Win Tickets: Portland New Years Party @ Holocene Featuring Strength | We Like Cats | Benoit Pioulard | DJ Beyondadoubt | DJ Copy | DJ Zac Eno | Sex Life DJs

Portland New Years is right around the corner and we are starting to ramp up our list of events and parties. We have partnered with Holocene and are giving away tickets to many shows including a pair to their big NYE party. To win tickets, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn & emailed Monday, December 13 @ 3PM.


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From our sponsors at Holocene:
Strength | We Like Cats | Benoit Pioulard | DJ Beyondadoubt | DJ Copy | DJ Zac Eno | Sex Life DJs

Friday, December 31 | 8pm
COST: $12.00 advance
TICKETS: Portland Mercury

A limited number of presale tickets have just gone online for the sublimity that is Holocene New Year's Eve 2011. You'll be so, so glad you got these early, if the last 7 years is any guide

This irresistible disco trio is a total anomaly in Portland, and we mean that in the best way. Their bold sense of showmanship and syrupy pop sensibility makes for a larger-than-life concert experience, complete with dance moves and matching outfits. These gentlemen ooze charm from every pore, and their squeal-worthy lyrical romancing (“I wanna cover you with brandy/put you in my bed”) will surely make for a passionate dancefloor. A self-proclaimed “community disco” group, they will have everyone moving, clapping, and singing along.

We Like Cats
We Like Cats is a psychedelic-jammin', cat-themed dub reggae supergroup featuring Honey Owens (Valet/Miracles Club), Adam Forkner (White Rainbow), and Eva Saelens (Inca Ore)! This will mark the 2nd-ever live appearance by these experimental heavyweights, following their debut performance (also at Holocene) earlier this year, which was one of the most unique and memorable dance parties of the summer. Enjoy the thickest vibrations as WLC transport us to tropical bliss and we pretend that Portland summer never ended…

Benoit Pioulard
Opening up the evening is Benoit Pioulard, the solo sound artist whose ambient landscapes are haunting and gorgeous. Arrive early to enjoy his stunning performance over a glass of cava – a moment of hushed reflection over a beautiful year.

DJ Beyondadoubt
Beyondadoubt, aka Casey Minatrea, is one of our town's best-loved DJs, and we've been proud to have her behind the decks at Holocene for a myriad of 2010's best parties, whether as a resident DJ for our gritty rap-based dance night Booty Bassment or playing one of her impeccable bounce sets alongside famed New Orleans sissy bounce artist Big Freedia. We welcome this ultra-talented lady to our New Year's Eve festivities for the 2nd year in a row.

DJ Copy
Copy, aka keytar-wielding electro musician Marius Libman, will be lending his DJ skills to us this evening with a late-night dance set! Raised on synth pop, later playing in prog and punk bands, and eventually going DJ and record store clerk, Marius has always been musically obsessed with a variety of genres, citing influences as disparate as Herbie Hancock, Fugazi, and Dr. Dre. Expect his hodge-podge of influences to make for a totally original DJ set.

DJ Zac Eno
Resident DJ of our new monthly party Discos Discos, Zac Eno's DJ sets are relentlessly energetic, manic explosions of digital cumbia, reggaeton, and other tropical bass sounds. We at Holocene knew that in 2010, we wanted a dance party that could showcase the boldest, sexiest, and most brilliant in the realm of “world music”, and Zac Eno has proven himself a very worthy sonic ambassador in those efforts with his extensive knowledge of Latin America's explosively popular dance music.

Sex Life DJs
Setting the mood for the evening are the Sex Life DJs, aka Bobby Smith (DJ Vision Quest, formerly Bobby Dangerous) and Niko Kwiatkowski (DJ Stoned Werewolf), who have fast become Holocene's go-to dudes this year, for their unparalleled ability to bring the “arty party”. Arthur Russell or the Dirty Projectors rub shoulders with feel-good disco groups in their inspired sets. Revel in their positive attitudes and well-stocked, eclectic crates.


Reminder: We give out free tickets to our Portland Facebook Group including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join it if you like free stuff. Not on Facebook? Join our email list and win there.

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23 Responses to Win Tickets: Portland New Years Party @ Holocene Featuring Strength | We Like Cats | Benoit Pioulard | DJ Beyondadoubt | DJ Copy | DJ Zac Eno | Sex Life DJs

  1. Blake December 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    This is our first new years in Portland and we’d leave some crazy parties to hit up!

  2. Christian December 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    This sounds like an amazing opportunity to kick off a new year right in Portland. Amazing venue, amazing music, and amazing company! I’d love to get the opportunity to celebrate the new year in a big way for the first time in a while!

  3. Jillian December 9, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    I would love to win these tickets because I have not been able to go to an event in Portland for New Years since I moved here 2 years ago. It sounds like it would be a great party!

  4. Kristen December 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    Oh, what a great way to kick off the new year! Would love to go!

  5. Alisha December 9, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    I would love to attend this event as I won’t be able to celebrate NYE with my boyfriend who is in Afghanistan.

  6. Kristin December 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    All my friends talk about how much fun they have here…..I would like to find out what I am missing!

  7. joan friberg December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    sounds downright sExY! sounds like the perfect way to bring in the new year!

  8. weltall82 December 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    I love Benoit Pioulard! I’d love to see him open, and then shake it to Beyonda! I want to show my lady a good time here. She recently moved here, and needs her mind blown at Holocene!

  9. Jacob Ostrum December 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Have you seen this line-up, people?!?
    Why be anywhere else for NYE.

  10. Madeline December 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    Sounds fun, hope to be there!

  11. Christina December 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm #

    Strength’s synths are sexy, that’s why. Shakin’ it to the beat with a hard cidah in my hand at Holocene–no better way to spend a New Year’s Eve. Check it!

  12. Linda December 9, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Wouldn’t be nice to win this tickets for a New Year gift for me?

  13. tom December 10, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    i want to meet a girl whose boyfriend is in afghanistan.

  14. Susan Damato December 10, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    dudes, i gotta come up with something fun for new years eve cuz work and school looms january 3rd so this is my last hurrah! sounds perfect–please enter me in the drawing for free tix. thx!

  15. ben December 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    DJs rule the world!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Evelyn December 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    My coworker and I are new to the Portland scene and are looking for a new years party to attend!

  17. Adrienne December 10, 2010 at 5:24 pm #

    I love the Holocene! The parties and shows there are always awesome. The staff rocks and djs are usually kick butt. Spending my New Years at the venue with good friends would make my year…seriously.

  18. Michael December 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I have been in this great town for the past 5 years and have yet to have an awesome celebration for New Years! Please let this be the year!!!

  19. Tracy Sagal December 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Great group of performers here! I’d love to celebrate the new year in this great venue! It would really bring a great beginning to 2011!

  20. Amari Holtz December 23, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    I really want to see Strength!!!!!!!!
    I have no plans for NYE.
    Last NYE I stayed home and drank the champagne of beers….
    This year HAS to be better than that, right? :D

  21. blanca villalobos December 27, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Would love to go! Been sick all year long and am finally in better shape to go out and dance with some amazing people :)

  22. Marc December 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    IT’s 4:00 and I can’t figure out which party to go to! Free tickets would make deciding a lot eeeeeasierrr.

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