Win Tickets ($70): BoDeans, Chris Trapper @ Mission Theater | Alt-rock Godfathers
We are giving away a pair of tickets to BoDeans, Chris Trapper @ Mission Theater on February 4. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed January 30.
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February 4, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 ADV, $35 Doors | All Ages
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1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Twenty three years after their T-Bone Burnett produced debut Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams led them to win a Rolling Stone reader’s poll as “Best New American Band,” The BoDeans are still rocking and harmonizing gracefully, touring the U.S. regularly and exposing the kids of their longtime steadfast fans to real, heartfelt and trend-free music. Best known for their mid-90’s Billboard Top 20 hit anthem “Closer To Free,” which became the theme song for Fox’s “Party Of Five,” the dynamic musical duo-Kurt Neumann (vocals and electric guitar) and Sam Llanas (vocals and acoustic guitar)-is still focused on, as Neumann says, “writing songs that bring good things to the world.” Which makes the title of their highly anticipated 429 Records debut Mr. Sad Clown edgily ironic.
Reflective of Neumann’s feeling that his and Llanas’ songwriting on their compelling ninth studio album is among their most exposed and vulnerable ever, the two are in perfect harmony when singing the words “Mr. Sad Clown” on the bluesy ballad “Today.” It’s a term Neumann remembers from a party back when the two were in high school in the late 70s in Milwaukee. Llanas was being his usual social self while Neumann, typically reclusive, was sitting alone by a speaker listening to Pink Floyd. Neumann recalls, “A drunk girl came up to me and asked, ‘What’s the matter, Mr. Sad Clown?’ The song is about not always being socially acceptable, just as our music was never about gimmicks and fitting into popular styles. I never wrote from this point of view before and I like it.”
The irony continues throughout this eclectic project. Neumann, who lives 20 minutes outside Austin, told Llanas, still based in Milwaukee, that he was eager to write more songs from the perspective of an adult–about the paths we choose, the hard decisions we make, and even raising kids-as opposed to the kind of song you write when you’re 20 and just looking for a good woman to hang out with for the night. “We’ve been down a lot of roads since then and I thought it was time to reflect this stage in our lives. Sam told me that he thought we had written enough songs about love,” says Neumann. “When he came down to work in my studio, two of the songs he brought were the rocker ‘Feel Lil Love’ and the ballad ‘Easy Love.’ It was pretty funny.”
i love american music
i love all kinds of music
do you love american music
Haven’t been to mission theater. My birthday is Feb. 11th. Great gift to myself.
I want to attend because my buddy Karl wants to go. No one knows good music better than him.
No Sammy but I would still love to go!
Would love to see the BoDeans live. I haven’t been to the Mission in a very long time. Great to see they are having live music again.
Big fan of the BoDeans and their opening act, Chris Trapper, a truly underrated and amazing songwriter. Would love to check out this show!
The BoDeans are such a fun band!
Would like to take my hard working wife to this please.
Found these guys a few years ago and am in love! Would love to share them with a friend!
I do enjoy the Bodeans!
I love their show and would love to see them again!
I have been a long time Bodeans fan. Couldn’t think of anyplace I’d rather be that night than listening to them live.
So I can take Karl
I got a great friend who took me to Seether a few yrs. ago. Backstage n everything. I’d love to repay the favor by seeing such an excellent rock concert with him.
Cause me and my buddy would love to see you guys!
Just an American girl that loves American music.
I want to win
If I could hold you tonight, I might never let go
So I can take Karl
Love this band.
Sounds like fun!
Sing me a song
Make me wanna dance
Been too long
I want to win again x²
Can I enter twice?
To win would sure be nice.
You can’t beat this price.
If you want my advice.
I will be quite precise.
Concerts are my one true vice.
So now I’ll roll the dice.
I won’t enter thrice.
The Bodeans were the best back in the day. I’d love to see them at the Mission!
love this band!
Saw the Bodeans several times back in the day in college and absolutely adore them! Would love to catch up with them live and belt out some of my favs from the seats with them. Rock out nostalgia!
I’ve heard some good songs from them and would love to go
Sounds like a lot of fun! My husband would love this!
This would be fantastic. Love this venue.