Win Tickets ($75): The Church – The Hypnogogue Album Tour @ Aladdin Theater | Psych Guitar Masters

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Church – The Hypnogogue Album Tour @ Aladdin Theater on March 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed March 13.


From our sponsors:
The Church – The Hypnogogue Album Tour
March 16, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $37.50 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Few bands enter their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years. Few bands are like The Church.

The Australian psych-guitar masters are deep into recording the band’s 25th studio album over 40 years after their formation.

The 2021 epic line-up is bassist, vocalist and founder Steve Kilbey; with longtime collaborator timEbandit Powles drummer and producer across 17 albums since ’94; guitarist Ian Haug who joined the band in 2013 and Jeffrey Cain, touring multi-instrumentalist who is now a full-time member of The Church since the departure of Peter Koppes in early 2020. The band have also recently recruited one of Australia’s finest and most respected guitarists Ashley Naylor (Even, The Grapes). Ashley and Steve have collaborated on many different projects over the years and now was the perfect time to bring Ashley into the band.

Kilbey says: “A band is like a family and over 40 years it is only natural that families will change. It’s too big a body of work not to keep exploring it.”

That body of work stretches back in a continuous line to classic early albums ‘Of Skins and Heart’ and ‘The Blurred Crusade’, which revealed a distinctive soundscape of sharp pop hooks and towering guitars complementing Kilbey’s lyrics and vocal tones. The more intricate arrangements of ‘Heyday’ gave way to the wide-open atmosphere of ‘Starfish’ the 1988 album which broke into the mainstream and gave them the international hit ‘Under the Milky Way’. The hit single has been regarded as one of the most influential and recognisable Australian rock anthems of all time. Starfish also gave us ‘Reptile’, a song that never seems to date, and is a live favourite around the world.

In 2010 The Church were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame and reaffirmed their status as one of the world’s great live bands with the ‘Future Past Perfect’ tour, performing their Untitled #23, Priest=Aura and Starfish albums to rapturous audiences in the US and Australia.

The five-year gap after the release of Untitled #23 became the most extended break between new albums in the band’s career. Haug, formerly of Australian rock icons Powderfinger, joined after the departure of Marty Willson-Piper, sparking a renaissance with Further/Deeper (2014) and Man Woman Life Death Infinity (2017) and introducing new anthems like Miami to the set.

In 2018 the band played the Meltdown Festival in London at the invitation of curator Robert Smith of The Cure. The Church went on to play sold-out shows in the UK, US, Canada and Australia celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of Starfish.




  1. Kelly on February 27, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    OMG… winning these tix would be so awesome!!
    “I see you slither away with your skin and your tail—Your flickering tongue and your rattling scales
    Like a real reptile” 🐍 🦎

  2. Nik on February 27, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Let me go to The Church and I’ll worship PDX Pipeline forever!

    • Ken on March 9, 2023 at 11:59 am

      Ever since I first heard The Blurred Crusade I’ve kept every album in my collection as prized tokens of total earcandy. Every album holds a special part of my life!

  3. Jason on February 28, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    This would be so fun to go to!

  4. Michelle Blake on February 28, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Love the church!

  5. Michael Pendlebury on February 28, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    “Starfish” is one of my all-time favorite albums!!! I would love to see The Church and hear them play songs from their new album “The Hypnogogue” which I have not been able to stop listening to since it came out last Friday!

  6. David on February 28, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    I worship The Church! Great band!

  7. tishree on February 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    They are a family favorite and I would love to take my daughter!

  8. Jennifer on March 1, 2023 at 12:27 am

    “Unguarded Moment” is one of my favorite songs of all times! So much angst and poetry all rolled up into one!

    • Robert Gronotte on March 7, 2023 at 1:14 pm

      Pick me!

  9. Deb Maryanov on March 2, 2023 at 10:08 pm

    Old school being me back.

  10. Amber on March 7, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Please pick me to go! I love this venue and have loved The Church since the 80s. One of my first free cassettes of the 12 for a penny was Starfish. Good times!😁

    • Brent H on March 7, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      That’s awesome!

      • Amy Moore on March 11, 2023 at 9:09 pm

        I love The Church! I am dying to hear them play songs from their new album!

  11. Bob MacKay on March 7, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    One of the top Aussie bands!

  12. Sandy Iannaco on March 7, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Wow! This would be so cool! Been a fan since college, would love to see them perform their new album! 🖤🤞🏻

  13. Marty on March 8, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Let’s go to church!

  14. Al on March 10, 2023 at 2:47 am

    Life in metropolis!

  15. Ed Travalia on March 10, 2023 at 7:47 am

    Love the Church!

  16. Han on March 11, 2023 at 5:40 pm

    My wife told me to throw my name so we can get nostalgic. So here’s to winning free tickets!

  17. Justin on March 12, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    My Mum’s birthday is next week and it would be so wonderful if I won tickets to The Church and was able to take her to the show!!

  18. Renita on March 12, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    The Church played the nightclub I worked at during their “Gold Afternoon Fix” tour. Patti Smith’s drummer was on that tour! I took the night off, reserved a table and had a grand time. I ran into Marty Wilson Piper on my way out the back door and thanked him for making my week. Now I would love to share this experience with my son next week.

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