BYOB PDX 2012

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Thursday 11/15 from 6PM – 10PM.ay the Wieden + Kennedy Gallery, 224 NW 13th Ave, Portland.


Oct.20: Plink Flojd screening ft. Nice Nice and Regular Music

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Sat. Oct.20, 9:30pm PLINK FLOJD: A audio/visual screening including such artists as Akin, Andrew Benson, Peter Burr, Cristopher Cichocki, Droid-ON, E*Rock, Manuel Fernández, Grapefruit, Gusti Fink, Jason Forrest, Rollin Leonard, Sara Ludy, Shane McAdams, Jonathan McCabe, Austin Meredith, A. Bill Miller, Lorna Mills, Modern Witch, Brenna Murphy, Daron Murphy, Sabrina Ratte, Ji mmy Joe Roche, Yoshi Sodeoka, and Mario Zoots.

featuring live music performances by: NICE NICE + REGULAR MUSIC

Also featuring CARTUNE XPREZ videos curated by Peter Burr and Devin Flynn.

At Hollywood Theater: 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR. $7.


Grapefruit - Grapefruit

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Grapefruit Grapefruit "Phase Accidents"

Available now digitally! here // iTunes // Amazon

Grapefruit is the moniker of a Portland, Oregon synth composer, C. Salas-Humara, where we find him creating lush percolating brain cinema, analog computer dreamscapes, and progressive sci-fi psychedelia. Sometimes the trip is a relaxed and bucolic night drive, soaring across the desert sky as the golden suns melts into the horizon and on into the calm dark of night. Other times Grapefruit is a dense scramble through a frenzied maze, burning an urban landscape into circuit board and riding the circuits until they bleed.

Previously Salas-Humara has performed in Portland luminaries as The Planet The (5RC), Panther (Kill Rock Stars, Fryk Beat), and Sun Angle. After a brief experience with time travel he has returned to us with a new sense of focus. Zoning in on synthetic music making, and pushing the limits of emotional technology we see yet another side of his rich musical output.

"Gorgeous waves of oscillation initially come on like a time capsule of minimalism; a call and response to Spiegel and Riley – after sounding for all the world like a lost section of Vangelis’ Bladerunner score" -20 Jazz Funk Greats

Still available on cassette from Field Hymns!


TBA 12: Listening to Space: Sonic City PDX

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TBA12: Sonic City This year as part of TBA, Claudia Meza has organized an audio tour with over 30 Portland musicians, entitled Sonic City. More info on that at http://soniccitypdx.tumblr.com/. The ten-day audio tour installation will end with a live outdoor performance based on these sonic spaces. Featuring music by Daniel Menche, Luke Wyland (AU), Matt Carlson (Golden Retriever), Mary Sutton, Eric Mast (E*Rock), Holland Andrews (Like a Villain), Thomas Thorson (Interiors X), and Meza.

More info here.


Soundcloud Audio Player

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[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/2339473" params="auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=eaeaea" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] We finally created a Soundcloud account for Audio Dregs and added this sampler mix. Soundcloud users, add us!


Regular Music - Compact Digital Audio

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Out now! Available here. This release by Regular Music exists as a small, battery-operated custom sound chip, placed inside a CD digipak with speaker and hand numbered fold-out insert. The sound module is activated when the packaging is opened.

The Compact Disc as a medium has very nearly become obsolete as people have evolved their listening habits towards new digital means. In defiance of current music trends, "Compact Digital Audio" cannot be downloaded. It only performs its function when you activate it by hand and the music plays through its tiny speaker. This format can not become obsolete, because it will never become popular. No band in their right mind would try to release their music with an object that costs so much money and takes so long to assemble. The music has also been mangled beyond recognition to conform to the format; its sound quality crushed to fit onto an 8-bit chip, compressed from a 10 minute composition into a 30 second blast, all bass lost in the process due to the size of the speaker. All in all, it is a terrible method for any band to release their music, but all the same, we couldn't resist. The music object can still be valid beyond its use as vessel if it can capture your imagination.

Regular Music is an improvisational synth trio from Portland, Oregon that uses synthesizers, both modern synthesis and old, as well as acoustic drums and percussion. The sound is sympathetic in nature to early electronic pioneers, cinematic kosmische, and psychedelic post free jazz acid synth inner space music.

Attention!: This release does not contain a compact disc.  Edition of 100. Battery life expectancy is about 200 plays or 2 years, but chances are it will break before then.


SuperFest 4!

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Supernature, Audio Dregs & Music in the Schools are extremely proud to present SuperFest 4!: Portland's 4th Annual All-Ages DIY Dance Music Festival & Benefit for Music in the Schools! Thursday, AUG.30 - Sunday, SEPT.2, 2012

FEATURING: GLASS CANDY CHROMATICS STRATEGY BÉISBOL AROHAN PALMAS LITANIC MASK MAGIC MOUTH BEYONDADOUBT MASSACOORAMAN WHITE RAINBOW PHONE CALL (members of STRENGTH!) GRAPEFRUIT ETBONZ MAXX BASS MIRACLES CLUB DJS AMERICAN GIRLS DJS DJ NATHAN DETROIT DJ FREAKY OUTTY

Full schedule, info, and band links: www.superfest4.com Facebook event page: here