Win Tickets ($50): Convergence @ Refuge PDX | Zion I, Minnesota, Vokab Kompany, Diego’s Umbrella, Mr. Wu, Dr. J, LoveBomb Go Go

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Convergence on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Refuge PDX. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 15.

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From our sponsors at Proper Villain Productions:
Convergence @ Refuge PDXConvergence w/ Zion*I, Minnesota, Diego’s Umbrella, Vokab Kompany, Mr. Wu
Friday, October 19, 2012
9 p.m. | $15-$25 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at

Refuge PDX
116 Southeast Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97217 | More Info:

Two different nationally touring acts come together for one epic night of music, art and shenanigans in PDX @ The Refuge on October 19th.

This will be the only time that these two tours come together! Join us as we celebrate the convergence of music, people and art. Proper Villain Productions will be creating a full art environment crafted around celebration of this universal connection. Get lost in the music and come play.

Tour # 1 “Shadowboxing” with Zion*I and Minnesota
The Shadowboxing Tour will kick-off in conjunction with Zion I’s newest album, Shadowboxing, coming out October 2 on Live Up Records. A move from the live instrumentation of their last record towards the gritty, beat heavy sound, Zion I continue to forge new ground musically. But thematically, Shadowboxing is signature Zion I: “This is an album about metaphorical kicks and throws at oneself,” explains Zumbi, “looking inward at the shadow self, and seeking awareness in the darkness of one’s own psyche.” On the group’s 7th LP they’ve enlisted guests such as Bassnectar, Grouch and Eligh, Clyde Carson and Goapele.

Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party crushing alter ego Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, CA that has been lighting up venues across the country with his frantic energy and pounding bass. At 23 years old, Minnesota has recently spent his time touring with acts such as Big Gigantic while artists like Bassnectar and PANTyRAID have been incorporating his tracks into their sets. “Quickly becoming a staple in my sets,” commented Bassnectar when discussing the use of Minnesota’s track “Push It”. “Perfect for when I need a track that is epic and churning but also melodically hyped.”

Tour # 2 with Vokab Kompany and Diego’s Umbrella
San Diego band Vokab Kompany (Voted San Diego Music Awards “Best Hip Hop” act 2011) is an electronic, soul influenced hip-hop band from San Diego. Their 7 piece band (keyboard / synthesizer, drums, bass, guitar and violin accompanies the two lead singers/MC’s Rob Hurt and Burkey Baby. You’ll often finding them incorporating stilt walkers, burlesque dancers, clowns, hoola- hoopers guest musicians and belly dancers.

On a planet bombarded with every possible kind of entertainment, a Diego’s Umbrella show is a singular, ecstatic experience; one concert is all it takes to turn you into a believer. Night after night they effortlessly blend marching drums, harmonized shredding and gang choruses with showmanship that has all the fire and unpredictability of youth, coupled with the refinement of years of experience on the road. The group’s uncanny gift for pleasing crowds, from standard clubs to huge festivals such as High Sierra and Outside Lands, has earned them a breathless and ever-expanding following across the United States and Europe, and that connection with other cultures continues to inform their aesthetic. In their music you will hear klezmer, flamenco and punk rock all blended to pop perfection.

Local Support
Mr. Wu is a DJ, designer, promoter, screen printer, ninja holding it down on the Westcoast. Find him mixing music and slangin’ shirts all over Oregon and beyond.

ShadowPlay is a new performance movement, incorporating LED lights, silhouette dancing, and a new perspective to the way we see dancers on stage. You will see only the form of our featured silhouetted dancers, interpreting body movement within a custom built shadow box, that casts a sexy shadow and mystique of playfulness into your dancing experience. We are excited to announce our debut for this show! Come dance with us!

LoveBomb Go-GO is a 15 person marching band…I.E Intergalactic Marching Freaks from Outer Space. Are you ready for this?

DR. J:

Live recording and live streaming provided by: Audio Globe

Lighting provided by: JG Lighting Design


Live Art by Dane Eisenbart

Special dance performance by: Athena Aura Nova

Vending by Rythamatix and ElectroBijouterie

Vending by Blu Ben from MyHoopMaker

Fabric Design by the Aruniverse

Stage Design by SparklingSpats

And many more tricks up our sleeves…

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10 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Convergence @ Refuge PDX | Zion I, Minnesota, Vokab Kompany, Diego’s Umbrella, Mr. Wu, Dr. J, LoveBomb Go Go

  1. Brent Hammer October 11, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I want to win tickets because I am desperate to see Minnesota, he comes from the bay area in California which is where I’m from. I used to see him all the time back in the day and I’d love to be able to catch him here in Portland. Plus the refuge is just awesome.

  2. Alex October 11, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I would like to go because it sounds fun.

  3. Brandon M October 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Zion I has always had a creative flow & style that I love. Getting to hear them in person!? SIGN ME UP!

  4. Tom castel October 12, 2012 at 3:07 am #

    What it do?
    This show sounds sick.
    My girl would be stoked and my b-day is 10/23!
    So rage this show and hook it up.
    Have a great show.
    Hope to see y’all there.

  5. Annelise October 12, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Yeah, sounds like a great show, and Refuge looks like a great venue!

  6. Anna October 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Vokab Kompany is my absolute favorite musical ensemble that I have found in recent years. They will rock the pants off of everyone at the Refuge! I’d love to win these so I can start with my pants off and watch as everyone on the dance floor begins to shirt cock and shirt box right alongside me!

  7. Angela October 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    I would LOVE to win tickets to this!

  8. Anne October 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Please pick me for tickets!!!

  9. angela October 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm #


  10. Tara Sanson October 17, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Hi my name is tara, I would love to win
    tickets to this show! but it might be to
    late. Anyway, I,ll be there with my dancing
    shoes on and glow stix.

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