Win Tickets ($30+): Menomena w/ Radiation City, Parenthetical Girls @ Crystal Ballroom | Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Menomena with Radiation City and Parenthetical Girls at Crystal Ballroom on Friday, November 2, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 2.

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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Menomena @ Crystal BallroomMenomena w/ Radiation City & Parenthetical Girls
Friday, November 2, 2012
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show
$16-$18 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at Cascade Tickets

Crystal Ballroom
1332 West Burnside Street Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info: www.mcmenamins.com

According to Bernoulli’s principle, when an incompressible fluid passes from a large area into a smaller one, as when a wide pipe funnels into a narrow passage, the fluid’s velocity rapidly increases. That idea has dozens of practical uses, from the operation of airplane wings to the function of your automobile’s carburetor. It’s a key part of computer production and the basis of cutting-edge work in the field of hydraulics. And, as strange as it might sound, the legacy work of 18th century European mathematician Daniel Bernoulli also adequately describes the process behind and product of Moms, the fifth and best album to date by Portland’s Menomena.

During the last decade, Menomena has become its own reference point. From hooks wrapped around plummeting baritone saxophone lines and nearly inhuman rhythms to serpentine lyrical frameworks and high-concept album art, Menomena has established a singular and unmistakable aesthetic. No one else sounds quite like this band. They embed magic and mystery within pop songs that have never sat still or taken the path of least pressure, just as Bernoulli would have had it.

Since 2010′s irrepressible and intricate Mines, though, the pipe has narrowed: Menomena co-founder Brent Knopf took his leave to focus on his solo project causing Justin Harris and Danny Seim-close friends since high school and now well into their second decade of making music together-to recast Menomena as a duo. As science might have predicted, they didn’t slow down; they actually sped up, writing, recording and releasing Moms with more focus and speed than ever before.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($30+): Menomena w/ Radiation City, Parenthetical Girls @ Crystal Ballroom | Indie Rock, Experimental Rock

  1. Brian October 29, 2012 at 14:32 #

    This would be neat.

  2. Mae October 29, 2012 at 14:37 #

    I’d love to win tickets!

  3. Mike October 29, 2012 at 14:54 #

    I would love to surprise my girlfriend with these tickets for her birthday.

  4. Arica October 29, 2012 at 15:40 #

    I would love my first Crystal Ballroom and first Menomena experience to happen in the same night. So excited this night is happening!

  5. juniper October 29, 2012 at 16:15 #

    i got dumped to a song by these guys. please let me change my association with their music and give me a ticket.

  6. Rose October 29, 2012 at 17:02 #

    I have the most epic Menomena poster in my bedroom even though I am way too old for band posters in my room! Also, I absolutely adore Radiation City & Parathentical Girls. What am amazing lineup!

  7. Stephen October 29, 2012 at 21:03 #

    Please choose me to win because my wife is a big fan and I want to surprise her with tickets.

  8. Jesse October 30, 2012 at 11:43 #

    Just picked up Menomena’s Moms. Such a great sound. I’d love to win tickets for this show.

  9. Natalie Grant October 30, 2012 at 12:19 #

    Hi! I really want to go to this concert! So, please pick me?

  10. josh October 30, 2012 at 13:57 #

    Pick me?

  11. stephanie wiebusch October 30, 2012 at 15:57 #

    I’ve been itching for a good indie show to go to. I’ve never been to the Crystal and would love to check it out!

  12. shasta October 30, 2012 at 19:22 #

    I missed these guys at edgefield last summer cos I was late to the show due to work. Now I have Friday off! Draw me!

  13. Meaghen October 30, 2012 at 23:55 #

    Yes please! I saw Menomena for the 1st time several years ago at the Crystal during MFNW. Best show of the festival!

  14. Al October 31, 2012 at 10:50 #

    I’ve heard these guys before and they are fun, plus they get bonus points for the muppets reference.

  15. Lisa October 31, 2012 at 17:10 #

    I have been waiting to go to an event at the Ballroom, this is THE ONE!

  16. TOBY October 31, 2012 at 17:33 #

    Cool! Can I go?

  17. andrew November 1, 2012 at 15:09 #

    Menomena? Count me in!

  18. Erica November 1, 2012 at 15:11 #

    Duh, duh, duh, duh…

  19. tyra November 1, 2012 at 15:32 #

    We saw them in Paris. We yelled out “PORTLAND!!!” to the top of our lungs. The band was all like YEA!

  20. Sam November 1, 2012 at 15:44 #

    Two great Portland bands in Portland.

  21. miss james November 1, 2012 at 16:08 #

    menomena!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (need more be written?)

  22. Corrina November 1, 2012 at 17:32 #

    I’d like to win tickets because they’re new album is great and I’d love to see it performed live!

  23. Cory November 1, 2012 at 18:02 #

    errtg

  24. Christine Hippeli November 1, 2012 at 18:32 #

    I wanna win ’cause I wanna dance like mad tomorrow!!

  25. Erin November 1, 2012 at 18:46 #

    I want to win because I haven’t seen live music in ages, and I wouldn’t have to get up early the next day!

  26. Peter November 1, 2012 at 18:56 #

    I wanna go!

  27. Beth Martin November 1, 2012 at 19:42 #

    All of these bands are rad and local, and I have never seen Menomena! Would love to go!

  28. Blackfire November 2, 2012 at 00:32 #

    Heavens to Murgatroyd, would my baby’s mama ever love this show. After what with all of the daycare fiasco, covering for co-workers trapped by a “superstorm,” changing poopy and peeish diapers, and just being an all-around good duck, it sure would be nice to see her toss back a couple of oat sodas and sing along to a few of her favorite tunes for a change. I have a babysitter already lined up, and a few back-ups just in case. Prolly won’t go if Uncle Al is the only one who can cover, though, ’cause dude gives me the creeps.

  29. Caitlin November 2, 2012 at 06:45 #

    I would really love to check out this show

  30. Alissa November 2, 2012 at 08:51 #

    I would very much like to attend this fine show. Please choose me.

  31. Mary November 2, 2012 at 09:12 #

    My boyfriend is new to Portland and loves Menomena, but we haven’t bought tickets as we’re watching our budget (moving is expensive!)

    I’d love to surprise him with free tickets and show him that Portland is a great time!

  32. adam polan November 2, 2012 at 10:35 #

    I always see Menomena at music festivals but I never actually get to HEAR them at the festivals because of conflicting acts. Tonight shall be my night!

  33. Nathan November 2, 2012 at 12:01 #

    Dig these guys!

  34. birdonit November 2, 2012 at 12:31 #

    I’ve been a fan since before I moved to Portland. Now that I live here, they’re such a big deal, they hardly ever play in town anymore…not that I’m stalking them or anything.

  35. Cheri Hill November 2, 2012 at 13:27 #

    Please pick me! This would be soooooo much fun:-)

  36. Annie M November 2, 2012 at 19:09 #

    You’ve made me a believer! I didn’t really have a sense of this band’s style. Your post made me think I’d really like ‘ em. Hey, thanks!

  37. Emily Stuart October 14, 2013 at 02:06 #

    Ive heard great things about Menomena…Sounds like the an awesome show to see while in Portland.

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