UPCOMING SHOWS

Wed Apr

24

Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. PDX OR

SOLD OUT
Doors 7pm; 18+

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RÜFÜS DU SOL

ARTIST BIO

RÜFÜS DU SOL have emerged as one of the world’s preeminent live electronic acts. The Australian three-piece, comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, have released two platinum-certified albums, ATLAS and Bloom, with their newly unveiled third album Solace ushering in a new chapter for the trio. Solace finds RÜFÜS DU SOL charting new territory, exploring deeper subgenres and more potent lyricism for an entirely new side to the group. “It’s about finding a sense of hope in a darker time,” the trio says. The album was born out of a particularly poignant period for the band and thus trackles heavier themes such as the pain of loss and the persistence of memory. “We’ve been through a big process,” the group says. “Almost a year and a half of our lives. We put all our hearts into making this record.” Accompanying the album, the trio have created a brand new live show which will push their on-stage abilities to new levels. Bringing a host of new analog gear into the fold, as well as a revamped visual setup, the new live show will bring the magical spontaneity of the group’s studio process to the stage in unprecedented format.

Thu Apr

25

Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. PDX OR

SOLD OUT
Doors 7pm; 18+

TICKETS

RÜFÜS DU SOL

ARTIST BIO

RÜFÜS DU SOL have emerged as one of the world’s preeminent live electronic acts. The Australian three-piece, comprised of members Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt, have released two platinum-certified albums, ATLAS and Bloom, with their newly unveiled third album Solace ushering in a new chapter for the trio. Solace finds RÜFÜS DU SOL charting new territory, exploring deeper subgenres and more potent lyricism for an entirely new side to the group. “It’s about finding a sense of hope in a darker time,” the trio says. The album was born out of a particularly poignant period for the band and thus trackles heavier themes such as the pain of loss and the persistence of memory. “We’ve been through a big process,” the group says. “Almost a year and a half of our lives. We put all our hearts into making this record.” Accompanying the album, the trio have created a brand new live show which will push their on-stage abilities to new levels. Bringing a host of new analog gear into the fold, as well as a revamped visual setup, the new live show will bring the magical spontaneity of the group’s studio process to the stage in unprecedented format.

Fri Apr

26

Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. PDX OR

SOLD OUT
Doors: 8pm; 21+

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EMANCIPATOR

FRAMEWORKS

9 THEORY

LAPA

ARTIST BIO

Asleepinggiantof the electronic music world, Douglas Appling -more commonly known as Emancipator -has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album,Soon It Will Be ColdEnoughin 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to electronic music production draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brandof electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness. 2017 wasa busy year of touring & music writingfor Emancipator. Doug’s live band, Emancipator Ensemble, headlined Red Rocks Amphitheater for the first time and made appearances at many music festivals across the globe. November2017also markedthe release of the much-anticipated new Emancipator album, Baralku, via his own label, Loci Records.Inspired by the astral “island” some aboriginal societies believe to be our spiritual home after death,Baralkusynthesizes downtempo hip-hop beats, world music elements, and field recordings, as well as jazz, folk, and classical influences into a transcendent hybrid of lush, nuanced, and ethereal compositions. “Music takes me to places, and each song is a spirit island on which its soul lives infinitely,” says Emancipator of the album’s title and his inspiration. “To release a song is both a death and a birth at the same time,” he adds. “The sounds contained in each song have reached the end of their life process. The once shapeshifting collage of expression has been crystallized into a final form, no longer kinetic. Yet it exists in a state of permanent potential energy, waiting to be accessed in the form of music, just as the memory of a departed soul will always have the power to move us.”

Sun Apr

28

Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. PDX OR

$20 Adv.
Doors 8pm; All Ages

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THE FLOOZIES

BIROCRATIC

ARTIST BIO

Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas—separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most. Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors. Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavinsky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin. That wide-angle view of a century of popular music allows the Hills to remix Toto and The Dead—in the music you can hear reverence for the giants of the past, all the while producing wildly futuristic tunes for the masses to dig now. When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world Umphrey’s McGee as readily as electronic elites STS9 and Big Gigantic. Soldout shows across the Country, huge festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summerset, Bumbershoot, and headlining Red Rocks showshavecontinuedto cementthe duo’s ascent. The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time. Check out the latest from the “undisputed kings of electro funk”, 2017 album Funk Jesus."

Thu May

9

Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. PDX OR

$14 Adv.
Doors 9p; 21+

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MANILA KILLA

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METSA

ARTIST BIO

Born in the Philippines but based out of Washington, DC, Manila Killa is a 24 year old music obsessive whose passion for producing transformed from self-taught ableton lessons into a full-fledged career earning him millions of streams online, major festival billings and prominent press coverage. All while finishing his college degree, Manila Killa has found time to kickstart two other music projects that are equally as accomplished -- Moving Castle.

Fri May

10

Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. PDX OR

$20 Adv.
Doors 7pm; All Ages

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JAI WOLF

HOTEL GARUDA

FORD.

ARTIST BIO

You don’t know Jai Wolf like you think you do. After hundreds of millions of streams on astral- indie-dance anthems like “Indian Summer” and “Starlight,” blockbuster festival sets from Indio to India, and regular co-signs from the likes of Skrillex and ODESZA, it’s clear from the opening notes of Jai Wolf’s long-awaited debut album The Cure to Loneliness that he uses the expectations around his name as an opportunity to challenge convention. The Cure to Loneliness finds Jai Wolf completing his evolution from upstart bedroom remixer to future bass DJ to dream pop artist and builder of lush musical worlds. While still very much a dancefloor-focused endeavor, some tracks on the debut conjure the angular songs of The Strokes and Phoenix, while weaving melodies through the sugary happysad of M83 and CHVRCHES, and throw up walls of sound touched by Explosions in the Sky —all while maintaining the melodious polish and evocative groove to which fans around the world have grown so close. “In my heart, this album is me,” says Jai Wolf, better known to some as Sajeeb Saha. “From the sounds to the lyrics, it’s everything that I’ve always wanted to do.” While the dance music world becomes more ubiquitous, Jai Wolf has taken a different approach under the wing of indie darling label Mom+Pop (Courtney Barnett, Flume, Jagwar Ma, Alina Baraz), largely eschewing singles to focus on patiently crafting The Cure to Loneliness over the course of the past two years. The result is a thoughtfully framed, confidently expressed musical vision that will tug at heartstrings in 2019 and long beyond. The album is available everywhere April 5th, Born in Bangladesh, raised in New York City, inspired by everything from indie-punk to hip-hop, orchestral symphonies and the Bollywood classics of his parents, Jai Wolf’s life and music have been defined by a liminal quality that only a third culture kid could understand. It’s that quality that takes center stage on The Cure to Loneliness, as he slips between references to cultural moments with an ephemeral quality tinged with nostalgia. The sunny melodies and bombastic hooks bely subject matter that often ruminates on loneliness, distance, and a lack of place. This all converges to create an emotional complexity to the music that cuts deeper than the average festival fare. "I like writing songs that have a duality, a complexity of feeling that takes you to a melancholy, reflective space,” says Jai Wolf. “My music is for people who are desperately dreaming beyond where they are at right now—it can be the future, it can be the past. I want you to feel nostalgic. I want you to reflect on your life. I also want you to be inspired about where your life could go." Jai Wolf has taken an unconventional path to arrive at this point. It was Skrillex himself who plucked Jai Wolf from obscurity when he came across the then-fledgling bedroom producer's bootleg of "Ease My Mind" in 2014. But it was ‘Indian Summer” that propelled him to the stratosphere, racking up tens of millions of streams, a major GoPro ad campaign, appearing on American Idol, and even soundtracking Kobe Bryant's final basketball game in the NBA. The song made Jai Wolf a star, but creatively, he was already looking towards bigger and better things. The success of that song which leans more indie than EDM, was the catalyst to a major change in Jai Wolf's perspective. He decided to ditch the drops and focus on crafting songs with depth, meaning and melody. The result was the debut Kindred Spirits EP in 2016, a record that stunned critics (“Breathtaking, emotional” is how Billboard described it), and signaled the birth of Jai Wolf the songwriter, the live performer, the indie-tronic artist. The EP merged the sweet melodies of 80s synth-pop with the atmosphere and grandiosity of EDM, the intimacy and closeness of chillwave, and the thoughtful introspection of indie-rock. It's a busy brew, but an easy listen, and it was the sound of Jai Wolf finding his voice. It’s from that base that The Cure to Loneliness was crafted, a story of coming to terms with changing relationships, loss, and the rigors of touring the world. The creative release of writing the album and the deep connection Jai Wolf has forged with his worldwide fanbase has only strengthened his sense of mission. "I really want to make honest music that people can relate to and escape into. I don't want to make music that's just for the sake of being popular or trendy. I want people to really get lost in the world that I create," he says. The story of Jai Wolf so far is more than the hits, the packed dancefloors, or co-signs by mega-stars, there's a message within it. "I know that there are people out there who are feeling what I'm feeling," he says. "I would love for them to find a way to connect with that through my music." The fact that Jai Wolf never quite fit in used to be fuel for his daydreams, now it's what makes him one of the most exciting electronic artists of his generation.