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May 3, 2018

Upcoming Concerts

Nov
18
Sun
Ghost Light @ Port City Music Hall
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Ghost Light @ Port City Music Hall

Ghost Light is a true musical collaboration; five personalities, five perspectives, and five unique approaches towards one common sound.

Foregoing current traditions, rather than initially focusing on live shows, the band played together for the first time in a recording studio in Philadelphia. This decision gave the band’s members – Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, and Scotty Zwang – the ability to come to the project with fresh ears and no pre-conceived notions. They developed the songs as they developed their musical communication which led to trust, creativity and an adventurous take on the process. Scotty Zwang explained it thusly, “It’s a unique and interesting approach we get to take…” “we are being patient with each other and figuring out what the song needs”

While the recording project has been the beginning point for Ghost Light, the live experience is what will define this band. “In the parts of the sessions where we have had a little more room to just let things go, there have been these little glimmers of what the improvisation will feel like life. That’s a whole other thing and it’s very exciting,” notes Holly Bowling. Tom Hamilton adds, “with this new band, we felt super comfortable going in any direction, knowing that with our new bandmates, the songs will get to where they need to go. And in the live setting, that confidence is just as strong.”

The first half of 2018 will see the band playing major venues in major markets coast to coast, followed by heavy rotation on the festival circuit. The debut record will be released in the second half of the year and will be supported by an extensive tour. In 2018 you will get to know Ghost Light, and the future could not be brighter.

Tickets: $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

FMI: https://www.portcitymusichall.com/event/1749735-ghost-light-portland/

Nov
20
Tue
San Holo @ Port City Music Hall
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
San Holo @ Port City Music Hall

Blending guitars and vocals, Dutch artist/producer San Holo creates a distinctive, forward-thinking style that places him high on the list of trailblazers in today’s electronic music landscape.

San Holo first got interested in music while driving around with his dad in their native Holland—but never envisioned himself as becoming an electronic music DJ. He developed an early affinity for guitar and punk rock—playing in bands at an early age—which led to him attending Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam for a music degree. And, while he went in to study the guitar, he couldn’t help sneaking into the production classes.

“I had so many ideas for making music and was getting tired of always looking for players to help fill the spots. I realized you are able to build entire songs around a laptop and that started my interest in production. I never walked into a club until my music started being noticed by people wanting me to DJ.”

In 2014, he took a friend’s advice and started adding his production skills to some classic hip-hop songs, shapeshifting them into his own remixes and putting them up on YouTube.

He released his debut EP COSMOS on Heroic. Featuring anthemic singles “Fly” and “Hiding,” these tracks led fans to discover his re-working of Dre’s classic “The Next Episode”—which blew up on the blogosphere and SoundCloud community, launching San’s future in the process. The remix ended up garnering over 160 million YouTube streams, putting San on the map with his “Don’t Touch The Classics” series.

The release of his hypnotic single “We Rise” in early 2015 was another turning point, coming out on Nest HQ (OWSLA) and receiving Skrillex’s praise and attention. Later in 2015, he established himself as being at the forefront of groundbreaking bass music through the release of his Victory EP with Monstercat and singles “IMISSU” and “Can’t Forget You” with Spinnin.

His sound began to translate to real demand—kickstarting his touring career, and a performance at the legendary Tomorrowland for the first time. It was during this time that San also made the pivotal decision to start his own label, bit bird (which would release “Light” a year later), co-founding the imprint with a friend he knew from his old rock band days and bringing on his manager as a partner.

As A&R of the creative record label, he’s established an acute ear for signing under the radar talent which has resulted in an evolving signature sound for the imprint, including discovering the talents of Taska Black and DROELOE.

“Producing is very different than playing live, but you have to work at it just as hard,” he says. “How to build your set and figuring out what people respond to. It’s very tempting to just feed the crowd whatever they want but you have to resist that. You have to find that balance between playing what they want to hear, and exposing them to some of the more experimental music that can open minds.”

Released in 2016, the track “Light” has hit over 100 million streams on Spotify—garnering traction and airplay throughout the global dance music ecosystem. Grateful and humbled by the groundswell of acclaim he is receiving for “Light” around the globe, San says the best is yet to come.

“I was blown away by the response because before “Light” my fan base had always been kind of underground SoundCloud fans,” he says. “But I feel it’s never about just structure when you are making music. It’s you crafting that signature sound, the magic and the harmonies you put
behind it that stays with people. I believe if you put on one of my tracks you will recognize within a minute that I produced it because of that.”

In advance of Coachella 2018, San Holo recently released the tracks “The Future” ft. James Vincent McMorrow, the smash hit “I Still See Your Face”—which landed San Holo his first top 40 records in The Netherlands and a performance on the #1 talk show in the Netherlands, “DWDD”, and a spot at the acclaimed Lowlands festival in the cross-over tent. San Holo has also recently released “One Thing,” The Trip EP, and “Right Here, Right Now”—featuring a stellar music video—and shows no signs of stopping.

Tickets: $20 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $99 VIP

FMI: https://www.portcitymusichall.com/event/1740881-san-holo-portland/

Nov
23
Fri
Hot Tuna @ Waterville Opera House
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm