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Secret Society Lounge, Portland 97212


116 NE Russell St Eliot
Portland, Oregon 97212
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Today's Shows

Wed, May 22, 2019 (7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT )
Wednesday Night Zydeco, Swamp Thang! with Dance lesson by Cascade Zydeco
Wednesday Night Zydeco feat. Swamp Thang!

Wednesday Night Zydeco Cascade Zydeco hosts Wednesday Night Zydeco featuring live music every 2nd & 4th Wednesday and a DJ'd dance 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Every event starts with a zydeco dance lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by dancing to Zydeco, Cajun, blues, swing, and waltz. Great for beginners and experienced dancers. It's a zydeco tradition to change partners often and dance with everyone, so there’s no need to come with a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi! What is Cascade Zydeco? Cascade Zydeco is 501(c)3 Oregon non-profit association with members from all over the USA. CZ fulfills its mission of building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other music & dance from Louisiana by sponsoring dances, hosting live Zydeco and Cajun bands, organizing dance workshops and special events, and by supporting the Waterfront Blues Festival. In 1999 Cascade Zydeco established a membership association, directed by an executive committee and board of directors. Members receive discounts, stay up-to-date with an email newsletter, and enjoy an information-packed web site. Cascade Zydeco exists and thrives entirely because of the time and energy of numerous volunteers, ensuring that Zydeco music and dance continue to flourish in the Pacific Northwest. What is Zydeco? Zydeco is a blues sub genre and the dance music of the French speaking southwest Louisiana Creoles. Zydeco instrumentation centers around the button or piano accordion and a frottoir -- a rub board or washboard worn like a vest. The frottoir is played with spoons or forks and is used to provide rhythm and a distinctive sound. Zydeco music was originally created at house dances, where families and friends gathered for socializing. It was often just called French music or “le musique Creole” known as “la-la.” The music integrated waltz, shuffles, two-steps, blues, rock and roll, and other dance music forms. Today, zydeco music integrates traditional styles with genres such as R&B, soul, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock, Afro-Caribbean and other styles.

$12 members ● $15 general public

Upcoming Shows

Thu, May 23, 2019 (6:00pm - 11:00pm PDT )
12th Avenue Hot Club, The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, Melissa Roane, The Portland Lindy Society
Thursday Swing! Featuring The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, 12th Avenue Hot Club

Vintage acoustic swing from Portland Oregon in the gypsy jazz style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli.

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door
Fri, May 24, 2019 (6:00pm - 7:45pm PDT )
Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys
Pete Krebs and his Portland Playboys

Rapidly becoming a Portland institution, the Portland Playboys' twice monthly Friday happy hour (2nd and 4th Fridays, 6-8pm, all ages) has been getting rave reviews and putting smiles on the faces of young and old for several years now. A high-octane mixture of classic Western Swing and Honky-tonk, the band's hour and a half long sets are legendary for their top-notch musicianship, acrobatic solos and deep, heartfelt vocals ranging from cry-in-your beer weepers to uptempo rave-ups. Drawing from the classic repertoire of 30's-60's Country Western and Swing, the Portland Playboys feature some of the best instrumentalists 'Our Fair City' has to offer; Ian Miller on lead guitar, Rusty Blake on steel, 'King' Keith Brush on slap bass, James Mason on fiddle, and Portland legend Pete Krebs on vocals and rhythm guitar. If you're craving some old school Western Swing for your drinking, dining and dancing pleasure, you can't go wrong with the Portland Playboys.

$6 advance ● $6 cash at the door
Fri, May 24, 2019 (9:00pm - 11:45pm PDT )
Barrio Manouche, Seffarine
Barrio Manouche, Seffarine

Barrio Manouche is an addictive wild ride of Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Rock, Big Band with flamenco dance and their sound is massive! The San Francisco-based acoustic ensemble performs a repertoire of original compositions with an emotionally charged sound that is difficult to classify yet instantly recognizable. The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California and is deeply influenced by a wide range of musical traditions. Barrio Manouche has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and its passion for musical improvisations. With latest collaborations including French Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara, African sacred dance Brazilian dancer Emaye Ama Mizani, as well as Colombian singer Iván Rondón, Barrio Manouche plays what is perhaps the truest definition of World Music. Barrio Manouche is taking their audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast like no other.

$12 advance ● $15 cash at the door
Sat, May 25, 2019 (6:00pm - 7:45pm PDT )
The Newport Nightingales
The Newport Nightingales

This three part harmony group creates an authentic sound that transports audiences back to the golden era of swing. Covering popular standards of the 20s-40s including many Andrews Sisters and Boswell Sisters favorites, The Newport Nightingales aim to keep you on the dance floor smilin' and swingin' til you sweat... and this group always hits their mark! Vocals: Carly Westling, Heather Zavala, Farrell Roth Guitar: Tracy Kim Piano: Isacc Szymanczky Bass: Bernardo Gomez Washboard: Josh McLaughlin

$6 advance ● $6 cash at the door
Sat, May 25, 2019 (9:00pm - 12:00am PDT Sunday)
The Cat's Meow, Pink Lady & The Tramps with The Portland Rhythm Shakers, Isaiah Esquire, Johnny Nuriel, Stilletta Maraschino, The Infamous Nina Nightshade, Angelique DeVil, Lola Coquette
The Cat's Meow! & Pink Lady's Birthday Extravaganza!

Step back in time and into a Speakeasy where you can drink, dance and enjoy live variety entertainment & classic burlesque all to the live music of Pink Lady & John Bennett Jazz Band

$18 - $30
Sun, May 26, 2019 (4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT )
The Not-So-Secret Family Show!, Mo Phillips
The Not-So-Secret Family Show! feat. Mo Phillips

Introducing The Not-So Secret Family Show every Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6PM at the Secret Society! Featuring a rotating lineup of Portland's finest family performers for the kids & showcasing Portland's best singer/songwriters for the grown-ups! Full bar& menu available! $8 per walking human, all ages welcome.

$8 advance ● $8 cash at the door
Mon, May 27, 2019 (5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT )
Closed For the Holiday
CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY
Wed, May 29, 2019 (7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT )
Wednesday Night Zydeco, The New Iberians with Dance lesson by Cascade Zydeco
Wednesday Night Zydeco feat. The New Iberians

Wednesday Night Zydeco Cascade Zydeco hosts Wednesday Night Zydeco featuring live music every 2nd & 4th Wednesday and a DJ'd dance 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Every event starts with a zydeco dance lesson (or sometimes blues or waltz), followed by dancing to Zydeco, Cajun, blues, swing, and waltz. Great for beginners and experienced dancers. It's a zydeco tradition to change partners often and dance with everyone, so there’s no need to come with a partner. Drop in once, become a regular! Et toi! What is Cascade Zydeco? Cascade Zydeco is 501(c)3 Oregon non-profit association with members from all over the USA. CZ fulfills its mission of building and sustaining Zydeco, Cajun, and other music & dance from Louisiana by sponsoring dances, hosting live Zydeco and Cajun bands, organizing dance workshops and special events, and by supporting the Waterfront Blues Festival. In 1999 Cascade Zydeco established a membership association, directed by an executive committee and board of directors. Members receive discounts, stay up-to-date with an email newsletter, and enjoy an information-packed web site. Cascade Zydeco exists and thrives entirely because of the time and energy of numerous volunteers, ensuring that Zydeco music and dance continue to flourish in the Pacific Northwest. What is Zydeco? Zydeco is a blues sub genre and the dance music of the French speaking southwest Louisiana Creoles. Zydeco instrumentation centers around the button or piano accordion and a frottoir -- a rub board or washboard worn like a vest. The frottoir is played with spoons or forks and is used to provide rhythm and a distinctive sound. Zydeco music was originally created at house dances, where families and friends gathered for socializing. It was often just called French music or “le musique Creole” known as “la-la.” The music integrated waltz, shuffles, two-steps, blues, rock and roll, and other dance music forms. Today, zydeco music integrates traditional styles with genres such as R&B, soul, reggae, hip hop, ska, rock, Afro-Caribbean and other styles.

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door
Thu, May 30, 2019 (6:00pm - 11:00pm PDT )
James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks, The Hot Club Time Machine, Melissa Roane, The Portland Lindy Society with Brenda Russell, Rose City Sweets, Silver Slipper Sisters
Thursday Swing! Featuring James Mason & The Gypsy Hicks, The Hot Club Time Machine

James Mason - Violin James has played and recorded Bluegrass, Country, Swing and Jazz. In 2014 James won the National Swing Fiddle Championship in Weiser Idaho and The Bob Wills Fiddle Championship in Greenville Texas. James regularly performs in Portland with Pete Krebs and The Portland Playboys, The Djangophiles, Rebecca Kilgore and various others. Pete Krebs - guitar and vocals Two-time Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductee, Pete Krebs has been a fixture on the Portland music scene since 1987. His musical pursuits have spanned several decades and genres, including punk rock, Western swing, old-time, jazz and folk. His bands have included Thrillhammer, Hazel, Golden Delicious, Pete Krebs and The Gossamer Wings, The Stolen Sweets and Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys. He's shared the stage with a broad range of world-class musicians including Nirvana, Elliott Smith, Peter Rowan and The Hot Club of Cowtown. He's performed at venues and festivals large and small, legendary and infamous, including CBGBs, Preservation Hall, Pickathon and Lollapalooza. He's received mostly good press from the likes of Rolling Stone, Spin, Magnet and No Depression. Pete Lampe - bass Holding down the rhythm on upright bass, and giving you those tempos you love to swing to, is Pete Lampe (Midnight Serenaders, The Libertine Belles, The Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies, Becky Kilgore and the Cowhands, The Barn Door Slammers, Djangophiles)... and you'd better believe there's a damn good reason all those great swing bands rely on Pete! Pete literally knows the bass inside and out, and is one of the most respected bass luthiers on the west coast, operating Pete's Upright Bass Shop in Portland, Oregon. Tracy Kim - guitar Tracy is a member of The 12th Avenue Hot Club, and The Kung Pao Chickens, and has been involved in many other bands and endeavors over the years including teaching, composing, and producing music, as well as projects in film and commercial scoring. Not only is Tracy well versed in many styles, he is a strong rhythm player, and a very inventive and colorful soloist. He is a co-founder of the Happy Valley School of Music.

$10 advance ● $10 cash at the door
Fri, May 31, 2019 (6:00pm - 7:45pm PDT )
Kris Deelane and the Hurt
Kris Deelane and the Hurt

Kris Deelane is making a loud noise in the Portland Rock scene. With her nine piece soul band The Hurt, Kris is amping up her performances in and around Portland and the Pacific Northwest. A true road warrior with years of solid touring experience, Kris is keeping it local and in the moment with shows all over town. From The Alberta Rose Theatre to The Doug Fir, McMenamin’s Edgefield to Al’s Den at the Crystal and a standing residency at Laurelthirst Public House, she and the band are everywhere. Summer 2015, Kris Deelane and The Hurt performed at Oregon Country Fair, What The Festival, and Dixie Festival, and also opened for 3 Dog Night, and Martha Davis and the Motels. Kris has performed with or shared stages with national artists such as Brian Wilson, Joan Jett, John Doe (X , The Knitters), Jill Sobule and Peter Yarrow. Her regional credits include Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer), Sally Ford (Sally Ford and The Sound Outside) and Michael Dean Damron (I Can Lick Any SOB In The House). As a key figure in Portland’s Next Waltz (a tribute to The Band’s final show at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1976, and filmed by Martin Scorsese) she has graced local stages with the likes of Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Jenny Conlee‐Drizos (Decemberists/Black Prairie), David Jacob‐Strain, Ural Thomas (Ural Thomas and The Pain), Joe McMurrian, Christopher Worth (Worth/NIAYH) and Holcomb Waller to name but a few. The Hurt is ten players strong and features a number of Portland music luminaries including Ned Failing (Mexican Gun Fight/Floydian Slips) on drums, Steve Kerin on keys (Too Loose Cajun Band, Atomic Gumbo, Rose City Kings and winner of the Cascade Blues Association’s “Keyboardist of the Year”), Greg Hyatt on bass (Five Easy Pieces, Zoo People, Berthaline, and Lapdog, featuring members of Toad The Wet Sprocket), Heidi Shuler (Merl Saunders) on percussion and Alan Toribio (Mexican Gunfight) on guitar. With her backing singers, The Lady Parts, and horn section, Kris is dipping into deep cuts and old school favorites from the soul sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. Think Motown to Memphis, Stax to Atlantic records, Aretha to Etta. It’s all here!

$6 advance ● $6 cash at the door
Sat, June 1, 2019 (6:00pm - 7:45pm PDT )
The Libertine Belles
The Libertine Belles

The Libertine Belles are a female vocal swing trio based in Portland Oregon. Their set includes vintage jazz music and original songs that conjure up Tin Pan Alley! Their specialty is three part vocal harmonies, plus 6-string tenor ukulele, upright bass, washboard and cornet. Sweet arrangements, haunting harmonies, sizzling humor, and a touch of naughty… these gals are much more than just easy on the eyes! Dee Settlemier (The Midnight Serenaders) on Ukulele, Teresa Boyd (the Saloon Ensemble, the Ukuladies) on Washboard, and Carrie Baldwin-Sayre (the Jenny Finn Orchestra) comprise the core of the Belles, and they are proudly backed by Pete Lampe (The Midnight Serenaders, Hot Lovin' Jazz Babies) on upright bass, and Jason Wells (the Saloon Ensemble, Trashcan Joe) on cornet.

$6 advance ● $6 cash at the door