Win Tickets ($50): Calexico @ Revolution Hall | w/ Julia Jacklin, Alternative, Folk, Country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Calexico @ Revolution Hall on June 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 4.


From our sponsors:
June 7, 2018
$25 | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The ninth studio album from Calexico, The Thread That Keeps Us is a timely snapshot of the Arizona bred band: a family portrait capturing their stylistic variety and unpredictability while still finding solace in limitless creativity. In bringing the album to life, vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino found a spiritual home in unusual surroundings-not in Arizona, but on the Northern California coast in a home-turned-studio called the Panoramic House. Built from debris and shipyard-salvaged timber-and dubbed “The Phantom Ship” by the band-the grandiose house and its edge-of-the-world-like ambience soon made their way into the songs. The specter of California also had a powerful effect: as both dream state and nightmare, its infinite duality ismirrored in the music, giving Calexico a new direction and new edge. With less polish and more gritthan ever before, The Thread That Keeps Us both honors enduring traditions and reveals Calexico’sconfidence in songwriting, ultimately setting a whole new standard for the band.

As heard on the album’s lead single and opening track, the drama of the landscape directly impactedthe making of The Thread That Keeps Us. Driven by sing-song melody and galloping rhythms, “End ofthe World with You” discovers an unlikely romanticism in volatile times. With its lyrics illuminating”Love in the age of the extremes,” the track is the perfect intro to an album that endlessly exploresthe contrast between bright and dark, hope and fear.

Julia Jacklin

“These new lines on my face
spell out ‘girl pick up your pace’
if you want to stay true
to what your younger self would do.”

Julia Jacklin thought she’d be a social worker.

Growing up in the Blue Mountains to a family of teachers, Jacklin discovered an avenue to art at the age of 10, thanks to an unlikely source: Britney Spears.

Jacklin chanced upon a documentary about the pop star while on family holiday. “By the time Britney was 12 she’d achieved a lot,” says Jacklin.”I remember thinking, ‘Shit, what have I done with my life? I haven’t achieved anything.’ So I was like, ‘Mum, as soon as we get home from this holiday I need to go to singing lessons.’

Classical singing lessons were the only kind in the area, but Jacklin took to it. Voice control was crucial, and Jacklin flourished. But the lack of expression had the teen seeking substance, and she wound up in a high school band, “wearing surf clothing and doing a lot of high jumps” singing Avril Lavigne and Evanescence covers. It wasn’t much but she was hooked.

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40 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Calexico @ Revolution Hall | w/ Julia Jacklin, Alternative, Folk, Country

  1. Joseph May 22, 2018 at 6:21 am #

    My point is simply this…Calexico are one of single greatest purveyors of mood and soul when it comes to song. Listening to their music on headphones is like being swept away to mysterious locations and hidden crannies. Ruminations on love and life are their forte and I would be greatly moved to see them in the wondrous Revolution Hall. Send me!

  2. Josh G May 22, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    great place to visit

  3. Jamie Veira May 22, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    Please and Thank You!

  4. Dawn May 22, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Yes please. My birthday is that week and I’ve love to celebrate with a good show!

  5. Kim May 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    I love Calexico and would love to go to this concert!

  6. David Evans May 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    It just sounds fun….

  7. Valerie May 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    LOVE Calexico and would LOVE to win these tickets!

  8. Becky P May 22, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Would love to go!!

  9. Laura May 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    Great band!

  10. poppy May 22, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    Love it!

  11. Lea May 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    It sounds like more fun than staying home.

  12. Robbie May 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

    I’ve always loved Calexico’s mix of styles and their great growth in music over the last 20 years. I’ve yet to see them live, but that will definitely change on June 7th!

  13. Autumn May 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

    I have yet to make it to a show at Revolution Hall and this would be the perfect way to rectify that.

  14. Karen May 23, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    It’s been years. Would love to see them again!

  15. Dave G. May 23, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    Can’t afford Mexico, so I’d like to see Calexico!

  16. david May 24, 2018 at 10:13 am #

    been missing them in my rotation lately (along with ennio morricone), but throw me some tickets and i’ll be boning up straight away.

  17. Tom May 24, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    I’ve never seen the band but I’ve heard they are great!

  18. Rosy May 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Would love to win tickets! They have been one of my favorite bands since listening to them on Breaking Bad.

  19. shillina May 24, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    Would love to see the show with sis

  20. Lance May 25, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    will be there whether or I win or not.

  21. Mandy May 27, 2018 at 6:46 am #

    Yes please!

  22. ry May 27, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    great band, great space

  23. David May 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Yes, please!

  24. Charles May 29, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    I would enjoy a great evening with Calexico and Revolution Hall. Thank you.

  25. Cheyenne Terbrueggen May 29, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

    I could use a vacation…but since I can’t afford one, going to see the transporting music of Calexco is the next best thing. A musical vacation!

  26. Gary S May 29, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    I have never seen Calexico live and I WOULD LOVE TO!!! Pretty please?

  27. Suzanne L May 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    Yes to live music!

  28. Ben Thom May 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

    What a great summer concert. My wife and I would love to experience this and to win tickets would make this experience that much better!

  29. Rachel May 29, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    Calexico are from my home town of Tucson AZ and I’d love to introduce my partner to this homegrown band. These guys are some genuine musicians and they deserve true fans at their show ♥️

  30. Kira May 29, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    Calexico is great!

  31. Ann May 29, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    Dan loves Calexico and would love to attend

  32. Riona Abhainn May 29, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

    This would be fun, they sound like a neat band to go see and Revolution Hall is a fun venue.

  33. chris May 30, 2018 at 8:03 am #

    yes please – i would love to see this

  34. Jenn May 30, 2018 at 9:38 am #

    Yes, please!

  35. Brittanie May 30, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

    This sounds fun!

  36. Joel May 31, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

    Hell yeah, fingers crossed!!!

  37. cailin May 31, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

    The last thing I won was a Cabbage Patch doll.

  38. Dawn crooks May 31, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

    I would love to see calexico. I’m long overdue!

  39. Jenny June 1, 2018 at 6:24 am #

    If I win, I want to dance! Pretty please!

  40. Cara June 1, 2018 at 4:15 pm #


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