Win Tickets ($46): Japandroids @ Revolution Hall | w/ Crag Finn & The Uptown Controllers, Portland 2017 St. Patrick’s Day

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Japandroids @ Revolution Hall on March 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 13.


From our sponsors:
March 17, 2017
Doors 8p.m., Show 9p.m. | $21, $23 | All Ages

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR
971 808 5094

After playing the last of their 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Celebration Rock, Japandroids took a much needed break to rest and recover after their last show in November of 2013. The band would not play again for three years. This month, they made their triumphant return to the stage, playing intimate shows in Vancouver, LA, Toronto, London and NYC, in which they treated fans to their favorites from Celebration Rock and Post-Nothing, and previewed a handful of new, unreleased songs. And today, the band has announced their much anticipated third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, out worldwide on Anti- this January 27, 2017.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will, was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).

Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers
Faith in the Future is the second solo album from Craig Finn, and it’s being released on Brooklyn-based indie label Partisan Records. Josh Kaufman produced the record in the cozy, rustic confines of Woodstock’s The Isokon recording studio and helped Finn stretch the boundaries of his songwriting with confidence, invention and ambition to realize what will be a defining moment in his career.

At times stark and spare, at other times vibrant and dynamic, Faith in the Future is Finn’s most compelling collection thus far, each song a powerfully alluring and subtly nuanced composition wedded to his distinctive short story narratives. Much of the material on Faith in the Future was written after the passing of Finn’s mother, and while none of the songs directly address that loss, the themes of perseverance and finding redemption can be found throughout the album.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($46): Japandroids @ Revolution Hall | w/ Crag Finn & The Uptown Controllers, Portland 2017 St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Dusty March 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    I know this makes me sound like the rapidly-aging, straight, white male that I am, but I still believe in rock & roll!! Pick me, pick me, pick me. Please!

  2. tim March 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Would like take my friend who just moved back from Denver and has bit been to this venue!

  3. Julia March 6, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

    Love this venue and this band! Would love for this broke college student to be able to go

  4. r March 6, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

    yes please

  5. Crystal March 7, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    I will be visiting Portland (& Oregon for that matter) for the first time, and would love to check out this cool band. However, Dusty up above makes a compelling plea, so pick him.

  6. Natalie March 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    My sister is in town and loves their music! Would be great to see them.

  7. Sara Mae March 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    I think Dusty should win!

  8. Sam March 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

    This would be the best way to celebrate St. Patricks Day, by not doing any of the typical shamrock hat, green beer and dealing with drunken idiots. Been wanting to see Japandroids since Celebration Rock came out.

  9. Dave G. March 8, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    I think Sara Mae should win …(and bring me!)

  10. Joeeph March 8, 2017 at 5:39 am #

    Craig Finn is a rock and roll savior. The Japandroids are a second coming. Pick me because it is meant to be.

  11. Graham Fowler March 8, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    I like Japan and I like droids: I like Japandroids. Would love to see them if possible!

  12. Jill Travis March 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

    Been hearing a buzz about these guys. Would love to check them out.

  13. Robert English March 8, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

    I honestly believe that Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is the best rock album that’s been released since 2009. I’ve wanted to see these guys live for a couple of years now, I’m so glad to hear they’re coming to Portland!

  14. Chris Webb March 9, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    Big Japandroids fan!

  15. chris March 9, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Yes please! Japandroids and Craig Finn

  16. Judy March 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

    They not only made a come back, but a third album. They should be proud, and I can’t wait to hear them play!

  17. Colin kafka March 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    They rock & roll all at the same time.

  18. Danielle March 11, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    This sounds like a lot of fun.

  19. Crystal March 16, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

    So who won??!

  20. Robert March 17, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    The perfect date night!

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