CALENDAR      |      DIRECTIONS      |      CONTACT      |      HAPPY HOUR      |      BOOKING     |      PAST ARTISTS  


Wed Aug 27 |
HAPPY HOUR BINGO! (Win tickets to Capital Cities, St. Lucia, War on Drugs and more!)
Wed Aug 27 |
SMOKESTACK RELICS
with CHRISTINE MCGREW, GOOD NEIGHBOR & HIS TENT CITY DRIFTERS, LORI FLYNN
Thu Aug 28 |
THE CASKET CREW
with DEMENTIA, WITCHFINGER, THE DEAD LOTUS SOCIETY
Fri Aug 29 |
MUSTERED COURAGE
with CANYON COLLECTED, THE GHOST OF JOSEPH BUCK
Sat Aug 30 |
THE ABSTRACT COLLECTIVE
with OLD SOUL ERA, KRUZA KID W/ DJ KNOWLEDGE, MODERN PROXIMITY
Sun Aug 31 |
JACK FLASH
with IKUSTEGA, DEEGEE, SIX O' CLOCK
Tue Sep 2 |
ROGUE VALLEY
with PLUME VARIA
Thu Sep 4 |
LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION
with THE LOLLIGAGS
Fri Sep 5 |
BLACK TAXI
Sat Sep 6 |
CONFLUENCE
with MILES TO MOUNTAINS, NEW LEVERAGE
Sun Sep 7 |
RADICAL ACTION
with SETH EVANS, CODY JEFFRYES
Tue Sep 9 |
ROLPHY AND PHLO
with ABSTRACT COLLECTIVE, DON VERSE, DJ DABBLE
Wed Sep 10 |
MYTHIRST
with FELIX FAST4WARD, LEIGH WEST, JULIUS CHEESER, ZARICK
Fri Sep 12 |
ZAMMUTO
with DECOLLAGE
Sat Sep 13 |
FORTY-FIVE PLUS ONE | 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Sun Sep 14 |
TODAY'S PARAMOUNT
with THOUSAND FRAMES, BLCK FYSH
Wed Sep 17 |
MOTHER FALCON
Thu Sep 18 |
ORENDA FINK
with THE MAYKIT
Sun Sep 21 |
DEAD END DRIVERS
with LEUNG & THE WRECK, LIAT
Mon Sep 22 |
MODERN KIN
Thu Sep 25 |
DUBKOR
with MONO VERDE, TRANSVERSE WAVES, LIBERATION, FELIX FAST4WARD
Fri Sep 26 |
TY SEGALL AFTER PARTY
with FEATURING NED GARTHE (DJ SET)
Fri Sep 26 |
VANCE ROMANCE
with METAFONICS, LAKHRYTH & DJ HOBO, STEGAFORREST
Sat Sep 27 |
BLACK COBRA
with LO-PAN, KHEMMIS
Tue Sep 30 |
WAKEY!WAKEY!
with BEN FIELDS, LUKE WESLEY
Thu Oct 2 |
WAMPIRE
with TOPS
Fri Oct 3 |
B-SIDE PLAYERS
Sat Oct 4 |
FAT TONY
Thu Oct 9 |
WILDCAT! WILDCAT!
with WHITE HINTERLAND
Fri Oct 10 |
SCREAMING FEMALES
with PUJOL
Sat Oct 18 |
CARNAGE THE EXECUTIONER
Tue Oct 28 |
FAT WHITE FAMILY
with JEFFREY LEWIS
Fri Oct 31 |
BEAR'S DEN
with DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH
Sat Nov 8 |
ZAK WATERS
Mon Nov 24 |
TWIN PEAKS

Fri Jun 13 | Lost Lake Presents | 21+

WILD ONES  

HILLARY HAND & THE ROSELIERS
HOLLY LOVELL
CRL CRRLL (DJ SET)

Doors open at 8 PM   |   Show starts at 9 PM   |   $10 ADV | $12 DAY OF SHOW





In late 2012, Wild Ones was on the verge of collapse. Guitarist Clayton Knapp had blown out an eardrum, the band’s original drummer left the group and his replacement, Seve Sheldon, was in the hospital with a punctured lung, practicing songs on a drum pad with a tube sticking out of his chest. The band’s members had funneled all of their money into a debut record, Keep It Safe, that had taken a year to write and nine months to record and mix. Fans and followers began to wonder if that record would ever see the light of day. It was make-or-break time. Wild Ones made. Instead of folding in the face of financial drama, injuries and personnel changes, Wild Ones took a deep breath and adjusted to its new surroundings. This band is used to adjusting. Since its formation in 2010, Wild Ones has insisted on operating as a DIY collective. The band recorded and mixed its debut as a group (with help from engineer David Pollock). Sometimes considering each members’ opinion meant endless revisits and tweaks to the album’s tracks.

The process was time-consuming, but it was also worth it. “That was a reaction to the bands we had been in before,” says lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan. “This band was born out of our desire to have a democratic, all-inclusive music-making process.” Going it alone—even the artwork on Keep It Safe was created by Wild Ones keyboardist Thomas Himes—comes with its fair share of challenges. Most of Wild Ones’ debut was recorded in a two-story East Portland warehouse rehearsal space, where the band was surrounded on all sides by rock acts like Quasi and the Thermals. Wild Ones would get to their practice space around 8 am to record, often grabbing quick takes between thunderous drum solos from down the hall. “Somewhere on the record, if you listen close enough, you can probably hear the metal band next door,” Himes says.

“When we went in that room in March, it was raining,” says Knapp. “When we finished recording in October, it was raining.” Keep It Safe, the album that finally emerged after well over a year of gestation, is bigger than the sum of its meticulously gathered parts. Even now, the band’s sound continues to evolve. Wild Ones’ members come from vastly disparate musical backgrounds—guitarist Nick Vicario was a Portland punk icon long before he turned 18; bassist Max Stein is a classical composer—and all of their experiences inform pop music that is influenced by everything from german techno to American R&B. These are sounds that don’t usually come packaged together, but in the able hands of Wild Ones, they seem like a perfectly natural fit.
 

powered by: companyBE