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BACK FENCE PDX: Queer Story Jam

In partnership with Scarlett Marketing

BACK FENCE PDX: Queer Story Jam

Sasha Scarlett, Caitlin Weierhauser, The Rotties, Simon Tam, The Slants

Mon, February 20

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$15.00 - $25.00


This event is 21 and over

Queer Story Jam
Back Fence PDX is proud to announce their LGBTQ Storyteller Theater show called Queer Story Jam! We launch February 20th at the Doug Fir Lounge and Jupiter Hotel with an amazing lineup including Simon Tam of The Slants fresh off appearing before SCOTUS, Belinda Carroll, Jimmy Radosta, Belinda Carroll, Jeffrey Robert. Co-produced with Caitlin Weierhauser and B Frayn Masters! This show's theme is Love Queermerica Style and is all about LOVE. Following the show (this is the "jam" part) a show featuring the band ROTTIES with Heatherette Seafoam! Emmy-nominee Sasha Scarlett hosts.
Our mission is to give a voice to the stories of the LGBTQ community especially to women, transgender and people of color including our allies. Please join us! Proceeds benefit Pride Foundation/ Equity Foundation.
Sasha Scarlett
Sasha Scarlett
Sasha Scarlett is the sensational female incarnation of Joshua Ryan – created in Portland, Oregon – Sasha has enjoyed an illustrious career as an actor, singer, dancer and comic. Sasha has performed since just a little drag princess – appearing in more than 30 plays and performing at hundreds of nightclubs and bars.
Caitlin Weierhauser
Caitlin Weierhauser
Caitlin Weierhauser spent her childhood in an Ewok tree fort with a rubber band cross-bow, her wolf, and a budding resentment of The Man. She grew up to be a tantrum-prone queer, feminist, vegan liar that creates safer comedy spaces and is never happier than when she's mad.

Caitlin is a member of Lez Stand Up and has performed at All Jane Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She was included in the AfterEllen list of "40 Hot Queer Ladies in Comedy," and plans to take down the patriarchy by Christmas.
The Rotties
The Rotties
ROTTIES are a Rock'n'Roll foursome from Portland, OR. Dueling female vocals. Headbanger riffs. In your face intensity that just won't quit! ROTTIES have appeared on stage with acts as diverse as punk legends the Zero Boys and filth-shock queen Christeene. They have an appeal that transcends genre, uniting punks, metal heads, hipsters, skaters, queers, and babes.

In 2013 the band released their first album Pacific North Waste to rave reviews. ROTTIES have toured extensively since then, ripping up road from Canada to Mexico promoting the album. They also released a music video for Skinny Puppies, directed by Brett Roberts, that documents their days as high school hooligans.

ROTTIES is the name of the band's self titled second studio album, released in April 2016 by Hardcore Mermaid Music. It showcases a more mature sound, one that balances faster, catchier songs with moments of quiet tension. Look for more music videos, tour dates, and bad behavior coming soon!

"What makes them stand out...is the attitude...At the end of the day, the Rotties want to party with you, and they’re willing to use every tool in the punk-rock playbook to get the job done.” (CW, Portland Mercury, 06/14)

“Guzzle elements of X, BLATZ, the GR’UPS and BIKINI KILL with a shot of doom laden stoner rock and you’ll piss out the ROTTIES…the riffs will have the T-top of your Trans Am flying away into the summer sun."
(-RO, Maximum Rock'n'Roll, 11/13)

“A burlier sort of garage rock, with shades of stoner metal peeking through the slash-and-burn party-punk" (Portland Mercury 12/13)
The Slants
The Slants
Oregon Public Broadcasting: "It's tempting to peg the Slants in some existing Asian genre: Canto-pop, J-Metal, Viet Core....but they're not quite that simple."

Power & Politics: "The Slants rock really hard. For me, their pan-AAP identity is actually a very far second to their sound - I'd be proudly rocking this noise out of my stereos if The Slants were green and purple as opposed to yellow and white."

Fender Music Inst. Corp: "Powerful guitar and keyboard lines, combined with the darker but danceable tradition of their aforementioned musical heroes, immediately earned the group international press and a busy performance schedule."

Shojo Beat: SB-approved and on the hot list!

JRock Events USA: "The Slants is a powerful and brilliant band with a bold sound that will melt your face clean off"

LivePDX.com: "Asian dance rockers The Slants are carving out quite the niche in the vibrant Portland music community. Melodic niceties meld with edgy retro-futuristic resonance to create a familiar yet one-of-a-kind sound."

The Willamette Week: "Itís a great story: All-Asian synthcore troupe lands anime festival, achieves instantaneous notoriety from overpacked fireball-laden maelstrom, inspires John Woo and Dragon Ball Z fans toward aggro electro andójust months after its first practiceóbooks gigs across the globe. As shadow-warriory as the Slantsí rise has been, itís still all about the tunes, and the bandís debutófloor-filling synth pop bristling with all the menace and grandeur of its oft name-checked cultural iconsóis propulsive, cinematic and impossible to ignore."

Seattle Noise: "The band's smooth harmonies, infectious melodies and anthemic choruses have attracted young listeners -- dubbed "the Slants army" -- who love anime, video games and manga..."