Win Tickets ($36): The Expendables @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ RDGLDGRN, Tribal Theory, Reggae, Punk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Expendables @ Crystal Ballroom on April 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 24.


From our sponsors:
The Expendables
Tribal Theory

April 27, 2017
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $18 ADV, $22 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

For eighteen years The Expendables have been bringing their perspective to the world of reggae rock. Instead of following the traditional cookie-cutter blend of reggae, punk, ska and hip-hop commonly replicated in the genre, The Expendables have perfected their own unique approach of face-melting solos, mind-bending jams and danceable grooves, blurring the lines of where one genre ends and another begins.

Hailing from shores of Santa Cruz, California, three quarters of this four piece met in the halls of Soquel High. After high school Adam Patterson (Drums/Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar/Keys) and Geoff Weers (Guitar/Vocals) would part ways from their high school bass player and in 1999 the band would enlist hometown native Ryan DeMars (Bass), bringing new influence to the band’s stage presence and their songwriting process.

Once the new line up was solidified, the band worked tirelessly playing shows regionally as well as recording and self-releasing three albums, No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001) and Gettin ’ Filthy (2004). This determined work ethic would capture the attention of Slightly Stoopid front men and Stoopid Records label owners Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald. Doughty and McDonald would take a strong interest in the band, first taking them on tour supporting Slightly Stoopid’s shows, then signing The Expendables to Stoopid Records, releasing the label’s first non Slightly Stoopid release, 2007s self-titled The Expendables .

In 2010 the partnership would also produce Prove It , staking the bands claim as one of the genre’s heavy hitters. Three years after Prove It the band would start tracking at JingleTown Recording, a bay area studio owned by the members Green Day. The beautiful studio would be used for two recording sessions, one in 2013 and one in 2014 setting the stage for the bands new release. On January 13, 2015 The Expendables dropped Sand In the Sky to a hungry fan base excited for the bands new album. Fans immediately responded, loving the new tracks and gravitating toward the hypnotic Starry Night , dance-friendly jam Music Move Me as well as Nothing I Wouldn’t Do bringing a slight blend of the bands older sound back into the mix.

The band has taken no down time jumping straight out on 2015’s Winter Blackout Tour currently traveling across the country jamming to large crowds everywhere. With a date slated on this Summer’s Wakarusa festival and plenty of touring plans in the work this is going to be another great year for The Expendables.

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15 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): The Expendables @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ RDGLDGRN, Tribal Theory, Reggae, Punk

  1. Cara April 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    This looks like great fun!

  2. Derrik Daniels April 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    they are awesome. local West Coast talent that I’ve seen once before and they put on an incredible show. Love to see them again.

  3. Riona Abhainn April 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    This looks like fun, my friend Cori and I would enjoy this, she’s a reggae performer herself and we’d like going.

  4. Tim Bedford April 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    Went and saw Rebelution once and these guys were the opener – only caught their last track of the set because of a flat tire – would love the chance to see them headline a show!

  5. Dani Bushmaker April 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    My son loves these guys! He has never seen them live, I would love to bring him to a show.

  6. Scott April 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Reggae, punk and ska- my evening plans are expendable when planning to see The Expendables!

  7. Cassi April 18, 2017 at 10:50 pm #

    Yes please! <3 Would love to treat my husband to a night out!

  8. Dave G. April 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

    Shake it…don’t Break it!

  9. Heidi April 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

    This sounds fabulous! I’m ready to dance!

  10. Tona April 20, 2017 at 12:19 am #

    Cali native …recently moved to Oregon and would like to rock on for the first time :) sounds like a good time! Good luck to all!

  11. Haley Hause April 20, 2017 at 11:46 am #


  12. Madelyn April 20, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    Yes! Been a fan for a long time and would be so pleased to intriduce them to my boo here in PDX live :)

  13. Sedona April 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    Never seen them but have heard great things. Would love the chance to go see them!

  14. Mia April 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

    Yeesss!!! Spring, Reggae, ska and The Expandables!!! I needed

  15. Kalahulani Riley April 24, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    I’d like to bounce to this!

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