Win Tickets ($54): Matt Nathanson – Last of the Great Pretenders Tour @ Crystal Ballroom | VH1 ‘You Oughta Know’ Artist, Joshua Radin

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Matt Nathanson – Last of the Great Pretenders Tour @ Crystal Ballroom on Friday, September 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 20.

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Matt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders Tour @ Crystal BallroomMatt Nathanson: Last of the Great Pretenders Tour
w/ special guest Joshua Radin

September 20, 2013
6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show | $25 ADV / $27 Doors | All Ages

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More info:

Based in San Francisco, Matt Nathanson has evolved into one of the premier songwriters and dynamic performers on the music scene today. His 2007 album Some Mad Hope (his first for Vanguard) yielded the smash single “Come On Get Higher,” which has sold more than 2 million copies to date, as well as the subsequent hits “Car Crash,” “Falling Apart” and “All We Are.”

The success of Some Mad Hope earned Nathanson a coveted spot as a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist, while also resulting in appearances on such national television shows as David Letterman, Ellen,Conan O’Brien, Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, Dancing with the Stars, Rachael Ray and The CMA Awards to name a few.

Additionally, his songs have been featured in numerous film and TV programs, including Good Morning America, NCIS, Private Practice, American Idol, X Factor,Vampire Diaries, American Pie and 90210. Modern Love, his previous studio album, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and topped the iTunes Pop Chart. It featured the hit singles “Faster” and “Run” – the latter featuring Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.

Nathanson’s legendary live shows, in which he displays a chic comedic flair, have resulted in sold-out tours across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Matt Nathanson’s ninth studio recording, Last of the Great Pretenders, will be released on July 16th. Produced by Mike Viola and Jake Sinclair, Last of the Great Pretenders marks a dramatic progression for the acclaimed artist, who has created a richer and deeper work both musically and lyrically than any of his previous LPs – and that’s saying something considering the already rarefied level of his writing and performing.

Songs like “Earthquake Weather,” “Kill The Lights,” “Kinks Shirt,” “Sunday New York Times” and first single “Mission Bells” are precisely cinematic as Nathanson stirs the material with deftly placed pop-cultural references and vivid details drawn from his keen observations of everyday life, while topping each song with an emphatic and seductive chorus hook.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($54): Matt Nathanson – Last of the Great Pretenders Tour @ Crystal Ballroom | VH1 ‘You Oughta Know’ Artist, Joshua Radin

  1. Penny September 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Would love to go! He is one of my favs!! Had tickets once but was ill and couldn’t go. Would love a second chance!! PDX Pipeline rocks!!!!

  2. Ashley Brewer September 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I just celebrated my 30th birthday! What a better present than tix to see Matt Nathanson?!

  3. Mollie September 16, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Saw Matt a couple of years ago at The Roseland, but missed much of the show – two distracted trying to dry my phone after it took a swim in my beer. I’d love “do-overs” to have the opportunity to enjoy his show in its entirety!

  4. Mollie September 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    damn it!

  5. Fred September 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    I would love to hear Matt Nathanson. I am becoming a fan and this would be a great chance to interesty my wife as well.

  6. Elyse September 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    I’ve been a big Matt Nathansan fan from the beginning, I would love love love to go!

  7. Christine September 16, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Matt Nathanson AND Joshua Radin? What a treat, I would love to see them both live!

  8. Tamara Colpitts September 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I love this venue… And would love to win this….

  9. stacie September 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Would love an excuse for a great date night! Haven’t been to a concert in a looooong while.

  10. Heather September 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm #

    What a great show this will be. Pick me. :)

  11. James September 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Man, this guy just keeps getting better. Will be a good show.

  12. Dennis September 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    I’m so excited for this show, please pick me!

  13. Jeanne September 17, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Love both Matt and Joshua! This is pretty much the perfect pairing for a night of live music.

  14. Donielle September 18, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I love Matt Nathanson, this would be a great date night! Pick me please :)

  15. David September 18, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    This would be awesome – would love to see both of them!

  16. Melissa September 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Ahh Matt Nathanson, tickets to your show I have none
    The things I would do just to see you
    I would dance like a fool through my entire school
    maybe scream your name for the tickets I could claim
    I might perform karaoke in a bar that’s sort of smokey
    Your music makes me happy but if I can’t see you I’d feel crappy
    But what fun it would be if your concert I could see

  17. Rachael September 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Okay, I really like Matt Nathanson but I LOVE Joshua Radin and I think to see them both in one night would be spectacular!

  18. Heidi September 19, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Would love to go! Pick me!

  19. Cory Shird September 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    This weekend I need a blast!!!!!!!

  20. madison September 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    i needa take my okc date somewhereee

  21. Caitlin Sheaffer September 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Yes! What a great looking show! I’d love to go!

  22. melissa September 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I saw Matt Nathanson years ago at the Aladdin Theater when he was opening for Howie Day and loved his energy and stage presence. I have followed and enjoyed his music ever since, but have never been able to see him perform live so this would be so fun and a blast from my past! But ALSO, Joshua Radin is my favorite favorite singer songwriter type who always puts on a great show so to see these 2 fabulous performers in one night, at the best venue in Portland would be the most perfect of Friday night activities. Pick me!!

  23. Elizabeth M. September 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    To win Matt Nathanson tickets: I would “Run” “Faster” while wearing “Mission Bells” to the Crystal Ballroom. I would tell my roommate “Alison” “Don’t Worship Me” for bringing her to the show. And we would yell at the crowd to jump on that bouncy floor and “Come On Get Higher” for Mr. Nathanson.

  24. Beth September 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    If I won tickets to see these two great artists, I would give them to my sister so she could say she has seen someone other than Taylor Swift and the Biebs in concert. Please, have pity on her adolescent music soul. Wait–it’s even more tragic. She’s a 39 year old grandmother to a five year old. Yes, do the math. This hot granny needs some luck!

  25. Emily September 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Matt’s since he used to tour with Howie Day. I didn’t catch him on his last tour and I would love to see him this time.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. Cindy Ede September 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    I am having an anxiety attack and want to go out tonight!!!!

  27. Scott September 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  28. Amanda September 20, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    I’m currently living with my future mother-in-law… My fiancé and I desperately need a good date night!

  29. Kim September 20, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    Who doesn’t want to see these two together?!

  30. Dana G September 20, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Love him!! I’ve never seen him and would absolutely love to have this opportunity

  31. Deana September 20, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Matt is my one true love…but I haven’t seen him in person-yet. Please make my dreams come true! :-)

  32. Danielle September 20, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    This will be great!

  33. Jen September 20, 2013 at 10:49 am #

    I am new to Portland and just learning the ropes. Interested in seeing what Portland has to offer!

  34. Toby September 20, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    What a great combo, I would love to see the show that has gotten so many good reviews.

  35. Lisa September 20, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I’m a chic with comedic flair so I should go and you should pick me!
    (thanks PDX pipeline, you rock!)

  36. mark42 September 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    so me. so winning this. sammy sosa

  37. Lauren September 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I started listening to Matt Nathanson and Joshua Radin years ago when they were part of the up-and-coming Hotel Cafe scene in LA!

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