We are giving away a pair of tickets to X The Band @ Crystal Ballroom on November 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 26.
From our sponsors:
X The Band
November 27, 2018
21+ | 7:30 p.m. Doors, 9 p.m. Show | $29.50 advance, $35 day of show
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209
Three decades after the inception of X, one thing is clear: X was not only one of the most influential bands to crash out of the punk movement of the late ‘ 70s, but the band’ s music continues to be sonically groundbreaking today. Songs written during the group’ s inception are as relevant and inventive today as they were in 1977.
The fact is, no one sounds like X and no one ever will.
It’s not surprising when you consider the group’ s unique beginnings, which can only be attributed to fate. On the same day with nearly the exact same wording, two want-ads appear in a local music rag. One was sent in by a guitarist named Billy Zoom, the other by bassist who called himself John Doe.
Zoom, a rockabilly rebel who’ d performed with Gene Vincent, had read a negative review of a band called the Ramones. It said they only played three chords and they played ‘ em too fast. So naturally, he went to see them. The show was at the Golden West Ballroom in the L.A. suburb of Norwalk in early ‘ 77, and as soon as the Ramones started to perform, Zoom realized that, musically, he’ d found exactly what he wanted to do with his life.
Elettrodomestico (featuring Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s)
Elettrodomestico is a 2 piece band made up of songwriters Jane Wiedlin and Pietro Straccia.
Formed in 2016, the band released their first album, IF YOU’RE A BOY OR A GIRL, in October 2017.
Jane Wiedlin is best known as guitarist/songwriter of the eighties all-female band The Go-Go’s. Pietro Straccia is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter who grew up in Detroit and Italy (epiqe, is4i, apside).
Their elettro/psyche/pop sound has been compared to bands Metric, The Mamas & The Papas, Abba, Garbage, The Flaming Lips, The XX, Phantogram