Ian Svenonius’ Escape-Ism at Polaris Hall – Tickets – Polaris Hall – Portland, OR – February 21st, 2019

Ian Svenonius' Escape-Ism at Polaris Hall

A Found-Sound-Dream-Drama starring the notorious Nation of Ulysses / Make-Up provocateur

Ian Svenonius' Escape-Ism at Polaris Hall

Hurry Up

Thu, February 21, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13 ADV / $15 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Escape-Ism
Escape-Ism
Introduction to Escape-ism shouldn’t only be reviewed in the music press but in the “world affairs” column of a conspiracy-minded newspaper, on a hot-rod review TV show, or possibly at an important conference by a renowned astrophysicist. It’s that important!
Why? Because it’s the first “solo” record by Ian Svenonius—of groups The Make-Up, Chain & the Gang, The Nation of Ulysses, XYZ, Weird War, etc. and author of underground bestsellers such as The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ’n’ Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!—and as such, it’s profound, prophetic, perverse, and poetic… It’s introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be.
Yes, that’s right: a single-person performance by I.F. Svenonius—recognized by Performer Magazine as the “greatest performer on the planet”—Introduction to Escape-ism is a bite into a one-banana bunch.
A drum box, a guitar, a cassette player, and a single slobbering, sinful voice singing out…for a way out. Live, it’s a new paradigm of performance: raw, gestural, idiotic, sublime, revolutionary, poetic, faux naïf, unknowing, a drainage pipe that leads to who knows where.
Hurry Up
Hurry Up
Hurry Up features Kathy Foster and Westin Glass of the mighty Thermals alongside Maggie Vail (K Records/ DJ Magic Beans/ Bangs). Radon huffing basement punk in the Northwest tradition, with a grudge and one bare light bulb. Hurry Up has three middle fingers straight up your nostrils. Get weird. Stay weird. Or get the f*ck out.