Win Tickets ($40): Summer Salt @ Aladdin Theater | Trop-Pop Duo, w/ Breakup Shoes, Covey

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Summer Salt @ Aladdin Theater on October 27. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed October 25.


From our sponsors:
Summer Salt
October 27, 2021
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $20 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

*Proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test required for entry. FREE onsite testing available – Details here*

Based in Austin, TX, Summer Salt blends vibrant yet breezy vocal harmony and colorful elements of 1960s pop, Bossa Nova and jazz.

The group was originally formed around the talents of Matthew Terry (vocalist/guitarist) and Eugene Chung (drummer) during their senior year of high school.

In 2012 the band fledged away from their hometown to pursue music in Austin TX, where they began writing their first EP Driving to Hawaii.

Driving to Hawaii (2014), contains the essence of a never-ending vacation and is rich in guitar pop and silky harmonies that is reminiscent of the Beach Boys. The EP features fan favorites such as “Sweet to Me”, “Rockaway”, and of course their title track, “Driving to Hawaii”, which has iconically represented the basis of all Summer Salt lyrics: trying to slow down and enjoy the ride of chasing what appears to be an unattainable pipe dream.

Their next release, Going Native (2015), was inspired by a trip abroad where Terry began diving into artists such as Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Gilberto Gil which lead to a new writing direction using Latin elements.

Succeeding the energetic and live sounds of Going Native, So Polite (2017), was the perfect appetizer for the band’s debut full-length album, the wildly colorful, Happy Camper (2018) which features a more polished production quality from Sub-Pop stalwart Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins). The duo then released Honeyweed (2019) which fused indie pop with components of Brazilian tropicalia and 60’s folk drawing inspiration from seasoned topics of loss and renewal.

Summer Salt’s latest offering is the four track EP entitled Avenue G. With songs dedicated to the heart of Austin Texas to where the duo started, Avenue G is a revival EP featuring tracks written when the band was younger. The duo revisited these songs and brought them back to life with a fresh twist. The infectious single “Little Legs” is Summer Salt’s first pure pop tune. Detailing how strength is more than a physical trait and more importantly emotional and mental, Summer Salt urges fans to embrace themselves and find some sort of peace in true acceptance.

The melodic ensemble has cultivated a loyal following with their endless summer, ocean dream music that can be heard in influences such as the Lovin’ Spoonful, Donovan, Frankie Valli, the lovely Lady Day or other musical genres of 1960s Rocksteady or African Highlife.




  1. Dannette Cara on October 13, 2021 at 11:36 am

    I would love to see this band perform!!

    • Kate E on October 19, 2021 at 3:44 pm

      I love Gilberto Gil, and this band released an album inspired by him which is super cool.
      Would be very grateful for a chance to see them!

  2. Nicole Spitz on October 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    I would love to see this band perform because of all of the hardships myself and my partner have gone through this past 2020. Being able to go somewhere and forget about our troubles and get some time to spend with each other listening to an awesome band would be so wonderful. After losing my career of 6+ years due to COVID’s slow on business, and having to find a restaurant job that kept making me so stressed I would consistently on shift have gastrointestinal issues so I wasn’t able to work for 72hrs after those shifts was even worse. I had to end up going on leave from that job. The year of 2020 came into 2021 and there have still been difficulties, I’ve been in and out of hopsitals and have lost some very significant opportunities, as stated before having the ability to get away from home and go out to enjoy something like this together would be so important for us as a couple and individually

  3. Danny Sachs on October 19, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    I saw Summer Salt at an outdoor venue in the middle of the night in Austin, TX! It was one of the more magical shows I’ve been to and I would love to show my girlfriend!

  4. Uvie Adah on October 19, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    My boyfriend and I got into Summer Salt this past year and have loved their music since! Their good-vibe music has helped us get through quarantine and we’d love to watch them perform live 🥳

  5. Selena Murray on October 21, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    I haven’t seen live music except in my basement it’s locked for 10 years with a narcissistic human being that only played me his own music my ears need to be cleanse I’m being literal I should not share these things this way but I am going stir-crazy

    • Selena Murray on October 24, 2021 at 12:16 am

      I don’t know if I’m replying to the moderation or moderator or if I’m making another comment you’re right I shouldn’t be flippant about my situation because there’s truth all over it and parts of me really want to share what it feels like but this is not The Forum so go ahead and take it down and I can call comments again

  6. Jenny on October 22, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    I really love hearing new music, and would love to share a new band with my friends.

  7. Selena Murray on October 24, 2021 at 12:17 am

    I’m confused Grant you give some feedback in this comments section I would like to win tickets to Something in PDX because I haven’t been anywhere and I’ve been here for 3 years please take me somewhere aside from that the website is throwing me all over the place and I assume he resumed their I can’t even enjoy reading about the artist will you take a look at your functionality please

  8. Natasha Morlock on November 20, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I want to go!

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