Win Tickets ($70): The Jesus Lizard @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ All Souls, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Jesus Lizard @ Crystal Ballroom on September 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, September 24.


From our sponsors:
The Jesus Lizard w/ All Souls
September 29, 2018
8 p.m. | $30 advance, $35 day of show | 21+
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

The Jesus Lizard formed in late 80’s Austin, TX after David Yow (vox) and David Wm. Sims’ (bass) previous band Scratch Acid broke up. They started the Jesus Lizard with Duane Denison (guitar) and a drum machine and recorded their debut EP Pure with Steve Albini in 1989. A move to Chicago prompted the firing of the drum machine in favor of Mac McNeilly (drums) and in 1990 the band recorded their first full-length, Head, for Touch and Go.

While the labels “seminal” and “legendary” are often applied too easily, they both accurately describe the Jesus Lizard. They released five more remarkable LPs before disbanding in 1999, the last being 1998’s Blue. During that time, they toured endlessly and issued not only the critically acclaimed studio LPs but also assorted singles, EPs, compilations and a live album. Pitchfork has said of them: “the Jesus Lizard raised a bar that few bands have reached since…Rarely does a band have each member adding something essential to such a united, ferocious whole.”

2017’s tour reminded all that saw the Jesus Lizard that their live show is unparalleled. Brooklyn Vegan noted, “…it would be hard to say The Jesus Lizard have mellowed in the 30 years since forming” and reviewing Houston’s Day For Night Festival, the Houston Press declared, “it was hard to deny that the Jesus Lizard was the best act on Sunday, hands down.” Stereogum have called them “one of the greatest live bands ever” and The New York Times has used the words “extravagantly good” while Rolling Stone speaks of the band’s “shattering live performances.”

All Souls
All Souls formed in Southern California in the winter of 2016. In the short time the band has been active the have already left quite a mark.

Featuring Tony Tornay (Fatso Jetson, Josh Homme’s “Desert Sessions” project, Linda Perry’s “Deep Dark Robot”), Erik Trammell (Black Elk, Brothers Collateral, and Wadsworth), Tony Aguilar, and Meg Castellanos (both from Totimoshi), All Souls has created the perfect soundtrack for driving down dirty roads in demented places.

The band has deep roots in the now famous Palm Desert scene that birthed Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Fatso Jetson, and earthlings?. Tornay having been raised in the desert and a part of that scene since the mid-‘80s, and the rest of the band being in the orbit since the early ‘90s. As a band All Souls wanted to take from their shared sense of warped, dusty chaos and add a melody and a harmony to it.

In less than a year All Souls has gone from playing local Los Angeles shows to playing theatres and tours with The Sword, Kvelertak, Torche, and (the) MELVINS. During this time they recorded their debut album with Toshi Kasai (Tool, Foo Fighters, Melvins). While building a solid fanbase from their explosive live show, they have also caught the ear of rock heavyweights Tool and Mastodon.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): The Jesus Lizard @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ All Souls, Rock

  1. Michael September 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

    Great band at a great venue. Pick me and I will be right up front rocking out.

  2. MARY September 17, 2018 at 8:36 pm #

    I love geriatric punk.

  3. Mary September 17, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

    I love geriatric punk

  4. Zach September 17, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

    David Yow owes me $6

  5. Dawn September 17, 2018 at 11:32 pm #

    This is one to see! Jesus lizard and all souls!!

  6. Lisa Waters September 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    I want a toquito

  7. John September 18, 2018 at 10:47 pm #

    I wonder if Yow still surfs the crowd as much as days of past.

  8. Victoria September 19, 2018 at 8:19 am #

    Been a fan since the 90s but never got to see Lizard live! Please pick meeeee!!!

  9. Xander September 19, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    I leave my home, I leave it for a couple of weeks. I leave it in the care of a friend.
    I leave it to go see the Jesus Lizard.

  10. Dan September 19, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    Omg sounds fantastic. Haven’t seen them before!

  11. Soren September 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    I love this band from back in the day. I’m middle age now and don’t have much time left before shuffling off this mortal coil. Please Jesus (Lizard), save me from this pain?

  12. Dave G. September 20, 2018 at 12:07 am #

    Glad that they’re playing again & would be grateful to see them!

  13. Monica W September 24, 2018 at 6:40 am #

    I like to drink.

  14. G.M.S. September 24, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

    I’d like to attend because this will be like a trip down memory lane for me…remember seeing them in the mid-90s in Cincinnati when I was a wee lad. Also, I want to see if David Yow can do half the physicality he could back in the day.

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