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Gated Community at Hoan Kiem

Gated Community launched from an open mic night hosted by Friends of Noise in 2022 and has quickly become a fixture in the all-ages scene, thanks in large part to Hanuri Kim's hustle and savvy. At the age of just 18, she has proven that anyone with the will can make an impact in the local music community.

Gated Community stars in Part 2 of a 5-part series from Hoan Kiem on March 28, 2023, featuring bassist and guitar shredder, @hanuri.kim, who produced the evening’s affair.

The band launched from an open mic night hosted by Friends of Noise in 2022 and has quickly become a fixture in the all-ages scene, thanks in large part to Hanuri’s own hustle and savvy. At the age of just 18, she has proven that anyone with the will can make an impact in the local music community.
 
Hoan Kiem is a unique venue, offering ample outdoor space and covered seating for fans to hang out and socialize around. Although the show started out under a torrent of rain, the skies had cleared by the end of the evening and the vibe was as warm outdoors as it was inside.
 

Though some of these artists have recently been featured here on @pdxpresents, it’s worth noting that these events offer more than a simple chance to see a band on the rise. They represent a true community gathering of a generation of people that spent nearly half of their high school years under Covid lockdown, and who still have limited opportunities to see music live, thanks to Portland’s strict OLCC policies (more on this in future posts.) As a result, the all-ages events that are held tend to be wild, and extremely well-attended. It’s not uncommon to see 300 or more fans show up in full festival regalia. The energy they put out should be the envy of the entire 21+ crowd, who often attract a smaller, more restrained audience. While not every genre can or should lend itself to crowd surfing and mosh pits, for those of us that witnessed the renaissance of rock music in the 90’s, it’s inspiring to see a new generation of musicians and their fans take the reigns, and they might just be remembered for having self-produced one of the most vibrant music scenes in modern American history.

Give @ggatedcommunity a follow, and keep an eye out for a summer of killer shows.

Learn more about Gated Community at https://www.instagram.com/ggatedcommunity

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