Win Tickets ($80): Angel Olsen @ Roseland Theater | w/ Vagabon, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Rock, Alt Country

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Angel Olsen @ Roseland Theater on December 9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 2.



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From our sponsors:
Angel Olsen
December 9, 2019
8 p.m. | All Ages | $35 ADV, $40 Doors
More info: aladdin-theater.com

Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Anyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2013’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness is in for a sizeable surprise with her third album, MY WOMAN. The crunchier, blown-out production of the former is gone, but that fire is now burning wilder. Her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-centre than before, and the overall production is lighter. Yet the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain, so anyone who might attempt to pigeonhole Olsen as either an elliptical outsider or a pop personality is going to be wrong whichever way they choose – Olsen continues to reign over the land between the two with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace.

Given its title, and track names like ‘Sister’ and ‘Woman’, it would be easy to read a gender-specific message into MY WOMAN, but Olsen has never played her lyrical content straight. She explains: “I’m definitely using scenes that I’ve replayed in my head, in the same way that I might write a script and manipulate a memory to get it to fit. But I think it’s important that people can interpret things the way that they want to.”

That said, Olsen concedes that if she could locate any theme, whether in the funny, synth-laden ‘Intern’ or the sadder songs which are collected on the record’s latter half, “then it’s maybe the complicated mess of being a woman and wanting to stand up for yourself, while also knowing that there are things you are expected to ignore, almost, for the sake of loving a man. I’m not trying to make a feminist statement with every single record, just because I’m a woman. But I do feel like there are some themes that relate to that, without it being the complete picture.”

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31 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Angel Olsen @ Roseland Theater | w/ Vagabon, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Rock, Alt Country

  1. Delaney C Beck September 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

    I LOVE Angel Olsen! Would love the chance to see her perform. Yay!

    • Lisa September 15, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

      Write on …. No punt intended

      • Zac September 18, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

        I’d love to go

      • Dave G. September 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

        Angel(s) & Vagabon(s)?
        That should be interesting …

    • Audrey September 17, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

      It would be a miracle to win tickets to see an angel

  2. Aubrey Leahy September 10, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    I’ve been trying to see Angel Olsen for a few years now. I would love love love to see her. Please pick me!!!!! I hope those tickets will “never be mine”!

  3. Serena September 10, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Oh my !! This would be the best winter concert. Please pick me

  4. dawn September 10, 2019 at 10:15 pm #

    Fantastic voice! I would love to see her show.

  5. Alexis September 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

    Angel is my absolute favorite and I never want to miss a show since each one is wildly different than the last.

  6. Noa September 11, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

    She is so amazing. I’ve just had a shitty week, this will cheer me up. I need some good luck!

  7. Morgan September 12, 2019 at 8:14 am #

    I would love to go!

  8. Meg September 12, 2019 at 11:09 am #

    I have loved her for years I’d love to see her live!!

  9. Lindsey September 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

    Would love to see her live!! Vagabon is also amazing.

    • Carol Cooper September 17, 2019 at 8:34 pm #

      This would be a great Christmas gift to give my honey.

  10. Hayley September 12, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

    My woman!

  11. R September 16, 2019 at 12:36 am #

    Wooha

  12. Kate September 16, 2019 at 10:38 am #

    She makes me cry and feel more comfortable in my own skin

  13. Marsh September 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    She’s awesome! I’d love to see her.

  14. Angelica September 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

    I missed a concert in NY and would love to get a chance to see Angel perform in PDX!

  15. John Pomietlasz September 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

    Remember when she toured with that boy-guitar whiz, Stew?

  16. Yuen September 17, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  17. Nicole SmithRyan September 17, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

    Flying high sand standing solo with an angel

  18. Rianna Melanie Piatt September 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    Angel Olson is my inspiration, I’d love to watch her perform live and see her play guitar while singing. In looooove with her talent

  19. Emily September 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

    Would love a chance to see my favorite Olsen sister LOL

  20. Rose September 17, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

    I would be so thrilled to see her live.

  21. Katy September 18, 2019 at 10:49 am #

    Angel Olsen is amazing and would love to see her!!

  22. Aaron September 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

    “Maybe you know it’s been too long
    Going through the motions as you sing your song
    Doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done
    Still got to wake up and be someone
    Still got to wake up and be someone”

    Let me intern with a resume
    To see Angel Olsen on this day
    So I can wake up and not be afraid
    That I won’t be the one unswayed.

  23. Katie September 19, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    Who doesn’t love Angel Olsen? I’d really love to win tickets!

  24. Emmy September 19, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

    I love her! Want to see this, been too long since I’ve been to a show. Let’s get this mama outta the house!

  25. Abigail Richard September 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    dang I’d like to go!

  26. Chris September 20, 2019 at 11:59 am #

    Would be such a treat to go!

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