Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to Cloudbust With Us: A Celebration Of Kate Bush on Thursday, July 28 at Holocene. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, July 28.
From our sponsors at Holocene:
Cloudbust With Us: A Celebration of Kate Bush
W/ Parenthetical Girls, Neal Morgan, Rocky & The Proms
Prescription Pills, The Crow, Golden Spun, DJ Bill Portland & Ultimate Woman
Thursday, July 28
8:30 p.m. | $5 | 21+
1001 SE Morrison Street
In honor of Kate Bush’s 53rd birthday on July 30th, we’ve put together a birthday gift to her from Portland – an evening celebrating the UK’s art-pop goddess and her incredible body of work.
“I just know that something good is gonna happen”, cries the mighty sensual warrior Kate Bush in her anthemic art-pop classic “Cloudbusting”. It’s hard to say exactly what about this artist has led to such a resurgence in her popularity over the last few years, but we can say, for ourselves at least, that it is the unbridled emotional delivery of lyrics like that one that simply floors us every time.
Kate Bush is a pop star unlike any other – clad in a leotard, howling and conjuring up a storm, crafting songs filled with allusions to classic folktales and even Victorian literature, dreaming up such uncanny arrangements and performing modern dance in her videos. She is boldly intellectual, extraordinarily feminine, and absolutely idiosyncratic. She can go witchy and crush you to bits, or play the delicate flower, her cooing just as convincing. This “Ultimate Woman” (to borrow the performance name of Ashley Long, one of the artists paying tribute this evening) became a household name in the UK in the 1980s, topping the pop charts time and time again.
We pay tribute to this pop goddess with a series of live covers from some of Portland’s most talented musicians, ranging in style from baroque pop to goth to folk. The space itself will be transformed with a selection of visual art tributes as well, featuring work by Katy Knowlton, Vivian Hua, Kerosene Rose, Amanda Smith and Sarah Baker, and Carlie Armstrong. Dj Bill Portland will be spinning KB songs/covers/remixes all night, too! Step into this immersive environment and celebrate a true original – the impeccable, the glorious, Kate!