Orkis + DMN + Room
Synthy dance bands live in the basement venue!
9pm – 21+ – $7
Orkis is a Portland, OR based synth-pop, darkwave/dance project of Joseph Lanker alongside coproducer, JT Lindsey. Orkis’ began with Joseph’s youth background in contemporary piano which evolved itself to an electronic, dance-forward fashion soon after at the age of 15. Joseph and JT started collaborating together in 2009 with JT’s multi-instrumental background in indie-rock and psych-pop and thus Orkis’ momentum emerged years later in 2017. Melancholy tonality and atmospheric environments, married to sexy pop-dance vibes, Orkis navigates dichotomy and duality that inspires the need to dance and cry simultaneously. The debut record ‘Afterbath’ (released in April of this year) also invites a strong feminine presence throughout the album with vocalists Natasha Louie, Kelsey Woodward. The fully outfitted band is now locked and loaded with the support of angelic vocals by Cassey Hoelting and the multifaceted Zak Nelson on bass and guitar. Follow Orkis on Instagram: @orkis.tra and all other platforms for tour, show dates, and much more. All media,merchandise etc. can be found at www.orkismusic.com
DMN (Default Mode Network) is the brainchild of Portland native Ian Wallace, who spent his early musical life as a choir boy and orchestral musician followed by a collegiate vocal jazz program. After too many lost weekends as a drummer in pysch rock projects, Wallace decided to focus on his longstanding love of electronic music and try something new. Joining forces with longtime friend and bandmate Peter Lee (guitar/bass) and PDX music scene veterans Kelly McKenzie (drums) and Caroline Jackson (keys) to launch a project combining rich synthesizers, dance beats, guitars and drums.DMN creates groove-forward, melody-driven dance music that bridges the gap between 80s radio-friendly new wave and contemporary leftfield pop, combining Wallace’s inventive vocal melodies with Jackson’s vivid synthesizers, Lee’s shimmering guitar tones and McKenzie’s propulsive drumming. After the release of their initial EP in 2016, the band has found a home within the small but vibrant electro-pop community in Portland among acts like Phone Call, Small Million, and Pleasure Curses. DMN’s music explores themes of growth, rejection, fantasy, and futility, anchored by a backbeat and ready for the dance floor!
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