Win Tickets ($50+): Big Head Todd & The Monsters @ Crystal Ballroom | Performing Their 1990s Album ‘Midnight Radio’ In Its Entirety

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Big Head Todd & The Monsters on Friday, February 17, 2012 at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 17.

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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
g Head Todd @ Crystal BallroomBig 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

Crystal Ballroom

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.

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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($50+): Big Head Todd & The Monsters @ Crystal Ballroom | Performing Their 1990s Album ‘Midnight Radio’ In Its Entirety

  1. Zach February 15, 2012 at 14:27 #

    I got a big head for Big Head Todd and the Monsters!!! C’mon tickets!

  2. kathy rankin February 16, 2012 at 00:31 #

    I Want to go to the show because I’d like to see if he remembers me

  3. jacoba anderson February 16, 2012 at 03:11 #

    I love dancing and looking to get m ydance on this weekend. I’m broke but would love to when tickets.

  4. Kris February 16, 2012 at 11:56 #

    I’m a “Kind Hearted Woman” “Preaching’ the Blues” and ” All My Love’s in Vain” if I don’t win tickets to Friday’s Show!

  5. C H P February 16, 2012 at 13:01 #

    Midnight Radio is a great album. I never got into their later stuff, but love the raw sound of their earlier music. It should be an excellent show.

  6. Eric Kuusisto February 16, 2012 at 13:02 #

    This would surprise the girl I am dateing , one of her favorite bands . This would be her first time to the Crystle ballroom !

  7. Sean Kelley February 16, 2012 at 15:28 #

    Pick Me! Pick Me! :-)

  8. Steve Klein February 16, 2012 at 16:42 #

    My sister is sweetly!

  9. mark fields February 16, 2012 at 17:13 #

    WOW! I’ve always wanted to see them! Will LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this AWESOME prize!!!<3<3<3

  10. kevin lee February 16, 2012 at 17:20 #

    would love to hear them live!

  11. mike February 16, 2012 at 17:37 #

    Dude, that guy can jam. Reason enough?

  12. Cory Shird February 16, 2012 at 18:01 #

    Been a fan for 20 plus years!!!!!!! These fellers rock!!!!!!

  13. steadycat February 16, 2012 at 18:16 #

    I’m a hatsmith, what more can I say?

  14. Kim February 16, 2012 at 18:21 #

    Awww. We fell in love listening to this album. Just seems so right!

  15. julia jones February 16, 2012 at 19:21 #

    My husband says Todd’s head is Huge! I have to see it for myself!

  16. Leonard February 16, 2012 at 19:24 #

    Heard them way back in the day…

  17. sheryl retallick February 16, 2012 at 23:25 #

    I LOVE THIS BAND AND WILL LOVE BEING THERE IN PERSON!!!!

    HOPE I WIN TICKETS. THANKS.

  18. Sheree February 17, 2012 at 01:48 #

    Oh! Would love to see this band! A stay at home mom, I would appreciate the opportunity to get out and see this wonderful band. They will no doubt rock Portland!

  19. Juli February 17, 2012 at 02:15 #

    Gimme tickets!

  20. Rob February 17, 2012 at 05:16 #

    Houston, we’re ready to wake up and rage it. Over.

  21. Tammie February 17, 2012 at 11:35 #

    I was living in Denver when they first started out!!! I took my then boyfriend, now husband to see them on our 2nd date!!! We would love to see them again!

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