Canceled: Dear Boy @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Candy Cigarettes, Indie Rock, Dream Pop

This show has been canceled.


From our sponsors:
Dear Boy
with special guest Candy Cigarettes
October 5, 2021
6 pm Doors, 7PM Show | $14 ADV, $15 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Dear Boy is the torch bearer of lyric forward guitar music and melody focused indie rock. The band has become an important voice in the LA underground music scene, crafting bittersweet songs inspired by late 70’s / early 80’s post-punk and early 90’s britpop, seen through their unique modern lens.

With three EP’s and a bouquet of singles, Dear Boy has earned an immense and loyal following, selling out headline shows from the Troubadour to The Teragram and touring with the likes of The Psychedelic Furs, James, Pete Yorn, Day Wave, Rogue Wave, Sunflower Bean, DMA’s & Peter Murphy. 2019 also saw the band performing at the Corona Capital festival in Mexico City and recording a live set on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

In 2020 Dear Boy completed their debut full length album and in 2021, signed with Last Gang Records. The release will be Dear Boy’s first collaboration with the legendary label. Produced by the band and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Air, Phoenix, M83), the record also features contributions from Day Wave, Hazel English, Rogue Wave, AFI & Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit.

Dear Boy is a band of best friends from Los Angeles, California. Ben Grey (vocals / guitar), Austin Hayman (guitar), Keith Cooper (drums) and Lucy Lawrence (bass / vocals).

Candy Cigarettes
From one of the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful cities, Portland, comes Candy Cigarettes, the music moniker of the one-man band, producer, vocalist, and self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Lane Mueller. Mueller has received a growing reputation in Portland’s competitive DIY scene, opening for established artists like Crumb, Guerilla Toss, and Corridor. His self-titled debut dropped on May 5th, 2016. Unforgettable tracks like “Selling Price” and “Molded Ocean” ordain Mueller’s LP as one of the best debuts of the year. Also, don’t miss the Beach Boys influenced choruses and psychedelic beach pop for “Sweet Love.” Beginning in his mid-teens, Mueller taught himself to play guitar, bass, piano, and drums. His biggest musical influences include Beck, Elliott Smith, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Radiohead.

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 48 hours preceding the show. Proof in all cases must be accompanied by photo ID. Full COVID policy here.




  1. Carol Cooper on September 2, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Ive never heard Candy Cigaretts. Id love to check them out.

  2. Isabel on September 3, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    I would love to attend. We have a theater major that loves these entertainment shows.

  3. Isabel on September 3, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    We have a theater major and would love to see this show.

  4. Kassie King on September 4, 2021 at 9:05 am

    To enjoy a girls night dancing to sounds of the past 70’, 80’s and early 90’s music from candy cigarettes.

  5. Mary Maeve Barrett on September 4, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Would love to attend this show! It should be awesome!

  6. Robert Gronotte on September 4, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Both bands sound great, pick me! 😊

  7. Jory Bradley on September 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I have heard of Candy Cigarettes, but haven’t had an opportunity to see them live yet. Fun!

  8. Vannette Olvera on September 7, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    I’d love to get back a sense of normalcy and be able to check out and support new artists! I’m a big fan of dream pop and indie music💕
    2 of the most memorable shows ive gotten to check out were STRFKR and Beachhouse❤

  9. Robert Gronotte on September 7, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    I used to love Candy Cigarettes when I was a kid! 🙂

  10. Carol Trekas on September 8, 2021 at 4:56 am

    We were married on Labor Day and cant afford to go and celebrate. This would be fun to go to.

  11. Heather Roberts on September 9, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Candy cigarettes? Are those the ones you would pretend to smoke like all the cool adults when we were children.. I loved the flavor, not all the powder!

  12. K. S. on September 10, 2021 at 11:14 am

    I’ve never heard of either of these bands but I checked them out and now I am happy because I found some new music and both groups sound awesome. Would be great to be able to see them live. Also, it would be nice to go to a concert and pretend that the world isn’t on fire and falling apart. 🙂

  13. Lauryn on September 14, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Don’t let me forget how to dance, love to be there.

  14. Kyle Elizabeth Jones on September 16, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    I would love to win tickets to this concert. I’d love to dance again 🙂

  15. YB on September 16, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    This seems up my alley!

    • Debbie Wilson on September 16, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Anything at the crystal ballroom or any mcmenamins is awesome never heard candy cigarette but I’m down with it need a date night my husband he works way to much I miss him thank you debbie Wilson.

  16. Krista on September 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    I absolutely love going to random concerts of bands I’ve never heard of. I’ve seen a lot of random shows that way not knowing what to expect! It’s usually a blast. So..that’s why I’d like to win! Sounds like good random fun.

  17. Carol on September 21, 2021 at 6:43 pm


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