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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December 9, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
More info: event.etix.com
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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Haven’t seen them in years. Would love to hear what is new with their music.
Would love to win!
Looking forward to their artful harmonies that only a lifetime of singing together can create!
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!
Love me some handmade moments.
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!
They are amazing women; I’d love to see this show!
OH MAN! Would love to see!
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!
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!
Oh how I would love to see these ladies again! It’s been years!
Shook me all night long.
Would love to win, try to catch shows every time
I’ve never seen the twins but would like to.
So beautifully eerie and magic, love their harmonies, and have not been to Aladdin.
Always a good time!
These girls kill it!!
It’s been ages since I’ve been in Portland for the Shook Twins! Sounds like home. <3
The Shookies always put on a fun show. This would be fun! Thanks for the try
This looks like fun!
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”
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!
These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!
I would LOVE to go!!!
I haven’t seen them in a long time, so I’m ready to check out what they are up to these days!
Love Handmade Moments!
My absolute favorite women. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Me please, have never been to one of their shows
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.
We want to get shook!
They have truly grown as a group-love love love the twins.
This is my wife’s birthday and she would love to see this show.
Really want to see them!