Win Tickets ($50): Shook Twins @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Handmade Moments

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Shook Twins @ Aladdin Theater on December 9. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 5.


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Shook Twins
December 9, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

It just happened.

Perhaps, it could be attributed to cosmic design, good old-fashioned magic, or the unspoken, yet understood bond all twins share. One day back in 2007, identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals] found themselves writing, recording, and performing as Shook Twins. To their recollection, the pair never hatched a plan or even properly discussed it.

Hundreds of shows, four albums and 2 EPs later, the duo continue to tread this path.

Since their 2008 debut You Can Have The Rest, Shook Twins have conjured up dreamy folk with ghostly traces of Americana tradition uplifted by transcendently hummable melodies and lilting cinematic instrumentation. Along the way, legendary New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, USA Today, Langhorne Slim, Mason Jennings, and more fell under their spell and publicly professed adoration.

Simultaneously, they’ve graced legendary stages such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco in addition to sharing bills with The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Sarah Jarosz, The Wood Brothers, and many others. Not to mention, they’ve carved a home for themselves after playing Northwest String Summit and Oregon County Fair over ten times each as well as appearing at High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Electric Forest, Summer Camp Music Festival, and beyond. During 2012, the band welcomed multi-instrumentalist and “everything dude” Niko Slice on guitar, mandolin, and bass. Rounding out the sound (and the family) further, keyboardist and bassist Aber Miller joined the fold in 2018. Additionally, they welcome a rotating quiver of dynamic drummers, namely Alex Radakovich, Darren Garvey, and Simon Lucas.

“We essentially morph into different settings,” observes Katelyn. “We can be a mellow duo, folk-rock club band, or weird late-night band. We love this sense of musical diversity.”

Honing their vision like never before yet again, the group reached a critical and creative high watermark with 2019’s Some Good Lives. The standout “Stay Wild” generated nearly 4 million total streams. In addition to praise from Glide Magazine, Relix, and more, Paste praised, “Shook Twins have real sonic versatility,” while Atwood Magazine hailed it as “a record of musical and emotional maturity that goes beyond in nearly every aspect of the word.” Popmatters put it best, “‘Some Good Lives’ is as affirming as it is magical.”

“For us, music is a way to give back,” states Laurie. “It’s wonderful when our songs help someone through something. At each show, we have an offering to give. It’s our way to hopefully bring joy to people.”

“When we play, it’s a night for everyone to escape,” Katelyn concurs. “We all need that as humans—maybe now more than ever.”

Whether or not they plan to, Shook Twins foster a lasting bond with listeners worldwide as familiar and familial as their own.

“When you listen to us, we want you to remember how to feel more comfortable in your own skin,” they agree. “That goes beyond the show. We hope you walk away feeling more like yourself, because we’re fully ourselves on stage. We’re not shy. We have a sense of humor. We don’t ever take ourselves too seriously. We have fun up there. That’s our message through the music.”
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  1. jeanne zuelke on November 8, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Haven’t seen them in years. Would love to hear what is new with their music.

  2. Peter on November 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Would love to win!

  3. Val on November 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Looking forward to their artful harmonies that only a lifetime of singing together can create!

  4. Brad on November 8, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    I LOVE the Shook Twins! These girls have some of the most melodic voices I’ve ever heard. All of their gear was recently stolen here in Portland but with the help of their awesome fanbase we were able to track some of it down through Facebook and whatnot and get them back their guitars and banjo. Man, I’d love to show up strong and represent the way they deserve here in the PDX!

    • Philip Navarre on November 15, 2022 at 12:40 pm

      Love me some handmade moments.

  5. Kaeli Plaks on November 8, 2022 at 3:24 pm

    I’ve been following along with the Shook Twins starting back in Eugene, seeing them at a bar and being in a crowd of 30 people. They were kind souls then and are kind souls now. They’re absolutely deserving of the fanbase they now have and I’d loooove an opportunity to see them here in PDX! 🙂 Girlpower!

  6. Lauri on November 8, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    They are amazing women; I’d love to see this show!

  7. YB on November 9, 2022 at 9:21 am

    OH MAN! Would love to see!

  8. Melissa on November 9, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I love the Shook Twins! Have seen them at Revolution Hall and McMenamins Elks Temple and would love to see them at the Aladdin! I’ve never been there and love these 2!

  9. Erin on November 10, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    The Shook Twins are phenomenal and I would be so grateful to get to hear their new songs live at the Aladdin! Thank you PDX Pipeline for this great giveaway!

  10. Calley Van Kirk on November 10, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Oh how I would love to see these ladies again! It’s been years!

  11. Cory on November 11, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Shook me all night long.

  12. Brian on November 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Would love to win, try to catch shows every time

  13. Carol Trekas on November 12, 2022 at 11:08 am

    I’ve never seen the twins but would like to.

  14. Mel on November 15, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    So beautifully eerie and magic, love their harmonies, and have not been to Aladdin.

  15. Clayton on November 15, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Always a good time!

  16. Pepper on November 16, 2022 at 1:04 am

    These girls kill it!!

  17. Jamie on November 17, 2022 at 10:32 am

    It’s been ages since I’ve been in Portland for the Shook Twins! Sounds like home. <3

  18. Paul S. on November 22, 2022 at 10:38 am

    The Shookies always put on a fun show. This would be fun! Thanks for the try

  19. Cath on November 22, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    This looks like fun!

  20. Molly Malone on November 22, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Anna Moss from Handmade Moments has inspired me to sing. I would love to see her sing with the Shookies – I love their new single “High Class Woman”

  21. Emily on November 22, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Saw them as one of my very first concerts when I moved to Oregon, and I have such warm happy memories of that. Would love to support their music here again!

  22. Orest on November 22, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!

  23. Tayler on November 23, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    I would LOVE to go!!!

  24. Kelley F on November 23, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    I haven’t seen them in a long time, so I’m ready to check out what they are up to these days!

  25. Rob on November 24, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Love Handmade Moments!

  26. Willow Batson on November 28, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    My absolute favorite women. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  27. Drew on November 29, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Me please, have never been to one of their shows

    • Aaron on December 2, 2022 at 9:07 am

      Still have a smile on my face thinking of the twins leading the last ever song at strummit. Can’t wait to see them again.

  28. Pepper on November 29, 2022 at 8:14 pm


  29. Elona Casady on November 29, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    We want to get shook!

  30. Tracy on December 1, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    They have truly grown as a group-love love love the twins.

  31. Tracer on December 2, 2022 at 10:59 am

    This is my wife’s birthday and she would love to see this show.

  32. Deb Maryanov on December 2, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Really want to see them!

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