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.



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From our sponsors:
Alexandra Savior
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

Mission Theater
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.”

COVID Policy:

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.

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23 Comments

  1. Carol Trekas on November 16, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I was born I’m the early 50s so want to check this jazz singer out.

  2. Carol Trekas on November 23, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    I need to hear some sassy music.

  3. Natasha Morlock on November 23, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    This will be kool as duck pdx tix .pick me!

  4. Jonas Trekas on November 24, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Let’s check this out.

  5. YB on November 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    FUN!

  6. Carol Trekas on December 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    I’m still looking for fun events to ring in the new year 2022. I think this would be fun. Pick me.

  7. Carol Trekas on December 7, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    It is Australia Day on January 26th so pick me so I can celebrate. Thank you.

  8. Carol Trekas on December 9, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Want to check this out please.

  9. Evelyn Christine McLean on December 14, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    I’d like to see her

  10. Lisa Kendall on December 15, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, what a story. I’d love to go.

  11. stacey on December 15, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Sassy Italian. Western music. A trifecta of sound.

  12. Carol Trekas on December 16, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Who doesnt like sassy western music. Count me in please.

  13. Jp on December 21, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Ok neat

  14. Emily Holland on December 21, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    i wanna be a cowboy baby!!

  15. pips-queek on December 28, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    See You, Space Cowboy

  16. Jessica Kyzer on December 28, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    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.

  17. Brandon K on December 28, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Haunting voice with wonderful synth accompaniment. Love it!

  18. Carol Trekas on December 28, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    I just love western music.

  19. Carol Trekas on January 4, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    I love the story how she blocked her mom’s cancer.

  20. KickToft on January 4, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Looking forward to this one.

  21. Justin Isla on January 13, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    This sounds like such a fun event!

  22. Jonas Trekas on January 13, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Want to take my wife to this for our date night that we need badly. Thanks.

  23. Cell Fish on January 13, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Carol & Jonas – you do realize that 10 of the 22 entries came from you! Try giving others a chance instead of stacking the deck…

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