Win Tickets ($44): Cloud Cult @ Aladdin Theater | Chamber Rock Band Performs Full Score of The Seeker to Film, + A Second Set

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cloud Cult @ Aladdin Theater on August 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 31.


From our sponsors:
Cloud Cult
performs full score of The Seeker to film, plus a second set

August 3, 2017
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $20 ADV, $22 Doors | All Ages

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Cloud Cult is an experimental chamber rock band from the Midwest who has stayed true to the concept of DIY “Indie Rock” for more than 15 years. The band has remained independent for the past decade and a half in favor of keeping total control of the ethical aspects of their music and business, despite enticing offers from notable major labels. In the process, Cloud Cult has sold over 100,000 albums out of lead singer/songwriter Craig Minowa’s organic hobby farm. The band has come to be known for its philosophical lyrics, as Minowa has used many of the songs to search for answers to spiritual questions after the unexpected loss of his two-year-old son in 2002.

On a shoe-string budget, the self-managed band has taken their albums to the top of the CMJ charts, positioning themselves alongside artists with substantial marketing budgets. Cloud Cult’s Light Chasers, released in 2010 and the predecessor to Love, landed them on the Billboard Charts, serving as the only truly independent release on the charts at that time.

All this success was made possible via Cloud Cult’s self-made record label, Earthology Records, which was created by Minowa in the late 90s and was one of the very first green labels to come into existence. Minowa partnered his passion for music with his environmentalist background to start the label out of what he calls “necessity,” due to the fact that there simply weren’t options for environmentally friendly CD manufacturing in the industry at that time. Cloud Cult helped co-develop the now wildly popular recycled paperboard CD cases, and also created models for zero net greenhouse gas production for touring bands years before it was trendy. Both The New York Times and NPR have called Cloud Cult a leading pioneer in helping to green the music industry.

Cloud Cult’s live shows include the rock band along with violin, cello, trumpet, trombone and French horn. Two live painters create original artwork on stage during each performance. Cloud Cult has participated in many of the US’s leading festivals including Coachella and Sasquatch and has performed live on NPR’s World Café, WNYC’s Soundcheck and Last Call with Carson Daly. Minowa was tapped to score 12 hour-long documentaries for National Geographic’s “America the Wild,” and during the 2010 Superbowl, the band was featured in cartoon form performing their song “Lucky Today” in an Esurance commercial.

Cloud Cult will support the release of their latest studio album Love with a North American tour in March thru May 2013, including performances at this year’s SXSW Festival. Along with the new album, the feature-length documentary on Cloud Cult “No One Said It Would Be Easy” will debut in early 2013 on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon. A full-length biography about Cloud Cult’s journey as a band by author Mark Allister is slated for release in late 2013.

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Cloud Cult @ Aladdin Theater | Chamber Rock Band Performs Full Score of The Seeker to Film, + A Second Set

  1. ryan July 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    dope, I wanna go

  2. molli taylor July 18, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    wow, i just looked them up and i cant believe these guys have been hiding from me… i would love to see them in person

  3. Zack July 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    I have been a big fan of Cloud Cult since there album Light Chasers! Would love to go!

  4. scott thompson July 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    I know nothing of either and love visual and aural suprises

  5. Mysti July 18, 2017 at 9:35 pm #

    I would love to attend! Never seen them.

  6. Paul July 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    I haven’t gotten the chance to see Cloud Cult live since 2007 when they played the Fez Ballroom. I would love to see how they have evolved since then.

  7. Dave G. July 20, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    My heads in the Cloud(s) Cult..

  8. Bogdan July 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    Looks very interesting and unique. I would an opportunity to go!

  9. Lori July 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

    I’d love to go…I’d take my son while he’s home from college…he used to play viola, and I think would really enjoy this!

  10. Courtney July 25, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    This event looks so interesting and wonderful to me. I would love to go!

  11. Amy July 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    Cloud Cult has been an incredibly healing band for me. I love them so much and haven’t seen them in many many years. I’d love this opportunity!

  12. Chas July 30, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    Love their music. Listened on U tube and want to see them!

  13. Johanna May 31, 2018 at 10:16 pm #

    Ok, I will go

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