Polaris Hall


Dec
1 Thu
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Polaris Hall Presents

Mean Jeans

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 14, 2022 12:00 PM to December 1, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Long Knife



Mean Jeans is a trio of punk rock party animals that began in Portland, OR around 2007, consisting of Billy Jeans (aka Christian Blunda), Jeans Wilder (aka The Hound of Love), and Junior Jeans. More adept at goofing off than playing instruments, they've still managed to make a name for themselves with raucous live shows, a hefty discography of records on Dirtnap and Fat Wreck Chords, and a fierce commitment to the art of partying.


After a dozen releases fusing pop punk like Ramones and The Riverdales with garage punk like Marked Men and The Spits, the group literally made an album of unsolicited jingles about beer, crummy chain restaurants, defunct paper supply companies and windshield wiper fluid. What more do you need to know?





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Dec
3 Sat
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Skullcrusher

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: July 22, 2022 10:00 AM to December 3, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Babehoven

Helen Ballentine’s spellbinding first full-length album Quiet the Room is the sound of a window opening, a barrier dissolving. Across these fourteen tracks, the outside world seeps in and the inside world crawls out. The result is a stunning and quietly moving work that reflects the journeys we take through the physical and spiritual realms of ourselves in order to show up for the world.

While writing the album in the summer of 2021, Ballentine drew inspiration from her childhood home in Mount Vernon, NY. What she set out to capture on Quiet the Room was not the innocence of childhood, as it is so often portrayed, but the intense complexity of it. Past and present merge Escher-like in this dreamlike space laced with elements of fantasy, magic, and mystery. Musically, this translates into a sound that feels somehow weighty and ephemeral all at once, like a time lapse of copper corroding.

To capture the effortless blend of electronic, ambient, folk, and rock, Ballentine and her collaborator Noah Weinman brought in producer Andrew Sarlo to record at Chicken Shack studio in Upstate New York, close to where Ballentine grew up. “We wanted every song to have that little twinkle, but also a sense of crumbling,” she says. These songs thrum with moments of anxiety that boil over into moments of peace, as on lead single “Whatever Fits Together,” which chugs to a ragged start before the gears catch and ease. On “It’s Like a Secret,” Ballentine struggles to connect and let people in, recognizing that no one can ever fully know our inner worlds and that to understand each other is to cross a barrier and leave a part of ourselves behind. And yet, on closing track “You are my House,” she finds a way to reach out. “You are the walls and floors of my room,” she sings in perfect, hopeful harmony.

As the album cover invites, these are dollhouse songs to which we bend a giant eye, peering into the laminate, luminous world that Ballentine has created. Like a kid constructing a shelter in a patch of sharp brambles, she reminds us that beauty and terror can exist in the same place. The complexities of childhood are so often overlooked, but through these private yet generous songs, she gives new weight to our earliest memories, widening the frame for us—even opening a window



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Dec
5 Mon
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DISQ

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $13.00
GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21: $13.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ / GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21 Public Onsale: July 22, 2022 10:00 AM to December 5, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Sea Lemon


With their debut album Collector, the Wisconsin-bred alternative rock outfit DISQ seemed to have everything required to take the world by storm. They had the full support of revered veteran indie label Saddle Creek. They'd received favorable notices from outlets such as the NME, the Guardian, and Stereogum. They had an energetic live show which was sure to convert a sea of devotees, and an international tour booked to prove it. Most crucially, they had an album of winning and memorable rock songs, polished to a fine sheen by legendary producer Rob Schnapf. You could not fault these five fresh-faced youngsters for betting it all, but their big mistake was one that no musician could have seen coming : their release date, March 6th, 2020. Within days, the world Disq was poised to conquer ceased to exist.


Undaunted by a storm of misfortunate which would have crushed a lesser band, Disq now returns to take what is rightfully theirs, with their sophomore effort Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet, a record which reaffirms the charms of Collector while pushing the sound and dynamic of the band in exciting and unexpected new directions. Rather than splintering and surrendering to their cursed circumstance, Disq has emerged a stronger band, more daring and more defiant, ready to finish the job. It is fitting that the clever backronym effectively makes this the band's self-titled album, as it introduces the public to a new Disq, a band both seasoned by experience and newly invigorated toward vivid new heights.


Though initially formed as an extension of the lifelong friendship between guitarist Isaac DeBroux-Slone and bassist Raina Bock, Disq has evolved into a far more democratic and egalitarian organization, as Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet finds guitarists Logan Severson and Shannon Conor splitting singing and songwriting duties with the aforementioned DeBroux-Slone and Bock. Such an approach could have easily fallen into the trap of “satisfying everyone, pleasing no one,” resulting in committee-approved music devoid of any personality or rough edges, but happily, the opposite is true.


Pushing play on Desperately Imagining Someplace Quiet, it is easy to imagine that it is the year 1998, and your cool older sister has returned from her freshman year at college only to hand you the sort of mind-altering mixtape out of which lifelong rock fanatics are born. It is the sort of record Beck might have made in his prime, if you swapped out the hip-hop and delta blues of Odelay for midwestern emo, Scottish power-pop, and the sort of all-American indie that functions as “classic rock” for this cherubic cohort.


Things being how they are in the world today, the idea of finding “someplace quiet” feels like an increasingly remote possibility, and the act of imagining such a place does, indeed, feel more and more desperate. Listening to Disq navigate the myriad twists and turns of their new album can feel akin to an attempted processing of our endless poly-crisis, where each new catastrophe and atrocity jostle for position at the top of the timeline. With their new album, Disq take a valiant stand against the temptation of complacency. As for that “someplace quiet?” It will have to wait... it's about to get loud in here.




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Dec
10 Sat
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SIAMES

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: August 5, 2022 10:00 AM to December 10, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Haley Johnsen



SIAMÉS

Seeking to push the boundaries of what defines a “band” nowadays, SIAMÉS members, Stöltz and Blakk envision their project as a place of inspiration for mediums beyond music recordings. This desire prompted them to seek out artistic producer Guillermo Porro [Make Mama Proud] and RUDO Co., animators and directors of their outstanding animé styled videos.

It is impossible to discuss SIAMÉS and their career to date without mentioning their fans. “The Wolf,” with over 110M views on Youtube, has spawned hundreds of fan-art entries, covers and countless comments from spectators who guess the “meaning” of the clip. The band enjoys interacting with fans and responds to comments+submissions left on their social media platforms.

Stöltz: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist and Graphic Artist Blakk: Songwriter, Producer and Keys.

Haley Johnsen

Haley Johnsen is a Portland, Oregon-born musician with a knack for genre-bending and a hard-earned career path that is uniquely her own. Raised listening to powerhouse singers such as Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, and Annie Lennox, her greatest inspirations become apparent in her soaring vocals, introspective lyricism, and cross-pollinated style of indie-pop, and bluesy folk rock music. Whether her songs muse on the aches of self-doubt, the joy that can accompany nostalgia, or simply trying to stay afloat in tough times, her bona fide songwriting combined with her performance ability is bound to evoke an emotional response. “I want my music to encourage people to push through their challenges and continue to have hope and belief in themselves and their authenticity,” she says.

Her highly anticipated 2021 single “Goner” was written in a vintage trailer in the midst of having an existential crisis. The songwriter confides, “it came to be about the romanization of nostalgia; the longing for what once was our youth and also the fear of death. It's about my own internal struggle trying to stay present and at peace with who I am now, where I am now, and realize that my childlike self is still very much alive in me. It's a reminder that I don't need to be afraid or insecure with where I am in my life.” Featuring honey-dipped vocals, breezy guitars, and sweeping 70s inspired folk rock soundscapes, “Goner” is a sun-drenched melancholic daydream. The single marks the first off of her upcoming full length that promises to be “ quirky, dramatic, soft, somber, eclectic, and energetic.” Kinda like Haley Johnsen.
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Dec
13 Tue
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Polaris Hall Presents

TEKE::TEKE

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $14.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 24, 2022 9:00 AM to December 13, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Old Unconscious


After initially forming as a tribute band for Japanese guitar legend Takeshi Terauchi, TEKE::TEKE learned that they had to tear up their surf-tinged covers and build something new. Since then, the Montreal-based seven-piece have expanded their already wide scope into a dazzling journey through classic Japanese balladry and Brazillian psychedelia alike. Fusing everything from traditional Japanese instrumentation to punk guitar, TEKE::TEKE have created their own musical universe--one that’s continuously expanding.

On their debut album Shirushi, TEKE::TEKE blend their eastern and western influences to produce a set of songs that play like soundtracks to a wildly eccentric epic film saga. From the spiritual tale of “Yoru Ni” to the stomping adventure ride of “Kala Kala” and the doomed romance of “Dobugawa”, the Montreal-based seven-piece find a mystic cohesion. By tearing apart roaring punk guitar riffs, folk instrumentation, poetic Japanese lyrics, and big band energy, Shirushi builds a dazzling mosaic of styles and eras.



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Dec
30 Fri
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TSN Parties Presents

THE DOLLY DISCO: The Dolly Parton Inspired Country Dance Party (21 & Over)

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $20.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: September 30, 2022 10:00 AM to December 30, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This ain’t no disco

It ain’t no country club either…

Giddy up girls, for THE DOLLY DISCO

The Dolly Parton Inspired Country Western Dance Party!

This is for the 9 to 5 workin’ girls with a calling from another era who just want something a little classic. Join us in Rainbowland where you’ll dance with somebody, hand in hand to the music of Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves, Orville Peck, Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus, Cher, Whitney Houston, The Chicks, Madonna, Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow and more. So wrangle your country-disco dancing queens and come party!



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Dec
31 Sat
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DJ’s Rescue & Gregarious Present

the EYE BALL! - NYE Surrealist's Dance Party

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $25.00
GA 21+ PROMO: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA 21+ PROMO Public Onsale: October 11, 2022 10:00 AM to December 31, 2022 12:00 AM
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 11, 2022 10:00 AM to December 31, 2022 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Sun Atoms



Evoking the spirit of the Dada/Surrealist movement, we promise you an evening of outlandish, outrageous fun. 

 

DJ’s Rescue & Gregarious have their eyes on a packed dynamic dance floor full of the most spectacularly outfitted humans the creatives of Portland has to offer. Special Guests the Sun Atoms make sure we get one more revolution around the center of the universe. 
Dress to impress the Man Ray of your mind, the Schiaparelli of your soul, and the future of yourself.




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Jan
20 Fri
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Polaris Hall Presents

Sam Grisman Project presents Garcia/Grisman

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $20.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 28, 2022 9:00 AM to January 20, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

A Note From Sam-- The music that my father David Grisman and his close friend, Jerry Garcia, made in the early 90s (in the house that I grew up in) is not only some of the most timeless acoustic music ever recorded, it also triggers my oldest and fondest musical memories. What I find most inspiring about this material is the way their camaraderie and their love and joy for the music, simply oozes out of each recording. It is also impressive how deeply they get beneath their favorite songs—whether they are originals, covers or traditional/old time tunes—and how expertly that material was curated.

My goal in starting Sam Grisman Project is to build a platform for my friends and me to showcase our genuine passion and appreciation for the legacy of Dawg and Jerry’s music. By playing some of their beloved repertoire and sharing the original music that our own collective has to offer, we will also show the impact that this music has had on our own individual musical voices. Ultimately, there is nothing that makes me happier than playing great songs with my best friends and my hope is to share that happiness with audiences all over!”


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Jan
28 Sat
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Polaris Hall Presents

Elise Trouw

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $18.00
GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ / GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21 Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to January 28, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Born to a South African father and a mother from New York in the very last year of the millennium. Raised on The Carpenters, Green Day, and 80s New Wave. Her music inspiration first occurred at six years old when she heard the haunting piano melody in “My Immortal” by Evanescence during a five-hour plane ride as she played it repeatedly. She immediately begged her parents for piano lessons and her musical journey began, usually practicing at five in the morning before school each day much to her parents' dismay.
 
Life changed when her family bought the game Rockband for Xbox. After mastering the drums to The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ "Dani California” on Expert Mode, Elise was determined to convince her parents that she now needed drum lessons. Honing her musical skills through The School of Rock and playing in her high school jazz band and the hard work of 10,000+ hours of practicing, Elise has built a massive fanbase through her self-produced YouTube videos, social media platforms and touring both as a solo looping artist and with her band. She has performed on The Jimmy Kimmel Show and was commissioned to shoot a video for the Amazon Prime Academy Award nominated picture “The Sound of Metal” which also featured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Paul Raci, co-star of the movie.
 
Recently, Elise had the honor of filling in on drums for Seal at one of his shows and has recently written with Andy Summers from The Police, Finneas, Hall of Fame Songwriter Steve Dorff and is currently working with Grammy Award winning producer Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves/Golden Hour) for new music to be released in the fall of 2022.



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Feb
3 Fri
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Polaris Hall Presents

Pierre Kwenders touring with High Pulp

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 31, 2022 10:00 AM to February 3, 2023 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Pierre Kwenders

Singing and rapping in Lingala, French, English, Tshiluba, and Kikongo, Pierre Kwenders similarly weaves his stories across the boundaries of language and geography. José Louis and the Paradox of Love is a culmination of personal growth and the musical dexterity he has honed over the years, converging his strong songwriting capabilities with the bravado he possesses as a DJ. The album, which was awarded the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, explores an ongoing search to grasp the universal complexities of romance, sometimes through the lens of Kwenders’ own intimate experiences.

High Pulp

“We’re a bunch of outsiders who refused to be kept out,” says High Pulp drummer Bobby Granfelt. “We’ve never had an academic approach to jazz—most of us grew up playing in DIY bands—so it was the rawness and the energy and the absolute freedom of the music that called to us in the first place.”

Drawing on bebop, punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop, and electronic music, experimental jazz act High Pulp are announcing ‘Pursuit of Ends, their first full-length album with Los Angeles’s ANTI- Records. The frenetic “All Roads Lead To Los Angeles” is the first song from the album they have shared, which hints at the breakbeats of Louis Cole as it reflects the constant barrage of stimuli that define our modern lives.


High Pulp’s music is both vintage and futuristic all at once, hinting at times to everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellington to Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs on ‘Pursuit of Ends’ balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, and the performances are nothing short of virtuosic, fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick bass lines and dizzying percussion.

While the Seattle-based collective is centered around a crew of six core members, they also make judicious use of a broad network of collaborators on the album, wrangling special guests like sax star Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes, Mingus Big Band), harpist Brandee Younger (Ravi Coltrane, The Roots), GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter Theo Coker, and keyboardist Jacob Mann (Rufus Wainwright, Louis Cole) to help stretch the boundaries of their already-expansive sonic universe. The result is a lush, cinematic collection that’s as unpredictable as it is engrossing, an urgent, exhilarating instrumental album that manages to speak to the moment without uttering a single word.



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21 & OVER

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Feb
22 Wed
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Polaris Hall Presents

Henhouse Prowlers

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 11, 2022 10:00 AM to February 22, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS ARE BLUEGRASS AMBASSADORS.


Founded 17 years ago with the simple desire to play original and powerful bluegrass, this quartet now finds themselves at the intersection of performance, diplomacy and education.


On stage, the group's enthralling performances give audiences a sense of how much they love what they do.  On record - including their 2021 release and ninth full length album, The Departure - the band explores their collective life experiences through songwriting and intricate instrumentation. While bluegrass is the undeniable foundation of the Prowlers music, the band bends and squeezes the traditional form into a sound all their own.


Working with the U.S. State Department and under their own nonprofit, Bluegrass Ambassadors, the Prowlers have toured over 25 countries across the globe. The group's experiences with people and musicians across Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Middle East have shaped the band’s world view and broadened the group’s direction towards bridging cultural gaps with music, educational programs and workshops. Using traditional American music as a foundation, connecting folk music and cultures the world over, the Prowlers incorporate international elements into their already robust repertoire of unique traditional American music.



Whether performing live or presenting workshops, and wherever they are, the Henhouse Prowlers find and spread the commonality we share as human beings through the universal language of music.


You can feel it at every show.






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Mar
11 Sat
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Polaris Hall Presents

Kolton Moore & The Clever Few

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 26, 2022 9:00 AM to March 11, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION




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Mar
27 Mon
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Polaris Hall Presents

BOYO

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to March 27, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ DYGL


In 2018, Tilden was finally diagnosed with an acute form of frontal lobe epilepsy, was prescribed the right daily regimen of pills, and has been free of seizures ever since. Slowly, life became less of a daily crisis, but the experience left him alienated by medically-induced, uncontrollable mood shifts. The isolation had taken its toll. Finding himself alone for much of the time, Tilden seized the opportunity to make a record entirely on his own. Working mostly in his bedroom, he found comfort in the work of songwriters like Bradford Cox (Deerhunter/Atlas Sound) and Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse). Fusing those artists’ ability to turn the bleak into beauty with his own newfound focus on songwriting and production, the foundation of Where Have All My Friends Gone? was formed.

For Tilden, the making of Where Have All My Friends Gone? was a cathartic journey that not only helped his mind and body to heal from an intensely turbulent health scare but also restored his faith and trust in his artistic sensibilities. BOYO has come out from under an avalanche and grown expansively to make the album of its career. “The experience shaped my perspective but it inherently shaped the album as well,” Tilden says. “I use music to work through my problems and things I don’t understand, so this record has been a one-sided therapy session in a way. It doesn’t have to be this brooding, dark thing; it can be more connective.”

Following a period of releasing songs that seem to have been lumped into the “bedroom pop” world—at once a somewhat fair descriptor but not necessarily faithful to all BOYO encompasses—Tilden resolved to try something different. Finding inspiration in the freshness he felt during some recent “play what I want to play” sets, Tilden holed up in his home studio in West Los Angeles for two weeks in the late summer of 2019. Despite the laid back environment, he attacked the music with a renewed zest and recorded the majority of a new album in that short time. He was reinvigorated by a return to his earliest musical influences and, viewing them through the new lens of his life experience, was able to fall back in love with his own process.

As with most of BOYO’s recorded output, the fuzzed-out guitars take center stage—a quality Tilden calls “me searching for a My Bloody Valentine guitar sound that doesn’t sound like guitars.” Perhaps Tilden’s biggest strength as an instrumentalist is his self-awareness and ability to play to his strengths. “I know my limitations as a musician and I try to get around them. I almost play a character when I hop on the drums; on guitar, I close my eyes and pretend I’m Kevin Shields for three minutes and do the lead, then I pretend I’m Albert Hammond Jr. for three minutes and do the rhythm. I’m trying to be a soup of all my influences.” The album was co-produced by Tilden and engineer Chad Copelin (BRONCHO, Sufjan Stevens), who did his own mix on individual tracks after Tilden composed and recorded each one. Tilden calls the end result “a marriage of our mixes and a blend of our sonic sensibilities.”


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Apr
1 Sat
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Polaris Hall Presents

Joe Pug

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: October 26, 2022 11:00 AM to April 1, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Joe Pug

A singer-songwriter known for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style, Joe Pug dropped out of college and moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008 he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad. Paste Magazine wrote of his music: “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired”.

He has toured with Steve Earle, Levon Helm, The Killers, Justin Townes Earle, Sturgill Simpson, and many others. He has appeared at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” and “Mountain Stage”. His music has been released by Lightning Rod Records, which features an alumni roster of Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, and James McMurtry.

Additionally, he is the creator and host of the popular podcast The Working Songwriter.



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Apr
4 Tue
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Polaris Hall Presents

Michigander

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00
GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ / GENERAL ADMISSION UNDER 21 Public Onsale: July 15, 2022 10:00 AM to April 4, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Rescheduled from 10/24/22. All existing tickets will be honored for the reschedule date. 


w/ Abby Holliday 



DREAMS MATERIALIZE AND MANIFEST IN THE MOST UNEXPECTED AND UNASSUMING OF PLACES. THIS ONE CAME TRUE IN MICHIGAN. WRITING, RECORDING, AND PERFORMING UNDER THE NAME MICHIGANDER, JASON SINGER SAW BEYOND HIS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS IN THE TOWN OF MIDLAND, MI. SO, HE PICKED UP A GUITAR, PERFORMED COUNTLESS MARATHON COVER SETS IN LOCAL DIVES AND WATERING HOLES, MOVED TO KALAMAZOO, AND LAUNCHED HIS CAREER IN 2014. THE SINGER, PRODUCER, AND GUITARIST ACHIEVED THE KIND OF VIRAL SUCCESS THAT REACHES OTHER SMALL TOWNS WITH HIS DEBUT SINGLE "NINETIES" BEFORE UNVEILING A PAIR OF FAN-FAVORITE EPS -- 'MIDLAND' [2018] AND 'WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE' [2019]. AS THE LATTER'S STANDOUT "MISERY" ECLIPSED 3 MILLION SPOTIFY STREAMS, HE EVEN GOT TO HEAR HIMSELF ON THE RADIO. ALONG THE WAY, HE PERFORMED ALONGSIDE MT JOY, HIPPO CAMPUS, AND SILVERSUN PICKUPS AND JOINED FESTIVALS WITH THE NATIONAL, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, MOON TAXI, AND ALT-J. BY 2020, HE HAD GATHERED 18 MILLION STREAMS AND RECEIVED PRAISE FROM AMERICAN SONGWRITER, NPR, PASTE, AND MANY MORE.



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Apr
19 Wed
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Polaris Hall Presents

Tenci

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 4, 2022 10:00 AM to April 19, 2023 12:00 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

w/ Sqip



A well is a stone-encircled place of depth, keeping an abundance of water for survival. “Well” is also a phrase for pause, for transition in language. Our tears can well up and bubble over. To define ourselves as “well” is the most basic term of goodness.

What’s on the other side of the well? Inside the tunnel of change, or this life, we can either feel intimidated by the darkness of uncertainty, or excited by the possibility of nourishment. Songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Jess Shoman wonders, “what the hell,” why don’t we go for the excess of love we deserve? Tenci’s album A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing becomes a gathering and collection of well-like vessels – cups, puddles, fists – to hold tight to this love, newfound joy.

A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing is Tenci’s second album, coming after their 2020 debut My Heart Is An Open Field, which introduced Jess Shoman’s experimentations to the world. With guidance of the push and pull of intuitive guitar and vocal edges, Tenci is a band that plays with time. Shoman admits that their first album dealt with letting go of painful life experiences, resulting in emptiness. In this recent collection of wiser years and distance from that former grief zone, Tenci carries an opposite feeling, a celebration of self-rejuvenation. A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing shows Shoman steering their inventive folk style further and wilder, spilling over with 12 fable-like songs. In a combination of milk, coins, glass, contained water, and light, each song forms a spell to “fill my heart back up,” Shoman says, “by reframing complex feelings by turning my head sideways and seeing them in a different way.” 

From the close-knit Chicago scene, Shoman is joined by Curtis Oren on saxophone and guitar (Curt Oren), Izzy Reidy on bass (Izzy True), and Joseph Farago on drums (Joey Nebulous). In the past couple years, they’ve been playing shows together at home in Chicago, on their tours around the country, and recording this album with Abby Black, adding fuller instrumentation and natural harmony of friends. While the themes of Tenci shuffle around a serious pool of thought and trying to understand life’s wrongings, their live set often interludes with goofy light-heartedness. Anyone who knows the band members of Tenci knows they are the funniest people on earth. And their playful coordination and dynamics of loose drums and bass, huffing sax, and vocal waterfalls leaves us warmer than before. The songs on A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing bundle together like weavings of twigs to create that fire, a burning message to keep going and going.

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MOSTLY STANDING / LIMITED SEATING

21 & OVER

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Apr
21 Fri
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Polaris Hall Presents

Tanukichan

Portland, OR
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION 21+: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION 21+ Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to April 21, 2023 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

Tanukichan is the solo project of classically-trained Bay Area native Hannah van Loon, whose music screeched to a halt when she discovered what she affectionately calls “dad rock” in her tween years. Throughout her self-described “sheltered” adolescence, van Loon taught herself guitar by spending hours in front of the radio, replicating riffs and chords from omnipresent bands like The Beatles and Incubus.


Although van Loon is the creator and leader of Tanukichan, the project can be considered a collaboration between her and the Grammy-nominated chillwave pioneer Chaz Bear of Toro y Moi. After seeing an early Tanukichan show in 2016, Bear expressed an interest in working with van Loon; Radiolove, Tanukichan’s first headbanger of an EP, arrived on Bear’s own Company Records that same year. The promising four-song project was followed in 2018 by van Loon’s breakout debut LP, Sundays, which prompted her first solo headlining tour and dates opening for artists like Kero Kero Bonito and The Drums. Sundays earned Tanukichan enthusiastic critical acclaim, with Pitchfork writing that it “captures the spirit of a day whose wide-open nature fosters anxieties as well as ambitions” and Rolling Stone lauding its “bruising riffs, taut grooves, and open-road-ready guitar anthems.”


Tanukichan’s sophomore album GIZMO is out on March 3rd, 2023. While still rooted in the eerie shoegaze she’s become known and loved for, it also sees her go beyond her comfort zone, incorporating elements of grunge, industrial synths, nu metal basslines, and electric guitars that culminate into a captivating wall-of-sound. The result is her most fun-sounding work yet.



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635 N. Killingsworth Court
Portland, OR
United States