Win Tickets ($80): Johnnyswim @ Aladdin Theater | Husband/Wife Duo, Soul, Folk, Pop

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to Johnnyswim @ Aladdin Theater on May 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 30.

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Johnnyswim @ Aladdin TheaterJohnnyswim
May 30, 2014
7 p.m. Doors / 8 p.m. Show | $20 | Under 21 OK w/ guardian

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

Diamonds, the debut LP from husband and wife team JOHNNYSWIM, is out now via Big Picnic Records. The music is receiving widespread critical acclaim:

  • “Impossibly telegenic and charming, husband and wife Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano have the booming voices of great street buskers, but also the polished sparkle of natural-born stage performers.” —NPR
  • “…a roaring good time…As lovely as they are talented…” —Entertainment Weekly
  • “We fell in love with them musically, personally, everything.” —Billboard
  • “Drawing from an eclectic range of influences and powerful personal chemistry, the two have created an infectious sound…” —Vogue
  • “A band and married couple that live at the intersection of solid songwriting and good music from the heart.” —Jay Z’s Life + Times

Additionally, the duo were featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and played a NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”. They also recently performed their single “Home” on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and on Vh1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live”.

In addition, VH1 became very early supporters upon first hearing the music and were quick to select JOHNNYSWIM as their first-ever “You Oughta Know +” artist, hailing the twosome as “…tantalizing.” The duo received long-term video support for their song “Heart Beats” and participated in VH1’s Creative Music Integration initiative, where their music is placed into a selection of VH1 programs. JOHNNYSWIM also performed as part of “VH1’s You Oughta Know In Concert,” “The O Music Awards” and the “Do Something Awards.”

Amanda Sudano-Ramirez and Abner make up JOHNNYSWIM. Amanda was exposed to music at a young age with musicians as parents, while Abner studied music at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in his native Jacksonville, Florida. The two met in 2006 and started collaborating musically after discovering their similar influences of folk, soul and rock. Since then, they’ve relocated to Los Angeles, released two critically lauded EPs and performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Live from Daryl’s House” and “Today Show.” The duo has toured extensively including stops at SXSW, Spoleto Festival, Bonnaroo and a support slots for Emeli Sandé, Aloe Blacc and Feist.

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29 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Johnnyswim @ Aladdin Theater | Husband/Wife Duo, Soul, Folk, Pop

  1. Randy Ward May 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Became acquainted with the band on Daryl’s House. Haven’t stopped watching the recording! Love, love , love to see them.

  2. Kaveh May 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    They are clearly a very talented duo and must be such a great live band. I’d love to join in welcoming them to Portland!

  3. Bonnie Davidoff May 21, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    Just moved to Portland and I am trying to see all I can see and learn all I can learn about this amazing place. I previous lived in an unnamed town where I was unable to experience all this amazing music and I am so excited to hear this band play.

  4. Tim May 21, 2014 at 8:08 am #


    I saw this group was coming to the KINK Bing Lounge, and didn’t know who they were, so I looked them up on Youtube and really liked them. Then I saw them on Daryl Hall’s show, “Live From Daryl’s House” and my wife agreed we need to try to go to their concert. The story of how they got the name of their group name is really nice too. It involved how they met and got married. We were going to try to scrape together enough to buy tickets but “free” tickets would fit more in our budget. Tickets Please!!

  5. Jesse May 21, 2014 at 10:14 am #

    Would live to check them out live!

  6. Linda S May 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    i would love to go as I had plans to go away and they fell apart.

  7. Liz May 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Sounds good.

  8. Carly May 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    My soul could really use some folk & pop!

  9. Yume May 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Just heard about these guys!

  10. Aaron May 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Would love to hear the music and especially I hope they talk some more about how they met and got married!!!

  11. Nadine May 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Sounds like a great night out with my favorite type of music. Topping it off with Free tickets would be the best.

  12. Neil Lefkowitz May 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    It’s my wife’s birthday and we both love this duo’s music. We heard them on A Prairie Home Companion.and saw them on the The Tonight Show. I’m taking my wife out to dinner that evening, but this concert would be a wonderful “desert” surprise to her! Please pick me.

  13. Zoe May 22, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    I would love to experience this artist – I’ve never heard them before!

  14. LoisLane May 22, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    Love their style! Please help turn my blah week into unicorns and rainbows!

  15. James May 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Great duo. Would love to go. Thanks.

  16. Jessica May 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    I love listening to new music, and I love the Aladdin!

  17. Tim May 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    This couple is great to listen to. She has a wonderful voice and her husband has a loud
    clear voice that mixes really well with hers.

    Would like to take my wife to this event!

  18. Jenelle Taylor May 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    Because I have 7 brothers, we have 5 magical senses, and I know two people who would give me hugs for life (they already do) if I spoiled them with this night out.

  19. Margaret May 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    This would be such a great date treat. Pick me please. Thanks.

  20. Roger May 27, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    I’ve heard great things about this group! Then I listened to them and now would really love to check them out in person. Thank you for the chance!!

  21. shaylene May 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Hubby and wifey music. Now that is just kick ass. What more can you ask for?

  22. Joann May 29, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    HOLY COW! This would be so amazing!!!

  23. Lorelee May 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    They sound lovely. What a a great venue to see them.

  24. Michael May 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Pick me!

  25. Melanie May 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    I love folk in all it’s variations, would love to check out a new band :)

  26. Cory May 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    Summer Donna

  27. Carly Weaver May 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    Love to check out bands I never seen before and this duo sounds like a great time! Would love to go!

  28. Rachel Stokes May 29, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    I <3 Folk music and would love to be able to go to this event…

  29. Andria May 30, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Love this duo! Thanks pdxpipeline for the alert! Hope I get to check it out tonight!

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