Portland Musician's Union


325 NE 20th Ave.

Important Venue Notes

accessible - small lip at the door, gravel driveway but there is a sidewalk



The Musicians Union, Local 99 is the economic justice organization serving and representing professional musicians in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas Meeting hall rentals available for small- to medium-sized private events. Contact the office for more information.

Future Events

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Past Events

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 8-9:30pm
Orientation for the People's Water Trust. We'll also be talking about how to get bikes in the street to pass this awesome ballot measure! peopleswatertrust.org
Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2-4pm
I've been producing shows in this town for 13 years on a shoestring budget. In so doing, I've learned a thing or two about how shows work. I've worked as a nightclub booker, run a street team, interacted with all kinds of media and press, toured the nation, sold out plenty of venues all over the place; and worked in various capacities with national and international acts, unknown local artists, and everything in between. It's been crazy. People have often suggested that I should teach workshops, and I've always thought it sounded like a good idea, but you know how these things go. Always so much going on. At any rate, now I'm going for it. At the invitation of the Musicians Union Local 99, an important force for musician's rights in this fair city of ours, I'm putting on a free workshop for their members. The rest of you can come too, but it costs $20. This one will focus on Promotion! Street teams! Posters! Social Networks! Press! Venues! You've got this event - you need to be handing this money to the artists at the end of it - what happens in between is strange voodoo my friends, and I will do my best to impart the arcane knowledge I have acquired at great expense to my soul. ALL FOR TWENTY BUCKS! BIO Noah Mickens is a theatrical director, circus ringmaster, scrap metal percussionist, compere, event producer, songwriter, hype machine, and bon vivant. Once labelled “the impresario of the underground”, he has founded and performed in such diverse performing troupes as Wanderlust Circus (with Nick the Creature), Bogville (with NagaSita), Societas Insomnia (with David Heifetz), The 999 Eyes of Endless Dream (with Dylan McPuke and Samantha X), and Nequaquam Vacuum (with Tyler Armstrong and Travis McAlister); as well as such one-shot productions as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a butoh adaptation, with Mizu Desierto), Day of the Zombie (a rock opera, with Zombie Dan Abbott), and Queen of Knives (an opera, with Eric Stern). As a musician, Mickens has focused on singing and on the creation of improvised music using found objects, most particularly scrap metal. In addition to his own ensemble, Nequaquam Vacuum , some of the groups he’s played with include Soriah, Pretty Art Narcotic, The Steve MacKay Ensemble, Vagabond Opera, 3 Leg Torso, Danse Perdue, Z’EV, Implied Violence, Sikhara, Stolen Sweets, The Shanghai Woolies, The Hop-Frog Kollectif, Moe! Staiano’s Moe!kestra!, The Shanghai Woolies, Damo Suzuki’s Network, and The Wanderlust Circus Orchestra. Beginning with the independently-produced 36 Invisibles series at The Jasmine Tree tiki lounge; his curatorial and organizational Work has included serving on the board of directors for 2Gyrlz Performative Arts and The EnterActive Language Festival; a U.S. node of the international Radon collective; creative director of Someday Lounge during its early period (and before); and in-house booker for Rotture, Branx, and The Hippodrome. He is known to the marathon running world as the Brooks Ringmaster; and has also MC'd for The Bite of Oregon, The Rose Festival, Miss Kennedy's Cabaret; and private parties for Nike, Weiden & Kennedy, Intel, the Cascade AIDS Project, Willamette Week, and all the usual Portland suspects. That's him in the top hat in that Dream of the 90s video. He’ll take you off like a Saturday. http://www.facebook.com/events/1438956249666940/
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 9am
THIS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28th!! It's KBOO's legendary Book and Record sale. This is a big fundraiser for us, so come and help support the station. Rare books, vinyl, comics -- all sales benefit your community radio station, KBOO. Deejay lineup: Contact name: Ani Haines Email: volunteer@kboo.org Phone: 503-231-8032 ext. 213 Deejays: Shocks of Sheba DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid - (together but separately!!! 2x fun!!) Ian Westmorland Richard Lindsay Haim Kenig Deena Bee