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A GOLDEN EXTRATERRESTRIAL SPACE-AGE SYNTHESIZER CEREMONY

An Audio/Visual Event and Party - WEAR GOLD!

A GOLDEN EXTRATERRESTRIAL SPACE-AGE SYNTHESIZER CEREMONY

Hustle and Drone, Gold Casio, Reptaliens

Mon, June 5

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Hustle and Drone
Hustle and Drone
Hustle and Drone started in February, 2012 when keyboardist Ryan Neighbors left Portugal. the man to pursue his own songwriting. He teamed up with long time friend Kirk Ohnstad and began recording and writing immediately. Hustle and Drone released its debut, self-titled EP in July, 2012, spent the next few months playing shows and even spent a month in Europe in March 2013. After 60 demos and many phone calls, the band decided to record with producer Sonny DiPerri, this was the beginning of HOLYLAND. The band spent time at beach houses and their basement in Portland in order to properly craft this record. In the summer of 2013, Kirk made his departure from the group, this brought in bassist Andy Black and made live member Ryan Moore's roll much more significant. The band is now a proper trio and is very active in Portland's local music scene. Together, the trio craft dark and catchy, beat heavy, synth driven, fuzzed out electronic rock music. They just wrapped up a music video for their lead single "The Glow" which was filmed at the MODA Center in Portland, OR. Being on an NBA Playoff court was a childhood dream come true. HOLYLAND was released September 2nd, 2014.
Hustle and Drone
Hustle and Drone
Hustle and Drone started in February, 2012 when keyboardist Ryan Neighbors left Portugal. the man to pursue his own songwriting. He teamed up with long time friend Kirk Ohnstad and began recording and writing immediately. Hustle and Drone released its debut, self-titled EP in July, 2012, spent the next few months playing shows and even spent a month in Europe in March 2013. After 60 demos and many phone calls, the band decided to record with producer Sonny DiPerri, this was the beginning of HOLYLAND. The band spent time at beach houses and their basement in Portland in order to properly craft this record. In the summer of 2013, Kirk made his departure from the group, this brought in bassist Andy Black and made live member Ryan Moore's roll much more significant. The band is now a proper trio and is very active in Portland's local music scene. Together, the trio craft dark and catchy, beat heavy, synth driven, fuzzed out electronic rock music. They just wrapped up a music video for their lead single "The Glow" which was filmed at the MODA Center in Portland, OR. Being on an NBA Playoff court was a childhood dream come true. HOLYLAND was released September 2nd, 2014.
Gold Casio
Gold Casio
GOLD CASIO COSMOLOGY: THE NUE TESTAMENT

WHEN ON HIGH, the Cosmic Mirror Ball first shot forth its multitude of exuberant lights throughout the Universe, came forth from the Chaos, Gold Casio.

Both instrument and entity, keyboard and cabal; A spectral synthesizer permutating all realms of existence, from Internet to Grave. A voice from the urban wilderness, calling out and drawing in; Into dingy basements and darkened dance clubs with visions of sweaty nights. Sweaty nights of ecstatic apparitions and psychedelic nightmares. But what came first, the Fever, or the Dream?

Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Disco Gods make known their final decree. Party Forever? “Amen!”

Relinquish the curtains of this reality, strip away the layers of meaninglessness until all that remains are Babes and Bass. Only then will you begin to understand.

AND should you choose to behold Gold Casio, Lo, know thine time has come. For no longer can your arms remain tightly across your chest, nor your feet remain steadfastly planted on the ground.

Possessed by sound and light, tonight you will get down. And you’re probably going to spill your drink.
Reptaliens
Reptaliens
Portland, Oregon’s Reptaliens is the husband and wife team of Cole and Bambi Browning. The couple met on a basketball court while filming a music video for a mutual friend’s band that didn’t exist. The two knew almost instantly they were soul mates; after dating for six months, they married under a blanket of smoke from the season’s forest fires.

Named in reverence for their interests in cult mentality, transhumanism, and conspiracy theories, Reptaliens quickly evolved from a bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged band that explores fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines, and Bambi’s lulling vocals. The pair’s songwriting mirrors their strong connection. As Cole says, “Bambi and I write all the music. Sometimes we work together to construct songs and sometimes I'll come home from work and she’ll have a masterpiece finished and perfectly crafted. We both add to each other’s songs and none really seem completely Bambi's or mine. We do everything together.”

Inspired by all things science fiction, writers like Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami, and music ranging from Paul McCartney/ Wings to African artists Francis Bebey and Julee Cruise, the band creates psychedelic, chameleonic dreamscapes that fall sonically and visually somewhere between abstract expressionism and surrealism. These ideas and influences all coalesce on FM-2030 – named after the renowned transhumanist writer and philosopher – the band’s debut album on Captured Tracks. Full of dreamy melodies and catchy hooks, tracks like “If You Want” and “29 Palms” are wistful love songs straight from the heart. But the feel-good vibe often belies something a bit more sinister, like on “666 Bus” where Bambi coos: “Maybe I’ll get hit by a bus while I was dreamin’ of falling in love / Or maybe I’ll fall in love and die of a broken heart.”

Thematically based around obsession, Bambi says she “gravitates toward other people’s obsessions and draws inspiration from them. I like to think of method acting and personify myself as the obsessor, writing from their perspective. I love pretending and creating around these personalities.” This play-acting on record translates to the band’s sincere and theatrical live performances that involve homemade costumes and on-stage guest appearances from a giant reptile-man.

FM-2030 was recorded at famed Portland studio The Green House with Riley Geare. As long time, active participants in the Portland music scene, Bambi and Cole call on a number of talented musicians for Reptaliens’ recordings and live performances, including Julian Kowalski (guitar), Bryson Hansen (synth), and Tyler Vergian (drums). However, Cole is quick to note, “Reptaliens is a concept more so than a band or any group of individuals. Those who are willing to let go and open themselves up to new experiences will be rewarded and emboldened. Those who want to turn away will have no choice but to look. The truth is out there.”