Win Tickets ($30): Jesca Hoop @ Aladdin Theater | Folk, Jazz, Blues, Pop, w/ Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond, Portland 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Jesca Hoop @ Aladdin Theater on March 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 17.



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From our sponsors:
Jesca Hoop
w/ Ritchie Young
March 18, 2017
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $15 | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Clear the way, I’m coming through, no matter what you say. I’ve got work to be doing, if you’re not here to help, go find some other life to ruin.

Jesca Hoop’s new album Memories Are Now, out February 10 on Sub Pop Records, wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the set with “a fighting spirit,” says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs–minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing.

As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by the gifted Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, as the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg’s Zeitgeist Studios where she and Mills were mentored and came into their own. “I saw us like young chicks out of the nest,” she says. “Blake is so utterly musical and emotionally intelligent in his expression. I wanted to see what we could do, just he and I out from under Tony’s wing.” Mills pushed her to strip away layers, keeping it as close to the live experience as possible, using whole live takes and working very quickly. “It’s still covered in embryonic fluid, for lack of a better way to put it,” says Hoop. “The recordings are quite raw, human and sparse, even unsettling. What I like to call quick fire recording forces you to work in an incredibly focused and instinctive type of way, no second guessing.”

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Jesca Hoop @ Aladdin Theater | Folk, Jazz, Blues, Pop, w/ Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond, Portland 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

  1. Perry March 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    I love jazz

  2. Tim March 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Would be Nice to see this!

  3. Eric March 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

    She was amazing with Sam Beam. Would love to see this show!

  4. Julia March 13, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

    She was amazing with Sherwood! I’ve been dying to see her again!

  5. Jason March 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    I can’t think of a better way to spend the night than with the magical musical stylings of Ms Hoop!

    I’d love to go because her music transports me to another, better world — and I need her magic to help me get over the daylight-savings doldrums!

  6. Graham Fowler March 14, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Love the sound would love to Go!

  7. Bobbie V March 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    This show is on our 5 yr anniversary and we will be spending it in Portland, we would love tix!

  8. Hilary March 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Would love to see this with my boyfriend!!!

  9. Dave G. March 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    What kind of hoop do I need to jump through to win these tickets?

  10. Lauren March 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

    I absolutely love Jesca Hoop!

  11. molli taylor March 16, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    i have just discovered jessica hoop and would love to see this show!

  12. Lex Jimenez March 16, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    The wife loves Jessica Hoop and jazz! I would love nothing more than to surprise her with tickets to this amazing sounding event!

  13. Marissa March 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    This sounds great, would love to go

  14. Wayne Lee March 16, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    I love Jesca Hoop!

  15. Kimberly March 17, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    Love jazz folk and blues. Lots of originals and great music.

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