Win Tickets ($80): Desert Daze Caravan II @ Crystal Ballroom | Featuring Ariel Pink, DIIV, Nick Hakim, SUUNS, JJUUJJUU

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Desert Daze Caravan II @ Crystal Ballroom on May 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 30.


From our sponsors:
Desert Daze Caravan II
May 10, 2018
$35 ADV, $40 Doors | Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 8 p .m. | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Desert Daze Caravan is back! The traveling version of what Noisey calls “America’s Answer to Glastonbury” is hitting the NW and SW United States this spring with Ariel Pink, DIIV, Nick Hakim, SUUNS, JJUUJJUU and projection artists to be announced. Plan ahead, get there early, and prepare for lift off.


Ariel Pink
Ariel Pink is a Los Angeles-based one-man band. His lo-fi Baroque music was first discovered and then distributed by indie group Animal Collective, who began releasing volumes of Ariel Pink home recordings on their Paw Tracks label. In 2008, Pink formed a new band with keyboardist/guitarist/backing vocalist Kenny Gilmore, drummer/vocalist/guitarist Jimi Hey, and guitarist Cole M. Greif-Neill, who became known as Haunted Graffiti. Drummer Aaron Sperske later replaced Jimi Hey.

DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of an atmospheric and autumnally-charged new Brooklyn four-piece.

Recently inked to the uber-reliable Captured Tracks imprint, DIIV created instant vibrations in the blog-world with their impressionistic debut Sometime; finding it’s way onto the esteemed pages of Pitchfork and Altered Zones a mere matter of weeks after the group’s formation.

Enlisting the aid of NYC indie-scene-luminary, Devin Ruben Perez, former Smith Westerns drummer Colby Hewitt, and Mr. Smith’s childhood friend Andrew Bailey, DIIV craft a sound that is at once familial and frost-bitten. Indebted to classic kraut, dreamy Creation-records psychedelia, and the primitive-crunch of late-80’s Seattle, the band walk a divisive yet perfectly fused patch of classic-underground influence.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Desert Daze Caravan II @ Crystal Ballroom | Featuring Ariel Pink, DIIV, Nick Hakim, SUUNS, JJUUJJUU

  1. zach April 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

    Pick me pick me yeah

  2. Hayley April 3, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    Send me please

  3. Jessica April 3, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    This will be wild and weird! Pick me!

  4. Cody April 3, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

    Nick Hakim rules! Would love to go to this.

  5. MacKensie April 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

    Woah, should be a fun show! Would love to go!

  6. rya April 3, 2018 at 5:43 pm #


  7. Nick April 6, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    DIIV is great! Would love to attend.

  8. Amber Lentz April 6, 2018 at 10:48 am #


  9. Dawn April 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    Oh, yes please. (And thank-you!)

  10. KJ April 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Have always wanted to see Ariel Pink perform! Mature Themes is always on the playlist for any of my road trips! Would be so grateful to win! Thanks!

  11. Gisela April 6, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

    I really want to take my hombre/man/oumo to this event and enjoy a great night out togueter and have a great great amazing time.
    You all rock!!! Pick me thank you!!!

  12. Kevin April 7, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

    I love the psychedelia, let me in

  13. Sloan Schang April 12, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    Love DIIV and Ariel Pink, yes please!

  14. Zoe Shipley April 16, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    Sounds like a really interesting line-up, would love to see it!

  15. Callie Herron April 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Sounds fun! Thanks for the chance!

  16. Mary April 17, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    Would LURVE to go becuase for a moment in time I would be transported to a modern psychedelia desert paradise instead of the humdrum of 9-5 office life here in rainly Portland, OR.

  17. Matt April 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Wow, love DIIV and SUUNS.Can’t wait to go!

  18. Molly April 18, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    All my faves!!!!!!

  19. Keena April 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm #


  20. Danielle April 21, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

    I am always up to check out new things

  21. Aud April 24, 2018 at 8:03 am #

    Honestly I still don’t know how to say DIIV but I like them.

  22. Simmi Malhotra April 24, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

    I miss my desert please pick me so I can enjoy the desert sounds right here in Portland!!

  23. Cassi April 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Oh man this would be FUN!!!! Out of my bidget for now-but how fun to go!

  24. Jessica April 24, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

    Sounds like a rad show! Thanks xo

  25. molli taylor April 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

    ariel pink is freaking amazing! please let me share this with my husband

  26. Kay April 26, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    Ariel Pink’s music inspired my friend to come out to his parents. It would be super cool to take him to this!

  27. Nathan April 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Psychedelic tunes washing over me on an undulating floor. I’m all in.

  28. ry April 30, 2018 at 10:37 am #

    get me there!

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