Best New Band Showcase 2018 featuring Frankie Simone – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – March 17th, 2018

Best New Band Showcase 2018 featuring Frankie Simone

Willamette Week Presents its annual poll-driven Portland music event

Best New Band Showcase 2018 featuring Frankie Simone

Brown Calculus, Amenta Abioto

Sat, March 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seats 

Best New Band
Best New Band
Once again, we've polled hundreds of Portland music industry insiders and created a list of the best new artists in town!

Don't miss seeing three of these dope artists at a FREE showcase at Mississippi Studios. Entry is first come, first served, and lines usually extend around the block – so make sure to get there early!

That's a secret – until Wednesday, March 14! Get your hands on WW's annual Best New Band issue in blue boxes then to read profiles on all ten top bands.

Sponsored by:
Lagunitas Beer
Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
Mississippi Studios

Art by Tricia Hipps.
Brown Calculus
Brown Calculus
Brown Calculus - Two spirits, sprung forth from the same body in a past life, we have traveled through time and space, reconnecting as two separate hosts on planet Earth and embodying the intergalactic values of jazz and unity.
Amenta Abioto
Amenta Abioto
Songwriter, producer, and actor, Amenta Abioto is on the cutting edge of all that is musical, theatrical, and literary. Her music is boldly mystical and soul-fired, and her raw live performances invoke elements of both theatrical surprise and magic through ancient African diasporic sounds and stories. Weaved into syncopated rhythms and dichotomies of comedic proportions, Amenta surprises and tantalizes audiences with mind bending ideas. She brings to the music scene funky academia while skipping vocally from soul shaking gospel to smooth jazz and then onto hip hop rhythms wrapped in West African beats.

Graduating from Idllywild Art’s Academy in 2010, she trained in musical theatre. Since graduating she has courted the music scene and produced one self-titled EP, Amenta Abioto , and one upcoming album, Opening Flower Hymns. Receiving inspiration from the best-seller work Women Who Run With the Wolves, mythological characterization and cultural stories are reflected in the original works of Amenta Abioto.

Boldly striking in appearance, Amenta brings beauty, charm, and creativity to any stage as an ode to funk. She grabs the audience and they become her musical composition. It is like swimming in an ocean full of dolphins while shouting in a Baptist church. Amenta is a storyteller’s teller, a fantastical north STAR, a High Priestess.