Win a pair of tickets to see Michael Jackson HIStory II Show!
Friday, June 7th
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 NW Broadway
Welcome to Ever After. A fairytale and a single, 54 minute track stitched from 12 discrete songs—the most audacious songs Marianas Trench has ever crafted. Ever After is constructed around a story written by Ramsay himself and then finessed into an accompanying booklet. It’s an actual physical experience; a warm throwback to the album era when your music was more than a bunch of orphaned songs sitting on an endless iPod playlist. What Marianas Trench has done with Ever After is create the story and soundtrack to a dark Tim Burton rock opera that hasn’t been made yet. Hollywood, are you listening?
Win a pair of tickets to see Mariana's Trench play the Hawthorne Theatre, Friday May 17 supported by Air Dubai and Ghost Town.
Prior to The Crux's release, HURT road-tested their new material and reinvented many of their older songs with their first all-acoustic tour, which allowed the band to reconnect with its fans in an intimate setting. The ability to pursue such projects is just one manifestation of the flexibility that comes with HURT's new independent status—a status that's much better suited to the band's iconoclastic nature.
"This new iteration of the band is something that I'm very proud of," Loren continues. "These are the finest musicians I've ever worked with, and we've regained the sense of brotherhood that the band had in the beginning, with everyone united to achieve a common goal. That feeling is the best place to be, because I couldn't really open myself up if I didn't trust everybody in the group."
Win a pair of tickets to see Hurt play the Hawthorne Theatre, Sunday May 19 supported by Cellar Door, Element 57 and Mohawk Yard.
Black Moth Super Rainbow's TOBACCO makes blown-open digital psych-funk -- just slimy with influence from strange dark places. It's like Parliament Funkadelic via Italian giallo and Dante Carfagna's private 45s collection, and visuals from one of the midnight movies at Cinefamily. Weird? We've not even yet begun. Tobacco is fearless when it comes to fucking with fucked-up sounds, and within his music, beauty and ugliness melt down into the same primordial bass. The vocoder and synths read technological, sure, but what we've really got here is the age-old struggle between spaceman and caveman -- and the caveman is actually the one from the future. Heavy songs for heavy reasons.
Having connected with so many musicians over the past few years, ABX and STV SLV have embarked on recording an album of completely new material--but in the spirit of Hood Internet's fantasy-sports-league stylistic collabos, the album is bringing together many different musicians from as many different walks of sound, to create a modern collaboration made possible by the speed of the Real Internet.
Win a pair of tickets to see Black Moth Super Rainbow play the Hawthorne Theatre, Tuesday May 21 supported by The Hood Internet and Oscillator Bug.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1507 SE 39th Ave
8pm (doors open at 7pm). All Ages.
One lucky winner gets a pair of ticket to Live Wire on Saturday, May 11 featuring comedian Marc Maron, guests Scott Schwartz and Ken Davenport, Monica Drak, Annalee Newitz and more...
Saturday, May 11
Alberta Rose Theater
3000 NE Alberta St.
Must me 21/over and show ID at box-office by 6.30pm night of the show to claim your prize.More
Anonymia holds true to no one style of music, and anything from black to death to folk and even power metal.
Win a pair of tickets to see them perform at the Hawthorne Theatre on Friday May 10 with support from Ion Sorm, Kraniul Saw, Recursion, Choke The Silence and Cast Down.
Whether it’s collaborating with his band mates, recording guest vocals, or hand-picking opening acts, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James has always radiated a spirit of camaraderie with his fellow musician.
Tuesday, May 14
1332 W. Burnside
Anchored by their influence of all things hip-hop, from Run DMC and NWA, to a Tribe Called Quest and more, they set out on their own musical journey that would garner them millions of hardcore fans, selling over 550,000 albums and over 2 million singles and averaging over 200 shows a year.
Win a pair of tickets to see Rehab on Wednesday, May 15 at the Hawthorne Theatre supported by BNMC, DJ Chris Crisis, The Sindicate and Tragedy.
Wednesday, May 15
1507 SE 39th Ave
7:30pm (doors open at 7pm).
Seventeen years on from their inception, CAKE is still an outsider – defiantly and proudly cutting their own path. Both their music and their way of operating in the ever-evolving marketplace are fueled by the same core principles of self reliance, democracy, and integrity that inspired their formation.
In 2010, The xx won the Mercury Music Prize for their debut album. Their second album, ‘Coexist’ is an album of confident adult reflection. Angels, sung by Romy, is a perfectly distilled love song. Its counter is Fiction led by Oliver, a bittersweet ballad that’s strength lies in naming its fear. What has changed for The xx? Nothing, and everything. Older and wiser, surer yet still so tender, ‘Coexist’ finds itself on the other side of heartbreak, when the light returns.
Win a pair of tickets to see The xx perform on Monday, May 27 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.