Win Tickets ($80): Everclear, Sponge @ Crystal Ballroom | Iconic ’90s Alt-rock
We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to Everclear, Sponge @ Crystal Ballroom on October 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 10.
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October 16, 2022
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | 21+
$35 ADV, $40 Doors, $45 Reserved Balcony
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Art Alexakis – Vocals, Guitar
Davey French – Guitar
Freddy Herrera – Bass
Brian Nolan – Drums
Considering Everclear has written and recorded some truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits, it would be all too easy these days for the band to be a victim of its past successes, relegated to performing as a glorified jukebox, existing to satisfy the nostalgic cravings of Gen Xers everywhere. But singer-guitarist Art Alexakis isn’t about to start phoning it in now.
Everclear continues to tour extensively, and while it’s a virtual surety that no Everclear gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material-especially the “deep cuts”-not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic.
“By mixing it up and digging into the catalogue, it still makes it fun and relevant for us, and I think for the fans as well,” says Alexakis. “It’s still important to play the hits, but by playing those other songs as well, it makes it all seem more vibrant and real. Even though I recorded some of those songs 20 years ago, I haven’t played them in a long time, so it’s like reinventing the wheel. I’m having more fun now than I have in years. I think all of us are.”
Formed by Alexakis in 1991 in Portland, Oregon, Everclear has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning 11 studio releases, numerous videos, thousands of shows and accolades that include a 1998 Grammy nomination. Like a true survivor, Alexakis has soldiered on through multiple lineup changes over the years: During the “classic” era, the band also included Craig Montoya on Bass and Greg Eklund on drums; the current touring lineup features longtime members Davey French (guitar) and Freddy Herrera (bass), as well as drummer Brian Nolan (also with American Hi-Fi), who has performed with Everclear on multiple past tours.
I love the bands and place.
Because I love everclear and it’s been over 10 years since I’ve been to a concert
I was born in 1990! Lol
Because Sponge was one of my favorite bands! Also Everclear! 😘
I am an iconic 90s girl!
I would love to see Everclear at the legendary Crystal Ballroom. Great intimate venue and great sound. I promise that my friend and I will be right up front rocking out hard. Hope they play their early song “Nervous & Weird” as it is a favorite of mine.
I would love to see Everclear at the legendary Crystal Ballroom. Great band at a great venue. I promise to be up front with my friend rocking out. I hope they play their early song called “Nervous & Weird” as it is a favorite if mine.
I would like to attend this event because this would make a well needed let loose date night with the Hubby.
EverCleaR @ homE 🏠 ❤️🔥 #PDX
Everclear, welcome home!!!
Love Ever learning but have never seen them live! Please pick me!!
Heart Spark Dollarsign!!
Best Portland band ever!
Wow! Pick me.
Would love to go!
I want to relive the 90s with my girlfriend and winning free tickets gives me extra cash to spend at Lolas Room for food and drinks and maybe a concert shirt for the girlfriend.
Music from my past, would love to see them in person!
I want to feel like a winner so please pick me to win these tickets and by the way I love Everclear
The last time I had tickets to Everclear I was called out to help fight wildfires that were burning in the NW so winning these tickets would make up for missing that concert. I also love the Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room for pre-concert food and fun
Would love to see Everclear!
This sounds like an amazing show! 🤞
I have seen everclear twice! 2nd time at crystal ballroom would love to go again!
My dude would love to check this one out!
This is the concert of my teenage dreams!
Would be a dream to win and celebrate turning 40!
Please make my dreams come true!
It would be so cool. I have not seen them yet.
This band was playing the background at my first middle school dance. Awe, the memories!
I still love ‘90s music like it’s still current. I listen to mostly ‘90s. Everclear was a big part of that! I would love to be transported back in time for an evening!
I would love to see Everclear again it’s been a few decades!
Would love to see Everclear with my partner and relive the 90s together!
This would be such a great concert ~ Great date night 😉
It would be “Wonderful” to see them and hear them play their classics, especially “Wonderful” with the way everything is now!!!!🎶