[CANCELLED] SHELTER LIVE TOUR : Porter Robinson & Madeon

Fri Dec 9 2016

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane

919 W. Sprague Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

All Ages

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Hey friends, super bummed about this news:
TONIGHT'S SHOW IS CANCELLED 💔 💔 💔

From Porter Robinson & Madeon: Shelter Live Tour –
“Spokane, this breaks our hearts, but our buses & trucks couldn’t make it safely from Portland due to the icy roads. Refunds coming. So sorry. 💔”

Due to the freezing rain that hit the roads between Portland and Spokane, tonight’s Shelter Live Tour featuring Porter Robinson & Madeon has regrettably been cancelled for the safety of the artists and their crew. Tickets purchased on line or via Ticketweb and Songkick are being automatically refunded. All others are refundable at the place of purchase. We hope to see Porter & Madeon return in the near future!

Knitting Factory & Showbox Presents
[CANCELLED] SHELTER LIVE TOUR : Porter Robinson & Madeon

  • Tickets at the door!
  • Porter Robinson

    Porter Robinson

    Dance

    “Two years ago,” remembers Porter Robinson, “I only had the inkling of the idea that I wanted to do something different. I needed to do something that was honest and real,” Porter explains. So he turned down countless DJ offers in 2013 to spend the entire year devoting himself to a process of introspection and reinvention. “I figured that one way to develop a unique identity as an artist would be to combine all my favorite things in music — it would result in something that is really personal, a collective expression of my taste and experience. Something nobody else has.”

    And thus begat worlds (Astralwerks/Virgin EMI), a cinematic excursion that commingles Porter’s technological prowess with his love of evocative melody. His first studio album, it finds an unlikely common ground for Porter’s diverse inspirations: Kanye West’s Graduation, Daft Punk’s Discovery, The Postal Service, and an array of orchestral movie scores.

    “Sea of Voices,” for instance, is just that: gauzy, feather-light vocals that float above an ethereal-shoegaze soundscape. That track trickles into the “Years of War,” which transfers those levitating vocals onto radiant synth pop propelled by a fuzzy beat. He prolongs that pop euphoria with the anthemic “Lionhearted,” which pushes-and-pulls between ambient sighs and power chords, further rewarding the listener with the glitched-out “Fellow Feeling,” an avant centerpiece that swells from violin-driven sentiment to industrial static, before settling into palpitating chords.

    Not surprisingly, there’s never been anything conventional about Porter’s introduction to music. The artist’s first foray into music came through the arcade-stomping game Dance Dance Revolution. (These days, he’s graduated to StepMania, which, yes, he totally dominates.) “A huge amount of music that I listened to for a long time, like 200 people have probably ever heard these songs,” he says. “And a lot of it was bad, C-grade emulations of dance music being made in Europe. But something about the tempo was super-interesting to me.”

    At age 12, the autodidact started futzing around with cuts and beats on his mom’s computer using pirated software. (He’s since paid for and repped everything he nicked, as an act of voluntary reparation.) He came into his own in 2010, when he scored a No.1 Beatport hit with his crunchy, twitchy single “Say My Name,” which lead to his first gig at a tiny club in Santa Cruz, Calif. “It was very much baptism by fire because I had never seen a DJ,” Porter says of the lack of any discernible scene in Chapel Hill. “I had to more or less do it based on what I had learned on the Internet.”

    Needless to say, he was a quick study. His grassroots following exploded through the release of a successful EP and series of high profile DJ gigs. Then, in 2012, Porter scored an iTunes No.1 with the shimmering “Language.” Porter found himself touring five days a week, crashing at his parents’ house when he was in town. “It took me to a place where I wasn’t writing music. And I was DJing a lot of other people’s music,” he says. “I think that helped speed up how sick I got of dance music and all of its tropes.”

    Making worlds was an intriguing artistic challenge for him. “A huge part of my work has always been this effortful, expedited self-discovery,” Porter says. For worlds, “I would pick three things and say, ‘This song is going to have these three traits.’ And then I would start writing, and halfway through the song it would become something that I’d never heard before,” he says, citing the first track he recorded for worlds, “Divinity Made.”

    The voluminous, ethereal hymn was born of his seemingly impossible self-challenge to write a song that was beautiful (“I really like pretty music, almost to the point of sappiness,” he admits), loud, yet vintage-sounding. That, in turn, calibrated the overall aesthetic for worlds, for which he also recruited fresh, unknown vocalists.

    Even though his creative pulse no long hinges on BPMs, early incarnations of his newer, more melodic compositions still perked the ears of countless labels. And that led him to Astralwerks/Virgin EMI. “They were really supportive of my weirdness,” he says, laughing. Or his ambitions, as it were: because Porter’s live show will likewise be a unique experience — one that doesn’t involve him DJing.

    “I don’t want to be the flag bearer for any genre. I don’t want to change the game,” he says. “I really just want to have my own signature, my own sound. I know it sounds crazy, but I want to start my legacy.”

  • MADEON

    MADEON

    Dance

    Born in Nantes 21 years ago, Hugo Leclercq aka Madeon was introduced to electronic music aged 11, when he came upon a documentary about Daft Punk. A few years later, his breakthrough came by entering and winning an online remix competition for drum’n’bass band Pendulum. His repositioning of their 'The Island' single won global applause.  Hugo then went on to remix the Deadmau5 “Raise Your Weapon” single Martin Solveig’s “The Night Out”

    His Pop Culture (the celebrated video featuring him live mixing 39 different tracks, featuring everyone from ELO to Britney Spears, into three and a half minutes of music) has now been played over 30 Million times on Youtube. He’s also found his production skills called upon by some the biggest names in pop: alongside his credits on records by Muse, Ellie Goulding and Two Door Cinema Club, Coldplay as well and producing and co-writing three songs on Lady Gaga’s Artpop album.

    Fast forward to 2015 with a string of acclaimed singles under his belt as well as touring around the World playing at festivals such as Coachella to Lollapalooza, his stunning debut album, ‘Adventure’, arrived at the end of March 2015 and went straight to Number 1 on the Billboard Electronic/Dance album chart.  The album features a fantastic array of collaborators including Passion Pit, Mark Foster from Foster the People, Dan Smith from Bastille, Kyan and Aquilo alongside Madeon who also performs vocals on 3 tracks on the album.

  • San Holo

    San Holo

    Dance/Electronic

  • Robotaki

    Robotaki

    Dance/Electronic

    Robotaki: There is a lot more behind the name and the mask than most people may perceive. Coming in to the spotlight with his top-tier remix work, and being recognized for his impeccable sounds, Preston Chin, the man behind the moniker has prepared himself to take on a much greater task. A task that entails enveloping the world with a powerful new take on funk and disco. A responsibility to brighten peoples days and to make people dance. A quest to bring a fresh musical experience to humans that has never been done before. 

    After months in the studio crafting and harnessing forward thinking new sounds and ideas, Robotaki is now armed with an arsenal of exciting original material. Material that will change the world with its superior production. Records and experiences that will lead listeners to question, is he super human?

Knitting Factory & Showbox Presents

[CANCELLED] SHELTER LIVE TOUR : Porter Robinson & Madeon

Fri Dec 9 2016 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane Spokane WA
[CANCELLED] SHELTER LIVE TOUR : Porter Robinson & Madeon
  • Tickets at the door!

All Ages

Hey friends, super bummed about this news:
TONIGHT'S SHOW IS CANCELLED 💔 💔 💔

From Porter Robinson & Madeon: Shelter Live Tour –
“Spokane, this breaks our hearts, but our buses & trucks couldn’t make it safely from Portland due to the icy roads. Refunds coming. So sorry. 💔”

Due to the freezing rain that hit the roads between Portland and Spokane, tonight’s Shelter Live Tour featuring Porter Robinson & Madeon has regrettably been cancelled for the safety of the artists and their crew. Tickets purchased on line or via Ticketweb and Songkick are being automatically refunded. All others are refundable at the place of purchase. We hope to see Porter & Madeon return in the near future!