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Failure, Swervedriver @ Crystal Ballroom | ’90s Atmospheric Alternative Rock Groups

April 17 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Phone:
(503) 225-0047

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Failure, Swervedriver
Doors 6:60 p.m. | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com

Unbound to any generation, scene or movement, Failure build upon an enduring catalog of inventive, inimitable and intriguing albums, as relevant today as they will be tomorrow.

Since forming in 1990, the influential Los Angeles trio – Ken Andrews [vocals, guitar, bass, programming], Greg Edwards [vocals, guitar, bass, keys] and Kellii Scott [drums, percussion] – have inhabited a universe of their own, orbited by seminal albums such as Comfort [1992], Magnified [1994] and Fantastic Planet [1996]. The latter received a rare 5-out-of-5 rating from Alternative Press as the group earned the public adoration of everyone from regular tour mates and friends Tool to Depeche Mode who openly praised the band for their cover of “Enjoy The Silence”. Following a 17-year hiatus, 2015’s The Heart Is A Monster re-established the band as a sought-after headliner in addition to attracting the praise of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Entertainment Weekly, to name a few. 2018 saw Failure continue forging ahead, releasing their fifth full-length album: In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind.

“When you’re playing our songs back-to-back from record to record, I feel like the lines really blur,” explains Ken. “To me, it shows the real sound of Failure was never the era we were in – whether it was the nineties or now. The real sound of Failure is the combination of people. We have a lot more experience today. My career started when Failure signed to Slash Records in 1990, and I haven’t had any other job but making music since then. We’ve all kept going as musicians. As a result, we have a wider breadth of things we can do and are capable of. We’re willing to leverage everything.”

“Basically, we still like to give ourselves chills,” adds Greg. “I think we’ve managed to retain an innocence and openness when the three of us are working. We’re not cynical. We don’t rely on formulas, and we’re just as excited as always when something cool comes back through the speakers. That moment is always like being a kid again.”

Swervedriver

“Space travel rock’n’roll” – that’s how the band initially self-identified their sound. This was back in the 1990s, before the aspirational dreams of the computer age collided with reality. Across the four-album arc of their first era – Raise (1991); Mezcal Head (1993); Ejector Seat Reservation (1995); 99th Dream (1997) – Swervedriver made music that was all about the journey: songs called For Seeking Heat, Planes Over The Skyline, Juggernaut Rides, 93 Million Miles From The Sun And Counting. Swervedriver simulated the thrill of propulsion, the euphoric arrival, the anticipation of going back again (or not)… of moving on.

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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Hours of Operation – Play anytime, Sunrise to Sunset
$39.20 for a team of 2-5 people w/ code PDXPIPELINE at urbanadventurequest.com

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Half Price Craft Beer Tuesdays @ EastBurn | Every Tuesday, 16 Rotating Taps

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EastBurn Public House
1800 E Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
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(503) 236-2876
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http://theeastburn.com/

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June 18

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Portland, OR United States

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Dining out for Reproductive Rights @ Bare Bones Cafe & Bar | Portion of Sales Donated to Support Reproductive Justice

June 18

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Bare Bones Cafe & Bar
2900 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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On Tuesday, June 18th 2019, participating restaurants and bars will donate a percentage of all sales to The Northwest Abortion Access Fund and the Yellowhammer Fund. Both organizations aim to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access.

By dining at any establishment here, you can both directly support reproductive healthcare justice and a local restaurant in your community.

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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost: 1 Hour Starts at $90 for 2 people
Save 20% with code ESCAPISM20
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Escapism Ritual Room
10505 SW Barbur #5
Portland, OR 97219 United States
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Escapism Portland: Ritual Room
Bookings last one hour
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2:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Bare Bones Cafe & Bar
2900 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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