Win Tickets ($60): Colin Meloy @ Crystal Ballroom | Indie Folk, Frontman for Happy Cactus, Tarkio & The Decemberists, w/ John Roderick

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Colin Meloy @ Crystal Ballroom on January 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 20.

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Colin Meloy @ Crystal BallroomColin Meloy
w/ John Roderick
January 21, 2014
7 p.m. doors / 8 p.m. show | $30 | All Ages

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

Colin Meloy
Frontman for Happy Cactus, Tarkio, and the Decemberists, Portland-based Colin Meloy’s first foray into solo work came in 2005 when he hit the road in support of the six-song EP Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey. He toured again the following year with fellow singer/songwriters Laura Veirs and Amy Annelle, where he hawked another self-released limited-edition EP of covers, this time from the canon of lauded British folk legend Shirley Collins.

In 2008 Meloy released his first “official” solo album, Colin Meloy Sings Live! on the Kill Rock Stars label, followed by a tour (where he sold his third installment of self-made tribute albums, this time of soul legend Sam Cooke) with fellow Portland, OR, singer Laura Gibson

w/ special guest John Roderick
John Roderick is the songwriter and singer/guitarist of The Long Winters, forming the band from a mound of clay back in 2001. Widely acclaimed as one of America’s preeminent artists, credited with resurrecting Seattle’s moribund music scene and bringing new life to the rock genre, John also writes his own press bios. A central figure in the Northwest music community, John nevertheless maintains his outsider status by being both dangerously edgy and completely huggable, in contravention of established Seattle practice. Equally talented at almost any instrument, (except guitar, at which he is even more talented), John has made it nearly impossible for any other musicians to find work in Washington State, effectively playing ALL the music that needs to be played. John is also a widely respected journalist, an extensively quoted author and philosopher, a prima ballerina, a cowboy and an astronaut.

#100 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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53 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Colin Meloy @ Crystal Ballroom | Indie Folk, Frontman for Happy Cactus, Tarkio & The Decemberists, w/ John Roderick

  1. jill truskolaski January 13, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    really need a night out and this would be perfect

  2. Stephanie January 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Colin Meloy is the wind beneath my bike tires
    The lemonade in my mason jar
    The suspenders on my homespun slacks

    Seeing him live (which I’ve shamefully never done) would be watercolor rainbows.

  3. Chris Renning January 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  4. Melinda January 13, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    Because Colin Meloy is a beautiful person! Ever since I moved to Portland this past summer I have been dying to catch a glimpse of him!

  5. Jessica January 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    Happy 100th birthday to Crystal Ballroom and a happy 25th birthday to my wonderful boyfriend!

  6. dorinda January 13, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    I would love to attend! thank you

  7. Lori January 13, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    I’d love to go!!

  8. Joshua Jabbour January 14, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    Yes! Please! Now! Love!

  9. Lindsey Esch January 14, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    I would love free tickets, ever since the decemberists have come into my life I have wanted to see them/him live. It would make my year!

  10. Marissa January 14, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    This sounds great, I’d love to go!

  11. Denise January 14, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    This show would be awesome!

  12. Steve January 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I was to win tickets because this sounds like a blast!

  13. Mathew January 14, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Oh yeah this sounds awesome! Let me go!!!!

  14. Jackie January 14, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    This would be amazing!!

  15. Kit January 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    January 20th is my 21st birthday and this would be the best birthday gift ever! Plus I’d be able to enter the 21+ section of the Crystal for the first time :) I’ve been listening to Colin every since I was a wee tyke and Castaways and Cutouts was released but I’ve never gotten to see him or the Decemberists live before.

  16. Courtney Standish January 14, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    He is my utter musical idol, he has been for years and years. Also, I need to bump into him so he can sign my Decemberists tattoo.

  17. pter mclean January 15, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I’ll fill my mouth with cinnamon if I win.

  18. Jessica January 16, 2014 at 8:27 am #

    I love Colin Meloy’s music and would absolutely love to see him perform live!

  19. Elizabeth Grace January 16, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    I would love to hear Colin Meloy live, as he knows the words in my soul and sings them back to me in harmonic melody.

  20. Mark January 16, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    This looks like a great show! Please consider me for your ticket giveaway. Thanks!

  21. DR January 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    >>> I love Happy Cactus, Tarkio, and the Decemberists, for one reason- Colin Meloy’s songs and voice- Hook up a Colin Meloy super fan and send me to this show! I promise a good time will be had by all and you will probably know who I am by my emphatic clapping, whistling, and crown surfing. . . ok. . maybe not the crowd surfing ;)

  22. Yume January 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I loved Colin’s work with The Decemberists – I’d love to check out his solo work, live!

  23. Kimi January 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Long-term and devoted fan, here!

  24. Cory January 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    I am discovering how awesome he is!!!

  25. Renata Chmielowski January 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Would be great to celebrate the Crystal’s 100th birthday at this show! I will wear my birthday hat (and not suit)!

  26. Mary January 16, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    Oh man, I love Colin Meloy.

  27. Marissa January 16, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    This looks awesome, right up my alley, would love to snag free tickets!

  28. TomP January 16, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    This will be awesome

  29. Aaron January 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    Never been to the Crystal Ballroom…sounds great! Pick moi, si’l vous plais!

  30. April January 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I would love to go to this show.

  31. Linda L January 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    I really enjoy listening to Colin and the Decemberists and it would be a great concert!

  32. Philip Snapp January 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I would like to take my wife to this show.

  33. RC January 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

    Crystal. Colin. Cool.

  34. Stacey January 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    Love his music, and am having fun reading his Wildwood books. Would love to see him perform live!

  35. bjoern January 16, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    I’m ready

  36. Mikey B January 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Holy crap, this show would be sick!

  37. panda January 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    colin yes.

  38. Rachel January 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Oh how I would LOVE to see the
    The Crystal Ballroom

  39. Jamie January 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to take my sister to this for a special night out before she leaves the country!

  40. Matt January 16, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    It’s my birthday that day!

  41. Kristina January 17, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    Need some good life music to chillax!!

  42. birdonit January 17, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    The Decemberists were the first band I saw when I moved to the Pacific NW 10 years ago. That was how I knew I came to the right place.

  43. Dora January 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Because after a 3 1/2 day weekend it’s good to ease back into the work week…and go spend my Tuesday sluggin beers, staring at Colin and bouncing around the ballroom.

  44. Ilesha January 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Sounds like some good old times!

  45. Jo Barney January 18, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Nephew coming into to town from Saratoga Springs, NY, eager to see and hear what Portland has to offer–this will wow our curious easterner!

  46. Chia Chad January 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    we took a picture of colin holding our baby at a book signing last year. he was real nice about being asked.

  47. Joshua Thomas January 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I’m a fan of the Decemberists and so I’m very curious to see how Colin Meloy is as a solo act.

  48. Chandra January 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    This will be a fantastic show! I would love to go!

  49. Chandra January 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    This will be a fantastic show! I would love to go!

  50. Steven Taggart January 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    I love the Decemberists!

  51. Christine Taggart January 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    I would love to attend with my husband – he is a huge Decemberists fan and is really excited about Colin Meloy performing solo!

  52. Cassie H January 20, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    I freakin’ love Colin Meloy’s voice and incredible musical ability. It would make for an awesome evening if I could see this show!

  53. Tammi January 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I really really really want to win tickets. I never win anything and would be grateful. Thank you

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