Win Tickets ($60): Noname @ Crystal Ballroom | Chicago Rapper, w/ Elton

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Noname @ Crystal Ballroom on March 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 8 .


From our sponsors:
March 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show | $25 advance, $30 day of show | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97209

Noname (born Fatimah Warner) is an American artist from Chicago, Illinois, who blurs the lines of poetry and rap through the music she creates.

Noname grew up in Bronzeville, a historic neighborhood on the southside of Chicago that famously attracted accomplished black artists and intellectuals of all types. Noname first discovered her love for words while taking a creative writing class as a sophmore in highschool.

She became enamored with poetry and spoken word- pouring over Def Poetry Jam clips on YouTube and attending open mics around the city. Noname regularly attended and performed at an open mic at Harold Washington Library- YouMedia’s Lyricist Loft.

After sessions at YouMedia, Noname would participate in cyphers and started getting into freestyling. When she was just a senior in highschool, she placed third in “Louder Than A Bomb”, a poetry competition with 120 Chicago high schools in participation. She remained connected with the artists she met at YouMedia and in 2013, her verse on Chance the Rapper’s “Lost” attracted the beginning of her large fan base, most of whom have been following her every move since.

On July 31st Noname released her debut project entitled Telefone which was 3 years in the making and highly anticipated by fans and media alike. Instantly the project gained critical acclaim with a rave review by Pitchfork and landing her praise from major outlets like Rolling Stones, Complex and Dazed & Confused. Noname has been hailed by The FADER, Complex, and Rolling Stone as one of the most exciting and important new artists of 2016.

Thanks to Telefone’s success, Noname played some shows in support of Ms. Lauryn Hill, who hand-picked Noname to open for her on tour. When first approaching the project, Noname set out to emulate the feeling of talking on the phone with someone for the first time. She describes Telefone as “an introductory conversation with someone you’re interested in”. But as Noname continued to work on the tape, it also transitioned a bit into mortality: the idea of life and death and the duality between those two things.

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36 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Noname @ Crystal Ballroom | Chicago Rapper, w/ Elton

  1. Caitlin February 11, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    Need to get out to fight the winter blues and see some new music :)

  2. Hayley February 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    Would love to see Noname live!!

  3. Dian February 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Always up to check out new hip hop!

  4. Travis February 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

    I’d like to go because I’ve been listening to no name for years!! & might have to just buy a ticket anyways but I could buy merch or take a friend if I won ❤

  5. Jenny February 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

    I’ve seen noname once before and I had a BLaST. Would love to see her perform her new album!

  6. Jessica LeShane February 12, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    I love NONAME – she is from my hometown of CHICAGO. She is amazing would love to see her in concert with my bestie!

  7. Tekela February 12, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

    Ooooh, she is awesome!! I would love the chance to see her live

  8. Ryan February 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    This show will be great! I’d love to be there but it isn’t in my budget. :(

  9. Serena February 12, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

    I love Noname! This is one of the most fun ticket giveaways I have seen you post.

  10. Heather February 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

    I would soooo love to see Noname. I love her to bits and pieces!

  11. Camille February 12, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

    Yeah! I’m excited she is coming to PDX. I’ve been listening to her the past couple weeks and would love to hear her strong voice in person! Thank you, PDX Pipeline!

  12. Zach February 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

    Been wanting to see home girl live for awhile

  13. Jared February 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

    Noname is one of my wife’s favorite artist. Would love to win a pair of tickets so we could experience her live!

  14. Maura CB February 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

    Listened to her album non-stop when I first moved to Portland. Would be so RAD to see her live! She a genius

  15. Maura February 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

    Listened to her album non-stop when I first moved to Portland. Would be SO AMAZING to see her live! She a genius :)

  16. Cali Krajcik February 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm #

    Noname is great! Would be super stoked to attend at such a great venue.

  17. R February 12, 2019 at 10:27 pm #


  18. Melissa fowler February 13, 2019 at 9:43 am #

    This would be cool

  19. Jeff linsday February 13, 2019 at 9:43 am #

    This would be fun

  20. serena schwartz February 13, 2019 at 10:46 am #

    ahhh this would be so cool!
    I would love this show

  21. remy February 13, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    pls pls please pick me

  22. Paul February 13, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    Holy heck I would love to see Noname again!!!!!

  23. Aaron February 14, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

    Noname? Never heard of her! ;-)

  24. Nicole Spitz February 15, 2019 at 9:34 am #

    I’d love to win these tickets because my fiance and I are new to Portland and Noname is an artist we both respect and follow. Her lyrics are deep and real and she has a great flow. We’d love this to be our first concert since moving here

  25. Cara February 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm #


  26. Marie F. February 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    I’ve been following Noname’s career trajectory for about 5 years and would love to see her live!

  27. Ryan February 15, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

    album on repeat

  28. Jessica LeShane February 19, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    Noname is amazing and she is from my home town of Chicago!!! Would love to see this show.

  29. Julie February 19, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

    What?!!!! I’d LOVE to see Noname!!! Pick meeeeeeeeee! :) :)

  30. Grace Wolfe February 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    Yay!! This is on my birthday and I would LOVE to take my girlfriend to this concert :)) I’m a poor college student so this would be a great chance to see her!

  31. Cesar February 19, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

    I missed noname last time, I shall not make that error again damn you.

  32. Elona Casady February 19, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    Let’s give some light to this artist by packing her show!

  33. Dave Lowery February 19, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

    OMG I have listened to Telefone countless times, Noname has gotten me thru some tough times and soundtracked the good times too, I would die to get to see her

  34. Nicole SmithRyan February 20, 2019 at 5:30 am #

    The chi town great would be fantastic to see in Portland!!!

  35. Madison Arnold-Scerbo February 20, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    Oh this seems amazing, I would love to attend this show!

  36. Reid February 21, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    Ooh, I love her!

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