Win Tickets ($90): Squeeze @ Revolution Hall | New Wave, Pop Rock, w/ Look Park

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Squeeze @ Revolution Hall on October 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, Spetember 30 .


From our sponsors:
October 1, 2016
Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm | $45 | 21+

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

It’s 1973 in South London. Teenage friends Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook form the band that will see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. Over 35 years later, with their legacy intact and as vital as it has ever been, Squeeze are still touring and reminding fans worldwide just why they have left such an indelible impression on the UK’s music scene.

As teenagers on the South London scene, Squeeze – setting out their stall early on by facetiously naming themselves after a poorly-received Velvet Underground album, and at the time also comprised of Jools Holland on keys, Harry Kakouli on bass and Paul Gunn on drums – became a fixture of the burgeoning New Wave movement. When Gilson Lavis replaced Gunn on drums everything seemed to fall into place, and word of mouth soon spread about the band – ironically, it was none other than Velvet Underground man John Cale who caught wind in 1977 and offered to produce their debut EP ‘Packet Of Three’ and much of the ensuing album.

Yet it was second album ‘Cool For Cats’, released in 1979, which cemented their place as one of Britain’s most important young bands. Featuring the classic single ‘Up The Junction’ as well as the title track, it was many listeners’ first introduction to the witty kitchen-sink lyricism and new-wave guitar music that has become the band’s trademark. With albums ‘Argybargy’ and the Elvis Costello-produced ‘East Side Story’, Squeeze even started to make waves across the pond, although in 1980 former Roxy Music and Ace – and future Mike + The Mechanics – man Paul Carrack would replace Jools Holland, going on to lend his unmistakeable vocals to the smash hit ‘Tempted’.

By 1984 Squeeze had disbanded. The chemistry between Tilbrook and Difford could not be as easily dismissed however, and the ensuing record they made together has become the “lost” Squeeze album for many fans. But the band couldn’t lay dormant for long, as Squeeze reformed the next year for ‘Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti’, along with Holland, Lavis and Keith Wilkinson, Squeeze’s longest serving bass player. Over the next 12 years Difford and Tilbrook remained the only constant element as Squeeze continued to receive critical acclaim, release albums and tour, with the likes of ‘Hourglass’ becoming their biggest ever hit in the USA.

Look Park
LOOK PARK is Chris Collingwood’s first album outside of Fountains of Wayne, recorded in collaboration with legendary producer Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Crowded House, Suzanne Vega). Warm and enveloping, the loose-limbed psychedelic pop of songs like “Aeroplane” and “Breezy” is marked by deep, lush instrumentation, Collingwood’s literate lyricism and melodic sense enhanced by GRAMMY® Award-winning Froom’s layered palette. Shot through with earnest emotion and restless energy, LOOK PARK is unlike anything in Collingwood’s already extraordinary canon, a fact affirmed by his decision to dub both the album and overall project as “Look Park,” the name borrowed from a favorite green space in his hometown of Northampton, MA.

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32 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Squeeze @ Revolution Hall | New Wave, Pop Rock, w/ Look Park

  1. Dana September 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Yes, please! I’ve never seen them live!

    • Lori A Owen September 30, 2016 at 3:02 am #

      Won’t love to see them. Haven’t been to anything like this since 1998

      • Lori A Owen September 30, 2016 at 3:03 am #

        Would love to

  2. Anne September 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    “There’s a stain on my notebook where your coffee cup was.”
    Yes, please.

    • lisa September 28, 2016 at 10:40 am #

      Just squeez me like an orange and drink me , music is my life’s blood..

    • lisa September 28, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      Sounds great . Will my luch change and I win to be determined

  3. John September 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    I would love to see Squeeze again.

  4. Chris Johnson September 27, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    I too, would love to see Squeeze. Long time fan, never been to a show!

  5. Brian September 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    I’ve been a fan of Squeeze for many many years and had planned to buy tickets after I found out my work schedule, but now it’s sold out and I don’t have to work. :(

  6. CHRIS MILLER September 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    I’ve never seen Squeeze, but I love their music

  7. Doug September 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Never seen squeeze – would love to! Pick me!!!

  8. Jeff September 27, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    I fancy this, I fancy that
    I want to be so flash
    I give a little muscle
    And I am low on cash

  9. Gerald September 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    It would be a wonderful evening!

  10. Patricia Carlin September 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    oh please oh please oh please I need to go to this!

  11. Pete September 27, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    If I didn’t love Squeeze, I’d hate Squeeze!!

  12. Ally September 27, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    Sounds awesome, fingers crossed!

  13. Bob MacKay September 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Who needs black coffee in bed when you can have it with the boys at Revolution Hall?

  14. B Hansell September 27, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

    I have loved Squeeze since I was 11 yrs old – I can’t imagine having the opportunity to see them now – it would be amazing. Glen Tillbrook is one of my heroes!!
    “At my bedside empty pocket
    A foot without a sock
    Your body gets much closer”

    Please, I’d love to see this band!

  15. Margaret H September 27, 2016 at 9:51 pm #

    What fun!

  16. Dave G. September 28, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    My fav- fresh Squeezed!

  17. Qing September 28, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    I’m cool for Squeeze(ing cats)!!!

  18. Cory September 28, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    I wanna SQUEEZE the Charmin!!!!!!!

  19. Annette Del Castello September 28, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    I am not surprised it’s sold out, but I would Love to Squeeze a couple tickets out by winning this drawing!!

  20. Judy September 28, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    I love British bands and need to hear these Cool Cats!

  21. Kelly September 28, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    Tempted by the fruit of another….

  22. Shari September 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Lots of great memories playing my Squeeze cassettes over and over. Yes, I said cassettes.

  23. dana r September 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

    love to see them. never have yet.

  24. Rae September 29, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    I would love to see these guys live!

  25. Katie September 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    I would love to surprise my husband with these tickets. He would flip!

  26. Brittanie McGurk September 29, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    This sounds awesome!

  27. Bob Blackey September 30, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    Saw them in college – a “couple” of years back – long overdue!!

  28. Michael Mann September 30, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    This band has made some of the best pop music ever. Ever! Try getting Black Coffee in Bed or Tempted out of your head once you hear them – I dare you. I’ve never seen them live and the opportunity at Revolution Hall would be Amazing!

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