UPCOMING EVENTS


IMPERMANENT PROJECT 002.1:
I HATE MONDAYS #1
SNAKES ON GRASS | THICKET | (TBA)

@ TURN! TURN! TURN!
8 NE KILLINGSWORTH
PORTLAND, OR USA
MONDAY, 10.09.17
8 PM | $5 | 21+
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THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING, MY FRIENDS. SURELY YOU WANT IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR?
ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, IMPERMANENT WILL KICK OFF A MONTHLY SERIES OF EXPERIMENTAL EVENTS AT OUR (/YOUR) FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD BEER & SLAWCHOS DISPENSARY, TURN TURN TURN. WE PROMISE VERY LITTLE ROCK AND ROLL (OUTSIDE OF JU SUK REET MEATE'S LINK WRAY LEANINGS, NATCH), AT LEAST IN THE CONVENTIONAL SENSE, AND VERY MUCH MIND EXPANSION. WHO COULDN'T USE A LITTLE OF THAT HERE AND THERE?

HERE'S WHAT ON THE DOCKET FOR OUR FRESHMAN EXPOSITION:

SNAKES ON GRASS, A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST SHANA PALMER, JU SUK REET MEATE, AND OBLIVIA (THE LATTER TWO AKA TENSES, AKA TWO INTEGRAL PARTS OF PDX/LA LEGENDS SMEGMA). EXPLORATIONS, SURPRISES, AND SOME THINGS THAT WILL PERHAPS BE LEFT UNSAID. A RARE TREAT, INDEED.

THICKET, THE DEEP LISTENING+HEAVY AKTION TRIO OF BRIAN MUMFORD (DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER), JOHN NIEKRASZ (WHY I MUST BE CAREFUL), AND BEN KATES (HALFBIRD). THEIR LAST APPEARANCE AT TTT RIPPED A HOLE IN THE SKY, WHICH IS GOOD, BECAUSE WE COULD USE MORE RAIN (WHO EVER THOUGHT WE'D BE SAYING THAT IN THIS TOWN?).

COLIN MANNING IS A RENOWNED VIDEO/COLLAGE ARTIST AND FOUNDER OF THE PROJECTION MUSEUM IN SE PORTLAND'S MONTAVILLA NEIGHBORHOOD. HIS LIVE FILM PROJECTIONS ARE MULTI-LAYERED, BOTH VISUALLY AND IN POTENTIAL PERCEIVED MEANING. HE JUST DID A SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE/RETROSPECTIVE AT THE NORTHWEST FILM CENTER; WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT HE DOES HERE.




IMPERMANENT PROJECT 003:
AN ALL AGES SHOW
FLETCHER TUCKER | PULSE EMITTER (FEAT. J. MORALES) | SKIN LIES
@ LEAVEN COMMUNITY CENTER
5431 NE 20TH
PORTLAND, OR, USA
SUNDAY, 10.15.17
7 PM | $5-15 SLIDING SCALE | ALL AGES
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IMPERMANENT'S FIRST NIGHT (IN WHAT WE HOPE WILL BE MANY NIGHTS) AT THE BEAUTIFUL LEAVEN COMMUNITY CENTER IN NE PORTLAND PROMISES TO BE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY MOVING. WE JUST BOUGHT A SUBWOOFER TO HELP WITH THE PHYSICAL PART, BUT THE EMOTIONAL PART IS ALL ON THE MUSIC, AND WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT ALL BASES WILL BE WELL COVERED. HERE'S WHY:

FLETCHER TUCKER, BASED UNTIL RECENTLY IN GORGEOUS BIG SUR, CA, CHANNELS THE MUSIC OF NATURE IN ALL ITS HORROR AND GRANDEUR, LIKE A MODERN AURAL CORRELATIVE TO THE POETRY OF ROBINSON JEFFERS. VIA HIS GNOME LIFE LABEL, TUCKER HAS COLLABORATED, TOURED, OR RELEASED MUSIC WITH THE LIKES OF DANIEL HIGGS, LITTLE WINGS, MEGA BOG, AND MORE.

OF TUCKER'S NEW RECORD, "COLD SPRING", NPR'S LARS GOTRICH SAYS: "TUCKER SINKS INTO THE REDWOODS AND ROOTS OUT SOMETHING ANCIENT AND ALWAYS. [A] TRULY INCREDIBLE RECORD." WE AGREE, SO WE'RE BRINGING HIM HERE, TO CONJURE THESE SOUNDS BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES.

PORTLAND'S OWN PULSE EMITTER, AKA DARYL GROETSCH, HAS BEEN A PROLIFIC CREATOR OF SOUL-SOOTHING SYNTH VOYAGES SINCE 2004. WE HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE OF SEEING HIM DO HIS THING WITH GUEST PERCUSSIONIST J. MORALES (DATA TOMBS) AT TURN TURN TURN RECENTLY, AND WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET THEM TOGETHER TO PULL THIS TRICK AGAIN.

"NO ONE IS MAKING SYNTH MUSIC THAT FEELS SO ORGANIC, SO RAPTUROUS AND SO 'IN TUNE' WITH THE CONTOURS OF OUTER AND INNER SPACE AS GROETSCH." -DAVID KEENAN

SKIN LIES IS PORTLAND RESIDENT (AND YES, IMPERMANENT HEAD HONCHO... "HOUSE BAND" ALERT) DUSTIN KRCATOVICH, WITH OCCASIONAL GUESTS. THE MUSIC OF SKIN LIES IS ALEATORY AND EXPLORATORY, A UNIQUE AMALGAM OF KOSMISCHE DREAM-CONJURING, PULSING INDUSTRIAL SMEAR, AND MINIMALIST COMPOSITION/REPETITION.
PRAISE FOR THE SKIN LIES ALBUM STIMULUS REGRESSION:
"THE PIECES AREN'T REALLY MADE FROM VERY MUCH AT ALL, BUT THE PROCEEDINGS SEEM SOMEHOW TOUCHED BY DARK MAGIC. WERE FRIPP AND ENO TO RECORD IN A REMOTE TIBETAN MONASTERY, ONE HOPES IT WOULD SOUND LIKE THIS." -TRISTAN BATH, THE QUIETUS