etix

Ballroom


Dec
9 Fri
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith w/ Rachika Nayar

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $22.50

TICKET SALE DATES
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: December 9, 2022 12:00 AM to December 9, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club and Live Nation Present

KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
RACHIKA NAYAR

Live in the Ballroom
Friday December 9, 2022 - Doors @ 8pm
$20 adv // $22.50 dos
18+
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Since the release of her 2017 LP The Kid, American composer, artist, and producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has focused her energy in several directions. She founded Touchtheplants, a multidisciplinary creative environment for projects including her modular synth work Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga and the first volumes in her instrumental Electronic Series (Abstractions, 2018) and pocket-sized poetry books on the practice of listening within. She’s continued to explore the endless possibilities of electronic instruments as well as the shapes, movements, and expressions found in the physical body’s relationship to sound and color. In advance of new music, Smith begins 2020 with the announcement of her signing to Ghostly International and a tour supporting Caribou through the US and Europe


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s formative years were spent communing with nature on Orcas Island in the northwest region of Washington state, a place she describes as “one of the most magical and peaceful places I have ever been.” Though she wouldn’t begin experimenting with modular synthesis for years, her creative work is infused with and inspired by the vitality and serenity of Orcas.


Smith left to attend Berklee College of Music, where she studied composition and sound engineering, initially focusing on her voice before switching to classical guitar and piano. She employed the skills she refined in college in her indie-folk band Ever Isles, but a fateful encounter with a neighbor who lent her a Buchla 100 synthesizer had a profound effect on her. She explains “I got so distracted and enamored with the process of making sounds with it that I abandoned the next Ever Isles album.” Starting with rhythmic patterns and melodic pulses, she began sculpting lush and exciting worlds of sound.


What began as a curious excursion soon became a fully forged path. 2015 saw the release of Smith’s full-length, Euclid, a playful and wide-eyed album that spurred from her experiments in writing music for geometric shapes while at the San Francisco Conservatory. A clear step forward from the nebulousness of her previous output, Euclid drew acclaim from all reaches of the experimental music world and cleared a path for Smith’s successive longform work under her birth name. Little more than a year later Smith returned with her wonderstruck psychedelic breakthrough EARS to universal praise in the spring of 2016.


Pitchfork called EARS “rich and rewarding” remarking aptly that Smith “focuses on a narrow band of feeling – wonder, curiosity, disorientation, bliss – and constructs a gleaming sonic world to house them.” The site included both EARS, and Smith’s collaboration with longtime influence Suzanne Ciani, Sunergy, as two of the top twenty experimental albums of the year, while other outlets including NPR, SPIN, and Rolling Stone sung similar best-of-the-year praises. In addition to her collaboration with Ciani that year Smith teamed with Mark Pritchard for Absolut’s remix series, toured with fellow sonic-adventurists Animal Collective, and soundtracked Google’s incredible virtual tour series The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks.


Dec
10 Sat
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CANCELED - Militarie Gun w/ Anxious, Pile of Love, M.U.T.T.

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $24.00
GA ADVANCE: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 3, 2022 10:00 AM to December 10, 2022 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: December 10, 2022 12:00 AM to December 10, 2022 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

MILITARIE GUN
ANXIOUS
PILE OF LOVE
M.U.T.T.

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday December 10, 2022 - Doors @ 7pm
$20 adv // $24 dos
18+
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Militarie Gun can’t be stopped. In just two short years since their inception, the Los Angeles-based group have been turning heads with a menacing-yet-melodic sound that’s impossible to ignore and a creative drive that borders on obsession. Now Militarie Gun are teaming with Loma Vista Recordings to release All Roads Lead To The Gun (Deluxe): a collection that combines their dual 2021 EPs, All Roads Lead To The Gun and All Roads Lead To The Gun II, along with four new songs, capturing the essential first chapter of one of the most unique and prolific new bands.


Formed in 2020, Militarie Gun is defined by the musical restlessness of vocalist/mastermind Ian Shelton. “I’ve always been the kind of person who’s very compelled to do things,” he explains. “Everything suddenly becomes urgent, and that’s how I feel about songwriting—it’s just something I have to do when the inspiration comes.” The band–whose lineup has expanded to include guitarists Nick Cogan and William Acuña, drummer Vince Nguyen, and bassist Max Epstein–draw on a wide range of influences to make something that sounds combative yet accessible, and undeniably their own. There’s the unhinged guitarwork of Born Against, the propulsive cadences of hip hop, the up-front bass of Fugazi–and most importantly, the hooks. Militarie Gun’s songs are instantly memorable, employing a melodic sensibility that’s just as informed by the work of Robert Pollard and Paul McCartney as it is by Black Flag.


All Roads Lead To The Gun (Deluxe) provides the perfect jumping-on point for those not yet initiated into the band’s world, but in Shelton’s hyper-productive fashion, it also offers quite a bit of new material. The four additional tracks further expand Militarie Gun’s sonic toolbox while also hinting at the limitless potential in their singular songwriting. The first of the new songs, “Let Me Be Normal,” is a blast of sheer kinetic energy. “Can’t Get None” and “I Can’t Stand Busy People” highlight the band’s ability to organically utilize completely disparate sounds; the former all pummeling rhythms and uncorked frustration, the latter an acoustic-led, multi-movement opus that barely cracks two minutes. “Pull It Out” combines all of the band’s different modes into one anthemic song with primal lyrics that perfectly capture the lightning in a bottle nature of Shelton’s songwriting approach. “I’m not a perfectionist,” he explains. “I tend to like first drafts, it just fits my personality. Everyone is imperfect, so if a song is too, that just reflects life more.”


All Roads Lead To The Gun (Deluxe) marks the culimation of the group’s first two years but the 12 songs make it clear that Militarie Gun’s caustic-yet-catchy sound can’t be easily contained within just hardcore or pop songwriting. This is an ever-evolving band can go in any direction they might want–and Militarie Gun are just getting started.


 Public Onsale:
12:00 AM
Dec 10, 2022
Dec
14 Wed
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STUD COUNTRY

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA ADVANCE: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: December 7, 2022 2:04 PM to December 14, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

STUD COUNTRY

Live in the Ballroom
Wednesday December 14 2022 - 8pm
$20
21+
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Dec
16 Fri
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Alejandro Aranda (Scarypoolparty) w/ Haiden

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $30.00
GA ADVANCE: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: October 13, 2022 12:00 PM to December 16, 2022 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: December 16, 2022 12:00 AM to December 16, 2022 10:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

ALEJANDRO ARANDA (SCARYPOOLPARTY)
Haiden

Live in the Ballroom
Friday December 16 2022 - Doors @ 7pm
$25 adv // $30 dos
18+
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For much of the past few years, Alejandro Aranda, aka Scarypoolparty, has lived in near-constant motion, barely pausing to catch his breath as he rocketed from playing bars andbackyards to sold-out headline tours and massive festival stages. And while thewidespreadcritical acclaim and tens of millions of streams he’s racked up along the way would seem tosuggest that Aranda thrives on the chaos of the road, these past two years at home have seenimmense buildout. Fresh off his ‘The Acoustic Tour’ in June2021, Scarypoolparty released hisambitious sophomore album, The Act of Forgiveness, in August 2021. The 21-track doublealbum–featuring twelve songs with Emmy Award and Tony Award-winning composer RobMathes’ orchestral arrangements–further proves Scarypoolparty is a true “renaissance artist”(Alternative Press). Last fall, Scarypoolparty joined X Ambassadors as direct support on theirThe Beautiful Liar tour. Scarypoolparty is currently working on new music.
Dec
17 Sat
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OH SNAP! Its a 90s Hip Hop Party!

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $21.00
GA ADVANCE: $16.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 2, 2022 12:00 PM to December 17, 2022 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: December 17, 2022 12:00 AM to December 18, 2022 12:30 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

OH SNAP! Its a 90s Hip Hop Party
feat.
DJ JON B

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday December 17 2022 - Doors @ 9pm
$16 adv // $21 dos
21+
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Dec
30 Fri
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Death Guild x Dazzle x DG Lounge

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA ADVANCE: $6.66
GA DOS BEFORE 10: $8.00
GA DOS AFTER 10: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA DOS BEFORE 10 Public Onsale: November 29, 2022 1:20 PM to December 30, 2022 10:00 PM
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 29, 2022 1:20 PM to December 30, 2022 12:00 AM
GA DOS AFTER 10 Public Onsale: December 30, 2022 9:00 PM to December 31, 2022 12:30 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

DEATH GUILD x DAZZLE x DG LOUNGE
A gateway to mischief and terror

In the Ballroom - DEATH GUILD feat. Joe Radio, Decay, Melting Girl
In the Crystal Cavern - DAZZLE feat. Owen & Xander
In the Social Club - DG LOUNGE feat Sage & Bit

Friday December 30 2022  9pm-2am
$6.66 adv // $8 dos before 10pm // $10 dos after 10pm
18+
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$6.66 - $8.00
Dec
31 Sat
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A RAKA NEW YEARS feat. Los Rakas

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA ADVANCE: $35.00
GA EARLY: $25.00
GA LAST CHANCE: $70.00
BOOTH: $404.00
GA FIRST FEW: $20.00
GA HURRY UP: $45.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE / GA EARLY / GA FIRST FEW / GA HURRY UP Public Onsale: November 11, 2022 12:00 PM to December 31, 2022 9:00 PM
BOOTH Public Onsale: November 11, 2022 12:00 PM to December 31, 2022 9:00 PM
GA LAST CHANCE Public Onsale: November 11, 2022 12:00 PM to December 31, 2022 11:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

A RAKA NEW YEARS
feat.
LOS RAKAS

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday December 31, 2022 - Doors @ 9pm
21+
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Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound. Known for their fresh mix of hip-hop, plena, reggae, and dancehall music; the Grammy-nominated duo represents the cutting edge of Pan-American flows. 


Taking their name from the Panamanian word “Rakataka,” a negative slur used to describe someone from the ghetto, Los Rakas have set out to inspire fellow “Rakas” by empowering them to become successful despite their circumstances. 


In 2012, Los Rakas released their EP, Raka Love, touring nationally and internationally. Their debut album on Universal Music Latino, El Negrito Dun Dun y Ricardo, released in 2014. In 2016, Los Rakas released their self-titled, second album earning them a Grammy nomination for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album”. Their 2019 album Manes De Negocio is best described by Remezcla as a “socially conscious trap soiree”.  Los Rakas has performed with artists like Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, Berner, JBalvin, Kehlani, Zion & LennoxCypress Hill, E40, Ice Cube, Kali Uchis, Shaggy, and Nina Sky to name a few. They have also collaborated with artists such as Blondie, Amara La Negra, Carmack, Kafu Banton, Kat Dahlia, D-Smoke, Goapele, P-Lo and in 2022 their hit single Uno2Tres will be featured in the FIFA 22 soundtrack.


As KQED states, Los Rakas are “positioning themselves as the heirs of pioneering Black Panamanian reggaetoneros such as El General and Renato.” Los Rakas are turning the current Latin hip-hop world on its head.


$20.00 - $404.00
Jan
13 Fri
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HOT IN HERRE: A 2000's Hip Hop Party

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $21.00
GA ADVANCE: $16.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 2, 2022 12:00 PM to January 13, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: January 13, 2023 12:00 AM to January 14, 2023 12:30 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

HOT IN HERRE: A 2000's Hip Hop Party!
feat.
DJ JON B

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday December 17 2022 - Doors @ 9pm
$16 adv // $21 dos
21+
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Jan
20 Fri

BANDA WORLD (21+)

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $21.00
GA ADVANCE: $16.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: December 9, 2022 12:00 PM to January 20, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: January 20, 2023 12:00 AM to January 20, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

BANDA WORLD

Live in the Ballroom
Friday January 20, 2023 @ 10pm
$16 adv // $21 dos
21+
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Jan
21 Sat
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Colores: A Pride Reggaeton Party (21+)

Oakland, CA
United States
Show at 10:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $21.00
GA ADVANCE: $16.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: December 9, 2022 12:00 PM to January 21, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: January 21, 2023 12:00 AM to January 21, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

COLORES
A Pride Reggaeton Party

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday January 21, 2023 @ 10pm
$16 adv // $21 dos
21+
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Jan
25 Wed
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Jadu Heart

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $22.00
GA ADVANCE: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: October 14, 2022 10:00 AM to January 25, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: January 25, 2023 12:00 AM to January 25, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

JADU HEART

Live in the Ballroom
Wednesday January 25, 2022 - Doors @ 7pm
$18 adv // $22 dos
18+
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Jadu Heart are Diva-Sachy Jeffrey and Alex Headford, from London and Huddersfield respectively. Following in the footsteps of cult boy/girl bands before them such as Pixies, My Bloody Valentine and Belle and Sebastian, they have grown outside of the music industry slowly building their own world and crafting their own unique perspective. Having moved from electronic shoegaze to psych-rock to grungy lo-fi across their two EPs and two albums it's hard to guess where they will go next sonically but their army of cult-like followers have learned to trust them. Despite little radio support or hype they sell out shows around the world to an audience of die hard fans & consistently get 100,000 streams a day. Theirs is a world built between two people endlessly collaborating to create meaning, develop philosophies and communicate complex emotions with melody.


Jan
28 Sat
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POSTPONED FROM 11/18/22 - Queens of the Underground Vol 4 feat. Reverie

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA ADVANCE: $15.00
GA EARLY: $10.00
GA LAST CHANCE: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE / GA EARLY Public Onsale: September 19, 2022 3:19 PM to January 28, 2023 12:00 AM
GA LAST CHANCE Public Onsale: September 19, 2022 3:19 PM to January 28, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Due to a medical emergency, Reverie is unable to come up to Oakland and perform so we will be postponing to Saturday January 28, 2023.

 

All previously purchased tickets will remain valid for the new date and anyone unable to make it can reach out to ETix for a refund.

 

Since we didn't want to leave everyone high and dry tomorrow night, we will be hosting a party with Ray Reck and Friends at 9pm. The party will be free for anyone who purchased a ticket for QotU and will be $5 at the door for anyone who did not --> https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8492986/dance-party-open-decks-wray-reck-lil-mc-oakland-ballroom

 

Slide through and bring a date :)

 




Starline Social Club and Queens of the Underground Present

QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND
Feat.
REVERIE
Frisco Baby
Elle E.D.

AJ the One

Hosted by Dime Bag Dizzy
Dance Performance by Sova the Owl & The B-Girl Movement
Live Beat Set by Lil MC
DJ Ray Reck

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday January 28, 2023 - Doors @ 8pm
Early $10 // Advance $15 // Last Chance $20
18+
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Queens of the Underground features an all women Hip Hop lineup across multiple elements of Hip Hop - emcees, DJs, dancers, and live beats. There will also be local women-owned businesses vending at this event. 


We have put together an amazing lineup for our From the Bay to LA showcase. We have Frisco Baby, Elle E.D., and AJ The One in our opening lineup as well as a dance performance by Sova The Owl & The B-Girl Movement and live beat set by LiL MC  all leading up to our headliner Reverie! The night will be hosted by Dime Bag Dizzy and feature Ray Reck as DJ! 


 


Queens of the Underground Mission: 


The mission of Queens of the Underground is to provide equitable spaces for women-identified artists to shine in the male-dominated culture of Hip Hop. We promote the diversity of Women's experiences, in contrast to the limited hyper-sexualized narrative that permeates the mainstream. By providing technical training and resources, we equip women with the skills to create and promote their music and art projects and grow their audience so that they can have successful careers as independent artists.


$15.00 - $20.00
Jan
31 Tue
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Elise Trouw

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $26.00
GA ADVANCE: $21.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to January 31, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: January 31, 2023 12:00 AM to January 31, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

ELISE TROUW

Live in the Ballroom
Tuesday January 31, 2022 - Doors @ 7pm
$21 adv // $26 dos
18+
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Born to a South African father and a mother from New York in the very last year of the
millennium. Raised on The Carpenters, Green Day, and 80s New Wave. Her music inspiration
first occurred at six years old when she heard the haunting piano melody in “My Immortal” by
Evanescence during a five-hour plane ride as she played it repeatedly. She immediately begged
her parents for piano lessons and her musical journey began, usually practicing at five in the
morning before school each day much to her parents' dismay.

Life changed when her family bought the game Rockband for Xbox. After mastering the drums
to The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ "Dani California” on Expert Mode, Elise was determined to
convince her parents that she now needed drum lessons. Honing her musical skills through The
School of Rock and playing in her high school jazz band and the hard work of 10,000+ hours of
practicing, Elise has built a massive fanbase through her self-produced YouTube videos, social
media platforms and touring both as a solo looping artist and with her band. She has performed
on The Jimmy Kimmel Show and shot a video for the Amazon Prime Academy Award nominated
picture “The Sound of Metal” which also featured Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and Paul
Raci, co-star of the movie.

Recently, Elise had the honor of writing songs with Andy Summers from The Police and playing
drums in Seals band. Elise is currently writing with some of the top writers in Nashville and Los
Angeles as she is working towards her first full album release planned for early 2022.
Feb
22 Wed
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Slow Crush w/ Death Bells & Trauma Ray

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $18.00
GA ADVANCE: $16.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 28, 2022 9:00 AM to February 22, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: February 22, 2023 12:00 AM to February 22, 2023 10:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

SLOW CRUSH
DEATH BELLS
TRAUMA RAY

Live in the Ballroom
Wednesday February 22, 2023 - Doors @ 6pm
$16 adv // $18 dos
All Ages
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Feb
25 Sat
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Quasi w/ Hurry Up

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 8:00 PM, Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $24.00
GA ADVANCE: $22.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: October 28, 2022 10:00 AM to February 25, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: February 25, 2023 12:00 AM to February 25, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

QUASI
with Hurry Up

Live in the Ballroom
Saturday February 25 2023 - Doors @ 8pm
$22 adv // $24 dos
18+
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Breaking the Balls of History is Quasi’s tenth record, landing ten years after their last record, on

February tenth. Three tens, which aligns with the thirty years they’ve played together. Sam

Coomes and Janet Weiss have become Pacific Northwest icons, and Quasi has always felt so

steadfast— their enduring friendship so generative, their energy infinite, each album more

raucous and catchy and ferocious and funny than the last. But we were wrong to ever take

Quasi for granted. For a while, they thought 2013’s intricate Mole City might be their last

record. They’d go out on a great one and move on.


Then in August 2019 a car smashed into Janet’s and broke both legs and her collarbone. Then a

deadly virus collided with all of us, and no one knew when or if live music as we knew it—the

touring, the communal crowds, the sonic church of the dark club—would ever happen again.

“There’s no investing in the future anymore,” Janet realized. “The future is now. Do it now if

you want to do it. Don’t put it off. All those things you only realize when it’s almost too late. It

could be gone in a second.”


Under lockdown, Portland’s streets fell still, airplanes vanished, wildlife emerged. And with the

obliterated normal came an unexpected gift: uninterrupted time, hours every day, to make art.

Quasi couldn’t go on the road, so they got an idea: they would act as if they were on tour and

play together every single day. Each afternoon, Sam and Janet bunkered down in their tiny

practice space and channeled the bewilderment and absurdity of this alien new world into

songs. Janet’s strength returned and rose to athlete-level stamina. “When you’re younger and

in a band, you make records because that’s what you do,” Sam said. “But this time, the whole

thing felt purposeful in a way that was unique to the circumstances.” They knew they would

keep it to just the two of them playing together in a room. They knew they’d record the songs

live and together, to capture a moment.


The incredible result of those sessions is Breaking the Balls of History, recorded in five days and

produced by John Goodmanson at the legendary Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, WA. Here

are two artists at their prime, each a human library of musical knowledge and experience,

entirely distinctive in their songcraft and sound. In Quasi-form, the band becomes alchemically

even greater than the sum of its parts: Janet’s galloping drums and Sam’s punk-symphonic

Rocksichord and their intertwining vocals make something gigantic, anthemic. In the thick of a

cataclysmic social and political moment, they’ve crafted exquisitely melodic songs that glitter

with rage and wild humor and intelligence, driven by a big bruised pounding heart.

 

Mar
19 Sun
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Meet Me @ The Altar w/ Young Culture, Daisy Grenade

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $22.00
GA ADVANCE: $19.99

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 9:00 AM to March 19, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: March 19, 2023 12:00 AM to March 19, 2023 9:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

MEET ME @ THE ALTAR
YOUNG CULTURE
DAISY GRENADE

Live in the Ballroom
Sunday March 19, 2023 - Doors @ 6:30pm
$19.99 adv // $22 dos
18+
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Mar
28 Tue
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Jazz is Dead Presents

Ezra Collective

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $30.00
GA ADVANCE: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: December 2, 2022 10:00 AM to March 28, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: March 28, 2023 12:00 AM to March 28, 2023 10:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club and Jazz Is Dead Present

EZRA COLLECTIVE

Live in the Ballroom
Tuesday March 28, 2023 - Doors @ 7pm
$25 adv // $30 dos
All Ages
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Before the pandemic struck, Ezra Collective were on fire. A world tour awaited them following years

of hard graft, the critically acclaimed release of their 2019 debut album You Can’t Steal My Joy, and

an explosive Glastonbury performance that brought UK jazz to unseen heights. “Then a big pause

button was pressed,” says Femi Koleoso, the drummer and bandleader. Ezra had been touring

relentlessly for more than half-a-decade, stopping only occasionally to record. “The pandemic was

how we entered this transition phase,” he continues.


Ezra Collective’s new era, a venture in discovered maturity and raised stakes, will be defined by the

anticipated second album. Where I’m Meant To Be is a thumping celebration of life, an affirming

elevation in the Ezra Collective’s winding hybrid sound and refined collective character. The songs

marry cool confidence with bright energy. Full of call-and-response conversations between their

ensemble parts, a natural product of years improvising together on-stage, the album - which also

features Sampa The Great, Kojey Radical, Emile Sande and Nao - will light up sweaty dance floors

and soundtrack summer dinners in equal measure.


The group - consisting of Femi (who also drums for Gorillaz) as drummer and bandleader, Joe

Armon-Jones on keys, James Mollison on saxophone, Ife Ogunjobi on trumpet, and Femi’s younger

brother TJ on bass guitar - originally came together in 2012 as teenagers at the youth band of

Tomorrow’s Warriors, a music education initiative at the South Bank Centre in London. They have

since shot forward to become architects of a new phase in their city’s musical journey, a hybrid time

in which Black genres - jazz, grime, afrobeat and more - can dovetail and harmonize fluidly, at new,

forever rising levels.

 

Mar
29 Wed
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Adi Oasis

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $20.00
GA ADVANCE: $18.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: November 18, 2022 10:00 AM to March 29, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: March 29, 2023 12:00 AM to March 29, 2023 11:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Starline Social Club Presents

ADI OASIS

Live in the Ballroom
Wednesday March 29, 2023 - Doors @ 7pm
$18 adv // $20 dos
18+
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French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer Adi Oasis fuses soul, jazz, funk and R&B to form her own distinctive, retro-futurist sound. 


After spending time honing her skills in other people’s bands, Adi struck out on her own in 2018, releasing an album and 2 EPs since then, while also collaborating with the likes of Masego, Blue Lab Beats, Chet Faker, the Shapeshifters, Pastel, Wax Tailor, Jean Tonique and others. Writing and producing under the moniker Nightshade with her partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Jessica 6), her production credits also including the sun-drenched summer jam “Mango” for Atlantic Records artist Kamauu


Her most recent EP, Adi Oasis, featured the single “Whisper My Name,” leading to a stunning COLORS debut in early 2021, and garnering critical praise from outlets ranging from Vogue to Rolling Stone, Wonderland, Line of Best Fit and many others. Now the artist formerly known as Adeline has released her first new single as Adi Oasis, teaming up with the critically acclaimed Jamila Woods for “Red to Violet,” her most personal music to date. 


Exploring self-identity through socio-political touchpoints, Adi and guest assist Jamila Woods masterfully permeate the laid-back track with charged discussion surrounding authenticity, family and power, which only enhances the groove-laden music. Continuing to make a delightful feature of her signature slapped bass lines and honeyed vocals, this latest single showcases Adi Oasis as her most authentic self. Now confident and comfortable under her true moniker, this year’s forthcoming album promises to bring more captivating music from Adi Oasis.


Adi Oasis also recently announced the formation of Nightshade, her production outfit with partner Morgan Wiley (Midnight Magic, Jessica 6). For their first foray as producers, they co-wrote and produced the sun-drenched hit “Mango” for Atlantic Records artist Kamauu, which also features Adi singing and playing bass.


Apr
2 Sun
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Michigander w/ Abby Holiday

Oakland, CA
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GA DAY OF SHOW: $18.00
GA ADVANCE: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GA ADVANCE Public Onsale: July 15, 2022 10:00 AM to April 2, 2023 12:00 AM
GA DAY OF SHOW Public Onsale: April 2, 2023 12:00 AM to April 2, 2023 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
"Unfortunately, following a severe leg break Michigander is unable to play his upcoming show due to travel and performance advisories from his doctors during his time of recovery. The show has been rescheduled to Sunday April 2, 2023 and all existing tickets will be honored on the new date."

Starline Social Club Presents

MICHIGANDER
ABBY HOLIDAY

Live in the Ballroom
Sunday April 2, 2023 - Doors @ 7pm
$15 adv // $18 dos
18+
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Ballroom

2236 Martin Luther King Way
Oakland, CA
United States
Ballroom