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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Big Head Todd & The Monsters w/ Roger Clyne
Friday, February 17
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$25 advance | $27 day of show
21 and over
More Info & Tickets: www.mcmenamins.com
1332 W. Burnside Street
Diehard BHTM fans know the band’s 1990 Midnight Radio to be one of its most emblematic and timeless releases. Todd and the guys will be performing the entire album in its entirety at the Portland show, something they are doing at only a handful of locations on this tour. Don’t miss a chance to hear some of the band’s earliest works performed live!
Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ ninth studio album Rocksteady finds the veteran Colorado band returning to their DIY roots and forging into surprising musical territory.
Funky, lilting, and melodic, Rocksteady features founding members Todd Park Mohr (lead vocals and guitars), Rob Squires (bass), and Brian Nevin (drums), with keyboardist, steel guitarist, and backup vocalist Jeremy Lawton, who joined The Monsters in January 2004. Lawton produced and mixed the album.
Rocksteady cuts across a broad swath of stylistic terrain. “Beautiful,” the set’s first single, offers a sunny Caribbean vibe, as does the band’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Beast of Burden,” long a concert staple. “Back to the Garden” and the homage “Muhammad Ali” pulse with a roots rock groove, while the set’s title track is based in the like-named, revved-up Jamaican style that preceded reggae’s arrival in the late ¬Ëœ60s. “I Hate It When You’re Gone,” dressed with a full horn section, is blazing old-school R&B, while a version of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning” is burning Chicago blues in a Monsters pocket.