Win Tickets ($70): Eels @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Chelsea Wolfe, Alternative Rock, Neofolk, Experimental

We are giving away a pair of tickets to  Eels @ Aladdin Theater on June 8. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 6.

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From our sponsors:
Eels @ Aladdin TheaterEels
June 8, 2014
7 p.m. Doors / 8 p.m. Show | $32.50 ADV / $35 Doors| Under 21 OK w/ guardian
Tickets: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, EELS have released nine studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. Mojo Magazine calls Everett “a member of rock’s very own League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” while legendary troubadour Tom Waits says he “eagerly awaits each new release.”

In 2008 Everett published his highly-acclaimed book Things the Grandchildren Should Know and starred in the award winning Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III. In 2009 EELS began the release of an album trilogy: Hombre Lobo, End Times, and Tomorrow Morning.

Chelsea Wolfe
It’s fitting that Chelsea Wolfe’s second album opens with a hair-raising, animalistic snarl — the sound of some beastly metamorphosis caught on tape. Ἀποκάλυψις (pronounced “apokalypsis”) finds the L.A.- based artist perfecting her distinctly doom-drenched electric folk. Here she graduates from mobile 8-track experimentation to an actual studio, enlisting a few friends to help even as she maintains the strikingly visceral elements of her powerful debut, The Grime & the Glow (2010). The end result is a both a broader sprawl and a tighter claustrophobia, a serious heaviness of sound and spirit prone to unexpected moments of beauty and triumph.

Rightly, the album’s title is Greek for both “apocalypse” and “revelation.” Wolfe’s gift for tense beauty reigns supreme on “Tracks (Tall Bodies),” where warm guitar, cavernous drums, and her beguiling voice engender an elemental feeling of regret in tune with the words: It’s a machine we’re up against/Devoid of reason, devoid of sense.” The upbeat “Demons” follows, seemingly as counterpoint, rolling forth on a damaged surf beat and becoming a careening steam engine of scratchy thrash and tortured cries. Later, “Moses” demonstrates what Wolfe may very well do best, cooing choral over grinding Sabbathy guitars, somehow hinting at an odd ebullience hidden in the dirging murk.

Though Ἀποκάλυψις’s tone is decidedly dark, it’s a dynamic album, evidenced by buzzing, organ-soaked soul of “The Wasteland,” the clanging blues of “Friedrichshain,” and the haunted ambience of “To the Forest, To the Sea,” which feels like a field recording from the bewitched woods of Wolfe’s youth. The LP’s undeniable high point however, is the unforgettable “Pale on Pale.” The seven-minute song slowly bores its way into the listener’s skull thanks to Wolfe’s ghostly moan — which deals death at every lyrical turn — and the thick black metal chords that push it along. Somewhere between the blood-curdling scream and squalling feedback that close out the track, transcendence is achieved, and Wolfe’s transformation into a true force of nature is complete.

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57 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Eels @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Chelsea Wolfe, Alternative Rock, Neofolk, Experimental

  1. ptermclean May 27, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    Life is hard. And so am i. You’d better give me tickets. So i don’t die. Before I sputter out.

  2. Courtney adams May 27, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    I would love to go to this show!

  3. JP May 27, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

    Eels are not not to be confused with Hagfish or Lampreys… !!

  4. Greg May 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Cos’ I’m a Souljacker!

  5. Douglas Eckman May 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Would love to go to this show because Eels is my favorite band and perhaps it’s my lucky day in Hell?

    P.S. You Rock My World

  6. PDX May 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Please!!! This would be cool

  7. Lauren May 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    I’ve loved the Eels since I was a sad gloomy teenager.

  8. Tamara Colpitts May 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    I would love to go and be a part of a magical night.

  9. JJA May 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Because Chelsea Wolfe is a stunning musician who I’ve never got the chance to see, and her only Portland show this year is this opening slot! Also, Eels’ Beautiful Freak was one of my high school soundtracks, so would love to finally see them.

  10. Mireille May 27, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Here we go, fingers crossed!!!

  11. Jeremy May 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    It would totally be a motherfucker if I don’t win these tickets :D

  12. Mayolee May 28, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    Pick me please I never winned nuthin

  13. Jon Q May 28, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    Because my we’ll be in town for that weekend and that weekend only and we would love to go to the show!!!

  14. jess May 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    I want to win because the eels were my very first favorite band and my wife is leaving a few days later to work in NYC for the summer!

  15. Maria White May 28, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    My husband is a huge fan and what better way to celebrate his Birthday at an Eels Concert ^_^

  16. Meghan May 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Yesterday was sucking and tomorrow’s looking bad. I’d love the opportunity to cheer up myself and the bff with some beautiful music!

  17. Michael May 28, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Would like to go.

  18. lynnette conkel May 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    +++ ( I am a psychic and already know I am going to win !!!!!)+++

  19. Yume May 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Looks like a good show!

  20. Kevin May 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Would love to see a concert for my birthday…but I’m broke! Please I beg!

  21. prixton May 29, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Huge fan, from novocaine to loveless, never seen them live (I’m one of those sad folks with a college education, happy to have full time employment, but its minimum wage so I can’t afford many shows, sadness).

  22. Brianna May 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    The Eels!!!! Ahhh pick me, pick me!

  23. Jeffrey Trull May 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Novocane for the Soul is one of my favorite songs of all time!

  24. jessica May 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Because I never do nice things for my boyfriend and he loves Eels. This way he gets to see an awesome show and I get to take a very to tiny amount of credit for getting him there.

  25. Stephanie Quok May 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    love live music and am always excited to see a show.

  26. Martin May 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! I’d love to go!!!!!!

  27. Steven Schmidt May 29, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    It’s a motherfucker….to never win tickets to eels. (Insert some other cheesy eels reference here) I’m poor and my children come first but to hear “bombs away” live would make this grown ass man cry…

  28. Dave G. May 30, 2014 at 12:39 am #

    I’m glad Tom Waits has good taste ,too!

  29. Alexandra Gray May 30, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    I want to win because i LOVE LOVE LOVE the Eels and have never seen them and haven’t been to a show in forever because I’m totally broke and am having concert withdrawals….I…..NEED….TO…SEE….LIVE…MUSIC… AHHHH!!! Im losing my mind! GAH!

  30. panda May 30, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    we have the same black frame glasses, that’s why

  31. Chris Johnson May 30, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    Eels! Let’s do this!

  32. Danika May 30, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    I love all things doom Hell mates and ghouls! This show is going to be dark so I belong there. I’m just a beautiful freak who needs all her hair to stand on end.

  33. Danika May 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    I love all things doom hell mates and ghouls! This show is going to be dark so I belong there. I’m just a beautiful freak who needs her hair to stand on end.

  34. Ryan May 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    nuh uh. you have free eels tix? stahhp

  35. Jamie May 30, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    Eels! Love the band, hate the sushi. But since this has nothing to do with sushi, I’d love to go!

  36. Shaun May 31, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    i would gladly pay you in unagi rolls for some Eels tix!

  37. Minh T June 2, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    I’ve wanted to see them for literally a decade!

  38. Carla Josh June 2, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    What an incredible evening out this would be! P-Town views, an incredible historic little theatre, and music to my ears. Would be great to finally see them!

  39. Rebecca June 2, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    I would love to go to this show because I owe it to my 19-year old self, who spent way too much time ten years ago listening to Eels on repeat.

  40. Keegan Meyer June 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Cause I love Mark!

  41. Kelli June 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Oooooh Eels?! Sign me up to win! :D

  42. Allie June 5, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    Whaaaat? Seriously? Pick me! :)

  43. Thomas June 5, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Eels! Yes!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Emma June 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    I used to be a really big Eels fan. It would be really fun to see them live.

  45. Samantha June 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    This will earn me a life time of kisses from my husband. Make my dreams come true!

  46. Christina June 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    A great band at a great venue! Would love to see!

  47. Cory June 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    STTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEE PPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  48. Michael June 5, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    I know Allen and Zach Hunter, pick me!

  49. Milp June 6, 2014 at 12:29 am #

    MEep

  50. Aaron June 6, 2014 at 3:09 am #

    Greek lettering! Eels! A Berlin neighborhood! Would love it.

  51. Skip Stone June 6, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    Because I “Don’t Stop Believing” and I welcome these tickets with “Open Arms”. :-)

  52. Chris June 6, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    Sweet!

  53. Aaron June 6, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    I have always wanted to see Eels, but for some reason or another have missed them every time they are in town. I would really love to see Chelsea Wolfe. I’m available, shall we call it a date?

  54. Frank Byers June 6, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    I’d like to hear some good music.

  55. Minh T June 6, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    MEMEME!!!

  56. Alex June 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Eels + Chelsea Wolfe would be an amazing show. I may not afford to see them right now, but given the chance definitely!

  57. Michael Braim June 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Sick! Totally forgot about these guys and would love to get reacquainted.

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