Win Tickets ($60): The Raveonettes @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Wild Pink

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Raveonettes @ Aladdin Theater on June 4. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 28.



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From our sponsors:
The Raveonettes
June 4, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | All Ages
More info: etix.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

The Raveonettes celebrate the 20 year anniversary of ‘Whip It On!’

When The Raveonettes released their debut album Whip it on! in 2002, there was quite a buzz around the Danish duo. With its dogmatic concept a la Lars Von Trier/Dogma ’95 and a razor-sharp sound, Whip It On! kicked off the biggest rock event in recent Danish history.

After 20 years, Whip it is on! sounds just as precise and uncompromising. And after a 5-year concert hiatus, Sune and Sharin are once again cracking the whip with a series of anniversary concerts.

“… It’s a thrill for us that Whip It On! is still a source of inspiration out there. That album passed the test of time somehow, and it makes us very proud. We’re excited to play it live again in its 21 minute glory. Our own little time travel.” Sune & Sharin

Sune Rose Wagner (guitar and vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, guitar and vocals) drew inspiration from 1950s American Rock’n’roll, 60s girl groups and the surf guitar sound from California. Back in the Noughties, they were part of the new garage rock movement that featured bands like The Strokes, The Hives and The White Stripes. Their unique contribution were especially Wagner and Foo’s ‘vocal candy’: the compressed, modal, sweet boy / girl harmonies in stark contrast to an explosive and dissonant sound, and that peculiar feeling of surfing in the rain.

The Raveonettes have since become a source of inspiration for a large number of bands, and according to NME helped trigger the American pop renaissance that took place in the 10s with bands like Best Coast, The Drums and Dum Dum Girls who found inspiration in Raveonettes’ classic pop sensibility.

The Raveonettes who have had a solid and unshakable cult fan base ever since releasing their first album, would like to celebrate the sound that started it all. The duo will hit the road in the key of Bb minor,- which was one of the original dogmas when the band created Whip It On! “Recorded in Glorious Bb Minor”

Sune and Sharin are bringing the original live band from 2002, consisting of Manoj Ramdas on guitar and Jakob Høyer on drums.

Wild Pink

The fourth full-length from Wild Pink, ILYSM unfolds with all the fractured beauty of a dreamscape. Over the course of 12 chameleonic tracks, the New York-bred rock band build another world inhabited by ghosts and angels and aliens, inciting a strange and lovely daze as the backdrop shifts from the mundane (subdivisions, highways, hotel parking lots) to the extraordinary (deserts, battlefields, the moon). But within its vast imagination lies a potent truth-telling on the part of singer/guitarist John Ross, whose lyrics closely examine his recent struggle with cancer. The follow-up to 2021’s A Billion Little Lights—a critically acclaimed effort praised by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Vulture, and Stereogum, who named it “one of the prettiest rock records of the past decade”—ILYSM emerges as a truly revelatory body of work, transforming the most painful reflection into moments of transcendence.

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4 Comments

  1. Kayla on May 14, 2024 at 1:11 pm

    I loved this record when it came out and still have the CD promo I got from work! Would love to see them ❤️

  2. jennie on May 14, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    whip it on!

  3. andy batt on May 16, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    Holy Crap the Raveonettes! whoever gets these tickets is going to have their faces melted. Get ready to need medical attention! Blistering guitars, searing vocals, fiery lyrics! I hope it’s me, but whoever gets these tix you’re going to an amazing show.

  4. David on May 16, 2024 at 9:25 pm

    I enjoy their “retro” sound!

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