Win Tickets ($60): Tinariwen @ Aladdin Theater | w/ The Melodic, 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Tinariwen @ Aladdin Theater on April 15. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 14.

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From our sponsors:
Tinariwen @ Aladdin TheaterTinariwen
April 15, 2014
Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. | $25 ADV / $30 Doors | 21+, Minors OK w/ guardian
Tickets: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

Tinariwen, whose back-story has variously been described as “the most compelling of any band” (Songlines), “the most rock’n’roll of them all” (The Irish Times), “hard-bitten” (Slate.com) and “dramatic” (The Independent), are both a dream and a nightmare for any aspiring music writer: a dream because the most superficial ‘headlines’ of their tale – rebellion, guns and guitars, desert nomads, Ghadaffi, the real Saharan blues – are like easy nuggets of gold to thrill-seeking journalists and literary prospectors. And a nightmare, because none of these clichés really do the band justice or even begin to describe who they are, what they feel or the music they play.

Over the past seven years, the group have played over 700 concerts in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. Their name has graced the bills of most of the world’s premier rock and world music festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Roskilde, Paleo, Les Vieilles Charrues, WOMAD and Printemps de Bourges. Their 2004 CD ‘Amassakoul’ (“The Traveller’) and its follow-up in 2007 ‘Aman Iman’ (“Water Is Life”), have established them as one of the most popular and best selling African groups on the planet. Their ever expanding fan base includes a host of stars and legends: Carlos Santana, Robert Plant, Bono and the Edge, Thom Yorke, Chris Martin, Henry Rollins, Brian Eno, TV on the Radio. In 2005 they were awarded a BBC Award for World Music, and in 2008 they received Germany’s prestigious Praetorius Music Prize.

The Melodic
English afro-folk-pop ensemble The Melodic’s debut album Effra Parade is available now via Anti-. It is the follow up to the band’s acclaimed EP On My Way. English newspaper The Observer described The Melodic as “Incredibly beautiful, with harmonies and rich instrumentation that make you want to dance and cry at the same time,” while in the US the band has drawn comparisons to indie darlings Beirut and The Decemberists.

The Melodic are a quietly radical band. This is the first young English group to lionize Chilean neo-folk rebel Victor Jara since Sandinista-era Clash. Their new album Effra Parade was self-recorded in a sound-proofed bedroom in South London over several years with a baroque line-up of 18 instruments. All the more impressive when you consider they are still in their early twenties.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Tinariwen @ Aladdin Theater | w/ The Melodic, 2014 Soul’d Out Music Festival

  1. Scott Thompson April 8, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    I love the Tuareg (and I’m not talking about the car)

  2. Bill W. April 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    I’m feeling a date night, my love deserves this special experience. She’s been working way too hard and has earned a night out.

  3. Didi April 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    This festival is so packed with great music, that a win or two would help off set my attendence and what i am feeling with my pocket book. This town is so full of the best intertainment in the best venues anywhere. Enjoy as much as you can.

  4. Sasha McLeod April 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    I love this band so much!!! It would be epic to see them live <3

  5. John Anderson April 8, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    This show would be killer!

  6. James Dalton April 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    I’d like to win because my wife would like me to win and I’d like to bring her some joy

  7. Ryan April 9, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    trying to decide between this, queens, or graveyard on this night is a very tough decision. you could make it so much easier…

  8. Stephen B April 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I’ve missed this group the last time they came through town, and I’ve been kicking myself since. With a clear schedule next week, it is looking like I’ll have an opportunity to catch them this time around!

    Their last album has gotten a ton of play at my house the past month or so, and my wife has been showcasing their music as part of the world music appreciation class she teaches to her 5th & 6th grade students. Needless to say, next week can’t come soon enough!

  9. anne b April 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    I love this band!

  10. Matthias April 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    These guys are incredible. Would love to see them.

  11. Lily Peacock April 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    My partner and I are young college students and we love Tinariwen with all our lil’ hearts and souls. The music touches us in a truly magical way. It would be such an honor to spend a night enjoying the gift of their transcendental music! We just payed for our spring term and are feeling the squeeze so anything helps! As always I will tell my friends to check out PDX Pipeline and continue to spread the good word :)

  12. Gemma April 10, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    No one could possibly want these passes harder than I do. Holding my breath…

  13. Janelle April 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    This sounds too interesting to pass up

  14. Aaron April 10, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    I just called Josh Homme and told him to check out what a real desert session sounds like

  15. Tasha April 11, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    Love, love, love these guys…and would LOVE to see them!

  16. jr April 11, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    TINARIWEN! YES!

  17. Dave G. April 11, 2014 at 10:49 am #

    I love exotic, interesting and different music, and this certainly qualifies!

  18. Kathi April 11, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    By winning, I hope to help PDX Pipeline fulfill its role of generous connector between transfixing musicians and appreciative Portlanders. Really.

  19. Marty W. April 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Soul food…I’m hungry!

  20. Ian Wallace April 15, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    My best friend is, as you can imagine, the most amazing person I have ever been blessed to encounter. We’ve known each other since we were children, and over the course of my life she has provided me with more support, joy, and love than I ever thought was possible. However, she doesn’t just share her gifts with me. Since becoming a nurse three years ago she has travelled the country working in intensive care units from North Carolina to Maui, providing keen medical expertise and healing support to the families and communities she serves. In two weeks, she will embark on the newest chapter in her career by setting off to Panama, volunteering her time and skills with the organization Floating Doctors, who provide access to healthcare in the remote region of Bocas Del Toro. She is also a new and passionate fan of Tinariwen, and was heartbroken to discover that tickets to tomorrow’s show were sold out. Please help me send her off on this new journey of service by letting us see them perform tomorrow. Thanks.

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