DJ Action Slacks
Upcoming Events & Appearances
Get all the details on all my upcoming Portland "soul night" dance parties and other events! All the grooves to make you move!
SATURDAY, FEB 1
CLUB NITTY GRITTY
The World Famous Kenton Club
9 pm to Close
Vivacious vintage vinyl! Rarities accented by a few familiar favorites! - 50s R&B, early soul, butt-shakin' blues, & other gritty grooves!
FILTHY sax, TOUGH stuff, and low down DIRTY grooves.
Gritty Portland is quickly being replaced with slick condos & trendy eateries. However, the rugged, truly "weird” spirit still lives in many of our hearts.
Club Nitty Gritty aims to wipe away the polish that's been slathered upon our city to release Portland's traditional raggedy jaggedy Pacific Northwest spirit.
Bring your dancing shoes and your love of the blues!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
WILD at HEART! Oldies Dance
THE SPARE ROOM
$8 at the door -
Grab your valentine, dress up in clothing inspired by the era, and dance like there's no tomorrow!
Your host DJ Action Slacks will spin 45 rpm records with very special guest DJ HoneyChild!
R&B, early rock n roll, soul, garage rock, rockabilly, girl groups, and pop records from the 1950s & 1960s. Familiar favorites with fun rarities!
* BONUS* for those who want to learn basic JIVE partner dancing, Torre Alexandria McGee will be teaching a lesson beginning at 8pm before the party starts. The lesson is included in party admission price at the door. No partner necessary for the lesson.
Have an ATOMIC BLAST on the dance floor!
In these tumultuous times, it might be a good idea to take inspiration from the people of mid-century America - The Original Atomic Age.
How did they deal with their feelings? Mostly they danced about it. They danced, and danced, and danced and danced. They invented so many whimsical dance steps until they had danced the worry right out of them!
So won't you please set aside your cares for a night, and join us for an Atomic Age-Oldies Party.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
RESPECT - TRIBUTE TO THE LADIES OF VINTAGE SOUL
World Famous Kenton Club
9 pm to Close
Kick off Women’s History Month with the 9TH annual celebration of the ladies of vintage soul and rhythm & blues! Featuring records from the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Rarities with some familiar favorites mixed in.
THIS YEAR AT THE KENTON CLUB!!!!
A portion of the profits will be donated to Higher Heights, a nonprofit dedicated to both harnessing the voting power of Black women as well as getting Black women elected into public office.
So dust off your soul shoes and get ready to dance to the likes of Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Carla Thomas, Irma Thomas, LaVern Baker, Big Mama Thornton, The Vandellas, the Marvelettes, Gladys Knight, the Betties (Betty Wright, Betty Harris, Betty Everett, Betty Lavette, etc) the Barbaras (Barbara Acklin, Barbara Lynn, Barbara Mason, etc) and SO MANY MORE!
$10 at the door
9 pm to close
Get there at 9 if you want a table