We are giving away a pair of tickets to Vundabar, Together Pangea @ Aladdin Theater on June 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 17.
From our sponsors:
Vundabar, Together Pangea
June 23, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $16 ADV, $18 Doors | All Ages
More info: aladdin-theater.com
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Vundabar is a rock and roll band from Boston, Massachusetts, comprising Brandon Hagen on vocals and guitar, Drew McDonald on drums, and Zack Abramo on bass. They recently released their debut album ‘Antics’.
Love is everyday magic. That’s the impression you get listening to Water, the new album by Chicago trio Dehd. Love rises up into the atmosphere like steam off a summer sidewalk and makes you wild. Love breaks your heart and you consider yourself lucky for it. Like water itself, it surrounds us, it supports us; it’s what we’re made of. It takes the shape of its container.
That’s something Jason Balla, Emily Kempf, and Eric McGrady discovered quickly after forming Dehd in 2014. Balla and Kempf are both veterans of Chicago’s increasingly fruitful DIY scene (Balla with Ne-Hi and Earring, Kempf with Vail and formerly with Lala Lala). When they joined forces with first-time drummer Eric McGrady, they discovered they shared a strange and inexplicable chemistry. The music they make — hazy and reverb-drenched, a scuzzy and hyped-up take on surf rock that could only come from the Third Coast — came so intuitively, it made all three feel like they were stewards of something bigger than themselves, even while that very thing is unmistakably drawn from their own personalities. “There’s always been this easy grace about the band because we purely just love doing it,” Balla says of their immediate coherence.