This is a pretty sweet way to experience both first Thursday and the start of October. We have three pairs of VIP tickets to give away as well. Information on how to win at the end of this post.
From Red Bull
RED BULL SOUND CLASH TO FEATURE COLLABORATIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY "VIVA VOCE" AND "THE BUILDERS AND THE BUTCHERS"
Unique, Interactive Experience Features Two Portland Bands In "Musical Conversation" Performance
WHAT: Red Bull Sound Clash — a totally unique clash of sounds, styles and creativity, where two bands don't battle each other, but instead collaborate to create an innovative live music performance. The Red Bull Sound Clash experience features two bands with different music styles (e.g. Folk vs. Rock) facing off on two stages positioned on opposite ends of the venue with the audience in the middle. In a series of four rounds, the bands perform various tasks – some rehearsed, some improvised – to showcase the array of their musical abilities. The audience participates in the back-and-forth exploration between the bands by judging each round.
The Portland event will feature bands "Viva Voce" and "The Builders and The Butchers" and will mark the forth U.S. Red Bull Sound Clash appearance (the first three featured pairings of bands Allison and Rabanes, Nico Vega and Crash Kings, and The Roots and Antibalas. For more information, check out www.redbullsoundclash.com
WHO: Portland based bands: Viva Voce and The Butchers and The Builders
Viva Voce — An American indie rock band based in Portland, Oregon, Viva Voce was formed by Kevin Robinson and Anita Robinson. Their music draws on several influences including psychedelic rock, classic rock, folk, and R&B.
The Builders and The Butchers — formed in Portland in the mid-2000s with a hybrid sound of folk, country, and twangy roots rock, the band features front man Ryan Sollee, bassist Alex Ellis, organist/percussionist Ray Rude, drummer Paul Seely, and mandolin/banjo player Harvey Tumbleson. The band is often referred to as Portland's gothic folk rock ambassadors.
WHERE: Crystal Ballroom Mcmenamins.com/crystal
1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209-2612
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2009
Doors open at 7pm
Ages: 18 and over
Tickets $10 – available at Crystal Ballroom and online at http://ticketmaster.com
Win VIP Tickets: We have three pairs of tickets to give out to this event which includes pre-event reception and open bar in Lola's room & access to balcony for the show. Just comment on this post to win. We will draw winners Thursday @ 3PM and email you.
BENEFIT: $2 from each ticket sold will go to Ethos Music Center www.ethos.org