Win Tickets ($40): Destroyer @ Wonder Ballroom | Indie Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Destroyer @ Wonder Ballroom on January 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 8.



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From our sponsors:
True West Presents at the Wonder:
Destroyer
January 10, 2018
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $20-22 | 21+
More info: wonderballroom.com
Tickets: Ticketfly

Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212

Of his 12th studio album and its enigmatic title, Destroyer’s Dan Bejar offers the following: Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for “The Wild Ones” (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was “Ken.” I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It’s unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe “The Wild Ones” speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think “ken” also means “to know.”

ken was produced by Josh Wells of Black Mountain, who has been the drummer in Destroyer since 2012. The album was recorded in its entirety in the jam space/studio space that the group calls The Balloon Factory. However, unlike Poison Season, ken was not recorded as a “band” record, though everyone in the band does make an appearance.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Destroyer @ Wonder Ballroom | Indie Rock

  1. CHRIS MILLER December 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    I like his music

  2. Paul December 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

    I really enjoy Dan’s way with words. I would love for a chance to see him sing live!

  3. Dave G. December 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    Pa-Lease destroy me!

  4. Ryan December 27, 2017 at 1:30 am #

    I’d love to finally see him live.

  5. Marc December 27, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    I would love to see him live! Such great music!

  6. Tracy Franklin December 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

    Dan’s music turns me into a quivering mass of semi-translucent jelly. I would gladly shower in his beard dandruff.

  7. Jamie December 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  8. molli taylor December 28, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    oh my goodness this would be an amazing date for my husband and i. it’s a kid free evening and everything!

  9. Shadow Rose December 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Destroyer!

  10. Kevin December 28, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

    I need a night out, pick me!

  11. ryan December 29, 2017 at 1:07 am #

    rad

  12. Kelly December 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    One of my top ten albums of 2017, would love to see it performed live

  13. Dawn December 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    I would love to see Destoyer! Thanks!

  14. Zachary Swigart December 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    This would be amazing to see! Pick me!

  15. seri January 2, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    im afraid of being forgotten in this life, but i would gladly be destroyed

  16. Don January 2, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    YES PLEASE!

  17. Jodi January 2, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    sweet!!!

  18. Collin Foster January 2, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

    I looked into this and now I really want to go. Pleeaaasssse!!

  19. Jen Kadell January 3, 2018 at 6:57 am #

    ❤️

  20. Travis January 4, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Great band, would love to see them live!

  21. Marvin January 4, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

    I never win anything. This is just a note to say hi to the general public, sigh.

  22. Meghan January 4, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

    Destroyer!!

  23. Dylan January 5, 2018 at 5:31 am #

    My wife loves some Destroyer. She would be THRILLED

  24. Erin January 5, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    Date night with my new beau!

  25. Jon January 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Great music, would love a chance to see live!

  26. Ally January 5, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Please pick me!

  27. david January 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

    it has been too long, me and the wonder. this show, no (wonder) doubt about it. yes, please!

  28. Kaeli plaks January 7, 2018 at 12:25 am #

    Yeah!! Let’s have fun!!

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