Win Tickets ($50): Dirty Three w/ Centers, Scott Niblett @ Mission Theater | Australian Instrumental Rock Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Dirty Three on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Mission Theater. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, October 1.

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From our sponsors at Mission Theater:
Dirty Three @ Mission TheaterDirty Three w/ Centers, Scott Niblett
Wednesday, October 3 & Thursday, October 4, 2012
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$25 | 21+

Mission Theater
1624 Northwest Glisan Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-4527 | More Info & Tickets: www.mcmenamins.com

Cinder marks the 7th studio album in 14 years from instrumental band Dirty Three. It was conceived on Phillip Island, in South Eastern Victoria, Australia in the summer of 2005. The Island is home to the very wonderful Mutton Bird and the Fairy Penguin Colony and site of one of the largest Great White Sharks ever fished from its waters in 1978.

With each of us living on a different continent, impromptu practices are impossible and getting together requires more than a phone call. A series of concerts were arranged in Australia and we convened in the basement of a beach house in Sutherland Bay. Each of our albums is conceived in a different way, and this was no exception.

Of the 19 songs, 18 are original (one being a co-write with Chan) and the other is an adaptation of a song by Felix Lajko. He is a fiddle player from Hungary and is one of my all time favourite players. His first album, Lajko Felix Es Zenekara, was given to me years ago after a concert in Berlin and is long unavailable. I listened to it non-stop through the making of Ocean Songs and it is one those albums you just find yourself coming back to. The song “Zither Player” is in fact part of the original song adapted for our own purposes. He is a reminder that the fire is still there.

Each album into it feels like a page closed. This album felt good to make. It sounds like a step somewhere to me, in some direction, and that’s what we have always been about. It is dedicated to long time friend and advisor to the band, Mick Geyer, and is a celebration of all things inherent in the Dirty Three domain. And as he was oft to say, “It takes pressure to make diamonds.” For me, our greatest success is that we continue to make recordings and concerts, 14 years after our formation. The hunt is still on and the chase is still there.

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21 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Dirty Three w/ Centers, Scott Niblett @ Mission Theater | Australian Instrumental Rock Band

  1. JC September 26, 2012 at 13:47 #

    I want i!

  2. Lukas Borsten September 26, 2012 at 16:37 #

    I love these guys!!! And Scout Niblett is one of my favorite pdx artists!!!

  3. Sian September 27, 2012 at 10:15 #

    If Nick Cave says they are good, I’d love to see them. Please pick me :)))

  4. MacKenzie September 27, 2012 at 11:16 #

    Would love to go to this!

  5. Jessica September 27, 2012 at 11:56 #

    I want to see these beards in person ;)

  6. Keegan September 27, 2012 at 12:03 #

    I <3 the Dirty Three sooooo much and can die happy once I see them live! Please help!!!

  7. Amit Gordon September 27, 2012 at 15:02 #

    Warren Ellis is a badass. Have wanted to see dirty three for so long. Really want those tickets.

  8. Jacquelyn September 27, 2012 at 16:13 #

    Seeing the Dirty Three and Scout Niblett together, weaving their sounds of introspection and catharsis, would be a fitting and desired transition into our darker days of winter.

  9. Candyce September 27, 2012 at 16:35 #

    We can’t afford this right now, but I’d love to be able to take my husband!

  10. Jeremy September 27, 2012 at 18:03 #

    I’m flat broke, and this is one of my favorite bands. I’ve never seen them!

  11. jenette September 27, 2012 at 18:12 #

    A barista turned me on to Dirty Three awhile back–it would be great to see this performance. And with Scout Niblett…superb!!

  12. Miranda September 27, 2012 at 18:45 #

    Aaarrgh! I had tickets to see these guys when they were the opening act for Low, ages ago. Missed the whole set but their last song, when my date drug his heels, certain that the show would “start late, they always do.” I was nearly in tears, I tell you.

    So! Let’s try this again.

  13. Lin September 27, 2012 at 19:46 #

    Would love to see them live

  14. Jenny Rowan September 28, 2012 at 17:59 #

    Sounds like a blast! I love these guys and have been wanting to check out this venue, what a perfect combo!

  15. Emily September 29, 2012 at 16:15 #

    I’ve never had the chance to see this awesome band. I want to listen to them and dream about frolicking in the Fairy Penguin Colony.

  16. Emily September 29, 2012 at 16:21 #

    Also, its Robert (Rozzell) Medina’s birthday and I want to take him to the show!

  17. A. D'Andrea September 30, 2012 at 10:23 #

    Pulcherrima in condita! Amare videre scaenicorum!

  18. Wonder Brow September 30, 2012 at 10:38 #

    I could use a little fairy penguin dust right about now myself.

  19. JJ September 30, 2012 at 16:46 #

    Radical! This sounds awesome – Please hook me up PDX Pipeline!! Thanks!!!

  20. Erika October 1, 2012 at 11:38 #

    Dirty Three are my favorite band and I’m dying. This show would be a pretty perfect send off.

  21. Revelator Ross October 4, 2012 at 11:33 #

    Poor and just moved back! Need to be inspired! Life is hard. The Dirty Three would gimme that spark to be epic!

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