We’re playing Tuesday July 2, at Mississippi Studios in Portland, opening for Prince Rama!
An evening of experimental music with:
Prince Rama (BKLYN)+Lavender Mirror (PDX)!
Prince Rama: Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have lived in ashrams, worked for utopian architects, written manifestos, delivered lectures from pools of fake blood, conducted group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts and have now finished inventing an apocalypse on which to base their new pseudo-compilation album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, comprised of ten singles “channeled” from fictional deceased pop bands. Their often unpredictable live shows incorporate elements of psychedelic ceremony, performance art, and dancefloor initiation rite, and when Animal Collective’s Avey Tare discovered them in a Texas dive bar in 2010, they were equipping the audience with handmade shoes clad with broken chimes.
Lavender Mirror: The experimental electronic pop project of interdisciplinary artist + percussionist Emily Baker & synth-programmer + performance artist Kerby Ferris. Often decorating the stage with plants & art to fit the mood of their music- Lavender Mirror sound like Fever Ray or The Knife at times- filling the air with beautiful atmospherics, synth tones & gender-bending vocals with a mesmerizing percussive backdrop.
Doors at 8, Show at 9, $8 adv, $10 day of show, 21+
Martha Graham’s ‘Lamentation’