The 3rd annual Night of the Living Ales is the ultimate Halloween extravaganza designed around everything that makes Portland and Halloween great - craft beers, burlesque, costume contests, go-go dancers and the album release for local hometown favorite Boy Eats Drum Machine with additional musical stylings by Oh, Darling.
Taking place Friday October 26th under a large tent on 7th and E. Burnside outside of Burnside Brewing Co. NOTLA celebrates everything crafty and fun about Halloween from special cocktails at the full bar to elaborate fun decor by Bloke designs, killer music from Boy Eats Drum Machine and unique hand-crafted beers you wont find anywhere else from the likes of Burnside Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Upright Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Bushwhacker Cidery, Lompoc Brewing and more.
Guests can expect the best entertainment for their $10 imaginable:
Live music from the likes of Boy Eats Drum Machine who releases his latest - The Battle, at NOTLA.
Sexy performances from the Sinferno Go-Go Dancers Gwen, Luka, Melody and Tyger.
3 different costume contests each with a different theme and more chances to win great prizes.
Crazy unique craft beers like:
- Almond Joy from Burnside Brewing, a London-style Porter brewed with dark Belgian Chocolate, toasted almonds and toasted coconut.
- Vanilla Jack from Oakshire Brewing, a one-off vanilla bean version of Oakshire's Chocolate Pumpkin Porter.
- Upright/Bushwhacker one-off blend of un-aged Fantasia ale from Upright blended with a Perry cider from Bushwhacker Cidery.
- Rosemary Stout, a special version of Lompoc Brewing's Stout aged with Rosemary just for NOTLA.
- Oak-aged Renewale from Ninkasi Brewing, a special rare barrel-aged version of the Eugene, OR breweries Porter.
Boy Eats Drum Machine, "The Battle":
Boy Eats Drum Machine's newest electronic pop/rock masterpiece, expertly blends the funkiest of beats with epically cinematic turntablism, traditionally twangy guitars with lush analog synth textures, and dark tenor saxophone (in the vein of Morphine) with impeccably impassioned vocals in a unique everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink work of genius. “The Battle” features a dozen songs of original storytelling largely focusing on the human response to mental, physical and emotional adversity.
Boy Eats Drum Machine is the ongoing work of Portland, Oregon writer, singer, and multi-instrumental wizard Jon Ragel. “The Battle” is his latest full length and his sixth LP since 2005 when he made his debut with a hand made, break heavy basement scrapper called “Pleasure” (2005 - self released). Since then, BEDM recorded an eclectic sound scape set to a story largely owing to Orwell’s paranoid classic 1984 called “Two Ghosts” (2007 - self released), and “Booomboxxx” (2008 - Tender Loving Empire), a strutting, swinging, sampledelic, saxophone heavy genre defier. In 2010, BEDM twice broke new ground with the excellent “Hoop & Wire” (Tender Loving Empire), an insanely catchy eleven track road trip; and “20 Beats,” Ragel's all-instrumental, sample-heavy odyssey of turntablism featuring funky breaks, showing off some of Portland's best drummers by mining from “Bridgetown Breaks.”
Original, confident and focused, “The Battle” is a breakthrough soundtrack for these complex times, and easily BEDM's finest work to date.
-Stream "Election Drinking Song":
L.A.-based quartet Oh Darling’s buoyant new-wave pop has the power to turn the most forbidding club crowd into a sea of grinning fan-geeks. But their reach extends well beyond area venues – several Oh Darling tunes have graced top-rated TV series, film and commercials. Their latest album, Brave the Sound, has already won over a bevy of new admirers.
Recorded in the band’s home studio in L.A.’s Echo Park neighborhood, produced by guitarist Daven Hall and co-produced/mixed by Nathanael Boone (Power), the new album – Oh Darling’s third – includes such tunes as the infatuation singalong “Prettiest Thing”, the insistent romantic march “I Know (You Feel It),” and the exuberant “Gonna Be Yours.” The foursome recently shot a video for the latter song, which was featured on the tastemaker blog Buzzbands.la. Even listeners unfamiliar with Portland native Oh Darling’s name may well recognize songs like the spiky, infectious “I Like You, Baby,” the edgy, compact rocker “Never Go Too Far,” the tender “Love”, the whimsical “Happiness” and the winsome “Colorful Day,” which have been featured on such TV series as the CW’s One Tree Hill, Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva, ABC’s Ugly Betty, Fox’s “Bones” and USA’s Royal Pains, as well as commercials for Volkswagen, network promos for Grey’s Anatomy and Gossip Girl. Most of these appeared on the band’s eponymous 2009 self titled sophomore album, which follows their critically adored 2008 debut, Nice Nice, both produced by Gregg Williams (Blitzen Traper, Dandy Warhols).
Night of the Living Ales takes place under an outdoor tent at 7th & E. Burnside in front of Burnside Brewing Co. and is brought to you by Yelp and Maletis Beverage.Tickets available at the door.