Win Tickets ($90): Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine @ Crystal Ballroom | Perhaps the Last Ever Tour, Swingin’ Vegas Rock and Rap

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine @ Crystal Ballroom on September 13. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 5.


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Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine
September 13, 2023
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | $45-$59 | 21+
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

America’s loudest lounge singer Richard Cheese performs swingin’ Vegas versions of rock and rap songs, “swankifying” popular Top40 hits into retro vocal standards. Imagine Sinatra singing Radiohead, and you’ve got Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine. Since 2000, Cheese has released more than 30 albums and sold zillions of CDs, LPs, and downloads; his music is available on all music platforms and at

Richard Cheese’s songs have been featured in the movies “Army Of The Dead,” “Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar,” “The LEGO Batman Movie,” “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice,” and “Dawn Of The Dead,” on HBO’s “The Leftovers,” and on ABC-TV’s “Dancing With The Stars,” and he’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, CNN with Anderson Cooper, ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show, Jack Black’s “Festival Supreme,” England’s “Sonisphere” Festival, MTV’s Say What Karaoke?, KROQ’s Kevin & Bean Show, Howard Stern, The Jonathon Brandmeier Show, Dr. Demento, Opie & Anthony, and as the house band 20 times on NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly. Backed by Bobby Ricotta on piano, Frank Feta on drums, and Billy Bleu on bass, RC&LATM have played hundreds of sellout concerts all over the world, from Las Vegas to London, from Portland to Portugal, from Honolulu to Hollywood.

With his snappy jazz trio, his tiger-striped tuxedo, and his enormous microphone, lounge legend Richard Cheese presents the perfect mix of music, martini, and madcap. Viva Las Queso!




  1. William Longnecker on August 1, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Have loved Dick for so long!! Would love to see him live again!

  2. Joel Saunders on August 2, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Big fan, never seen Dick love and love the honor. Thanks!

    • Trill on August 5, 2023 at 9:56 am

      I would love the opportunity to see him again! Such a fun show

  3. Kevin Effinger on August 3, 2023 at 9:26 am

    You think you lounge against the machine? I downright sleep on the machine!!! You should send me to show off my skills.

  4. Mariah on August 3, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    I have never seen Richard Cheese live! This would be such a great show!!

  5. Maureen on August 3, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    OMG,love Richard Cheese! Saw him at the Crystal Ballroom a few years ago. Such a great venue, would love to see the band there again!!!

  6. CHRIS on August 3, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    This sound fun

  7. Stephanie on August 6, 2023 at 7:49 am

    mr. cheese is the hippest & would be so fun to see in the flesh!!

  8. Matthew Mercer on August 6, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Big fan, love his imagination, and it would be great to see him live!

    • Brett welches on August 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm

      Lick my ” ” Bobby!

  9. Tracy on August 7, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Yes, please on the cheese!!!

  10. Manda on August 8, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    Would love to see this!

  11. Carson on August 8, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Lounge against the machine forever!
    I would love to go to this show!

  12. Krystal Foster on August 8, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    I’m lactose intolerant to all cheeses EXCEPT for Richard Cheese!!! Help me to bring some delicious and swanky cheese back into my life!

  13. Katie Robinson on August 8, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    I love to explore new music. I’ve never heard of these bands before youtubing them now. I LOVE the venue (Crystal). My husband and I are doing mcmenamins passports.

  14. Tom Havey on August 8, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    Love me some Lounge!! Dick style!!!

  15. Brandi on August 8, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Oh wow, no way! I’ve always wanted to see Richard Cheese!

  16. Jesse Miller on August 9, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    I like my Richard’s cheesy.. get me into the show

  17. Jason on August 15, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    I’d happily use the tickets.

  18. big mic on August 17, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    Cheesy Fun!!

  19. Aimie on August 18, 2023 at 1:05 am

    Yes yes please omg the joy of listening to this man’s cover jams 😍

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