Win Tickets ($40): Ural Thomas & The Pain – Album Release Show @ Aladdin Theater | R&B, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Ural Thomas & The Pain – Album Release Show @ Aladdin Theater 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:
Ural Thomas & The Pain – Album Release Show
September 29, 2018
All Ages | Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8:30 p.m. | $17 – $20
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

If life was at all fair Ural Thomas would be a household name, his music slotted into countless sweet, seductive mixtapes between James Brown, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder (all of whom Thomas has performed with.) Straddling the line between hot soul shouter and velvety-smooth crooner, Thomas released a few singles in the late 60’s and early 70’s; most notably “Can You Dig It”, which featured backing vocals from soul luminaries Merry Clayton, Mary Wells and Brenda Holloway. Thomas played over forty shows at the legendary Apollo Theater before turning his back on an unkind business and heading home to Portland, OR.

It goes without saying that a man practically built out of rhythm would never stop playing music. Thomas began hosting a regular Sunday night jam session at his home that ran for nearly twenty years. A de facto mentor to many of the younger players, Thomas reminds us all that “If you care about what you’re doing, you need to build those muscles and do the work. Don’t get discouraged, do it for love. Even if you’re digging ditches, do it with passion.”

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Ural Thomas & The Pain – Album Release Show @ Aladdin Theater | R&B, Soul

  1. Dan Korpenfelt September 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    I really like Ural Thomas and The Pain. First class showman.

  2. Paul September 19, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    Have been waiting for a new Ural album. Seeing new songs live would be nice. thanks for the chance!

  3. Xander September 19, 2018 at 10:19 am #

    Just moved to the area, but been a fan of Ural Thomas for years. Would love to start my Portland life the right way seeing such a legendary musician

  4. Mauraborealice September 19, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    The Real Deal! What a great, soul-full vocalist/musician!

  5. Bowe September 19, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

    Missed him at pdx pop now and would love to him this time!

  6. Lizz westman September 20, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    Love this band!

  7. Kimi September 20, 2018 at 4:44 pm #

    This is such a great band.

  8. Viola Rose September 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

    oh pretty, pretty please! with funkyness on top!

  9. jenny September 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

    Yes please!

  10. Dave G. September 21, 2018 at 12:04 am #

    My buddy just mentioned to see Ural and his band if I get the chance…

  11. Sherry M cardona September 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

    Ural Thomas is the Bomb Diggity!!

  12. Sherry M cardona September 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm #

    Ural Thomas is the Bomb!!

  13. Sherry CARDOna September 21, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    Love love love Ural Thomas!

  14. Aaron Cullen September 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

    Pick me!

  15. Aaron Cullen September 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    Pick me! Ural Thomas is great!

  16. Maureen A. September 22, 2018 at 8:42 am #

    I love Ural! Can’t wait to hear the new album!

  17. Mario J September 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

    I really want to see the live concert of this band, I love R&B.

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