Win Tickets ($80): Martha Davis & The Motels @ Aladdin Theater | New Wave, Alternative Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Martha Davis & The Motels @ Aladdin Theater on January 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 8.



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From our sponsors:
Martha Davis & The Motels @ Aladdin TheaterMartha Davis & The Motels
January 9, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $30 ADV, $40 Doors | Minors under 21 OK w/ Guardian
Tickets: aladdin-theater.com

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

Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene, or are just discovering them now, 2014 became a year of rediscovery for this iconic artist, which saw more Motels shows than in any year since 1985. Martha began writing songs at the age of 15 and has always known that the songs she writes are her mark. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, she moved to Los Angeles in the early ‘70s, along with the first incarnation of The Motels. The band reformed in 1978 and was immediately signed to Capitol Records.

In 1982, the Motels released “All Four One.” The smash single “Only The Lonely” rocketed into the Top 10, immediately propelling the album to gold status and breaking The Motels wide open in the United States. The group dominated the music scene and was voted Best Performance for “Only The Lonely” at the 1982 American Music Awards.

Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless – The Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.” And about the Hollywood Bowl concert just a few months ago, The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like ‘Only The Lonely’ and ‘Suddenly Last Summer.’”

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47 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Martha Davis & The Motels @ Aladdin Theater | New Wave, Alternative Rock

  1. Karen December 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    Love to see this band!

  2. Barbara Robertson December 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    I want to go because I need to know if “mercy could feel this way” still!

  3. Ellana Norton December 28, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Suddenly Last Summer ! My personal favorite…Love you

  4. Ellana Norton December 28, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    My favorite venue !

  5. Carla December 28, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    I would absolutely love to attend! I had the pleasure of meeting her last year at the Bing Lounge/Skype Live Studio in PDX when she announced they were back at it. Guaranteed to be a fantastic eve, we arebin fir a real treat! Many don’t realize she actually lives here in Portland too, and has a farm of all things!

  6. Carla December 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm #

    Goodness, Sorry for the typos!

  7. Susan December 29, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    A classic from back in my day!

  8. Michael December 29, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Only … only the lonely can play

  9. Patty December 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    We need this!

  10. Danielle December 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    More music please.

  11. Tim December 30, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    Great band from my heydays. . . . tickets please!!

  12. Lorelee December 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Now this would be fun! Neon Culpa opening band sounds fun too!

  13. Kris December 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    I love tickets

  14. Frank Byers December 31, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

    Because I watched them on MTV a long time ago.

  15. Meg December 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    This would be such a great time!

  16. Scott Worthington December 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    got to meet her last year when she played the Alberta Rose, would love for you to send me to see her again!

  17. TIM FOSTER December 31, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    Sounds awesome, would love to check it out. Hope to win tickets.

  18. Anne December 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    I’m not lonely but I’d sure love to see them play.

  19. Dave G. December 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    Wanna win them for a friend.

  20. Sandra Leavens January 1, 2016 at 3:15 am #

    Suddenly last Summer has such memories for me :) It would be fantastic to win tickets!

  21. johanna January 1, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Yes please, I love the live music :)

  22. Cory January 1, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    I suddenly want to go!!!!

  23. Christian January 2, 2016 at 6:14 am #

    Hey!

    I attend Portland State Uni & was planning on surprising my girlfriend w/ tix to this show (she loves this band!) since we haven’t seen each other for around a month! If I won these tix I could splurge on a lovely dinner right before the concert! Always the plan!

  24. Valerie January 2, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Why yes, I would love to go. Will need a date.

  25. Lani January 3, 2016 at 12:05 am #

    It’s my birthday!! I would love to see music!!

  26. Angie January 3, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    As the leader of a band that focuses on strong female roles, it would be amazing for us to see Martha Davis in action. The Motets are awesome as well, but Martha Davis…yes please!

  27. Kyle January 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    What a great start to the new year!

  28. Brad January 3, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Totally Awesome

  29. Linda S January 3, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I am free to go that evening.

  30. Brittanie January 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

    I haven’t been to live music in ages.

  31. Mikaela January 4, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Need to get my body surround by music ASAP

  32. Carla J January 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    I would LOVE to take the boyfriend and head up to the city! This would be a great kickoff for a wonderful eve!

  33. Marina January 5, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

    I really really really wanna see this show! I was in the army in the 80s and remember how much fun I had dancing to these tunes in the clubs over in Germany!! This would totally bring me back!

  34. Chelsea January 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

    I would love to attend!

  35. lauren scher January 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    pick me!

  36. Jake January 6, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    My girlfriend doesn’t like my joke!

  37. Lisa January 7, 2016 at 11:17 am #

    Im Lonley I need some notes to make my heart beat its my blood..

  38. Ick January 7, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    It would be a mission of mercy

  39. wallace January 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    I would like to win a pair of tix because suddenly last summer

  40. Cory January 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Good 80s rockin!!!!!!

  41. Alan M January 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

    Good ol’ 80’s nostalgia.

  42. Jimbo January 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Had the opportunity to see The Motels in the Bay Area and distinctly remeber when, “Suddenly Last Summer” was a big hit. Would truly love to be cellebrating my birthday at this monumental show!

  43. Barbara January 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    oh please oh please oh please! I love the Motels. Such great memories. Let this old lady live again.

  44. Tina January 7, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

    Just seeing the name made me happy! I will be humming the songs all day tomorrow and through the weekend anyway! You might as well give me the tickets!

  45. Ted January 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    My wife and I love the Motels and Martha, plus it’s her Birthday!! (My wife’s)

  46. Danielle January 7, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    Never heard of this band. But I have been to many motels.

  47. Tonia January 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Me-Oh-MY, MmmmmMartha Davis and the Motels! I do remember, and want to see in person, please.

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