Win Tickets ($30): Damien Jurado w/ Kelli Schaefer, Peter Wolf Crier @ Holocene | Folk, Indie Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Damien Jurado with Kelli Schaefer and Peter Wolf Crier at Holocene on Sunday, April 22, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 20.

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Damien Jurado @ HoloceneDamien Jurado w/ Kelli Schaefer, Peter Wolf Crier
Sunday, April 22, 2012
8:30 p.m. | $13-$15 | 21+
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We’re honored to host the legendary singer-songwriter Damien Jurado, whose 15-year career has been marked by incredibly innovative songcraft.

On February 21st, Damien Jurado released “Maraqopa,” his newest collaboration with producer Richard Swift, dropping us into a brutal and benevolent landscape. The bold strokes and new turns the pair made with 2010’s Saint Bartlett are taken even further. He throws open the gate on his oft insular dirges and allows them do some real wilding out in the canyon. In Maraqopa, the vistas are miles-wide; the action is more dynamic; the close-ups sweaty and snarling. The strummed desert blues that begin “Nothing is the News” quickly bursts open into an Eddie Hazel-worthy supernova shred session, all of it swirling in tinny-psych and Echoplex’d howls.

We’ve never heard anything like this from Jurado. Fifteen years into his remarkable career, and he continues to blossom. Jurado and Swift establish themselves not only as inventive, trusting collaborators, but as one another’s spirit animals in American outsider songcraft –lone wolves in black sheep’s clothing. Swift is the Ennio Morricone to Jurado’s Sergio Leone.
At Swift’s National Freedom studios, the live-to-tape ethos allowed these songs to expand and retract like a great beast’s breath.

Every in-the-moment bell and whistle here is hung with a natural, casual care. The Seattle Times recently called Jurado “Seattle’s folk-boom godfather,” a praising recognition to be sure. But also a title Jurado might not yet be ready to accept. That’s a title for someone who has settled. With each visit to National Freedom, Jurado is exploring, taking risks.

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Damien Jurado w/ Kelli Schaefer, Peter Wolf Crier @ Holocene | Folk, Indie Rock

  1. colleen April 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I missed seeing Peter Wolf Crier the last time they were in town :( would love to go to this show!

  2. Noah D April 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Lord- I haven’t been to a live show in a very long time. It would be great to get to see this. Jurado’s latest record has been on constant repeat on my headphones for the couple months.

  3. Nicole April 18, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    I had the chance to see Damien, “the Godfather of Folk” at the Bing Lounge and really enjoyed his music and his style (especially that he performed on stage without shoes and just a pair of bright, white athletic socks). I have never been to Holocene and would love to experience this musical event! I wonder if he will wear shoes?

  4. Michelle April 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Would love to see Damien Jurado, He sings a song about our old neighborhood, white center, where I worked with the youth, that was so true and his other songs are so touching

  5. thecook April 19, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I have never heard any of their music I want to go.

  6. thecook April 19, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    I have never heard any of their music I really would like to go.

  7. Lora Danielson April 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    The one and only time I have seen Damien Jurado was in Atlanta, in Little Five Points, with my best friend. We fell out of touch shortly thereafter. It’s been 8 years, and that man and I are just becoming friends again, in a different city, in a different life setting, in a different light. This would mean the world to us.

  8. Matto April 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    I shook Damien’s hand at Pickathon last summer and it was at least three times larger than mine. Then I saw him at Jackpot with normal sized hands.

  9. Elie April 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    Damian Jurado is so fantastic. Would love a chance to see him for the first time.

  10. Leigha April 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    I would be forever grateful to win tickets to this. Damien Jurado is awesome and I love Kelli Schaefer. Need some live music in my life!

  11. daVe April 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    oh my, what a show this promises to be! great venue, and i’ve a crush on one of the ‘tenders there. maybe damien will inspire me to do more than ask for a gimlet ;)

  12. Matt April 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Holocene is one of my favorite dance spots in Portland, and I really need to get out this weekend and tear shit up!

  13. Kimi April 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    I’m pretty sure I’ve loved Mr. Jurado longer than anyone else who posts to this site. ;-)

  14. Marni April 20, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    I would love to see Damien Jurado!

  15. Lauren April 20, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    His new album is one of my favorites of the year! I would love to go!

  16. Abe April 20, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    The last time I saw Damien Jurado I had to wait out in the rain and the venues sound was terrible – I’d love to see him in the concrete confines of Holocene!

  17. Erin Butler April 20, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    “I Break Chairs” does it for me. I have been out of work for a month and need positive vibes from the universe! Pick me!

  18. patti April 20, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    my spirit panda could really use a night out

  19. Lady April 20, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    ***Please hook me up with these tickets***
    Pretty please with sugar on top!

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