The Alhambra Theatre is Closing

The historic Hawthorne venue's latest incarnation hosts its final shows this month.


Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Alhambra Theatre is closing. Again. According to a post on the venue's Facebook page, the current occupants of the century-old music venue at the corner of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 49th Avenue "have been unable to come to mutually agreeable terms in regards to our lease." The doors close at the end of June, and all shows scheduled beyond that point ...   More
Monday, June 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Trial By Fire

The Growlers learn you can’t go home again—especially after your home burns to the ground.

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There comes a time in every young punk’s life when it’s time to abandon the squat and move on to bigger ventures. For Orange County’s the Growlers, that decision did not come voluntarily.    More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Once Again, A Portland Hip-Hop Show Gets Shut Down—But Not By The Cops

The Alhambra Theatre pulls the plug on Sir Michael Rocks for smoking weed and throwing he finishes the show in the street.

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Another hip-hop show in Portland was shut down early this past weekend—though this time, the police had nothing to do with it.  Management at Alhambra Theatre pulled the plug on a headlining performance by Sir Michael Rocks on Oct. 11, after the Illinois rapper’s tourmates “repeatedly broke venue policy and Oregon law,” according to talent buyer Chase Varga—specifically, spraying the ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Pacific Mean Time at Alhambra Theatre

Who needs a job when you’ve got a basement and some instruments?

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After Edwin Paroissien was laid off from his job as a specialty-food distributor, he lived in his basement for two months. This may sound like the beginning of a    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ


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