Win Tickets ($110): Billy Gibbons and The BFG’s @ Revolution Hall | Perfectamundo Tour, Legendary Master of the 6-Strings

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Billy Gibbons and The BFG’s @ Revolution Hall on December 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 7.



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From our sponsors:
Billy Gibbons and The BFG's - Perfectamundo TourBilly Gibbons and The BFG’s – Perfectamundo Tour
December 11, 2015
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | 21+
$49.50 ADV / $55 DOS / VIP Packages $275 & $150
More info: revolutionhallpdx.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

With his signature bead and African headgear Billy F Gibbons is instantly recognizable. He’s best known as the centerpiece and one third of ZZ Top, the band that came together in 1969 and has stayed part of the American musical landscape ever since, the longest running major rock band still composed of its original members. Billy and bandmates, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, most appropriately, by Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, a longtime friend of Billy’s.

A legendary master of the six-string, Gibbons is widely regarded as one of America’s finest guitarists working in the blues rock idiom. ZZ Top’s sound owes much to his uncanny knack to squeeze unheard of sounds of the electric guitar that resonate with the blues, pop, r&b, country, gospel, western, hillbilly and West African influences that coalesced when rock ‘n roll was born. His almost subconscious awareness of this heritage makes his an approach that is, at once, innovative and authentic. As a vocalist, his down ‘n dirty growl is unmistakable; he sounds ominous and mirthful at the same time as listeners to such hits as “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “Cheap Sunglasses” can attest.

Before ZZ Top, who would go on to become an acknowledged symbol of the State of Texas, Billy fronted several bands during his formative years growing up in Houston and soon became a local phenomenon. The Moving Sidewalks was his psychedelic pre-ZZ Top group and had occasion to open for Jimi Hendrix who was so taken with young Gibbons’ fretwork that he called it to the attention of Dick Cavett on national TV.

Now, as then, Billy Gibbons is much more than an iconic guitar slinger with a monumental length of chin whiskers. He’s a internationally recognized collector of guitars and cars, a fact chronicled in the best selling book he wrote about his collecting obsessions, Rock + Roll Gearhead which was published by MBI Publishing.

In 2015, even as ZZ Top continues its four-decade run of uninterrupted touring and recording Billy finished the first-ever solo album of his career. Perfectamundo by Billy Gibbons & The BFG’s (due out Nov. 6, 2015 from Concord Records).. Perhaps surprising to some is the fact that the album. Is infused with Afro-Cuban rhythms and flavors. Billy, who shares production credit with Joe Hardy, shatters cultural, musical and language boundaries with nine originals and covers of Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right” as well as a Spanglish rendition of the Lightnin’ Hopkins-inspired “Baby Please Don’t Go.”

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23 Responses to Win Tickets ($110): Billy Gibbons and The BFG’s @ Revolution Hall | Perfectamundo Tour, Legendary Master of the 6-Strings

  1. Alan Scally November 30, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    In the late ’70s, early’80s I was part of a band of guys trying to play ZZ Top but not quite getting it. I remember hollering Jesus Just Left Chicago, Legs, Sharp Dressed Man, Cheap Sunglasses..etc. However the main obstacle to becoming a ZZ Top cover band was that we sucked.

    But we had fun.

    I promise not to sing along with Mr. Gibbons. I just want to see one of my heroes, who set the bar so high that a bunch of guys who prepped with pot and cheap beer couldn’t get over it.

    Now I’ll have the boogie in my head all night.

  2. Michael November 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    One of the greatest guitar players of all time in a great new portland music venue. Set me up with tickets PDXPIPELINE!

  3. Trappercreek December 1, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Last time we tried to see BG, we drove 500 miles but got food poisoning right before the show….
    Not the evening we had in mind.
    Love to make up for that experience!

  4. Mike December 1, 2015 at 11:02 am #

    GREEDY LANDLORDS HAVE RAISED MY RENT SO HIGH THAT ATTENDING GREAT CONCERTS LIKE BILLY GIBBONS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO AFFORD ANYMORE. HOPE I CAN WIN TICKETS.

  5. lauren scher December 1, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    Oh how fun! I haven’t seen a show there yet!

  6. Aleksandra December 2, 2015 at 11:48 am #

    I’m pretty sure my husband would love this!

  7. Bob MacKay December 3, 2015 at 6:21 am #

    My beard won’t be. grown out by then but I’d still hope to see the man wail on his axe

  8. Roger December 3, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    Oh Hell yes!! Want to be there for this one. Billy is a legend and not be missed. And want to see the new venue!!Thank you for the chance at free tickets!!

  9. Roger Roberts December 3, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    For the BEARDS!

  10. Wango December 3, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

    Hell yeah I would like to win tickets to this show!!!!

    I’ll get my afro cuban on with a little extra dose of twang any day.

  11. Cory December 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    1/3 of ZZ, Let it be Me Me!!!!!

  12. karl Jacobson December 3, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    Oh, yes PLEASE (why thank you!)

  13. Dave G. December 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers!

  14. Jen Phillips December 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    I lived the 70’s….nuff said…

  15. Sandra Leavens December 4, 2015 at 12:06 am #

    My Uncle use to drive them on his bus on tour in the 70’s! He looked just like them sporting his long hair and beard. I love me some cheap sunglasses.

  16. Bruce December 4, 2015 at 8:56 am #

    Would love to see Billy Gibbons at Revolution Hall!! It would be HOT,BLUE AND RIGHTEOUS!

  17. johanna lovell December 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    I love ZZ Top, so I would love to see Billy solo :)

  18. Melany H. December 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    Pick Me, Pick Me, I bet this would be Awesome!

  19. Kirk December 4, 2015 at 7:09 pm #

    After all these years of being a fan of ZZtop, I still haven’t seen them. IT’s the next best thing

  20. Jim L. December 4, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Would love to see & hear Billy!

  21. ryan December 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    this would be a silly amount of fun.

  22. Amy Truax December 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    I’ve been to Cuba several times and love Afro Cuban music. I had no idea he did this, it would be so cool to see!

  23. Cory December 10, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    ZZ and me!!!!

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