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Chris Newman (born 16 December ) is an Irish actor with roles in films Song for a Raggy Boy and Perrier's Bounty and TV series The Clinic, Love is the Drug, Stardust and Love/Hate. Abbey Theatre in February with two twenty-minute plays about love, life and relationships called 'Love in a Glass Jar' and 'Ribbons' . I think God loves freshness; he hates repetition. FIONA ORTIZ There was a closer relationship with the bands and the audiences back then. Quasi . I just loved the songs, I loved Chris [Newman]'s guitar playing. It felt like it. Chris Newman will be familiar to fans of Love/Hate as the ill-fated brother of criminal Darren (Robert Sheean) who met his demise in the very.

A lot of people were influenced by the Obituaries, making them one of the most influential bands that most people have never ever heard. They came back in the mid-'90s—they were doing a new tour and they said that they wanted to do small venues because it wasn't the same playing in large venues. That show was insane. I remember my girlfriend at the time was up rolling around on the crowd for ages. The first year the Obituaries played, I vowed never to wear the same dress twice.

So I remember the dress I wore: It was a white-and-blue-checkered dress. And it was a great show—there was no division between audience and band.

At least as far as the Obituaries were concerned, they were all equally important. Everybody was part of it. It was like a big house party. Napalm Beach had a show every month. So, I think my last year in college, my friend and I went every single month to see Napalm. I just loved the songs, I loved Chris [Newman]'s guitar playing.

It felt like it was Portland. I was very emotionally involved with the music. It meant a lot to me. Now, in Portland, the arts are celebrated.

Sam Adams has Quasi play at City Hall. But back then, the police were trying to shut down all the alternative music clubs. There was still sort of a discrimination against punks…a common thread about most, I don't want to say all, but many of the people drawn to Satyricon was that, for one reason or another, [they] may not have had the most '50s-style, Ozzie and Harriet home life.

And so, Satyricon, in many ways, was like a substitute home or high school. I was probably 18 when I started going there—but I was legally emancipated. It was like a fantasy high school, where everybody's thoughts, everybody's art, everybody's music, everybody's poetry was equally important. That was my first impression. And I learned that punk rock was a state of mind, and had nothing to do with the way you dressed.

Punk rock has no rules. I learned that from Satyricon. People used to come to those shows, when it was underground rock, to get loose and lose their shit. Now the motivations are different—they come to make YouTube videos on their iPhones. I don't know what the fuck is going on….

In your mind you think the older generation is complaining that the kids are too crazy or too weird and they can't understand it, but now it's kind of the opposite: The older people today are complaining that the kids are too well-behaved and clean and commercialized.

It's a strange turn of events. Satyricon definitely represents that old era for me. Truly, at that time, you had to be very resourceful and truly weird. That's one problem I have nowadays with the whole slogan of "Keep Portland Weird," because there's nothing fucking weird about this place. But during the '80s on up to maybe '91, it was a weird place.

There were a lot of artists and bands, there were a lot of interesting noise bands that were doing stuff that was totally weird. They were not trying to be cool, they didn't care about being cool, they didn't care about being signed or anything like that. They were just a bunch of fuckin' weirdos and dorks and geeks that were creating strange music and strange performances. I don't see that happening at this point.

I always hope that it will happen again. In the old days, when they'd close, they'd yell at you "Leave," but no one would leave. No one wanted to leave. The two guys began to beat up my friend, so I broke a bottle thinking it would scare them, but fuck, they're Marines.

The next thing I know they were on me and we all started fighting. Luckily the bartenders at Satyricon kicked them out and not us. It wouldn't happen that way in many places—let the drunk idiot music freaks stay and kick out the Marines. A lot of us had very turbulent lives, we weren't happy, we were hanging by a thread for whatever reason, and that place and all the Satyriconites saved us. We saved each other and we supported one another. You'd be there sweating and drinking and then after last call—and I'd stay till the bitter end because there was usually an afterparty—I just remember that horrifying moment when the lights would come on and you'd all look at each other and think, "Oh, God, why am I friends with these people?

According to a story in Monday's Oregonian, four people were injured and six were arrested after a "riot" broke out at the underground rock club, located at NW 6th Ave.

The story suggests that the police were surrounded by an unruly mob that threw bottles at them. But according to numerous witnesses, including Willamette Week rock writer Fiona Martin, no bottles were thrown and the customers evacuated the club peacefully after being told to do so. Only one person actually fought with the police, and some of those arrested did nothing more than ask what was happening. It had more publicity than it deserved. I was outside urinating on the side of the building….

The guy, I was really surprised [officer Rocky Balada] was a cop, he didn't have a hat on. He said, "What are you doing?

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It was a joke, overall. I was just sitting at the bar where I always sat. It all happened pretty fast. I'm a peaceful guy. I've been hit in the face before; I don't like it. There was fist fighting. There were no chairs thrown. There was nothing else that would indicate the validation of the term "riot. Satyricon's case was not helped when fliers advertising a 'post-riot party' with 'special guest Rocky Balada' were found in the club three days after the incident. Yeah, it was an ugly scene.

But I don't want to think of that as the history of the club. It had no effect on what we were doing. The liquor commission said, "Yeah, we're going to take your license away.

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This idea evolved about the place that if we go there, we have to break something or do something nasty, because that's the nature of the place.

As much as I really wanted to get rid of that aspect, it seemed like it was always there: But it's rock 'n' roll; it's rebellious. You have to allow a certain amount of emotion to come out. So, to a certain extent I understood it. You can't have a castrated audience to watch a rock-'n'-roll show—the blood is boiling, and I saw the value of that.

I remember this Boy Wonders show [in or '85]—that band had a completely unruly, punk-rock crowd. There was a huge fight there. Everyone in there got punched. That's one of the first shows I remember being really rowdy. The music was angry. Reagan was president, and it was ugly.

It became a coke scene—they had a coke dealer working the door….

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I don't know if George knew that. That whole sidewalk was like a drug haven. You could buy anything you wanted anytime, it was hour drug traffic up and down Sixth Avenue. The city didn't like it. That's why George always had trouble with the police.

I used to think George had some kind of protection. He got away with a lot of shit. But I do remember going to the club, getting the stink-eye from cops walking the beat, like, "There goes another one of those Satyricon scumbags. I went to jai, and the only people who wrote me or sent me money were everybody who worked at Satyricon. From the time I was probably most intensely with Satyricon, '86 to '89, three of my very good friends from that era have all died.

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They all died very young, and so for a while I had a very bitter, maybe confused, dark view of the time. I've finally come out of that. I don't blame the scene I think a lot of us were trying to live out on the edge a bit, or a lot, and you can do that in many places.

For some people it was tragic, for some people it wasn't. Most of the people who hung out way back then lost friends, and I lost friends, who aren't here to give interviews or play music for these farewell shows. And that's unfortunate, both on a personal level and on sort of a historic level.

But it's not like those problems were peculiar to the club.

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It's not like there was a drug initiation or anything. There's a lot of them. I don't feel good about that. I wish I could prevent it.

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I mean, at the very beginning, I remember we had a huge sign at the top of the bar that said, "The Coke is on us. I thought it was cute. I didn't know the depth of the drugs.

I was not doing drugs.

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I thought they were like me. But some of them got really into it—they started dying. When Nirvana made it in or so, the attitude changed. The business, too, it changed. Now it was popular and accepted. I thought then the place lost some of the uniqueness and the edge. Behind the bar, there was a massive pile of cassettes. A lot of people would send cassettes for their demos.

All these weird bands that came from the East Coast or the Midwest were wanting to get a gig there. So it was a popular place on the West Coast. They were never at want for an act. Nobody else took [the tapes] home, so I used to take them. I got turned on to some pretty weird stuff. Satyricon had an arc in my life.

I quit and then I came back again in '92 or ' And I was given more control. And the bands were better, and there were labels like Sub Pop—[and] George had invested in a new sound system and better lights. So I did it for a few months, or maybe a year, and I thought, "I still don't like this. Heavy metal, punk—it got kind of dumb.

It got more narrow, and it hurts me. When Ed was there, it was a beautiful philosophy. Ed loved the music. And gradually I learned enough to do live sound, so at Satyricon I ended up doing live sound shifts, probably starting with Monday night—new band night. It's a terribly hard room to mix with nobody in it. It's just so echo-y. But then [in the] summer of '93, George was going to Greece every summer for like the month of August, and he asked if I would answer the phones while he was gone and book the shows.

And I said sure, and when he came back from Greece, he was like, "Do you wanna keep doing it? I was in my 40s at the time, and it takes energy. I thought maybe somebody younger, who was following the scene and the pulse would do it better. You just can't pretend.

I repeated myself so many times that after a while I had no more creativity. Someone else needed to rejuvenate to it. Ben [Munat] did it. They tried hard, those kids. By and large, [the local bands] really believed in what they were doing.

I would get disappointed when they would get disappointed a few years later, when they didn't realize their dream. Not that many bands really made it. Did anybody make it? The Seattle bands made it. And I always felt a certain kind of antagonism, to this day, against Seattle. I wanted Portland to be Seattle. Manchester against Liverpool, you know? The former owners of Moody's take command this month, reviving their defunct mid-'90s 4th Avenue club within SatCo's shell.

According to Moody's partner Joe Brooks…'We're going to try to clean the place up a little, and make it more of an eclectic thing. I hadn't been there to turn off the lights for a while.

I didn't even know who was playing. The club to me was from to The heart and soul of the club was Monica and Fiona and Brandon. Seems like a lot changed in Portland after this place closed. New places opened up, and the feeling was different. This is going to be a business, but we don't want it to feel like a business. We want it to feel like home. That's part of the reason I was cool with coming in and calling it Satyricon.

And George was cool with it. If George had had any hesitation at all, I wouldn't have done it. But we talked to him and he liked our direction and what we had to say. Do you have an understanding with the Red Rock producers to hopefully not kill you off too soon? Well the first thing my mates say to me when I get a job is "Do you die in this one?

I guess I just have one of those faces! Fingers crossed Red Rock keep me around for awhile anyway. The rights to Red Rock was recently snapped up by Amazon Prime, with all eighty episodes to be screened to American viewers.

Has that news effected the talent behind the cameras, with the writers and directors, and even in front of the camera too, wanting to up their game knowing that the audience has gotten that much bigger and that much more international? It's not something we're really thinking about. I know for me personally, whether it's a school play or a Hollywood blockbuster I'm still going to give it my all. Everyone on Red Rock believes in what we're doing and are constantly excited by the scripts so we're always striving to be the best.

It's just great to know more people are going to get to see it. You've recently been referred to as "Detective Dishy" on Twitter following your debut appearance. Does that kind of stuff ever effect you? It's definitely my favourite thing I've ever been called! It doesn't really effect me. It's just nice when people are nice. Everyone wants a few compliments from time to time. Can you tell us a little bit on what's going to be happening next with Detective Dishy Well, he's been brought in to find the mole in the station.

Someone has been leaking information to local criminals. So he's got that on his plate. Then there's the pregnant girl from the cafe that he's pretty taken by.

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Her family aren't the most law abiding citizens in Ireland so there's an interesting couple of months ahead And outside of Red Rock, do you have anything else coming up in the pipeline? It's about the Northern Irish football team who got to the World Cup in ' I play Man Utd legend Norman Whiteside. That's all for the moment. Red Rock is taking up all my time and I'm not complaining!