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UPCOMING SHOWS  

APRIL

22
Wednesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Big Data, The Moth & The Flame
All Ages | 7pm
$18.00 ($20.00 day of)
22
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
23
Thursday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Sammy Adams, Michael Zoah, Stewart Villain, Yung Mil, Th3rd
All Ages | 7pm
$20.00 ($25.00 day of)
24
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Maiden NW (A Tribute to Iron Maiden), Lovedrive, Tyranny Of Hours
21+ | 7:30pm
$15.00 ($15.00 day of)
25
Saturday
Lounge~
Mike Moldy, Peter Cornett, Rachelle Debelle w/ Zach Strawn, William Thomas Anderson
21+ | 7pm
$10.00 ($10.00 day of)
25
Saturday
Heart Beat, Styxperience, Gold Dust (A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac)
21+ | 7:30pm
$10.00 ($12.00 day of)
26
Sunday
TASCAM Presents: The Portland Battle Of The Bands FINALS
Secret Sauce, The Sideshow, Radio Wolf, Soccer Moms, The Pavelows, Collapse Of Man, All My Exes, Another Way Out, Violet Winter Phan, Helsting, Toroidal, Stone Sky
All Ages | 4pm
$12.00 ($12.00 day of)
29
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!

MAY

1
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel, Earth To Ashes, Black Powder County, Laytem
21+ | 7pm
$20.00 ($25.00 day of)
2
Saturday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Cavalera Conspiracy, Death Angel, Corrosion Of Conformity Blind, Lody Kong
All Ages | 6pm
$25.00 ($30.00 day of)
2
Saturday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
Early Show:
Steve Hofstetter
21+ | 6pm
$20.00 ($20.00 day of)
2
Saturday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
Late Show
Steve Hofstetter
21+ | 8:30pm
$20.00 ($20.00 day of)
3
Sunday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
Seoul, Ballet School, Adventure Galley, DJ Sappho
21+ | 7pm
$10.00 ($13.00 day of)
5
Tuesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
He Is Legend, Must Be The Holy Ghost, Dirtnap, Against The Raging Tide, Vigil Wolves
All Ages | 7pm
$13.00 ($15.00 day of)
6
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
7
Thursday
RITTZ, KXNG CROOKED, Horse Shoe Gang
All Ages | 7pm
$22.00 ($28.00 day of)
8
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Trollfest, Anonymia
All Ages | 6:30pm
$23.00 ($25.00 day of)
8
Friday
Lounge~
Old Mill, Wilkinson Blades
21+ | 8:30pm
$7.00 ($7.00 day of)
9
Saturday
Boudica, Ritual Healing, Path To Ruin
21+ | 7:30pm
$8.00 ($10.00 day of)
9
Saturday
Lounge~
Kool Stuff Katie, Cut Cut Paste, The Scree
21+ | 8pm
$5.00 ($5.00 day of)
10
Sunday
Mike Thrasher Presents
The Rentals, Radiation City, Rey Pila
21+ | 7pm
$15.00 ($18.00 day of)
10
Sunday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
Dog Fashion Disco, Beebs And Her Money Makers, Toxic Zombie, Fruit of the Legion of Loom
21+ | 8:30pm
$12.00 ($15.00 day of)
11
Monday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Chroma 10 Year Anniversary
Cartel, Team, Driver Friendly, Hydra Melody
All Ages | 6pm
$15.00 ($18.00 day of)
13
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
15
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Local H, Battleme, 1776
21+ | 8pm
$13.00 ($15.00 day of)
16
Saturday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Emery, Wolves at the Gate, Forevermore, To Die Elsewhere, Eternal Covenant
All Ages | 6:30pm
$17.00 ($20.00 day of)
19
Tuesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Grieves, Grayskul, Saint Warhead

ABOUT GRIEVES-- Having spent nearly two years on the road touring in support of 88 Keys and Counting, The end of 2008 saw Grieves enlisting the help of friend and collaborator Budo to co-produce Together/Apart bringing his signature swiss-army knife, multi-instrumental backdrop to Grieves' hauntingly poignant narrative. The album began taking shape in New York as the two built off the success 88 Keys and Counting had generated and paired it with the intensity they developed from their live performances. The recording process began to shadow the theme of the album as it saw tracks recorded in Colorado and Washington in addition to New York, infusing it with a mixture of regional influences while still maintaining a cohesive sound. As the album neared completion the title took on a double meaning for Grieves as he explored new subject matter in the absence of trust, refuge in addiction, acceptance and honesty in self-reflection, and trying to find his place in the world without forgetting his roots.
All Ages | 7pm
$13.00 ($15.00 day of)
20
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
22
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Sisyphean Conscience, Velaraas, Chronological Injustice, A World Without, Between Chaos And Creation, Submerged in Cocytus
All Ages | 6:30pm
$10.00 ($12.00 day of)
24
Sunday
Gorilla Music Presents: Memorial Day Meltdown
Blairmont, Andromeda Sun, The Disagreement, Dead At His Desk, Known as Anonymous, Liquid City Harbor, Hair Fire, Wingnut Commander, Full Armour, Insanity's Reign, Prosody, Lion and the Lost
All Ages | 4pm
$10.00 ($10.00 day of)
24
Sunday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
PigPen Theatre Co., Pearl And The Beard, Goodnight, Texas
21+ | 7:30pm
$12.00 ($15.00 day of)
27
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
28
Thursday
Mike Thrasher Presents
36 Crazyfists, Sleepwave, Toothgrinder, Where Giants Once Stood
21+ | 7pm
$13.50 ($15.00 day of)
30
Saturday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
J Boog, Hot Rain, Westafa
All Ages | 7pm
$18.00 ($20.00 day of)

JUNE

1
Monday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Kobra & The Lotus, Romantic Rebel, Kaleido, Tyranny Of Hours, Elora
All Ages | 7pm
$11.00 ($13.00 day of)
2
Tuesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Meg Myers, Wild Party
All Ages | 7pm
$15.00 ($18.00 day of)
2
Tuesday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Jeremy Loops
21+ | 8:30pm
$15.00 ($18.00 day of)
3
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
8
Monday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Crowbar, Battlecross, Lord Dying, Proven
All Ages | 7pm
$16.00 ($18.00 day of)
9
Tuesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Kottonmouth Kings, (hed) PE, The Family Ruin, Scare Don't Fear, Marlon Asher, C4, Nicky Grits
All Ages | 6pm
$22.00 ($25.00 day of)
10
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
11
Thursday
Mike Thrasher Presents
The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Terror, Souvenirs
All Ages | 6:30pm
$22.00 ($25.00 day of)
12
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Dr. Know featuring Kyle Toucher, Roadkill Carnivore, Gladius, Fatal Fix, 86
21+ | 7pm
$13.00 ($15.00 day of)
13
Saturday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hero's Of Hair Metal:
Poison'Us (A Tribute to Poison), Same Ol' Situation (A tribute Mötley Crüe), Believe In Dio (A Tribute to all eras of Dio)
21+ | 7pm
$12.00 ($15.00 day of)
17
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
19
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Jedi Mind Tricks
All Ages | 7pm
$20.00 ($23.00 day of)
19
Friday
Lounge~
The Cultivators, WhoDaThunkIt!, Timothy Allcashplaya Thomas, Floe Sully
21+ | 8pm
$8.00 ($10.00 day of)
20
Saturday
Mike Thrasher Presents
mewithoutYou, Foxing, Field Mouse
21+ | 7pm
$15.00 ($18.00 day of)
20
Saturday
Lounge~
The Herbal Crew, Grinchmobb, 541 Syndicate, Wilderness
21+ | 8pm
$8.00 ($10.00 day of)
24
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
25
Thursday
Lounge~
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Maudlin Strangers, LANY
21+ | 7:30pm
$10.00 ($12.00 day of)
26
Friday
RAR, Factor V, Valhalla
21+ | 7pm
$8.00 ($10.00 day of)

JULY

1
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
8
Wednesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
The Griswolds
All Ages | 7pm
$16.00 ($13.00 day of)
8
Wednesday
Lounge~
Rockstar Karaoke
21+ | 9pm | FREE!
17
Friday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Fu Manchu
21+ | 7:30pm
$15.00 ($15.00 day of)

AUGUST

5
Wednesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Toadies, Fuel
21+ | 7pm
$25.00 ($30.00 day of)
25
Tuesday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Hawthorne Theatre Presents
Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum
VIP MEET & GREET TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Hailing from the land of thousand lakes, boasting with a thousand melodies and spawning a thousand emotions comes "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", sixth studio album of Finland's melodic metal magicians INSOMNIUM. An album born of the melancholy, sorrow and dreariness of long winter nights, as relentless and overwhelming as an autumn storm and yet as refreshing as the first sunbeams of a spring morning and as peaceful as a mild summer's eve. Two and a half years after their acclaimed masterpiece "One For Sorrow" the Finns return with an album that brings them one step closer to the Olympus of melodic metal where their established countrymen Amorphis shouldn't ensconce themselves too comfortably. "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", which once again immerses deeply into stirring abysses of melancholy, is even more varied, intense and dynamic than its predecessor -- with each new album INSOMNIUM seem to bring their songwriting craftsmanship closer to perfection. "We haven't changed our style dramatically", vocalist and bassist Niilo Sevänen explains the general approach of the new album. "Fans can rest assured that it is still classic INSOMNIUM. Of course there's also some new flavors here and there, and maybe it's even more diverse compared with the last album. The easy stuff is easier than before, the heavy stuff is heavier. The contrasts between the songs are probably bigger than on any of our previous albums." Exhibit A for the impressive sonic range INSOMNIUM cover on "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" is placed right in the centre of the album: While the beastly "Black Heart Rebellion" features brutal blast beats and even ventures into black metal realms, the ensuing gut-wrenching semi-ballad "Lose To Night" may be the softest song INSOMNIUM have ever written. An emotional roller coaster the listener cannot flinch from. Of course it takes some reruns to fully grasp all the subtleties and details of the majestic compositions gathered on this tantalizing opus, however, those are the kind of records that outlive the rush of fresh excitement and finally become something bigger than just another new album, aren't they? "That's what we aim for, to have an interesting, diverse, long-lasting album that you don't get fed up with", Sevänen describes the musical self-conception of a band that has evolved impressively since their foundation in the Finnish university city of Joensuu back in 1997. Inspired by bands such as their legendary countrymen Amorphis and Sentenced, early Paradise Lost or Swedish genre pioneers à la In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates or Opeth, 17-year-old Sevänen buried his grunge band and asked his metalhead schoolmates Ville Friman and Markus Hirvonen if they wanted to form a metal band with him. From that point, the only direction for INSOMNIUM was up: album by album -- from their 2002 debut "In the Halls Of Awaiting" via "Since The Day It All Came Down" (2004), "Above The Weeping World" (2006) and "Across The Dark" (2009) through to their Century Media debut "One for Sorrow" (2011) -- also introducing Markus Vanhala as the new fourth member. And tour by tour the passionate musicians edged their way to the very top of the scene and have by now become the spearhead of melodic death metal made in Finland. Even the departure of longtime guitarist Ville Vänni shortly before their tour supporting "One For Sorrow" at the end of 2011 couldn't knock INSOMNIUM off course. With new guitarist Markus Vanhala, who has contributed considerably to "Shadows Of The Dying Sun", they found an equal substitute for Vänni who left the band amicably for personal issues. Maybe an album title like "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" might sound cliché for a melodic metal band from Finland at first. However, once you are lost in the fascinating sonic realms that INSOMNIUM conquer here, "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" suddenly becomes the only title possible. Branding the band as cliché Finns would be quite superficial anyway, especially as melodic monsters like "While We Sleep" or the album's first single "Ephemeral" exude an immensely positive aura. "Somehow our music has always something sad, dark and dreary, and our lyrics just fit the music. It's the kind of music we love and want to make, the kind of music that makes us feel good. It doesn't mean that we are depressed or sad in our lives", Sevänen muses. "And we do have empowering, hopeful and uplifting songs as well, even though at first sight some song titles may appear quite sad and melancholic. But there is an optimistic vibe hidden somewhere in our lyrics, some hope that not all is lost." An optimistic vibe becomes INSOMNIUM anyhow, seeing that they are about to conquer new frontiers with their manifold sixth studio album whose cover was once again designed by Ghost Brigade guitarist Wille Naukkarinen who had already done such a great job on "Across The Dark" and "One For Sorrow". Fearlessly and wakefully, INSOMNIUM now dispel the shadows of a dying sun -- and head into a new tomorrow: The dawn of musical majesty.

Hailing from Finland, Omnium Gatherum is a band playing fierce death metal with breathtaking melodies and progressive originality for people in the metal field looking for something different that still is catchy. A band that truly walks it's own path proudly and shows some new exciting sides on identifiable character. A band of many directions and styles, some of them clearly visible while others were more unseen - namely working and keeping it all together under the moniker of melodic life-and-death metal and bastardizing it with various influences. Adult oriented death metal that it is! "THE DEMOS" During the first spring rays of 1996 a thing called OMNIUM GATHERUM took its first steps and shapes in a gloomy and oily cellar in the south-eastern harbour town of Kotka in Finland. Omnipotent young fellas Markus Vanhala and Olli Lappalainen (who's still a part of the band as an art designer & have made all the OG artworks since the very first demo) were extremely influenced by the rapidly ascending wave of scandinavian melodic death metal and the polar alliance between brutal death metal spiced with the despairing Finnish melancholy. The result of intensive training was seen as a four demos; "Forbidden Decay" '97, "OG-ep"'98, "Gardens, Temples...This Hell!" '99 & "Wastrel" '01, that built up a quality cult following in the underground scene and set standards for the up-coming. "STEAL THE LIGHT" 2002 After the highly acclaimed "Wastrel" demo the band signed a deal with the growing UK metal label Rage Of Achilles and were sent right away to the Sonic Pump studio in Helsinki with Nino Laurenne to re-record their latest demo as debut EP entitled "Steal The Light" during the last days of 2001. The debut EP was released after a long, long wait in September 2002 and both the critics and the audience seemed to like the stuff and the metal medias awakened for the new Finns. "SPIRITS AND AUGUST LIGHT" 2003 The debut full-length album "Spirits And August Light" was released in April 2003 via Rage Of Achilles and gave the band some well deserved attention within the underground metal community and the press. The album showed another side to the light: despite the clear and catchy melodies and the stable rhythm all along the way it had a lifelike taste of dirtiness to it, with desperate love and uninvited hate searching for an outlet, like something you didn't want to see happen but it did nonetheless. The reviews were unbelievably great, for example being the only Finnish band then so far with a debut review of 5/5 in Kerrang! and all the major metal magazines followed in the same vein. So far, so good... so what! "YEARS IN WASTE" 2004 Next in line to be was the band signing to a metal giant label Nuclear Blast in the autumn of 2004 to release the second album "Years In Waste", as also re-issues from the "Steal The Light/Spirits And August Light" via NB. More technical, more progressive and sophisticated, thus naturally more difficult also, while at the same time keeping distance to the listener. The new recipe was completed with themes from the wasted youth and the verses of fall. "YIW" showed another way out from the great depression, and OG did the first festival appearances outside Finland. In the spring 2006 an era came to an end. The long-time singer Antti Filppu was replaced by Jukka Pelkonen aka J. "STUCK HERE ON SNAKES WAY" 2007 The debut album of "The new OmG" - featuring J on vocals - was released in April 2007 after a successful UK headlining tour and signing with British Candlelight Records. "Snakes Way" is an endless road dealing with the choices in our existence and the temptation within the mind of every soul on this third planet of ours, and unfortunately so many people are stuck. Gladly OG didn't get stuck with the album and the "Snakes Way" conducted the band to do tours abroad with Dark Tranquillity, Caliban and Entombed, spiced with a large amount of Finnish headlining gigs and the #31 position in the Finnish national album chart! "THE REDSHIFT" 2008 The 4th album "The Redshift" & year 2008 introduced the camp OG in its very strongest form seen yet. The album were recorded in the spring days of 2008 once again by their court engineer Teemu Aalto and it was mixed/mastered at Unisound Studio in Sweden by the legendary metal-mastermind Dan Swanö himself, who even commented the album with his nice words: "You won't find a better album in years!" The album was full of contrasts; melodic but yet brutal, lots of changing atmospheres, moods from sorrow to joy and from hope to despair, very catchy but still stand outs after lots of listens and the sands of time. The album themes are about that certainty, when you reach a point in your existence that makes you transform into something new and improved, It is about going faster and yet more calmly than ever before, It is a salute to knowing oneself and the space that is around! The redshift riders were sent to playing all over the Europe about 100 shows in support of the album, doing festivals and tours in Europe alongside Nile, Grave, Swallow The Sun, Insomnium & Dark Tranquillity, and even gained a #24 position in the Finnish album chart. Change for the better! "NEW WORLD SHADOWS" 2011 During anno 2010 OG signed to Lifeforce Records and started to record their new masterpiece with a fresh and refined sound. After dedicated and time consuming pre-production the "New World Shadows" album was an epic and massive attack of ever flowing stream of Finnish melodic death metal! The album was released in February 2011 and peaked on Finnish official album chart on position 5. and reached the position 1.(!) on Finnish Rumba indie shop chart. "New World Shadows" were again recorded by Teemu Aalto & mixed by Dan Swanö, who also provided some amazing clean vocals for the album. Band did two European tours after the release during 2011, first with Rotting Christ and second with Dark Tranquillity, Eluveitie, Mercenary etc. and two extended Finnish tour and big amount of festivals. The "NWS" album is pure northern death metal without limitations - really melodic and intelligent but still aggressive and heavy as a really heavy thing, aside quoting feels from prog rock to even AOR - this is adult oriented death metal in it's most epic & purest form! The next step of OG's saga is coming out early in 2013, so the story continues soooon!
All Ages | 7pm
$17.00 ($20.00 day of)

SEPTEMBER

14
Monday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Bowling For Soup
All Ages | 7pm
$17.00 ($20.00 day of)

DECEMBER

5
Saturday
Mike Thrasher Presents
Prong
All Ages | 6pm
$13.00 ($15.00 day of)

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