Win Tickets ($80): New Year’s Eve 2023/2024 w/ Samantha Fish @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Sgt. Splendor, Blues Rock, Country, Funk, Bluegrass

We are giving away a pair of tickets to New Year’s Eve 2023/2024 w/ Samantha Fish 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:
Samantha Fish
December 31, 2023
Doors 8PM, Show 9PM | $40 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Over the course of her career as an award-winning artist, singer/songwriter/guitarist Samantha Fish has brought extraordinary power to her self-expression, capturing her inner world in combustible riffs, visceral rhythms, and spine-tingling vocal work. On her new album Faster, she joins forces with superproducer Martin Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, Sting) and imbues even more intensity into her electrifying brand of blues/rock-and-roll. With Fish accompanied by legendary drummer Josh Freese (Guns N’ Roses, Nine Inch Nails, The Replacements) and bassist Diego Navaira of The Last Bandoleros, the result is a singular body of work both irresistibly galvanizing and emotionally raw.

The follow-up to 2019’s Kill or Be Kind (Fish’s Rounder Records debut), Faster came to life at the famed Village Studios in Los Angeles, where she and Kierszenbaum uncovered new possibilities in her captivating sound. “Kansas City played a major part in bringing us together: I was born and raised in KC and Martin has some familial ties. Shortly after being introduced last year, we had a conversation about making an album,” she recalls. “His track record was perfect for what I wanted to do with this album, which was to expand into different genres while retaining the roots I’d built in the blues world.” Revealing her affinity for North Mississippi blues heroes like R.L. Burnside and wildly inventive iconoclasts like Prince, the album ultimately embodies an unbridled energy true to its emotional core. “The whole record has a theme of taking charge and taking the reins, in a relationship or in life in general,” says Fish. “I really thought that after 2020 I’d end up with a really dismal, bleak album, but instead, we came up with something that’s fun and sexy and so empowering.”

For Fish, one of the greatest joys of making music is the powerful exchange of energy at her incendiary live shows. “I fell in love with music from going to shows, and I know how cathartic it can be. It heals your heart,” she says. “Anytime I play live, I just want to want to make people forget about everything else in the world and feel that same joy that I feel on stage.” And in the process of creating Faster, Fish experienced a similar exhilaration—a sustained head rush that’s entirely palpable in every track on the album. “There’s such a transformation that can happen in the studio when you really own that freedom to be creative,” she says. “I feel so charged up in those moments, like I can be whoever I want to be. It’s just me and these incredible musicians trying to make a piece of art that speaks for itself and contributes something new to the world. It’s never hard to feel inspired or empowered when that’s the mission.”




  1. YB on November 29, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Too cool! I love her!

  2. Sunny Lewis on November 29, 2023 at 10:37 am

    BluEs 🎶

  3. Dan Korpenfelt on November 30, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    I would like this.

  4. Cory on November 30, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    She is smokin!!

  5. Eileen on November 30, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    I would love this show! She sounds phenomenal on stage.

  6. Maggie on December 1, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    Would love to bring in the New Year and see this great blues guitarist … who has a very individual and playing style … at one of my favorite venues, The Aladdin Theater !!
    Thank you for the opportunity !!

  7. Richard Potts on December 1, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    WHAT???? Samantha Fish at the Aladdin??? New Year’s Eve???? PARTY, YES PLEAAAASE

  8. Suzanne Lapidus on December 1, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    we would love to go to this!!

  9. Jen on December 2, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Great sound! And love the Aladdin!

  10. David on December 2, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Drippin’ with the blues! Quite the rocker!

  11. Paul S. on December 5, 2023 at 11:37 am

    this is my dream NYE show this year! wow this would rule. Samantha Fish is flat out amazing.

  12. Amy on December 5, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I haven’t seen her yet! Sounds like a good way to bring in 2024!

  13. Lisa on December 5, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    This City NEEDS more blues and funk. Fun way to ring in a new year.

  14. Tina on December 5, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    This sounds so fun, I’d love to win tickets!

  15. Jeanette Jones on December 6, 2023 at 10:52 am

    This would be the highlight of the year for me!

  16. Karl Michael Jacobson on December 6, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    This is a new year I would love to plan!

  17. Cath on December 7, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    This would be so amazing!

  18. Kathy Rankin on December 8, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Yes please. This is the Best show all Year! And the Best part is hearing that blues guitar cry. Let’s go!

  19. traci on December 8, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Oh yes! Killer way to start 2024!

  20. Robert Gronotte on December 8, 2023 at 2:31 pm

    I would love to check out the show.

  21. Mike T on December 12, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    Stumbled across her on YouTube and she’s great! We would love to see her live in Portland

  22. Noodleround on December 12, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    Just casting out a line here to hopefully catch some NYE Fish!

  23. John Thomas on December 13, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    Get me outa my house…..please

  24. Robin on December 19, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Rockin’ in the New Year!
    She’s a great guitarist 🎶

  25. Bruce on December 22, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Would love to ring in the new year attending this show!

  26. Beverly DeGroot on December 22, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    oooooohhhhhh so cool to see Samantha Fish in concert.

    What a great way to spend New Year’s Eve!

    Thanks for the chance to see her!

  27. Sherri Paru on December 25, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    We love her!! This would be amazing for NYE

  28. Casey Cottrell on December 25, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    This show would be awesome!!!!

  29. Sherri Paru on December 25, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Yes!!! Would be great for NYE!

  30. Hunter Tadlock on December 27, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Would love to bring all my pals here!

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