PROJECT PABST AND HOLOCENE PRESENT:
The Last Artful, Dodgr, My Body
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
This event is 21 and over
Vocalist and producer Dan Vidmar, a.k.a Shy Girls, first came to attention in 2013 with his slow burning, sax-tinged single “Under Attack”. He released his first EP, Timeshare, with boutique label Hit City USA in the fall of 2013, which featured seductive electronic pop jams such as “Second Heartbeat.” With Timeshare, Shy Girls quickly started garnering attention and acclaim from an array of artists, producers and tastemakers. Vidmar has since collaborated with dance music heavyweights like Cyril Hahn, ODESZA and Jagwar Ma. He’s also toured clubs across the country in support of artists such as HAIM, Little Dragon and Grammy award-winning R&B singer Maxwell. In winter of 2015, Vidmar self-released a mixtape, 4WZ, featuring his favorite collaborators in the realms of R&B and hip-hop (Tei Shi, Rome Fortune, Antwon and Junglepussy).
Vidmar returns with “I Am Only A Man”, an electrifying piece of cinematic avant-soul. The single offers a 4:10 glimpse into the next evolution of Shy Girls' material, much of which takes a detour towards the progressive. Crash cymbals, detuned pianos, guitar jams, and modulated passages mark a clear evolution from Vidmar’s previous material. Shy Girls' newest body of work is as-of-yet unnamed but is expected to be released in 2016.
The Last Artful, Dodgr
Sometimes in life, you come across a voice so present and singular in its tone that it makes your entire world stop for a moment and all the hairs on your neck stand up. The Last Artful, Dodgr has proven to be one such phenomenon.
Born in Los Angeles and currently inhabiting Portland, Oregon - her own unique brand of rap-singing, made up of casually delivered triple entendres, unforgettable melodies and an ever-changing stream of cadences, has begun to spread like a wildfire in recent months. From her noteworthy singles "Squadron" and "Oofda" topping Spotify charts, to her manifested-thru-song appearance on the legendary Sway In The Morning radio show, everything has been coming up Dodgr in 2016. And really, she's only just getting started - with all of this leading up to her forthcoming duo LP, Bone Music, a collaboration with producer Neill Von Tally, due out in early 2017.
It's not too early to get in on the ground floor of this star on the rise.
My body is Jordan Bagnall and Darren Bridenbeck, the band currently resides in their native Portland and was formed in 2012. Jordan leads the project as the primary producer and songwriter. She uses her classical training to create catchy electronic pop that is avant garde and decidedly unique. The upcoming Seven Wives was inspired by their time living in Brooklyn & Steven Milhauser's short story Thirteen Wives. The influence of the short story is also apart of their EP Six Wives, and weaves the records together.