Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets for THREE awesome shows at Holocene this week, including:
- Thursday: Intuitive Navigation: A Night of Psych, Sculpture & Movement
- Friday: SNAP! 90s Dance Party
- Saturday: And And And, Death Songs & Safe Word
To win, comment on this post WHICH SHOW you’d like to attend and why. Winners will be drawn and emailed Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26.
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1001 SE Morrison Street
Some of the PacNW’s most talented heavy psychedelic musicians perform in collaboration with dancers, video artists, and (wearable) sculpture artists for a sustained experiment in meditative rituals. We hope for a trance-inducing feast for the eyes, ears, and spirit.
INTUITIVE NAVIGATION invites like-minded performers from Portland and Seattle to transform the atmosphere of Holocene into a hypnotic, self-reflective zone. Five bands will showcase the spectrum of possibility found in psychedelic music while focusing on one central goal: to unite concertgoers in a similar consciousness of meditative bliss.
Intuitive Navigation, SNAP & And And And info…
Bands will pair up with at least one dancer and one visual artist for costumed performances which celebrate the act of ritual — a mode of expression as symbolically cathartic as it is aesthetically pleasant. Drawing inspiration from philosophers of mythology such as Joseph Campbell, C.G. Jung, and Alan Watts, performers will explore the ways in which decisive physical actions, when imbued with the intentions of their authors, can become healing and transcendent acts.
Seattle’s wizards of heavy riffage and consciousness expansion Black Science to begin the evening by ritualistically clearing the space and performing to the collaged video art of Ryk Lambert. Portland’s basement-bred psych metal outfit Billions and Billions to channel raw, hard-hitting energy to totem and animal masks by Rachel Hays, and a to-be-announced performance.
Seattle’s multimedia psych explorers Midday Veil deliver cosmic litanies adorned with crystalline projections by David Golightly and with an undulating human landscape designed by Katherine Groesbeck. Portland-via-Reno’s darkly tribal noiseniks to invite performance artist Kaitlin Bryson to build a wooden nest within the confines of Holocene, with naturalistic outfits by Tessa Hulls and Ellie Ray.
Portland-based analog synth and bass clarinet duo Golden Retriever to close out the evening as aural Savasana, with movement by Lucy Yim and incandescently-lit, geometric costuming by Matt Leavitt and Vivian Hua. Multi-disciplinary science and space aficionado Daniel Glendening to explore the areas occupied by the overlapping tropes of digital space and psychedelic reverie, utilizing Holocene’s side room.
The vision behind the party is to offer a slice of nostalgia that will bring booty-shaking, head-nodding and memories of all those awesome middle school dances. SNAP! is proud to have hosted some of the most talented DJs/Producers touring the world currently.
A rambunctious Saturday night with beloved local rock’n’rollers And And And, plus dancing all night afterwards with DJ Hostile Tapeover jamming 80s & 90s R&B and hip-hop cassette singles!
And And And were voted Portland’s Best New Band of 2011 by the local music community! Willamette Week raves in their Best New Band feature:
“Sounds like a refined, orchestrated version of Wowee Zowee-era Pavement made by kids who grew up listening to hip-hop instead of the Fall. In less than two years, And And And–named after a line in the 1991 film The Commitments–has gone from playing empty shows at outer-Portland dives like the Red Room to headlining local showcases at the hip Mississippi Studios.
And And And turned to another gimmick, earning its street cred by becoming one of Portland’s most prolific bands. In an era of overnight Internet fame, And And And gets by on old-school hustle: Since March 2010, the six-piece outfit has released two full-length albums (We’ll Be Better Off With the Plants and sophomore effort A Fresh Summer With And And And), four EPs, and Life Ruiner, a split cassette tape with friends the Woolen Men. For most bands, 50 songs is a legacy–for And And And, it’s just another year.
Amazingly, quantity has not trumped quality with And And And. Most of the band’s material strikes a perfect balance between dueling aesthetics: feverish, frantic lo-fi punk and cleverly arranged and orchestrated pop aided by trumpet and harmonica (and, oddly, the clarinet–perhaps the least-punk instrument in the world). Tyler Keene and Nathan Baumgartner trade off lead vocals, but they have similar vocal approaches that have more in common with Isaac Brock’s early Modest Mouse yelps than the bottled intensity of current lauded indie-rock singers like Wolf Parade’s Spencer Krug. While And And And’s latest material has grown professional and assured, the vocals are still raw and half-drunk”