Win Tickets ($50): The Trip @ Mission Theater | Featuring Sword II, Hotline TNT, Toner, Julia’s War Band, Enumclaw

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Trip @ Mission Theater on August 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed August 7.


From our sponsors:
“The Trip,” featuring
Sword II
Hotline TNT
Julia’s War Band

August 16, 2023
6PM Doors, 7PM Show | $22 ADV, $25 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

Sword II
The enigmatic Atlanta-based four-piece outfit, Sword II, formed in 2018 and is made up of Mari González (they/them – bass and vocals), Corey Zuko (she/her – guitar and vocals), Travis Arnold (he/him – guitar and vocals) and José “Frio” Izaguirre (he/him – drums and vocals). Sword II began their journey playing DIY and experimental shows across Atlanta, each member coming from different backgrounds within the ATL music scenes. Since then, Sword II have built up a sonic arsenal of boundary pushing music and combining it with politically-charged lyrics.

Hotline TNT
Hotline TNT is the most 90s band of the 21st century so far. It is a grungy pop music group of no certain allegiance or denomination. The band has always been intended for fans of all generations, but many fans are forced to watch the band behind their parents’ back. Their records are mostly self-released but easy to find, toeing a fragile line between luddite in-person interactions and very online Discord servers. Many people who come across their early 7″s immediately turn them into weapons, but they have nonetheless pushed forward, unleashing a full length LP (Nineteen In Love), a Euro-exclusive EP (When You Find Out), and a handful of cassingles and mixtapes since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with a sophmore album currently in production.

Toner was originally formed in 2014 as a slowcore solo project by Samuelito Cruz in West End. After the release of the first self-titled EP there was interest from a couple labels in releasing a debut LP from Toner. Cruz had immediately started writing & recording it in a shed in the backyard of his childhood home. Toner had formed as a real live band by mid 2015 adding Kennan Sommer, Maxwell Carver & Sean Glass in the band & started touring in 2016 following the release of their later dream pop-esque 7inch EP “Passing Glance” on Oakland punk label Digital Regress. The band recorded a third EP in 2017 titled “Killing Pace” recorded in Cruz’s bedroom in Oakland an addition to their first & only “studio” album “Silk Road” in 2020 recorded at The Balboa Studio in Los Angeles. Both released through their own bay area stronghold label Smoking Room. After the departure of bassist Kennan Sommer, Cruz began to record Toner’s third album “White Buffalo Roam” in his bedroom which was released later in 2021 on Smoking Room. Toner is & will always hold true to their bay area roots in the DIY underground music scene.

Following their critically-acclaimed debut EP Jimbo Demo and 2022 single “2002”, one that marked the band out as one of the most exciting new groups from North America, Enumclaw return with the announcement of their highly-anticipated debut album Save the Baby. Produced by Gabe Wax (Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker, Fleet Foxes), the album is set to release October 14th, 2022 on Luminelle Recordings.




  1. Brig on July 26, 2023 at 8:10 am

    It would be a Trip to take a Trip to see The Trip!!

  2. Abbey on August 5, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    I love toner and wanna see them again :))

  3. madeleine on August 6, 2023 at 10:24 am

    toner rocks, let me in please

  4. Hunter M on August 6, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Incredible lineup! Love to support my PNW guys in Enumclaw

  5. Katie Robinson on August 8, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    I love to explore new music. I’ve never heard of these bands before youtubing them now. I LOVE the venue (Mission).

  6. shen on August 8, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    This would be a fun mid-week outing!

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