Win Tickets ($50+): Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons Portland 2019 New Year’s Run @ Mississippi Studios | w/ The Resolectrics, Mexican Gunfight & The Minus 5

We are giving away a pair of tickets to each night of Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons New Year’s Run on December 29-31. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 21.


From our sponsors:
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons New Year’s Run
December 29-31, 2018
Saturday & Sunday: $20 ADV / $25 DOS
Monday: $30 ADV / $35 DOS
$50 3-Day Pass
Doors: 8 PM, Show: 9 PM | 21+
Saturday Tickets:
Sunday Tickets:
Monday Tickets:
3-day passes available at

Mississippi Studios
3939 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR

Saturday Dec 29, 2018
w/ The Resolectrics

Sunday Dec 30, 2018
w/ Mexican Gunfight

Monday Dec 31, 2018
w/ The Minus 5

Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons
Jerry Joseph released Full Metal Burqa (Cavity Search Records) on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 21, 2018. In addition to Joseph, the 5-song album features his band, the Jackmormons, Steve Drizos on drums and Steven James Wright on bass.

In 2014, Jerry Joseph traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to teach music in an underground, co-ed, rock school. On the streets and in the markets of the capital city, the iconic blue burqa and its diamond-shaped mesh veil, synonymous with Taliban-era Afghanistan, is still a commonplace sight. It had a lasting impression on Joseph, and inspired the title and artwork of his forthcoming new album, Full Metal Burqa.

Joseph describes, Full Metal Burqa as a record of outtakes, but not in the usual use of the word. “I hate that it conjures up ‘less than’ and these are not that. With the exception of ‘Peace Lights,’ these were recorded at TRI Studios with the Jackmormons and friends with Dave Schools producing. We loved them, they just didn’t fucking fit. We are very pleased they are coming out now.”

The album was inspired by experiences of traveling the world, with songs written and inspired by different countries and cultures. Two were written in Kabul. “When I was in Afghanistan, writing many of the songs that ended up on By the Time Your Rocket Gets to Mars, I was trying to stay away from ‘war songs’ as God knows that’s the last thing anyone in that city needs. The one ‘war song’ that made it in the record, ‘Brother Number 1,’ was about war zones I’d recently been in, other than Afghanistan. A couple of these songs were left off the record because of the subject matter or because Jackmormons’ songs tend to run a million minutes long.”

“Peacocks and Blackhawks” were one of those songs. As Joseph explains, “You wake up in Kabul to three sounds, first the call to prayer at 4am. I happened to be staying right next to a mosque and though it’s one of my favorite sounds on earth, it was really fucking loud, so it wakes up the peacocks. Peacocks have a loud, and in my opinion, less than beautiful cry. About 5 min after the peacocks, it’s the American Blackhawks and Chinook, which are also very loud, very invasive and frankly a reminder that your country is indeed at war and the Americans own the skies. Before that it was the Russians, someday it will be the Chinese. Good Morning Kabul indeed.”

“Chicken Street” was the other song inspired by Kabul. “Chicken Street is the shakedown street of Kabul. The streets are named after stuff you could buy there, so there is, I’m sure, a Burqa street. We used to walk down Tank Street (we couldn’t buy a tank) to get to Chicken Street, it’s Kabul mojo madness center, including the boys with the swinging cans of hot coals asking for money. Plus all the horrific war wounded asking for alms, and carpets and snow leopard furs and old Russian military surplus and amazing food and of course AFC, Afghan Fried Chicken. And somewhat randomly, a few women asking for money in their – sorry – full metal burqas. Amazing beautiful place.”

The first track, “Power Out” was written several years ago in the Dominican Republic after Joseph and his wife had an emergency landing at JFK. Joseph recounts, “The northwest corner of the DR is a place that means a lot to me, I wrote a lot of songs there. This recording got the Larry Crane Jackpot Studios dub treatment. After all my early years of being in a reggae band, I kept pushing for the 15 min version and the extended Scotty Van Schoick trombone solo. This could have been its own release with a dub B side as far as I’m concerned.”

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27 Responses to Win Tickets ($50+): Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons Portland 2019 New Year’s Run @ Mississippi Studios | w/ The Resolectrics, Mexican Gunfight & The Minus 5

  1. Christine December 7, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    I would like to win because they ROCK! Oh, and I like to shake my tail feathers too!

    • Robert Haley December 13, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

      Wow dang! I love all these bands!

  2. Christine Parks December 7, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    I would like to win because they ROCK! Oh, and I like to shake my tail feathers too!

  3. Chad spitz December 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

    I would love to win to carry on my Nye tradition alive with Jerry Joseph

  4. davyd December 7, 2018 at 10:12 pm #

    sounds like a great way to say adios to 2018!

  5. Ed December 11, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    Jerry Joseph is fantastic, would love to go!

  6. Tony December 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

    I have never seen such raw talent – would love to see him one more time!

  7. Dave G. December 12, 2018 at 8:17 am #

    JJ & J sounds mighty OK!

  8. Cara December 12, 2018 at 2:31 pm #

    Yes! And at my very favorite venue too!

  9. Dan Korpenfelt December 13, 2018 at 1:04 am #

    me please

  10. Deb December 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

    What a super fun way to end 2018 with Jerry Joseph and “friends”

  11. Donna M December 13, 2018 at 10:00 pm #

    An awesome time to be had!

  12. Donna M December 13, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

    Would love to go!

  13. Crystle Rudd December 17, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    I would love to take my very best friend who is turning 50 over that weekend. She has followed JJ since her much younger days in Utah and always has a great story to tell about seeing him. I think it would be an awesome birthday gift for her if I were. To win tickets and could take her.

  14. Shay December 17, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    I love learning and hearing different songs and languages from all over the world. I’d very much enjoy attending this with a mutual friend of mine that shares my passion as well. Consider us for we seek to learn. The 30th would be perfect. Thank you for your consideration.

  15. Greg December 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons would be a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! I’d love to go and take my sweetie.

  16. Mac December 18, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    Sounds like a great date! Can’t wait!

  17. Scott December 18, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    I have yet to see Jerry Joseph in Portland, but was very impressed when I went to see him with a buddy who spent lots of time at CBGB in NYC back in the day and who was also very impressed with how Jerry rocks, which was a few years back, so I am very interested in seeing him and the band again during their ‘residency’ at Miss. Studios, not to mention the other fine local groups for whichever night!

  18. Ed December 21, 2018 at 7:17 am #

    Yes, Jerry Joseph is the bomb!

  19. Tracy Kane December 21, 2018 at 10:58 pm #

    Wow! What a way to segue into the NEW YEAR!
    Love the music! Love the venue!
    I would adore the chance to win tickets to this event!

  20. Tracer December 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

    Sunday tiks would be most awesome.

  21. Andrea December 24, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

    I have not seen group in sssooooo long and have never been to this venue. Pretty Please pick me?

  22. bill king December 24, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    Love all the support bands, especialy Resolectrics, and have seen JJ solo, but never had a chance to the Jackmormans, would love to catch one of these shows at a fantastic venue like Miss Studios.

  23. Ezhil December 25, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

    OMG!! JJ is in town finally! Can’t wait to celebrate NYE with those guys!

  24. David December 25, 2018 at 8:51 pm #

    I’d like to see Saturday’s show!

  25. Paula Sanders December 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    Looks like a great time! Would love to take my man to this :)

  26. Mary February 21, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

    This would be a super fun way to close out the year!!!

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