Win Tickets ($30): Diet Cig @ Aladdin Theater | American Pop-punk Duo, w/ Great Grandpa, The Spook School

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Diet Cig @ Aladdin Theater on February 12. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 9.


From our sponsors:
Diet Cig
February 12, 2018
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $15 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman’s previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.

Great Grandpa
Plastic Cough, the fantastic debut full length from Seattle WA’s Great Grandpa, is bursting with grunge and pop sensibilities focused around the legendary indie rock sound that’s dominated the Pacific Northwest music scene for the past three decades.

Great Grandpa began in Seattle in 2014 when guitarist & vocalist Patrick Goodwin recruited bassist Carrie Miller, drummer Cam LaFlam, and vocalist Alex Menne to form a humble rock band. Inspired by the pop-sensible alternative rock of the 90’s, and offset by a mutual love for noise and math rock, the group set forth to write and record their first EP.

The Spook School
If a debut LP is an artist’s introduction to the world and their sophomore release is their now-or-never moment, their third is their most cathartic. Glasgow,Scotland’s indie pop optimists The Spook School, despite personal and political obstacle, made it out, and their latest full-length Could It Be Different? is here. It’s been a journey of self-discovery and feel-good realism; modern, dance-friendly indie pop fueling the fun. They made a name for themselves for their exultant and empowering pop, and now, they’ve shown real growth in nuance.

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18 Responses to Win Tickets ($30): Diet Cig @ Aladdin Theater | American Pop-punk Duo, w/ Great Grandpa, The Spook School

  1. Marc January 31, 2018 at 10:55 am #

    Diet Cig is amazing! I would love to see them live!

  2. ryan January 31, 2018 at 11:10 am #


  3. Lexi January 31, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    I would love to see all three of the bands! Seeing them actually playing live would be unreal. Fingers crossed.

  4. seri February 1, 2018 at 12:37 am #

    i love pop punk

  5. Travis February 1, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Diet Cig is amazing! I would love to see them live!

  6. William Longnecker February 1, 2018 at 2:45 pm #


  7. David February 1, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

    I’d love to see DC and Spook School!

  8. Eccles February 1, 2018 at 3:56 pm #


  9. Shaun Peace February 1, 2018 at 9:42 pm #

    I love their energy. Will definitely be a fun show.

  10. Dave G. February 3, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

    Now that’s a Monday nights lineup!

  11. panda February 3, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

    love that harvard song

  12. Marc February 5, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    This would be a great Monday night show!

  13. Marc February 6, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    Their music is fantastic! I would love to see them live!

  14. Frank Byers February 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    This could be a great show!!!

  15. Kelsey February 7, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    This band rocks!

  16. Marc February 7, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    This is going to be a great show! I hope I get to go!

  17. Marc February 8, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    What a fantastic show to go to!

  18. John February 9, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    I’m goin out!

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