Win Tickets ($66): Beth Orton @ Revolution Hall | “Best British Female,” w/ Emmy The Great, Folktronica, Folk rock, Trip Hop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Beth Orton @ Revolution Hall on June 21. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 20.


From our sponsors:
Beth ORtonBeth Orton & Emmy The Great
June 21, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $30 ADV / $33 DOS | All Ages
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
971 808 5094

When musicians talk about getting back to their roots, it’s usually an excuse to pull out a battered old acoustic to create some bare bones music. In Beth Orton’s case, going back to her roots meant something very different.

Having relocated to California a couple of years ago, Beth began experimenting with a series of electronic loops that would eventually come together as her career-redefining new album; a record inspired both by the wide-open nature of Los Angeles and the spirit of Beth’s earliest recordings (electronic work with producers like William Orbit, Andrew Weatherall and Kieran Hebden as well as groove-based music with Red Snapper).

Co-produced by Beth and Andrew Hung (Fuck Buttons), Kidsticks reframes Beth’s unmistakable voice inside ten pure, audacious, playful and kinetic songs. A resolutely focused album, it represents a rare chance to hear an established artist get plugged in and completely rework the songwriting process with wide-eyed, open-minded glee.

Beth Orton has been one of the most unique and beguiling voices in music for the past two decades. Her debut LP – Trailer Park – pioneered a synthesis of electronic and acoustic songs to huge acclaim. The follow up – Central Reservation – brought international success and the Brit Award for best British female. Further albums like the Jim O’Rourke produced Comfort of Strangers and 2012’s Sugaring Season deepened the breadth of her craft (Sugaring Season was described by Pitchfork as “ten songs of sweet resilience delivered by a voice of seemingly effortless expression”). Kidsticks – Beth’s sixth album – takes a glance back to Beth’s past whilst staring confidently into a bright future.

Kidsticks is released worldwide on Anti May 27th.

Emmy The Great
On her highly anticipated third album ‘Second Love,’ Emma-Lee Moss delves into the chambers of a human heart ever-connected to the glare of a nearby screen. This is an album imbued with modern sounds, a nod to new eras, while maintaining the human warmth always associated with an ETG album. The songs are full of emotion and questioning, with the chatter of friends and collaborators “coded” into the sonic landscape.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($66): Beth Orton @ Revolution Hall | “Best British Female,” w/ Emmy The Great, Folktronica, Folk rock, Trip Hop

  1. Brooke June 13, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    I WOULD LOVVVVVEEEE TO go to this concert. I have loved Beth Orton for a very long time. I would sway back and forth, smile, buy someone a drink, spread the love. Besides my car was just towed and I need to relax and do something fun. Thanks in advance!!!

  2. tim June 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Would like to see Beth Orton!

  3. Emily June 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ve listened to Beth Orton for quite a while now. I would love to see her live at Revolution Hall!

  4. rya June 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm #

    ah, man, Beth Orton’s the best

  5. Brian June 13, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Beth is incredible. Fun story- one of the last times she was in town my friends and I were eating at the same restaurant as her before her show so we bought her and got to chat with her, it was epic.

  6. William Longnecker June 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    Love so many of Beth’s songs! What a treat it would be to see her new sounds in such an intimate space!

  7. Aimee June 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Awesome! Would love to win some tickets for Beth Orton.

  8. Leilayni June 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Love her music! I am in my late twenties and haven’t been to many real concerts. Love to see her!

  9. Maureen A. June 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    I love Beth’s music! I would love to see her live! Please pick me!

  10. Lauryl June 14, 2016 at 2:29 pm #

    This would really be such a fun show to take my friend for their birthday, I would love to surprise them!

  11. Steve June 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    London to US and now Portland.
    Just like me, except Beth makes great music!

  12. Dave G. June 14, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    For “Folks” like me!

  13. Heather June 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    This would be a dream show!I would love to go!!!!!!!

  14. carol sherman rogers June 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    So need to hear inspired female voices right now. Beth Orton and Emmy & The Great are transporting.

  15. Tayler June 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    I would LOVE to see her!

  16. Mark June 14, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    Have you heard Beth Orton cover Dylan’s “Buckets of Rain” or Leonard Cohen’s “Sisters of Mercy”? Those two are in my favorites rotation – go-to songs. I’d love to see her perform, no matter what she’s singing.

  17. panda June 14, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    Stars light the sky in a galaxy of emptiness tonight
    Though I’m happiest when there’s no reason for me to be
    When no one’s expectations do a heavy on my heart
    And so much hope it sometimes tears me all apart

  18. R. Gordon June 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

    Beth is an amazing artist and that voice…..makes me swoon and it’s superb!! I’d love to go to this spectacular show, please. And thank you!

  19. Kathy June 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    Love Beth Ortin!

  20. Judy Immesoete June 15, 2016 at 7:19 am #

    Beth’s music is an inspiration to all fortunate enough to her her. She is a brilliant musician. Learn to love her!

  21. ElizaBeth June 15, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    With wonders of Joy my heart would soar to be present for Beth Orton.
    A rare opportunity in deed to hear such a strong singer songwriter belt a few out at revolution hall.

  22. Hania June 15, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Beth Orton rocks! Would love to be there!

  23. TiffanyO June 15, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    I’ve loved her since ‘little fluffy clouds.’

  24. david June 15, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

    it’s been some time since she’s been on my radar. would love to tune back into her, esp @ rev hall:)

  25. Ed June 16, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Oh Beth Ortin, such a great talent and a perfect venue to see her!

  26. Emily June 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    This will be amazing show. I’d love to go!

  27. Addie Dean June 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Never seen her live…I bet she is amazing!

  28. 503Geek June 16, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    really want to go to this concert… come on pipeline… its now or never…

  29. Emily June 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    I want to win because this is my last “day off” before I basically work everyday until the end of August. Would be thrilled to see Beth!

  30. Brad June 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    Why not?! Best Female

  31. birdonit June 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a teenager, and this show is right before my birthday, when I’m about to become an old lady. Let me relive my youth one last time.

  32. Cory June 16, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Beth is Beautiful!!

  33. Minae Lee June 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    <3 beth

  34. Laura June 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

    I’d love to come!

  35. Ellen June 18, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    Love Beth Orton! Would make me happy to see her perform!!

  36. catie June 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    would love to surprise my partner with tickets to beth!

  37. Aaron June 20, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    What a great chance to experience here in Portland generation 2 (or 3?!) of the British Invasion!

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