Win Tickets ($36): Gilla Band @ Mission Theater | Irish Post Punk, Noise Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Gilla Band @ Mission Theater on February 13. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 6.


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Gilla Band
February 13, 2023
7PM Doors, 8PM Show | $18 ADV, $20 Doors | All Ages
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Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

Whilst Dublin 4 piece Gilla Band’s cataclysmic sound avoids consignment to any singular genre, it’s thrusting noise-rock guitars, heavy techno drum beats and wailing vocals paired with frontman Dara Kiely’s witty, mundane and often surrealist lyrics create ‘as perfect an expression of rock’n’roll’s essential auto-destructive impulse as this writers ever heard.’ (The Guardian). Trailblazers for modern Irish alternative music and known for their ferocious live shows which have been described as chaotic, electrifying and ‘genuinely dangerous, like one last rave before the apocalypse’, Gilla Band are not just a band, but a force.

In 2015 they signed to Rough Trade Records and let loose their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie to rampant critical acclaim, and topping this was to be no easy feat, but following a 4 year hiatus, they returned in September with their second studio album, The Talkies, heralded as ‘one of the biggest comebacks of the year ‘ (Mary Anne Hobbs, 6Music). The Press landscape hailed it as ‘more abstract and more focused than their debut’ with outstanding reviews from the likes of Crack Magazine (9/10), The Irish Times (5*) and Record Collector(5/5). The Talkies was Recorded in November 2018 at Ballintubbert House, Ireland – the alien construction of the house and its corridors help to navigate their cataclysmic sound within a world of its own. And this enigmatic manor became Gilla Band’s sonic playground. It is an album which is living and breathing, in a continual state of metamorphosis, and it encompasses everything there is to love about the Dublin 4-piece while simultaneously instilling an exciting level of discomfort.

Their third album “Most Normal” comes out this October 7th on Rough Trade Records.




  1. Austin Walker on November 4, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Sounds like a great listen

  2. RK on November 6, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    this would be the perfect pre-galentines party with my best gal pal!

  3. Brian on November 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Could this be my chicken dinner? Win.rar

    Irish Noise Rock
    Remember your earplugs
    It’s good for long lasting life

  4. YB on November 9, 2022 at 9:19 am

    Looks like so much fun!

  5. Scott Pierce on November 9, 2022 at 4:50 pm

    Play it loud

  6. Hunter M on November 10, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    One of the best recent Irish bands! Gonna be a great show

  7. Carol Trekas on November 12, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Never heard Irish post punk. Count me in.

  8. Orest on November 22, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!

    • Kevin M on January 14, 2023 at 2:32 am

      Gimme GILA!!! I could use a jolt of this Gila goodness

  9. Fig on November 29, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    This show is going to be insane, one of the most exciting bands out right now!! Would love to get to see them live in such an intimate venue

  10. Robert Gronotte on November 30, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Pick me, I wanna go!

  11. Alex Houston on December 7, 2022 at 11:20 am

    This band rules and I haven’t been to Mission Theater before. Would love to check it out

  12. Amber on December 27, 2022 at 12:30 am

    So my father told me I was Irish and French before I took a DNA test. The DNA test told me that my dad was a liar. But what explains my need for Irish Rock coursing through my veins. I’d like the tickets to have a busy time during Valentine’s Day and to test out my earplugs.

  13. Brandon Stewart on December 27, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    I am part Irish and maan… do I want to be back in Dublin. Its been too long and I aim to hear some badass music that is from Ireland!

  14. Kelly on December 30, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Me mind would be happy to win these and feel as lucky as a leprechaun 🍀

  15. Carol Trekas on December 31, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    My birthday is February 11th. Want to celebrate please.

  16. Day on January 1, 2023 at 9:06 pm

    Really like this band! They remind me of Squid, who I also really enjoy!

  17. Carol Trekas on January 4, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    My birthday is Feb. 11th and I want to take my husband to this if possible. He is so good to me.

  18. Carol Trekas on January 5, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    Irish post punk. Need it now please.

  19. SP on January 10, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    I’m a new fan. Really enjoying their latest album. I noticed Pure Adult announced they will be opening the show. Ok, now THEM I’m super familiar with. Super into this whole show!

  20. Carol Trekas on January 11, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    Everything Irish. Yes yes.

  21. Maffew on January 14, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Hell yes. Grinding synth, clanging guitars, drums like thunder. Give me that in my veins.

  22. Joe trekas on January 17, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Would love to take my wife to this please.

  23. Dave G. on January 17, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    Reminds me of the band Squid… that’s a good thing!

  24. Ed on January 22, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    These guys just jam so hard. Love it.

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