UPCOMING SHOWS

Wed Jun

27

Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. PDX OR

$17 Adv.
Doors 9pm; 21+

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NEON INDIAN (DJ SET)

ARTIST BIO

Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) has announced the long awaited follow up to 2011’s Era Extraña and this year’s standalone single “Annie.” Slated for release via Mom + Pop on October 16, VEGA INTL. Night School was conceived during a period of aesthetic reinvention for Palomo, as he retooled the lo-fi and spontaneous writing style he’d developed as Neon Indian by incorporating elements of the cleaner production values and dance oriented approach of his previous recording moniker VEGA, ultimately merging the two into one fast lane. Developed over a four year period, the album brims with funk-centric guitar lines, pronounced Balearic rhythms, and the most elaborate songwriting of his career. Composed and recorded in a variety of locations including, but not limited to, the cabin aboard a cruise ship, DFA’s Plantain Studios in New York, Pure X’s practice space in Austin, Ben Allen’s studio in Atlanta, and mixed in Brooklyn with Alex Epton (XXXchange). Upon its completion, Alan noted “most of what I’ve learned about human nature in my twenties has happened after dark. People are just kind of more honest then. More deliberate. I like to call the places I go to Night Schools.” The new album single “Slumlord” arrives alongside an inventive relaunch of his website as Nightschool.biz The site features an hotline (+1-512-643-VEGA) to receive and send audio of the song and a special voice greeting about the album, in addition to newly announced US tour dates and an album-preorder that comes with instant grat tracks “Annie” and “Slumlord.”

Sat Aug

4

45 East 315 SE 3rd Ave PDX OR

$15 Adv.
Doors 10pm; 21+

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SHIBA SAN

ARTIST BIO

There’s much more to Shiba San than what meets the first listen. Leaving behind a 15-year long career of production experience in the French hip-hop scene, the Parisian producer became fascinated with the sounds of Chicago house and was inspired to create his own productions, infusing his hip-hop influence with the soul of house music. Then came ‘Okay’, the track that “changed the way we listened to music” (Dancing Astronaut) and became the anthem of 2014. It claimed the No. 1 position on Beatport’s House chart for 82 days, remained in the House Chart’s Top 10 for over 180 days, was put on rotation by radio tastemakers like Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Danny Howard and received support from the likes of Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, Green Velvet and nearly every major DJ under the sun. Upon its release, Rolling Stone deemed ‘Okay’ a “global club sensation in waiting,” a prophetic description that couldn’t have rung more true as it remains a commanding moment in DJ sets even to this day. But Shiba San is far from a one-hit wonder, following up “Okay” with the award-winning track “Burn Like Fire” (Best Underground Track 2015 IDMA/WMC). With releases out on labels known and loved for their irresistible tunes like Dirtybird and Suara, as well as his own imprint Basement Leak, he’s since seen his career launch off far and beyond the city limits of Paris. Staying quiet on the public front, Shiba San remains a curious enigma to his international fan base, allowing the music to do the talking for him. In between releases and time spent concocting in the studio, the Miami-based producer remains a mainstay on the nightlife circuit, hitting iconic festivals including Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Movement Detroit, The BPM Festival in Mexico, The Warehouse Project, Stereosonic, Spring Awakening as well as milestone venues like Output in New York, Ministry of Sound in London, Sankeys in Ibiza, Exchange in Los Angeles and The Mid in Chicago. Ending last year with two impressive Dirtybird releases ‘Up & Down’ and ‘You Know What?’, Shiba San began 2017 with a hearty compilation release on his own Basement Leak label featuring his standout tune ‘Drop It’ before embarking on a North American co-headlining tour with the esteemed MK. Later this spring, expect to hear a collaboration with Will Clarke on Dirtybird as well as a summer release on Lee Foss’ Repopulate Mars. It’s set to be another cardinal year for Shiba San and it’s guaranteed to be an exhilarating ride… just the way he likes it.

Sun Sep

30

Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. PDX OR

SOLD OUT
Doors 9pm; 21+

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THE MIDNIGHT

ARTIST BIO

There is a Japanese term: Mono no aware. It means basically, the sad beauty of seeing time pass -- the aching awareness of impermanence. These are the days that we will return to one day in the future only in memories. The Midnight consists of Tyler Lyle (a songwriter from the Deep South) and Tim McEwan (a producer from Denmark). Their latest release Nocturnal is available now.

Sun Oct

14

Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. PDX OR

$15 Adv.
Doors 8pm; All Ages

ON SALE
Jun 22

WHETHAN

ALEXANDER LEWIS

YOSHI FLOWER

ARTIST BIO

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Snorek, best known as breakout electronic artist and producer Whethan, captured critical and public attention after his innovative tracks began streaming in the millions on Soundcloud in 2016. In the intervening year and a half, Whethan has established himself as a one of the hottest up-and-coming producers and released a collaboration with Dua Lipa, “High” (on the “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack) “love gang” (ft. Charli XCX), “Savage” (ft. Flux Pavilion & MAX), and “Good Nights” (ft. Mascolo) (namesake of the 2018 42-city “Good Nights” North American headline tour). The Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based producer has toured arena stages supporting The Chainsmokers and stood out as a solo performer during festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, as well as at Coachella’s DoLab & Heineken House. This spring, Whethan will wrap the European leg of the “Good Nights” tour (this time co-headlining with Louis the Child) to return to the Coachella stage.

Tue Nov

13

Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. PDX OR

$25 Adv.
Doors 7p; 16+

ON SALE
Jun 22

PETIT BISCUIT

MANILLA KILLA

SUPER DUPER

ARTIST BIO

A year and a half after the very successful release of Petit Biscuit, his first EP, the wunderkind of French electro is back with his debut album Presence. Across all 14 tracks, the LP combines ambient, techno, and house, with tailored arrangements, both classical and modern. A personal and creative opus stretched over intricate rhythmic patterns that transforms the 2015 rookie into a distinguished artist. Mehdi is back from a whirlwind experience following the triumph of his hit song "Sunset Lover" (over 500 million streams and counting), now stepping up to the plate with renewed enthusiasm. Performing his last EP around the world, with sold-out dates in the US and Europe, has taught the precocious 18-year-old a great deal, helping him grow up as an artist, and figure out where he wants his career to take him. With Presence, Petit Biscuit puts forward energetic and vivacious tracks, in a cohesive series of musical fire starters. The album ignites and inspires ceaselessly, expertly conducted by the wise-beyond-his-years teenager. Petit Biscuit is an author, a composer, a singer and a producer, alongside leading his own label, Petit Biscuit Music, and remaining an independent act throughout. At the crossroads of his acoustic obsessions (he studied the cello for 13 years) and his electronic desires, Petit Biscuit merges styles and genres without limiting himself, and boldly delivers a stellar and unique homebrew of sounds. Like when he meshes together guitar strings, MIDI keyboards and his signature vocal chops, or when his careful work on rhythmic breaks shines through. Beyond his talent at producing, his composing skills are put to good use, creating a dazzling variety of atmospheres, each track exploding with freshness and power. Decidedly Baroque because of its mix of influences, Presence is nevertheless extremely coherent, steering us with confidence and bravado through trap and pop verses, heavenly vocals and untamed techno, teaming up together for a one-of-a-kind journey. As the first single from the new album, "Waterfall,” brilliantly proves, Petit Biscuit’s technical mastery and esthetical flair sets him apart from the vast pool of electronic music producers. One eye on his cello, the other on the screen of his DAW, the young artist from Rouen remixes his musical tastes with the aid of modern plug-ins. Ever-eclectic, he mentions Nils Frahm, Phoenix or Tame Impala as sources of inspiration, and collaborates with artists like Lido, Panama or Bipolar Sunshine, all the while refining his productions and sketching out the future of electronic music. Armed with his array of machines, Petit Biscuit is crafting the sound of tomorrow, a wild blend of digital and analog, of live and pre-recorded samples, of techno, pop and hip-hop. Defying all categorizations, Petit Biscuit is about to defend his new tracks on stage this November, with a run of Zenith (7000 capacity) tour dates in France, then European capitals, before storming up North America in December. Bringing us all great music for both the mind and heart.

Wed Nov

14

Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. PDX OR

$18 Adv.
Doors 8pm; All Ages

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YOUNG FATHERS

ARTIST BIO

Put simply, you could call Young Fathers an alternative lo-fi R&B trio; however, they don't completely fit in that box, with their wide-spanning spread of Hip Hop, Punk, Dub, Gospel and Pop. Formed in Scotland in 2008 by Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings, the group started performing in nightclubs when the band members were all still in their early teens. In 2012, they signed to LA based label, Anticon and released their introductory mixtapes, Tape One and Tape Two. The trio then signed to Ninja Tune and released debut album, Dead, which was released in 2014. The album gained a lot of critical attention and went on to win the prestigious Mercury Prize. Following an extensive world tour the band decamped to Berlin to begin work on their sophomore album, White Men Are Black Men Too, which was released in April 2015. Young Fathers toured extensively in 2015, playing the UK, large swathes of Europe and did a six week stint in the USA. In 2016, the band were invited to support Massive Attack on their UK and European tour after working together on Massive Attack’s single “Voodoo In My Blood”, which was released in January 2016. Young Fathers feature 6 tracks on the Trainspotting T2 soundtrack, including “Only God Knows”, written specifically for the film. They have just finished recording a new album.