Win Tickets ($60): Hoodoo Gurus @ Revolution Hall | Australian Rock Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Hoodoo Gurus @ Revolution Hall on May 19. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 15.


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Hoodoo Gurus
May 19, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | 21+
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Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

The legendary Hoodoo Gurus. By any measure, one of Australia’s greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time.

“What’s My Scene”, “I Want You Back”, “Miss Freelove ‘69”, “Like Wow – Wipeout!”, “1,000 Miles Away”, “Bittersweet”, “My Girl”, “Come Anytime”, “I’m Crackin’ Up” – tracks that represent the unmistakeable sound of the irrepressible Hoodoo Gurus; but those are just a sample from their canon of instantly identifiable songs that have helped provide a soundtrack to Australian and international fans right through the 80’s to today.

The Hoodoo Gurus formed in Sydney on January 1, 1981 to play their first “show” in an inner city lounge room. Founding members Dave Faulkner and Brad Shepherd have been joined along the way by Rick Grossman (’89) and Nik Rieth (’19)

The band’s debut Stoneage Romeos, full of garage punk songs and pop references, was named Australian Debut Album of the Year and was released in America where it stayed at number 1 in the Alternative / College charts for 7 weeks, becoming one of the most played albums for the year on the college network.

Mars Needs Guitars, the band’s second album, topped the charts and went gold within three weeks and platinum shortly afterwards. Blow Your Cool, released in 1986, was a massive pop hit propelled by the band’s highest charting single ‘What’s My Scene”. Album 4, Magnum Cum Louder, reaches Number One on the American College and Alternative charts. Followed by albums Kinky, Crank, Blue Cave, Mach Schau and Purity of Essence the band continued to tour regularly through Europe, North America, Australia and Brazil.

The massive best of compilation album “Gold Watch” was released in 2011.

To celebrate 30 years of Gurudom that year they put together the Dig It Up national tour, featuring a line up of some 24 artists that had been part of the band’s creative life including The Sonics, Redd Krosss, The Fleshtones, Died Pretty and the 5,6,7,8’s among other. The shows sold out in all of the capital cities. In 2012 the Dig It Up II festival included The Blue Oyster Cult, Flamin’ Groovies, The Buzzcocks and the Sunny Boys.

Through the span of their international triumphs with sold out tours, 9 gold and platinum records and accolades including being inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame, the Gurus have remained one of the most popular and successful musical acts Australia has ever produced.




  1. Jason on May 2, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Would love to see this fantastic band!

  2. Tim King on May 2, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know they were still rockin it up. Great band from Oz!

  3. Michael Pendlebury on May 2, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    I had tickets to see The Hoodoo Gurus but i ended up not going due to the pandemic. It’s love to finally get the chance to see them!

  4. Robert Gronotte on May 2, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    I would love to see the show.

  5. Joseph on May 3, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Entrance to this scene would not be bittersweet.

  6. Anne on May 3, 2023 at 11:45 am

    I had tickets during the pandemic, and I bought tickets for this show already, but I’d love to take a couple more friends

  7. Dave G. on May 3, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Not sure what they put in the Aussie water down under, but it seems to make for some kick ass musicians! Great band

  8. Eric on May 5, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Discovered this band by accident and love them. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see them in my city!

  9. John on May 6, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    I’d love finally see these guys.

  10. Bob MacKay on May 9, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Best live band. Ever!

  11. Brian on May 9, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    Been a fan of Hoodoo Gurus for a long time. I’d love to see them live for the first time!

  12. Matt on May 14, 2023 at 6:33 am

    I played the Hoodoo Gurus on my various college radio shows in the late ‘80s-early ‘90s and have always wanted to see them.

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