Please note that Aura is 21+! DJs and performers must be of age in order to participate.
One of the main goals of PLAGUE is to bring more people into the fold through fresh ideas and fresh sounds. If you're interested in spinning as a guest DJ, please contact Kristina with a demo CD and references from other venues/promoters. She'll contact you with details.
The mix board is a Allen & Heath (4 channels) and the decks are Pioneer CDJ-2000s.
We do not have expertise with vinyl. The decks take CDs, USB, or you can plug a laptop into the mixer. RCA ins.
The venue is Aura. The room we have is the downstairs part. The upstairs is reserved for concerts. The space holds ~100 people, has a single bar, and a dj booth. We have a cover charge and a hand stamp. The bartender, Dickie or Bryan, pours a strong drink!
Most of all clubs/bars in Portland are 21+. Aura isn't an exception unless advertised otherwise. You must be of age. Sorry!
The PLAGUE staff usually arrives at the club around 8pm. If you want to tinker with the decks or setup a laptop or other extra equipment, show up by 8:30. If you do show up before 9, the main doors will not be open yet. Just go in through the Sports Bar and ask. They'll direct you downstairs.
The club is open 9-1am like most of Portland. $3 before 9:30 - $5 afterwards.
Attendance is about 50-80 people depending on the weather/season/tide. In general the crowd is a mixing pot of different kinds of "goth" folks. Everything from the romatic goths to rivetheads. With the start of PLAGUE we've tried to keep things mixed up so that the DJ's don't get stuck with one setlist that is played over and over again. So as a DJ, please bring us some new music, but be aware that we're a small night and it's important to keep the floor going. Never play for yourself or let those people who go outside to smoke have an excuse to get bored and leave. You will hurt the night and nix your opportunity to be invited back.
Hint: The more people you can bring out to hear you and the more you can keep that dance floor going, the more likely you are to get rebooked.
Parking usually available on Free Street unless there is an event at the Civic Center. Many of the side streets off of the other side of Congress have parking.
There are tons of places to eat in Portland. Portland nationally has the highest number of restaurants per capita. If you're in the mood for a particular style/ethnicity, you can find it here. Aura has great pub food upstairs in the Sports Bar. As for late night eats, there is a Denny's. Ask or follow the patrons.