Chandra with Video Nasties and DJ Double Dessert
doors at 8:00 PM
$12 day of show
$2 off for members
Born in the NYC underground art scene of the early 1980s, Portland’s Chandra Oppenheim was a child star like no other. Beginning at age 10, she wrote and recorded the songs from her uniquely intoxicating Transportation EP while backed up by a band featuring members of famed mutant disco groups The Dance and Model Citizens. With her hypnotic, chanted vocals propelled by infectiously off-kilter grooves, Chandra’s songs explored the singular fascinations of a post-punk pre-teen in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. In the ensuing decades, her EPs have gone on to be regarded as a rediscovered cult classic, with Chandra’s song “Subways” sampled by internationally acclaimed Australian crate-diggers The Avalanches on their 2016 comeback album Wildflower. Alongside the Transportation EP‘s deluxe reissue from Telephone Explosion and Rain Boots Records, Chandra has now reunited with a Toronto-based band featuring members of Tough Age, New Chance, Teenanger, Bile Sister, and Blonde Elvis. This seven-piece group have earned acclaim for their electric performances at international festivals such as Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, LA’s Part Time Punks, and Calgary’s Sled Island. Chandra’s latest release is a live 7” single from Third Man Records, with the band celebrating and reinterpreting the music written in her childhood while continuing her transportation through time.