Win Tickets ($30): Break of Reality @ Star Theater | Cello Rock & Indie-Classical

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Break of Reality @ Star Theater on May 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 9.

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From our sponsors at Take Warning:
BBreak of Reality @ Star Theaterreak of Reality
May 9, 2014
9:30 PM doors *LATE SHOW* – $13 adv / $15 Doors | 21+

Star Theater
13 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-4700 | More info:

“Classic Rock” takes on a whole new meaning when Break of Reality hits the stage. The quartet’s boundary breaking music blends classical technique and rock’n’roll into something that brings together the best of both genres.

They appear on stage without the music stands or formal dress of a classical group and they talk to the audience like friends, spinning tales that illuminate the music they play, be it an original composition, a song by Tool or Radiohead, or a J. S. Bach arrangement. Critics have called them alt-classical, cello rock and indie-classical, but even the band isn’t sure what genre they fall into.

When asked how he categorizes Break of Reality, percussionist Ivan Trevino’s response is usually: “I don’t. Our sound came naturally from studying classical music by day in school and going to rock clubs by night. We’ve all heard classical musicians try to arrange rock music, but they often lack the soul. It can sometimes sound like classical musicians sight reading rock charts. We’re classically trained musicians, but also understand and love the raw qualities of rock; this dichotomy is very clear in our sound.”

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12 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Break of Reality @ Star Theater | Cello Rock & Indie-Classical

  1. Michael Moy May 6, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I like to see this band, the music is beautiful and lately I’ve only been to metal concerts

  2. Shakira S. May 7, 2014 at 12:30 am #

    As a classically-trained musician performing everything from Renaissance to rock music, this sounds like my kind of genre-bending band! I’d love to see them live.

  3. Hilary H May 8, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Love the combination of rock with strings!

  4. Courtney May 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    This sounds like it would be really fun :) I would love to attend.

  5. Danielle V May 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    People think I’m weird for liking classical music; I think they’re weird for liking Nicki Minaj.

    Rock is not dead; rock is busy headbanging to some sweet riffs.

    So there’s that, and my favorite instrument is the cello.

    As you can see, I would really like to rock out with my classic out.

  6. Rachel Stokes May 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    I adore all kinds of music, and I think it would be an epic change to hear some beautiful classical music. I’m also a big fan of the cello.
    Please, pick me, pick me….
    I <3 PDXPipeline!

  7. eliz May 8, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    Sounds like sophisticated fun!

  8. Dave G May 8, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    I’m down with any form of “odd”music, specially if it involves the cello and electronica!

  9. Alan Davis May 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I am a new-in-town graduate student at PSU and would LOVE to attend this event and to experience the Portland night life.

  10. Andrea Mooney May 8, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    I am still kicking myself for not learning the cello!

  11. Rainbow May 9, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    Pop standards w/the earthquake bass ripped out and soothing strings substituted? That’s teetering on the precipice of easy-listening. Will they fall in? I want to watch.

  12. Adam D May 9, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    This sounds like an excellent show. I wish I could get a pair of tickets for my girlfriend and me. Maybe even a couple extra for our friends who just hot married, that would be fantastic!

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