Win Tickets ($60): Red Fang, Big Business, & Tacos! @ Crystal Ballroom | Rock, Heavy Metal Punk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Red Fang, Big Business, & Tacos! @ Crystal Ballroom on July 29. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 25.


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Red Fang
Big Business

July 29, 2022
6:30PM Doors, 8PM show | All Ages
$26 ADV, $30 Doors, $32 ADV 21+ balcony, $37 Doors 21+ balcony
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

Portland rockers Red Fang have announced their long-awaited North America Summer 2022 tour dates, in support of their acclaimed 2021 full-length Arrows. This latest release was produced by longtime collaborator Chris Funk and has been acclaimed as “a satisfying piece of scuzzed-out riffage” according to Stereogum and “another heaping pile of fuzzy stoner rock from one of the most reliable institutions in their genre” from Revolver.

“I like the idea of the record starting in a way that doesn’t make any sense at all for a Red Fang record.”

That’s vocalist/bassist Aaron Beam talking about “Take It Back,” the opening track-or “sintro,” part song, part intro-of Red Fang’s fifth album, Arrows.

“It reminds me of a time before people listened to music digitally-and they listened to full albums,” drummer John Sherman adds. “There were often cool, spooky intros-like fuckin’ Dio albums and shit. There are some weird sounds at the beginning to get you in the mood before it blasts off.”

And blast off it does. After the woozy opening salvo of “Take It Back,” Arrows launches into a super-rock trifecta of what Red Fang does best-from Melvins-esque power dirge “Unreal Estate” into the anthemic title track into up-tempo banger “My Disaster.”

Yeah, it’s been nearly five years since 2016’s Only Ghosts, but your favorite
beer-crushing, zombie-killing, air-guitar-contest-judging metal heroes are back in action, doing what they do best-AND MORE. “This record feels more like Murder The Mountains to me than any record we’ve done before or since,” Beam ventures. “It doesn’t sound like that record, but Murder The Mountains was us doing whatever the fuck we wanted, and that’s what this is, too.”

We’re definitely exploring new territory,” says guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles. “And I’m very happy about that. I wouldn’t wanna be in this band if we kept doing the same thing over and over again.”

Arrows was recorded at Halfling Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, OR, with longtime collaborator Chris Funk, who produced Murder The Mountains and 2013’s Whales and Leeches. “Chris is a major influencer as far as the weird ambient stuff in between the songs and the creepy incidental noises within the songs,” Giles points out. “I think he definitely creates an added layer of atmosphere that we wouldn’t have otherwise.”

In an effort to compound said atmosphere, Sherman recorded some of his drum parts at the bottom of a pool. Luckily, it was empty. “It’s actually a kick-ass skate pool,” the drummer explains. “It was designed by Lance Mountain, if I’ve got my facts straight. As soon as we decided to record there, I knew I would end up in the pool at some point.”

“The pool was a big part of the record,” Giles confirms. “The drums sound so huge-it’s crazy. But I was terrified of the pool because there was no railing. Every time I walked by, I was afraid




  1. Aims on June 7, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Would absolutely love to go and see Red Fang live!

  2. Bruce on June 7, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    Big Business is the best. Red Fang as well. I’ve never heard Tacos! before but that’s like naming your band Free Beer.

  3. Tamara Colpitts on June 8, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    OMG!!!!!!! RED FANG!!!!!! I’d love to surprise my husband with tickets. We’re HUGE fang fans…. This would be epiccccc!!!!!!!!

  4. Tim on June 9, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Red fang!!! Need to go!!

  5. Sam on June 9, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    This show is going to rip. Would love to go.

  6. Brittany on June 14, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    My husband is a huge red fang fan and I’d love to experience this show with him!

  7. Amber on June 14, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    It’s been far too long since I’ve seen Big Business and Red Fang! Would love to attend.

  8. Matthew Light on June 14, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    Would love to see them

  9. Bo Erickson on June 14, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve never seen so many flannel shirts in one place since the last time I saw Red Fang play in Portland. Send me again!

  10. Heidi on June 14, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    I’d love to go to this show!

  11. Carol Trekas on June 15, 2022 at 1:21 am

    I’d love to see this please.

  12. Polly Zechmann on June 15, 2022 at 3:43 pm


  13. Cara on June 16, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    What a line up!

  14. Dawn on June 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    What a great line-up of rock and roll family.
    It’s be a fun night.

  15. Zack K. on June 21, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Great lineup! Would love to go!

  16. Rose on June 21, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Red Fang rips. Would love to go!!

  17. Bowe on June 21, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Pick me because wizards and beer and stuff

  18. Arturo Calilung on June 21, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve listened to Red Fang’s “Prehistoric Dog” it’s my all-time favorite jam.

  19. Fig on June 28, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Amazing line up, bound to be a sick show! Would absolutely love to attend

  20. Heidi on June 28, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    I’d love to see them live with my daughter.

  21. Rose on June 28, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Hell yeah, Red Fang rules!

  22. Heather on July 1, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Softly banging my head in anticipation of the win!!

  23. Keith on July 4, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Was an attendee and coach of one of red fangs first annual air guitarist competitors. Would be great to see them in their latest phase of exploration!

  24. Dawn on July 4, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    I would love to see the guys play.

  25. Amber Tuller on July 5, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    My best friend turned me on to Red Fang recently (I’m an Americana gal) and I love them!! He bought me the coolest shirt and some of their malt liquor for Christmas. I would love to treat him to this show! 🤘

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