Win Tickets ($60): MUTEMATH @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Play Dead Live, Alternative Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to MUTEMATH @ Crystal Ballroom on October 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 16.



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From our sponsors:
MUTEMATH
October 18, 2017
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $25 ADV, $30 Doors | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209

Taking cues from several decades of alternative rock, Mute Math (also known as MUTEMATH and MuteMath) fuse together New Order’s synth-dance epics, the Stone Roses’ shambling shuffle, Radiohead’s chilliness, Air’s ambient pop, and the booming vocals of mainstream pop/rock. Singer Paul Meany, formerly of the Christian rock group Earthsuit, was working in New Orleans when he began a long-distance musical correspondence with drummer/programmer Darren King, who was based in Springfield, Missouri. The two began sending CD-Rs back and forth up the Mississippi River, eventually putting enough songs together to convince King to relocate to New Orleans and start a proper band. After adding guitarist Greg Hill and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas, the new band completed the Meany-King compositions in 2003; Meany then took the resulting demo to noted CCM producer Tedd T., who was enthusiastic enough to launch a new indie label, Teleprompt Records, in order to release 2004’s Reset EP. The EP’s success allowed Mute Math and Teleprompt to negotiate a distribution deal with Warner Bros., which reissued the EP in 2005.

Although Mute Math completed their self-titled debut album that same year, marketing disputes between Teleprompt and Warner Bros. delayed its release for nearly a year. Because Warner Bros. wanted to promote Mute Math as a CCM band instead of an alternative rock act, thereby limiting the group’s mainstream exposure, Mute Math and Teleprompt Records filed suit against the major label, claiming breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation. The band’s website announced that the suit was settled out of court, concurrent with the signing of an improved deal with Warner Bros. An expanded version of Mute Math, featuring remastered tracks from Reset and a bonus limited-edition live EP, was released on September 26, 2006.

“Typical” proved to be a modestly successful single, cracking the mainstream rock charts in 2007 and finding a home on MTV, where the song’s Grammy-nominated video became a hit. Tours with Eisley, Alanis Morissette, and Matchbox Twenty honed the band’s live chops, and Mute Math returned in 2009 with a new album, Armistice. The album debuted at number 18, and Mute Math toured heavily in support, capturing one of their live shows on the 2010 concert album Armistice Live. Todd Gummerman replaced guitarist Greg Hill that October, and the follow-up studio album, Odd Soul, was released in 2011. Vitals, the band’s fourth studio long-player, was issued in 2015 via the band’s own label, Wojtek Records. ~ Stewart Mason, Rovi

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): MUTEMATH @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Play Dead Live, Alternative Rock

  1. Bri Lindley October 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    I am a HUGE fan of MUTEMATH and would love to see them perform some of their newer music! Pretty please! :)

  2. seri October 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    i used to excel in math! this would bring me back to my golden years!

  3. Nick October 10, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    I love Mutemath and would be ecstatic to see them live!

  4. Christina October 10, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    To the guy dancing like no one was watching last time MUTEMATH played…I hope to see you again at this show!

  5. Dave G. October 10, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    Wait… it’s just doesn’t add up !

  6. Duyen October 10, 2017 at 6:04 pm #

    My friend is visiting Portland for the first time and this is her favorite band! Please pick me!

  7. David Lugo October 11, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    If I go, Ill be quiet and do equations….

  8. Aurelia October 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    Me + MUTEMATH = Fun

  9. Johanna October 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    Yes please

  10. Paula October 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    MUTEMATH is one of the last of my friend’s bucket list bands to see. He’s trying to save for school though, and concert tickets are not in the budget. Would love to be able to take him!

  11. molli taylor October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    id love to send my husband to this show, he really wants to go!

  12. Whitney Sullivan October 15, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

    MUTEMATH is an incredible group of musicians and I think they’d be so fun to see live!!!

  13. Karen October 16, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    I would loveee loveee to se Mutemath

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