Win Tickets ($34): Swatkins and the Positive Agenda / Moorea Masa @ Aladdin Theater | Free-Good Funk, w/ Guest Allen Stone

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Swatkins and the Positive Agenda / Moorea Masa @ Aladdin Theater on August 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 20.


From our sponsors:
Swatkins and the Positive Agenda / Moorea Masa
August 25, 2018
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $17-$20 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Swatkins is a joyful prophet of positivity. Together with his band, The Positive Agenda, he plays feel-good funk made by and for real human beings. Steve Swatkins is part of the new generation of performers making raw, fresh soulful music without relying on computers or backing tracks. This multi-instrumentalist is a master of the talkbox, an old-school analog effect using his larynx to shape the sound of his keyboard synthesizer sent through a vinyl tube. Think of the funky robot voice from “California Love” or the hair-raising harmony intro to “24 Karat Magic.” Now picture a throwback dance party with a killer live band playing the deepest grooves imaginable, and you’ve got a taste of what The Positive Agenda is all about.

Swatkins has long been a fixture on the touring scene in his capacity as a sideman and guest artist. As a fulltime member of Excellent Gentlemen and Juno What?! he’s spread his irresistible signature style on stages across the US and Canada. Since joining Allen Stone’s band in 2013, he’s been around the world several times, becoming an indispensable part of the live show and co-writing several of Allen’s songs, including the lead single “Upside” from Stone’s last album Radius and also the lead single “Brown Eyed Lover” from the yet-unreleased next record. Most recently, he’s guest-starred with Brooklyn’s Turkuaz at their debut Red Rocks performance, sat in with Vulfpeck at their biggest NYC show to date in Central Park, and has toured subbing on keyboards with modern funk legends Lettuce. Now with Steve’s new original project, The Positive Agenda, his dedicated fans can see the Swatkins they know and love in a brand new setting, bringing high-energy performances to dancefloors everywhere.

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10 Responses to Win Tickets ($34): Swatkins and the Positive Agenda / Moorea Masa @ Aladdin Theater | Free-Good Funk, w/ Guest Allen Stone

  1. Kai August 14, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    I love both of these groups and would love to win tickets.

  2. Kai August 14, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

    I love both of these groups and would love to win tickets!

  3. Christina August 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    Let’s get groovy

  4. funkgranny August 14, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    Would positively love to win these tickets !

  5. Tim August 14, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    AND Allan Stone! I would love to see this concert, I saw Allan perform on, Live at Darrel”s House with Darrel Hall, he’s amazing.

  6. Valerie August 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    Seems like a grand dancin’ time! Would love me some tix.

  7. Sean August 16, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    We would love some feel-good funk next weekend to get us out of our summertime funk!

  8. Bruce August 18, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    Huge Allen Stone fan since 2012. I have been exposed to many awesome bands and musicians who toured with Allen Stone in the nearly dozen venues we have seen him at. We got a chance to talk to Steve a couple times, great keyboard player, musician but also performer. We were pleasantly surprised to learn he was from Portland. He was so down to earth and a great engaging human being like Allen and his other Bandmembers. Band Chemistry and Positivity is what I get at every performance I have been to. I YouTube the S##t to get my fix when needed. Never the same performance. Now a chance to see Steve take the lead… we are excited.

  9. Jordan August 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

    Funk is good for the soul
    It makes my heart whole
    Would love some tickets
    To accomplish this goal

  10. Haley Thompson August 20, 2018 at 2:33 am #

    I’d love to win and have a date night with my guy- we need a night out since we have a new baby!

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