Northwest Dance & Music Venues

The Jefferson Davis V on Stage at the Pythian Ballroom
The Pythian Ballroom
Portland, Oregon

Some of the bands that performed at The Pythian Ballroom Club during those great years of NW music were:

Chapter Five
Chooch & Seymour
Family Tree
The Jefferson Davis V
Magic Medicine Show
Nazz Are Blues
PH Phactor Jug Band
Portland Zoo
Pot Roast
Sheiks of Shuffle
Sound Vendor
The Sirs
The Untouchables


The psychedelic period dances at the Pythian were run by a  hip cooperative / production company "New Colony Explorations", ran dances all weekend (Friday-Sunday) with light shows by Gary Ewing.  The Pythian featured primarily West Coast bands from LA to Vancouver BC.  The Pythian was an active psych venue.  There were thousands of satisfied customers, hundreds of bands. Paul Bassett & Gina Papen (AIR SIGN CO.) did most of the posters which were often very colorful and often had an essence of artificial intelligence to them.

Paul Bassett.  PH Phactor member, poster artist.


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Last Update:  7 June 2012
Credits: Jeff Davis, Paul Bassett, Sandy Weedman, Jeff Davis, PosterGeist, Diane Nekvapil, Bob Stoutenburg