Win Tickets ($50): RY X @ Aladdin Theater | Alternative, w/ Charlie Cunningham

We are giving away a pair of tickets to RY X @ Aladdin Theater on April 1. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 25.



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From our sponsors:
RY X
April 1, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $22 – $25 | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The power of quietly intense, passionate music to pull audiences in to an intimate space is something this Australia-born, LA-based singer excels at. After the break-out success of his minimalist EP “Berlin”, Ry notched up a string of sold-out shows across Europe, the US and Australia including both the Union Chapel and Shepherds Bush Empire in 2016 alone.

Nurtured into shape over months of – Ry says – “hibernation” and “emotional sweat” in the mountains north of LA, Ry’s debut album Dawn (2016) was a sublime study in devotional songcraft from a singer who seemed both awed by and in command of its elemental emotions.

Charlie Cunningham

Growing up in a small town in the periphery of London, guitar and piano were a big part of Charlie’s life.

“The whole ability to write songs is probably in a lot more people than they think. A lot of people can probably do it; it’s just hard knowing how to start,’ he admits. “I think what slowed me down was just over-thinking every possible thing. So now I know that if something feels right to just trust that.”

After a few years gigging and finding his feet in Oxford he left for Seville and ended up staying for two years. It was here he explored the different attitudes towards the guitar, and developed a fresh technique that was a catalyst for his creativity. Taking the percussive qualities of flamenco, his playing became sharp enough to craft songs laden with delicate flourishes, intricate melodic turns, and moments of stark introspection. His work continues to be both expansive and intimate.

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19 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): RY X @ Aladdin Theater | Alternative, w/ Charlie Cunningham

  1. Paul February 26, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

    2 times I was set t see Ry X at pickathon and twice he was cancelled. Maybe Ill have better luck winning tickets!

  2. Katy February 26, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

    This would be an awesome show to attend. Ry X music calms my soul!

  3. Betsy February 26, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

    I haven’t been to a concert (except for Pickathon) since my two year old was born. I think I might wean her from nursing in the next few months, which will give me some more evening-time freedom….this would be an amazing celebration for me.

  4. Erin February 27, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

    What a great show this will be!

  5. andrey February 27, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

    well well well look whose coming to town!

  6. andrey February 27, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    yay!!!

  7. Paula February 28, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    Yes please!! Awesome!!!

  8. Brittanie March 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  9. Bogdan March 3, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

    Looks very interesting. Would love to go!

  10. Kristin Cedar March 5, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

    I love love love Charlie Cunningham and am so excited he’s coming to Portland! I’d love to be chosen for this!

  11. Joel Cedar March 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    This sounds like an amazing show. I would die to go!

  12. Ryan March 5, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

    Yee

  13. Allison Rife March 5, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

    I’d love to go, both RY X and Charlie Cunningham are incredible, the Aladdin Theater is a great venue also! I’d be right up front!

  14. Renee March 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

    Oh I would love to go!

  15. Dave G. March 7, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

    Practically therapy…

  16. Aaron March 7, 2019 at 9:43 pm #

    Is it me, or does this guy look like Jude Law??

  17. douglas March 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

    oh yeah

  18. Sol March 19, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

    Love Ry X’s music. First heard him on the album he did with Frank Wiedemann as Howling. Would very much like to attend this show.

  19. Ellen martin March 21, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

    Good music awaits!

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