Win Tickets ($44): Summerland Tour – Featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H @ Crystal Ballroom | 90s Alt Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Summerland Tour – Featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H @ Crystal Ballroom on June 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 18.


From our sponsors:
Summerland Tour
Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H
June 24, 2018
21+ | 5:30 p.m. Doors, 7 p.m. Show | $38 ADV, $42 day of show
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Considering Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, it would be all too easy these days for the band to be a victim of its past successes, relegated to performing as a glorified jukebox, existing to satisfy the nostalgic cravings of Gen Xers everywhere. But singer-guitarist Art Alexakis isn’t about to start phoning it in now.

Although the band hasn’t released a new studio album since 2015’s triumphant Black Is The New Black, Everclear continues to tour actively, in conjunction with a series of past-release anniversary dates and the annual Summerland Tour, which Alexakis created and has been running since 2012, featuring a rotating cast of ’90s alt rock favorites. And while it’s a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material-especially the “deep cuts”-not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic.

“By mixing it up and digging into the catalogue, it still makes it fun and relevant for us, and I think for the fans as well,” says Alexakis. “It’s still important to play the hits, but by playing those other songs as well, it makes it all seem more vibrant and real. Even though I recorded some of those songs 20 years ago, I haven’t played them in a long time, so it’s like reinventing the wheel. I’m having more fun now than I have in years. I think all of us are.”

Marcy Playground

In 2017, 90’s alternative rockers Marcy Playground celebrated the 20th anniversary of their self-titled album. They returned to the road on the Rockn’ Roadtrip tour with Fuel and Dishwalla. With label partners, Slow Down Sounds they released the first vinyl edition of their debut album, which included hit single Sex and Candy. The album went platinum back in 1997, selling 1.4 millon copies, while the radio classic “Sex and Candy” spent a then record 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart. In the interim years, Marcy Playground has released four posterior albums “Shapeshifter” (1999), “Marcy Playground 3” (MP3) (2004), “Leaving Wonderland… In A Fit of Rage” (2009), and “Lunch, Recess, and Detention” (2012). The albums demonstrated tremendous periods of creative growth for the group and are recognized as “cult classics” among the band’s dedicated fans. Their songs are featured on soundtracks such as Cruel Intentions, Antitrust, Simply Irresistible, Hurricane Streets, as well as many films by writer/director Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, Zack and Miri Make a Porno). Marcy Playground is thrilled to return to the road in 2018 on the Summerland Tour with Everclear and Local H.

Local H

Local H is known for their blistering live shows and for pioneering the two-man band set-up — frontman Scott Lucas covers both guitar and bass through an extra pick up in his guitar and drummer Ryan Harding pounds out the rest of the sound. While they have earned praise in the past for their catalog of clever concept albums, Local H have forgone a singular theme on their most recent album — Hey, Killer — turning out a non-stop blast of straight-up, hooky, guitar-heavy rock songs — each one catchier than the last. The band’s discography includes seven other studio albums, A Greatest Hits release, numerous EPs and “Straight Outta Zion,” a Blu-ray concert video released in late 2016.

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87 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Summerland Tour – Featuring Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H @ Crystal Ballroom | 90s Alt Rock

  1. Sam May 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Having flashbacks…

  2. Cassi May 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    What?!?!? This is awesome-like I’m 16 again. Would love to go!

  3. Jessi May 8, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    I live in Florida and will be visiting Portland that weekend. Would love to see Everclear and Local H at a Portland venue!

  4. Michael May 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    What a awesome lineup of bands. Have always loved Everclear and would love the chance to see Local H play “High Fiving Mofo” Live and get that Crystal Ballroom floor bouncing.

  5. Christin May 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

    Because I want to see if Everclear is as good as they were when they played a free show for WBRU in 1999 in Providence, RI!

  6. Diane McLaughlin May 8, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

    I smell sex and csndy

  7. Andy Gospodnetich May 8, 2018 at 9:38 pm #

    This sounds awesome. I’d love to see Everclear in *our* hometown and rock out like a teenager again.

  8. Dave G. May 8, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

    Please send me to the land of 2 hit wonders!

  9. Teresa May 8, 2018 at 11:27 pm #

    This would bring me back to my high school days!

  10. Jamie Veira May 9, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    Please and Thank You!

  11. AJ May 9, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    I would love to go.

  12. Aleks May 9, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    OK, count me in!

  13. Batman_Chuckles May 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets for this! I grew up on these bands

  14. Tara Keitz May 9, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

    I grew up on this music! Talk about nostalgia…. I can’t think of a better group of bands from my era!

  15. Kelly May 10, 2018 at 6:31 am #

    I love Everclear!!!

  16. Daron Mc May 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    the 90s are alive in Portland!! Everclear was one of my first CDs!!!

  17. Maureen A. May 10, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

    Seeing Everclear at the Crystal would be so awesome! Please pick me!

  18. Charlene May 11, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    sounds like awesome times…

  19. Josh May 12, 2018 at 9:24 am #

    She had two pierced nipples and a black tattoo. She’s my heroin girl!

  20. Mike May 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

    I would love to go to this concert. I remember seeing Everclear at a bar on Belmont Street years ago and would love to see them again at The Crystal. I thought way back then that they would make it as they had some catchy song lyrics and a great front man. Guess I was right.

  21. Mallory May 15, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    I’m a Portland native that grew up listening to Everclear and knowing the words before I even knew what they meant! This would be such an awesome date night for my partner and I! We would be singing along to every single song!!!

  22. Lindsay May 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Would love to celebrate my graduation!

  23. michelle mathews May 15, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    YASSS! I need this in my life!

  24. Stephanie May 15, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

    Art is playing at the Crystal?? Please pick me! Love to see MP there too!

  25. Danielle Potter May 15, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    I’m pretty sure these bands are the opitomie of my angst-filled teenage years. I must honestly say I still rock out to Everclear when the anger waves over me, sending me into a jumping, dancing, singing teenager once again.

  26. Glenn B May 15, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    Yes, yes, & yes to this triple header. What a great Sunday night of music in the PDX! #PDXPipelinerules

  27. Theresa Smith May 15, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    Pick me!

  28. Mary M Barrett May 15, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    Would love to relive some awesome music!

  29. Jamie Erickson May 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    This would be like seeing my youth on stage!

  30. Heidi May 16, 2018 at 7:40 am #

    Oh my! I would love to go to this show!!!

  31. Aurelia May 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

    MARCY PLAYGROUND!!!! (Sorry I shouted)

  32. Aaron Cullen May 17, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    This will be a great show!

  33. MeghanT May 17, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    Take me back

  34. Cryssie Addis May 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

    OMG! This would be awesome and my husband would love this!

  35. Kevin Scott Williams May 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    You can’t get more Portland, Indie or 90’s then this. Everclear hometown heroes from many happy days and nights.

  36. nicole May 18, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    I’m from the villa. Art is from the villa!

  37. Cris May 20, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    Great line-up, hope to see Everclear again! Awesome way to start the summer!

  38. john thomas May 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

    sounds like a fun night

  39. Laura Aebi May 21, 2018 at 7:50 am #

    What a badas lineup!

  40. molli taylor May 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    this is pretty mujch my dream concert from high school… sign me up!

  41. Katie May 21, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    My playlist only has 90s music involved and is live to go be a part of this!

  42. Amcmurry May 22, 2018 at 12:41 pm #


  43. David Evans May 22, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    I wanna go. I like to have fun….

  44. Lea May 22, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    What fun this could be…

  45. Patrick May 22, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    I’ve only ever listened to them through albums and by the time I was old enough to actually attend any of their concerts they had already disbanded. I’d love to see Everclear and Local H live.

  46. Diane McLaughlin May 22, 2018 at 9:00 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  47. Collin Foster May 23, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    I love Everclear, goes down smooth!

  48. Julie Sugano May 23, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    Would love to take my sister out for a night! “I am still living with your ghost, lonely and dreaming of the West Coast”

  49. Amber May 23, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

    We can live beside the ocean
    Leave the fire behind
    Swim out past the breakers
    Watch the world die…

  50. B. Anders May 24, 2018 at 8:51 am #


  51. Mikey B May 24, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Dude, this would be rad.

  52. travis May 24, 2018 at 3:51 pm #


  53. Brigette Bashaw May 25, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

    my bf loves this stuff, he’d be excited if i won!

  54. Allie Margarella May 29, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    Everclear was the first band I ever saw, back in 1999.

  55. Jay May 29, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Would love to attend – any throwback to college days is a WELCOME one!

  56. Claire May 29, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    This would be a great way to spend my 30th birthday weekend – reliving some of my favorite tunes from my childhood years!

  57. Darcella May 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

    Many a great tune back in the day! Would be so awesome to see them!!

  58. Kira May 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    I’d love to go because Local H is one of my favorite bands to get me through my long commute to work each day, and would love a chance to enjoy them (and the other great bands) live.

  59. Sam May 30, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

    What a blast ! Would love to seeeeeee this live!!!!

  60. Laura Stewart May 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    This would be so rad!

  61. Puneet May 31, 2018 at 5:10 am #

    90s is my jam!

  62. Kristen M May 31, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    Aaaah the songs of my youth! This would be a wonderful walk down memory lane.

  63. Kristen M May 31, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

    Aaaah the songs of my youth!

  64. Hannah May 31, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    Dreams could come true if I win these tickets.

  65. john thomas May 31, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

    sounds like a hoot

  66. Margaret H June 1, 2018 at 6:08 am #

    Sounds wonderful

  67. Melissa June 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm #


  68. Tara Keitz June 2, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    Please pick me for this trip down memory lane. I grew up on these bands!!!

  69. shannon June 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    PICK ME! I actually party crashed Art’s house back in the day…he was passed out on! Love all these bands

  70. Paul June 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Wow! Would love to see All 3 of these 90’s staples together!

  71. CHRIS MILLER June 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

    I want to go see Art and the band

  72. Katy June 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

    Would LOVE to go to this concert!!

  73. Mary m June 5, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    I am ready to jam out!

  74. Jorge C June 5, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    Anybody have some gum?

  75. Kathy June 6, 2018 at 9:58 am #

    This would be so awesome to win!

  76. Jackie June 6, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    I miss the 90s.

  77. MARC June 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    I would love to see everclear!!!

  78. Robbie June 12, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    This show is going to be perfect! Me and my future fiancé will just be coming back from a trip where I’m planning on sealing the deal. She loves both Everclear and Marcy Playground and seeing them this weekend will make it even more special!

  79. Lindsey June 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    I would love to go to this show!

  80. Aleks June 13, 2018 at 7:50 am #

    Ever clear?! Oh yes, I would love to see them in concert.

  81. Toby June 13, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    Kids will be gone and we want to feel like a kid again.

  82. MARC June 13, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    Everclear is an amazing band!!! I would love to see them live!!

  83. Melody R Frye June 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

    I LOVE all of these bands so this would be Awesome!

  84. Brian Wensel June 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Need a break from the 2010’s

  85. Jess June 14, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    I love the 90s!!

  86. Cindi June 14, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE tickets! Took one daughter to see Everclear when they were in Vancouver, and her sis was totally jealous! So, this time I would love to take my other daughter so she can see why Everclear is my fav!

  87. Cris June 16, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    I would love to see these artists I haven’t seen Everclear in so long!

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