The Old Church is proud to introduce a new series that celebrates intentional healing through sound, ritual, poetry and creative visuals. Each concert in the series is carefully booked to coincide with either the Full or New Moon. The series is a collaboration between musicians / sound healers and other thoughtful artists with the intention of weaving together a magical and memorable experience within the sacred timber of TOC. It is a time to slow down, to soak in the lush sounds, and to open our hearts to the answers that lie within. We love you!

SHOOK TWINS W/ AC SAPPHIRE

Sunday, October 13 @ 8:00pm

Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final  

Tickets $25 @ Eventbrite.com

Celebrating the full moon on Sunday, October 13th! TOC welcomes a night of intention setting, sound healing, and community with Visuals by Jon Timm and complimentary readings by Roxy Jones Tarot in Kinsman Hall prior to event. (Tips are encouraged.)

“The Shook Twins tell it like it is while also making us want to dance.” – Glide Magazine

“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman, New York Times – Best-Selling Author   

An Indie folk-pop band hailing from Portland, Oregon, identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, and Niko Daoussis form the band’s core. Central to Shook Twins’ sound is their wide range of instrumentation: banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo-head drumming and their signature Golden Egg.  Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation, coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

AC Sapphire is currently living in the beautiful small village of Joshua Tree, CA. The death place of Graham Parsons and birth place of many artistic visions.  Annachristie has been writing and recording her newest EP “Sibling Rivalry” while soaking up the mountain views. She has shared the stage with artists such as Amos Lee, First Aid-Kit, Langhorn Slim, and Hoots and Hellmouth. She has made appearances on Mountain Stage, NBC Ten Show, Good Morning New York, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Bliss Fest. She is as hard working as a donkey and as magical as a unicorn.

 

DOLPHIN MIDWIVES, GAMELAN WAHYU, SNAKES, & MULVA MYASIS

Sunday, October 27 @ 8:00pm

Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm | All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final  

Tickets $12 @ Eventbrite.com

Celebrating the New Moon (officially at 3:38AM on October 28)! TOC welcomes a night of intention setting, sound healing, and community with Visuals by Jon Timm and complimentary readings by Roxy Jones Tarot in Kinsman Hall prior to event. (Tips are encouraged.)

Sage Elaine Fisher is an American composer, performer and sound artist based in Portland, OR. She is best known for her performance project, Dolphin Midwives, which abstracts harp, voice and percussion using electronics, extended techniques and ritual processes. She explores themes of empathy, sustainability, vulnerability, transformation and technology through social experiment, meditation, psychoacoustics and ritual. Dolphin Midwives has brought experimental harp to contemporary art centers and venues on the west coast. In June 2019 she placed in Portland’s Best New Band list in the Willamette Week.

Gamelan Wahyu Dari Langit (Gamelan Wahyu for short) is Portland’s first and only Balinese Gamelan. The fast-paced, percussive style of Belaganjur (aka marching Gamelan) is rhythmically layered, metallically hypnotic, raucously defining a sonic ritual space.  The name means “Revelation from the Sky”, named after a dear visitor that left this plane of existence far too early. The instruments that comprise Gamelan Wahyu were brought from Bali to Portland in 2015 by the group’s founders, Erica Fuenmayor and Vera Brink. Since then, the main focus has been on building a strong core group of members with which to develop a basic foundation for technical growth and stylistic evolution.

Snakes is a two piece grindcore / powerviolence act who aims to heal the world’s soul through sonic violence. They will be playing their unreleased album “Amphibious//Omnivorous” in it’s entirety, as well as debuting their protest anthem “Fuck I.C.E.”

Mulva Myasis, also known as Noa Ver or half of the band Sea Moss, designs and builds analog feedback oscillators. The synthesizers are housed in found containers and produce a variety of sounds reminiscent of everything from chirping crickets to revving engines to ethereal drones. Mulva acts as conductor and orchestrator, encouraging her oscillators to converse with each other and sing together.

TOMMY GRAVEN / JAN MICHAEL LOOKING WOLF

Friday, January 10 @ 8:00pm

TOC is honored to celebrate the Full Wolf Moon with music from honored Native American locals Tommy Graven and Jan Michael Looking Wolf.

All Ages | Bar w/ID | All sales are final. | Doors at 7pm | $15 adv / $18 dos | BUY TICKETS!

Portland Oregon’s own up and coming Native American Flutist and Guitarist Tommy Graven brings his live band for an intimate and very special performance playing music off his traditional album “The Coyote & the Heart if the Monster” and music from his upcoming debut album. Guitarist Peter Rodocker, Bassist Bobby Gossett and percussionist Rob Cline along with Tommy Graven on Native American Flute and Guitar make up the Tommy Graven band and are sure to leave you breathless.

A performance by One World Music Radio Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf with music from his new release Rising Moon. Jan Michael is one of the most prominent Native American Flutist of our era with 23 commercial recordings, 70 national awards, and top ten placement in the world new age charts. With Global Music Award winner Robin Gentlewolf joining him on stage, the concert includes beautiful duets, vocal ballads and a message of unity, peace, and connection. www.lookingwolf.com

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