Win Tickets ($48): Wavves @ Revolution Hall | w/ Shy Boys, Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Wavves @ Revolution Hal on November 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 16.


From our sponsors:
w/ Shy Boys
November 18, 2018
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $20 ADV / $24 DOS | All Ages
Minor Seating In Balcony Only / 21+ General Admission
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The word ‘brat’ has followed Nathan Williams around for almost a decade, but at the age of 30, with a fully-fledged business to his name, as well as the ongoing success of band Wavves, his rebellious streak has proven not just purposeful but pretty damn inspiring. The San Diego native knows how to play the system, so when the major labels came knocking a few years ago looking to turn Wavves into the next so-called saviours of radio rock’n’roll, Williams and bassist Stephen Pope made sure they used it to their advantage.

“We were just trying to go to eat at nice places in LA,” he laughs. “There were a few people from majors who would not stop reaching out to us. They were obsessed. They thought we had heat and they needed an edgy big rock band like they used to have in the ‘90s. Me and Stephen were in our shitty apartments, Googling ‘nicest restaurants in LA’. We went to eight or nine dinners. At the end we’d say, ‘not interested’.”

Shy Boys

Being in a band is a sacred thing.
Being in a band in 2018 is a sacred thing.
Being from the Midwest is a sacred thing.
Being in a band that is from the Midwest in 2018…

Consider Shy Boys – DIY local champions of Kansas City, MO, who if you add it all up, are something sacred. Comprising brothers Collin and Kyle Rausch and best friends Konnor Ervin, Kyle Little and Ross Brown, Shy Boys are the heartland’s answer to The Beach Boys had Alex Chilton been on guitar.

But if a harmony falls into a microphone in the middle of America does anyone really hear it? Some do. Take for instance Shy Boys’ 2014 self-titled debut on local Kansas City label, High Dive Records – I first came across this album while living in Los Angeles and catching wind of a band from my home town that I was told could “actually sing,” and after the first spin, through the muddy fidelity, man, could they actually sing.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets ($48): Wavves @ Revolution Hall | w/ Shy Boys, Pop

  1. johnp November 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    Mickey Mouse was their song

  2. Erin November 6, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

    Would love!

  3. Evan November 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

    Ya wavvvvvvvvvvvves!

  4. Michelle November 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Long-time fan but haven’t had an opportunity to see them live yet! Would love to see ’em this time around.

  5. ryan November 7, 2018 at 4:36 pm #


  6. serena schwartz November 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

    such a great band, I’d love to go and enjoy this show with a pal

  7. Dave G. November 8, 2018 at 9:07 pm #


  8. Sommers Ebright November 8, 2018 at 10:19 pm #

    Love love love! Pick me.

  9. Cassidy November 13, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    Their sound is absolutely amazing and to experience it live would be a dream. Please choose me, I’ve been dying to see these beautiful people! <3

  10. tim November 14, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

    love to check out Revolution hall!!!

  11. Andrew November 15, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    Because their 2017 album was my complete summer jam and now it’s goddamn cold! Warm me up, baby!

  12. Julie D November 15, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    These bands sound dreamy. I would love to see them both at Revolution Hall. That would perk up the weekend!

  13. Lindsey Uhl November 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm #

    Would love to take my bf to this!

  14. Emily Mitchell November 16, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    Love Shy Boys and yet to make it to Revolution Hall! As a pdx native, I feel like one of these transplants

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