Win Tickets ($50): The Dandy Warhols @ Crystal Ballroom | Alternative Rock, w/ Mother Mariposa

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Dandy Warhols w/ Mother Mariposa @ Crystal Ballroom on December 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 18.


From our sponsors:
The Dandy Warhols
Mother Mariposa
December 7, 2019
6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show | $22.50 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

In 1994 The Dandy Warhols were formed in Portland, Ore., in the shadow of the twilight years of the grunge scene. With Brit-pop reigning supreme on the other side of the pond, and influences ranging from 1960s garage rock to ’80s/’90s shoegaze, The Dandy Warhols began a career that would see them release nine studio albums, two compilation albums and 27 singles over a 25 year period.

“Holy cow, 25 years?!” says keyboardist Zia McCabe. “I guess it has to have been that long since it feels like I’ve been doing this my entire life. Oh right, I have been doing this my entire adult life, ha. Time flies, don’t it? So much history, so much music, so many memories and so much of it haaaazy. Wow, just wow.”

Since their inception, The Dandy Warhols have sailed through, and past, shifting musical climates by keeping their art unfiltered and presenting thoughts un-mired by censorship. The band – Courtney Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), McCabe (keyboards), Peter Holmström (guitar) and Brent DeBoer (drums) – have gone on world tours, had hit singles and even taken to the stage during the Greek riots. They’ve weathered shifts from vinyl and tape to CD, CD to digital and back to vinyl again. They moved from paper fliers to social media, toiled with major labels, and throughout it all have remained a pure, synergistic unit.

The band’s live presence – frequently filled with nudity early in their career – was enough that, at their first gig in 1994, they were approached by the independent record label Tim/Kerr who offered to pay for the recording of an album. The result was their debut, 1995’s Dandys Rule OK, an album that impressed major label Capitol Records enough to sign the band.

The band’s difficult second album, …The Dandy Warhols Come Down, was released in 1997 and spawned three Top 40 singles including “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth” (more commonly known as “Heroin is so Passé”). But it was with the release of 2000’s Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia that the band hit the public consciousness with full force. The mega hit ‘Bohemian Like You’ landed in the cultural sphere like a freight train and has yet to leave it.

Touring the world, the band built on their popularity to gain international acclaim. Their performance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000 so inspired David Bowie that he not only curated them to perform at Meltdown 2002 but came out to duet with them on The Velvet Underground’s “White Light / White Heat” as part of the encore on July 29.

Not content to sit back on their laurels, the band released Welcome to the Monkey House in 2003 featuring their next zeitgeist catching single “We Used To Be Friends” which became the theme song for the cult TV series Veronica Mars.

Odditorium or Warlords of Mars (2005), …Earth to the Dandy Warhols… (2008), The Dandy Warhols Are Sound (2009) This Machine (2012) and, most recently Distortland (2016).
2019 sees The Dandy Warhols kick off the celebrations for their 25th Anniversary by touring Europe. “The weirdest thing about it being our 25th anniversary is it doesn’t feel like 25 years. Feels like about six. Or five,” muses Taylor-Taylor.

Mother Mariposa

Mother Mariposa is the newest project of Thomas Mudrick and Jsun Atoms (The Upsidedown, Daydream Machine, PIA). Two years in the making and joining forces with New Zealand’s Dan Fernie-Harper (Ride Into the Sun, The Dunes), Austin Barone (Lola Buzzkill) and Trask Schulte (Paste), they have created a melding of electronica, psychedelia and post-punk brilliance. Recently supporting Italy’s New Candys, Black Mountain and Pete International Airport, their live show is not to be missed. When shown their latest video, Alex Maas from The Black Angels said, “Wow this is unreal, Mother Mariposa just melted my brain into the atmosphere.”See and hear for yourself this fall when their debut album The Monarch Key comes out on Portland’s Little Cloud Records and catch them supporting The Dandy Warhols in December.

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50 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): The Dandy Warhols @ Crystal Ballroom | Alternative Rock, w/ Mother Mariposa

  1. Michael September 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm #

    I love The Dandy Warhols so much! To see them do a hometown show at The Crystal Ballroom would just be awesome. Plus getting free tickets gives me some extra cash to spend on food & drinks at the show.

  2. Chris September 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

    The original Portland indie rockers! They kind of shaped my music taste in the early aughts. I would love to see them!

    • Dan October 7, 2019 at 8:44 am #

      Portland’s finest

  3. Wayne September 20, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    Seeing the Dandy’s in Portland at Christmas has become a bit of a tradition for me and my wife. I think we’ve gone to about 10 of these shows (I’ve lost track) and are looking forward to seeing them, again, this year. Always a great show!

  4. Jenny September 20, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

    Merry Christmas-Christmas

  5. Maureen Donahue September 20, 2019 at 9:03 pm #

    My sister would be my guest and they are her favorite band.

  6. Molli Taylor September 22, 2019 at 8:11 am #

    i have wanted to see them in concert since forever and with 6 kids i need a date night!

  7. Amy September 22, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

    Yes please!!! I’m a huge fan and would be absolutely thrilled!!!!

  8. Eileen September 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

    I would love the retro Portland magic to hear the Dandy’s, maybe with my teen son to the all ages show! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Joseph September 24, 2019 at 3:08 am #

      Oh my lord I would drive my Ford to the show pumped up on vegan food and reunite with an used to be friend while dancing to these Sunset superheroes.

  9. Jon September 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

    The first time I heard of the Dandy Warhols was the TV show The O.C.

  10. Joseph September 24, 2019 at 3:04 am #

    Oh my lord I would drive my Ford to the show and take my housemate off the couch. We’d dig some vegan food and talk about people we used to be friends with while grooving to the eclectic sounds of Portland’s magnificent Sunset superheroes.

  11. Lindsey Shankle September 24, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

    I saw them last month in Bend and I’d love to see them again!

  12. Rebecca Priest September 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    I am dandy… and I love the Dandy’s.

  13. Tracy Blodgett September 24, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

    Because I can’t afford to gallivant around the world to see them play, but I can see em in Portland with a lil help from my friends at PDX Pipeline…let’s do this!

  14. Elfina Alongi September 24, 2019 at 10:43 pm #

    Damn dandy-rific of you to make such an offer! I’ve been listening to them since I was a teen and now it’s be so cool to take my teen to their show year later. Crossing my paws

  15. Jaimie Tisdel September 24, 2019 at 11:41 pm #

    I want to win these tickets to see them live so bad!

  16. Doug September 25, 2019 at 8:51 am #

    We’ve been waiting for chance to see them since we moved to Portland.. please, please, please!

  17. Michelle Blake September 25, 2019 at 9:42 am #

    It has been too long since I’ve seen a live concert. Putting my name on list to win!

  18. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 5:41 pm #

    Heard of them. Never seen them.
    This would be a great opportunity to do so.

    Let’s see how date rolls out.
    : )

  19. Gena Wallace September 25, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

    Eeks fate not date….
    Ha! That’s funny.

  20. Jason Schuster September 26, 2019 at 2:09 pm #

    I’ve loved the Warhols since the late 90s, one of the first bands I “noticed” as a preteen independent of my parents…. and it’s been love ever since! It’ll be a great show!

    • Celeste Hutchison September 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

      Love them would love to attend.

    • Ann Nguyen October 8, 2019 at 12:11 am #

      December 7th is my bday!!!! Going to the dandy warhols will definetly make my day dandy as heck!!!

  21. Rose September 26, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

    Yes yes yes!! Wouldn’t miss it. Free tix would be much appreciated

  22. AJ September 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

    So dandy! Pick me!!

  23. Mike September 26, 2019 at 9:35 pm #

    The last time I had tickets to see The Dandy Warhols I got sick and missed the show. Getting free tickets would so make up for that. Sure hope I win and can take my friend to the show.

  24. Mark September 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm #

    This will our my 7th Dandy Warhols show. We were at the “Dig” opening with the band.

  25. Brandon September 29, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

    LOVE the Dandy Warhols. I hope I win!

  26. Erin October 1, 2019 at 1:47 am #

    ‘Cause I like them
    Yeah, I like them
    And I’m feelin’ so bohemian like them
    Would love to see them live for the first time!

  27. Tayler Jenkins October 1, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

    i love them and I love the crystal ballroom!

  28. Sonia October 1, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

    I’ve never seen them but have always wanted to. This would be like an early Christmas present!!!

  29. Kai October 1, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

    Dandy Warhol + Crystal Ballroom = win-win!

  30. Monica October 1, 2019 at 1:49 pm #


  31. victoria October 1, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    omgggg please pick me i’d love to see them live!!!

  32. Lana October 1, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

    They are such a great band! Would love to see them live with my son who also loves them and is turning 21 right before the concert!

  33. Nicole SmithRyan October 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

    Hometown hero would be a dandy time

  34. Kelsey Smith October 1, 2019 at 2:51 pm #


  35. Bogdan October 1, 2019 at 9:27 pm #

    Please pick us!

  36. Kathryn Hutchinson October 1, 2019 at 10:29 pm #

    I would totally send the parents to this!

  37. Brett A. October 2, 2019 at 9:20 am #

    “We Used To Be Friends.”

  38. Claudia October 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

    Super loved them! They have a very special place in my heart <3

  39. scott gallien October 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    I would love to take my wife to this concert

  40. Molli Taylor October 3, 2019 at 6:19 am #

    i have been following the dandy warhols for forever!

  41. Joshua Jensen October 3, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

    I would so appreciate tickets to this, I first saw the Dandy Warhols as a kid when I visited Portland and now I live here 20 years later! Also, I’d take my girlfriend who’s from Poland and she’s never seen them. It would be really special! Thanks for your consideration!

  42. Lena Bainbridge October 5, 2019 at 9:56 am #

    I would love to attend because I love their dandy energy! Great live performers, saw them back in August in Bend on with Cake. Grateful for the chance to see them again! Thanks!

  43. Jeremy Brill October 8, 2019 at 1:37 pm #


  44. Hannah October 9, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    Last time I saw Courtney was in a den in Stumptown in the early 00’s and the party was amazing. I’d love to see this show.

  45. Joseph October 10, 2019 at 3:36 am #

    Being for the benefit of Mr. Keebler, tickets to Dandy deca-dance would send my spirit kerplunking and mad with hatter sauce. Time to get off my friend’s couch and see star shine of Portland’s ambassadors.

  46. wallace eric charman October 11, 2019 at 9:18 am #

    I love the Dandys! Yes please. #dandysruleOK

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