Rockin' For Tony DeMicoli Feat. QUARTERFLASH, NU SHOOZ, JON KOONCE & THE LOST CAUSE, 21 & Over
July 16, 2017
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DAY OF: $20.00
TICKET SALE DATES
DAY OF Public Onsale: July 16, 2017 12:00 AM to July 16, 2017 7:00 PM
ADULT Public Onsale: May 23, 2017 2:08 PM to July 15, 2017 11:59 PM
21 & over event. All sales final, no refunds or exchanges.
LEGENDARY 80’s PORTLAND ROCK BANDS REUNITE FOR A FRIEND, TONY DEMICOLI
Featuring; QUARTERFLASH, NU SHOOZ and JON KOONCE & THE LOST CAUSE
Portland, Oregon in the early 1980’s was a golden age for home grown live music. Fans filled clubs to listen to local bands that could/would soon be signing major label record deals and touring nationally and internationally.
Tony DeMicoli was one of the most respected club owners and promoters from that era. Starting with the essential punk and art rock venue The Long Goodbye, moving on to the legendary Luis’ LaBamba Club and then finally Club Key Largo, which he owned and managed for over a decade. Tony provided a stage for hundreds, if not thousands, of artists over his club ownership and promotion career.
Now three of the biggest draws of the 80s decade; Nu Shooz, Quarterflash and Jon Koonce of Johnny and the Distractions, are getting together for one amazing night to relive those glory days in tribute to Tony DeMicoli, recognizing the impact that he had promoting live music in Portland.
The historic Crystal Ballroom will be the venue for this reunion and tribute on Sunday, July 16th with doors at 6:00pm and the 21 and over shindig starting at 7:00pm.
Nu Shooz, led by John Smith and Valerie Day, were regulars at Luis’ LaBamba Club and Key Largo. The self-released remix single, “I Can’t Wait,” caught the attention of European DJ’s getting them a deal with Atlantic Records. The debut Atlantic album “Poolside” went platinum with the single “I Can’t Wait.” Inductees of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, John and Valerie have reunited Nu Shooz due to demand from fans from across the country and beyond.
Quarterflash, originally was named Seafood Mama, and are led by Marv and Rindy Ross. The release party for their debut album on Geffen Records was held at Luis’ LaBamba Club and featured the single “Harden My Heart” with the album eventually going Platuinum. Quarterflash has been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Marv and Rindy continue to work on several music projects while also finding time for a Quarterflash reunion.
Jon Koonce was the leader of the legendary “Johnny and the Distractions.” Their self-released first album was a massive northwest hit which brought them to the attention of A and M Records who signed them to an album deal that included the release of the album, “Let it Rock.” Johnny and the Distractions toured the country in support of the A and M debut opening for the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The J Geils Band, and Asia. Jon continues to be active in the scene with his most recent release, “The Lost Cause.”