CLOUDBUST WITH US: A TRIBUTE TO KATE BUSH
Sara Jackson Holman, Johanna Warren, Unicorn Domination, Coco Columbia, Lynnae Gryffin, Patricia et Cameron, MONIKER, Jeevan Singh
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
This event is 21 and over
An intuitively self-taught guitarist, Johanna Warren channels powerful songs in weird time signatures and melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with acrobatic vocal lines and carefully crafted poetry in reverence of her patron songwriting saints Elliott Smith, Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake. Approaching music as a potent healing modality, Warren cultivates and honors the physically healing properties of sound and the spiritually healing powers of artistic expression.
"Thriving in the rich performance art culture of Portland, OR is Chelsea Unicorn, Lucia Luna & ClickAttack's music project Unicorn Domination. The trio weaves a soundscape of fat electronic beats spliced with melodic hooks. Witch-cackle echoes whip and swell through their live performance, painting dark empathic dreamscapes. Their debut album STATUS released February 2012 is reminiscent of a crispy bowl of skittles and glitter. They just released their second full length album "Drala" which pumps a much darker underbelly of sound compared to STATUS."
Portland singer-songwriter and drummer Coco Columbia fuses infectious indie-pop melodies, dreamy eyed electro-soul soundscapes and jazz improvisation to create her own unique brand of bumpin' space age electro-pop.
In 2012, Coco Columbia dropped out of music school, setting aside her passion for jazz drumming, to begin singing and writing music. After several months spent teaching herself to record, make beats, and play piano she put together a group of Portland's finest jazz musicians to finish recording her debut album, "The Weight", funded by her successful kickstarter campaign.
Moniker came into being in 2007, a collaboration between Kenneth Scott and Emilio Orlandi. A conversation about gear while soaking up San Francisco's late night techno sounds brought them together in the studio, leading to incessant knob twiddling and all night jams.
They both come from different and varied musical backgrounds. Emilio is a San Francisco Bay Area native, active in the underground house/techno scene for over ten years, Kenneth grew up in Iowa listening to IDM and Chicago House. They strike a balance in their collaborations, Kenneth's digital tangents being tempered by EO's chunky analog foundations.
While continuing their individual pursuits (Emilio opening and running SF's 222 Hyde Club and collaborating with Jonah Sharp as Polk & Hyde, and Kenneth relocating to Berlin and keeping busy with solo work), the two keep Moniker a high priority despite the geographical distance between them.
Their DJ sets are sweaty jacking affairs, psychedelicly fun, intellectual and dirty. Expect the same from their gear heavy live sets.