Win Tickets ($24): Chain and The Gang, Shivas & The Hive Dwellers @ Crystal Ballroom | Rock ‘n’ Roll

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Chain and The Gang, Shivas, The Hive Dwellers @ Crystal Ballroom on January 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 13.

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From our sponsors:
Chain and The Gang Shivas The Hive Dwellers @ Crystal BallroomChain and The Gang, w/ Shivas & The Hive Dwellers
January 16, 2014
7 p.m. Doors / 8 p.m. Show | $10 ADV / $12 Doors | All Ages
More info:

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


Yes – you heard that right!

They say: “Depend on us for martial rhythms, minimal riffs with maximum fuzz, bass throbs, shrieks, shouts, mutters, and confessions, as well as bewitching call and response tunes to make any indentured work force proud.”

Oh sure; the “Independent Set,” or the “indies” as they like to say, dig their groups and that’s all fine … if you are into nice, unassuming, and thoroughly respectable “music.” But the “Deps” – represented by CHAIN & THE GANG, are into something else.

They Depend on the manic thrill of outlaw noise and performance … they need it like a fish needs water, like a bird needs air, like a heart depends on love. And dependability is what CHAIN & THE GANG provides. Dependably perverse, dependably ecstatic, dependably astonishing. CATG’s audience depends on them to bring the moveable riot into the local clubhouse … they depend on the tunes too, crying out for “CERTAIN KINDS OF TRASH”, “FREE WILL” and “HUNTING FOR LOVE” from the new CATG LP “IN COOL BLOOD”.

Yes, that’s right – a third CHAIN & THE GANG record. After 2009′s “DOWN WITH LIBERTY … UP WITH CHAINS!” and 2011′s “MUSIC’S NOT FOR EVERYONE”, the world said: “CHAIN & THE GANG just can’t possibly top themselves.” But you know what? CHAIN & THE GANG proved those doubters wrong.

“IN COOL BLOOD,” starring CHAIN & THE GANG troublemakers Ian F Svenonius Katie Alice Greer, features Brett Lyman playing the electric guitar, Chris Sutton on electric bass guitar, and Fiona Campbell driving the drumkit, as well as a combo of CHAIN & THE GANG stalwarts and ringers like Brian Weber (organ), Fred Thomas (bass guitar), Amber Fellows (piano), Spencer Kelley (electric guitar) and Austin Cooper (bongos). All recorded by Calvin Johnson at the infamous Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia Washington and released on the K Record Label!

“IN COOL BLOOD” is CHAIN & THE GANG’s most dependable record yet. One listen and you too will count yourself a “Dep.”

#95 of the 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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8 Responses to Win Tickets ($24): Chain and The Gang, Shivas & The Hive Dwellers @ Crystal Ballroom | Rock ‘n’ Roll

  1. Jen January 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    Svenonius is my hometown hero and I can’t think of a performer more raw and engaging. Would love to see the gang again in Portland!

  2. Joshua Lindboe January 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

    I love Ian! I want to see the sassiest man in America educate the people with his subliminally charged singing and dancing!

  3. Nicholas Swartz January 11, 2014 at 12:39 am #

    Shortly after moving to Portland, this first time I went to east end I had the pleasure of witnessing Chain & the Gang with Strange Boys and Nightbeats. I was an amazing time and one of the best all around shows I have seen at that venue. I would love to catch Ian and the Gang one more time!

  4. Chris January 11, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    The psychic soviet reigns! I wanna goooo

  5. Steve January 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    I want to win because this sounds like a blast!

  6. Lisa January 13, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    I’ve never heard them before and would love to hear some new music for my guitar playing inspiration!

  7. David January 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Sounds like fun – I would love to see them! “throbs, shrieks, shouts, mutters, and confessions”… doesn’t get much better :) Please pick me!

  8. Mathew January 14, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    This sounds absolutely funtastic. I would love to go.

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