Win Tickets ($36): Federale, The Prids @ Crystal Ballroom | Psychedelic Rock
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Federale, The Prids @ Crystal Ballroom on November 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 20.
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November 25, 2023
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | $15 ADV, $18 Doors | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Federale is a six-piece ensemble based in Portland, OR. Spearheaded by longtime Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna, the band was conceived as an outlet to channel inspiration from ‘60s & ‘70s European soundtracks, particularly those from Italy made famous by the Spaghetti Western & Giallo genres. As well as the narrative driven song stylings of Lee Hazlewood and Nick Cave.
As a mournful whistle carves through fevered melancholia, the first stirrings of No Justice‘s title track evoke the mean streets and rusted prairies of a blighted small folk roiling with palpable desperation. Embracing the enormous scope of orchestral cinematic production while subduing the bombast of electrified riffage, Collin Hegna has honed a taut, gleaming precision from his passion project’s signature sound.
Spare yet sumptuous, distilling the lean, gritty essence of grindhouse anomie and wielding orchestral flourishes of widescreen delicacy, No Justice feels like the defining statement of a band fully-realized – a sultry, restless stormcloud arising from the darkness at the edge of town to draw forth the fated reckoning.
Countless bands and trends have come and gone since the Prids formed back in 1995. At this point they’re third only to Quasi and The Dandy Warhols as Portland’s longest running active band. The Prids’ longevity can be traced to the tenacity of founders Mistina La Fave and David Frederickson, a couple of weirdos from different worlds who pulled the band from the grips of life in podunk Missouri, and turned it into a vital touring machine with a cascade of consistently great records, as well as garnering the respect of artists like Henry Rollins and Built To Spill. The Prids show no signs of slowing as they close in on three decades. They currently boast their strongest and steadiest lineup in years. And they’re about to release their fifth LP in early 2024, with an additional batch of new material already in the works beyond that. It’s further proof the Prids are driven by forces we can’t explain, or they’re vampires. Portland knows the secret. The rest of the world needs to catch up.