Win Tickets ($40): Portland New Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons @ Star Theater | Rock & Roll, Indie Rock, w/ Haymaker

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland New Year’s Eve concert & party w/ Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons @ Star Theater! To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. We will draw and email the winner on Monday, December 22nd.

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Jerry Joseph New Year's EveNew Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons w/ Haymaker
December 31, 2014
9 p.m. | $20 | 21+

Star Theater
13 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

Jerry Joseph has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music trenches – righteous rocker, hyper-observant cultural observer, spiritual & political firebrand, force of nature live performer – but the bedrock of what he does has always been songwriting of the highest caliber. Joseph is a kindred tunesmith to sharp, craftsmanship minded pros like Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon and Nick Lowe, where the resoundingly sturdy bones inside their compositions shape things no matter what’s draped over them.

It’s a dedication to fundamentals and classic singer-songwriter standards that’s increasingly rare and welcome in a music environment that emphasizes texture and mood over substance. While Joseph has made acoustic albums in the past his new self-titled record (available 10/31/13 on Cosmo Sex School) is his most exposed studio effort to date, the man, his guitar and songs standing in the spotlight with an open invitation for listeners to sit at his heel as he explores some of the strongest, finest reaches of his rich catalog.

“It was hard to do,” says Joseph. “It’s like that dream where you’re naked at school except I’m naked in a circle with my favorite songwriters. Nick Cave, Aimee Mann and Robert Wyatt are there and say, ‘You play one, Jerry.’ What the fuck do I play? Well, I play ‘War at the End of the World,’ ‘Cochise’ or ‘Spy’ and hope they don’t laugh me off the stage. In the end, the point of this album is to get in that circle and show what I’ve got.”

With clear, pleasantly immediate production from longtime collaborator Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols), Jerry Joseph draws out hidden gems from his writing for Stockholm Syndrome, The Denmark Veseys and earlier overlooked solo releases to explore the soul floating inside his work. It’s an intimate, passionately delivered, patiently rendered portrait of a serious songsmith laid bare akin to Chris Whitley’s Weeds, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Michael Hedges’ Watching My Life Go By, Tim Bluhm’s California Way, and Patty Griffin’s Living With Ghosts. It’s an album that sighs and laughs in real time, the emotional core lifted to the surface, the truths inside the songs as shiningly visible as their creator in this special setting.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Portland New Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons @ Star Theater | Rock & Roll, Indie Rock, w/ Haymaker

  1. JP December 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Heck yeah. …!

  2. Stephen December 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    Please choose me for this. I have been wanting to see Jerry Joseph for a long time now. And my wife and I have the same birthday coming up. So this would be a fantastic surprise birthday gift! Its not always easy having the same birthday as your spouse. So this could really help me out. We would love to ring in the new year with Jerry!

  3. LLoyd December 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    Jerry Joseph is always a great time!!!

  4. Jen December 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Just divorced! 2015 will be the best ever!!

  5. Jessica December 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    I’d love to spend my New Years at this party!

  6. Kiley December 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Jerry has been an inspiration for years. Would love to see him in his hometown for NYE.

  7. Andrew December 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I would love to win so I could give these as a gift to an old friend who digs Jerry’s music and will be visiting PDX from out of state over the New Year. She and her man don’t get much time off from work and aren’t as lucky as me in having the flexibility to spend and travel for live music. And this is live music of the highest quality. See you all there. Cool thing you’re doing here.

  8. Alison December 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Pick me. Would love to see them again. It has been so long.

  9. Angie December 12, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    We have a toddler and haven’t been out on new years for a couple of years. WE WOULD LOVE TO GO!

  10. Ron T December 13, 2014 at 2:00 am #

    I’d get excommunicated just to be there. Please pick me.

  11. Jazmine December 13, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Oh pick me please! Coming back home on new years this would be so much fun!

  12. Chelsea December 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    I could use a vacation!!!

  13. Peter Slansky December 14, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Jerry Joseph plays barefoot and Steve Lockwood of Haymaker had a music festival at his place called Lockwoodpalooza and Michael Stipe came to one of their shows at Berbati’s Pan in the 90’s. How do I know? Witnessed these things myself, long time fan of both bands.

  14. Nick December 14, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    That’s will be my first New year in US! And I want to rock!

  15. Michal December 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Would love to ring in the New Year with these kick-ass bands.

  16. Nikki December 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    I have a really great new love interest and we both love jerry Joseph! I’d love to surprise him with tickets and ring in the new year with him :) please please!

  17. Tracey woodford December 16, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    Wow! Never done this before.

  18. Chris December 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm #

    Interesting way to celebrate NYE! I love me some indie rock and this would be a great event.

  19. Scott Von Zange December 18, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  20. Rob W December 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    1.Winning contests prop up my ego 2.I’m going regardless.

  21. Cory December 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    jACK ME

  22. shaylene December 21, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Sounds like a fun time.

  23. Heidi December 21, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Fantastic! We would love to see this.

  24. Jen December 22, 2014 at 3:05 am #

    I cannot think of a better way to ring in the New Year! I would be very grateful for free tickets to Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons. And with a poster of our beloved Paul Bunion, who wouldn’t?!?

  25. Jenny December 22, 2014 at 3:19 am #

    Jenny & Jerry is a winning combination…. Come on darling, you know you want to!

  26. Jennifer December 22, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    I love Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, so Paul Bunion just solidified my excitement about ringing in the New Year with this show!! :)

  27. Jen December 22, 2014 at 3:30 am #

    If I could surprise my girlfriend with tickets to this show, I would be in your debt- no doubt.

  28. Marc December 22, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    My best friend visiting from Calgary needs a distraction…this would be a perfect and most enjoyable way to get that! Pick us.

  29. David Nardi December 24, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Triple J …. Ohh Yeah they rock !!!

  30. Julia December 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    My friend and I would love to go for New Years Eve! Pick us!

  31. Theresa December 26, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Out of town last minute visitor who really needs to get out! Pick us why not?

  32. Leila Whitney December 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Awesome! would love to go!

  33. Dan December 28, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    I would really enjoy winning these tickets so I can introduce more people to Jerry Joesph and the Jackmormons. I plan to record it.

  34. SR December 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Because I’m an over-educated millennial working as a temporary legal assistant and living with her mother. Out of pity is why you should pick me. Oh, and I’m single (who wants to date an unemployed thirty-something with a shit ton of debt living with her mother?), so one ticket will do. And when I say I live with my mom, I mean I sleep on a blowup mattress in her livingroom.

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