Win Tickets ($60): Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ special guest Combo Tezeta

We are giving you another chance to WIN a pair of tickets to Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims @ Crystal Ballroom on May 18. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 15.


From our sponsors:
Thomas Lauderdale Meets The Pilgrims
w/ special guest Combo Tezeta

May 18, 2023
Doors 6:30PM, 8PM Show | All Ages
GA $25 ADV, $30 Doors
21+ Reserved Balcony $35 ADV
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Over 25 years in the making! Pink Martini bandleader Thomas Lauderdale’s rumored collaboration with legendary surf rock sensations, Satan’s Pilgrims, was lost in the mists of time. Now, this long-awaited album, recorded concurrently with Pink Martini’s seminal debut “Sympathique,” is finally seeing the light of day. Buoyed by Lauderdale’s sparkling piano fireworks atop the Pilgrims’ iconic surf rock sound, the album features blazing interpretations of beloved standards such as “Night and Day,” “Malagueña” and “Rhapsody in Blue” alongside dazzling classic surf excursions, to create the perfect summer party record you can play all year round!

Satan’s Pilgrims formed in 1992 during a series of house parties hosted by the members of the band, and were playing shows in their hometown of Portland, Oregon by 1993. Twisting their name from the 60’s AIP film “Satan’s Sadists” and donning their now familiar matching outfits complete with vampire capes, they became a band.

The Pilgrims are one of the most influential surf instrumental bands around and while much of their sound has a definite Southern California influence, what sets them apart is the legacy of their Pacific Northwest rock ‘n’ roll ancestors and other influences, creating their own sub-genre of surf instrumental that many fans call “Pilgrim Rock”. This, along with three distinct guitarists and a relentless rhythm section, gives their live set a dazzling variety of dance party sounds to choose from, while maintaining their patented haunted sound. After years of touring, taking the band all over the U.S. and Europe, Satan’s Pilgrims continued to develop the surf instrumental genre.

The last two decades have seen the release of 9 LPs and singles on Hi-Tide, Jackpot, Hidden Volume/Double Crown, Get Hip, and their own label, SP Records. In 2021, they lost founding member guitarist and keyboardist Dave Pilgrim. His last recordings were in process and they treasure having more music to share after his passing. In 2022, their friend and fellow 90s spooky surf veteran Garret Immel (Ghastly Ones, Venturesmania) joined as the 3rd guitarist. The rest of the world is still catching on to what some have known for over 30 years. That is, if you want a surfy, spooky, garage-stompin’ good time, put on Satan’s Pilgrims.




  1. Lisa Kendall on April 18, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Portland’s shining star, Lauderdale. What a fun night and great venue.

    This is the event for me!


  2. Sue Gilbert on April 20, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Their music brings back memories of such good times, and Thomas Lauderdale’s artistic abilities on the piano are unmatched. I would love to attend!

  3. Melinda Gallimore on April 25, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    I definitely want to go to this. Thomas Lauderdale is fantastic, and Satan’s Pilgrims are a fabulous surf band. Ted Miller Pilgrim lives in Memphis in the same neighborhood that I moved here from years ago. I try to catch them every time they play. Pink Martini at the Gardens in Sherwood was a great time. I am excited about the combination of these talents.

  4. marco on April 25, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    I’m holding my breath. If you don’t select me… I’ll turn blue.
    Not a pretty sight.

  5. Bessy on May 4, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I would love to hear this combination of talent in person!

  6. Karen Gillis on May 9, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Would be fun to see their collaboration!

  7. Lance on May 10, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Long time Pilgrim fan

  8. Margaret Branson on May 10, 2023 at 10:22 am

    Love Lauderdale. Wonderful singer and great person. Also have never been to The Crystal Ballroom

  9. Marty on May 13, 2023 at 10:57 am

    Love Thomas! This would be such a great show! 🏄‍♂️🌊

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