With Poison Idea, Jackals, Napalm Beach, Obituaries, Pierced Arrows, Wehrmacht, Jad Fair, Smegma, more. In 1983, Satyricon Nightclub opened in old town Portland, Oregon. Located in one of the grittiest neighborhoods on the West Coast, Satyricon became a fertile ground and launching pad for what would be the Northwest sound of the late Eighties and early Nineties. Before Satyricon opened there was no stable scene for Portland's alternative bands; Satyricon gave them that place. Satyricon was not only a venue that featured live music, it also showcased some of Portland's finest alternative poets, artists, and performance artists. Poets such as Walt Curtis, Marty Christiansen, and Doug Spangle performed spoken word on the stage. Artists like The Pander Brothers forged the look of Satyricon and went on to a successful career in graphic novels and comics, and performance artists such as Kitty Diggins and Harvey Hardcock Marshall provided entertainment on Sunday Nights with free-for-all cabarets and Portland Organic Wrestling. Satyricon featured local bands Napalm beach, Poison Idea, Dead Moon, The Obituaries, Sweaty Nipples, Hitting Birth, The Dharma Bums, The Oily Bloodmen, and Smegma, Whose sound went on to influence the alternative movement for years to come. The Do-It-Yourself attitude of the local scene created a rich tapestry of both art and music. The Satyricon was also a favorite stop for many bands from outside the Northwest. Bands such as Black Flag, The Butthole Surfers, Soul Asylum, the Fluid, Melvins, Mudhoney and Nirvana all graced Satyricons stage. The club provided many local fans with the opportunity to witness intimate shows with some of the greatest musical performers of the Eighties and Nineties. 'Satyricon: Madness and Glory' is an independent documentary brought to you by Director and Executive Producer Mike Lastra. Mike Lastra has worked as a producer and sound engineer for over three decades and has recorded some of the regions most notable alternative bands. He is also known for his documentary Northwest Passage: The Birth of Portland's DIY Culture, as well as his role in one of Portland's most psychedelic bands ever, Smegma. Satyricon: Madness and Glory is a full color, in depth look at the nightclub, featuring quality recordings of some of Portland's most influential artists as well as exciting(and sometimes bizarre) interviews with everyone from the owner, to rock stars, employees, music fans, and assorted eccentrics. It features vintage video performance as well as hundreds of photographs from the era. The film is a culturally relevant, highly entertaining look at one of Portland's historic treasures, and it rocks!