Win Tickets ($30): Damien Jurado w/ Tiburon @ Holocene | Desert Blues, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Damien Jurado with Tiburon at Holocene on Friday, May 24, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 24.

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May 24, 2013
7:30 p.m. | $13 ADV/$15 Door | 21+
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Last year, Damien Jurado released “Maraqopa,” his latest 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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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Damien Jurado w/ Tiburon @ Holocene | Desert Blues, Folk

  1. Tamara Colpitts May 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    I love going to the holocene (sp) that is such an amazing venue. would love to see this show.

  2. Laura Briar May 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Damien was amazing last year at Bumbershoot and would love to see him shine in my hometown!

  3. Meg May 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    I love jurado’s music! I would love to be able to go! Please make it happen.

  4. Kelsey May 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    I’ve never heard Damien Jurado’s music. I would love for the first time I hear him to be live action!!

  5. Rb. May 22, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    This show would be a definite bright spot in a homework filled weekend. Fingers crossed!

  6. Isaiah May 23, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    Love Damien, been hoping for awhile to see him live in Portland ! Hope I can go!

  7. Rachel KN May 23, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    I just got a new job and need to celebrate! And this sounds perfect :)

  8. valerie May 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Damien was probably the first large show I went to by myself, at The Troubador opening for Low, in Los Angeles. I now try to go to many music events around Portland, Holocene being a favorite. I’d love to see him again but I’m low on funds.

  9. Clayton May 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I have been listening to Damien for many years… I put him in the same category as David Bazan. They both sing beautiful and melancholy music that speaks to my soul. I’d love me some Damien Jurado!!

    Thanks, PDX Pipeline :)

  10. Kimi May 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Because my partner of three years and I first began our relationship at a Damien Jurado show… and we haven’t seen him since!

  11. Claire May 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    My boyfriend love folk music and would love to see this! This would make a great date for the two of us :)

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  14. eric May 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I live right in the neighborhood, keep it local yo!

  15. Alex May 23, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    because it’d be the awesomest

  16. Kate May 23, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    I’ve never been to a “super nova shred session”. Obviously I’m curious.

  17. Scott May 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    Sounds fun.

  18. Eric May 24, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    This is a must see performance, and if it be your will… I will.

  19. james evans May 24, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    i’d like to go because damien jurado is a badass, because last time he came to town i couldn’t afford tickets, and because– coupled with luz elena mendoza from y la bamba– this show should prove to be amazing.

  20. Josh May 24, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Would love to see this guy perform – one of my bust friends turned me on to him, would be rad to get her tickets so she could see him live.

  21. Rachel May 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Sounds interestubg!

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