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High Water Mark Lounge
6800 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97211
This promises to be a night of genre-melting and forward thinking performances- a homecoming show for the incredible Yardsss ∅∀‡, wrapping up their US tour, featuring the heaviness of Newaxeyes from Seattle who are touring their new album Black Wax (Important Records) and new material from art rock/post hip hop/ punk jazz duo The Crenshaw. Doors at 8 and a spoken word performance will begin the show at 8:45.
Wednesday, May 16th
Self Group & High Water Mark Present
@ High Water Mark
8:00 PM doors, 8:45 PM show
$8 advance & day of show
+ spoken word by Claire Foster
++ pop-up art show featuring Heidi Elise Wirz / SheBeast Illustration
+++ portion of proceeds benefit Outside In
Yardsss ∅∀‡ — yardsss.com
∅∀‡ full band performance featuring Krist Krueger, Paul Michael Schaefer and Robin Levy. Regarding Krist Krueger's Yardsss: If you read about it before listening, you'd likely mistake it for a liberal arts master's thesis. Where most bands play "shows," Yardsss puts on "performance case studies" and multimedia installations, including a collection of songs inspired by—not covers of!—avant-garde composer John Cage. All this could be completely obnoxious except for one thing: Yardsss is transcendentally, earth-shatteringly gorgeous. If you can make music like that, you get to call your show a case study.
Newaxeyes — ne.waxey.es
Seattle experimentalists NEWAXEYES play with tension and contradictions. Merging dark electronics, crystalline guitar melodies, pummeling beats and samples to refract the volatility, paranoia, and catharsis of the post-Information Age, the band spins carefully orchestrated and recklessly warped instrumentals into something entirely their own.
The Crenshaw — thecrenshaw.bandcamp.com
beats, bass, noise and confessions
Claire Foster — medium.com/@verasententia
Claire is the author of the short story collection “I’ve Never Done This Before.” She writes about recovery, addiction, queer issues, and literary craft for NPR, The Washington Post, and The Oregonian. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her fiction has appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney's, and other journals.
Outside In — outsidein.org
Outside In began in 1968, and we have continually revised our Homeless Youth Services and Medical Services to meet changing community needs. Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency.
Service providers and advocates.
Experts in understanding adolescents.
A Federally Qualified Health Center.
A licensed Mental Health Agency.
Leaders in serving LGBTQ youth.
In dignity, hope, and resiliency.
Our clients can get through current challenges.
Young people need trusting adults to thrive.
In meeting people where they are.
In a strengths-based approach.