Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

WHY? Plays Alopecia @ Revolution Hall | Alternative Hip Hop, Indie

November 13, 2018 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost: $17 ADV / $20 DOS
Win Tickets!
Event Categories:

Venue

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR
+ Google Map

From Our Sponsors

WHY? Plays Alopecia
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m.
Tickets: ticketfly.com

“I’ll go unknown by torpedo or Crohn’s / Only those evil live to see their own likeness in stone.” It’s the kind of couplet you’d carve into a wall whilst savoring the irony at hand, but when Yoni Wolf spit the line ten years ago he was blissfully, broodily unaware that he and his band WHY? were creating a career-defining album—one so fan-adored that it would go out of print, and so influential that the art-pop heroine Lorde herself would lovingly steal the very lyric quoted above. When it dropped in 2008, Alopecia not only marked WHY?’s evolution from a sonically collaged mostly solo project to a live-recorded powerhouse band of badass multi-instrumentalists.

It also minted a genre of one: wryly written, poignantly posed, simultaneously swaggering and heart-rending song-rap that jangles like folk, bursts like psych-rock, and sways like chamber pop. To this day, there is no other group in the known universe that sounds or feels like WHY? does on Alopecia. The album’s 2018 reissue cheekily etches that aural likeness into our musical history.

Revisiting these songs is like catching up with an old, very strange friend—one who obsesses over his mortality, wonders if his ex is some sort of god, identifies as a “lifelong local foreigner,” and does his emotional unpacking in public restrooms*. When Yoni sings that he’s been “faking suicide for applause in the food courts of malls” on album opener “The Vowels Pt. 2,” you aren’t sure if it’s a metaphor about fame or a real thing he did. Our narrator’s odd charm is Alopecia’s most enduring gift. Inspired by Bob Dylan and Joanna Newsom, Yoni packs confessional candor and vivid detail into honeyed melodies. Energized by Lil Wayne and MF DOOM, he seeds self-effacing boasts and mesmeric wordplay within complex rhyme schemes. The result is a swirl of humor, desperation, and beauty that both pulls us into his world and draws out our own proud, wounded inner weirdo. As Yoni coos on “The Hollows,” “This goes out to dirty-dancing, cursing, backmasking, back-slidden pastors’ kids / and all us Earth growths; some planted, some pulled.”

More Upcoming Portland Events

Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Give the Gift of Adventure! + Discount / Promo Code

From Our Sponsors

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

2019 Portland Old Time Music Gathering | Cajun/Honky Tonk Night @ Spare Room, All Ages Until 9p

January 17
Cost: Wristband: $35 ADV, $40 Doors || Single $17.50 ADV, $20 Doors

Venue

Spare Room
4830 NE 42nd
Portland, OR United States
+ Google Map

From Our Sponsors

Portland Old Time Music Gathering
All Ages until 9pm, 21+ after 9p
More info: bubbaguitar.com/gathering

The city of Portland has certainly seen lots of change over the last two decades. But while the skyline has shifted, rents have risen and e-scooters have invaded, at least one thing has been constant: the Portland Old Time Music Gathering, which has attracted musicians, square dance enthusiasts and other lovers of acoustic roots music to PDX each January since the year 1999. (more…)

2019 Rose City Classic Dog Show @ Portland Expo Center | Featuring Thousands of of the Country’s Best Dogs

January 17
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost: $10-$30

Venue

Portland Expo Center
2060 North Marine Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217
+ Google Map

From Our Sponsors

Rose City Classic Dog Show
All Ages
More info: expocenter.org

The Rose City Classic (RCC) is one of the most popular dog events in the US, and the biggest dog show series in the West. Every January thousands of the best dogs in the country and their owners descend on Portland to compete at the RCC. The Rose City Classic attracts the top vendors of specialty dog products in the United States. They offer every kind of product a dog lover could want from dog beds to fine art and jewelry! This is the big one… don’t miss it! (more…)

Get Spooked at Portland’s Only Haunted Escape Room @ Escapism | Malice Manor, NE Portland, Coupon / Promo Code

January 17
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost: $25-$30

Venue

Malice Manor
10340 NE Weidler
Portland, OR 97220 United States
+ Google Map

From Our Sponsors

Escapism Portland
Bookings last one hour | All Ages
Save 20% with code HAUNTED20 at escapismportland.com

Escapism Portland is proud to introduce our seventh escape room experience: Malice Manor, Portland’s only haunted escape room!

Secrets can be hidden, but never destroyed. This was the harsh lesson learned by the members of the Randle family, whose cursed bloodline came to a tragic and mysterious end nearly a hundred years ago. Since then, tales of ghostly voices, doors that open themselves, and visions of a little girl have haunted the home. The locals call it Malice Manor and avoid it at all costs, though certain brave souls have ventured inside and lived to regret it. Now it’s up to you to unravel the mysteries of the Randle family, and of the child whose soul remains trapped there. (more…)

The Tantra Studio Hosts Private Couple’s Massage Class | Portland 2019 Valentine’s Day Date Idea, Gift Your Sweetheart With a Massage

January 17
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cost: $350 per couple
Event Categories:

Venue

The Tantra Studio
10175 SW Barbur Blvd suite #308 B
Portland, OR 97219 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
503-884-7032

From Our Sponsors

Couple’s Massage Class
3-hour class
More info: thetantrastudio.com

Learn how to give a tantra massage to your beloved at the Tantra Studio, we love to share from our knowledge and experience, we have seen how Tantra has touched the lives of many couples. A private tantra massage class for two consists of instruction and practice you both will have the opportunity to be a giver and receiver.

For those of you who would like to explore the tantric mysteries even further, the power of touch session is recommended. The purpose of our massage class for couples is to reawaken, empower and inspire the spark, love, passion, and growth in your relationship. everything needed for the class is provided massage table, warm towels, oils etc. All our teachings take place in a profound respect for your privacy and intimacy as a couple. we will take time to talk  prior to getting started if you have any questions you would like to address prior to your appointment please schedule a consultation appointment.

Le Bon Vivant Happy Hour & Tapas Thursday @ Bar Vivant | Free Tapas, Drink Specials, Wine Discounts, All Night Happy Hour

From Our Sponsors

Le Bon Vivant Happy Hour + Tapas Thursday

More info: barvivant.com

Stop by Bar Vivant for Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. for free tapas & amazing drink specials and tasty treats from their new tapas menu! Come on Thursdays when it’s Happy Hours All Night featuring $5 Tinto & Txakoli + 10% off all wine bottles. (more…)