Win Tickets ($40): ORGŌNE @ Aladdin Theater | Funk, Soul, Afrobeat

We are giving away a pair of tickets to ORGŌNE @ Aladdin Theater on January 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 13.


From our sponsors:
January 16, 2020
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $20
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

“After two and a half years on the road, we needed to shut away the rest of the world,” recalls Sergio Rios, guitarist and engineer of Los Angeles-based band ORGŌNE. For their tenth* studio album, ORGŌNE retreated to the tranquil solitude of Joshua Tree in southern California. Ensconced in a ranch home with a recording studio for a week in November 2015, the band improvised late into the desert night, carving out tunes that would eventually become the bulk of the material on Reasons (self-released, due out January 18, 2019). The nine-song collection illuminates a band hitting its stride, capturing the raw power and refined sensibilities that defines ORGŌNE.

For nearly twenty years ORGŌNE (a universal life force, pronounced or-gōne) has churned out gritty funk and soul recordings and toured relentlessly across the United States and Europe. Traditionally both the studio and live iterations of the band drew on a tight-knit collective of the West Coast’s finest funk and soul musicians—although founding members Sergio Rios (guitar/engineer) and Dan Hastie (keyboards) have been constant anchors. However, since late 2013, Rios and Hasite have been joined by Dale Jennings (bass), Sam Halterman (drums), and singer/lyricist Adryon de León to form a permanent nucleus.

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): ORGŌNE @ Aladdin Theater | Funk, Soul, Afrobeat

  1. TJ January 9, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    Bring me the funk!

  2. Tayler Jenkins January 9, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

    No style of music moves me quite like the funk. I don’t get out much these days due to my budget. This would be perfect!

    • Maya January 9, 2020 at 6:39 pm #

      The funk makes me dance relentlessly with the most joyful stank face because of how dirrrty that sound is! I would love to go to this show to revitalize my soul and meet some people with a similar energy!

    • Nick January 12, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

      Greatest band ever! Have made everlasting memories seeing these folks previously! Traveling from Northern Cali to catch them in good ol’ Portland!

  3. Kate January 9, 2020 at 5:08 pm #

    Afrobeat is always sweet!

  4. Dave G. January 9, 2020 at 7:02 pm #

    Fun band … and can she belt out a tune!

  5. Carol Cooper January 9, 2020 at 7:06 pm #

    I use to pronounce Oregon like this until someone told me the correct way. I was so embarrassed. Anyway would love to see this show. Oregonian Carol now. HAHA

  6. Jonas Trekas January 9, 2020 at 7:07 pm #

    Would like to check this out.

    • Howard January 10, 2020 at 6:42 pm #

      Yes plesse

  7. RYAN T HEALY January 10, 2020 at 12:52 pm #

    These guys are awesome! Never seen them live.

  8. Howard January 10, 2020 at 6:41 pm #

    Yes plesse

  9. Bailey January 10, 2020 at 7:11 pm #

    A few months ago I really tried to impress a musically inclined date by confessing deep affections for the “funk stage” at a beloved NW musical festival…he lit up immediately and asked about my George Clinton stance, at which point the bluff was called and I had to admit knowing squat about capital F-Funk. Later, I watched the entire Mothership Connection set in Houston slack jawed…and was forever educated. These cats are great, and I’d love to win a few points back with my now steady dating partner ;)

  10. Brad January 11, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

    I’m trying to get my boogie on hard and twirl my girlie ‘round n ‘round to that funk!

  11. Kaeli January 11, 2020 at 3:50 pm #

    I got nothing but funk in my rump!

  12. Devin January 12, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

    I’ve seen this band 3 times in the Bay Area. I’m traveling to Portland this week and would love to include some funk in my trip

  13. Cynthia Campos January 12, 2020 at 10:35 pm #

    They’ve been on my list of bands to check out for a while now! I’m new to PDX and this would be a great welcome gift!

  14. Taylor Pulsipher January 13, 2020 at 8:36 am #

    Oooh this would be so fun!

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