Win Tickets ($36): Grails @ Revolution Hall | w/ Nathan Bowles, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grails @ Revolution Hall on August 23. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 19.



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From our sponsors:
Grails
August 23, 2019
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $16 ADV, $18 Doors | 21+
More info: revolutionhall.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Rather than pick up where they left off, Grails take the sky-high riff-based heaviness of their earlier albums and distill it into a nuanced, widescreen opus. The perennial influences of mid-20th century Western film scores, obscure library music, and psychedelic krautrock are indelibly imprinted, but Chalice Hymnalexudes an eerie patience in unfurling the many layers of its subtle details. Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos’ other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos’ meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their line-up, cofounder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grailsfurther into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally. No one else sounds like Grails, and on Chalice Hymnal they sound more like themselves than ever before.

Nathan Bowles
Nathan Bowles is a multi-instrumental musician and teacher living in the Durham, North Carolina. His work, both as an accomplished solo artist and as a sought-after ensemble player, explores the rugged country between the poles of Appalachian old-time traditions and ecstatic, minimalist drone. Although his recent solo recordings prominently feature his virtuosic banjo, Bowles is also widely recognized as a masterful and versatile drummer, and he considers himself first and foremost a percussionist, with banjo as a natural extension of his percussive practice.

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12 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Grails @ Revolution Hall | w/ Nathan Bowles, Soul

  1. Sam S August 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

    I’ve been digging Grails since their Deep Politics times! I’d love to check them out live!

  2. RYAN T HEALY August 8, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

    Holy crap! I love Grails! I can’t imagine how awesome a live show would be.

  3. Aaron August 9, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

    You say “Holies” i say “Grails”!

    “Holies”

    • Melany August 22, 2019 at 10:21 pm #

      I hope You are the chosen 1! My fingers are crossed for You!

  4. RK August 10, 2019 at 8:08 am #

    This is gonna be such a good show, would love to be there!

  5. Gena Wallace August 11, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

    The holy Grail!

  6. Lee August 13, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

    pls feed my ears with these sounds

  7. Danielle August 14, 2019 at 3:23 am #

    Would really enjoy checking this show out.

  8. Jenny Jo August 17, 2019 at 8:40 am #

    Seeing this show would help heal my wounded soul x

  9. Jessica August 19, 2019 at 4:27 am #

    Grails has their own sounds. Literally different from everyone else!!! Their music speaks to my soul and makes my body dance. What an opportunity to be able to see them live and feel alive!

  10. Cheyenne Ezell August 21, 2019 at 11:45 pm #

    I want to ask my boyfriend to marry me. This weekend. Will be there no matter what but it would be rad to celebrate with him and everything that has happened over the course

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