Win Tickets ($70): Belle And Sebastian @ Oregon Zoo | Indie Pop, w/ Japanese Breakfast

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Belle And Sebastian @ Oregon Zoo on June 30. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 25.


From our sponsors:
Belle And Sebastian
June 30, 2018
Doors 5 PM, Show: 7 PM | $35 – $95 | All Ages
More info:

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR

Belle and Sebastian is a 7-person indie pop band formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1996. The name was inspired by French children’s book “Belle et Sébastien” written in the 1960’s.

Belle and Sebastian was founded by Stuart Murdoch and his friend Stuart David for Murdoch’s music class at Stow College. Murdoch had been dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome prior to attending college and wrote stories and music in his free time as a way to cope with the illness. Originally, Murdoch was assigned to record one demo for the class’s label Electric Honey. However their professor was so impressed that he allowed the group to record a full LP entitled “Tigermilk.” The original Belle and Sebastian consisted of guitarist Stevie Jackson, cellist Isobel Campbell, keyboard player Chris Geddes, and drummer Richard Colburn.

Jeepster Label released Belle and Sebastian second album called “If You’re Feeling Sinister” in November 1996. By this time, the group had a cult following. After Sarah Martin joined the group as a violinist, the group released a triad of EPs in 1997: “Dog on Wheels,” “The Lazy Line Jane Painter,” and “3…6..9…Seconds of Light.” The last EP made the Top 40’s chart in the UK.

Shortly after the debut of their next album “The Boy With the Arab Strip” in 1998, Belle and Sebastian was awarded “Best Newcomer” at the 1999 BRIT Awards. In the early 2000s the band toured internationally despite the news that founder Stuart David and cellist Isobel left the group.

Belle and Sebastian changed record labels to Rough trade in 2003. The change seemed to be a good move since the album “Dear Catastrophe Waitress” had a few songs chart in the UK, such as “Step Into My Office Baby” and “I’m a Cuckoo”.

The band continues to make music and have played at historic venues like the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, US. Their music has been described as whimsical and has been compared to bands like The Smiths.

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88 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Belle And Sebastian @ Oregon Zoo | Indie Pop, w/ Japanese Breakfast

  1. Ryan June 11, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    Love Japanese Breakfast!

    • Christina Lasota June 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Sounds like tons of fun!

    • Dylan June 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

      We would love to go!!

  2. Michael June 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

    I have never seen a concert at the zoo and would love my first one to be Belle And Sebastian.

  3. Suzy June 11, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

    Oh oh oh, the state I am in for these tickets!!!

  4. Josh Brockway June 11, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

    Would be much good, always enjoyed their tunes

  5. rya June 11, 2018 at 9:15 pm #

    Dag, wanna go

  6. Kimberley Chen June 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    I would love to see Belle & Sebastian at the zoo!!

  7. Chris Johnson June 12, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    I’m A Cuckoo!

  8. Catie Kelly June 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    It’s my love’s birthday tomorrow, and she loves Belle & Sebastian. We have on our “Funner Summer” list to attend a Zoo Concert, but tickets are out of our price range. Thanks so much!

  9. Dawn McNeill June 12, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Would love to make it to a Oregon Zoo show this year (and I love Belle & Sebastian)…alas, funds a re lacking so I must win if I have any hope of attending.

  10. Therese Long June 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Would love to attend this!

  11. Maureen June 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Hey, we don’t stand a chance.

  12. Kristin Cedar June 12, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Oh my God!!! I’ve been waiting for Belle and Sebastian to come to Portland since I moved here! I know every song and would love to bop along. This would make my day!

  13. Joel Cedar June 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    My wife has been listening to these guys for years and it would make me super happy to get her tickets! We would have a great time!

  14. Miriam June 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    Yes please! Ahh, memories avalanche! I remember cleaning out my grandma’s house to them, going to see them at the Greek Theater when my friend won the scavenger hunt and we got to go back stage and meet them. The first time I went to Coachella (2004?!) was only because they were playing. The first time I saw them ever was the first time I felt like I could die happily if it happened at just that moment. They are a happy place. Would love to make another unexpected memory with them at the zoo :)

  15. Danielle henry June 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    Please this would make my year & my partners I’ve always wanted to see Belle & Sebastian…

  16. Susan June 12, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    I love Belle and Sebastian! Seeing them at the zoo would be a great start to the summer!

  17. Robin Friedman June 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm #


  18. Lizz June 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

    Pleeeeaaaaaaase!!! They are my favorite.

  19. Michael Pendlebury June 12, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    A night at the zoo with Belle & Sebastian is my idea of a great time!

  20. Tanya Bushnell June 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    Been a B&S fan since their first record. Would love to take my 8 year old daughter, as she’s a fan too!

  21. Bree June 12, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    Oh man, would love to surprise to BF with these.

  22. JOHN POMIETLASZ June 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    I’d take a moment from my being a wild animal to attend this.

  23. Nora June 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Yes! Belle and Sebastian! Takes me back to college days …

  24. W June 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    Blast from the past!

  25. Will June 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    Every time I hear a new B&S song on the radio (LOVE SiriusXMU!) I always think “Wow! Who is this? I love it!” and then I see it is B&S and am not surprised. Would love to go to the show.

  26. Lorena Salcedo June 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Getting tickets would be amazing. And even more exciting at the Zoo!!

  27. Mike S. June 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

    Belle and Sebastian are such a great live act. I have watched several full concerts of them online and I want to see them live so bad. PDXPIPELINE Please hook me up with tickets to see them at The Zoo.

  28. Margaret H June 12, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    Sounds fun.

  29. Angela June 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

    Would be a treat for our 21st wedding anniversary.

  30. Chloe Peterson June 12, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  31. Sara June 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

    If You’re Feeling Sinister.. pick me!

    Get Me Away from Here, I’m Dying… to go!

  32. Cheyenne Terbrueggen June 12, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    Obviously I should win because…

    “Because today the monkeys are breaking out the zoo

    Because today the monkeys are breaking out the zoo…”

    So excited for this show!

  33. David June 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm #

    I love B and S! They’ve got no BS about them

  34. Gaytha June 12, 2018 at 10:28 pm #

    Never been to a zoo concert and I have never seen Belle and Sebastian live before. Sounds like a great date night with the Hubs.

  35. Whitney June 12, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

    Would love to see them live!

  36. Sascha June 12, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

    Belle and Sebastian do such a good live show!

  37. Joseph June 13, 2018 at 5:50 am #

    I have a sinister love of Belle & Sebastian but would truly be amazed to be under the dark lights of the sounds of Japanese Breakfast. My obsessive spinning of her radio show appearances and her second album leave me in a breathless wonder. If sent, I would welcome the auditory miracle of both bands into my life and would tag a friend who hasn’t heard either yet so he or she can know true joy!

  38. Yaz June 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm #


  39. Baby Man 3000 June 13, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

    If I can’t go, I’ll scream so loud nobody will even be able to hear the concert.

  40. rossh June 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    Pick me

  41. Jorden Schmidt June 14, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

    Japanese Breakfast is fantastic and Belle & Sebastian is an iconic band! Would love to see.

  42. seri June 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

    love belle AND sebastian! would love to see them together

  43. April June 14, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

    Would love to see them again.

  44. William Dollarhide June 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

    Would love to see this show with my son!

  45. Jeanne deParrie-Turner June 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    One of my first dates with my husband was a Belle and Sebastian show. Would love to revisit that magical, romantic evening!

  46. Hills June 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

    If you loved me you would give me the tickets!!!

  47. Matthew June 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    I would like to go. Me and the Major enjoy Seeing Other People.

  48. Brian Jim June 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

    I would like to hear this group perform at the Oregon zoo venue….very kool!

  49. Peter Hope June 14, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

    I’ve visited Glasgow and really enjoyed it and the culture of all of Scotland. Please let me see this group from a region that I adore. Alba go brah

  50. Laura June 14, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

    This would be lovely.

  51. Cara June 15, 2018 at 11:02 am #

    So perfect!

  52. Chris June 15, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    My wandering days are over not the Belle and Sebatian are in The state I’m in

  53. Dave G. June 15, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

    No BS, would love to see B & S!

  54. Dawn June 16, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    Yes, please to a Belle and Sebastian show. Thank-you!

  55. panda June 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    fox in the snow! my all time favorite band!!! plus the lovely japanese breakfast :)

  56. Ciara June 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    hopeless unbeliever

  57. Bri June 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    Never been to one of the Zoo shows! LOVE this line up. Would be a blast!

  58. Jenny June 18, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

    Love Belle and Sebastian! And the elephants!

  59. Erin Norris June 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

    I love these bands, I’ve never been to a zoo concert!

  60. Rachel June 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    This would be such a great show! I would love to take my roommate, he’s never been to the zoo at al. What a great first time it would be for him! Thanks for the opportunity

  61. Jodi June 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    yes, please!

  62. Katie June 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

    Sun and sky and the sound of Belle & Sebastian is exactly what I need!

  63. Kelly June 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

    Zoo Concerts are the best! I would love to attend.

  64. Katy June 19, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    Would love to go to this concert!

  65. Jamie June 19, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    Please and thank you!

  66. Jen June 19, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

    Per my influence, my 7 year old loves this band. And giggles EVERY time the words “terry cloth underwear” are sung. Lost to the larger and darker picture that their lyrics paint, I’d take the kid and a picnic blanket to this show.

  67. Alex June 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

    Yes please! Would love to see em! THanks!

  68. Jean Sung June 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

    Love Japanese Breakfast! Didn’t get the chance to see then the last time they were in Portland.

  69. Jean Sung June 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

    Didn’t get the chance to see then the last time they were in Portland.

  70. paul June 20, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    I’ll take a shot at seeing B&S or a zoo show anytime!

  71. sarah June 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    I would love to attend and support the opener japanese breakfast, she is a powerful korean american female artist that I look up to. I am leaving for grad school in a few weeks and would love a chance to see her in her home state.

  72. david June 21, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    i’m not sure what all a japanese breakfast entails, but if belle & sebastian (or even just belle) are across the table from me … hells yeah!

  73. Sasha June 21, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    LOVE Belle & Sebastian and haven’t been to a show at the Zoo. Sounds awesome!

  74. Lance June 21, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    Seeing Belle & Sebastian at zoo would be quite the experience!

  75. Steve June 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

    Would love to surprise my VERY pregnant wife with tickets!

  76. robert June 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    We would love to see this show!!!!

  77. Tara Ellsworth June 21, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    I have never been to a zoo concert and I really would like to treat my man to this show!

  78. Chris June 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    This would be fun!

  79. Mk June 21, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    This sounds amazing!

  80. Shillina June 21, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    Zoo concert YAY! the dog and the man and I would love to come!

  81. Judy June 21, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

    Whimsical music in the best place in Portland to listen to enjoy and feel special.

  82. Rachel June 21, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

    Yes, please!!

  83. Linda S June 22, 2018 at 1:27 pm #

    June 30th is my 64th Birthday and what a nice way to end my birthday day.

  84. Bethany June 24, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    Please, oh please, oh please pick me! I know all of the lyrics!

  85. Lauren cohen June 25, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    Belle and Sebastian at the Oregon zoo- I am in dreamland!!! This would make me all aboard the smile ship to have the opportunity to see my favorite band at the ZOO!! Pick me pipeline!!!

  86. Isabel June 27, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

    I would love to take my husband to see Belle and Sebastian as it will be our 26th anniversary in July. This would make our celebration just a bit more special. The zoo is a perfect concert place to go see Belle and Sebastian. Thank you so much for all of the give away tickets Pipeline you are the best.

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