Win Tickets ($26): Satan’s Pilgrims: Record Release Party @ Mission Theater | w/ Young Pioneers

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Satan’s Pilgrims: Record Release Party @ Mission Theater on June 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Tuesday, May 30.


From our sponsors:
Satan’s Pilgrims: Record Release Party
June 3, 2017
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $12 ADV, $13 Doors | 21+
More info:

Mission Theater
1624 N.W. Glisan, Portland, OR 97209

This is the Record Release Party for Satan’s Pilgrims’ new record, Siniestro! Please join the Pilgrims and their friends the legendary Young Pioneers who also have a new record High Again on K Records. It’s a double record release party!

Satan’s Pilgrims formed in 1992 during a series of house parties hosted by the members of the band, and were playing shows in their hometown of Portland, Oregon by 1993. Twisting their name from the 60’s AIP film “Satan’s Sadists” and donning their now familiar matching outfits complete with vampire capes, they became a real band.

The Pilgrims are one of the most influential surf instrumental bands around and while much of their sound has a definite Southern California influence, what sets them apart is the legacy of their Pacific Northwest rock ‘n’ roll ancestors: The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and The Kingsmen.

This, along with three distinct guitarists and a relentless rhythm section, gives their live set a dazzling variety of dance party sounds to choose from, while maintaining their patented haunted sound. After years of touring, taking the band all over the U.S. and Europe (including a now legendary show in Slovenia), Satan’s Pilgrims continued to develop the surf instrumental genre.

November 2000 marked the beginning of a hiatus, as drummer Ted Pilgrim moved from Portland to Memphis, TN to sweat, get autographs from all of his Soul and early Rock n’ Roll heroes, and eat Bar-B-Q. Meanwhile, 9 Pilgrim offspring were birthed to various members.

After a few years of changing diapers, Musick Records announced that they wanted to release a retrospective culled from the Pilgrims’ original five albums. With renewed interest in the band sweeping the surf message boards on the internet, the Pilgrims decided that this occasion deserved some new material to keep their faithful fans from the 1990s as satisfied as possible. The band began writing songs again via the internet and got back together to record four new songs for Plymouth Rock-The Best of Satan’s Pilgrims. This double cd not only features fan favorites, but as a bonus, the second disc contains the new numbers mixed in with previously unreleased and rare cuts from the Pilgrims’ vault. Even more of a bonus was the fact that guitarist Bobby Pilgrim, who had amicably dropped out of the band in 1998, was ready to play again, returning the Pilgrims their trademark 3 guitar sound.

With the release of Plymouth Rock-The Best of Satan’s Pilgrims in December of 2004, it turns out that the Pilgrims’ haunted brand of driving-guitar, dance-party music has endured into the 21st century. Without a single live appearance by the band since 2000, this album has gained more critical acclaim and worldwide notice for them than all of their original releases did during the surf-bombardment of the 1990s.

In 2005, they reunited for the first time in their hometown of Portland, OR. Since then, they have played shows in Seattle, WA, Memphis, TN, Asbury Park, NJ, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA. Satan’s Pilgrims now perform as much as their lives and geography allows, check here for updates on upcoming appearances.

The rest of the world is catching on to what only some knew ten years ago. That is, if you want a surfy, spooky, garage-stompin’ good time, put on Satan’s Pilgrims.

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12 Responses to Win Tickets ($26): Satan’s Pilgrims: Record Release Party @ Mission Theater | w/ Young Pioneers

  1. John May 19, 2017 at 11:39 pm #


    I’d love to see the Pilgrim again.

  2. jordon May 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    diggin the new young pioneers album would love to see it live especially at mission

  3. molli taylor May 21, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    these guys are new to me, but they look great. would love to celebrate!

  4. Marcie May 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    Sounds like a party!

  5. Dan May 23, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Discovered these guys a couple years back. Amazing! Would love tickets to see them in person

  6. Karen Gilis May 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    Yay, Surf’s Up!!!

  7. Lorrie May 24, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    I pushed play and started listening right now, just so I could comment:
    “I would LOVE to go – Listening to them as I type.” (I didn’t want to be lying.)

  8. Malka Youngstein May 25, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

    Love this band. And, some gnarly surf music is the perfect way to kick-off the season of warmer weather and sunshine here in PDX.

  9. miles craig May 26, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    I haven’t seen these guys since the late 90’s! I love their new record and would love to win some tix!!

  10. Nick May 26, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    Free tickets!!!

  11. Roger Leece May 28, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    Legends!! I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the Pilgrims or the Pioneers in person so thank you for the chance at free passes!!

  12. Scott June 2, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    Hail Satan’s Pilgrims!!!

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