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Have an event coming up you’re looking to spread the word about? 

Send an email to to see how we can help!

When emailing please include: 

  1. Any relevant info about the event (dates/times, location, ticket links, info sheets etc.)
  2. What you're looking for from us, preferably in the subject or early in the email.* This could be things like being a media sponsor, paid underwriting packages, inviting us to attend, PSAs* AV services, getting an on-air interview, booking an XRAY DJ, having us be present there, etc.
  3. Who this event is for, so that we can place it appropriately on our schedule. If music, let us know the general genre/style. If non-music, what topics will someone that goes to this care about? 

Timeline: For those new to working with us, without an established event promotion relationship or agreement, we need to receive your submission at least three weeks prior to your event for inclusion on our events calendar or newsletter, and preferably six weeks if you are interested in a radio spot about your event (i.e. underwriting). We are unlikely to consider last minute requests. 

Please Note: We have a very limited capacity and unfortunately cannot accommodate all requests. The clearer your ask and the more obvious of a fit with our programming and/or mission, the more likely we'll prioritize it. We unfortunately cannot respond to every request, but welcome you nudging/following up with us to get it on our radar if it's a good fit and we haven't replied.

*Only nonprofits and/or things benefitting the wider community (such as something like demonstrations, disaster relief, mutual aid campaigns, etc.) are eligible for PSAs typically, with anything else being up to our discretion and typically done on media trade, paid campaigns, or as an act of good will because we feel strongly about something. All scripts need to be approved by us for our FCC compliance standards--even if a recorded file already exists.

The Tomorrow Theater (3530 SE Division Street)
6:30pm11:00pm Saturday, July 13, 2024

Event Runtime: 168 min.

GET TICKETS // General Admission $25

Doors 6:30 pm; Performance 7 pm; Film 8:15 pm

Click here to learn more about accessibility at the Tomorrow Theater.

ON SCREEN: The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

2022. Directed by C.B. Stockfleth. Runtime: 93 minutes. Not Rated.

The Elephant 6 Recording Co. shares the unique inside story of the collective creative evolution behind the sounds of 1990s psychedelic rock bands The Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Apples in Stereo — the founding groups behind the Elephant 6 collective, as well as a host of other artists — with inspirational resonance for today’s music makers, and music lovers everywhere.

Around 1985, a group of Ruston, Louisiana area high schoolers began experimenting with whatever random instruments and gear they could lay their hands on. Moving to other small college towns including Denver, Colorado and Athens, Georgia, their musical coming of age coincided with the new consumer availability of old-school 4- and 8-track recording technology and cassette tapes. Sharing like-minded sensibilities, influenced by past sounds and psychedelia, and with little to distract them, their efforts to create whole new musical worlds became the bands The Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Apples In Stereo and many more. While the collective grew to a natural breaking point, its founding members overcame obstacles and remained closely bonded, reuniting for tours and still collaborating today.

The Elephant 6 Recording Co. provides insight into this revolutionary era of popular independent music in America, the defiant DIY spirit in music making, and champions the integrity of an authentic quest for artistic expressiveness over the more mainstream image of being a “successful” musician in our fame-obsessed times.

ON STAGE: Ross Beach & The Minders 

Ross Beach
Ross Beach is a songwriter, DJ, tech pro, and a co-founder and former president of the non-profit group PDX Pop Now! He hails from Louisiana where he was a DJ for KLPI-Ruston and where he played in numerous bands, including an early lineup of Neutral Milk Hotel. Hear him preview local concerts and spin strange, beautiful music on his XRAY show, Alive With Pleasure, Fridays from 2-3 p.m.

The Minders
The Minders are an Indie-Psych-Pop band based in Portland, Oregon. Formed in Denver, Colorado in 1996, the band is closely associated with The Elephant Six Collective.

World Famous Kenton Club
8:00pm Saturday, August 3, 2024

YOU are invited to contribute to making my next dance party the best night ever! I'm conducting an interesting, inclusive experiment for the August edition of FLAME!

I believe music to be the great unifier, bringing communities together to bond over our commonalities.  I've always aimed to make my events something to be enjoyed by everyone.  That's why I want YOU to select the dance songs for my next dance party. 

Here are the guidelines:

1) The recording must be from the years 1950-1980

2) I must have in my VINYL collection

3) Your request must be made PRIOR to the day of the dance party

4) I'm not restricting genres, but my collection mostly consists of soul, country, 50s-70s"oldies", classic rock, disco, funk, jazz, blues, r&b, rockabilly, gospel, and Latin. 

5) You can request up to THREE songs


TRY ME!  If you request it and I have it, I will play it.

This has the potential to be REALLY fun and cathartic!  PARTICIPATE!

Send your requests using the contact form at

What song lifts your spirits? Who will you choose? 

Will it be The Supremes? David Bowie? Aretha? Parliament? Tammy Wynette? Little Richard? The Monkees? Grace Jones? T-Rex? Fleetwood Mac? Bill Withers? Suzi Quatro? Neil Diamond? Ella Fitzgerald? Heart? Foreigner? Some kind of show tune from Rita Moreno?

I can't wait to find out!!!!

SE 49th & SE Hawthorne Portland, OR
3:00pm11:59pm Saturday, August 24, 2024

50 Bands. 5 Venues. More Information. 

$20 // Tickets available first come, first served at the door door day-of-event

Doors 3:30pm, Show 4:00pm // VENUES: Spaceroom, Quarterworld, Trough, Tanker, BOG


BOG (First to Last)
Baby Gravez
Livid Member
Six Sundays
Sad Boy Union
Cut-Rate Druggist
Velvet Merkin

QUARTERWORLD (First to Last)
Streetwalker Barbie
The Crawlers
Rotten Holes Bible Club
Hard Pill
Fatal State
Triple Lutz

SPACEROOM (First to Last)
The Food
Renegade Leathers
Guerrilla Teens
One Drink And Other Lies
Supersonic Explosionizer
Helena Rats
Creature Party
Los Mal Hablados

TANKER (First to Last)
Chained Heat
Muscle Beach ‘n’ Friends
Kids on Fire
Clackamas Baby Killers (CBK)
The Foilies
The Last Responders

TROUGH (First to Last)
Strangle The Priest
Whunder Thighs
Monty Vega & The Sittin' Shivas
The Latter Day Skanks
The Brass
Why Won’t You Die
Prager Youth
Lab Rat
The Mistons

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