Hawthorne Theater


1507 SE 39th Ave


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Friday, November 4, 2016 at 9pm through Saturday, November 5, 2016 at midnight
9pm through Saturday, November 5 at midnight
Anthony B & The Born Fire Band w/Kool Johnny Kool Special Guests: Speaker Minds with MC Mic Crenshaw & DJ King Toby (InificationMovement - Roots'n'Kulcha Radio) Advance: $22, Door: $26 http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2982402/anthony-b-portland-hawthorne-theatre&cobrand=cascadetickets Kumba Hills Farms & associates has been proudly promoting Anthony B in Portland the last 10 years. Anthony B (born Keith Blair on March 31, 1976) grew up in rural Clarks Town in the northwestern parish of Trelawny. Anthony B is sometime referred to as the “Original Fireman.” His deeply religious family life (his mother was a Seventh-day Adventist and his grandmother a Revivalist) imbued him with a profound spirituality. During his youth, his favorite singers were reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Wailer, musicians who strongly influenced his own style. Peter Tosh's influence can definitely be heard in Anthony B's vocal delivery and revolutionary stance. Anthony B adopted Rastafarian beliefs as a teenager, a decision which was not well-received by his family. The stubborn and determined Anthony B refused to give up his new religion and his dreadlocks and moved to the home of his aunt and uncle in the Kingston suburb, Portmore. He is a member of the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafarian movement. "Bobo Dreads," are recognizable by their long robes and wrapped dreadlocks (turbans). The strong Afrocentric pride and the other Rastafarian beliefs (or "overstandings" as Rastafarians prefer to call them) which Anthony B holds are reflected in his songs. While attending high school, Anthony B debuted as a deejay for the local sound system, Shaggy Hi-Power. In 1988, he befriended reggae artists such as Determine, Mega Banton, Ricky General and Terror Fabulous. At this point in the reggae industry, singing "slack" songs about women was the popular thing to do. Anthony B did not believe in degrading women and chose to pen politically-slanted songs rather than so-called "gyal chunes." He hooked up with Little Devon the Half Pint sound-a-like singer to make his debut single "The Living Is Hard" on the Wizard label in 1993. Anthony B tried many different producers but found that none of them fit his style of music. Finally, Anthony B teamed up with Richard "Bello" Bell, creating hits such as Fire Pon Rome, Raid Di Barn, Rumour, and Repentance Time. Anthony B's 1996 debut album Real Revolutionary was highly acclaimed in the reggae community. In late 1997, Anthony B released Universal Struggle which showed that Anthony B had a consistent, high caliber talent. Anthony B has released a large number of albums since that time including 1999's Seven Seals and 2004's Untouchable which featured collaborations with artists including Wyclef Jean. The most recent release, Tears Of Luv (Oct, 2015) is the impetus for this current tour. last.fm/music/Anthony+B/+wiki Anthony B tours very extensively in Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America and is known for his fiery, high-energy performances. Anthony B will be bringing his amazing work to The Hawthorne Theatre on Friday November 4, 2016, his first appearance in PDX in almost three years now. http://www.anthonybmusic.net/ ~~~~~~~ Speaker Minds' high energy and charismatic performance make for a memorable time for both themselves and spectators. With an intelligible emcee who enthusiastically expresses his love for hip-hop and community, an unapologetic and seasoned soul singer, and a band that has blended their diverse backgrounds to form a unique sound, there is never a dull moment! Even while laying low for the previous year to transition new musicians into the group, Speaker Minds is creeping on a come up! This diverse band has been consistently blazing microphones and stages throughout the Northwest for half a decade, solidifying themselves as a highly sought after, crowd rockin’ hip-hop band. Their lively and light-hearted performance has built a reputation for having even the sleepiest of crowds on their feet not long after their set has begun. Their collective dynamics and band member individuality presents a performance that is both a feel good time and inspirational. www.speakerminds.com ~~~~~~~ Born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Michael Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national - and international stage. As a teen in the late 80's, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities. Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR. Crenshaw says, "I wanted something new. [At the time] my ties with the streets were still pretty strong, and my social life involved drinking and fighting. I was ready for a change." In Portland, he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest. Beginning in '94, Crenshaw was the front man for the beloved Portland live Hip Hop band, Hungry Mob. In 2001, Crenshaw won The Portland Poetry Slam Championship and went on to finish as a national finalist. The Portland Mercury writes, 'Mic Crenshaw is a pretty mythic character... (with the Lifesavas) two of the very best hip-hop acts in PDX”. In 2009, Mic released his debut solo CD, "Thinking Out Loud", which spent 10 weeks in the top 10 on College Music Journal's (CMJ) National Radio Hip Hop Charts, peaking at number 4. Crenshaw’s 2nd solo release, ‘Under The Sun,’ was released in the winter of 2010. Single ‘Yeah’ peaked at #2 on CMJ’s Hip Hop Charts. In Portland, Mic's community efforts expanded from the local - to the global. At the close of a Human Rights conference he attended in Rwanda, Crenshaw was confronted by local activists. They said that in America there are computers and they need his help to get them computers. As a result, upon returning to Portland, he enlisted help from an educational colleague, Morgan Delaney. As a result, Globalfam was born. Globalfam is now a full entertainment company, record label and lifestyle company in one. It houses and produces Crenshaw's music. As well as, partners with the non-profit Education WithOut Borders (EWOB) to manage the community projects that Crensahw and Globalfam are involved in. Crenshaw now serves as EWOB's President. Seven years later, the request for computers has blossomed into a full computer education center in Burundi, Central Africa. Over 800 people have received training, and the center is now expanding, generating revenue and creating jobs by adding a computer repair shop. It is 100% locally managed and staffed. EWOB and Globalfam, along with its supporters, have been the sole outside sponsor EWOB helps education, music and art initiatives in Portland and their work in Africa, as well serving as an umbrella for the Portland Books For Prisoners Chapter. Crenshaw is currently the Political Director of Hip Hop Congress and the Lead U.S. Organizer for the Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan. The Caravan toured six African cities in 2012 and will tour 10 cities between Cape Town and Cairo in 2014. The Caravan engages each city with a show in the city center, a Hip Hop Symposium and a free show for the youth in a township or ghetto. Crenshaw was invited to be part of the Caravan after playing the Shoko International Festival in Harare Zimbabwe in 2012. www.miccrenshaw.com ~~~~~~~ King Toby & I-nification Movement: The I-nification Movement or Militant I-nification Movement is a project of Tobin Newburgh aka King Toby. Begun in 2005, the I-nification Movement is an I-niversal banner for a multitude of works promoting conscious livity, RasTafari theocratic reign, Black Redemption and the upliftment of poor people. The I-nification Movement is a militantly conscious Reggae Sound System. The I-nification Movement is a graphics design and visual arts studio. The I-nification Movement offers Architectural design and consulting services. The I-nification Movement is ready for any righteous works striving to uplift human
Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 8-10pm
HOLUS BOLUS, the One-Man-Psychedelic-Acoustiloop musician, will be performing with Portland band, Spun Honey at the Hawthorne Theatre & Lounge, on Sunday, July 10th at 8pm. More info about the show: http://hawthornetheatre.com/events/holus-bolus-spun-honey/ More info about Holus Bolus: http://www.hoboguy.com/
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7pm through Monday, April 20, 2015 at midnight
7pm through Monday, April 20 at midnight
Kiesza 7pm // All Ages Hawthorne Theater Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based pop singer Kiesza makes dance-oriented music that touches upon house music, modern EDM, and R&B. Born in Calgary, Kiesza participated in theater, ballet, and tap dancing before joining the Royal Canadian Navy at 17, where she was trained as a code breaker. At 18, Kiesza also competed in the Miss Universe Canada pageant before focusing on a music career. Leaving the Navy, she attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship. After graduating, she relocated to New York City and began performing her folky singer/songwriter compositions. Eventually, Kiesza found herself drawn to dance music and began collaborating with producer Rami Samir Afuni. In 2014, she released the Hideaway EP. “Hideaway” itself topped the U.K. and Scottish singles charts upon its April release and received significant airplay in the U.S. when it was released that July. A few months later, Kiesza’s full-length debut, Sound of a Woman, arrived, mixing her house-influenced pop with hip-hop-tinged tracks and featuring cameos by Mick Jenkins and Joey Bada$$.
Friday, February 27, 2015 from 8-11pm
Runaway Productions and Hawthorne Theater present the NW Hip Hop Fest 4. Doors open at 7:30 pm. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are available at www.cascadetickets.com Up to date information on performers at https://www.facebook.com/NwHipHopFest/timeline