Roseland Theater, 10 Northwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR, United States

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Sunday
Apr
19
2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 7pm through Monday, April 20, 2015 at midnight
7pm through Monday, April 20 at midnight
Allen Stone 7pm // All Ages Roseland Theater In the past two years, Allen Stone has gone from being a soul singer from Chewelah, WA to selling out venues where the audience is bigger than his hometown’s entire population – and it blows his mind. “Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we’re on tour,” he says with a sense of wonder. Stone’s world has expanded dramatically since he released his self-titled album on his own stickystones label in late 2011. It shot into the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes’ R&B/Soul charts and soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like “Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Live from Daryl’s House.” USA Today hailed him as a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. Stone was voted one of mtvU’s “Freshman 5″ in late 2012 and tapped as VH1’s first “You Oughta Know” artist of 2013. His new album, which Stone is co-producing with Swedish soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Magnus Tingsek, will be released later this year by Capitol Records.
Friday
Apr
17
2015
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8pm through Saturday, April 18, 2015 at midnight
8pm through Saturday, April 18 at midnight
Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) + Bad Brains 8pm // 21+ Roseland Theater SOMF’15 is very proud to present for the very first time ever two legends of their respective genres together for what will surely be an unforgettable night of music—Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) + Bad Brains. This show will feature both a set by Yasiin featuring his unrivaled Hip-Hop catalog, as well as a Bad Brains set with Yasiin as lead vocalist. Yasiin Bey has been a seminal member of the Hip-Hop community since his emergence in the mid-90’s, releasing some of the most timeless records the genre has produced. Both Black Star and Black on Both Sides were deemed instant classics that gained him enormous world-wide acclaim. After years of acting in various well received film and television roles, in addition to being the host of Russel Simmon’s Presents Def Poetry , Bey returned to the music world with the Grammy-nominated The Ecstatic in 2010. The members of Bad Brains started out playing ’70s jazz-rock fusion, but took a sharp turn when they began breaking up their live sets into reggae and punk. Together with Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys, the band became pioneers of punk’s hardcore fringe, influencing nearly every subsequent hardcore or quasi-hardcore outfit, including the earliest incarnation of the Beastie Boys. As an all-black rock band, they also inspired Living Colour and the entire New York City Black Rock Coalition of the ’80s, as well as the Rock/Reggae bands of the 90’s such as Sublime. Bad Brains, to this day, stand at the crossroads of styles that has changed the face of music forever.
Thursday
Apr
16
2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7pm through Friday, April 17, 2015 at midnight
7pm through Friday, April 17 at midnight
Gramatik 7pm // 18+Roseland Theater Gramatik has always been an early adopter. It began at the age of 3, when his mother would catch him glued to the radio in his older sister’s room, checking out the cassette tapes with American funk, jazz, soul and blues. He started making his first beats on an early PC by the time he was 13, and soon the kid from Portoroz, Slovenia figured out how to harvest the power of free file sharing to build a following throughout the US & Europe. Tracks spread, hype grew, tours followed, and before long his digital persona forged the initial inroads into the US market, landing him both a label and an agency.Gramatik landed on US soil as a fully formed artist who knows how to do things his way. He signed to a label, Pretty Lights Music, that gives all of its music away for free, which went hand in hand with his own philosophy about ”freeing music by making music free”. Soon after, he scooped up his hometown crew and moved to Brooklyn, NY. Alongside Gramatik, the multimedia collective known as Dream Big features guitarist and producer F.A.Q, video director and filmmaker Anze Koron and graphic and web designer Martin Kenjic, with whom he has been friends since they were kids, sitting in a small town on the Adriatic coast, dreaming of breaking out into the wide world beyond. Now’s the time. Of his new record #digitalfreedom Gramatik says, “My new EP bares the title #digitalfreedom. As an artist that based his entire career on the platform of free file sharing, I’m dedicating it to the fight against severe internet censorship bills we’ve been hearing about so much in the past months. Bastards have been trying to cripple the internet on a global scale with bills like ACTA/SOPA/PIPA and I’m sure there’s more of them coming, so this one goes out for spreading awareness! Reject them all, they will never stop the sharing, the Internet is our realm, DIGITAL FREEDOM!” With over 100,000 tracks sold on Beatport.com, topping all kinds of genre charts, Gramatik has clearly matured into a world-class producer. He earned nominations for “Best Chill Out Artist” and “Best Chill Out Track” at the 2010 and 3 best track awards at the 2012 Beatport Music Awards. More recently, after posting a clever remix of Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”, he shot to number 1 on HypeMachine in a matter of hours, and has been since appearing in the site’s ‘popular’ top 10 chart with every new release. Within the US, it’s been a huge year of growth for Gramatik, performing at festivals across the US and alongside labelmate Pretty Lights, including epic sold out shows at Red Rocks.