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EOTO NYE '08 at Wonder Ballroom

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Portland's history speaks of innovation, industry and eccentrics. This year's 2nd Annual Shanghai Nights celebration honors that past by welcoming in the New Year with an imaginative mix of art, music, Steampunk fashion, and dance. With a diverse and exciting lineup, this night promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Portland's own Scott Law joins forces with Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident), drummer Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Susan Tedeschi) & guitar man Gibb Droll (Marc Broussard) for the highly anticipated WestCoast debut of the aptly named Moseley, Law, Sipe & Droll. Joining the band for a special post-midnight extended set is the electrifying leftcoast breakbeat/glitch-hop/house duo, EOTO, composed of SCI's Jason Hann & Michael Travis. Onstage, EOTO's music is created, recorded and mixed live for a continually evolving & highly danceable musical experience. The Senate, an up-and-coming Seattle-based acoustic rock trio, will kick off the New Years festivities with their catchy songwriting, tight arrangements, sweet vocals, and unorthodox instrumental techniques.

No Shanghai Nights would be complete without a Shanghai Surprise at midnight. Look for members of each of the bands to play alongside special guests, including world renown fiddler Darol Anger, singer/songwriter and the event's MC, Big Water, and the very own Shanghai Rose Queen, Stephanie Schneiderman. There will also be surprise guests, creative merriment, a sculpture exhibit by musician Tony Furtado, and live painting by Daniel Work, who will be creating the Shanghai Nights commemorative posters during the show.

For more information, visit www.nyeportland.com, and be sure to check us out on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to keep abreast of the latest news on what is quickly becoming a Portland New Year tradition.

Shanghai Nights: NYE '08
December 31, 2008
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell
Portland, OR 97212
503.284.8686
Show: 8pm / Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: $48 advance, $55 day of show. Ticket prices subject to service fees. Onsale now thru Ticketmaster, by phone at 503.224.4400, or in person at select Fred Meyer stores. Reduced service fee tickets available at the Wonder Ballroom / Cafe Wonder & PSU Ticket Office.

Bassnectar to Perform at Wonder Ballroom Nov. 14th

Bassnectar @ Rothbury - photo by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Bassnectar's wobbling sounds of womp are swirling into a storm that will descend on North America for another round of full throttle live shows. With nearly every show on his last tour hitting full capacity, this Fall Basnectar hosts his fall tour: "The Other Side." Featuring Bassnectar DJ sets and Live PA and a diverse list of special guests including Beats Antique (featuring members of the Yard Dogs Road Show), Fort Knox Five, Seasunz and other friends and artists from the US, the UK, and Canada (plus live custom visuals of Videolicious, Android Jones, and iLL Gates), the tour hits almost 75 markets with stops in New York, Miami, Seattle, and all points in between.

Ticket Pre-sales are happening now at www.bassnectar.net.  Also this fall, Bassnectar releases new singles and remixes, including "Art Of Revolution" - offering a host of wicked mixes and bonus tracks - as well as the long awaited live mix set. Stay tuned for details as they become available.

The list of fall tour dates is as follows:

October 4 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS w/ The Egg and Orchard Lounge
October 6 Mojo's Columbia, MO w/ Beats Antique
October 8 Proud Larry's Oxford, MS w/ Beats Antique
October 9 Newby's Memphis, TN w/ Beats Antique
October 10 La Zona Rosa Austin, TX w/ Beats Antique
October 11 Lizard Lounge Dallas, TX
October 14 Juanita's Little Rock, AR w/ Beats Antique
October 15 Exit/In Nashville, TN w/ Beats Antique
October 16 Crossroads Huntsville, AL w/ Beats Antique
October 17 Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
October 18 Zydeco Birmingham, AL w/ Beats Antique
October 29 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC w/ Beats Antique
October 30 The Pour House Charleston, SC w/ Beats Antique
October 31 Orange Peel Asheville, NC w/ Beats Antique and Mike Relm
November 1 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC w/ Beats Antique and Mike Relm
November 2 Mr. Smalls Millvale PA
November 5 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
November 6 Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia PA
November 7 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
November 8 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, D.C.
November 14 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
November 15 Neumos Crystal Ball Seattle, WA
November 22 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC w/ Z-Trip
November 28 Level Nite Club Kelowna BC
November 29 Sugar Nightclub Victoria BC  
More dates to be added.

Already a mainstayin the emerging festival scene, Bassnectar's music is forging new paths in the electronic music world, the Burning Man scene, underground hip hop circles, and beyond. The brainchild of Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar is an experimentally collaborative music project, but it's also a platform for social change and political awareness. It's stylistically specific, yet it's an eclectic, full spectrum adventure.