Win Tickets ($40+): Molly Hatchet @ Crystal Ballroom | Southern Rock, Heavy Metal

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Molly Hatchet on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Crystal Ballroom. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, February 22.

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From our sponsors at Crystal Ballroom:
Molly Hatchet @ Crystal BallroomMolly Hatchet w/ Root Jack
Sunday, February 24, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show | 21+
Tickets are $20-$22
Purchase Tickets HERE

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

In the early 1970s a new form of music was emerging in the South. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined the phrase “Southern Rock.” The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the forefront such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet. Named after a famous 17th century axe murderess “hatchet molly” who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.

Their self-titled debut album which included Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Steve Holland, Banner Thomas and Bruce Crump in the lineup was released on Epic records in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring with such bands as Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and many more. In 1979, Flirtin’ With Disaster was released and history was in the making. The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year and like the first album it also achieved multi-platinum status. Lead singer, Danny Joe Brown left the band in 1980 and contacted Bobby Ingram, a Jacksonville based guitarist and friend, who gave brown his first singing gig in 1975 with a Jacksonville based band called Rum Creek. Brown and Ingram then put together with keyboardist John Galvin the Danny Joe Brown Band and continued touring until 1982. The album was produced by Glyn Johns at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas as he has worked with legendary artist The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Eagles and many more.

So as we enter the next 25 years of music Molly Hatchet supports tradition that keeps developing the common bond and unity that keeps this style of music alive and well and rest assured Molly Hatchet is a band that after 28 years is always workin’ hard, playin’ tough, livin’ fast, and still Flirtin’ with Disaster!!!

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13 Responses to Win Tickets ($40+): Molly Hatchet @ Crystal Ballroom | Southern Rock, Heavy Metal

  1. James Martin February 20, 2013 at 09:52 #

    Flirting with Disaster – indeed

  2. Roger February 20, 2013 at 09:53 #

    Oh wow, I’m Country Rock fan from way back and it would be a real blast to be able to attend this show. Thanks for the opportunity and I hope I win!

  3. axel February 21, 2013 at 05:46 #

    Old school.

  4. Luc Tran Vo February 21, 2013 at 11:10 #

    if you make loud talking noise during show then I will pretend I’m videotaping band but really going to start backing up into you and make you move to other part of room. keep talking and I keep back you up right out front door. as long as all of you understand this you will not be backed up into. but if you are standing by me and talking during the show just be prepared to get backed up into. and my friend might even ssssshuuushhhh you too if you are still being loud. this show is for heavy metal and not talking.

  5. Cory Shird February 21, 2013 at 15:27 #

    Holly Hatchet Batman!!!!!!!!!! I wanna go to the Gator Country!!!!

  6. Stephen February 21, 2013 at 15:31 #

    Please choose me to win tickets to this because I would really like to go!

  7. Frank Byers February 21, 2013 at 16:14 #

    I missed Dio, probably never going to see Maiden or Motorhead. I need to go to this concert — and my girlfriend has never been to a metal show!

  8. Amanda Panda February 21, 2013 at 17:06 #

    What… Molly Hatchet is coming this weekend!?! How did this slip my radar? Thanks for the heads up, Pipeline!!

    I’d like to attend mainly because Kelso got a girl pregnant at a Molly Hatchet concert and I think it’d be funny to try to have the sexy time too. ;-)

  9. Skip February 21, 2013 at 17:52 #

    Winning tickets to this may be amazing to some, but what’s more amazing is that this band is still around. I bought thie Flirtin with Disaster lp in 79. I thought these guys were extinct by now. Appears to me that the were just “Beatin the Odds”.

  10. Tami February 21, 2013 at 17:52 #

    Wow! Blast from the past! Would love to take my boyfriend to see this show! Pretty Please…and Thank you! : )

  11. Rod February 21, 2013 at 17:55 #

    Ohhhh…Molly Hachet Rocks….I’d like to take my girl to see them!

  12. Chris February 21, 2013 at 18:33 #

    Their album covers ruled, long live Frank Frazetta. I saw Blue Cheer kill it several years ago and I’m sure Molly Hatchet has the capability to do the same.

  13. Chris Saunders February 22, 2013 at 11:42 #

    I gotta admitt coming from the state of Virginia, which is a southern state, I was amazed at how 80’s Portland is. And it shocks me that in a city that embraces the mustache there are so few mullets. The Crystal Ballroom is a great venue and winning the tickets would be killer. I would love to see 40 year old women dressed up in denim with enough aquanet in their hair to set fire to the city

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