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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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Hood River County Fruit Loop Fall Harvest Celebration 2019 | Oktoberfest, Fresh Picked Apples, Berries, Pies, Pears, Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Farm Animals & More!

September 21

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Hood River
Hood River, OR United States + Google Map
Website:
http://hoodriverfruitloop.com/

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Hood River County Fruit Loop Summer Harvest Celebration
All Ages | Free
More info: hoodriverfruitloop.com

Head to the Hood River Fruit loop in the month of September for fresh pies, apples, berries, flowers, views & more! (more…)

Portland Saturday Food & Drink Specials

September 21
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Portland, OR United States

Portland Saturday Food & Drink Specials including daily specials, happy hours, & late night specials.

Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


 

Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Happy Hour 4-7 PM | Brunch 9a-3p

  • Drinks: $3 Well Drinks | $2 Pabst & Ranier Tall Boys | $2 Session, Mickey’s, Miller LT | $1 Off All Other Beers
  • Food: Grilled Cheese, Chili Dogs, Hummus Plate, Tuna Salad, & more (Happy Hour Menu)

 

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Goodfoot Lounge | (2845 SE Stark St.) | Happy Hour 5-8PM

  • Drinks: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon | $1 Off Infused Cocktails | (Drink Menu)
  • Food: Cheese Burger, Cheese Dog, Kimchi Plate, Koritos & Salsa (Food Menu)

 

 

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Bar Vivant / Pix Pâtisserie | (2225 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 4-6PM

  • Drinks: $5 Tinto & Txakoli | 10% Off All Wine Bottles
  • Food: 1 free tapas with purchase of adult beverage

 

 

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Quarterwold | (4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd)

  • Drinks: $1 Off Draft (Happy Hour Menu)
  • Food: $3 Soft Pretzel / Fries with Cheese / All Salads, $5 Chicken Strips (Full Menu)

 

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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 3-5PM

  • Drinks: $2 off house old fashioneds, Happy hour Drinks Available (Menu)
  • Food: $1 Off Salad & Entrees (Menu)
  • Late Night: Late Night Food & Drink Menu starts at 10pm (Menu)

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Portland Saturday Brunch Info

September 21

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Portland, OR United States

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Portland Saturday Brunch Info | Food & Drink Specials, Hours, Bloody Marys, Mimosas & More! (All Ages & 21+)

Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Brunch 9AM-3PM | All-Ages

  • Food: Large Menu including Traditional Breakfast, Bagels, Build your Own Breakfast Sandwich, Waffles, Fruit, Homemade Granola (Brunch Menu)
  • Drinks: Coffee & Tea | Free Refills on Soda & Juice | Full Bar | Bloody & Mimosa Specials (Drink Menu)

 

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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Brunch 9AM-3PM | All-Ages

  • Food: Eggs Benedict, Crabcakes Benedict, Breakfast & Lunch Sandwiches, Sweets, Traditional Breakfast, Biscuits & Gravy (Full Brunch Menu)
  • Drinks: Full Bar | Mimosas, Spanish Coffee, Brunch Flights, Bloody Mary Specials | Coffee & Tea | “Wake & Bake” (Full Brunch Menu)

 

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North Bar (5008 SE Division St.) | Brunch 11AM-4PM | 21+

  • Drinks: Bloody Mary Bar | Full Bar | Coffee & Tea | Sodas, etc
  • Food: Food Specials

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Discover Portland’s Hidden Mysteries w/ Urban Adventure Quest’s Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure! | Discount / Promo Code

September 21
Cost: $39.20
Save w/ code PDXPIPELINE

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Portland
Portland, OR United States

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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

Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Give the gift of adventure with a city-wide scavenger hunt!

Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. (more…)

Happy Hour Burger Bonanza Featuring $5 Burgers | Saucebox, 23 Hoyt, Clarklewis, Bluehour

September 21

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Portland, OR United States

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Bruce Carey Restaurants Burger Bonanza

More info: Facebook

As a follow up to Burger Week, all Bruce Carey Restaurant spaces are having our OWN little Burger Bonanza! Pop in ANY DAY for Happy Hour and enjoy a NEW and DELICIOUS $5 burger from our Chef to you!

Each Bruce Carey Restaurant space has created a STUNNING burger for $5, available during Happy Hour (open-6:30) every day (more…)

2019 Portland McMenamins Oktoberfest Celebration @ Kalama Harbor Lodge | Live Music, Free, Housemade Kümmel Kaut, Bratwursts

September 21

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Kalama Harbor Lodge
215 N Hendrickson Dr
Kalama, WA 98625 United States
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Kalama Harbor Lodge Oktoberfest
All Ages
More info: Kalama Harbor Lodge Oktoberfest

Whether you’re German or not, you’ll have a wundervoll time at our party, with food specials (bratwurst! and more), live music and beer – so much delicious beer. Prost!

Bubbling away in a tucked-away chamber at the Grand Lodge, you’ll find all kinds of fermented goodness, including our Kümmel Kraut, which we’re making especially for Oktoberfest. It’s traditional, it’s good for you (we can talk about the myriad benefits of fermented foods later), and it is delicious! Eat with brats and a nice ale; repeat. (more…)