Win Tickets ($40): 2015 Sabertooth Micro Fest @ Crystal Ballroom | Psych Rock Music Festival Featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Morgan Delt, Wampire, Freak Mountain Ramblers

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Day Three of the 2015 Sabertooth Micro Fest @ Crystal Ballroom on February 8. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 2.

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From our sponsors:
Sabertooth2015 Sabertooth Micro Fest
February 6-8, 2015
3-day festival pass $75
Friday & Saturday $30 advance, $35 day of show
Sunday $20 advance, $20 day of show
All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Crystal Ballroom
1332 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047

“Sabertooth Micro Fest” – Day 1

Featuring: Sleep, Nothing, Black Pussy, In Lola’s Room: Vintage cartoons and other visual pleasures, Al’s Den: Jay Cobb Anderson (of The Villians, Fruition), In Ringlers: Freak Mountain Ramblers, featuring members of the Holy Modal Rounders, A musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom’s psychedelic history, sponsored by Musicfest NW, KPSU and VooDoo Doughnuts

Sleep
The words have failed them all. Since by the time you’ve read this far you’ve already read words that are intended to be touchstones but which do nothing but make it easier to not hear what should be all about hearing: their music.

So let’s dispense with “stoner” and “doom” and while “metal” is a good catch-all even that does what SLEEP does an injustice. What SLEEP does and has been doing since 1990. Since San Jose. Since vocalist and bassist Al Cisneros hinted darkly at his next act after Asbestosdeath. Make something that was like something you had never heard/felt before even if you had heard/felt it before. Like wind or the yawning subsonic expanse of an earthquake: something undeniably large.

“Sabertooth Micro Fest” – Day 2

featuring Kurt Vile and The Violators, The Minders, The Shivas, In Lola’s Room: Vintage cartoons and other visual pleasures
In Ringlers: Freak Mountain Ramblers, featuring members of the Holy Modal Rounders, A musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom’s psychedelic history, sponsored by Willamette Week, KPSU and VooDoo Doughnuts

Kurt Vile and The Violators
Kurt Vile has a way of tying time in knots. You can hear it on his new album Smoke Ring For My Halo from the get-go – the pinwheeling guitars and reaching atmospheres of ‘Baby’s Arms’ are as strange as they are familiar: a demonstration of how Kurt can put worn methods and sounds through himself and end up with something that isn’t emotionally or sonically obvious. Instead we’re left with a record that contains traces of the past but doesn’t waste precious time in the now being reverent.

Once compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Petty, Psychic TV, and Animal Collective in the same review (for 2009’s Childish Prodigy), Kurt can bring to mind anything from Suicide to Leo Kottke to My Bloody Valentine, Bob Seger, Nick Drake, and Eastern ragas. Still, he pieces together these disparate elements so seamlessly and unpretentiously that such reference points are rendered pointless by the singularity of his sound. Kurt Vile might belong to a long lineage of classic American songwriters, but he’s the only one who’s alive and in his prime today.

“Sabertooth Micro Fest” – Day 3

featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Morgan Delt, Wampire, In Lola’s Room: Vintage cartoons and other visual pleasures, Al’s Den: Mimi Naja (of Fruition), A musical celebration of the Crystal Ballroom’s psychedelic history, sponsored by Musicfest NW, KPSU and VooDoo Doughnuts

Stardeath and White Dwarfs
Stardeath and White Dwarfs are an Oklahoma band. Raised on the freaked out, psychedelic, sense assaulting music of Uncle Wayne’s band, The Flaming Lips, Stardeath has found its own path. Equally as influenced by The Dungeon Family as Crazyhorse, the band’s long anticipated new album “Wastoid” takes things to a new level. Tediously constructed over the past three years on the desolate plains of Oklahoma, the album follows the ups and downs of a life as raw as a place like this. Lyrically and musically deeper and darker than Stardeath’s debut, “The Birth,” Wastoid hits you right in the chest.

Although it has been a few years since the last Stardeath record, the band has been very busy writing songs with The Flaming Lips, not to mention Miley and Kesha, and recording on multiple Lip’s family recordings of Dark Side Of The Moon, Court Of The Crimson King, The Stone Roses first record, and SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band. The band has also been busy honing its reputation as one of the best live bands around, touring with the likes of Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips, and Devo. You just gotta see them when they come to a city near you.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): 2015 Sabertooth Micro Fest @ Crystal Ballroom | Psych Rock Music Festival Featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Morgan Delt, Wampire, Freak Mountain Ramblers

  1. Courtney Rae January 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    I want to win because PDX-Pipeline is awesome! Absolutely one of the best guides to music and art that you can find in Portland. The Mercury is like a lame ex who keeps tagging you in photos from 10 years ago. PDX-Pipeline is like the hot neighbor doing parkour in the alley across the street suddenly knocking on your door to ask if they can plug their extension cord into your garage to power their boom box. I love PDX-pipeline!

  2. Jennifer Sowell January 21, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Stardeath finally back in Portland!! It’s been five years since these boys have played around here and they WILL melt the city into a quivering puddle. And with Morgan Delt!! Gonna be a super trippy night!!!

  3. Ruby January 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    A chance to see Stardeath and White Dwarves? Yes! Absolutely!
    Thanks pdx-pipeline!!

  4. Kristy Alberty January 22, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    I would like to see those Okie boyz in action! Yes, please! :)

    And….. vintage cartoons?!?
    Nothing makes a concert go down better than Betty Boop, am I right?
    (Don’t answer that.)

  5. Scott January 22, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  6. Hunter M January 23, 2015 at 12:05 am #

    I’ve been supporting Wampire for a long, long time and I’d love another opportunity to see them live! What a great mini-fest for the Crystal to host.

  7. Mikey B January 23, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    This sounds like a ton of fun.

  8. Emily January 24, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    I am in paper grading hell and our term ends right before this. I want to bang my head to some metal instead of banging it on my desk looking at essays.

    Love you guys. Hook an underpaid educator up.

  9. Cory January 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    etedh

  10. Mike January 25, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    I think it’d be awesome to take a girl to this show for our first date. I’m usually stuck behind my computer programming and would love to go to a live show being’s it’s been years since I’ve last gone. Simply put, I’m looking to break out of my daily routine and experience Portland and I think this would be a great show to start that.

  11. Denise January 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    I would love to hear everyone of these groups and dance it up the whole night!!! Couldn’t imagine a better place to see it than the Crystall Ballroom!!!

  12. Hannah January 28, 2015 at 3:17 am #

    I absolutely love Kurt vile as well as stardeath! I just got back in town and wouldn’t have even known about it if I hadn’t surfed this app. What a great way to get back into my hometown spirit. Ptown love <3

  13. Hannah January 28, 2015 at 3:19 am #

    And because music is my motivation!

  14. Paul horton January 28, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    Daughter surprise

  15. Stephen January 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Stardeath and White Dwarfs are so rad. I’d let them melt my face off any day, especially a Sunday evening at the Crystal Ballroom. The Sabertooth Micro Fest has an awesome lineup this year! Whoooooaaaaaaa!

  16. Jason Sherwood January 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    Because we have never done anything in Portland since we moved here 2 years ago

  17. Jason Sherwood January 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    we have no clue who they are and would love to gain experience

  18. Irene Lee January 30, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    I need a new Stamp for my McMenamins Passport! Sweet, thanks!

  19. Chris January 30, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Waaaaaaaaaaaampire!

  20. Toby January 31, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    Time to rock! Would like to check out this “new to me” band.

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