New E*Rock album available now! Cassette via Gnar Tapes. The Great Underground Empire is a conceptual synth album based off an early text adventure game developed in 1979 that I played as a kid on my family's PC throughout the early 80's. It was an exploration of "the ruins of an ancient empire lying far underground" with no music or graphics, just glowing text on a black screen. The music serves as a virtual soundtrack performed almost exclusively on my old Prophet 600 and Juno 60 synthesizers which were released about the same time that I was learning to type in order to wander said dungeons.
Monday April 1, 7pmMY FIRST 3D Assembled by Ben Coonley. MICROSCOPE GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY. 70 minute program. Admission $6.
Works by: Trisha Baga, Jeremy Bailey, Peter Burr, Ben Coonley, Ian Cheng, James Fotopoulos, Dara Greenwald, Adam Khalil, Monica Kogler & Rose Mori, Sara Ludy, Thomas Martinez, Yvonne Martinez, Eric W Mast, Brenna Murphy, Tara Mateik, Sabrina Ratté, Billy Rennekamp, Yoshi Sodeoka, JD Walsh and more.
100×100 for JoshSun . Feb 24, 2013. 3-6 pm
PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) 415 SW 10th Ave, Suite 300, Portland
A fundraiser for Josh Berger, who has given so much to the Portland art and design communities over the years. Short musical sets from Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmiser), Ray Raposa a.k.a. Raymond Byron (Castanets, White Freighter), Tuvan throat singer Enrique Ugalde (Soriah), Grey Anne, WC Beck, and a special guest. And the inimitable E*Rock will spin, too. Performative auctionary experience by AC Dickson. Beer from Fort George Brewery, food from Tastebud, love and good vibes from all of you.
FS Blumm has a new album out! F.S.BLUMM took a break from himself: no solo-release within 5 years (*). A break from his musical habits: consuming quasi nothing but female-hip-hop and rootsy-dub. No pling, no plong, no guitar-picking. Now he slowly returns, warming up his fingers with a little collection of instrumentals. Solo jam-sessions to the recording-machine. This is not the succession of F.S.BLUMMs "Summer Kling". One might miss those typically condensed compositions, those musical thoughts compressed in a nutshell. This is a special inbetweenie! A little snack, some eardrum refreshment! ..and isn't there indeed a little hip-hop-flavour left? Can't one still imagine a female rapper on top of "FRÜH" or "KLEI"? Please enjoy this convenient collection of recordings while you're waiting for Blumm's little big next album: "F.S.BLUMM- The King Of Pling" PLEASE DONATE! THANKS!!
(*) ..lots of collaborative releases though, with Bobby Baby, Old Splendifolia, the QDD, Nils Frahm, David Grubbs, Anne Laplantine, Lucrecia Dalt and a split-tape with Bradien
P.S.: The "FOOD"-photo was done by F.S.BLUMM during a west-coast-tour with E*Rock and Greg Davis on their way to Las Vegas at the entrance of the Mojave Desert.
Free download of a new Set In Sand remix by E*Rock.
HOLOCENE NYE 2012 / 2013 featuring: The Miracles Club Jeffrey Jerusalem Band Brainstorm Hosannas Magic Fades DJ Beyondadoubt DJ E*Rock DJ Zack
Ring in the new year with us! We have our favorite bands and DJs getting you moving from 9 til late. Jeffrey Jerusalem - recently transplanted from Portland to LA - is back to perform a mega-jam with Brainstorm and members of Sex Life. Hosannas will be blending Four Tet and Caribou covers with their own stellar new set of dream-pop numbers. See you on the floor!
9pm | $18.00 day of show
$18 day of show for the party, $25 advance at Stranger Tickets for the VIP cocktail hour + the party (with guaranteed ins and outs)
THU DEC 6 @ Holocene Moon Duo Life Coach DJ E*Rock
8:30pm | $10.00 advance $12.00 day of show
Cosmos: Dace Party ft: Sex Life Djs, Spencer D, E*Rock @ Get Happy Studios, Portland, OR.Saturday, November 17.
Thursday 11/15 from 6PM – 10PM.ay the Wieden + Kennedy Gallery, 224 NW 13th Ave, Portland.
Video by Gusti Fink, audio by Grapefruit.
Grapefruit's "Monte Carlo," the bonus track from self titled debut.