Win Tickets ($40): The Expendables @ Aladdin Theater | W/ Pacific Roots, Reggae, Metal, Punk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Expendables @ Aladdin Theater on April 17. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 15.



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

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The Expendables
The Expendables enjoyed a laid-back lifestyle growing up in Santa Cruz, CA; surfing, skating, partying, and playing music were commonplace. Since 1997, The Expendables have staked their claim in the California surf/rock genre by headlining venues from coast to coast. Blending Reggae, Punk Rock, and 80s style dueling guitar solos, The Expendables have made heads turn and floors shake for years.

The band consists of four longtime friends: Geoff Weers (Guitar and Vocals), Adam Patterson (Drums and Vocals), Raul Bianchi (Lead Guitar) and Ryan DeMars (Bass). The first seven years of their career was fueled with three full-length, completely independent releases. No Time To Worry (2000), Open Container (2001), and Gettin’ Filthy (2004), would bring in a combined total of over 40,000 units sold with no physical distribution and no record label.

While touring and supporting their album, Gettin’ Filthy, The Expendables would share the stage with Slightly Stoopid and catch the attention of founders and front men Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty. In 2007 Slightly Stoopid formed their own independent label, Stoopid Records, and signed The Expendables for the label’s first non-Stoopid release, which was The Expendables self-titled. Released in September 2007, the album would be accepted as an instant classic by fans and received rave reviews from critics.

The band continued supporting the album with hundreds of shows over the next two years, gaining fans around the world, and respect from the bands that influenced them. Early 2009 The Expendables toured relentlessly. Within a few short months, they hit the road with NOFX, Less Than Jake, Pennywise, and Pepper. In case that was not enough, The Expendables were honored to join 311 on their Summer Unity amphitheater tour, rocking huge stages, and opening new doors for the band.

The boys decided idle time was not an option after the conclusion of their tour with 311, so they went straight in to the studio to begin recording their next album, Prove It. Paul Leary (producer of Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Supersuckers, as well as guitar player for Butthole Surfers) and El Hefe (guitar player of NoFX) would split producing duties at Big Fish studios in Encinitas, California.

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11 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): The Expendables @ Aladdin Theater | W/ Pacific Roots, Reggae, Metal, Punk

  1. Brittany April 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

    Saw the expendables as an opener over 10 YEARS ago! They stole the show that night, I would be very interested to get to see them again :)

  2. Evan Reynolds April 2, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    I’d love to see these cats in action! I packed this one for two!

  3. Wafa April 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

    Would love to go!!

  4. Cottie Huber April 4, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    Fully gnarly brah

    • Dave G. April 4, 2019 at 8:13 pm #

      Wanna dance like I got ants in me pants!

  5. Mac April 4, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    The expendables are so fun! I can’t wait!

  6. Scotti April 6, 2019 at 12:24 am #

    I went to a show at Anaheim Downtown Disney around 2010…pregamed in the parking lot with the homies and Pacific Dub and tried to karate kid the security guards haha. They asked me to leave but I had my tickets…took a walk, came back, got in with my ticket. Almost made it to the stage and a cop bum rushed me! Haha I was a fiesty little thing so I didnt go easy…but Im also a tiny little thing soooo they got me. I missed the show! This was the story I was told the next day by the homies who got caught up with me. I woke up in the drunk tank no idea why haha. Life was a crazy sweet ride growing up in Cali…I’d be way stoked to see you guys for the first time in Oregon where life is just sweet :) Either way…I’m there. Much love <3

  7. Randy McIntyre April 10, 2019 at 11:31 am #

    Visiting Portland for first time in twenty + years, we love rockin reggae and are bringing teenage grandson to get acquainted with downtown Portland. Will love to experience The Expendables.

  8. Peter Hope April 10, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

    This will be my first chance to see them. I am a big fan of metal and punk music.

  9. Shadow Rose April 10, 2019 at 9:22 pm #

    Awesome!

  10. Zavala April 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

    This would be an awesome show to see!

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