Win Tickets ($40): Waxahatchee @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Bonny Doon, Indie Music Project

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Waxahatchee @ Aladdin Theater on February 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 22.



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From our sponsors:
Waxahatchee
February 25, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $17-$20 | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

On September 7, Katie Crutchfield’s ever-shifting musical project Waxahatchee returns with the Great Thunder EP. Featuring a collection of songs written with now-dormant experimental recording group Great Thunder while Crutchfield was also writing the Waxahatchee albums Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tripp, the original recordings have mostly faded into obscurity. Unearthing and reimagining them with producer Brad Cook at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Wisconsin was a cathartic experience, she says.

On the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Out in the Storm, Crutchfield found herself looking to take a sharp turn away from the more rock-oriented influences of her recent records towards her more folk and country roots. “I would say that it is a complete 180 from the last record: super stripped-down, quiet, and with me performing solo, it’s a throwback to how I started,” writes Crutchfield. “Overall, the EP is a warm, kind of vibey recording.”

Some of the songs on Great Thunder, like “Chapel of Pines” and “Singer’s No Star,” stayed the same and will be recognizable to those intensely familiar with Crutchfield’s catalog to date, while closer “Takes So Much” was built back up on piano from the bones of the original version, surprising even the songwriter: “Until then, I didn’t realize how beautiful this song was.” As Crutchfield entered April Base to record, she became ill but opted to forge on, beautifully stretching her voice to its emotional limits.

Bonny Doon
Bonny Doon emerged in 2014, its four members pivoting away from their punk origins to create something restrained and steeped in contemplation. Songwriters Bill Lennox and Bobby Colombo expanded their ongoing collaboration to include drummer Jake Kmiecik and bassist Joshua Brooks. From there Bonny Doon took form, developing a sound indebted as much to musical touchstones like Neil Young and the Silver Jews as it was to the emotional landscapes of their always changing hometown of Detroit.

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24 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Waxahatchee @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Bonny Doon, Indie Music Project

  1. Therese Long February 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    I’d love to check this out!

  2. Jamie February 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Two of my favorite things: Waxahatchee and the Aladdin Theater!

  3. Lauren Yankee February 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    Waxahatchee!!! Love them. Would love to go!

  4. Carlos February 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

    Waxahatchee reminds of my home state of Florida and places like Loxahatchee, Choctawhatchee, Wewahitchka, Whitlacoochee, etc. People only know about Miami and Orlando, but there’s so many magical places in that state.

  5. Cheyenne Terbrueggen February 12, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    I have never seen this band live. Would love to at my favorite theatre.

  6. Jessica February 12, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

    Just found out about Bonny Doon and I love them. Pick me!

  7. R February 12, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

    Big time

  8. Dave G. February 13, 2019 at 8:07 am #

    WaxahatchME!

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

    Thank you for a chance! pdxpipeline forever!

  10. Aaron February 14, 2019 at 6:02 pm #

    Bonny Doon, Midwest Brigadoon?

  11. Sommers Ebright February 15, 2019 at 2:47 am #

    Yes!!! Please this would be amazing to take a date to.

  12. Michelle February 15, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

    Would absolutely love to see them at the Aladdin Theater!

  13. Jason O'Connell February 16, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

    I love Waxahatchee it would be super rad to see them live!!

  14. Mandy February 19, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

    Sounds like a blast!

  15. Alex G February 19, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    Every time she has show up with Kevin Morby it is incredible! Great voice, really good album. Would love to go check this out at my favorite venue in town!

  16. Elona Casady February 19, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    Need some uplifting shows this winter. Beautiful music.

  17. Philip Rollo February 19, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

    Named after my home town. Put me on the list, please!

  18. Nika February 19, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

    What a perfect double bill — I would love this!

  19. Madison Arnold-Scerbo February 20, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    Oh I would love to see this performance!

  20. Dylan Tanner February 21, 2019 at 8:17 pm #

    This is going to be a great show!

  21. Johanna February 21, 2019 at 11:15 pm #

    A great time I am sure :-)

  22. amy February 22, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    Waxahatchee is my favorite band of all time!!!!!! I would love to see her, especially as I’m just getting over a break up and her music is so cathartic.

  23. channing February 22, 2019 at 7:41 pm #

    Waxahatchee literally cures diseases with the beautiful tunes.

  24. Grace February 24, 2019 at 1:45 am #

    Oooo I really want to go to this

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