Win Tickets ($40): Typhoon w/ Wild Ones + Lake @ Crystal Ballroom | Post Pop, w/ Wild Ones + Lake

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Typhoon w/ Wild Ones + Lake @ Crystal Ballroom on November 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 29.

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Typhoon w/ Wild Ones + Lake @ Crystal BallroomTyphoon w/ Wild Ones + Lake
November 29, 2013
8 p.m. Doors / 9 p.m. Show | $17 ADV / $20 Doors | All Ages

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

Dear Reader,

I don’t remember much, but I remember this one thing with clarity.

I was in the backyard looking up at my father; he was bent over raking leaves, explaining to me over his shoulder what it meant to be a good man-to keep your word and do the work you set out to do. I was a child then and the words were a mystery, having little conception of what kind of man I would be, what sort of work I would do or how I would set about doing it. A few years later, as all my friends were entering adolescence, I got sick. Mine was puberty with a vengeance.

In my last letter I made mention of my illness. Since then I have been asked about it often and feel I should elaborate on its significance. The illness itself offers a tempting narrative hook, but dwell on the individual suffering, what matters is the universal implication: Once on the other side one finds that there are no sides, that there exists no great partition between sickness and health, only various stages of dying and various ways of surviving that death.

This discovery had on me the effect of leveling all logical binaries to be replaced by ambivalence-not only could I not tell the difference between sickness and heath, but had further difficulty telling friends from enemies, progress from regress, love from resentment, sometimes even women from men. I realized that if I were to accomplish anything it would be to recover some kind of meaning in what my friend Zach Schomburg called the Wild Meaninglessness. You can consider it one very bewildered man’s attempt to explain the universe, to himself, in the language of bewilderment.

I had a lot of help. Without my friends in typhoon this music would have never reached your ears. It is thanks to them that these songs are songs and not just a bunch of quasi-apocalyptic ramblings. We recorded them on a farm in Happy Valley, OR while we lived there for a short, utopian six weeks in the spring and summer of 2012. The record is a collection of seminal life moments, in more or less chronological order, glimpsed backwards in the pale light of certain death, brought to life by a remarkable group of people who hold as I do that the work is somehow important.

When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did.

It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.

k.r.m. 6.21.2013

No. 47 of Crystal Ballroom’s 100 Nights
Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola’s Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.

Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang – a performance by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy on January 21 – the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal’s amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.

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49 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Typhoon w/ Wild Ones + Lake @ Crystal Ballroom | Post Pop, w/ Wild Ones + Lake

  1. Nicole November 18, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Saw them during MFNW at The Old Church, I’d love to see them in space that’s big enough to hold their sound.

  2. Pleen November 18, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    I have been listening to their CDs since I discovered them through Tender Loving Empire three years ago and have not had a chance to see them live yet. I would LOVE the opportunity to hear all the songs that I have had on a loop LIVE. If I win these tickets, I will be the first ONE to break the DANCE seal, so un-Portland, yet I just can’t help myself!

  3. Stacey November 18, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Want to dance the rain away with Typhoon.

    • Allysha Marotta November 18, 2013 at 11:53 am #

      I would like to win these tickets for my husband. He has been working on his PHD at Portland state and it would be nice to treat him to one of his favorite bands. A night out with no work:)

  4. Jason Brown November 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    YOUNG FATHERS is the best song. Somehow playing on repeat hasn’t totally killed it for me.

  5. Andrew Rogers November 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I would love to attend because Typhoon is the best band in PDX right now and id love to see them again!

  6. Mathew Trono November 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    This is possibly my favorite band right now and I’d trade my second kidney for tickets, but winning them would be better.

  7. Katie Kriner November 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    I’m absolutely going to poop my pants if I win these tickets because Typhoon makes me the
    happiest out of all the artists I have come across this year. Don’t worry I would shower before I see them.

  8. birdonit November 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Somehow I haven’t seen Typhoon live…seems like a crime. Hurry and give me tickets before I get arrested.

  9. Stork Schlemiel November 20, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I love one of the violin players in Typhoon as if she were my own daughter. Because she is! I am so proud of her! Rock on Shannon! I would love to go to this show!!

  10. Scott November 21, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Love Typhoon, but never seen them! This would be great… please and thank you!

  11. Andrew November 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Caught Typhoon in the Bing Lounge…all, like, thirteen of them. They were excellent musicians but only played four or so songs. I would love to hear them play a full show at the Ballroom. Definitely a great way to spend a Friday night.

  12. Scott Worthington November 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    Just saw them at Kink Radio, in their Bing Lounge, a lot of folks for a little stage, would love to take my Brother to a big stage show!

  13. Chris November 21, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Seeing Typhoon is a pretty magical experience.

  14. Olivia Tabert November 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    I would love to see them!

  15. Tommi November 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm #


  16. free November 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    oh dang, that sounds like a good time!

  17. Eleanore November 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    Little brother and I both love Typhoon. Would love to treat and bond over this. Thanks.

  18. winner November 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    They’re magic

  19. Dave G. November 21, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    A local band that’s been on my radar for awhile…I’d be honored to go!

  20. Jane November 22, 2013 at 2:39 am #

    That many beautiful live instruments? I would have the ultimate eargasm!

  21. Nicole November 22, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    I’ve heard great things about Typhoon. I think it may be time to check them out!

  22. TomP November 22, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Great band. Would love to see them again

  23. Jolene Williams November 22, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Really want to see Danielle Sullivan lead with Wild Ones and Typhoon would be wonderful as always.

  24. Bjoern November 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    would be so much fun to go

  25. Vinnie November 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I loved Wild Ones and it would be great to see them in a large venue like the Crystal. I’ve never seen Typhoon, but have heard good things.

  26. Krystal November 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    My niece/god-daughter from Reno is making her first solo visit to Portland and my place Friday nite (near Happy Valley) and I would love to show her some of the best music around here, a bit of who I am, and help her open her world (she’s in college)!

  27. Kelly November 23, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Don’t we all want a night out on the town?

  28. Alejandro November 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    I really enjoy their work and would love to see them live!

  29. Amy November 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    I’d like to take my friend who fixes my car for me. He does it for me on the cheap because he knows I would struggle to pay more.

  30. Cari November 24, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    Hubby and I work opposite shifts, it’s hard to to get together. We’d love to go see this show together!

  31. Jamie November 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Typhoon live, but I love their music! It would be such a treat to see them at a venue as lovely as the Crystal.

  32. Heidi November 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Live music and Typhoon! thumbs up!

  33. Cassady November 27, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    I. Must. Dance.

  34. Zane November 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see Wild Ones for months…some tickets would be a fantastic slightly belated birthday present.

  35. Fred November 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    Would love to win these tickets, but it looks like there are already too many comments for me to have a chance. I never win, but always hope. Have heard of Typhoon and would love to see them live.

  36. Matt Folsom November 27, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    I had to miss them at Pickathon, so I need another opportunity to see this great live band!

  37. Kimi November 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm #


  38. Kathryn McNeill November 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Would love to catch them indoors. Loved their set at Pickathon. Also, I could use some cheering up!

  39. Melissa November 27, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Date night!

  40. Brianna November 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

    Love Typhoon and Wild Ones. In town til Saturday would love to see them!

  41. Scott Pierce November 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    What a show.

  42. Vanessa November 28, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    yes please!!

  43. Steve Colburn November 28, 2013 at 4:10 am #

    I would love to take my wife to see Typhoon. She’s going through multiple medical challenges right now and seeing them would mean a great deal to her.

  44. Carolyn November 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Would love to visit the Crystal

  45. Patrice Kuykendal November 29, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    I am trying to convince my boyfriend that Portland has some of the best live local bands in the universe and these bands especially Wild Ones will prove my argument. TICKETS PRETTY PLEASE!

  46. Diana November 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    In honor of Thanksgivingkuh, please open the way for me to win these tickets!!!

  47. Shelby November 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    When I listen to Typhoon, my heart feels so warm and happy inside! I would love to listen to them play live in the same room.

  48. jess December 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    my dogs getting surgery and i really need a pick me up:)

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