Win Tickets ($40): Cass McCombs @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Punk, Alt Country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cass McCombs @ Aladdin Theater on March 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, March 25.


From our sponsors:
True West Presents
Cass McCombs
March 27, 2019
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $18.50-$20
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that has twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. Diverse, cryptic, vital and refreshingly rebellious — just when you think you have him pinned down, you find you’re on the wrong track.

However, Mangy Love, his Anti Records debut, is McCombs at his most blunt: tackling sociopolitical issues through his uniquely cracked lens of lyrical wit and singular insight.

McCombs uses himself as a mirror to misguided and confounding realities, confronting them head-on: “Rancid Girl” reads like a ZZ Top study in Kardashian politics, “Run Sister Run” a mantra for a misogynistic justice system, “Bum Bum Bum” displays a racist, elitist government through the allegory of sadistic dog breeding; the album is sewn together by a common thread of ‘opposition,’ most directly articulated in “Opposite House”, with allusions to mental illness. ‘Laughter Is The Best Medicine’ provides a possible recipe for healing, with the help of an authentic medicine man, the legendary Rev. Goat Carson. The severity of his lyrics is contrasted by the music, which ventures into groovy realms of Philly soul, Norcal psychedelia and New York paranoia punk, articulating the spontaneity and joy of his live show better than ever before.

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20 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Cass McCombs @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Punk, Alt Country

  1. Chris Johnson March 5, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Bum bum bum. Cass is the best!

  2. Jessica March 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm #

    I would love to see him!

    • Stephanie Mico March 21, 2019 at 7:15 am #

      that sounds fun

  3. Steve W March 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm #

    Rock, Folk, Psychedelic, Punk, Alt Country. What more could you ask for?

  4. Melissa Delzio March 7, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    I love Cass McCombs! I already bought tickets, but if I won I would bring some friends!

  5. Dave G. March 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

    Been hearing some great “ buzz “ about this gent.

  6. Kelly Poindexter March 9, 2019 at 9:35 am #

    Music is life.

  7. Kris March 10, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    Can’t wait to see live show!!

  8. Rianna March 10, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    21 years old… broke… feeling hopeless….. yet Cass’s music always brings me to my passionate and interested state of mind. I wish I could give his music a great big hug back for the times it has been there. Love It all.

  9. Whitney March 10, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    found this artist from a recommendation from my fav singer. would love to see him live!

  10. Matt March 12, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    Pick me or I’ll cry!

  11. davyd March 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    as much as i hate to see (and hear) matt above cry (yeah, not pretty), i’ll buy him an ice cream cone and he’ll be fine. oh, and i’ll send him pics from the show, to show i really care.

  12. Bogdan March 17, 2019 at 10:38 pm #

    would love to see him live!

  13. Hayley March 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

    Send meeeeeee please.

  14. Lane Mueller March 19, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    I reached out to open for him, but he already had an opener.

  15. Macey March 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm #


  16. James Tiefenthaler March 19, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    Looks fun!

  17. Jess March 20, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    Have never seen Cass live but would love the chance to!

  18. Ellen martin March 21, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    You know I wanna go!

  19. Jessica Yang March 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

    Cass McCombs is coming to PDX!?!?! Yesssss pleassseeeee! It would be a blast to see him live in person on my day off of work! If you don’t know who he is. Look him up!

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