Win Tickets ($40): Steve Gunn @ Aladdin Theater | Blues, Folk, Jazz, Guitarist/Vocalist, w/ Meg Baird

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Steve Gunn @ Aladdin Theater on February 12. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 8.



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From our sponsors:
Steve Gunn
February 12, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $18-$20 | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

For over a decade, guitarist/vocalist Steve Gunn has been one the American music’s most pivotal figures – conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes both live and on record, releasing revered solo albums ranking high on in-the-know end of year lists, alongside exploratory collaborations with artists as diverse as Mike Cooper, Kurt Vile, and Michael Chapman (whose most recent studio album he produced). Gunn is known for telling other people’s stories, but on his breakthrough fourth album, The Unseen In Between, he explores his own emotional landscapes with his most complex, fully realized songs to date. The lyrics evoke voyages, tempests (actual and emotional), and a rich cast of characters met along the way — the work of an artist finding a place of calm in the midst of a storm. Produced by frequent collaborator James Elkington and engineered by Daniel Schlett, the immaculately recorded Unseen forces a reassessment of Gunn’s standing in the pantheon of the era’s great songwriters.

Getting to The Unseen In Between itself was not easy for Gunn. In the summer of 2016, Gunn released Eyes On The Lines, his winning and elliptical debut for Matador. It should have been a triumphant moment, but exactly two weeks later, Gunn’s father and namesake died following a two-year struggle with cancer. During his sickness, he and his son had connected as never before, listening to one another’s experiences and understanding one another’s perspectives; they became not father and son but real friends.

Meg Baird
Meg Baird’s last decade would be remarkable by any artist’s standards. She co-founded and recorded three albums with Espers—one of the most distinctively mysterious acts of the century’s first decade. She recorded three solo LPs for Drag City: Dear Companion, Seasons on Earth and Don’t Weigh down The Light, and she also collaborated with Will Oldham, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten and Steve Gunn, and toured with Bert Jansch.

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25 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Steve Gunn @ Aladdin Theater | Blues, Folk, Jazz, Guitarist/Vocalist, w/ Meg Baird

  1. Jessica January 15, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    This is going to be one hell of a show. Please pick me!

  2. Susank January 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm #

    Music + stories = an excellent show

  3. Sarah Folsom January 15, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

    Live entertainment is the only entertainment

  4. KJ January 16, 2019 at 9:42 am #

    This is going to be a fantastic show – I’d love to see Steve Gunn live.

  5. John R January 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

    Nice description of Steve’s music. Cant wait to see the show.

  6. bpayne January 17, 2019 at 11:44 am #

    After a reco from Mike Gordon on Twitter, I spent the following week digging into Steve’s catalog. I later realized I had missed Steve at Miss Studios the same day Mike recommended him. Since then Ancient Jules has become a personal anthem and I’ve been looking forward to his next visit.

  7. Kevin January 17, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    Love live guitar

  8. Dave G. January 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    This Gunn isn’t loaded…but I would be, at his show.

  9. Jackie N January 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

    WOW Steve Gunn? Yes please!

    • Jackie N January 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

      I was so excited, I forgot to say why I’d love to go. Steve Gunn is one of my favorites of all time and then you add Meg Baird and it’s really a great show.

  10. heather January 20, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

    This is sooo awesome! Yes please pick me!

  11. JB January 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

    What a combination. I would love to see this show!

  12. Nate January 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

    Flip me the Baird!

  13. Erin B January 30, 2019 at 8:58 am #

    would love this – a nice night out <3

  14. Carol Allen January 31, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Just for fun, love the Lamplighter, coming from St Helens, it’s another world out there in Portland, love it!

  15. Doug Griffin January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

    Man, I really want to see (and Hear) Steve Gunn (please!!)

  16. Renee January 31, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  17. Aaron February 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm #

    Conjuring immersive and psychedelic sonic landscapes!

  18. Josie February 5, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

    This show would be tons of fun! I’d love to go please!

  19. Steven Estes February 5, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Sounds like a great alternative for my wife and I’s Valentines Day!

  20. Carol Cooper February 5, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

    I’m turning 68 years old on Feb. 11th and would love to go to a concert. Please pick me. Rock on. Thanks.

  21. Ellen February 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm #

    What it would be like? A night on the town!

  22. Patricia Maloy February 8, 2019 at 3:07 pm #

    should b a great show, please pick me.

  23. gregb February 9, 2019 at 11:58 pm #

    Draw my name, quick!

  24. Jezz February 11, 2019 at 4:19 am #

    If I won the tickets it would be perfect for my first date with J.

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