Win Tickets ($70): The Midnight @ Crystal Ballroom | Synthwave, w/ Nightly

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Midnight @ Crystal Ballroom on September 29. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed September 26.


From our sponsors:
The Midnight

September 29, 2022
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | $32.50 ADV, $35 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

“We stick to the archetypes. A literal world isn’t interesting. We’re trying to put a skin around the symbols and myths that civilization has told itself for 10,000 years. The better the symbol and the more universal the myth, the more people can create a world for themselves from their memories and desires. That’s the goal: Give the audience enough raw material to make the world their own.”
– Tyler Lyle of The Midnight

The Midnight, the duo of producer Tim Daniel McEwan and singer-songwriter Tyler Lyle, are masters of flipping the disparate archetypes of yearning American youth – think everything from John Hughes films and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979” music video to Snapchats of ravers losing it to a big bass drop and the lonesome sway of the “lofi hip hop radio – beats to study / relax to” YouTube channel – into their own modern collage that finds a throughline between generations of teenage ennui.

Their music fuses this Americana with an evocative electronic palette that incorporates synth-driven film scores, dance music, synth-pop, and rock, creating an enveloping harmony of richly textured sonics and poignant lyrical imagery. Each song cultivates a story written on a bedrock of universal themes and eternal hooks, coming together to create a body of work that unifies an enthusiastic global fan base.




  1. Matthew Light on May 19, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    Would love to see them one of my favorites

  2. Ariel on May 31, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    I have never seen them live! They are amazing!

  3. YB on May 31, 2022 at 12:34 pm

    My bf loves them! Would love to take him

  4. Iris Noack on May 31, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Love the music!!

  5. Tim on June 9, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Would love to go to this!!!

  6. Carol Trekas on June 15, 2022 at 1:39 am

    Yes yes enveloping harmony.

  7. Polly Zechmann on June 15, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Thank you!

  8. Heather on June 16, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Haven’t been out to see a show in years. I can’t think of a better show to go to with my hubby.

  9. Mary H. on June 16, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Is there anything better than the energy of great live music? I’d be glad to go.

  10. Cassie Harris on June 24, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Pick me please they r so fine…omg lol xo lol

  11. Cassie Harris on June 24, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Pick me please they r so fine…omg lol xo

  12. Cassie Harris on June 24, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    please pick me
    they r so fine…omg lol xo

  13. Scarlett on July 2, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Synth! Yes please, would love to win these tickets.

  14. Sarah Erlund on July 14, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    One of my all time favorite bands, I would love to win tickets to see them live! 😁

  15. Janie on July 19, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    I love the vibe of these guys, especially late nights when I’m coding!

  16. natasha morlock on July 21, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    hell yeah pick me

  17. natasha morlock on July 21, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    hell yeah pick me. id love to go

  18. Dina on July 22, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Something to dance to!

  19. Eseniya on July 26, 2022 at 12:51 pm

    This is literally a day before our 3 year anniversary <3
    My bf always turns up retrowave when we go on late night drives. LeBrock and The Midnight are his top listens. This would be the perfect way for us to celebrate.

  20. Orest on July 26, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    We really want to attend this event!

  21. Carol L Trekas on July 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Would love to check this event out please.

  22. Rachel CeriseBaum on July 26, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    well because I want to goooooo. Also am a writer and am into hearing more of their lyrics, hearing beats, synth and lyrics in lucid dreaming state often kicks open my mindheart and dislodges pieces that form into my own songs.

  23. DawnF on July 27, 2022 at 9:13 am

    haven’t been to crystal in forever

  24. Matt on July 28, 2022 at 3:36 am

    I would love to see The Midnight live. They are one of my favorites.

  25. Lea Anna on July 28, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    This show is perfect at Crystal.

  26. Lauren on August 2, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    I have been trying to see The Midnight live for years- planned to see them & then the pandemic happened and after that I had a baby… I would love to see this show at the crystal!

  27. Jaimen Garza on August 2, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    I love this band!!! The Comeback Kid was a song of great motivation for me during a difficult time in life. Thank you Midnight!!

  28. Orest on August 2, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    I like good music and dancing. I would really like to attend this concert!

  29. Margaret Hill on August 4, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Would love to see them.

  30. Stasha on August 7, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    What a great show! Would love to surprise my husband with tickets to them!

  31. Shenais on August 11, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Yes my daughter and I would love this show!

  32. Kyle Jones on August 18, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    The Midnight was the main band that got me through the pandemic – I would love to opportunity to see them live. Thank you!

  33. Paul Czarkowski on August 20, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Great show to go to thank you crystal ballroom for bring them here to PDX!!!

  34. Isabelle H on August 21, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Love the midnight. Vampires is so good. That sweet sweet sax makes my dreams come true.

  35. Greg Kantor on August 21, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Saxophone never sounded so good!

  36. Brittaney A on August 23, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Synth wave? So less!

  37. Carol L Trekas on August 23, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    I love sax players.

  38. Joe Alfone on August 23, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Sounds like a stellar night of stellar soundz!

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