was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

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A Performance
Friday, October 11, 10pm (Promptly)

In an interview from 2010, RP Boo said, “I’ve been quiet for two years, and a lot of these cats out here right now are hungry, because they are waiting to see what I’m gonna do. Every time I do something that’s what they feed off of. They’re like pilot fishes, the pilot fishes are the ones that follow the shark and eat up his leftovers.” Over the years, Boo has accrued a reputation as the chief architect of footwork—an aggressively independent, 160 bpm outgrowth of Chicago House and Ghetto House. Early tracks by Boo and other footwork DJs were made expressly for dance groups to have a more frenetic sound to dance to in the late 90s.

Boo and his friend DJ Manny will each play a set, and Massacooramaan, a Portland-based DJ, will open.