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NW Film Center
7:00pm Friday, January 12, 20187:00pm Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The NW Film Center & XRAY.FM present the 35th annual edition of Reel Music. Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical—or anything between—we hope you find something to discover and inspire in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and image, and connect music and culture.

Find the full schedule of documentaries at https://nwfilm.org/festivals/reel-music-35/


The Fixin' To
8:00pm Friday, January 19, 2018

Dolly Parton’s turning 72 years young and we’re throwing her a birthday party. Join us for Dolly covers and inspired music by...


DOLL PARTY (Dolly covers by members of Havania Whaal, Melt, Wampire)
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MATTY CHARLES & KATIE ROSE
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DEAD LEE (Dolly covers and originals)

KARAOKE AFTERPARTY w/ KJ JESSICON

$7 / 21+

For Advance Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-birthday-dolly-a-night-of-dolly-parton-tributes--tickets-42149449137

The Portland Ballet (TPB)
11:15am12:15pm Saturday, January 20, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Ballet presents a series of FREE PRE-ballet classes for ages 6-9. The series are each four classes held once a week at TPB’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway.

The FREE PRE classes introduce young dancers to the fundamentals of ballet and help them decide if ballet is right for them. TPB welcomes all new dancers in these commitment-free series with the goal of giving students the basic foundations and an appreciation of dance. TPB is devoted to nurturing, student-centered ballet training.

The final class acts as a placement assessment for the Curriculum Ballet program. Students must attend the full series (all four classes) but are not required to pay an audition fee. Parents who wish to enroll their children must complete a Registration Form. Class sizes are limited, and they may be cancelled if they do not meet minimum enrollment.

Dress code: Female dancers should wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes and a leotard of any color. They should not wear skirts or tutus. Male dancers should wear black tights, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes.

Dates and times:

  • July 10, 17, 24, 31 – Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 – Saturdays 10-11 a.m.
  • September 9, 16, 23, 30 – Saturdays 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 – Saturdays 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

To register: theportlandballet.org or 503.452.8448

The Portland Ballet, led by artistic directors Nancy Davis and Anne Mueller, nurtures young dancers from age three to 22. TPB students are trained with professional intent by a faculty that includes some of the nation’s finest dancers and choreographers, with experience at companies such as the National Ballet, the original Los Angeles Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Trey McIntyre Project, and BodyVox. Professionally produced performance experience is at the core of TPB training. TPB graduates have gone on to professional dance careers with companies such as Grand Rapids Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Sacramento Ballet, Houston Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Batsheva, LEV, Ballet Memphis, and Ballet West

Doug Fir Lounge
6:00pm Monday, January 22, 2018

Join us in the upstairs bar at Doug Fir Lounge for XRAY.FM DJs - Mondays in January! 

Monday, January 22nd, 6-10pm
DJs Cheyenne & Aaron of Reverse Couple-Skate
Spinning '60s and '70s Northern soul, garage/psych, space funk, sunshine pop!

Old Church Concert Hall
7:00pm Thursday, January 25, 2018

To celebrate the 500th episode of one of Portland's most beloved radio shows "Hello Cruel World" and its creator and host John Barrington Jones aka JBJ, local musician Ritchie Young (of Loch Lomond) has organized a very special evening of music. 

John Barrington Jones' "Hello Cruel World" is known for its unique themes and playlists, interviews and live performances. “Hello Cruel World” is broadcast on the local radio station XRAY.FM which aims to hold a boom mic up to the best and most distinctive of Portland. 

Ten plus years of weekly "Hello Cruel World" episodes featuring outstanding playlists, interviews and live performances by local and touring artists can be found in the archives at http://www.hellocruelworld.org/ 

Ritchie Young & the Dead Lovers (of Loch Lomond)
play selections from Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs

Robin Bacior http://robinbacior.com/

By The Wind Sailor 
https://www.bythewindsailormusic.com/

TOC Concert Hall 1422 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97201
theoldchurch.org
All Ages / Bar with ID
All proceeds benefit XRAY.FM radio

Ritchie Young (of Loch Lomond) and his band of Dead Lovers (Emily Overstreet, Kate O'Brien, Carmen Paradise, and Luke Valley) cover a selection of songs from the iconic Magnetic Fields' collection 69 Love Songs. 

Multi-talented lead vocalist of Portland's adored Loch Lomond, Ritchie Young is known for his own ambitious production, so assembling a group of excellent musicians to perform a selection of songs from Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs is fitting. 

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/5041-69-love-songs/

All things Loch Lomond here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/f89784af-5484-4937-80a1-fa1d9ff001df

Robin Bacior's songs come at you like a Viking ship sliding through a foggy dawn toward the light. Creating movement with her simple yet ballet-like piano, and accentuated by simple orchestral elements, singer/songwriter Bacior sets the pace in these quieter and fiery moments. Then she draws the listener back with soothing and reassuring vocals. JENI WREN STOTTRUP 

http://robinbacior.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ZarUCdnY0

By The Wind Sailor

https://www.bythewindsailormusic.com/

"Nice laidback folky pop. J. Wong’s songs have a nice -sincere sound that is most appealing…and they sound nothing like what you normally hear from your average up-and-coming underground rock band. Wong was a founding member of the band Rand-Univac and is now out on his own writing and recording music in a decidedly different genre. This guy has a great voice and writes what might best be described as classic folky pop. With the right marketing and luck…Wong could very easily find himself hugely famous…"
- LMNOP/BABYSUE

White Eagle
9:00pm Thursday, January 25, 2018

XRAY FM, McMenamins, StarChile, & Pabst Blue Ribbon Presents: MIC CHECK 

Mic Check is a Hip Hop Showcase every last Thursday of the month at White Eagle, with Live performances, drink specials and good vibes!

Dooors @ 9pm, Show starts at 10pm...

21 and over, Tickets: $8 @ the Door

Make sure you hit www.miccheckpdx.com 

The Portland Ballet (TPB)
11:15am12:15pm Saturday, January 27, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Ballet presents a series of FREE PRE-ballet classes for ages 6-9. The series are each four classes held once a week at TPB’s studio, 6250 SW Capitol Highway.

The FREE PRE classes introduce young dancers to the fundamentals of ballet and help them decide if ballet is right for them. TPB welcomes all new dancers in these commitment-free series with the goal of giving students the basic foundations and an appreciation of dance. TPB is devoted to nurturing, student-centered ballet training.

The final class acts as a placement assessment for the Curriculum Ballet program. Students must attend the full series (all four classes) but are not required to pay an audition fee. Parents who wish to enroll their children must complete a Registration Form. Class sizes are limited, and they may be cancelled if they do not meet minimum enrollment.

Dress code: Female dancers should wear pink tights, pink ballet shoes and a leotard of any color. They should not wear skirts or tutus. Male dancers should wear black tights, a white t-shirt and black ballet shoes.

Dates and times:

  • July 10, 17, 24, 31 – Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • July 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5 – Saturdays 10-11 a.m.
  • September 9, 16, 23, 30 – Saturdays 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 – Saturdays 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

To register: theportlandballet.org or 503.452.8448

The Portland Ballet, led by artistic directors Nancy Davis and Anne Mueller, nurtures young dancers from age three to 22. TPB students are trained with professional intent by a faculty that includes some of the nation’s finest dancers and choreographers, with experience at companies such as the National Ballet, the original Los Angeles Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Trey McIntyre Project, and BodyVox. Professionally produced performance experience is at the core of TPB training. TPB graduates have gone on to professional dance careers with companies such as Grand Rapids Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Sacramento Ballet, Houston Ballet, St. Louis Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Batsheva, LEV, Ballet Memphis, and Ballet West

Doug Fir Lounge
6:00pm Monday, January 29, 2018

Join us in the upstairs bar at Doug Fir Lounge for XRAY.FM DJs - Mondays in January! 

Monday, January 29th, 6-10pm
Grand Yoni of The IMPACT! Sound 
Sweet ska and rocksteady from the sixties, the deepest roots reggae from the seventies and the best dancehall from the eighties and beyond. 

Crystal Ballroom +
8:00pm Friday, February 16, 201811:55pm Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Sabertooth festival returns February 16-18 in celebration of all things Psychedelic and Stoner Rock! Find the full event schedule and ticket information at https://www.sabertoothpdx.com/

Tonic Lounge
8:00pm Saturday, February 24, 2018

Everyday Mixtapes & KBOO Present:

ILL CAMILLE: http://www.illcamille.com/

After building her name up through LA’s underground, Ill Camille took a professional hiatus due to hardships that forced her to grow both personally and musically. Always stressing the importance of God and family before everything else, since finding the light at the end of the tunnel she has designed Heirloom as a collection of stories dedicated to keeping
her head on straight in the midst of turbulence. 

Ill Camille’s divine mission to uplift the world through Heirloom is an extension of ancestry that includes musicians and fighters whose spirits make her art a necessity. Translating her tumultuous past few years through cathartic soulful Hip-Hop, creating this album was key to maintaining her sanity as she notes “I don’t think I had a choice in the
matter”.

Despite self-awareness being at the core of who Ill Camille is on and off of the mic, the bittersweet beauty of her most introspective release to date is the life struggle contained within her songs. Heirloom details all she’s experienced since 2012’s Illustrated, from losing relatives to incarceration and death, her own health complications and mistakes made diving headfirst into love and lust.

Evidenced by Heirloom’s lead single “Almost There” (which features recent TDE signee SiR), and her follow up “Home”, Ill Camille is able to shine by simply relaying her innermost truths for the world to relate to. Never overthinking the process in figuring out her path, she says “I let the spirit in my feeling guide me in everything, I didn’t plan anything out. Your music should reflect the mental space you’re in at the time, I have a moral
obligation to put that on my records.”

A window into Ill Camille’s upbringing, last four years and days to come, Heirloom represents a rebirth with her continuing to evolve as a woman before being a warrior. In the end, inner strength and communal support triumphed over her setbacks and obstacles, with Camille summing up the experience saying “I was inspired to finish this project because I owed it to myself and the people around me the respect to show my appreciation for them.” Having used pressure to form a diamond, this latest body of work
promises to speak for past, present and future generations of confused souls determined to become hopeful survivors.

Heirloom has received press on the blog of Solange’s label, Saint Heron, in Brooklyn Vegan, LA Weekly, and NPR's 21 Hip Hop Albums That Reflected The Politics of Race, Space, and Place in 2017. 

FRITZWA: https://fritzwa.bandcamp.com/

This soul-drenched sound doesn’t quite sit in a neat box of influences Hailing from NYC’s Lower East Side, with West African heritage, Fritzwa’s lifelong experience has been constantly enveloped in artistic inspiration; 

From Broadway to poetry, jazz to traditional, childhood dance classes and piano lessons, to balmy summers listening to Hot 97 

She say’s, “I see art in everything,” and it’s something she translates into her music — 

Including her latest, the self-written and produced Avenue |A|.

Whether she’s finding painful beauty in break-ups, or creating melodic soundscapes from NYC’s subway ambience, Fritzwa’s creativity and musical talent shine through in a beautiful way.

DJ sets by DJ Black Daria and DJ ShiShi of XRAY FM's Everyday Mixtapes.

8pm / 21+ / $10
Adv tix: https://holdmyticket.com/event/303597

Flyer by: Nagini Reddy
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