Win Tickets ($80): 2017 Portland New Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons @ Doug Fir Lounge | Two Nights, Rock & Roll

We are giving away a pair of tickets to each night of New Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons @ Doug Fir Lounge on December 30 &31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend + which night. Winner will be drawn and emailed Tuesday, December 27.


From our sponsors:
Jerry Joseph and The JackmormonsJerry Joseph and The Jackmormons
December 30 & 31, 2016
Doors: 8 pm / Show: 9 pm | $20 – $25 | 21+
2-day passes $40
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Doug Fir Lounge
830 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR

Jerry Joseph has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music trenches – righteous rocker, hyper-observant cultural observer, spiritual & political firebrand, force of nature live performer – but the bedrock of what he does has always been songwriting of the highest caliber. Joseph is a kindred tunesmith to sharp, craftsmanship minded pros like Elvis Costello, Warren Zevon and Nick Lowe, where the resoundingly sturdy bones inside their compositions shape things no matter what’s draped over them. It’s a dedication to fundamentals and classic singer-songwriter standards that’s increasingly rare and welcome in a music environment that emphasizes texture and mood over substance. While Joseph has made acoustic albums in the past his new self-titled record (available 10/31/13 on Cosmo Sex School) is his most exposed studio effort to date, the man, his guitar and songs standing in the spotlight with an open invitation for listeners to sit at his heel as he explores some of the strongest, finest reaches of his rich catalog.

“It was hard to do,” says Joseph. “It’s like that dream where you’re naked at school except I’m naked in a circle with my favorite songwriters. Nick Cave, Aimee Mann and Robert Wyatt are there and say, ‘You play one, Jerry.’ What the fuck do I play? Well, I play ‘War at the End of the World,’ ‘Cochise’ or ‘Spy’ and hope they don’t laugh me off the stage. In the end, the point of this album is to get in that circle and show what I’ve got.”

With clear, pleasantly immediate production from longtime collaborator Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols), Jerry Joseph draws out hidden gems from his writing for Stockholm Syndrome, The Denmark Veseys and earlier overlooked solo releases to explore the soul floating inside his work. It’s an intimate, passionately delivered, patiently rendered portrait of a serious songsmith laid bare akin to Chris Whitley’s Weeds, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, Michael Hedges’ Watching My Life Go By, Tim Bluhm’s California Way, and Patty Griffin’s Living With Ghosts. It’s an album that sighs and laughs in real time, the emotional core lifted to the surface, the truths inside the songs as shiningly visible as their creator in this special setting.

“We recorded about 30 songs chosen carefully from the whole catalogue though consciously less from more recent records,” says Joseph. “What ended up on this album represent, to me, pretty good songwriting presented in a super intimate, completely unaffected way. We tried for perfect takes early on and figured out quickly that we just needed to let the tape roll and let each performance be as honest as possible.”

“They’re not my children, but I feel like I owe it to the songs to explore possibilities and reflect on them in a different light,” says Joseph. “With this record we wanted to leave every verse in, let the songs breathe a bit like early Dylan albums – clean, recorded with really good mics, versions that mean something.”

Joseph first came to prominence in the mid-1980s with still-beloved cult band Little Women, a reggae-rock proto-jam band that dominated the Rocky Mountain club scene for nearly a decade, and notably helped break jam giants Widespread Panic, who looked up to Joseph and opened for his band before rising to prominence. To this day, many of Panic’s favorite concert staples were written by Jerry Joseph, including such blazing epics as “North,” “Chainsaw City” and “Climb to Safety.” Today, Joseph neatly describes Little Women as “a mash-up of Burning Spear and the Grateful Dead dressed up like the New York Dolls.”

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78 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): 2017 Portland New Year’s Eve w/ Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons @ Doug Fir Lounge | Two Nights, Rock & Roll

  1. Leslie December 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Doug fir and amazing artists, fun night!

    • Patricia Maloy December 16, 2016 at 6:01 am #

      Love to go out – Dec 31 to ring in 2017

    • Christina December 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

      I’d love to go on the 31st! Grad student here and in need of one last bang before classes start up again! :)

    • Laurie Palfrey December 18, 2016 at 5:51 am #

      Would love to spend New Year’s Eve with my husband and rock in the new year with Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons. We love Doug Fir Lounge’s fun, intimate setting and have never see them before. Pick us, pick us!!!!! Please.

    • Kathleen Rogers December 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

      Would be a fun night!

  2. Jessica December 7, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi! I would love to see Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons. I have never seen them before and it looks like it would be a lot of fun. I would like to go on Friday, December 30th!

  3. Jen December 7, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    Would love to win tickets for the 30th! This will be a great show!

  4. Nicole December 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

    I’m a Jack mormon, it totally qualifies me, right?
    Hoping for New Years Eve night

  5. Greg Morris December 8, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    I would love to go on New Years Eve and will be traveling from Kentucky to bring in the new year on the west coast. I’ve been to Doug Fir once before and can’t wait to go back.

  6. Dan Korpenfelt December 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Jerry Joseph puts on a great NYE show. Hopefully Jennie from Black Prairie and Decemberists will be there again.I recorded a show a couple years ago on NYE.

    • Dan Korpenfelt December 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

      Sorry I would like the night before NYE.

  7. William J Stewart December 8, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    Happy New Year!

  8. Hannah December 8, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

    New Year’s Eve!

  9. Dave G. December 8, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

    Jacked for Jerry Joseph!

  10. Marie December 8, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    Being in the same venue as Nick Lowe’s composer would be such a treat for New Year’s Eve!

  11. Kevin Merchel December 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    I’m in mourning over the loss of Greg Lake – seeing Jerry Joseph on the 31st would help sooth the pain.

  12. cory December 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Jerry Jack me

  13. James December 8, 2016 at 8:45 pm #

    Sometimes someone needs to win some tickets. This would be awesome.

  14. Donna December 9, 2016 at 1:16 am #

    My hubby and I saw him over 20 years ago! Would love to see him again on Dec.30!

  15. Sara December 9, 2016 at 1:17 am #

    I’ve got a friend coming from out of town and would LOVE to share an incredibly fun New Year’s celebration with them! I haven’t had an awesome New Years celebration in years and I’m looking to change that up, and this would be the perfect way! :D

  16. Eliz December 9, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    Love to go dance & party NYE Dec 31

  17. Linda December 9, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    I would love to go! I have friends coming to town and staying at the Jupiter. How wonderful it would be to join them.
    Thx so much for the opportunities you give us!

  18. Bogdan December 9, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    This would be a great gift!

  19. Susan December 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    We’d love to attend the Dec. 30 show! I haven’t seen Jerry perform in many years (back in the Little Women days) and know this would be an awesome show. I need some dancing fun!!

  20. Polli Kristina December 10, 2016 at 7:06 am #

    I would like to attend a new years eve celebration to brighten my spirits. To much loss lately in my life & could really use a time to bring in the new year with a fresh start! Would love this event. ❤

  21. Jill December 10, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    If I win, can you get me a date too? Lol cheers!

  22. Lisa December 11, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    I’ll be recovered from hip and shoulder surgery by then and ready to dance. Count me in.

  23. panda` December 11, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    Friday the 30th because I have to work on NYE!

  24. catie December 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    spending Christmas in florida with relatives, i’ll need this when I get home! Friday tix please

  25. Mark December 11, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    I’ve seen a derivation of Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons and it was great!

  26. JM December 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

    looks fun!

  27. J December 13, 2016 at 6:36 am #

    nYe fun. Do it


  28. Ed December 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    What a BLAST! Would love to spend NYE with this band!

  29. Amanda December 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    My fiancé and I want some good music in our ears as the year ends! This would be perfect for the 30th!

  30. Glenn December 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Celebrating my 50th birthday on the 30th, so I would love to attend on the 31st!!! Let’s party 2 nights in a row.

  31. Leila December 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    Can’t think of a better way to spend my last New Years in Portland!

  32. Collin Foster December 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Joseph and the amazing techn…I mean Jackmormons, yay!

  33. Carrie December 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    My birthday and anniversary on New Years! This would be a fabulous celebration. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  34. Kris December 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Great night to celebrate!

  35. Thomas December 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons at the Doug Fir on December 30th!?!? What a treat!! :)

  36. Carrie December 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    Would love tickets for the 31st! New Years is my birthday and my anniversary. I love this band it would be an awesome celebration! Thank you for this opportunity!

  37. Greg December 13, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Rocking out to end this crazy year? Sounds good to me!

  38. Jazz December 13, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    This was one of the first shows I ever saw and it seems fitting to bring in a new (and hopefully better) year with such amazing music at quite possibly my favorite venue in Portland.

  39. Sandra December 13, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    love to go NYE 31st

  40. April Hall December 14, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    I would love to go on the 31st. This place is amazing and can’t picture myself anywhere else on New Year’s Eve.

  41. Robin December 14, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Holy Jumpin’ Jackmormans, Jerry-Joseph Man!!! Who wouldn’t wanna rock n’ roll with the best of ’em on NYE? Well WE would, dancin’ fools that we are! PDX Pipeline sponsors the greatest local shows and thanks for a shot to get to go to the Fir on NYE (wanna celebrate ON NYE!) with one of the best… HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!

  42. Cory December 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    Jack me up!!!!!

  43. John December 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    My Girlfriend is now a legit Jackmormon so it seems only fitting that we get to spend tonight with her peeps. Doug Fir is a such a great venue and what could be better than to get to start off the New Year with a fresh and Awesome start. Would like to go on the 31st.

  44. Jenn December 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    These guys are great & it’s been way too long since I’ve seen them. If you could see it in your heart to give me tickets….XxOo

  45. TaliA December 15, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

    As a single mom who just got done going through a brutal marriage/divorce, I need this night out with my new boyfriend to have some fun!!

  46. poppy December 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Great way to ring in 2017!

  47. Laurie Palfrey December 18, 2016 at 5:54 am #

    Second time trying to reply. My husband and I would love to see Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons on New Year’s eve. We have never seen them before. It would be so great seeing them and rocking in the New Year at the Doug Fir. Pick Us, Pick Us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love PDX Pipline

  48. Tracy Sagal December 19, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    Doug Fir is a great venue and I would live to learn about the JJJs on NYE!

  49. Jen December 20, 2016 at 11:51 am #

    What a fantastic way to ring in the New Year! :)

  50. Eryn Berg December 20, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Haven’t gone out for New Year’s for over 11 years. Would love to enjoy New Years Eve here.

  51. Yvonne Rodrigue December 20, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Such a challenging year, with four more in store…
    Please grant me the gift of grace and good tunes.
    Jerry, Stevie James, Drizos, and Jenny on keyboards will take us all to our happy place.
    If I win, I promise to take someone with me who is unable to afford their own ticket!

  52. Royalle Hubler December 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Winning tickets to this event would be nostalgic because last winter my hun and I had nothing to do in Portland when we walked past this building which exuded warmth, spirit, and spontaneity. After further gawking, we discovered it to be the Doug Fir Lounge. I had always heard about the last-minute shows put on at the lounge by listening to 94/7 radio, but was underage. When I was the right age I would often receive text messages from 94/7 about impromptu shows, but was always working. Finally, my babes and I just wandered upon the lounge, decided to go in, and was amazed by the interior design, the bar, and the delicious food. I’d love to win surprise tickets AND view a show for the first time! It’d be the coolest date from ladyfriend to manfriend starting 2017! I want to spend New Year’s Eve with my babes ringing in the new year in a kick-ass way :)

  53. Harlan Mayer December 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    Oh god please! I am working to save the world and bring light back into the universe!

  54. June December 20, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    Jerry Joseph at the Doug Fir! Yes!! Tickets for the 30th if we win!

  55. Dana G. December 20, 2016 at 10:55 pm #

    Because this show will rock…(if I am there on Fri 12/30).

  56. Amanda December 20, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Would love to ring in the new year here on the 31st!

  57. Kristen F December 21, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    So fun! So long 2016!! Tickets would be awesome

  58. Devin December 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Becasue the Doug Fir knows how to trow a party and always does it right! Dec.31st tickets would be the best way to ring in 2017!

  59. Tom Phillips December 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    Going to dance with Jerry Jeff
    OMG that is the best
    Been so busy forgot to rock
    So tomorrow night we’d surely flock

    To the spot to shake our booties
    Drink some drinks and howl and hootie
    Celebrate our giving spirit
    Tickets yes oh boy let’s hear it!

  60. Jessie December 23, 2016 at 2:33 am #

    Jack me up either night!!!!

  61. Valerie December 23, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    I’ve heard about this wonderful place, just relocated here and would LOVE the opportunity to be the oldest NEW YEARS EVE ROCKIN FEMALE in the place….

    In any event, I wish you all a safe and fabulous night!!

  62. Rico December 23, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    I’d love to dance the night into the new year with my lady!

  63. Lance December 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Please Help us forget the Donald

  64. Scott Pierce December 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    Cool show.

  65. Manda December 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Doug Fir is such a cool space.

  66. Jenny December 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    Looks fun!!

  67. Ryan December 26, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

    Mouthful of Copper is the best live album I’ve ever heard. Use to go to his concerts back in the mid 90’s. Never been to one of his New Years runs but have gone to a few shows the last couple of years, and he still kills it. Looking forward to seeing them. Even if I do have to pay. If I don’t then that’s just more whisky and beer.

  68. Brittanie December 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm #

    Would love to go to this for New Years Eve!

  69. Jax December 27, 2016 at 8:32 am #

    Doug Fir + Jerry Joseph and the Jackmorons on New Years = Right On!

    • Jax December 27, 2016 at 8:33 am #

      Whoops Mormons!

  70. Rich Allen December 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Perfect combo of awesome partner, awesome venue, awesome music!!!

  71. Jessie December 28, 2016 at 8:13 am #

    Doug Fir- favorite!!!

  72. Kaeli December 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

    I would love to go on Saturday night with my boyfriend because we’ve had the worst Christmas due to his mom ruining the holidays and I just want to turn this around and do something nice for our nye (which is also our anniversary) !

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