Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Broken Social Scene | w/ The Helio Sequence

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Broken Social Scene on July 27. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, July 22.



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From our sponsors:
Broken Social Scene
July 27, 2019
Doors 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m. | All Ages
$35 GA, $65 Reserved, $95 Terrace
More info: zooconcerts.com

Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
(503) 226-1561

“I don’t want to go out there being presumptuous,” Kevin Drew says, “because, I’ve worn those presumptuous shoes before, and you don’t want it to feel like, ‘Oh, what a let-down.’” That’s the fear when you bring back one of music’s most beloved names seven years after their last album. But with Hug of Thunder, the fifth Broken Social Scene album, Drew and his bandmates have a right to feel presumptuous.

They have that right because they have created one of 2017’s most sparkling, multi-faceted albums. On Hug of Thunder the 15 members of Broken Social Scene – well, the 15 who play on the record, including returnees Leslie Feist and Emily Haines – refract their varying emotions, methods and techniques into something that doesn’t just equal their other albums, but surpasses them. It is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. The title track on its own might just be the best thing you will hear all year – a song that will become as beloved as “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” from their breakthrough album, You Forgot It In People .

The Helio Sequence

In 2008, after 3 albums and ten years of touring and recording, The Helio Sequence (Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel) recorded their most dynamic and extraordinary album, Keep Your Eyes Ahead.

Keep Your Eyes Ahead married the Portland duo’s signature layered keyboards and impossibly big guitars with crisp songwriting and a relatively minimalist approach. The finger picking on “Shed Your Love” is backed by exquisite strings and ambient noise, but Summers’s serene, self-assured delivery remains front and center. While songs from the band’s early releases spanned up to 7 minutes, even the longest, lushest, catchiest track on Keep Your Eyes Ahead (the fiery anthem “Hallelujah”) clocks in at 4 and a half minutes, evidence of just how refined their craft had become. Vocals were recorded spontaneously in bedroom closets and living rooms, which may explain the haunting urgency you hear in Brandon’s voice, especially on the driving title track.

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103 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts Presents Broken Social Scene | w/ The Helio Sequence

  1. perdite di impianto June 12, 2019 at 7:28 am #

    Hi there Dear, are you really visiting this web site regularly, if so after that you will definitely get good experience.

  2. Robin June 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

    Again, the zoo concerts are great.

    • Michelle Blake June 18, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

      Sounds like fun!

    • Lisa Kiraly June 23, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

      Yas please!

      • Gena Wallace June 25, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

        Sounds in the trees with critters. I wants dance with the monkeys too!
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        • Gerald July 19, 2019 at 6:29 am #

          I love the zoo and live music!

          • Ian July 25, 2019 at 7:43 am #

            Broken Social were the soundtrack to my youth and I could use some of that sparkle this weekend.

      • Gena Wallace June 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

        Bummer my dancing monkey got all chopped up. It didn’t transfer well. Hmm sad face. At least you got him smiling.

      • Tammy June 27, 2019 at 11:44 pm #

        I’d love to go with my hubby and enjoy a night out!

    • Stephanie Drysdale July 2, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

      I’ve loved this band since I was a teenager. Would love to see them again!

    • Megan July 16, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

      My husband and I have been big fans since college; they are super nostalgic for us. Plus we have a two-year-old and do not plan enough date nights!

  3. Taylor June 13, 2019 at 8:33 am #

    I did not realize that Broken Social Scene was doing a show in Portland! I would absolutely cry if I could surprise my best friend with these! They’re her favorite band

  4. Cameron C June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

    This is one of my best friend’s favorite bands! It would be cool to have her come here and see them.

  5. Chris June 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

    Two of my absolute favorites!!

  6. Kathleen June 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

    This would be a great opportunity to hear some new music as well as experience my first ever Zoo concert!!!

    • Summer Hatfield June 25, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

      I play Broken Social Scene’s song “Pacific Theme” every time I drive to the coast. It’d be amazing to hear it live, at the zoo!

  7. chris June 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm #

    I would love to see BSS. have listened to them forever but haven’t had a chance to see them

  8. Xela Delcampo June 13, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

    My partner is visiting from France for the summer and would love to experience this with them!

  9. Jason Jancosek June 13, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

    I’ve never been to a zoo concert before and Broken Social Scene are my favorite Canadian supergroup.

    That’s two damn fine reasons right there.

    Sorry everyone else.

  10. Joseph June 14, 2019 at 3:19 am #

    This fire eye’d boy dreams of a hug of thunder submitted by guitar genius collective. My only worry is if they can all fit on one stage. A Helio Sequence homecoming is certainly a nice addition. Put me in Coach!

  11. Ry June 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

    Yay

  12. Hambone June 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

    I hope you pick me, but if not I will surely go in any case.

  13. Lisa Kendall June 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

    Hug of Thunder is so great. What a fun event in a joyful city.

  14. Jasper Kendall June 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm #

    What a party! I can’t wait. Pick me.

  15. Mar C June 16, 2019 at 2:40 am #

    Perfect summer outing! Would love to go!

  16. Kevin June 17, 2019 at 11:46 am #

    I purchased the first Helio Sequence album (Com Plex) when they were just kids at Beaverton High School (“in this sprawling sprawl….”), and with Broken Social Scene this bill is nearly indie pop perfection. I challenge all comers to a hug-off for these free tix.

  17. Avalon June 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

    I’d love to see two awesome bands at the zoo! I’ve always been curious if the elephants dance during the concerts

  18. Cassandra June 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    Yes please! It’s been a while and it would be such a great show!

  19. Lyn Mac June 17, 2019 at 10:44 pm #

    What could be better than a great outdoor concert with two of my favorite groups while entertaining the animals and us? I would love to be a part of this. Thank you.

  20. Vivian June 18, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    BSS at such an awesome venue? Yes, please!

  21. Hayley June 18, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    Send me please! Thanks.

  22. lindsey June 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

    yes please!

  23. Michelle Weinstein June 18, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    !!!Sweet!! Broken Social Scene is one of my sister’s favorite bands and she lands that morning for a visit from Detroit, would love to take her for a great show at the ZOO :)

  24. Bob MacKay June 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    BSS’s expansive sounds scream for the out of doors

  25. Esther June 18, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    Sound like a good time. Would love to go!!

  26. Annie June 18, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

    I’ve never been to a concert at the zoo before, and Broken Social Scene is one of my favorite bands. Fingers crossed you choose me!

  27. Elona Casady June 18, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

    OMG! Please. They. Are. So. Good

  28. Jamie June 18, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

    Had no idea THS was from Portland! Cool.

  29. J June 18, 2019 at 2:32 pm #

    Love Broken Social Scene and Helio Sequence.

  30. Daniela Ortiz June 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

    Pick meeee!

  31. Jenny June 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

    Broken Social Scene would be so nostalgic for me. Plus, Helio Sequence is so rad!

  32. Emily Herrera June 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm #

    Love the Zoo series!!!!

  33. Guy C Smith June 18, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Sounds like a very solid evening of music!

  34. Chris Johnson June 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

    I’d love to go to this on your dime, thanks!

  35. Brittanie June 19, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    Would love this!

  36. Katherine June 20, 2019 at 11:49 am #

    I’ve always wanted to go to a zoo concert!

  37. Tara Keitz June 20, 2019 at 7:29 pm #

    AWESOME… Please pick me!!!

  38. Cynthia Fujinami June 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm #

    The Oregon zoo rocks! What a great way hear some fabulous music!

  39. Robin June 20, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

    Super fly

  40. Bogdan June 24, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    I’ve always loved Broken Social Scene and this would be a great opportunity to see them live.

  41. Jenny June 24, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

    sweet!

  42. Therese Long June 25, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

    I’d love to see this! What a trip back in time!

  43. Esther Park June 25, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

    YASSSSSSSSSS!

  44. madeline nico June 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

    Amazing!!!

  45. Meghan June 25, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

    Would be super down to win these tix!

  46. Alan M June 25, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

    Zoo concerts are so fun.

  47. Lisa Kendall June 26, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

    What a fabulous concert. I’d love to go. I’ve volunteered at the zoo and go there often.

  48. Hollande L June 27, 2019 at 4:15 pm #

    I started listening to Broken Social Scene when they released their first album and have since lost track of them. Listening to this music now brings back a lot of memories. It would be amazing to see them in concert.

  49. Kristi W June 27, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

    Broken Social Scene & Feist represent a chasm in time for me. The kaleidoscope frozen and then fast forwarded to what can be witnessed in ten years. Or more. I’ve loved them for a long time & yet here they are, anew. As am I. Further evidence of the multitudes we can contain. Pick me!!

  50. Devin June 28, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    Been a a big BSS fan for a long time! Would love to see them play at the zoo!

  51. Sonny Hill June 28, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

    Roars and pours?! Sign me up.

  52. Elona Casady July 1, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    Love them and zoo concerts!

  53. Tayler July 2, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

    Would love to go!

  54. Tonya Davis July 2, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

    I would like to win because my husband and I need a DATE NIGHT OUT desperately!!!

  55. Liz July 2, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    I would be ever so grateful to win these!

  56. Jill Truskolaski July 2, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

    Lived in Portland for about 5 years ago & back in town to visit my best friend Sarah…. Loved this event when i lived in Portland and would love to win these tickets!!!!!

  57. Heidi July 2, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    Two favorites that I’d love to see live!

  58. Tiffany Naemura July 2, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

    Hello Sequence is an under celebrated Portland band – they tear it up live! Love their lyrics and the big anthemic sound generated by two dads! Been a fan since ‘06…

  59. Ele Mamayek July 2, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    We just moved here and id love to take the kiddos!

  60. Marianne Silva July 2, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    Would love to win!! This would be amazing!

  61. tim July 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    Would love to go!!! Take my son!!!

  62. Charissa July 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

    Would be awesome to see live!

  63. Rob Faust July 2, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

    I would love to go and take my wife to see Broken Social Scene live, because I think we both never really grew out of our emo phases from high school. I remember first hearing them back in 9th grade, and just loving the version of “Lover’s Spit” with Feist doing vocals; absolutely gave (and still gives!!) me goosebumps!

    So yeah, why not take my animal-loving wife to see a show for the night where we can re-live our emo days and maybe cry a bit? Would be fun!

  64. Zoe S July 2, 2019 at 4:25 pm #

    This sounds amazing I want to go!

  65. Lee July 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm #

    I’ve been staring at the sun since 2002 when “You Forget It In People” came out. Throwing my hat in for the possibility of free tix! Thanks so much,

  66. Josie July 3, 2019 at 7:27 am #

    This would be a fabulous night of summer music!

  67. Kelly July 9, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    I would love to show out of town guests our amazing Zoo Concerts!

  68. Jenny July 9, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

    Thank you for the chance to hear some incredibly rich music, a true ensemble under the stars! Fun!

  69. Hunter July 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    I’m so glad they are back together again. I’d love to hear them play!

  70. Cara July 10, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

    I’d love for this to be my first zoo concert!

  71. Zoe July 10, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

    I always love checking out concerts at the Oregon Zoo and Broken Social Scene is one of my favorites!

  72. Aaron July 10, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    All-time favorites!

  73. Emily Herrera July 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

    pick me me me lol

  74. Dan Bravin July 11, 2019 at 11:39 am #

    What’s not to love? Zoo concert…Helio Sequence…Broken Social Scene. Totally want to go!

  75. Paul S. July 11, 2019 at 11:47 am #

    Thanks for another chance to see a great show! Zoo shows are so fun.

  76. jenny July 11, 2019 at 8:44 pm #

    Yes please!

  77. Lena Bainbridge July 11, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

    I’d love to win so I can bring a date and see a zoo concert for the first time!!!

  78. Matt July 12, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

    This looks like a lot of fun!

  79. Gregory Johnson July 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

    Both these bands are awesome and I haven’t been to a concert in forever!

  80. Linda S July 16, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    Would be a great evening of music.

  81. Alex H July 16, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  82. Andrew July 16, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

    9 years in Portland and I’ve never been to the zoo. This is a very good reason to go! PDX Pipeline will you be my suger momma/daddy on this dream?

  83. MacKenzie July 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

    This sounds incredible!

  84. Charles July 16, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

    My two favorite bands want me to hear them outside with animals nearby!

  85. serena July 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

    Ohh this would be so much!! Please select me

  86. Elise July 18, 2019 at 11:59 am #

    OOH! I’ve never attended a concert at the zoo and it’s been on my Portland bucket list for 10 years now!!!

  87. Phalon July 18, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

    One of the first CD’s I ever bought was Broken Social Scene’s Feel Good Lost- feels like a lifetime ago! Defiantly on my bucket list to see them live.

  88. Eric July 20, 2019 at 11:53 am #

    I love me some great music at the zoo with two great bands.

  89. Brittany July 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    I love the zoo and music and the elephants!! This would be so great

  90. BRITTNEY BOYD July 20, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

    pick me pick me

  91. Christina Hungerford July 21, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

    A concert at the Zoo sounds like fun

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