Now calling Portland their home, Fruition make some of the best bluegrass to come out of the Rose City, and we’re giving one fan (and a friend) the chance to see the magic live at the band’s New Year’s Eve show on Dec. 31st at the Crystal Ballroom. To win, just click the link below and follow the simple rules. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, Dec, 26th; good luck!Enter Here!
Portland’s favorite alt-rockers, The Dandy Warhols have made their Christmas-time shows at the Crystal Ballroom a Portland tradition over the last few years, so we’ve teamed up with McMenamins to offer TWO lucky fans the chance to catch the Dec. 9th show at the Crystal for FREE (+1)! To enter, simply follow the link below, where you’ll find all the rukles and details! Winners will be selected on Friday, Dec. 1st!
Texan rockers Nothing More have been on a hot streak this year, with a new album out, tunes gracing the silver screen and plenty of awards. They’re coming to the Crystal ballroom to spend Halloween with PDX, and we’re giving one lucky fan the chance to see them live, in concert for free! Simply comment on the link below with your favorite Nothing More song and we’ll notify a winner next Tuesday, the 24th. Good Luck!
English shoe-gazers RIDE are coming to the Crystal Ballroom at the end of this month, the 23rd to be exact, and we’re partnering with McMenamins to offer you the chance to catch them for free! All you need to do is click the link below and tell us your favorite release (album, LP, sinlge, etc.) by the band and we’ll choose a winner on Wednesday the 20th! Best of luck!
The Magpie Salute
Formed by Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robertson, The Magpie Salute have garnered quite a bit of acclaim during their short tenure as a band. Selling out a string of shows at New York’s Gramercy Theatre to begin their career, the band have been on a red-hot roller coaster ever since! On September 26th they’ll stop by Portland’s Crystal Ballroom to wow audiences with their rootsy rock and roll. best of all, we’re teaming with Mcmenamins to offer you the chance to see the show with a friend , for FREE. All you have to do to enter is tell us your favorite Magpie Salute song at the link below! Winners will be chosen on Friday, September 15th. Good luck!
Looking to break out of your usual concert routine? The Lucent Dossier Experience might be for you then! With aerial acts, dancers + booty-shaking music, this isn’t your typical concert. Best of all, it’s coming to the Crystal Ballroom on August 8th and we’re giving you the opportunity to bring a friend to the show for FREE! All you have to do is click the link below and enter; two (2) winners will be chosen this Friday, August 4th. Good Luck!
Get your funk on with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic as they hit the Crystal Ballroom stage on Sunday, July 30th! Best of all, we’re giving two (2) lucky winners a chance to catch the show with a friend, for FREE! All you have to do is comment below (click the button!) with your favorite album from the man/band and we’ll choose winners on Thursday, July 27th. Good luck!
If you’re not one of the lucky two, you can grab your ticket here -> http://cascadetickets.com/
We’re partnering with the Crystal Ballroom to offer one lucky person the chance to see Philadelphia’s R&B king, Musiq Soulchild, for FREE at the Roseland Theater next Wednesday, June 19th. All you need to do is click the link below and comment with your favorite Soulchild album to be entered to win a pair of tickets to the show! A winner will be chosen and notified on Tuesday!
Our friends at Mike Thrasher Presents are giving one lucky winner in Seattle and Portland a VIP Package to The End Is Here Tour!
The End Is Here Tour
The End Is Here Tour combines some of the best in the post-hardcore/alternative music scene right now. Falling In Reverse has embarked on The End Is Here Tour to promote their new album entitled Coming Home. They are giving fans a sneak peek at what to expect from that album on this tour. They are also bringing along Motionless In White and Issues to open!
Motionless In White is known for their horror-esque metalcore sounds along with Halloween stage looks. They are a band you have to see live to understand how crazy and awesome they are. Motionless In White is using this tour to also promote their new album Graveyard Shift, which is coming out in early 2017.
Issues has transformed their post-hardcore sound since their earlier albums to a more melodic/funk post-hardcore sound. Their recent album, Headspace, features their usual screamer actually singing as well screaming this time around. Issues is known to have some crazy set ups and stage antics.
For your chance to win a VIP Package to Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White and Issues, follow the directions on the links below:
Prize one (grand prize)
VIP Giveaway – 1 Winner + 1 Guest
- Photo op meet & greet with Falling in Reverse, Issues & Motionless in White
- Dangerkids and Dead Girls Academy are NOT included
- Limited edition poster signed by all 3 bands
- Souvenir laminate with lanyard
- Custom guitar pick pack
- Early entry
- 1 raffle ticket for chance to win a backstage tour
- Each VIP attendee will receive 1 raffle ticket.
- 2 winners per show will be chosen at random.
- Winners + 1 guest will take a backstage tour before the show
Prize two (runner up)
- 1 signed set list from Falling In Reverse
The Dandy Warhols
As is tradition in Portland, wintertime means that a concert from city’s favorite indie band, The Dandy Warhols, can’t be far away and this year is no exception! The band will hit the Crystal Ballroom stage on December 10th and we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to see the Dandys, with a friend of course, for free!
Simply hit the button below to enter the contest! We’ll select a winner at random on Tuesday December 6th who will be notified via email!
As part of their Blasphemous collaboration series, McMenamins are teaming up with sludgy Seattle trio Helms Alee for a night of music and limited edition beer. Having toured with bands like the Melvins, Helms Alees sound can only be described as bombastic and explosive. Joining them are Oregon favorites THRONES who will be sure to kick a sonic hole through anyone bold enough to stand in their way. To cap the night off, McMenamins’ brewer Drew Phillips will be revealing a limited edition beer in tribute of the headliner’s riotous sound, available only at the show.
The best part is that we’re offering you a chance to go, with a friend, for free! All you have to do is click the button below, tell us your favorite heavy metal joke (we’ll provide an example below!) and you’ll be on your way to sipping beer and banging your head!
A joke could be something like: How do black metal bands get clean? They take Abbath!
Yellowcard has spent the last 19 years putting out great records, playing shows, and being one of the most well known bands in the alternative rock scene. Unfortunately the band is set to break up after their upcoming final tour. We wanted to showcase why we love Yellowcard so we have five reasons why they are one of our favorite bands!
1. Ocean Avenue is The Ultimate Throwback Jam
If you know Yellowcard, chances are you know their song Ocean Avenue. This was one of the first singles they released that got them known. It was #37 on Billboard’s Hot 100 back in 2004. Ocean Avenue is guaranteed to bring you back to your high school days!
2. Sean Mackin’s Violin Skills
One of the coolest things about Yellowcard is that they have a violinist! Sean Mackin is their violinist and his violin skills are amazing. Their music has such an unique sound due to having an added element (violin) that usually isn’t included with rock music!
In addition to Sean Mackin’s violin skills, he’s always doing backflips on stage! As you can see he’s been doing it for years and years. It’s one trademark he is known for!
4. Never Sounding The Same
Throughout the years, Yellowcard has always tended to try to experiment with different sounds. No two of their albums sound the exact same. They’ve grown and matured as a band over time and it has shown through their music. Take a listen to some of their hits over the years above!
5. Proper Goodbye
Yellowcard has given us all the proper goodbye- a final album and tour. They released their final self-titled album in September and will be touring the world as a last goodbye to fans.
Want to catch Yellowcard for the last time ever when they stop in Portland on October 25th? Tell us why you love Yellowcard and we’re hooking one fan up with a pair of VIP tickets and an awesome merch bundle! Winner will be chosen on October 14th.