UPCOMING SHOWS

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.

Thu Sep

13

Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. PDX OR

$17 Adv.
Doors 7pm; All Ages

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CLOZEE

TOR

VOLO

ARTIST BIO

In a feedback loop of adventure, music, and love, CloZee and her fans are ready to let the force of the sound carry everyone to places they have never been before. Being based simultaneously in Toulouse, France and on stages across the world makes this electronic musician stand out. With inspirations far afield from music - a painting, the weather, a dream - in her craft, Chloé Herry’s derivations are difficult to trace. Under the broad structure of electronic and bass music, and informed by sound the world over, Clozee finds her best fit in World Bass’ corner. CloZee has performed on many continents: from Coachella to India, on four US Tours, and everywhere around her native France. She is a standout on the roster of her labels, Gravitas Recordings & Otodayo Records. Followers in many languages drive streams counted in millions. But art’s ability to transport others is this talented producer’s special magic - manifest whenever someone presses play. In the way the clean curve of a Japanese roof is understated and exotic, CloZee pulls her power from a bold simplicity. Her classical guitar roots allow her an informed, melodic space that draws influence from flamenco to edIT of The Glitch Mob. This melting pot of instrumentation and cinematic flair puts listeners in a mood to move, with international crowds now cultivating the evolution of her genre. Chloé says she rarely lays down only electronic sounds. Her favorite sources are organic and real. To describe her life, CloZee grins and dramatizes her mind exploding. With traction growing stateside, she is set to expand far beyond the transformational festivals and tours where she grew the same roots that nourished Bassnectar, Beats Antique, and Bonobo. CloZee is breaking through the canopy and into the sun. Come see her fly.

Thu Sep

13

45 East 315 SE 3rd Ave. PDX OR

$20 Adv.
Doors 10pm; 21+

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CLAUDE VONSTROKE

STEVE DARKO

ARTIST BIO

In this day and age of music cross-polination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly, fun. VonStroke is just as relaxed in his home studio building beats as he is dropping massive underground records in a room filled by thousands. DJ-wise, his relentless touring of every major city, festival and basement after-party around the world has only enriched his unique perspective on music. As the owner of the record label, DIRTYBIRD, Claude also built an impeccable A&R roster signing acts like Justin Martin, Julio Bashmore, Catz n Dogz, Riva Starr, Tim Green, Breach, Eats Everything, Shadow Child and Shiba San, well before they broke out of their hometown scenes. (And even naming a few of these artists.) Today, DIRTYBIRD continues to surprise and innovate in the underground dance scene, releasing an enigmatic combination of house, funk, dirty-bass and electronica. Sonically, VonStroke has released three original artist albums, a remix album and several high profile mix and remix compilations. Highlights include working with and on records for Bootsy Collins, Rihanna, Disclosure and Green Velvet as well as a few number #1 & #2 hits on Beatport. Most importantly, VonStroke has kept it original, fun and funky. A lot of his success can be attributed to a good attitude. Claude does not scowl and look mean while he DJs. He does not pretend to know everything and he truly loves his fans. He is grateful to be curating, creating and performing music for a living and he knows that the reason people go to parties is to shake their booty and have fun. Catch him play at numerous festivals, clubs or even better at his legendary DIRTYBIRD BBQ series of outdoor events.

Wed Sep

26

Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. PDX OR

$15 Adv.
Doors 9pm; 21+

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FLAMINGOSIS

ARTIST BIO

FLAMINGOSIS (THE NAME COMES FROM A FREE-STYLE FRISBEE MOVE THAT HIS FATHER INVENTED) IS A NEW JERSEY-BASED ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCER, BEATBOXER AND DJ. DRAWING ON INFLUENCES FROM PRODUCERS SUCH AS FLYING LOTUS AND J DILLA AS WELL AS VINTAGE FUNK AND DISCO MUSIC, FLAMINGOSIS CREATES ENGAGING AND SOULFUL TRACKS AND PUTS ON AN INFECTIOUSLY ENERGETIC LIVE SHOW.

Sun Sep

30

Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. PDX OR

SOLD OUT
Doors 9pm; 21+

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THE MIDNIGHT

ayokay

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.

Sat Oct

13

Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. PDX OR

$18 Adv.
Doors 8pm; All Ages9

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OTT.

ARTIST BIO

Ott has been messing about with sound boxes every day for as long as he can remember. Having spent the ‘90s flitting between his day-job as a freelance studio engineer and long weekends under the stars at psychedelic trance parties, the obvious next step, as the millennium turned, was to create music of his own from the jumble of sounds which filled his head. After teaming up with Twisted Records, 2002 saw the release of the acclaimed ‘Hallucinogen In Dub’ album, followed in short order by his first solo effort, ‘Blumenkraft’ in 2003. 2008 saw the release of ‘Skylon’ and in 2011 the album ‘Mir’ was born. A pattern has formed: every four years or so an album coalesces from the chaos, heads out into the world and takes on a life of its own. ‘Fairchild’ was released in 2015, and fall 2018 will see the release of his heavily anticipated fifth studio album.

Sun Oct

14

Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. PDX OR

$15 Adv.
Doors 8pm; All Ages

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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+

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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.

Fri Dec

7

Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. PDX OR

$15 Adv.
Doors 8pm; 21+

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BLOCKHEAD

YPPAH

ARMS AND SLEEPERS

ARTIST BIO

Tony Simon, a/k/a Blockhead, has been making and releasing utterly distinctive, funky and emotive music for the last two decades. Blockhead grew up in downtown New York City. As the son of an artist, surrounded by visual culture, he early on found that his passion was for music, for the sonic. A fan of a whole range of sounds, especially hip-hop, Blockhead steadily built a tremendous collection of tapes and later CDs from innumerable artists, a quiet accumulation of knowledge and know-how. After a brief stint as a rapper, he realized his calling was behind the boards and not on the mic – and from there he began to produce beats. Since making that decision, he's kept pretty busy: carving a niche as a sought-after underground beatmaker that people call when they want something special. Blockhead produced nine tracks on Aesop Rock's critically acclaimed album “Labor Days.” Additionally he produced half the tracks on Aesop's follow up EP, “Daylight.” He has also worked with other indie giants Atmosphere, Murs, Mike Ladd and Illogic. In between, he found time to complete a break beat album entitled “Blockhead's Broke Beats,” with ten hard-hitting instrumental tracks, which was released on Mush Records, the US home of cLOUDDEAD. To understand Blockhead’s Stateside presence and gravitas – look no further than the fact that he has also contributed three tracks (including the first single) for Cage’s “Hell’s Winter” on Def Jux. The other producers on the project are DJ Shadow, El-P and RJD2. All this occurred simultaneously to his debut album on Ninja Tune, “Music By Cavelight,” described as “one of the most fantastically good albums you’re going to hear this year” (Sunday Telegraph) and “a beautiful record” (Metro), with Blockhead himself tipped as “definitely one to watch” (Touch.) Blockhead returned in 2005 with “Downtime Science,” another set of deep, emotional instrumental hip hop tracks, this time dedicated to the downtown area of Manhattan where he grew up and has lived his entire life, encompassing all the attitude, anger and edginess of the neighborhood. This expansive album also features some melancholy reflections upon failed relationships and the promise of future loves. "The Music Scene," was released in 2009 to both critical acclaim and commercial success – launching Blockhead on a global string of headlining dates ranging from Pittsburgh to Poland – where he participated in the world famous Zubroffka festival, providing a live score for some of Charlie Chaplin’s earliest films. Blockhead followed this album with “Interludes After Midnight,” further showcasing his development as a solo artist with a unique voice. This brings us to 2014 and the release of “Bells and Whistles,” his last release and a bold artistic statement unlike his previous work. According to Blockhead – the naming of the album speaks to emerging trends in music he is seeking to address: “The whole idea behind the album is that music has gotten so far away from just being music. I think that whole way of thinking, relating to music and art in general, is bullshit. I don't want to use those tactics to distract people or create a buzz that's separate from my album. I want to be judged purely on the music itself – just well constructed songs with no frills...thus ‘Bells and Whistles.’” 2017 has been as busy as ever for Blockhead, with a trio of new projects. Behind the boards, he handled production duties on Billy Woods acclaimed new album, Known Unknowns. In addition, Simon teamed with with UK music publisher DeWolf Music to create The Art of Sampling. Capitalizing on Blockheads ability to twist unexpected material into new, modern music, DeWolf opened their vaults to Simon and let him go to town. Finally, 2017 brought Blockhead’s latest solo album, Funeral Balloons. Filled with 12 new cuts of layered goodness, his new album brings the people what they have grown to expect from the seasoned beat maker in his prime!