Win Tickets ($60): Witch @ Revolution Hall | Featuring Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Dave Sweetapple (Sweet Apple, Eerie) And Graham Clise (Annihilation Time, Lecherous Gaze)

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Witch @ Revolution Hall on October 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 14.


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October 20, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $28.50 – $30 | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Witch was born from a marriage of apparently contradictory influences. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. renown and his long time friend Dave Sweetapple were interested in forming a hard rock band. They found willing and able conspirators in Kyle Thomas and Asa Irons, both members New England avant-folk outfit Feathers. On their eponymous debut album (released in 2006), this line-up mounts a mighty sonic tumult that harkens back to classic heavy metal sound of early 70’s outfits while still sounding modern in its assault. The sophomore follow up ‘Paralyzed’ was released in 2008 and saw a slight departure from the ‘Self Titled’ release, with similar themes but musically more aggressive in its approach. Three short years later they added Oakland shredder Graham Clise (Annihilation Time / Lecherous Gaze) on second guitar, rounding out the line up that still stands.

In Witch, Mascis returns to his first love, drums, playing with an unbridled passion that recalls his work with Deep Wound, his early 80’s hardcore band. Meanwhile, Kyle, who also records and tours as King Tuff, sings and writes the group’s supernatural-oriented lyrics, exploring the juxtapositions between age and youth, the paradox of meeting yourself, and the dilemma of falling asleep on a mountaintop and waking up a hundred years later. Graham weaves a dense texture of rhythm and lead guitar lines that ebb and flow over the basic monolithic, trundling riff-rock song structure. Dave adds additional weight to Witch’s sound with massive, crunching bass lines, not dissimilar to his work with horror metal band, Eerie and straight up rock band, Sweet Apple.

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22 Responses to Win Tickets ($60): Witch @ Revolution Hall | Featuring Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Dave Sweetapple (Sweet Apple, Eerie) And Graham Clise (Annihilation Time, Lecherous Gaze)

  1. Tim schroeder September 30, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

    Love dinosaur jr! Need see j mascis!

  2. Charissa September 30, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

    Please pick me- would love to go!

  3. Michael October 1, 2019 at 12:36 am #

    This show is going to kick butt. I am a big J Mascis fan and would love me some free tickets.

    • Andrew October 3, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

      Dying to see this show and DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR to boogie.

    • Amber October 4, 2019 at 7:41 am #

      Yes please!

    • Cory October 12, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

      J is GOD

  4. John Pomietlasz October 1, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

    Dear Earplugs, thx.

  5. Evan Reynolds October 1, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

    King Tuff and J!

  6. ryan October 1, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

    you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose and you can pick me please.

  7. Dave G. October 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    J Mascis is any configuration is worth checking out!

  8. Doug October 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm #

    I’ll second what Dave G. said… please pick me/us!

  9. Cara October 3, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

    Yup. Epic

  10. Malinda October 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

    Love rock and music! Thank you!

  11. Dan October 7, 2019 at 8:39 am #

    Yes please

  12. Niki October 8, 2019 at 6:51 pm #

    YES!!! I want to go to this so bad!

  13. Hayley October 9, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

    Heck yeah

  14. Danielle October 10, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

    This would be a real treat! I’ve not seen Witch live before. As others have mentioned these musicians each bring something unique to the mix.

  15. Alex L October 11, 2019 at 1:54 am #

    All these L7 weenies can’t win tickets over a true shreddy dog like me, right?

  16. wallace October 11, 2019 at 9:21 am #

    Witch and PUSHY? Hell yeah

  17. Lisa Waters October 11, 2019 at 9:42 am #

    They named this band after me, so I should probably win.

  18. Brandi L. October 11, 2019 at 11:31 am #

    Yes, please!

  19. RK October 14, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    My coven mates would melt their candles with jealousy if i told them i was going to this!

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