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Have an event coming up in Portland you’re looking to spread the word about? Send an email to events@xray.fm to see how we can help!

Event promotion is part of our regular sponsorship packages, but we are open to trade deals and other agreements as well. 

Please include any relevant website links or social media posts with your event submission.

Note that we need to receive your submission at least three weeks prior to your event for inclusion on our events calendar or newsletter, and six weeks if you are interested in a radio spot about your event (i.e. underwriting). We can’t guarantee our small team can accommodate last-minute requests.


Holocene
8:00pm Wednesday, May 25, 2022

TICKETS | $13

AN IMMERSIVE ONE-NIGHT, THREE-BAND LIVE CONCERT THAT DARES ASK THE QUESTION:
BUT WHAT IF THERE WERE PUPPETS?

Sheers performing with puppeteers: Allie Menzimer, Kelly Campbell, Nick Kettman
 
Foamboy performing with puppeteers: Lance Woolen, Katie Shook, Sam Deutsch

Salo Panto performing with puppeteers: Matt Hopkins, Matt Laird, Liz Ghiz

Holocene and Bogmonster Events present the 7th edition of POP + PUPPETRY, an interdisciplinary extravaganza for the eyes and ears! 3 puppeteer teams of diverse styles will be paired with 3 inventive Portland-based pop/rock groups. Each puppeteer will present an original puppet show created especially for this event and synced to the band’s music. The results should be dazzling, and help to elevate the experience of both artistic mediums when combined.

Proof of full COVID vaccination (or negative rapid COVID test) required to enter


Crystal Ballroom
8:00pm Thursday, May 26, 2022

TICKETS | $22.50 advance, $25 day of show, $25 advance 21+ Reserved Balcony, $30 day of show 21+ Reserved Balcony

All Ages | Proof of COVID vaccination or Negative Test within 72 hours required for entry

Formed in their mate’s bong shed in Coolum, Queensland 2016 at age seventeen, The Chats represent everything that’s good about Australia and nothing that’s bad: a rebel spirit, gallows humour and the endless hedonistic pursuit of A Bloody Good Time. Cold stubbies within close reach, 24-7.

Drawing influence from the same fertile Australian pub rock scene that spawned everyone from AC/DC and The Saints to Cosmic Psychos and The Hard Ons, and sharing a similar singular self-contained approach to their art as such latter-day Aussie rock heroes as King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Chats describe themselves as “dropkick drongos from the Sunshine Coast of Australia”. It’d be difficult to argue otherwise.

with Mean Jeans & THICK

The Old Church Concert Hall
8:00pm Friday, May 27, 2022

TICKETS | $16

All Ages

Takénobu is a live-looping cinematic folk string duo performing original songs with vocal harmonies and ethereal instrumentals.

Cellist Nick Ogawa has been a touring member of Kishi Bashi and is a composer for NPR's Invisibilia, Netflix's Last Chance U, and the Netflix documentary 42 Grams by Jack Newell about michelin star chef Jake Bickelhaupt.

Kathryn Koch holds a Masters degree in Violin Performance and plays regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, and Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. She has toured with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and Tiny Rhymes, and appears on many film and video game soundtracks.

Mississippi Studios
8:00pm Friday, May 27, 2022

TICKETS | $13 

21+ /// Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours required

w/ Kelli Schaefer & Field Drums

Slang’s debut COCKROACH IN A GHOST TOWN is a force of nature that came, seemingly, out of nowhere. Lyricist/singer/guitarist Drew Grow and drummer/singer Janet Weiss started the band over a decade ago in Portland, OR—both having spent more than half their lives dedicated to making and performing music. Through the years, Weiss has played with everyone from her bands Quasi, Wild Flag, and Sleater-Kinney, to collaborators like Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, and others.; Grow has fronted his own groups Modern Kin and the Pastors’ Wives, producing other bands along the way. Starting as a moonlighting collaboration, the meeting of this particular group was kismet if not totally cosmic.

WATCH: Slang - Wilder (Official Music Video)

Crystal Ballroom
8:00pm Thursday, June 9, 2022

TICKETS | $35 Advance, $40 day of show, $40 Advance 21+ Reserved Balcony, $50 day of show 21+ Reserved Balcony

Doors 6:30 PM | Show 8 PM

All Ages | Proof of COVID vaccination or Negative Test within 72 hours required for entry

Breton-born artist Yann Tiersen has been involved in music for most of his life.

He started learning piano at the age of four, took up violin at the age of six and received classical training at musical academies in Rennes, Nantes and Boulogne. Then, at the age of 13, he chose to alter his destiny, breaking his violin into pieces, buying a guitar and forming a rock band.

Since the early 1990s, Tiersen has changed his style many times. His latest album, Kerber, contains his most overtly electronic material to date but still beautifully textured, highly immersive.

Featuring Charlie Cunningham

Virtual
6:00pm Tuesday, June 14, 2022

REGISTRATION | $180

June 14, 21, 28, 2022
Saturdays | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | 3 Sessions

Please note: Issues of sexuality, race, and some violent imagery are part of the class.

Centered on the heyday of practical special effects in 1980’s horror and science fiction, this 3 week online seminar will examine the history of bodily transformation from the earliest days of cinema through contemporary films and visual arts. Through comparative viewings, short readings, and weekly discussions we will examine the concepts of the cinematic body;  representation of disease, bodily dissolution, and reparation; and the viewer relationship to on-screen physicality.s Discussion sessions will take place once a week. The third and final session will contain a special guest presentation by Nelson Lowry who has worked as head production designer for Danny Boyle, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, as well as recent Portland based Laika films.

About The Instructor: Donal Mosher is a filmmaker, writer, and musician. He is the co-director with Mike Palmieri of the award-winning documentaries October Country and The Gospel of Eureka.
Virtual
6:00pm Tuesday, June 21, 2022

REGISTRATION | $180

June 14, 21, 28, 2022
Saturdays | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | 3 Sessions

Please note: Issues of sexuality, race, and some violent imagery are part of the class.

Centered on the heyday of practical special effects in 1980’s horror and science fiction, this 3 week online seminar will examine the history of bodily transformation from the earliest days of cinema through contemporary films and visual arts. Through comparative viewings, short readings, and weekly discussions we will examine the concepts of the cinematic body;  representation of disease, bodily dissolution, and reparation; and the viewer relationship to on-screen physicality.s Discussion sessions will take place once a week. The third and final session will contain a special guest presentation by Nelson Lowry who has worked as head production designer for Danny Boyle, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, as well as recent Portland based Laika films.

About The Instructor: Donal Mosher is a filmmaker, writer, and musician. He is the co-director with Mike Palmieri of the award-winning documentaries October Country and The Gospel of Eureka.
Polaris Hall
8:00pm Thursday, June 23, 2022

TICKETS | $25

21+ Only

7 PM Doors, 8 PM Showtime

Jaws of Love is the solo project of Colombian-American recording artist Kelcey Ayer. He is the co-lead vocalist of Los Angeles band Local Natives, a revered pillar of the indie rock community having released 4 records and 2 EPs to critical and commercial acclaim, and touring the world since 2009. Jaws of Love released its debut album, Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, in 2017 to similar praise. 

Ayer now starts the next phase of Jaws of Love with a new EP entitled Patricia, in memory of his late mother of the same name. While his debut album touched on his love of finding light in dark places, these 5 original new tracks mark a giant leap forward for the artist. Co-produced by Danny Reisch (Shearwater, Sun June), the songs share influences from BJ Burton’s production work with Low and Charli XCX, Iosonouncane’s IRA and Mark Pritchard’s Under The Sun, all deep wells of distortion, subtlety, brutality and beauty that Ayer drew from to shape his own. Through the memory of his mother, Ayer explores depression, reconnection with his Colombian roots, and the duality of being biracial and white-passing. With more new music on the way, Ayer is excited for Patricia to usher in a new era for Jaws of Love.

"Patricia" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk6f0E72vaM 

Virtual
6:00pm Tuesday, June 28, 2022

REGISTRATION | $180

June 14, 21, 28, 2022
Saturdays | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | 3 Sessions

Please note: Issues of sexuality, race, and some violent imagery are part of the class.

Centered on the heyday of practical special effects in 1980’s horror and science fiction, this 3 week online seminar will examine the history of bodily transformation from the earliest days of cinema through contemporary films and visual arts. Through comparative viewings, short readings, and weekly discussions we will examine the concepts of the cinematic body;  representation of disease, bodily dissolution, and reparation; and the viewer relationship to on-screen physicality.s Discussion sessions will take place once a week. The third and final session will contain a special guest presentation by Nelson Lowry who has worked as head production designer for Danny Boyle, Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, as well as recent Portland based Laika films.

About The Instructor: Donal Mosher is a filmmaker, writer, and musician. He is the co-director with Mike Palmieri of the award-winning documentaries October Country and The Gospel of Eureka.
Coffin Club
9:00pm Saturday, July 2, 2022

TICKETS | $13 Advance, $15 at the Door

21+ Only

This party event is the ten year anniversary of Songs from Under the Floorboard featuring live performances by Curse Mackey, from Austin TX, widely respected in the industrial darkwave scene as longtime vocalist for Pigface, as a member of My Life With Thrill Kill Kult and his collabs with Clan of Xymox. Curse's debut solo album "Instant Exorcism" was considered a genre best for 2019 and he'll be back with a new album this year. Curse is making his first appearance at Coffin Club!

Supported by Portland's fast-rising Puerta Negra (featuring members of Lizard Skin and Vueltas) AND the noir pop/dark shoegaze 4-piece Luscious Apparatus in their debut live performance! This will be a great night of dark synth, shoegaze, industrial festivities!

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