Win Tickets ($40): The Weather Machine, Katelyn Convery @ Crystal Ballroom | Alternative Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to The Weather Machine, Katelyn Convery @ Crystal Ballroom on May 17. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 13.


From our sponsors:
The Weather Machine
Katelyn Convery

May 17, 2024
Doors 6:30PM, Show 8PM | $15 ADV, $20 Doors | All Ages
More info:

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

The release of the project’s fourth studio album “Applecore” finally captures the rollicking energy, precision, and depth that Weather Machine live shows are known for. It will be a treat to any longtime fan or newcomer.

At first listen, the songs are fun. Tracks like “Protection” and “Boxes” contain cheeky musical reference to retro psychedelia, while also remaining grounded in catchy pop rhythms. Songs like “Uncle John” and “Applecore Part II” revel in the gaudy arena rock its creators grew up on.

Dig a little deeper though, and the songs become beautifully bittersweet. Beneath the surface, Applecore is thematically rooted in questions about the soul, as Slater Smith, the project’s lead, examines his own connection to a late capitalist world that he sees as both shadowy and sparkling. The creative contradiction may be best summed up in the final words of the record:

“The world’s gonna end, and when it does I want to be in it. In the dust and the rain and all of the negative space. And if the world’s gonna end, I want to be here with you in it, and not in my head”




  1. William Longnecker on May 6, 2024 at 5:27 pm

    A local favorite! Some Mountain Top and Break up song forever!

  2. J~ on May 9, 2024 at 2:28 pm

    “The world’s gonna end, and when it does I want to be in it.” But first, I would love to see you in live. Thanks, J~

  3. Erica on May 10, 2024 at 10:58 am

    Yes, please! 🎶

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