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Looking For Something To Do On A Sunday? [26 Apr 2009|04:14am]
Howdy, y'all. No plans on Sunday night except for staring at the wall while experiencing soul crushing boredom?
Well I just wanted to stop by and let everyone know about a dark wave/industrial/gothic-blues night of music at The Pub At The End Of The Universe tomorrow the 26th.

Not only will it be a great night of music, friends and drinks, it could also be a grand opportunity for you other artists and musicians to get out and network with some like-minded individuals.
Show's going to start around 8:00PM.
Hope to see you all out.

St. Äma of V.O.I.D.
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FREE - Yamaha Electone Organ (Hawthorne/Portland) [08 Dec 2008|08:04am]
I am trying to get rid of a working Yamaha Electone Organ like the one pictured below. You would have to move the Organ yourself. Please contact me for more information.

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Yamaha Electone Organ for sale - 300 - OBO [18 Nov 2008|11:07am]
Yamaha Electone Organ for sale - 300 - OBO

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electronic music: an offering and some questions for all [13 Oct 2008|05:25pm]

Please realize, when I say electronic music, I hope you realize that consists of much more than techno.

Think things like aphex twin, lemon jelly, underworld, orbital, autechre, DJ Spooky.... some local options of reknown behing dahlia (ok they have a singer too, but the music is most certainly electronica) and auditory sculpture, solovox, copy, dat'r, jatun are more what I mean when i say electronica.

So part one:
If you're interested in electronic music, making it or enjoying it, you should join this new mailing list that hopes to encompass everything from events/free music/networking/gear talk/music talk/etc as it progresses.


Part two:
What do you think of electronic music? What is what you think based upon (ie what have you heard that you liked or didn't like). Are you against it conceptually? Why? Furthermore, whether you like or dislike, what do you think of music and vocals... have to have it? don't care? prefer not? etc. If you like the two together, how do you like it?

Primarily, I'm interested in having a discussion here about music pre and post these new level electronics that allow a mass of one man bands; what you think of this newer sound, what you think of what it means for music, what you think of what it means for the music industry, etc and so forth.

Anyone want to bite?
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The Human Canvas Project is almost here... THURSDAY August 21st!!! [17 Aug 2008|12:06pm]

Tonight is our last rehearsal before the day of, and things are going GREAT!

We've all put a lot of time, effort and yes, even money into making this happen. It happens at the Fez Ballroom (316 sw 11th) THIS THURSDAY August 21st, and only costs 7 bucks.

This, of course, being many girls nude/semi nude onstage painted white, with video/images/etc projected onto them from 5 or so sources while my musical outfit, Sad Music for Happy Humans, makes thick mindfuck music that builds to utilizing dubstep/dnb/electro/live sampled drum beats. Since this is happening

Afterwards will be some sweet IDM/breakbeat music by the esteemed DJ Tan't, and longtime Portland music makers Ryze + Fall and DJ Harp will be giving us all some great LIVE Drum and Bass and Dubstep to dance the night away with.

I do hope you'll all attend, there is a great buzz going on about this show and I think it's going to end up being fabulous! But it will be moreso if YOU are there.... come say hi!

More info can be found at

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looking for a good source for printing fliers [29 Jul 2008|11:22am]

The subject pretty much says it. I've heard I can get 5000 fliers printed for around 140$ bucks, full color.

Anyone know other places (local please, I like to keep the money flowing in this economy) that are equitable or better?

This is for the Human Canvas Project....

info (and one of the fliers we would use, to see what we require) is located at:

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Black Scorpion [17 Jun 2008|04:49pm]

Hope this isn't spam...

Ok, so the band Acrassicauda fucking rocks. They're a band originally from Iraq (formerly the only metal band in the country) and they've been through so much crap I can't believe it. I mean, not being able to make a gig because you're caught on the wrong side of a warzone? That's crazy.

So I was stumbling through the archives of this website I work for when I discovered that we have their movies-- Heavy Metal In Baghdad and Heavy Metal In Istanbul. I bestow them upon you all.

Trailers behind the cut.Collapse )

x-posted to anywhere there's metal.
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Radiohead Nude "Lucid Dream" remix [28 Apr 2008|09:04pm]

For all out there who are not aware, Radiohead is allowing folks to do remixes of their song "nude" (see radioheadremix.com).

I'm both hoping folks will enjoy my version of the track (a very dreamy, spooky track that builds to an explosive end), which you can listen to here:


or here, if the html works:

(I uploaded it with only a week to go, so I'm a latecomer - voting ends MAY 1st!!! - and am hoping you'll vote and share with your friends so they might vote!)


I'm also hoping to listen to remixes of other folks. So if you have one, message me with where I can listen to it. Specifically I'm curious what other Portland/Oregon/Washington folks have made, but ultimately I'd like to hear from everyone wherever they might live.

Most of all, I hope everyone just keeps music alive (both in listening and in creation) as a language, as a means of communicationg, as something beautiful for the soul.

Nevyn Nowhere
Sad Music for Happy Humans
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Asian dance-rock band, The Slants banned from Hawthorne Theatre... [09 Oct 2007|06:44pm]


Portland, Oregon-based Asian dance-rock outfit The Slants - Simon Young
(bass), Aron (vocals), Jen Cho (keyboards), Gaijin (keyboards), AC
(drums), and Jonathan (guitar) – were banned from one of their hometown,
Portland, Oregon all-ages venues, Hawthorne Theatre, today after being
kicked off-stage October 3rd in the middle of their set.

During one of their songs, front man Aron uses a Bic lighter and lamp oil
(pouring the lamp oil in his mouth and blowing it out hard on the Bic
lighter, mixing air with the lamp oil to create a fireball effect) to
"breathe" fire. Quickly after Aron did this, the stage manager for
Hawthorne Theatre ran on stage, berated him and the band, and kicked them
off stage. This was their first time performing at Hawthorne Theatre.

The band has this to say about the incident and ban:

"The stage manager ran on stage and decided to scream at us in the middle
of our set, in front of the audience," states The Slants' bassist Simon
Young. "Rather than explain the club's policies, which we were unaware of
and had previously not been informed of, the club's stage manager decided
to handle it this way, which was unfortunate.

"We quickly got off stage, as requested, and decided to avoid any further
confrontations and to leave the venue. Because of that, the club, in an
email to us today, stated that we were being arrogant and rude, and that
was part of the reason they did not want us back.

"Everyone in the audience, the other band on the bill, and even some of
the staff of the Hawthorne Theatre told me that the behavior displayed by
the stage manager was unacceptable. After this experience, we have no
problem with not playing the Hawthorne Theatre ever again. I would
recommend the same thing for any artists considering playing and for
future patrons to avoid the venue if at all possible."

Young further explains that he's "heard of many other bands being treated
poorly by the Hawthorne Theatre before, but I wanted to give the club the
benefit of the doubt and do our best in promoting the show and in our
performance. We spent quite a bit of money on full color printing and
advertising, as well as many man-hours promoting the show. In fact, most
of the flyers that the venue put out themselves had no mention of The
Slants, which made sense to us on the day of the show, because from the
moment we arrived at the club we were treated like we weren't wanted. Many
of our fans even came up to us before we played and complained that the
staff treated them rudely, too. Some of our guests that we put on the
list were denied and had to pay a cover to see us, even though when we
turned in our guest list we were told it was acceptable. The overall
experience for us as a band was horrible. Rather than being treated with
respect, we were yelled at not once, but twice by the Hawthorne Theatre
staff. Once because we wanted to have a fan introduce the band before we
performed. And second, because of Aron's fire-breathing."

Here are the facts of the lamp oil The Slants use, provided by the
manufacturer and confirmed by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health

1) Auto-Ignition Temperature: 392 degrees F
2) Fire and Explosion Hazard: None
3) Contains no harmful chemicals or carcinogenic ingredients
4) Non-hazardous as defined by OSHA Classifications
5) Level 0 reactivity hazard by both NFPA and HMIS, only a level 1 for
both flammability and health risk (which is extremely minimal)

Source: http://lamplightfarms.com/pdf/msds_ultra_pure_lamp_oil.pdf

It should be noted that Aron's fire-breathing is a common occurrence
during The Slants' live shows, and no other venues in Portland, or the
Northwest, have complained during similar performances (including
Conan's, the venue that previously occupied Hawthorne Theatre's space).

PR – alex@inmusicwetrust.com

(x-posted on damnportlanders)
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Asian singer wanted for triad/yakuza themed rock band [19 Feb 2007|11:48am]

THE SLANTS are looking for an energtic frontman for their blend of rock n' roll and darker, dance music (think The Faint, Joy Division, Gang of Four, Daft Punk, Depech Mode, meets Kill Bill).
This is an asian themed band (based on the traid/yakuza) so we're looking for an asian. Not being racist or anything, it's just kind of like how all-girl bands only want girls or how the director of Memoirs of Geisha wanted asians to play the asian roles in the film...

We have major label interest, artist representation, various endorsements, and rehearse twice a week. We're looking to play 3-5 shows a month in the Northwest and do 1 or 2 week-long tours a year. If this is something that sounds like you'd be interested in, let us know.

Go to www.myspace.com/theslants to hear some of the demo versions of our songs in the works.

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1968 Les Paul guitar for sale! [11 Feb 2007|04:35pm]

I'm selling my 1968 Univox Les Paul...

Starts at $169:


If you need a guitar, check it out!
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Bass Guitar for sale [23 Jan 2007|07:21pm]

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Guitarist needed for all-asian band [15 Sep 2006|07:29am]


The Band:

This is an all-asian rock band with huge dark, dance overtones (ex.: The Faint, Joy

Division, Depeche Mode, The Fall) and a triad/yakuza theme. The band already has endorsement

from Knucklehead Strings and a few others on the line (Gibson-Epiphone, Elixer, Schector), a

possible video game liscensing deal, and interest from several producers and labels

(Sony/EMI). Artist representation is through Populuxe Entertainment (www.populuxeent.com)


Looking for music players of all kinds: specifically, a drummer and guitarist. . We have a lot of people trying out but are narrowing it down to this: Must

have some experience, be in 20's-30's age bracket (or really close), be asian, have your own

gear, and your own reliable transportation. Looking for someone who can practice at least

once a week, do 3-5 shows a month (starting early next year), and 1-2 short west coast tours

a year. In a few years, we will probably tour Japan or Europe.


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[13 May 2006|04:50pm]


zlknf's piece TRYPTICH is now out free and it is (also) dedicated to the friends in Portland...
request time :)


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Still Seeking a Drummer [12 Apr 2006|07:20am]

The Quintessentials are still looking for a drummer. We'll be relocating to PDX on Monday, July 3rd.

Any interested drummers, contact us a.s.a.p.!

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My first shout-out [10 Apr 2006|01:07am]

Hey, my name's Aaron. I'm 26 and moving to Portland in 3 or so weeks. I make music under the handle "Modern Error" (see www.myspace.com/modernerror, shameless plug).

I'm looking into the clubs and venues that are suited to people who like Radiohead, Le Tigre, Ladytron, the Faint, Stereolab, Boards of Canada, Broken Spindles, Bright Eyes, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Devo, et. al. Would anyone care to tell me the fixtures of the local scene?... All recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I'm looking to either join or start a group somewhere in the influence of the aforementioned acts, and of course, to find more music in that vein. Everyone I've met from Portland seems pretty cool, so I'm feeling pretty optimistic.

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Moving to Portland! Musicians Wanted! [30 Mar 2006|07:26pm]

The Quintessentials are moving to Portland in late May/early June and need to replace our drummer and bass player, both of whom can't relocate with the band. We have 3 full-length albums out (two of which have appeared on the History Channel aready), and plan on releasing a lot more once we find the right members, as well as touring.

We're a horror punk band with a sound influenced by bands like the Ramones, Screeching Weasel, Misfits, Connie Dungs, The Queers, and a bit of 80s/early 90s black metal. Yeah, it might sound like an odd combo, but it works.

Anyone interested in more info can email us directly at band@thequintessentials.com and we'll talk.

Aside from that, I'd like to know more about the punk rock scene in Portland; shows, venues, record stores, etc., if any of you feel like discussing it.

The Quints
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[03 Nov 2005|06:02pm]


If you have ever loved so much, it brought you to your knees - we may be the band for you.
If you have ever had to let go of the love of your life, with hopes they may return - we may be the band for you.
If you feel MORE than everyone - we may be the band for you.

Thank you so much for looking.
Your support means more than words can say.
-The East End

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Voice Lessons [28 Aug 2005|05:05pm]

Modern Voices
Vocal arts Studio

Whether you are a complete beginner who wants to learn the basics of how to sing correctly or an experienced singer who wants to get to the next level, Dustin Hiles can design a vocal lesson path that will work for your individual needs as a singer. Dustin has coached many professionals and budding singers in all contemporary vocal styles: rock, country, jazz, musical theater, R&B, and folk. His technique is an effective, comprehensive method designed for any type of singer, tailored to work with your style of music. That means, for example, that if you sing gritty blues rock you will not come out of voice lessons sounding like a Broadway singer--or vice versa!
In private sixty minute sessions you'll learn:

All the essentials: breathing, support, placement, relaxation, projection, how to increase your vocal range, volume, resonance, diction, how to warm up, and care and strengthening of your voice.

All the polish: interpretation, phrasing, improvising, tone, runs, performance skills, mic technique.

All the extras: how to harmonize, studio/performance preparation, how to find or create a band, music theory and sight singing, building a repertoire, songwriting, and goal defining.

Hiles is Based out of Mission BC but also has Studios in Langley, Surrey, and Vancouver. He has coached singers across Canada and the USA for the past three years and has worked with such renowned artists as Avril Lavigne, Nelly furtado, and The Used, to name a few. He strongly believes that the Ancient Italian Vocal Technique know as Bel Canto, "beautiful singing" Can be addopted to any singing style.

Not only is he a vocal Coach but a Performing Lyric Tenor aswell. "With closed eyes, one would think the voice belonging to Dustin Hiles belongs to a tenor with decades of experience" says the Vancouver Sun. At age fifteen Dustin Lee was a principle soloist in Bruce Pullin's "Singalong Messiah" at the Orpheum Theatre. He has performed in Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore" and in Mozart's "Le Nozze de Figaro" with the Burnaby Lyric Opera. Engagements with the UBC Opera Ensemble include Directors Aide in Mozart's "The Magic Flute", First Tenor in Massenet's "Manon", and Directors Aide in George Ryan's "The Ghost in the Turret" (world première) He made his principle debut as "Fredrich" in the "Pirates of Penzance" at the Langley Arts Center. He spent the summer of 2005 performing in John Estacio's Canadian opera sensation "Filumena" and also continuing his own Vocal Studies in Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. Concert high lights include Frank Klassen's "Magic Moments in Operetta" in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Surrey, and Dean Regan's "Tribute to Irving Berlin" at the Surrey Arts Theatre. Up coming engagements include: "Falstaff" with Opera Lyra Ottawa, and a provincial tour in tribute to Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano, with Jessica Bows.

Much Music, The Wilf Ray Show, and Shaw Channel 4 have Interviewd Hiles to talk about the renewal of opera and classical music among young people nation wide. Dustin Lee is a favord concert performer for the B.C. Liberal Party and The Liberal Party of Canada. He has sung for many Local and Lower Mainland Groups such as the Canadian Legion, Lions Club, and the Italian Cultural Centre. He is a Student of the famous Maria Pellegrini, Head of Voice and Opera at Mcgill University, Montreal. He has also studied under such renowned performers as Siegfried Jerusalem, Judith Forst, and Nancy Hermiston. The education, of the importance, of Classical Music and Opera to the youth is a must, not a maybe. This is the driving force behind all of his performances and studies.

If intrested please Contact Dustin at:

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[16 Aug 2005|01:18pm]


Seattle's new Queer-Emo band out with a Live CD made 10 June 2005 at the L.A.B. (Seattle Drum School) will be available soon on the website once we make proper casing.
2 New songs - She Bleeds So Soft (Don't Leave Me) and The Last Song I'll Ever Write About My First Love

check em out..and any comments

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