Win Tickets ($80): New Year’s Eve 2023 w/ Digable Planets @ Crystal Ballroom in Downtown Portland | Jazz-informed Hip Hop
We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to Digable Planets @ Crystal Ballroom on December 31. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 26.
From our sponsors:
New Year’s Eve with Digable Planets
December 31, 2022
Doors 7:30PM, Show 9PM | $35 ADV, $40 Doors
Reserved Balcony + Early Entry to Lola’s Room $75-$80
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Digable Planets burst onto the music scene in 1993 with their Grammy-winning single, “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”. Made up of Ishmael Butler (Butterfly), Craig (C Know/ Doodlebug) Irving, and Mary Ann (Ladybug Mecca) Vieira, the trio carved out a unique style of jazz-informed Hip Hop. Shortly after, Digable Planets followed up with their debut album, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time And Space), an ambitious offering that Pitchfork praised as “a world within a world, complete with its own language and monuments.”
Melding Jazz samples, and complex rhymes that touched on everything from the nuances of city life (“Where I’m From”) to abortion rights (“La Femme Fetal”), Reachin’ was a rich and vibrant artistic statement as well as a huge commercial success (RIAA certified gold).
Digable Planets immediately followed up with Blowout Comb, a bold and colorful meditation on Black liberation. While the album did not initially reach the immediate commercial successes of Reachin’, the album has aged beautifully, influencing future generations of Hip Hop heads, young Jazz musicians and Afrofuturists. The trio spent the 2000s establishing their own individual creative voices with Butler’s Cherrywine and Shabazz Palaces projects, Mecca’s work with BROOKZILL! and C Know leading Cee Knowledge & The Cosmic Funk Orchestra.
In 2015, the group embarked upon a string of wildly successful live shows and has been very active as a tight touring unit ever since. In 2017, they released Digable Planets Live, a live album that showcases many gems from the group’s catalog as well as the trio’s skill at rocking the crowd with a live band. A pioneering act that continues to cast a considerable influence, Digable Planets have left an indelible mark on music. Nearly 20 years after their debut, their music still shines and the group continues to bring their celebrated stage show to excited crowds around the world.
I need to win some tickets so that I can hopefully get my old copy of Blowout Comb signed!
I wanna have a rockin NYE!
Dig me in
I’d love to go with my husband!
Man, I’m ALL about 90s hip-hop and Digable Planets’ “Blowout Comb” is one of the cassettes I rocked harrrrrrrd when I was younger. Would love to GET UP and GET DOWN!!!!
Yes yes yes!!!! I’d love to see Digable Planets live! I’ve only ever heard them on CD and vinyl and can’t imagine how that bass hits live. Whew, the New Year celebration would be PERFECT if these tickets got sent my way!
I love this trip and can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year!
Absolutely an amazing way to bring on the new year! After a year of several losses and so much pain, Digable Planets would be a beautiful cap to the year ❤
Congratulations and have fun to who ever wins!!!
I would love to be part of this NYE celebration!
It’d be fun to bring in the new year with Digable Planets! Best way to start the new year!
I need a hip hop pick me up and this will be the ultimate way to kick off 2023! Shaking it!
I’ll be back in town just in time to catch this show!
i can’t believe i’ll be in town just in time for this!! love love love love love digable planets
I’d love to be an asteroid gravitating toward these Digable Planets!
This New Years Baby is ready to party! Looks like a great night!
My boo and I would love to ring in the New Year with you all!
Me three! Im ready to dig! I’d get down on a pair, please count me into the giveaway!
I’ll be cool like dat if I win.
This would hands down be my best NYE in a decade!
Would love to spend NYE at the Crystal with Digable Planets! Thanks for the chance.
Digable Planets is one of the most innovative groups to do it! Ring in 2023 with DP’s baby!
I’d love to spend bringing in the new year listening to real hip hop! Aye💃🏽
I need me some Ladybug!!
Would love too. Not been out in years on ny Eve.
OMG HOW FUN WOULD THIS BEEEE!!!!
Oh heck yeah!! I’d love to surprise my partner with some tickets!
This would be the greatest NYE I have had in the last ten years!! To win these tickets would be cool like that. Pick me!
Need some fun!
Would love to win surprise my husband he has been through a lot this year battling prostate cancer and other health problems happy new year yah
New Years it’s been a while, but here I come
Would love this!!
Let’s go it would be a dream to see DP live. i found them at such an important time in my life. It’s so rare to see them live atm would love to see ladybug irl!
OMG what a great concert to go to on New Years Eve what a way to start the New Years off! Happy New Year to you all!
First concert I ever attended, I wanna run it back!!!
Sounds like a great way to bring in the New Year!
Um, YES! BF would DIG this event! This would make both his years!
I first heard this group 5 years ago and i still can’t get over how good they are
I want to win because it’s my friend’s birthday who loves good music but was born to early to really appreciate the rebirth of slick! I want to take her for a funky jazzy birthday dance-stravaganza!
What a great opportunity to celebrate the New Year 🍾 I would love to win this to get out of the house, let loose and have some fun! 💕💃 ♥️ 🕺
Happy New Year!
this would be a blast!
Nice to see what Portland is all about when it comes to urban culture
Sounds way cool
To have a fun NYE!
I’ve been wanting to see this group and have never been to the crystal ballroom! Looks fun
Digable Planets was a staple of my youth and here’s to being a staple of my second youth (40’s)!
Digable new years eve event!
I wanna go!!!!
That’s what’s up! This is the band that would get me back out in Portland. Would love to go!
Loved this group back in the 90’s. Would like to see them in person.