Win Tickets ($70): JJ Grey & Mofro + TK & The Holy Know-Nothings @ Crystal Ballroom | Southern Soul-rock, Psychedelic Doom Boogie

We are giving away a pair of tickets to JJ Grey & Mofro + TK & The Holy Know-Nothings @ Crystal Ballroom on November 11. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 8.


From our sponsors:
True West Presents:
JJ Grey & Mofro
TK & The Holy Know-Nothings

November 11, 2021
Doors 6:30PM, Show 8PM | $35 | 21+
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

JJ Grey & Mofro
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless. Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. “I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of Ol’ Glory, and here he hits his mark. On the new album, Grey and his current Mofro lineup offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room.

TK & The Holy Know-Nothings was borne out of frontman ’s desire to create a loose, groove-heavy bar band, but never at the expense of good, honest songwriting. To do so, he pulled together his dream lineup, consisting of drummer Tyler Thompson and multi-instrumentalists (lead guitar, harmonica), (bass, guitar, pedal steel, flugelhorn) and Sydney Nash (keys, bass, slide guitar, cornet). It’s a band of deeply contrasting styles buoyed by a sincere and palpable mutual trust–one that allows them to find and lose the groove with the same ease. They build graceful, spaced-out landscapes around Kingman’s storytelling–his voice ragged and broken one moment and raging the next–only to deconstruct them through a fit of manic and often dissonant rabbit holes. They’ve created irreverent rock and roll where nothing is sacred because everything is sacred. There’s is a sound lovingly dubbed “psychedelic doom boogie” with a groove that’s tempered and deepened by Kingman’s stubborn devotion to the unglorified truth of things.

Note: All attendees must be fully vaccinated for COVID (proof is required via vaccination card or photo of vaccine card on phone), or show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours preceding the show. Proof in all cases must be accompanied by photo ID. Full COVID policy here.




  1. Karl Michael Jacobson on October 21, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Yes, please – i would love to go – thank you!

  2. YB on October 21, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Looks fun!

  3. Cory on October 21, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Great music 4 the soul

  4. Dave G. on October 21, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I’ve never seen JJ Grey and Mofro, and would love to go. But I have seen TK & the Holy Know-Nothings and they kick butt!

  5. Jordan on October 26, 2021 at 11:04 am

    I haven’t seen JJ Grey and Mofro in so long! I am from Florida and get super nostalgic when listening to them, thinking about the beautiful springs and Spanish moss hanging from the trees. Never saw TK and the Holy Know – Nothings so would love to see them 🙂

  6. Allison Wieland on October 26, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    It would be great to see them live!!

  7. Cindy B on October 26, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Winning tickets might convince me to give the Crystal Ballroom another try.
    Plus I love both of these bands.

  8. Jacob Williams on October 28, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I’ve never been to the Crystal, but dang JJ & Mofro would be a killer show to start it off with! I’ll take my partner if I win.

  9. Justin Isla on October 28, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Love the Crystal, such a great venue!

    • Jonas Trekas on November 4, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      With a name the Holy Know Nothings I want to go see them please.

  10. Kristine Komendantov on October 29, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    You had me at psychedelic doom boogie.

  11. mia on November 1, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Please please please pick me!

  12. Saniti on November 1, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Big fan, choose me please!

  13. Dawn C on November 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    What a fun lineup. I would love to go. Thanks!

  14. Julie on November 1, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    What a way to end 2021, I will be thrilled to win!!
    Thank you for the chance

  15. James Tiefenthaler on November 2, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Looks fun!

  16. Saffron on November 3, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    This Mofro would be ecstatic to go get funky with these Southern gents

  17. SCOTT F on November 3, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    I was going to see them in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, but Covid shut down the Fest and those tickets went unused, so it would be sweet to win this and actually see them, since I have not since they played the Waterfront Blues Festival some years back.

  18. Cory Wilson on November 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    This would be a blast. I have the perfect person to take to this.

  19. Carol Trekas on November 4, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    I’d like to hear some southern soul. I’m use to Motown soul cause I’m from Detroit.

  20. Drew on November 4, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    I’d love to go to this show! Thank you for the consideration!

  21. Jesse Johnson on November 4, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    I just can’t get enough of that HEAT!

  22. Liza Malkin on November 5, 2021 at 2:05 am

    I would love to go. I’m originally from the southeast and haven’t seen Mofro in a very long time. This would also be my first indoor show since covid. Would love to get out. Thank you.

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