Win Tickets ($28): The Dangerous Summer @ Backspace | Pop Punk, w/ Tommy And The High Pilots, Rare Monk, Breaking Laces

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Dangerous Summer @ Backspace on August 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 2.

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From our sponsors:
The Dangerous Summer @ BackspaceThe Dangerous Summer
w/ Tommy And The High Pilots, Rare Monk, Breaking Laces
August 3, 2013
7 p.m. | $12-$14 | All Ages
Tickets: ticketfly.com

Backspace
115 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR, 97209
More info: backspace.bz/

The Dangerous Summer
Straightforward, earnest rock music seems to be a contradiction from the path popular music has strayed as of late. The need for genuine lyrics, purposeful direction and accessible melodies has been long overdue. The Dangerous Summer have crafted a throwback to the days when music was charged with hope and contained a much-needed brand of sincerity.

Tommy And The High Pilots
Life remains busy for rock quartet Tommy and The High Pilots. The Santa Barbara based band released their most recent EP, The Sawhorse Sessions, April of 2011, which was the follow-up to their 2010 debut, American Riviera. And through it all, the band has remained on the road full-time, with major label rockers Ludo and others (Tommy and the High Pilots are on Ludo’s Redbird Records).

The four-piece released an EP, American Riviera, in September of 2010 and have been on the road ever since. They supported other artists nationwide in the fall and finished the year by headlining more West Coast dates, including a sold out stop for their annual Christmas show in Santa Barbara. The Pilots wasted no time hitting the road again in 2011 and 2012, playing clubs, colleges, and anywhere with a stage.

Rare Monk
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the young turks of Rare Monk sound simultaneously like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard. While the obvious signposts are there to guide you (Modest Mouse, Phoenix), Rare Monk combine their love of late 90s alternative with a fevered pop intensity, before shooting the whole thing into outer space to see what comes back.

Breaking Laces
Breaking Laces is a three-piece acoustic rock band out of Brooklyn NY with a sound that has stylistic debts to such artists as Death Cab for Cutie, Snow Patrol, They Might Be Giants and the Lemonheads.

When the three musicians who comprise Breaking Laces got together to start the band, they had an acoustic guitar, a drum set, a bass and two very good voices. From there they went on to build a band and sound that has continually defied its origin and appearance.

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8 Responses to Win Tickets ($28): The Dangerous Summer @ Backspace | Pop Punk, w/ Tommy And The High Pilots, Rare Monk, Breaking Laces

  1. Jordan July 29, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    I love the song “Permanent Rain”!!!!

    I love pop punk bands like this. My two friends and I are all 30+ years old, and we go to what we call “The Teen Angst Tour” where we see pop punk bands we listened to in high school.

    So far we’re see Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, The Used, Eve 6, Saves the Day and Hot Water Music together, all on the Teen Angst Tour. This would be another stop on the tour and a great show seeing that it’s in a small venue like Backspace!

  2. Dylan July 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    The Dangerous Summer is one of my favorite bands. I stumbled across their first EP shortly after it was released and I have made it to all 6 shows they have played in Portland over the years. Obviously I am already going to this but I’d love to bring some friends with free tickets!

  3. Kristin Chambers July 30, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    In town for the weekend. Thinking about moving there soon. Help convince me!

  4. Mathew July 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    The Dangerous Summer is one of my favorite pop-punk bands. I seriously have to go to this. Also, I have the perfect girl to take

  5. Nikki July 31, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    I can’t wait to see them! And I have the perfect guy to take

  6. Marco August 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Punk me once, shame on you. Punk me twice, shame on me. Punk me three times, ill be at The Dangerous Summer Show.

  7. David Adams August 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    I would love to celebrate my birthday (8/3) by dancing like nobody cares. Because they really don’t, do they? And neither do I.

    Plus I am too broke this birthday to afford the $56 that I would have otherwise gladly paid to see Dangerous Summer live.

  8. Kyc08 August 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Sounds like a fun way to spend the weekend listening to some great music live!

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