Win Tickets ($44): Mono @ Revolution Hall | Tokyo-based 4 piece Instrumental Rock Band, w/ The Album Leaf

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mono @ Revolution Hall on November 6. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 4.


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November 6, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $18 ADV, $22 Doors | All Ages
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The Tokyo, Japan based 4 piece Instrumental Rock band MONO was originally formed in 1999. Their unique approach of blending orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise in their music has been held in extremely high regard; so much so, that the band’s musicianship can no longer be sustained by Rock music alone and was praised by British Musical Magazine NME as “This is music for the Gods”. One of the most monumental live memories of the band was a special set of shows with 23-piece orchestra in New York, Tokyo, London and Melbourne.

Their annual world tour consists of around 150 shows. The band has now visited over 50 countries and proudly holds the stake of being one of the most internationally successful bands in Japan.

Among their fans, they are revered as one of the best live bands in Rock.

After releasing 9 successful albums including a live album with New York orchestra, the band received the highly regarded award “The Marshall Hawkins Awards: Best Musical Score – Featurette” from the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for their collaborative short film “Where We Begin” in 2015.

Now in 2016, the band has finished recording their 9th album with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio, Chicago. The album is set for an Autumn 2016 release.

THE ALBUM LEAF has been making its mark as a soft-spoken innovator steadily and surely since 1999. One year after forming the influential San Diego instrumental group Tristeza, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle founded THE ALBUM LEAF, a solo studio project turned full-fledged live band. The diversity of THE ALBUM LEAF’s music is second only to the diversity of the music that has inspired LaValle through the years – the artist has named everything from German Ambient/Psych bands like Can, Cluster and Harmonia to traditional mariachi music, electronic music and Brian Eno as some of his primary influences – and it’s clear that THE ALBUM LEAF is unafraid of thinking outside the box, both as an individual artist & within the larger scope of modern music. This tour will bring Jimmy LaValle back to his solo roots of where it all began.

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10 Responses to Win Tickets ($44): Mono @ Revolution Hall | Tokyo-based 4 piece Instrumental Rock Band, w/ The Album Leaf

  1. Ann Nguyen October 8, 2019 at 12:20 am #


  2. Laura October 8, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    So, I was browsing through the “win free tickets” section, saw Devendra and Andrew Bird and remembered I can’t see them because I’m out of town that day, and I’m already super bummed about that.
    Didn’t see anything else that piqued my interest enough, and I didn’t want to try to take a ticket away from someone else that may enjoy the show better than I would by just commenting on random links…
    But then! Then I saw The Album Leaf and they’re playing on the east side (I’m not a fan of going to the west… ), and I literally said, “oh my god” out loud, because they haven’t come to any town I’ve lived since I was in high school when I saw them (ahem, over 10 years ago )!
    However, money is really tight for me right now, my cat died 3 weeks ago and I owe $1200 for the vet and $500 for his euthanasia (insane price! But I didn’t have a choice in that matter).
    So, winning these tickets would be awesome.

  3. Sam S October 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

    I was going to say I really wanted to see this, but I think Laura won.

    • Chris Johnson October 10, 2019 at 10:12 pm #

      Mono & Album Leaf! Would love to be there, thanks!

  4. Karen Gillis October 8, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

    I’d love to see these bands!

  5. Dave G. October 9, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

    I’d love to catch Mono… in concert, that is!

    • Bee October 9, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

      The Album Leaf is a great band. Love the Rhodes.

  6. Brad October 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    International Rock

  7. Chris Johnson October 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm #

    Mono & Album Leaf! Would love to be there, thanks!

  8. Brian Jim October 11, 2019 at 11:04 pm #

    interested in hearing this band from Japan, see what they are all about! hope to get some tickets !

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