Valentines

Location

232 SW Ankeny St
Portland
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OR
97204
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US

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Thursday
Apr
16
2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7pm through Friday, April 17, 2015 at midnight
7pm through Friday, April 17 at midnight
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Valentines
Thanks + Grey Waves + Survival Skills TICKETS @ THE DOOR / 7pm / 21+ Valentine's The six-piece dark soul/rock n roll ensemble, Thanks, is pleased to announce the independent release of their first full length album Blood Sounds, January 4, 2014. The 12-track album, available on CD and digital download, is Thanks’ second release, following the 2012 EP, Silver Scars Will Be Our Constellations, which was featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy Artists.” No strangers to their local Portland music scene, Thanks is made up of members from myriad former musical endeavors, which ranged from folk-twinged ballads, to dance electronic, to girl group garage punk. While keeping these eclectic influences close to heart, Thanks has carved out its niche as a distinct new voice within Portland indie music. Elements of soul, R&B and early rock n roll blend seamlessly with modern dark synth tones, catchy indie-pop hooks, and a driving sense of immediacy. Portland Mercury music editor Ned Lannamann raves, “I’m not the first to point out how six-piece Portland band Thanks incorporates soul into their decidedly black-hearted indie rock. I suppose the soul connection is just easy shorthand for saying that Thanks’ music is vital, gripping, and different. Indeed, Blood Sounds is an apt name for this terrific, fiery collection, as the music is bloody and bruised, forming tightly controlled tantrums of melody and rhythm, marshaled by Jimi’s commanding voice. What none of this conveys, though, is how the end result effectively becomes fun, bright pop of a very high caliber, with indestructible, earworm-y songs, and beats that implore you to move. Consider Thanks’ Blood Sounds the first great Portland album of 2014.” Now, Thanks is poised to take this entourage on the road. In support of Blood Sounds, Thanks will embark on a European tour, scheduled for April and May, which includes dates across Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. They are currently selling out venues in their native Portland, but have set their sights on the far horizon. As Gabriel Granach, of Eleven Magazine, predicts, “If Thanks continue in their current trajectory, the next stop is world domination.”
Monday
Dec
1
2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
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Valentines
How much do you know about Portland? How connected do you feel to the city? How does it affect how your everyday experiences? Know Your City (knowyourcity.org) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. From tours, to youth programs, to history apps, to community lectures and illustrated guidebooks and history comics – Know Your City aims to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action. Join Know Your City staff and learn more about some of the organization’s Fall 2014 programs, including: East Portland Newspaper Project: a community newspaper about SE 82nd Ave produced by fifth graders at Harrison Park School and artist Travis Neel CRCI Prison Art Program: a 12-week mural-making workshop with inmates at Columbia River Correctional Institution, produced under the direction of artist Emily Squires De-Gentrifying Portland: a video program with artist Sharita Towne and youth in Portland African American Leadership Forum, in which students will create short videos about displacement issues in N/NE Portland Please come out and learn more about Know Your City’s important community work and how you can get involved! http://www.facebook.com/events/309528565918472/