Win Tickets ($80): Kurt Vile and The Violators @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Chastity Belt, Psych-popmaster, Indie Rock, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Kurt Vile and The Violators Chastity Belt @ Crystal Ballroom on May 17. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 9.


From our sponsors:
Kurt Vile and The Violators
Chastity Belt
May 17, 2022
6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show | $35-$37.50 ADV, $40 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

The artist has requested that all ticket holders meet one of these conditions:

1) Be at least two weeks past receiving their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Vaccination card or photo of vaccine card on phone must be provided along with photo ID.


2) Show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 48 hours preceding the show, along with photo ID. Test must be medically administered. At-home tests not accepted.

Since his earliest self-produced CD-Rs, Philadelphia psych-popmaster Kurt Vile has referred to himself as “Philly’s Con-stant Hitmaker”—and while he gave himself that name with a sly wink, he was also nodding toward the songwriting prowess that would result in him becoming one of his home city’s most celebrated rock artists. “I’m always thinking about catchy music, even though it’s fried, or sizzled, out,” he says. “It’s my own version of a classic thing—it’s moving forward and backward at the same time.”

On his latest album, (watch my moves), Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions—and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative album propelled by Vile’s laid-back charm and curious spirit. Every lyric has been chiseled down into an aphorism, every bloom of distorted guitar or murmuring synth helping create that “fried” pop. “It’s about songwriting. It’s about lyrics. It’s about being the master of all domains in the music,” he says of his ninth album and first in partnership with a major label, Verve Records.

(watch my moves) comes from a period when Vile, whose touring and recording schedule during the 2010s was seemingly constant, stayed in one place. His mind was always swirling, though, puzzling out pointillistic lyrics, dreaming up spit-shined choruses, and checking in on other dimensions. “My favorite pastime these days is sitting drinking coffee in the morning post-breakfast by the window, reading and listening to Sun Ra, sun shining through the forest trees,”  says Vile. “In that moment, it’s all the traveling I’ll ever need. This record encapsulates all that—letting two years roll by and staying in my zone, traveling all the while in my brain, at the piano or in my guitar.”

Chastity Belt
Chastity Belt’s energy is like a circuit, circling around the silly and the sincere. Tongue-in-cheek shit-shooting and existential rumination feed into each other infinitely. Theirs is a long-term relationship, and that loop sustains them. That’s a creative thesis in and ofitself, but isn’t that also just the mark of a true-blue friendship?

The band talks a lot about intention these days-how to be more present with each other. The four piece-Julia Shapiro (vocals, guitar, drums), Lydia Lund (vocals, guitar), Gretchen Grimm (drums, vocals, guitar) and Annie Truscott (bass)-is nine years deep in this, after all. It seems now, more than ever, that circuit is a movement of intentionality, one that creates a space inside which they can be themselves, among themselves. It’s a space where the euphoria of making music with your best friends is protected from the outside world’s churning expectations. It’s a kind of safe zone for the band to occupy as their best selves: a group of friends who love each other.




  1. Jason on February 23, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Let’s Go!!’nn

    • Petra Alexander on March 3, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      Have yet to see him live!

      • Anton selivonchick on March 26, 2022 at 7:38 am

        I was on the beach, but I was dreaming of going to a Kurt Vile show!

  2. Brian on February 23, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    Kurt is so good live

  3. Glenn on February 23, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    This would be pretty pimp’n!

  4. C. on February 24, 2022 at 8:44 am

    I like having fun

  5. Alicia on February 24, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    I would love to see Kurt Vile live!

  6. Hailey on February 24, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    I’d love to see Kurt Vile live!

    • Victoria M on April 18, 2022 at 11:05 pm

      Goodness! I’ve had to miss out on every opportunity to see Kurt Vile and Chasity Belt for years 😭 I haven’t been to any concerts in Portland since moving last month but this one grabbed my attention already.

  7. Joseph Occi on February 24, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Because it’s been too damn long since I heard that sweet sweet sound!!

  8. Carol Trekas on February 24, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve never saw this four piece band. Count me in please.

  9. Dave G. on February 24, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Another pre-Covid show I missed last time he came through town… would like to catch him this time

  10. Hunter M on February 25, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Can’t wait for this show! Gotta see KV wail on that axe

  11. bobby on February 25, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Id love to see these guys! long time listener!

  12. Sheena on February 25, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Ahhhh id love a chance to see Kurt & chastity belt live!

  13. Michael Bowen on February 25, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Just got dumped, and Kurt’s music always picks me up seeing him live would be even better right now!

  14. CHRIS MILLER on March 1, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Yeah, a great sounding person and this concert would be a great show. Please

  15. Celene on March 1, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Kurt vile is one of my favorite artists! This would be such a fun show. Thank you.

  16. brad miller on March 1, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    I started listening to Kurt Vile last summer. Would love to see him live. He RIPS the guitar.

  17. Sam on March 1, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    What a crazy line up

  18. Jessica on March 1, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Kurt reminds me of warm summer days, sipping a cold beverage. During these cold winter days, I would love the chance to see him live and warm up my soul!

  19. nina on March 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I would love to be at this concert!

    • Johanna on April 29, 2022 at 1:15 am

      Looking for some new awesome music 🎵

  20. Kaeli Plaks on March 2, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Weeee-wooo! Would love to listen to this man’s beautiful guitar playing! So excited…

  21. Nicole on March 4, 2022 at 8:41 am

    My partner and I have never had the chance to see Kurt Vile live and we love his music together.

  22. Leonard on March 4, 2022 at 4:05 pm


  23. aud on March 6, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    i’ll wear my halo

  24. Carmen Iben on March 7, 2022 at 11:53 am

    Kurt Vile is one of my favorite artists and I would love to see him live!

  25. Nia on March 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Chazzy Belt 4 ever

  26. Rianna Piatt on March 8, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Chastity Belt and Kurt Vile sounds like the exact show I need to celebrate my last year in college!!!

  27. Michelle Blake on March 8, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Please pick me! I haven’t been to a concert in years. I had to give away tickets I had to a different show due to childcare.

  28. Sabrina on March 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I’d love to take my husband for his birthday!

  29. Shaili on March 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Kurt Vile is so talented! Would be stoked to see him live.

  30. Dawn crooks on March 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Great line up. I’d love to go!

  31. Evan on March 10, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    big fan. would love tix!

  32. Sam S on March 10, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Kurt is such a good time. Would love to see him and Chastity Belt perform together!

  33. Robert Gronotte on March 11, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Me wanna see!

  34. Tiffany on March 11, 2022 at 2:22 am

    First time I heard Kurt I fell hard. Absolutely love his style and would be blissfully blown away to watch him play. Pretty please with the biggest cherry on top 🙏

  35. Sadie on March 11, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I would absolutely love to go to this event!

  36. Zane on March 12, 2022 at 8:32 am

    I haven’t been to a show in, like, years. This one would be perfect to break the fast. Sign me up!

  37. Adam on March 14, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Because I’m a soft and tender guy!

  38. Bradley Smith on March 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Lets get Vile!

  39. Emily Holland on March 22, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    It’d be absolutely vile if I couldn’t go!!

  40. Steph on March 23, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    “fried pop”… there anything else to say!?!

  41. Jessica on March 24, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Pretty pumpin’ is my theme song. Please pick me!

  42. hunter on March 29, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    this will blow minds

  43. Elizabeth on March 30, 2022 at 9:14 am

    I need to have better excuse to put on pants and leave the house. This will work.

  44. jess on March 30, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Would love to win tickets and take a friend I haven’t seen in a long time!

  45. Ric S on March 31, 2022 at 11:04 am

    I’d love to see this guy.

  46. Greg on March 31, 2022 at 3:53 pm

    I’d love to see them!

  47. Melissa Merriman on March 31, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Mid love to introduce my kiddo to his music live! 😊

  48. William Longnecker on March 31, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Would love to take my lifelong friend to this show!!;

  49. Plague Baby on April 5, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    I’ll be getting off jury duty and haven’t seen KV and his band in years. this is also a great full-night lineup.

  50. Kaylee on April 9, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Kurt Vile has been a favorite ever since his collab with Courtney Barnett! I love to hear his funny lil metaphors and unique perspective. I bet the crowd would be great, too! 😀

  51. Jessica Braasch on April 12, 2022 at 10:49 am

    I’d like to transcend my earthly confines at this show

  52. kick toft on April 12, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Will have to try it to see if I like it. Sounds good.

  53. Myra on April 14, 2022 at 9:35 am

    This Mama and Papa could use a night out!

  54. Megan on April 14, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    My partner is a big fan and I would love to surprise him with tickets (and to finally have a night out together sans kiddo)!

  55. Brenda on April 15, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    I became a Kurt Vile fan while living in Philly & I’d absolutely love to see him live. So, so good!

  56. Lena Bainbridge on April 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    I’d be so grateful to win tickets to them because they’re an influential band on the pdx alt scene, love pretty pimpin, and I know it would be an awesome live show with my boyfriend! Thanks for sharing all these free tickets!

  57. Serena on April 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    I love both these bands so much! I’d love to go.

  58. Andrea on April 21, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    Over here!

  59. Madeline Nico on April 25, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Kurt Vile and The Violators- would be a great show and some hair flow

  60. Zachary Swigart on April 26, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Hell yeah

  61. Ashley L. on April 27, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Fun!!!! Plus Chastity Belt is SO good!

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