cure, New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cult, The Church, Psychedelic Furs, REM, and many more!

https://www.facebook.com/MySiameseTwin/

video: https://www.facebook.com/MySiameseTwin/videos/591997308245268/

The Wanna Be-52's will make you believe you're hearing the original band back in their heyday! Lots of early tunes and deep album cuts too.

https://www.facebook.com/thewannabe52spdx/

video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmdVWlFOw0k

Tickets $7 at the door. Doors open 8pm.

STAR THEATER PRESENTS
February 1, 2020 9:00 pm PST

Join us for a Most Excellent journey through time as we pay tribute to one of the most bodacious films of the 80's. This throwback show to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure will have you laughing and screaming as you watch a star studded lin... Read more
Join us for a Most Excellent journey through time as we pay tribute to one of the most bodacious films of the 80's. This throwback show to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure will have you laughing and screaming as you watch a star studded lineup of some of the finest talents from Portland, Vegas and Los Angeles.   

$15.00 - $250.00 More Info Buy Tickets
Soul'd Out Productions Presents
February 7, 2020 9:00 pm PST

Montana-bred bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed "Galaxy Grass." Formed while attending college at... Read more
Montana-bred bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers are captivating fans across the country with their high-energy live performances and unique approach to traditional music that fans have dubbed "Galaxy Grass." Formed while attending college at Montana State, the group has burst onto the bluegrass scene sharing the stage with acts such as Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters and Twiddle. In recent years the band has begun to tour nationally, hitting notable venues and festivals around the country including The Brooklyn Bowl, The Fox Theatre, Delfest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Northwest String Summit, and The Frendly Gathering. 2016 will see the band hitting the road harder than ever while they continue to push the boundaries of their genre.         

The AERO SPACE presents
February 8, 2020 8:00 pm PST

POLE SHOW PDX presented by The AERO Space is a showcase of some of the city's most elite aerial pole artists whose strength, grace, and acrobatic feats demonstrate why pole dancing is on its way to becoming an Olympic Sport. The evening will feat... Read more
POLE SHOW PDX presented by The AERO Space is a showcase of some of the city's most elite aerial pole artists whose strength, grace, and acrobatic feats demonstrate why pole dancing is on its way to becoming an Olympic Sport. The evening will feature performances by members of The AERO Space pole dance collective, including the studio's instructors, students, members and guests. Soloists, duos and groups will take to the stage in heels, bare feet and ballet shoes on 2 spinning and static poles in both freestyle and choreographed performances. Join us for a fun night of aerial dance!         

Hunter Presents:
February 9, 2020 8:00 pm PST

HIVE DANCE PARTY to follow at 11PM! Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the G... Read more
HIVE DANCE PARTY to follow at 11PM!

Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys.

An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs "Brains!" and "Land of the Dead" from the Cartoon Network show "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy". Voltaire's live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombies and wrestles Krakens.
Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 20 years. He's released 13 full length CDs.
Most recently, Aurelio Voltaire can be seen in his informative and hilarious Youtube series, Gothic Homemaking. In this show, that can best be described as Pee Wee's Playhouse for spooky kids, he demonstrates how to turn your boring apartment into a Gothic lair with the help of a desiccated co-host, Orville Deadenbacher and a bunch of other recurring monster characters.         


 

Corrosion Records & Missionary, Hunter Presents:
February 10, 2020 8:15 pm PST
30TH Anniversary US Tour

Belgian electronic pioneer Dirk Ivens, also known for his work with Sonar - Absolute Body Control - Blok 57 - S/HE - Motor!k and ex-singer of The Klinik, celebrates 30 years DIVE with a best of tour. Right before the split of The Klinik Dirk start... Read more
Belgian electronic pioneer Dirk Ivens, also known for his work with Sonar - Absolute Body Control - Blok 57 - S/HE - Motor!k and ex-singer of The Klinik, celebrates 30 years DIVE with a best of tour.

Right before the split of The Klinik Dirk started this solo project at the end of 1989 with a very minimalistic electronic sound. A minimum of manipulated equipment resulting in a maximum overloaded distorted wall. Through the years the style developed not in the least through the collaborations with others with a result of in total 7 full length albums, several compilations and a bunch of 7 and 12 inches so far. This year the complete backcatalogue will be for the first time available on vinyl and new work is in progress. 30 years of DIVE must be celebrated , presenting the highlights on stage

3 decades dark minimalist Electro-art performances, armed with a megaphone and backingtape.         

February 13, 2020 9:00 pm PST

To see an Eric Hutchinson show is to be fully entertained. Hutchinson and his band, The Believers, have toured extensively, building a reputation for a high-energy live show, full of four-part harmonies, incredible musicianship, humility, and humor. ... Read more
To see an Eric Hutchinson show is to be fully entertained. Hutchinson and his band, The Believers, have toured extensively, building a reputation for a high-energy live show, full of four-part harmonies, incredible musicianship, humility, and humor. A show for any music lover, Eric brings the audience to him, playing his unique songs and telling the funny, moving and one-of-a-kind stories that made him the artist he is today.

Now, for the first time ever, Eric has brought his touring band into the recording studio with him and the result is an exciting new album, Modern Happiness. The record finds Eric and the Believers capturing the magic that makes their live shows so memorable, and effortlessly melding Pop, Soul, Reggae, Folk and Americana into a sound that is undeniably Hutchinsonian.

Beginning in January 2018, Eric is adventurously rolling out Modern Happiness, one song at a time, for 10 months straight. Each month will feature behind-the-scenes videos, live video chats, extensive podcast interviews, and much more, all in an effort for Eric to make the recordings as transparent as possible to his listeners. Fans will be able to gain access to exclusive content through Eric's new members-only project, The E-Hutch Club, via Patreon.com/erichutchinson.

In addition to recording his new album this year, Eric released "Songversations", a music listening card game, through Abrams Books in September. The game debuted at #1 in its category on Amazon the day it was released and maintained that position for three weeks. Having sold out of its first printing, "Songversations" is heading into 2018 as one of the hottest new games of its kind.

Eric Hutchinson is an international platinum-selling singer, songwriter and seasoned touring artist. He has performed in all 50 states (a milestone he reached this past summer) and has shared the stage with acts such as Jason Mraz, Amos Lee, Ingrid Michaelson, O.A.R., and Michael Franti. His single "Rock & Roll" earned him his first gold record in the United States and the song became a #1 hit in several countries.

February 14, 2020 7:00 pm PST

RX FEST BALL Curated by Rx Fest 6:00-7:00 PM Trust The Process Podcast  7:00 - 7:40 PM The Social Stomach  8:00 - 8:40 PM Kids  9:00 - 9:40 PM Bridal Veil  10:00 - 10:40 PM Bitch'n  11:00 - 11:40 PM Lithics  ... Read more
RX FEST BALL
Curated by Rx Fest
6:00-7:00 PM Trust The Process Podcast 
7:00 - 7:40 PM The Social Stomach 
8:00 - 8:40 PM Kids 
9:00 - 9:40 PM Bridal Veil 
10:00 - 10:40 PM Bitch'n 
11:00 - 11:40 PM Lithics 
12:00 - 12:40 AM Yardsss 
12:40 - 2:00 AM DJ's / Dance Party!        

#musicismedicine #rxfest2020

General admission weekend and individual day wristbands on-sale now!

40+ bands, four venues, three days.

Rx Fest, a three day, multi-venue festival in the form of a large-scale benefit for organizations vital to our community, is on the eve of its second year February 14th, 15th and 16th 2020 all centrally located in downtown Portland at Star Theater, Dante's, Kelly's Olympian and Valentines. The second annual event benefits Outside In, Q Center, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and p:ear. ​ --

Not only is Rx Fest a means to raise money for those organizations but also another opportunity to provide a platform for community outreach and engagement where representatives from each nonprofit can speak directly to the public about their respective missions and services.

Through this one of the foundational cornerstones of the festival is apparent, to engage and assist the dialogue of health, both mental and physical, and wellness in our community by not only connecting individuals to the services available through the festival's selected nonprofit partners but also through one of the most healing environmental sources, live music and community.

We strive to make the fest as inclusive as possible and work with a number of individuals directly involved in our local music community to co-curate. This year we are beyond excited to work with Papi Fimbres / HomieFest, Slim Moon / Kill Rock Stars, NW Post Rock Collective, DeAngelo Raines / GHTOBLST and more.

We hope you'll join us as we continue to build slowly and get our feet wet (figuratively and likely literally) to kick off what we hope to be an event we'll all continue to look forward to with enthusiasm and excitement for the many February's to follow.

Be our Valentine! XORX

www.rxfest.com www.instagram.com/rx_fest        
 

February 15, 2020 7:00 pm PST

Curated by DeAngelo Raines / GHTOBLST Lineup to be announced    #musicismedicine #rxfest2020 General admission weekend and individual day wristbands on-sale now! 40+ bands, four venues, three days. Rx Fest, a three day, multi-v... Read more
Curated by DeAngelo Raines / GHTOBLST
Lineup to be announced   

#musicismedicine #rxfest2020

General admission weekend and individual day wristbands on-sale now!

40+ bands, four venues, three days.

Rx Fest, a three day, multi-venue festival in the form of a large-scale benefit for organizations vital to our community, is on the eve of its second year February 14th, 15th and 16th 2020 all centrally located in downtown Portland at Star Theater, Dante's, Kelly's Olympian and Valentines. The second annual event benefits Outside In, Q Center, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and p:ear. ​ --

Not only is Rx Fest a means to raise money for those organizations but also another opportunity to provide a platform for community outreach and engagement where representatives from each nonprofit can speak directly to the public about their respective missions and services.

Through this one of the foundational cornerstones of the festival is apparent, to engage and assist the dialogue of health, both mental and physical, and wellness in our community by not only connecting individuals to the services available through the festival's selected nonprofit partners but also through one of the most healing environmental sources, live music and community.

We strive to make the fest as inclusive as possible and work with a number of individuals directly involved in our local music community to co-curate. This year we are beyond excited to work with Papi Fimbres / HomieFest, Slim Moon / Kill Rock Stars, NW Post Rock Collective, DeAngelo Raines / GHTOBLST and more.

We hope you'll join us as we continue to build slowly and get our feet wet (figuratively and likely literally) to kick off what we hope to be an event we'll all continue to look forward to with enthusiasm and excitement for the many February's to follow.

Be our Valentine! XORX

www.rxfest.com www.instagram.com/rx_fest        
 


Back in Ye Olde Victorian times, FASHION was extremely important. Colors were expensive and fashion dictated what you wore. Green was a hard pigment to come by. In 1775 a new green dye was finally invented. It was all the rage, and called Paris Green... Read more
Back in Ye Olde Victorian times, FASHION was extremely important. Colors were expensive and fashion dictated what you wore. Green was a hard pigment to come by. In 1775 a new green dye was finally invented. It was all the rage, and called Paris Green. It was, unfortunately, made from Arsenic. It became all the color de rigueur and was used in everything from clothing, to wallpaper and home textiles. People loved it, even though MANY got really sick from the dye and died. These were The Fashions that Kill! We wanted to harken back to a time when things were simpler, and fears were too. We want everyone to come for the night and enjoy themselves. Deck your self out in GREEN!! There will be PRIZES for the best COSTUMES. 

We will have a photographer onsite with a Luscious Backdrop and set, and you can purchase a photo for yourself and friends.

There is a myriad of ENTERTAINMENT!!!! Two Bands. Burlesque numbers, and drag shows.

Opening the show is Portland's own May Ray. A dreamy rock-pop trio.

Jackie Hell - Jackie Hell is an aging, minor, practically unknown actress. You can find her yelling at traffic on Aurora Avenue in Seattle. Her game show money doesn't even keep her in hairspray.

Svetlana Trantastic - Our Lovely Hostess. Svetlana Trantastic is the current reigning "Queen of Portland Comedy Drag" and cohost of "The Last Laugh," a local comedy competition in its third year. She also hosts America's favorite bathtime interview show "Bath Time with Auntie Svetty" on YouTube.

Miss Thrustmore - Miss Thrustmore is a former latchkey kid raised by I Love Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show, and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, little Miss had no choice but to become a comedic force with a killer twist in her own right. Even though she failed the only sewing class she ever took, Miss Thrustmore grew up to be a brilliant costume designer. Her skills caught the eye of burlesque greats and thus found herself at home among her fellow rhinestone addicts. It has been several years since her first taste of burlesque but since she has gone on to produce several sell out shows, teach act development and costuming at the Rose City School of Burlesque, and continue to hone her skills as a dynamic stage performer. 

Zora Phoenix - Zora Phoenix is a Portland-based burlesque production powerhouse, producing two monthly burlesque shows with a goal of bringing incredible burlesque to Bridgetown since 2009 with an emphasis of the diversity and variety in the art of striptease. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Rose City School of Burlesque, as well as founder and web-mistress of BurlesquePDX.com.

Wolfgang X - Wolfgang X is Portland's PREMIER middle aged teen model. Gracing covers of Delia's, Teen Vogue, and Readers Digest. They are also a professional widower with five husbands dying of mysterious deaths. 

Seven Cake Candy - Portland's own drag pop power band, original music, soaring vocals, costumes to die for, and songs to dance to, Seven Cake Candy have been playing the PNW for 5 years and entertaining thousands. 

Danny Diess - Will be spinning some of your favorite tracks as well, the whole spectrum of good dancy dark and fun music. He's got it ALL!

2020 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival
February 19, 2020 8:00 pm PST

Half Japanese, half New Zealander pianist, composer, live remixer and producer Mark de Clive-Lowe has been LA based since 2008. Equal parts composer, jazz musician, found-sound remixer and club music producer, the musical maverick tours his multi-fac... Read more
Half Japanese, half New Zealander pianist, composer, live remixer and producer Mark de Clive-Lowe has been LA based since 2008. Equal parts composer, jazz musician, found-sound remixer and club music producer, the musical maverick tours his multi-faceted live show in both solo and band setups internationally. He has released over a dozen albums and hundreds of collaborations and remixes creating with musicians, artists and DJs from all around the world. His critically acclaimed club night CHURCH has seen him on stage with multiple generations of the world's most respected jazz, soul and hip hop artists. His new project HERITAGE sees him making a deep dive into his own Japanese roots, interpreting it through the lens of jazz and electronica.

"(the) avant-garde soulful Pianist/DJ/Producer delivers his lifetime of journeys to different musical ports in a concise package, seamlessly... transporting not just in genre but in emotion and spirit." - Huffington Post        

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