Win Tickets ($30+): Typhoon w/ Laura Gibson, Lost Lander @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | Indie Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Typhoon with Laura Gibson and Lost Lander at the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, November 23, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 23.

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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Typhoon @ Crystal BallroomTyphoon w/ Laura Gibson, Lost Lander
Friday, November 23, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$15-17 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at

Crystal Ballroom
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info:

The last record Typhoon made, Hunger & Thirst, is a record that purposefully confuses physical sickness with ontological sickness, i.e. that most desires are only symptoms of the desire to be someone else. This new record picks up where they left off, though this time “purposefully confusing” the idea of time as a place. It imagines that the band’s past is a composite of old houses and apartment buildings, that its memories are these little artifacts strewn about, and then there’s Typhoon with a single candle, picking up the artifacts one at a time and examining them by the dim light.

Songs as personal as these perhaps ought to be burned or buried rather than be paraded before an audience. But there is something transfigurative in playing music with so many close friends-what starts out as a solemn, solitary attempt is turned into something both communal and cathartic. Typhoon even has fun at times.

A New Kind of House (the title itself is borrowed from the brilliant poetry of Zach Schomburg) was artfully recorded on location (Typhoon’s house) by repeat-collaborator Paul Laxer; the artwork was beautifully realized by Ricky Delucco, and the band has Tender Loving Empire to thank for so tenderly helping the band put out a record a second time.

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32 Responses to Win Tickets ($30+): Typhoon w/ Laura Gibson, Lost Lander @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom | Indie Rock

  1. Andy November 19, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    If I’m going to deal with a huge crowd on Friday, I’d rather it be at a show than shopping.

  2. Pat White November 19, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Help SOS Help I would like to go to Typhoon.

  3. Carlen November 19, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I want to go please, I LOVE Typhoon!

  4. CJ November 19, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I need a date night!!

  5. Kyle November 19, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I’ve introduced multiple people to Typhoon, including those that went on to cause me heartbreak. It would be beyond lovely to continue bringing the music to new people in my life…and to re-experience the band without the associated heartache.

  6. katie November 19, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    My boyfriend and I both work and go to school full time. We never get a chance yo go out due to money and timw. It’d be great to suprise him w/ this as we both love Typhhon and I am a big Laura Gibson fan :-D

  7. Jim B November 19, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Typhoon put on one of the best live shows of MFNW – definitely a great standout and one of my top three acts that I saw!

  8. Alana Krubl November 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Typhoon has been my favorite band since I moved to Portland and discovered the Tender Loving Empire record label & retail shop. One of their employees suggested I give them a listen; their music has lifted my spirits with every listen from that day since! I can’t imagine a better way to end a Black Friday retail shift than by seeing them!!!

  9. Joe H. November 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    A sousaphone!!! Gotta see them! Free tix would be sweet!

  10. Josh November 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Because even though I miss the girl in the blue dress who sang and played that little mini piano thing, Typhoon still RULES!

  11. Dylan Berger November 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Ermahgawsh Typhoon is soo awesome!!! I would like to attend because they are such a great band. That’s the honest truth.

  12. Scott November 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    oh please oh please oh please! That is what I need for Friday!

  13. Ryan November 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Never seen Typhoon, Never seen Laura Gibson, Never seen Lost Lander, although I listened to DRRT allllll summer long. I would be a happy concert goer.

  14. Vanessa November 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    I’ve been waiting to see Typhoon for years, and I’m a huge Laura Gibson AND Lost Lander fan! Concert of the year, I’d love to be there!

  15. Martin November 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Blown away by Typhoon! Drunk on Gibson…wait, that’s a gimlet….whatever!

  16. Chris November 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    The whole bill is spectacular but I hear Lost Lander has been playing as Laura Gibson’s backing band… gotta see that!

  17. Brian November 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    i want ’em on account of it would be simply wonderful to enjoy such fantastic music on a Friday evening for the wonderful price of free.

  18. Mathew November 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    Typhoon is one of my favorite bands and I was so sad that I missed them at MFNW. I also adore Laura Gibson and would love to take the lovely woman I adore to see this show. Please give a poor, deserving college student a wonderful opportunity?

  19. marla November 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Please oh please, what a lovely pre- Christmas gift this would be!

  20. kelly November 22, 2012 at 12:26 am #

    i need to sweat off those Thanksgiving calories somehow

  21. jenette November 22, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    Wow–Typhoon sounds great. I don’t know them, but I love Laura Gibson. Please pick me?

  22. Kacy November 22, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Id love to go!!

  23. viola rose November 22, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    I do love laura gibsons music and have not had the chance to see her perform yet

  24. Tom November 22, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    heard ’em on the radio and would love to see them live

  25. Sam g. November 22, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    Typhoon is the best…

    Typhoon is the best.

  26. Sam g. November 22, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Typhoon is the best.

    They’re just so good.

  27. Sean November 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    My awesome wife and I are both working all morning and afternoon Friday… This would make an awesome end to a hard day!

  28. panda November 23, 2012 at 1:00 am #


  29. Brad Williams November 23, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Just moved to Portland and what better to celebrate than to see 3 of my favorite artists. LOVE Lost Lander’s “DRRT” album – Cold Feet is an awesome song. And come on… TYPHOON! Hunger & Thirst is amazing, just got the 7″ common sentiments vinyl and I’m hoping they play some new stuff off of White Lighter. Shows like this are the reason I moved 2,000 miles. Sorry Milwaukee, WI … this is better.

  30. Buster November 23, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    With all this raving about this band, I would really like to check them out.

  31. Brian November 23, 2012 at 10:55 am #


  32. free November 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    i’d like to escape the typhoon outside for the typhoon inside.

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