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DJ Powerless

Spinning a large collection of 78’s and cylinders on a variety of different wind-up phonographs.

Specializing in prohibition-era music (1920-1933) but pulling from recordings that range from the 00s into the late 30s.

Mining forgotten gems of hot jazz, hillbilly, popular songs, dixieland, dance band & instrumental novelties.

Perfect for dinner parties, small bars and speakeasies!


(No upcoming events at this time)


SATURDAY 9/8/18  Speakeasy Party! Buckman Elementary fundraising event (Private Party)

SUNDAY 8/12/18 The Historic Victorian Belle Mansion (1441 McClellan Street, Portland) 4-7pm.  The Preservation Artisan’s Guild  presents a Victorian Three-course Tea and Garden Party featuring local author and historian Dan Haneckow at The Historic Victorian Belle Mansion (1441 McClellan Street, Portland). TICKET INFO

WEDNESDAY 7/11/18 Washington County Museum PCC Rock Creek campus, (off 185th Ave. & NW Springville Rd). 5:30 to 8pm.  Art Opening: “Steampunk: An Invitational Exhibit.”  Music by DJ Powerless, food & wine, Steampunk photobooth.

FRIDAY 6/29/18 at Circa 33 (3348 SE Belmont) 7-11pm.  Cider Week Speakeasy Party. Cider week is June 21 – July 1 and is a celebration of craft ciders that have been growing in the NW for the last decade. Oregon is the cider consumption capital of the US, with Portland making up the bulk of cider lovers. To celebrate, Circa 33 will be throwing our own Cider Bash with Schilling Hard Cider in our Speakeasy. We will have cider cocktail specials, tastings, and music by DJ Powerless. No cover!

WEDNESDAY 6/6/18 at Circa 33 (3348 SE Belmont) 7-11pm DJ Powerless returns to Circa 33’s Negroni Week  speakeasy party on Wednesday, June 6th, from 7-11pm. Join us for Negroni flights, and Negroni Jello Shots. Step back in time and party like it’s 1933! Enjoy Campari promos, tastings, and more in our private speakeasy party, celebrating all things Negroni!

FRIDAY 1/26/18  at Old Portland Hardware.  6pm. “Fashion on the Edge of Change,” a fashion show for historians and period enthusiasts hosted by the Preservation Artisans Guild.

NEW YEAR’S EVE at Bible Club 6716 SE 16th Portland, OR starting at 9pm.  party like it’s 1929 at this amazing period-authentic speakeasy in the Sellwood neighborhood.

SUNDAY 12/3/17 at Bible Study (Inside the Portland Night market) 12-3pm.  Come enjoy Sunday brunch with DJ Powerless at this temporary off-shoot of Sellwood’s Bible Club

WEDNESDAY 6/7/17 at Circa 33 (3348 SE Belmont) 7-11pm. Celebrate Negroni Week Campari with a step back in time at our speakeasy party on Wednesday, June 7th, from 7-11pm. Join us for Negroni flights, and Negroni Jello Shots, while DJ Powerless spins prohibition era 78s and cylinders on his pre-electric phonographs – so you can party like it’s 1933! Enjoy Campari promos, tastings, and more in our private speakeasy party, celebrating all things Negroni! $1 of every Negroni cocktail & jello shot sold will be donated directly to the Oregon Food Bank. 

SATURDAY 6/10/17 Buckman Elementary fundraising event (Private Party)

SUNDAY 6/11/17  at Circa 33 (3348 SE Belmont) 2-6pm. Taste the best of our local distillery scene, and party with Circa 33 at the culmination of our Blind Pig series! Sunday, June 11th from 2-6pm, enjoy samples from eight distillers in our speakeasy. DJ powerless will be spinning 1930’s era vinyl for some extra old-timey ambiance in our speakeasy, while you sip on the delicious offerings of our local distilleries! Want more than a taste? Get some amazing cocktails featuring our guest distillers lineup, and specialty pork pairings.
The party continues on our patio, with giant Jenga, cornhole and prizes!

WEDNESDAY 4/5/17 at Likewise(3564 SE Hawthorne, Portland) Buckman School Auction Volunteer Appreciation Party!

SATURDAY 2/25/17 at Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne, Portland). Celebrtate 100 years of recorded jazz with DJ Powerless! It was February 26, 1917 when the Original Dixieland Jass Band recorded Livery Stable Blues and Dixieland Jass Band One-Step, the two sides of the first jazz record ever made, sparking a nationwide musical revolution, forever changing our musical landscape. Come hear this musical treasure and more great early jazz on its original 78rpm format!

MONDAY 1/23/17 at the Whitsell Auditorium (934 SW Salmon) for a screening of the documentary “78RPM,” part of the NW Film Center’s Reel Music Festival.

SATURDAY 12/17/16 at Likewise (3564 SE Hawthorne, Portland)