Win Tickets ($20): Alexandra Savior @ Mission Theater | “Sassy Impolite Spaghetti Western Music”
We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to Alexandra Savior @ Mission Theater on May 14. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 9.
From our sponsors:
May 13 & 14, 2022
7PM doors, 8PM show | $10 ADV, $12 Doors | All Ages
Tickets for May 13: mcmenamins.com
Tickets for May 14: mcmenamins.com
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
With a voice that channels the ghosts of smoky fifties jazz haunts, lucid and literary lyricism worthy of J.D. Salinger, and wondrous youth-in-revolt abandon, Alexandra Savior will tell you she makes, “Sassy impolite spaghetti western music.”
That’s certainly an apropos hint of what’s to come from her in 2016. The twists and turns that led to her proper introduction prove just as intriguing as the music itself does.
The journey starts outside of Portland, OR in Vancouver, WA. Alexandra’s mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer during pregnancy, but mom and daughter miraculously survived. “Apparently, my baby body blocked the cancer,” she says. “That’s why my father named me Savior.”
Escaping from high school bullying, she collected vinyl by The Velvet Underground & Nico, Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, and more, quietly honing her voice along the way. Upon graduating, she found herself across the pond writing music in England. Some of those early demos made their way into the hands of Columbia Records who offered the budding songstress a deal. Inspired by his work on the Submarine Soundtrack, she wanted to play her tunes for Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys. Ten minutes into their first meeting, the duo began writing and fashioning an inimitable sound.
That sound lightly reared its head into pop culture throughout 2015 as her song “Risk” figured prominently in HBO’s True Detective, while the likes of NME extolled her debut performances in New York and Los Angeles, clamoring to hear and know more. Alexandra decided to let the music do the talking, envisioning characters who mirrored the wonderfully vapid Los Angeles landscape around her as she recorded in the “haunted” VOX Studios.
“I stay a bit stoic with my personal emotions,” she admits. “I portrayed things I was going through, but I didn’t say them out loud. When I first moved to L.A., I was observing a world I’d only heard about — but it was true. I felt like I had to figure out who I was in a year, and I wrote about that struggle. I created a fantasy.”
“Shades” introduces her with a shaky tambourine, rustling guitar hum, buzzing synths, and her croon, “I kinda wish that it was New Year’s Day on a vacant street. I cast a long ass shadow when you’re looking for your shade.”
All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID (proof is required via vaccination card or photo of vaccine card on phone), or show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours preceding the show. Proof in all cases must be accompanied by photo ID. Full COVID policy here.
I was born I’m the early 50s so want to check this jazz singer out.
I need to hear some sassy music.
This will be kool as duck pdx tix .pick me!
Let’s check this out.
I’m still looking for fun events to ring in the new year 2022. I think this would be fun. Pick me.
It is Australia Day on January 26th so pick me so I can celebrate. Thank you.
Want to check this out please.
I’d like to see her
Wow, what a story. I’d love to go.
Sassy Italian. Western music. A trifecta of sound.
Who doesnt like sassy western music. Count me in please.
i wanna be a cowboy baby!!
See You, Space Cowboy
OMG! I love her! Her voice just hits you right in the soul! It would be a honor to see her live! I bet it sounds wayyyy better in person.
Haunting voice with wonderful synth accompaniment. Love it!
I just love western music.
I love the story how she blocked her mom’s cancer.
Looking forward to this one.
This sounds like such a fun event!
Want to take my wife to this for our date night that we need badly. Thanks.
Carol & Jonas – you do realize that 10 of the 22 entries came from you! Try giving others a chance instead of stacking the deck…
Such and interesting event in a fun space.
I love Lola’s Room, and this sounds like so much fun!
I’d love this!
Wow. You had me at “With a voice that channels the ghosts of smoky fifties jazz haunts, lucid and literary lyricism worthy of J.D. Salinger, and wondrous youth-in-revolt abandon, Alexandra Savior will tell you she makes, “Sassy impolite spaghetti western music.”
I don’t know which is better, her music or your writing. *_*
so maybe i don’t get picked as an Aquarius and whateves, but there’s no way the tix go to a Cancer….
Would love to see her! Alexandra Savior is a badass.
Sounds good, I wanna go!
Count me in!
I love the word Sassy.
I love spaghetti, spaghetti westerns, and sass; it’s a lifestyle! She’d be my savior!!
I’d love to see her live. I’ve been listening to her for a few years now, so this would be a treat.
i want to go!
Yes Please!! Give me some sassy jazz!
yes yes love her!
Hi, I’m actually flying into Portland noon that exact Saturday! It would be so cool to attend
Seeing her would be awesome
ima jazzy sassy listener!
Long time fan! I’d love to see her. One of the nights is sold out, so this would be a real treat.