Win Tickets ($34): Circles Around The Sun, w/ Frank LoCrasto @ Aladdin Theater | Rock, Indie, Roots

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Circles Around The Sun, w/ Frank LoCrasto on September 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 2.


From our sponsors:
Circles Around The Sun
September 10, 2021
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $17 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

*Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. FREE onsite testing available – Details here*

Los Angeles-based instrumental supergroup Circles Around the Sun returns with the release of their self-titled, third full-length studio album, Circles Around the Sun. The seven-track collection marks a stylistic shift from their previous LPs. It’s an evolution that sees the band embracing a sleeker, shinier, even DANCIER version of themselves – a cosmic disco of the body and the soul, still anchored in the groove, but ascending to the stars. The thing is, their sound isn’t the only thing that’s evolved. Since their last LP, Circles has undergone a transformation internally. It’s a tale of life, death and rebirth, of love and loss, of shedded skin and new beginnings. But let’s start with the new album, shall we?

Recorded by legendary engineer Jim Scott (Wilco, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty) at his studio in Valencia, CA, this new collection began with…a drum machine. The Sequential Circuits Drumtraks™ from 1983, to be specific. The Circles band members—guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams), bassist Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson), keyboardist Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes) and drummer Mark Levy—were searching for a sound, something more upbeat than previous releases. Cue the Drumtraks™. “The built-in beats on it are actually pretty janky,” says Horne. “But we knew we wanted to make more of a dancey, groove-driven album that would translate live, to give our shows a more high-energy feel.” Drawing inspiration from P-Funk, Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters, and Beastie Boys’ slinky instrumentals, the band used the Drumtraks™ driving rhythms as the foundation for each song.




  1. Carol Cooper on August 24, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Love the Aladdin Theatre.

  2. Dave G. on August 24, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Glad to see their still playing despite the loss of their guitar player! I saw them right before Covid hit.

  3. Nick on August 25, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Love the dead themed songs they have in their first album. Would love to see them live!

  4. Cormac M Burke on August 25, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    would love to see Circles around the sun, great band!

  5. Naomi Tsai on August 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    This sounds awesome!

  6. Cory on August 27, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Relieved they are back

  7. Carol Cooper on August 31, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Began with a drum machine. Interesting.

  8. Marychris Mass on August 31, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Was supposed to see them the week we lost Neal Casal who was playing with them at the time…broke my heart and would love to see them now to celebrate his life.

  9. YB on September 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    YESSSSS. I’m vaxxed let’s go!

  10. Greg on September 2, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Love this band and would love to take a friend to this show! Thanks!

  11. Jessica on September 2, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    So excited to see live music again. It’s been way too long!!

  12. brad miller on September 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    HEYYYYYY! I’d literally do circles around the sun to go to this show! Much love PDX

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