Win Tickets ($20+): Leaves Russell CD Release @ Doug Fir Lounge | Rock & Roll Quartet

We are giving away a pair of tickets to the Leaves Russell CD Release at the Doug Fir Lounge on Saturday, March 9, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 8.

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Leaves Russell @ Doug Fir LoungeLeaves Russell CD Release
Saturday, March 9, 2013
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show | 21+
Tickets are $10-$12, purchase at Ticket Fly
More Info:

Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-9663

In its first full-length studio album, “We Chose the Devil Red,” Leaves Russell has succeeded in creating a richly layered and dynamic meditation. The recording debuts March 9 when the band returns to one of its favorite haunts, Doug Fir Lounge.

“It’s an album that sets out to explore the complexity of the human shadow, celebrating our simultaneous denial and acceptance of the darkness within each of us,” explains lead singer and lyricist Matthew Russell. Produced by bassist Inger Isaac Medina, mixed by Kendra Lynn at Jackpot! and mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph, the album might just take the quartet to the top of the city’s burgeoning indie rock scene.

“Devil” is the group’s second studio release, coming on the heels of two singles and an EP. The 11 songs “explore the impact of over-identifying with, as well as denying the existence of a shadow,” Russell notes. The songs balance lilting playfulness with swelling intensity, barely keeping an encroaching darkness at bay. Alongside Russell’s geologic vocals and crisp piano, the sound is built on monster drums by Jackson ‘Locomotivebreath’ Conrad, backing vocals and laserlike violin/viola/mandocaster by Thacher Schmid and earthy electric & standup bass by Medina.

Leaves Russell has built a groundswell of support in Portland, Bend, Seattle and elsewhere through frequent club and festival shows in the last three years. With its expansive sound and gorgeous art by Chase Velarde, “We Chose the Devil Red” may be the catalyst for greater regional or even national exposure.

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): Leaves Russell CD Release @ Doug Fir Lounge | Rock & Roll Quartet

  1. kettles1008 March 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    I love shows at the Doug Fir and this one is going to be awesome!

  2. Steve March 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Please choose me to win tickets to this show. Because I need a Doug Fir show in my life Saturday night, and Leaves Russell looks great! Plus, I will be spending all of my money on my wife for our anniversary on Friday night. So I would REALLY appreciate the hook up!

    Thanks PDX Pipeline for everything you do!

  3. Sian March 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    The Doug Fir is a great venue and the new album by Leaves Russell sounds fantastic,really great musicians too. The poster and album cover are super cool

  4. Mark March 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    The band sounds awesome and I have been travelling far too much. This would be a nice little reward to my lovely wife. We could make a night of it, conceive some babies and march into the sunset.

  5. Maxwell Kjellberg March 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    i hope to win because i love these boys on a personal level and this will be the first show they’ve had in ages where i’m actually off of work. help me and my lady see the live!

  6. Carey March 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Pick me please! :) I would love tickets to the Leaves Russell Concert. All of my friends will be there and I don’t have enough money for a ticket!

  7. Amy March 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    I have never been to the Doug Fir lounge. Don’t judge me, just send me.

  8. Melanie March 6, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Please let me win! My boyfriend and I saw Leaves Russel together at Laurelthurst a while back and fell in love! We haven’t had a date night in forever due to our conflicting work schedules. It would be nice to have a repeat date night to the awesome sounds of Leaves Russel. We also live just a few blocks away and we’ve never been to Doug Fir!

  9. Adrianne March 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    I am planning on going to this show because I love this band and I would love free tickets so that I can bring a few friends who haven’t heard this band before. Some people have trouble trying new things when there’s a cover or a ticket. I want to help them blast past that silly objection and show them what they are missing.

  10. Fred March 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Would love to win tickets for this one. Have never been to the Dug Fir Lounge but heard great things about it and about Leaves Russell.

  11. Al March 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Rock show at the doug fir? Sign me up!

  12. Cory Shird March 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Shakin da leaves

  13. Alaena March 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    i need to be there! pretty please, with sugar on top

  14. sunchicka March 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Would love yo tryout and explore what this band has to offer.

  15. Tim March 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Just in case I don’t win freak Mt tix.

  16. Erika March 7, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    My boyfriend and I figured we’d save some money on gas this weekend, stay in town instead, and try to knock another brewery or two off the list. He mentioned Burnside Brewing, which has come highly recommended from more than a few people. It’d be awesomely convenient, and just plain awesome, to catch a show at Doug Fir (It’s crazy that my guy has never to been there). We could grab dinner, and another drink since we’ll be taking the MAX around town anyway :)

  17. Scott March 8, 2013 at 6:01 am #

    Dug fir is my favorite venue, haven’t been disappointed yet.

  18. Anne March 8, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    I would love to attend my first cd release party at the Doug Fir.

  19. Alex March 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    because i never get picked :(

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