We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Glen Hansard on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at the Crystal Ballroom. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Thursday, October 4.
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From our sponsors at Aladdin Theater:
Aladdin Theater presents Glen Hansard w/ The Lost Brothers
Thursday, October 4, 2012
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$30 | All Ages Welcome
Purchase Tickets at Cascade Tickets
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info: www.mcmenamins.com
Over 20 years in the making, Glen Hansard’s first ever solo album, Rhythm and Repose is available now on Anti- Records. Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the movie Once, Rhythm and Repose is Hansard’s first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season.
The highly lauded play Once, The Musical won eight Tony Awards including best direction of a musical, best lead actor in a musical and the top musical prize itself. Once, The Musical is based on the feature film Once, with original songs written by Hansard including “Falling Slowly” for which he won an Academy Award. The play successfully opened on Broadway on March 18 to rave reviews including the New York Times who explains, “what was always wonderful about ‘Once,’ its songs and its staging, has been magnified.”
Hansard is celebrated as the principal songwriter and vocalist/guitarist for the Irish group The Frames, who have established themselves as one of the most influential bands in Ireland. Hansard garnered a reputation as not only an unparalleled front man, but also for his dedicated following and his grounded, real-life songs. Hansard is also one half of the acclaimed duo The Swell Season. In 2007, he and Czech songstress Marketaa Irglova took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Falling Slowly” off the Once soundtrack. Hansard and Irglova continued the success of Once with the 2009 release Strict Joy under the namesake of The Swell Season.