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Upcoming Shows April 14 - April 20

In other excellent news, The Kraken Bar & Lounge in the U-District has reopened and will have their first show tomorrow, Saturday April 13.

Modular Nights

The monthly free showcase of experimental electronic music for April features: Make Space! Make Space!, Alpha Stream, Cover Charge, xFentanylPlumex, Kirill Nikolai, and 4Dimensional Nightmare.

Sunday, April 14, 5:00 PM at Substation - Event Page

Black Ends / Lori Goldston & Dave Abramson / Thalia Zedek

Visiting from Boston is Thalia Zedek (alternative rock). They will be joined by Black Ends (gunk pop) and a duo performance of Lori Goldston (cello) and Dave Abramson (percussion).

Sunday, April 14, 7:30 PM at The Sunset Tavern - Event Page

To End It All album release

I featured their upcoming album release earlier in March and now the show is here. To End It All will be joined by Rachel LeBlanc (voice), Susana DuMett (voice), Jackie An (violin), and Lori Goldston (cello). Butoh performers will include Vanessa Skantze, Kaoru Okumura, and Douglas Riding. Greg Campbell will perform a solo percussion set.

Thursday, April 18, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Medium Weekend / Thee Effluvium / Skunk Ape / Tarsier Eyes

Medium Weekend (avant-garde loop rock) will play along with Thee Effluvium (experimental noise), Skunk Ape (noise), and Tarsier Eyes (guitar driven experimental noise).

Friday, April 19, 7:00 PM at Black Lodge - Event Page

Arrington de Dionyso + Gust Burns + Noel Kennon / Stephanie Wood

Less noise more experimental still a little weird featuring a trio of Arrington de Dionyso, Gust Burns, and Noel Kennon. Stephanie Wood will perform a solo gong set.

Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

Splasteen / Forrest Friends / suncloud0 / EKG

House show with SPLASTEEN (live modular noise), Forrest Friends (freak folk), suncloud0 (experimental), and EKG (experimental party noise)

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 PM at Casa Dentata - Event Page

SH!TOMATO / (-2) / Takeshita / Tom Scully / EKG

Noise show with SH!TOMATO (noise), (-2) (experimental doomjazz), Takeshita (harsh noise), Tom Scully (guitar driven experimental noise), and EKG (experimental party noise)

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

somesurprises / Coral Grief / Anthers

Album release show for Perseids by somesurprises (dreamy krautrock). Supporting them will be Coral Grief (ambient dream pop) and Anthers (punk).

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM at Tractor Tavern - Event Page


Upcoming Shows April 7 - April 13

Painted Faces / Forrest Friends / Peopling / Changing Bodies

Visiting from New York City is Painted Faces (experimental noise). Joining them will be Forrest Friends (freak folk), Peopling (party noise), and Changing Bodies (experimental synth movement). It’s a generator show so you may want to bring an extra layer because it’s not quite summer yet.

Sunday, April 7, 8:00 PM at Under 1st Avenue Bridge - Event Page

Goldston & Butler play Sarah Hennies

Lori Goldston and Aaron Michael Butler present Sarah Hennies’ concert-length work The Reinvention of Romance.

The Reinvention of Romance “for cello and percussion comprises some 90 minutes of spare, economical gestures, played not quite in sync… [resulting in] an extended sequence of simple figures arranged in succinct packets, each repeated at length until a timer prompts moving on to the next… Weaving together the kinds of fragmentary figurations with which Morton Feldman might have evoked twirling mobiles or intricate tapestries, Ms. Hennies instead evokes the slightly akimbo biorhythms of lives intimately conjoined.” – Steve Smith (The New York Times)

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Carl Stone + Millis/Abramson/Jones + Broken Crow

Coming up from Los Angeles is Carl Stone (experimental computer electronic). They will be joined by a trio of Robert Millis, Dave Abramson, and A.F. Jones. Broken Crow from Portland will also perform.

Saturday, April 13, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

😵 Forrest Friends 😵 Trash Palace 😵 Lukas Dickson 😵

More experimental and weird featuring Forrest Friends (freak folk), Trash Palace (multimedia hallucinatory soundscape weirdness), and Lukas Dickson (woozy loopscapes from Bremerton)

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page


Upcoming Shows March 31 - April 6

Spawn / PRISONFOOD / Quivering Lip / Cranial Key

Spawn (experimental noise) will play along with PRISONFOOD (noise), Quivering Lip (harsh-ish noise), and Cranial Key (harsh industrial noise).

Sunday, March 31, 7:00 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

Sunking / Machado Mijiga ft Dylan Hayes

Sunking (experimental jazz) will play along with Machado Mijiga (multi-instrumentalist) and Dylan Hayes (piano).

Sunday, March 31, 7:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Contraband Countryband / Everything Oscillating / Dust Mice

Contrabrand Countryband (alternative country) will play along with fuzz heavy Everything Oscillating (psych prog rock) and Dust Mice (spacerock).

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 PM at Tim’s Tavern - Event Page

Death Spa / Mutual Stoke / Glass Noose

Death Spa (abrasive prog punk) will play along with Mutual Stoke (grunge punk) and Glass Noose (art rock)

Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 PM at The Central Saloon - Event Page

Faith Coloccia / Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney / Casey Adams

A night of experimental music featuring Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney, “a duo interested in geomusicalities”. They will be joined by Faith Colloccia (experimental) and Casey Adams (electro-acoustical percussion).

Thursday, April 4, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

The Rita / Tab In/Tab Out / RN White / NUDECONSUMER / CZ

Rescheduled and finally here at last. The Rita (avant-garde industrial noise) will play along with Tab In/Tab Out (harsh noise wall), RN White (experimental), NUDECONSUMER (harsh noise wall) and CZ (harsh noise).

Saturday, April 6, 6:30 PM at Woodland Theater - Event Page


Upcoming Shows March 24 - March 30

Robert Tussin / Blaix / Shoyei / Aria Bare

A night of experimental electronic music presented by Modbang. Featuring Robert Tussin (electronic), Blaix (electronic breakcore), Shoyei (electronic), and Aria Bare (ambient deep techno).

Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 PM at The 4Bs - Event Page

LottoRPG / Dedfones / The Checks / Changing Bodies

Visiting from Los Angeles is LottoRPG (electronic) and Dedfones (garage rock pop-punk). Joining them will be The Checks (garage punk) and Changing Bodies (experimental synth movement).

Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 PM at Blue Moon Tavern - Event Page

unpoetry at Casa Del Xolo

Part of the ongoing unpoetry experimental sound and poetry series. March features Rhea Melina, Craven Rock, The Dolls, rEEk, Samuel Henry, Rachel Le Blanc, and Tarsier Eyes.

Thursday, March 28, 8:00 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

Carlos Cotallo Solares / Sophie Chin / Peter Tracy / Aaron Michael Butler

A night of experimental / improvised music featuring Carlos Cotallo Solares (experimental flute), Sophie Chin (percussion), Peter Tracy (experimental), and Aaron Michael Butler (percussion).

Thursday, March 28, 8:00 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Max Nordile / Organic Produce / Hannah Rice & Casey Adams / Till the Teeth

Experimental music from Max Nordile (human music), Organic Produce (harsh soft drone) from Portland, Hannah Rice (movement) and Casey Adams (percussion), along with Till the Teeth (experimental noise rock).

Friday, March 29, 8:00 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

Give Me The Money / CSTMR / Mantle Collapse / Mutual Stoke

Noiser punk at Lucky Liquor. Featuring Give Me The Money (digital hardcore), CSTMR (explosive noise rock), Mantle Collapse (sludge metal), and Mutual Stoke (grunge punk).

Saturday, March 30, 7:00 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page


Upcoming Shows March 17 - March 23

More on the experimental side, less on the noise this week.

Bad Luck / Peg

Presented by the South Hudson Music Project will be Bad Luck (avant-garde free jazz) and Peg (percussion) by Sheridan Riley.

Monday, March 18, 6:30 PM at The Royal Room - Event Page

Resin Cough / Killcam / Coyote Teeth / EKG / xLOVEx / ULTRA HIPSTERS

Noise vs hardcore. Featuring Resin Cough (mincecore), Killcam, Coyote Teeth (doom experimental drone noise), EKG (experimental party noise), xLOVEx (posiviolence), and Ultra Hipsters (noise by thebeach.comber and wyzecrackworld).

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page

Telescope Club / OK Bucko / Bazaar / Tin0

On tour all the way from Maine is Telescope Club (indie folk pop), along with OK Bucko, Bazaar, and Tin0.

Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

Xinxin / Lionmilk / Christopher Icasiano

On tour from California is Xinxin (alternative jazz-grunge) along with Lionmilk (experimental jazz). Joining them will be Christopher Icasiano (percussion)

Thursday, March 21, 7:00 PM at Chop Suey - Event Page

Diminished Men / Derek Monypeny / Ak’chamel

Unusual characters Diminished Men (deviant noir) will play with Derek Monypeny from Yucca Valley, CA and Ak’chamel (folk psychedelic rock).

Saturday, March 23, 8:00 PM at Blue Moon Tavern - Event Page


To End It All - Of Blood & Memory

Of Blood & Memory

Avant-garde industrial group To End It All will be releasing a new album with Roman Numeral Records. On March 8 they released a video for “The Drink of Silence”, featuring Douglas Ridings, Kaoru Okumura, Vanessa Skantze, Joy Von Spain, Masaaki Masao, and Anne K. O’Neill. (Review by Veil of Sound)

The full length will be available on April 19, 2024. In case it’s too long for you to wait, To End It All’s performance last summer at Lunasa Cascadia (filmed by Shelby Kray of blueheronvideo) is available. Accompanying their performance was a film by Hali Autumn of Vanessa Skantze.

The release show will be on Thursday, April 18 at the Chapel Performance Space. Joining them will be Rachel LeBlanc (voice), Susana DuMett (voice), Jackie An (violin), and Lori Goldston (cello). Butoh performers will include Vanessa Skantze, Kaoru Okumura, and Douglas Riding. Greg Campbell will perform a solo percussion set.

The last show I attended before the pandemic was on March 12, 2020 for the Pathogens tape release along with To End It All. As it cut us off so suddenly, seeing people continue to create and collaborate provides a certain optimism and excitement. Weaving between noise, doom, and industrial the stray threads lead into somewhere ethereal, and yet vast. Under the roar of a glacier retreating, perhaps.

Another memorable performance was on August 31, 2019 at Reaktor Space as part of Mehreren Kammern 3.33.


Upcoming Shows March 10 - March 16

Some housekeeping for the blog. I’ve introduced a section, “Flyers” linked at the top. For people who don’t have social media, this allows you to view the flyers without having to login. I plan on maintaining the Google Calendar of events, but keep in mind I add events to the Google Calender which don’t end up getting featured in the weekly posts. Another goal is to set up an email newsletter if you prefer to subscribe that way.

Modular Nights: Modbang and Basement State Takeover

Featuring Planar Drift, SURCO, Herr Shield, Mikey 303, Leandrul, EZBOT, Project 32, and Wet Peynt. Visuals by Mark Eats and Nick Bigelow

Sunday, March 10, 5:30 PM at Substation - Event Page

Skunk Ape / Changing Bodies / Sofia O. / SPLASTEEN

Noise show featuring Skunk Ape (noise), Changing Bodies (experimental synth movement), Sofia O. (experimental), and SPLASTEEN (live modular noise).

Sunday, March 10, 7:00 PM at Mudlark Oddities - Event Page

Jonah Parzen-Johnson / Kelsey Mines / Welch/Blackwell/Campbell

Jonah Parzen-Johnson makes music for baritone saxophone & flute that challenges listeners with experimental textures & forms while embracing them with warm approachable melodies.

Joining him will be Kelsey Mines (bass), along with a trio of Neil Welch, Abbey Blackwell, and Greg Campbell (percussion)

Tuesday, March 12, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

Scum Luckily / Moonarchy / Glad We’re Together / Doug Barber

Weirdo experimental night at Monkey Pub. Featuring Scum Luckily (experimental noise rock), Moonarchy (experimental noise ambient), Glad We’re Together, and Doug Barber

Saturday, March 16, 9:00 PM at The Monkey Pub - Event Page


Upcoming Shows March 3 - March 9

Once again, I have the desire of wishing to attend multiple shows at once.

Headstone Brigade / Society of the Silver Cross / Gabriel Reyes

Headstone Brigade (depressing polka) will play along with Society of the Silver Cross (goth neo-folk), and Gabriel Reyes (dark folk).

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 PM at Teatro de la Psychomachia - Event Page

Xyloboyz: Music for Bass Drums

An evening of experimental music with The Xyloboyz (Aaron Michael Butler and Jonathan Rodriguez). Joining them will be Casey Adams, Peter Tracy, Grisey and Zorn along with Glum Reaper.

Thursday, March 7, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

RAICA / Sistemas Inestables / Nil Elses / Ciudad de Tar

RAICA (electronic ambient) will play along with Sistemas Inestables (alternative electronic) from Santiago, Chile, Nil Elses (ambient electronic), and Ciudad de Tar (dark ambient electronic) from Santiago Chile.

Thursday, March 7, 7:00 PM at Conor Byrne - Event Page

Daniel Sienna / Cam Macnair / Ben Jemaa

A night of ambient music featuring Daniel Sienna (experimental ambient electronic noise pop), Cam Macnair (ambient), and Ben Jemaa (experimental ambient)

Friday, March 8, 7:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Nadah El Shazly / Serious Dreams

Coming from Cairo, Egypt will be Nadah El Shazly (experimental). Joining them will be Natasha El-Sergany and Josh Medina (of somesurprises performing their new project, Serious Dreams.

Friday, March 8, 7:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page

rEEkToMATo / Style King of the Week / Power Skeleton / Thee Effluvium

rEEkToMATo (rEEk + Sh!Tomato) (noise) will play along with Style King of the Week (cassette tapes, synth, drums), Power Skeleton (experimental rock band), and Thee Effluvium (experimental noise).

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 PM at The Monkey Pub - Event Page

NonSeq: Evicshen + Reylinn

Victoria Shen (aka Evicshen) is a sound artist, experimental music performer, and instrument-maker based in San Francisco.

Reylinn is a Vancouver-based audio/visual artist, DJ, and radio host. Reylinn presents an audio/visual piece performed live through Ableton and Resolume.

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page


Upcoming Shows February 25 - March 2

A really exciting week of experiemental and noise music on the horizon.

129,600 / Jeff Beam / Quill / Peter Donovan

129,600 (alternative slacker jazz) will play along with Jeff Beam (symphonic indie psych rock ) from Portland, Maine, Quill (experimental), and Peter Donovan (americana indie pop).

Sunday, February 25, 7:00 PM at The Central Saloon - Event Page

BUGS / Shame Banger / Myaku / Truancy

BUGS (punk rock) will play along with Shame Banger (post-hardcore), Myaku (afroindustrial), and Truancy (hiphop).

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 PM at Conor Byrne Pub - Event Page

Aquatic Bee / Sh!tomato / Fantasy Dumpster Circus / Sadie Siskin / Changing Bodies / Jason Lazar / Hannah Rice / Universe B

Big lineup of experimental art and music. Featuring Aquatic Bee, Sh!tomato Fantasy Dumpster Circus Sadie Siskin, Changing Bodies, Jason Lazar, Hannah Rice, and Universe B.

Thursday, February 29, 7:00 PM at Bad Bar - Event Page

Blessed Blood / Emily Robb / A.F. Jones

Philadelphia based experimental musician Emily Robb (deconstructed rock) will play along with Blessed Blood (experimental electronic drone), and A.F. Jones (experimental).

Thursday, February 29, 7:00 PM at The Vera Project - Event Page

Lilac / Power Strip / Sheridan Riley

Lilac (dreamy neo-psychedelia) will perform along with Power Strip (ambient bedroom pop), and Sheridan Riley (experimental)

Thursday, February 29, 7:00 PM at Chop Suey - Event Page

xFentanylPlumex / Undine Noise / Versipul / Violent Insurrection / MotorMouth

Noise at Lucky Liquor! Featuring xFentanylPlumex (harsh noise power electronics), Undine Noise (harsh noise), along with Versipul (heavy metal militia), Violent Insurrection (death-thrash commandos), and MotorMouth (hard industrial)

Friday, March 1, 7:00 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page

Courtney Doorhinge / suncloud0 / Andrew Maxson / BSSP

A night of the strange, experimental, but also weird and wonderful. Featuring Courtney Doorhinge (performance art), suncloud0 (experimental), Andrew Maxson (standup), and BSSP (balloons)

Friday, March 1, 8:00 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

The Impressionists / Aaron Michael Butler / Greg Campbell + Gust Burns

In honor of their tape release, The Impressionists (modal car crash wind noise) will play along with Aaron Michael Butler (percussion), and a duo of Greg Campbell (percussion), and Gust Burns.

Saturday, March 2, 8:00 PM at Gallery 1412 - Event Page

OCNotes / Death Spa / Fantasy A

OCNotes (hip hop) will play along with Death Spa (experimental punk), and Fantasy A (hip hop)

Saturday, March 2, 7:30 PM at Woodland Theater - Event Page


Upcoming Shows February 18 - February 24

Captured! By Robots / Beaver Fever / Killcam

On tour from California is Captured! By Robots (robot powered grindcore). They will joined by Beaver Fever (grindcore from Edmonton, Canada and local support from Killcam (gamer violence).

Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 PM at Lucky Liquor - Event Page

Bit Graves / An Anomalous Wave / NV Electronica

A free show featuring “a night of exporatory sounds from three duos.” Featuring: NV Electronica (live cello and electronics), An Anomalous Wave (seas of complex guitar feedback), and Bit Graves (drone). Visuals by Accuraci.

Thursday, February 22, 8:00 PM at Vermillion - Event Page

Feed Fatigue / Casey Adams / EKG / Vast Chains

Get your noise fix on at an antique shop in Ravenna. Performances from Feed Fatigue (harsh noise) from Portland, along with local support from Casey Adams (noise), EKG (experimental party noise), and Vast Chains (death industrial obliterations).

Friday, February 23, 7:30 PM at Mudlark Oddities - Event Page

Vulture Feather / Medejin / sonora enjambre / Skylar Ford & the Legion of Peace

Visiting from California is Vulture Feather (post/pre/future punk band). They will be joined by Medejin (dreamwave), sonora enjambre (ambient drone), and Skylar Ford & the Legion of Peace.

Saturday, February 24, 7:00 PM at Casa Del Xolo - Event Page

NonSeq Curators Concert

Nonsequitur presents the kickoff of the 2024 NonSeq 2024 series, with four performances by the curators. During the rest of the year, each of them is responsible for curating three events each at the Chapel. Featuring: Beth Fleenor (Crystal Beth), Connie Fu (enerph), Kole Galbraith, and Naeim Rahmani.

Saturday, February 24, 8:00 PM at Chapel Performance Space - Event Page