Lady Gaga Portland After-Party @ Refuge PDX + Win Tickets | SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS

Win Tickets: We have a pair of tickets to give away for this show. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn & emailed Thursday, August 19 @ 3PM.

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From our partners at Refuge PDX:
Portland LADY GAGA after-party @ Refuge PDX with SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONJoin SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS for an AFTERPARTY following their appearance w/ LADY GAGA at the MONSTERBALL.

August 19 2010
Refuge PDX
116 SE Yamhill St.
Portland Oregon, 97217
21+ event w/ valid id
$13 at the door


It's hard to argue with a band who expresses such an impassioned sentiment. And audiences across the country ain't fightin' with the raw power and electricity that pulsates throughout a Semi Precious Weapons performance. Their message is clear- music can be dangerous, dirty, and fun.

Led by one of the most charismatic vocalists in generations, the Boston Globe declares that “SPW splits the difference between AC/DC and Queen, fronted by the fabulously fierce Justin Tranter." The visual appeal of the band, who are masterfully thrusting sex, glamour, and loving violence back into the rock & roll spotlight, is undeniable.

“We spent three years driving ourselves around in a murder van to play bars EVERYWHERE, I mean we even played a sports bar in Waterloo Iowa. Now in the last 3 months we have made an incredible record that we are proud of, and are on a tour bus playing arenas all over the world with Ms. GaGa! Hard work and magic.”

We leave the final words to Justin, “our new record is titled “You Love You” because our not-so-secret mission is hoping that our fans will love themselves and rock 'n roll more than anything else, even me”….

Cynthia Valenti has been instigating trouble on Portland dancefloors and beyond since 2002. Her reputation has been built upon bringing uncompromisingly cutting edge music to the people time and time again. History: Raised in the Chicagoland area of Indiana, Cynthia experienced the disco/house transition of the early 80s and the house/rave transition in the early 90s, but she waited to purchase gear and teach herself to dj until she moved to pdx in 2000.

She attributes the encouragement to move from spectator to participant solely to Portland's positive attitude toward women in music of all forms. The years in between bear witness to a love story between a girl and music of all kinds: from the Beatles to ac/dc, kraftwerk, bikini kill & underworld, with a memory attached to every song in between. In high school Cynthia learned classical music through playing the flute and piccolo but gave that up when she was old enough to go see live bands. Finally, armed with proper instruments, a technical background from previous employment, and a lifetime of care and attention to music, she could finally give back to this thing that had brought her to every positive person and place in her experience: music.

SOLOVOX (live)

Performer, producer, audio guru and live electronic master…Solovox is the legendary one-man synthesizer attack squad of Portland, Oregon.

An electrifying live performer and master of synths, midi, and the dancefloor; Solovox writes all-original compositions spanning house, breakbeat, cosmic funk, ambient, improv, and rock. As a DJ he also remixes material into completely unique creations live on stage. He has seen his music played nationally on television, film, and most stirringly across the Playa of the Black Rock Desert.

He has recently headlined at The Elysium Festival in San Diego, Fuente Eterno in Mexico, Area 33 in L.A., and The Oregon Country Fair where he has become the first ever electronic act allowed to perform.

A prolific composer, his website,, hosts over 6 hours of free music. As a live performer he is clearly NOT a DJ…multiple keyboards, years of chops, and boundless energy have been crushing dancefloors for 8 years and counting…


As a college student in Ashland, OR., Kay Lyn used the living expenses left over from her student loans to throw her first party. It was a runaway success, and with the profits going to buy her first set of Technics she started collecting progressive, funky and deep house records. After three years of playing at the local bars, she moved to the house music Mecca of San Francisco. With help from a trip to Miami for WMC 2003 she broke into the SF scene, playing many bars and clubs. Influenced by the combination of great record stores and a parade of international DJs, Kay Lyn's style progressed from SF's dancefloor-friendly grooves to gritty, bumpin' tech house.
Armed with an edgier sound and a solid record collection, Kay Lyn returned to her hometown of Portland in 2006. She wasted no time, bangin' it out at clubs and all-night parties with a futuristic vibe and killer look. The European-influenced explosion of first electro-house and then indie dance pushed her sound ever forward.

A late comer to the world of digital music, Kay Lyn has made up for lost time, amassing an arsenal of tracks spanning house music's roots to its future. Always a dancer, her connection to house music is fun yet serious but always pushing into the future.

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64 Responses to Lady Gaga Portland After-Party @ Refuge PDX + Win Tickets | SEMI PRECIOUS WEAPONS

  1. Brenna W August 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    Yes please!!!! I am a huge fan and it’s a girls night out. We are dressing up for the concert. Wigs, heels, makeup and all!!!

  2. Roddy Jasa August 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    because i refuse to see her live

  3. dana r. August 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    yes, please. ga ga ooh la la, would love to go!

  4. Joey Clarine August 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Haha i’m with roddy. Would refuse to see her live, but She’s original, speaks her mind, smart,weird. All things that would makin hanging out with her interesting.

  5. Summer August 17, 2010 at 5:54 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! Please let it be me :)

  6. Ethan C. August 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    I cancelled my stagefighting workshop with Carl Weathers for the Gaga afterparty. Help make my dream come true!

  7. DeAnn August 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    OMG!! Ooohhh, yes please! my friends and I are hoping to keep the party going long after the concert ends!!

  8. Erin August 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    Gaga’s way of showing her unconditional love is amazing! She makes me feel free when I listen to her! All the worries of my bad self-esteem melt away when I listen to her.
    Would be so honored and grateful to see her and her ensamble.

  9. Fabian August 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    My comment is simply that Lady Gaga is artistist genius! We would love to see a live art show.

  10. Maria August 17, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    If you don’t win the tickets, the ONLY PLACE IN PORTLAND TO PURCHASE PRE-SALE Lady Gaga after party/Semi-Precious Weapons tickets is Bling Dental. Bonus: Bling tickets come with 1 drink ticket. NW 13th and Lovejoy. Can’t wait to see her shoes!

  11. Mallie August 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Always down for more dancing…let’s get movin with some fierce after hours…

  12. Heidi Craig August 17, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    I have panic attacks when I don’t hear her sing at least 6 songs per day…. I’m dressing up head to toe in her paparazzi 2009 VMA performance for her show at the rose garden… I will do unforgivable things to see her at the refuge. UNforgivable. If she asked me to bark like a dog, I would ask her what breed.

  13. Nay August 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm #

    My birthday is on the 19th. It would be a great birthday gift.

  14. Bruckner August 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    My friends got together to get me a ticket for the Gaga show; after, to celebrate Gaga together, we all planned to head to this for a wild party and send off to Europe. Would be spectacular.

  15. Dave Taube August 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm #

    Alejandro, Alejandro, Alejandro. What more can I say?

  16. kimmi sunderland August 18, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    i love spw!

  17. Bobbi Gould August 18, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    I would be so incredibly thrilled to go to the afterparty because I have been very sad lately. My dad Lou Gerhigs disease and only has a couple months left here. Lady Gaga is always my inspiration! Her music keeps me going on the darkest of days. Thanks!

  18. Ben August 18, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    She is an individual, and I want her bad romance.

  19. Kade August 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Lady Gaga is my everything.

  20. Kent August 18, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    GO LADY GAGA!!!!!!

  21. Wendy August 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Lady Gaga has nothing on me.

  22. Steele August 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    I rule the after parties….when I’m invited…which is rare…so I’m rare…like Lady Gaga. What?

  23. Becky August 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    ooh la la la la ga ga ga !

  24. Chris August 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    this would be so amazing!!

  25. Saige August 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    WOW…Here I was having a Lady GaGa day yesterday and kicking myself in the ass for not buying tickets. Especially since I leave the country indefinitely in 9 days and I don’t know if I’ll get to see her where I’m going! But this brings me hope, this is my last chance to get some much needed Gaga time before I move! What a way to end my Portland days! Help me out!

  26. Stephi August 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    I’ve already hido up on winning tickets to Lady Gaga, but I could at least have a taste of the awesomeness of the show at this after party! Hook me up!

  27. Amelia August 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    I love me some local DJ flavor and some GaGa straight up, never been to a show like this before and too broke to make it otherwise. Pretty please? Also you want my dance moves there, I will tear that sh*t up til this party gets pa-pa-paparazzi infamous.

  28. Manu Gaga August 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    I just need to see hot chicks around. And I want to dance.

  29. thecolorifix August 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    My girlfriend is GaGa for… well you get the idea. Plus the 19th is her birthday so I’d look REALLY good and probably even get laid! And what higher purpose is there than sex? It would be downright irresponsible of PDX Pipeline NOT to give me these tickets! I mean, who wants to be the “only portland blog that doesn’t get you laid!”?

  30. Eric August 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    honestly i want tickets to see the local electronic artists. i’ll be outside smoking while semi-precious weapons plays.

  31. Jeremy M August 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    I need to go so I can ask lady gaga if I can be her slave/dress up doll.

  32. Brenda H August 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    because kay and cyn ROCK!

  33. Kathy H August 18, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    I’ve got LADY GAGA MOJO! I saw her bus outside Hotel Lucia tonight and was hoping to get to see her. I was only able to chat with one of the band members so it would be great to meet the Lady Diva in person.

  34. ryan miller August 18, 2010 at 7:20 pm #

    lady gaga is my life!

  35. Kim sunderland August 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    I will be dressed up as lady gaga and I love semi precious weapons. I am magnetic baby!

  36. Lisa Kay August 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

    true story: social work doesn’t pay shit, and its working with monsters. I wanna get my inner little monster on and just be able to think about Gaga whenever some shit goes down.

  37. Margarita August 18, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Because she’s an inspiration! Really want to see her!

  38. Kylie Rappe August 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    I would seriously die if I won. I have been spending days picking out what to wear/how to do my make-up for the concert itself, and I would love to be able to continue partying in my get-up all night long! I can’t wait until Thursday Night!!!!

  39. Melissa August 19, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    I am leaving to teach in Thailand in less than two weeks and Lady Gaga does not have any concerts scheduled there! I’ve been out of work for over a year and Ms. Gaga has inspired me to follow my dreams of being a writer and a traveler. Coming to the after party would be the first of many dreams to come true.

  40. KennyGthang August 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    I slept with my face paint on!

  41. Bri August 19, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Closet Monsters need a Coming Out Party – don’t they?

  42. daVe August 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    i luvs me some lady gaga! she’s like madonna and cher blended with chris tucker from fifth element.

  43. shelley Loring August 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    I love GAGA but Mostly I want to go since my friends will all be there but secondly to piss off my son!!!

    thanks shelley

  44. Rachel Wrong August 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Lady Gaga provides us with smart, fun pop. It is incredibly refreshing to see someone take the genre of played out, overproduced, sentimental female vocals and give it a new life. I love her.

  45. WB August 19, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    I really don’t want to miss this show! It’s going to be amazing! Lady Gaga is truly inspiring

  46. Beren August 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Ah!! I’d love to go…some how all my friends got last minute tickets/BACKSTAGE PASSES to the actual show except for me!!

  47. Liz H August 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    gaga after party, yes please!

  48. Reyna August 19, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    This is going to be epic! I will be decked out the proper attire tonight! Glammed the f-out!

  49. Anna August 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    I REALLY want to go to this because I had tickets to see Gaga herself but my date can’t come so I gave my tickets away. The after party sounds super dope. I love Solovox and want to see him tonight.

  50. Seth August 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Woo! Pick me! I’d love to go with my girlfriend because now after 3 years of our epic love of epic epic-ness…we must part ways. We’d love to share one of our last days together dancing and singing to GAGA!

  51. Maia August 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I want tickets to the Lady Ga Ga afterparty because I’m ready to rock tonight and am superbroke… like economy is failing but I still have high heels broke.

  52. Linda August 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    because lady gaga and I have the prettiest pussy’s in town…

  53. mara and rachel August 19, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    Bubbles, kermit, red lace, McQueen — No night of GaGa ends after a show!

  54. benji c raghead August 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

    …because if I don’t, I won’t be the prettiest princess at the ball. :(

  55. Mellisa August 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    I’m new to PDX and would love to see how the party gets started here!

  56. Angela August 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    She leaves a special ring to my ears…and why not continue to be invovled in music with a performer that can move folks “Shake/Shimmer”!!!! She is a performer that will leave her mark on many like Madonna. I love the chance to win tickets.

  57. Ryan S August 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    because I can show my feminine side, and hang loose for once!

  58. allie August 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    I can’t see Gaga, but would love to see this!

  59. chris lancefield August 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    I am an artist.

  60. minh August 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    because this would be an awesome party!!!

  61. Katie and Milo August 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    We love the Refuge, and love Solovox! We’d love to win!

  62. Lisa J August 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    I want to win so I can take my friend D. Have you ever heard a grown man scream like a girl in delight? It’s well worth hearing loss.

  63. Sarah August 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I sing “ALEJANDRO”!!!!! as foreplay, very ,very loud. I so need these tickets!!!!!

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