Win Tickets ($40): Punk Rock Monday Presents Dead Moon @ Crystal Ballroom | Garage Punk, w/ Long Knife & The Drawingboard

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Punk Rock Monday Presents Dead Moon @ Crystal Ballroom on January 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 2.

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January 3, 2015
7 p.m. doors / 8 p.m. Show | $20 | 21+

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

Portland’s legendary garage-punk trio Dead Moon, fronted by the husband-wife team of Fred and Toody Cole, conjures images of hard-luck easy riders and lovers against the world. While their sound alternates between moody and aggressive, it is always remarkably genuine and energetic.

Fred began his enduring musical career at the very young age of 15. Many years and many bands later (after living through experiences as varied as homesteading in Alaska, dodging the Vietnam War draft, and hunting bears), the two formed a punk band called the Rats. Later, after adding Andrew Loomis on drums, Dead Moon was formed in 1987.

For almost a decade, Dead Moon released LPs on their own Tombstone label. All of those releases are vinyl-only and were cut on the same lathe that the Kingsmen’s version of “Louie Louie” was cut on back in 1963. In 1991, they began to re-release the vinyl-only albums onto CD through Music Maniac in Europe and eMpTy in the United States, an effort that continued into the new millennium. Sub Pop released the retrospective Echoes of the Past, a collection of Dead Moon songs handpicked by Fred Cole, in 2006.

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24 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Punk Rock Monday Presents Dead Moon @ Crystal Ballroom | Garage Punk, w/ Long Knife & The Drawingboard

  1. Z December 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    So a Beaver walks into a bar and asks “Where’s the Bar Tender?”

    • Jessica December 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm #


  2. TJ December 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    I’d love to go because their bio on spotify says the’re a three-piece fro Clackamas, OR which might be the most punk rock thing I’ve ever heard.

  3. Sarah December 17, 2014 at 10:32 pm #

    I love punk rock and, as a newcomer to Portland, I must check out the famous Crystal Ballroom! No better way to ring in the New Year!

  4. Karen Gillis December 18, 2014 at 5:16 am #

    Because they are the best band to ever come out if Portland!

  5. Sasha December 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    Do it!

  6. Scott Von Zange December 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  7. Travis A December 20, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    I have lived in Portland my entire life but have somehow never been able to make it to a Dead Moon show in all those years.

  8. John December 24, 2014 at 3:58 am #

    My wife has been hearing me talk about great Dead Moon shows since the day we met. However, she has yet to experience one herself, since DM turned into Pierced Arrows shortly before she was to attend her first DM show.
    Now after countless PA shows, I’d love to finally take her to experience the full beauty of Dead Moon.

    • John January 2, 2015 at 8:36 am #

      I saw a bumper sticker this week that summed up my thoughts perfectly…

      “Fred & Toody
      Fred & Carrie”

  9. Kristen December 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    I think they are one of the best bands out of Portland. I love them.

  10. scott December 25, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    I’d like to go because I have never seen them, plain and simple. A great band I just missed. I saw the documentary about them and it made me wish I had known about them sooner. How cool is it that they put off their musical career to raise their kids? Pretty cool if you ask me! Only wish my parents were like that!

  11. Kelli Johnson December 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    Dude, I want to go. I need some punk rock in my life. Doesn’t everyone?

  12. Jen O December 27, 2014 at 2:42 am #

    I’m traveling to your side of the world from Australia and would love nothing more than to see Dead Moon while I’m there! Serendipity :)

  13. tom December 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm #

    I want to go!!

  14. Eddy December 29, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    My first visit to Portland, and I would love to see a live show

  15. ccv December 30, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    So thankful Fred is on the mend! Would love to celebrate a brand-new year with these dear ones…

  16. James M December 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    I missed Dead Moon when I first moved here, definitely don’t want to make the same mistake twice!! Plus, they’re so festive!

  17. jr December 31, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    dead moon!!! long knife!!!
    i wanna take my man for his birthday since he’s had to work all the way through xmas, nye, and his actual birthday. he hasn’t had any fun in a while- time for some punk.

  18. Kimi December 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    I love this band!

  19. Frank Byers December 31, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Because I have their record on vinyl.

  20. jennyrose January 1, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

    a perfect ritual to start a new year!

  21. e.b. January 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    i would love to attend because i bought “in the graveyard” in 1988 when i was 16 and living in germany, with no notion where portland was or that i’d ever end up there. and while i’ve loved dead moon ever since, i’ve never seen them live. also because, after a cancer diagnosis, i walked among the tombstones this just-passed year. while i emerged on the side of the living, i know that there a few second (or even first) chances in this short life. better see them now than never! additionally, until i watched the utterly inspiring “unknown passage,” i clearly had had no idea what love was. thanks!

  22. Nate January 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Love all these bands!

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