We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Crystal Ballroom on October 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 23.
From our sponsors:
The Jesus and Mary Chain
October 25, 2017
7 p.m. Doors, Show 8 p.m. | $35 ADV, $65 VIP (21 and over only), $40 Doors | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
The Stooges, the Ramones, Einstürzende Neubauten, The Shangri-Las: an eclectic range of influences for sure, and one that inspired brothers Jim and William Reid as The Jesus and Mary Chain emerged from Lanarkshire, Scotland, to become one of the most influential bands of their era.
What followed was a rush of creativity and controversy in which the power of their music – most strikingly the landmark debut ‘Psychocandy’ – was matched by the volatility of their relationship. Their journey sparked a wider influence. Not only did their success help Alan McGee’s Creation Records to flourish into the home of Britain’s most critically acclaimed bands from My Bloody Valentine to Oasis to Super Furry Animals, but early drummer Bobby Gillespie made history of his own with Primal Scream.
Cold Cave returns with their first new music since last Fall’s The Idea of Love picture disc 7″. Titled “Glory,” it is a bit of a departure from those songs; it’s a glossy track featuring sparkly synths and woeful vocals in Cold Cave’s signature chilly croon. The video, directed by Amy Lee, epitomizes cool with a minimal aesthetic and an artistic integrity that holds true. “Glory” is a hint at what is to come from Cold Cave in the near future.