Midnite in Portland on 04/20/13
Mar25

Midnite in Portland on 04/20/13

Artist: Midnite Date: Saturday, April 20th 2013 Time: 8:00pm Venue: Roseland Theater City: Portland , OR Address: 8 NW 6th Ave. Country: US Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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Emancipator at the Wonder Ballroom, March 8
Mar25

Emancipator at the Wonder Ballroom, March 8

Review and photos by Joseph Ritrievi Portland Trip-Hop guru Emancipator returned to the Wonder Ballroom Friday, March 8 seasoned and ready to unveil grooves from his newest offering, “Dusk to Dawn.” Renowned for his ambient textures swirling over complex drum cadences, Emancipator delivered a biorhythmic live set over a stage design back-dropped with a sea of chromatic lights that refracted over green-screen triangles reminiscent of India’s Shree Chakra. “Dusk to Dawn”’s live melodic unfolding showcased a maturing artist who has learned the delicate balance of allowing space for his instruments to breathe over intricate layers. Unlike many of today’s dub-step party DJs who pretend to move their hands vigorously over turntables or synthesizers in hopes of looking busy to the crowd, Emancipator showed his laid-back Portland style by “doing him.” Accompanied by violist Ilya Goldberg, Emancipator perfectly demonstrated his propensity to conduct a symphonic movement while remaining in the background in order to allow the pieces of his musical imagination to play harmoniously. Blended amid an incredible stage set, the duo’s music rippled from the “heart” of the room like an electric current awakening the crowd as it pulsed. Emancipator blessed the grooving crowd with staples “Greenland,” “Black Lake,” and “Wolf Drawn,” amongst others. However, it was his newer tunes that really catapulted the room to the eighth chakra and beyond. The gentle dropping of “Galapagos” bounced through the speakers as the words of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy rapped classic lines from “Shook Ones.” The night reached its crescendo as Emancipator unveiled his New Age opus “Valhalla” to his hometown contemporaries whose dancing signaled an overwhelming acceptance of “Dusk to Dawn.”  Odesza and Little People opened the night on strong notes. Despite technical difficulties requiring a last minute time switch, Odesza journeyed on a technotronic odyssey traveling through the old school house days fresh up to some good ole’ head-thwomping dub-step. Little People continued right where Odesza left off and catalyzed a 45-minute dance-a-thon with plenty of hard 808 kicks thumping chests. With set breaks full of neo-classics like “Scary Monsters,” I didn’t catch a breath until I opened the Ballroom door back out to North...

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Preview, Week of March 25-31
Mar25

Preview, Week of March 25-31

This week is one for the weekend warriors! Despite all efforts to provide all of you bored Portland music lovers with a great show to go to every night of the week, we’re coming up pretty short this week. That’s OK! Everyone needs a break sometime. Never fear, though, Portland would never leave you hanging on a weekend! Here’s what we could find for you to do this coming week: Thursday, March 28 — It’s the last Thursday of the month again! Biddy’s on 60th and Glisan is having their monthly Grateful Dead jam, so head on over and check it out! Friday, March 29 — You have a world of options for Friday night’s entertainment, so you really have no excuse to stay at home (especially after all of that extra sleep you got during the week). Lotus is headlining the Roseland, while supergroup Ducky Pig (Scott Law, Lewi Longmire, and Tye and Roger North) tear it up at the Laurelthirst Public House. The Shook Twins will be over at the Wonder Ballroom, and at the Tabor, Northbound Rain will be playing Jesus Christ Superstar (for Good Friday) before Dark Matter Transfer jams late into the evening. Saturday, March 30 — I know we all want to be at Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band tonight. It’s at the Rose Garden, and it’s going to be some mullet-tastic awesomeness, but it’s just so damn expensive!! If you can’t afford to go to the show you really want to be at, all hope is not lost! At Dante’s, the Pimps of Joytime will be funking the hell out of Portland. These Brooklyn hipsters look like they have no business being as funky as they are, but trust us, you will not be disappointed. If you feel like taking a little drive, Fruition will be at Mac’s Place in Silverton. Sunday — I know our “about us” section says something about never having stepped foot in the Doug Fir. But here we are, telling you to do just that (but only because there’s a really good reason)! Go check out the California Honeydrops on Sunday night… and yes, this may very well be Kara’s first time in the Doug Fir....

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Prince in Portland on 04/21/13
Mar22

Prince in Portland on 04/21/13


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Artist: Prince Date: Sunday, April 21st 2013 Time: 8:00pm Venue: Roseland Theater City: Portland , OR Address: 8 NW 6th Ave. Country: US Admission: $175/$300 Add to Google Calendar | Download iCal Artist: Prince Date: Sunday, April 21st 2013 Time: 11:30pm Venue: Roseland Theater City: Portland , OR Address: 8 NW 6th Ave. Country: US Admission: $175/$300 Add to Google Calendar | Download...

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UPDATE: We so totally are going to party like it’s 199-I don’t give a fuck it’s PRINCE
Mar22

UPDATE: We so totally are going to party like it’s 199-I don’t give a fuck it’s PRINCE

Welp, the whole thing has been figured out and Prince IS coming… but to the Roseland. Yes, you read right. The Roseland. Don’t ask us why. Seriously though, not to offend anyone, but of all the small venues to choose? All complaints aside, there are 2 shows on April 21, one at 8 p.m. and one at 11:30 p.m. and you can probably assume that you’re not getting tickets (they’re $175 floor, $300 balcony). Have a great...

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