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Keep Portland Weird

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From 24 to 29 April 2012
Portland, cradle of American underground music, comes to Paris, Metz and Nantes in a ten-day takeover combining indie revolt and environmental activism

Price: €50 / €40 members
 

From the 19th to the 29th April 2012, at La Gaîté Lyrique and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Centre Pompidou-Metz and Le Lieu Unique in Nantes

 

Portland at La Gaîté Lyrique

Following Istanbul in September 2011 and Berlin in April 2011, Portland is coming to La Gaité Lyrique, from the 24th to the 29th April 2012. Artistic profusion, musical diversity, environmental activism, a non-conformist state of mind, Portland isn't like other cities...

La Gaîté Lyrique welcomes the spirit of Portland for 5 evenings of concerts: carte blanche goes to Portland musicians Stephen Malkmus and Tara Jane O'Neil, Slimkid3 (formerly of The Pharcyde) stars in a "Portland Groove" hip-hop night, we accept an invitation from Portland music festival MusicfestNW and to finish up there'll be the Glass Candy club special programmed by the PICA - Portland Institute of Contemporary Art.

Also note, Experimental ½ hour, the Channel 22 cable TV collaborative programme showcasing the Portland avant garde will be broadcast in Paris for the first time throughout the Keep Portland Weird week.

KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD at La Gaîté Lyrique also consists of graphics from Crash America, one of the city's prominent music graphics artists.

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Rendezvous
Talk from Jon Raymond + Projection Old Joy
Tuesday 24 April 2012
Jon Raymond presents his latest short story, due to appear in France this spring, followed by a screening of the film 'Old Joy' adapted from one of his short stories. Read more
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Music
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks + Michael Hurley & friends...
Carte Blanche to Stephen Malkmus
Tuesday 24 April 2012
Come and discover Portland for the first evening of gigs in the company of two of the city's musical legends. Read more
Event finished
Music
Slimkid3 + Lifesavas
Portland Groove
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Portland can't really be said to be a breeding ground for hip-hop, though there are a few noteworthy exceptions! Some Portland groove for you? Read more
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Music
Tara Jane O'neil + Tom Greenwood & friends...
Carte Blanche to Tara Jane O'Neil
Thursday 26 April 2012
Tara Jane O’Neil, our curator for the evening, is a prominent figure on Portland's underground folk scene. Read more
Event finished
Music
The Thermals + Nurses & friends...
Carte Blanche to MusicFestNW
Friday 27 April 2012
A selection from renowned Portland music festival MusicfestNW. Read more
Event finished
Rendezvous
How did Portland get to be so creative?
A discussion
Saturday 28 April 2012
Music, advertising, sports shoes, veggie burgers, graphic art... The inhabitants of Portland are a creative lot. Come and get the perspectives of our three guests to kick off the afternoon. Read more
Event finished
Screening
The Oregon Department of kick ass
some films by Vanessa Renwick
Saturday 28 April 2012
Vanessa Renwick, artist, founder of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass, has curated a powderkeg of her own films for this evening. (1/2) Read more
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Music
Yacht, Miracles Club, Brainstorm & friends...
Carte Blanche to PICA
Saturday 28 April 2012
The last night before Portland takes its pop, rock and electronica back to Oregon, curated by the Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts. Read more
Event finished
Screening
Northwest passage: The Birth of Portland's DIY Culture
by Mike Lastra
Sunday 29 April 2012
Vanessa Renwick, founder of the Oregon Departement of Kick Ass, provides this selection of shorts and feature films by contemporary Portland artists. (2/2) Read more
Event finished
Rendezvous
Experimental 1/2 hour
Carte Blanche to PICA
From 24 to 29 Apr 2012
Experimental Half-Hour is a bi-weekly show on Portland cable channel, Channel 22. Live sets and audio-visual creation from the Portland avant garde in a singular example of televised Oregon culture. Viewings on the second floor during Keep Portland Weird. Read more
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