Win Tickets ($70): Murder by Death & Amigo the Devil: Tour from the Crypt @ Revolution Hall | Indie Rock, w/ Katacombs
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Night ONE of Murder by Death & Amigo the Devil: Tour from the Crypt @ Revolution Hall on September 8. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 6.
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Murder by Death & Amigo the Devil: Tour from the Crypt
September 8-9, 2022
Thursday Doors 6PM, Show 7PM
Friday Doors 6:30PM, Sigw 7:30PM
$35 | 21+ (Minors OK in Balcony)
More info: etix.com
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR
As trailblazers of the early 2000s indie-Americana style, the Louisville, KY-based quintet finds a way of taking tried & true rock-and-roll and knocking it slightly off axis, into tottering revolutions of something eerie, emotional, immediate, lush, and uniquely theirs.
On the surface, Murder By Death is a Louisville, KY sextet with a wry, ominous name. But behind the geography and moniker is a band of meticulous and literary songwriters matched by a specific brand of brooding, anthem-riding balladry and orchestral indie rock.
Murder By Death’s path began in the early 2000s as most Midwestern college-town groups do, by playing to small crowds at ratty venues and frenzied house parties. While many of their formative-year scene-mates failed to make it much further than campustown’s borders, Murder By Death translated their anonymous beginnings into a 20+ year career founded on a bedrock of eight full-length albums, tireless D.I.Y. touring and performing ethics, and, most importantly, a dedicated, cult-like fanbase.
Amigo the Devil
Danny Kiranos, the Austin-based songwriter behind the Amigo the Devil project, has somehow managed to meld the worlds (and fanbases) of traditional folk, country music, rock, and metal into one. The sonic experience is morbid, yet poetic and oddly romantic. His unique artistic perspective and ability to connect with audiences has allowed him to amass a dedicated, cult-like fan-base. Loaded with sing-alongs – and an unsuspecting dose of humor to make otherwise grim topics accessible for fans of every genre – the songs still remain deeply rooted in the tradition of story-telling…something that seems to be a lot less common nowadays. Attending an Amigo the Devil show is an experience: you become one with a wildly prophetic man, armed only with his entrancing voice and a banjo, and bear witness to an astounding performance that will stick with you for a long time.
A key figure in the U.S. ‘murder folk’ scene, Kiranos was initially influenced by the likes of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Godspeed! You Black Emperor. Following a number of well-received single and EP releases, the debut album by Amigo the Devil ‘Everything Is Fine’ was produced by Ross Robinson, renowned for his work with major league hard rock/metal acts such as Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In, and Glassjaw. The album also features drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage) sitting in on the entire recording session.
“The Fellowship” – as Amigo’s die-hard fans refer to themselves – continues to grow with each new show played and album released. His continued connection with audiences and unique, empathic lyrics are sure to carry Amigo the Devil into the hearts of many more. There is hope in the volatile, peace in the macabre, and light not just inside the tunnel but all around, and Amigo the Devil is here to tell us how.
Ever since I first heard a song by Mirder by Death, years ago, their music has caught my attention and stuck with me. Both The Other Shore and Spell/Bound were released during emotionally intense times of my life, and songs from both albums now carry that additional context for me – I was listening to Everything Must Rest when I got the news that someone I know had died unexpectedly, and it’s really struck a chord with me. I’ve seen MBD live twice now, and it’s always been a great experience; I’m definitely looking forward to seeing them again.
HOLY DAMN, this would be such a good show! I’ve never had the chance to see them! I love all the changes they’ve gone through over the past 20 years! Wow, that felt old to say.
I’d love to go to the show!
Yes please! Would love to check out MBD at this venue.
Holy heck! I’ve never heard of this but it sounds rad af! Pick me!
Is like to check out this tour.
For the love of the devil 👹👹👹 pick me
I am one of their dedicated “cult-based fans” and would love to go to this!
Would love to see this. I hear they put on a great show, but I have never had a chance to see them.
I’d love to win tickets! I’m a cellist and my husband is a classical guitarist. We live in salem. Definitely can’t afford to pay for tickets, so I’d be pumped to win tickets! I have a high school cello student who lives in idaho and he’s obsessed with this band. He would be so excited to hear I heard them live.
Amigo please 🎸👹🪕