Win Tickets ($50+): Big Head Todd and The Monsters @ Crystal Ballroom | Soul, Caribbean, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Big Head Todd & The Monsters at the Crystal Ballroom on Friday, March 15, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 15.

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Big Head Todd @ Crystal BallroomBig Head Todd & The Monsters
8 p.m. doors | 9 p.m. show | 21+
Tickets are $25-$27
Purchase tickets HERE

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

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 ‘60s. “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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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($50+): Big Head Todd and The Monsters @ Crystal Ballroom | Soul, Caribbean, Rock

  1. Steve March 12, 2013 at 14:14 #

    Hi PDX Pipeline folk! Let me just start by saying thanks for all that you do for the PDX live music scene!

    With that said. Please choose me to win tickets for this show. I have been a fan for a long time and I am really hoping to take my 20 year old daughter to her first concert ever. This would be a great one for her. Great band and you just can’t beat the Crystal Ballroom for live music!

  2. Becky March 12, 2013 at 14:36 #

    Loved them since I was a teen, would love to see them live.

  3. Roger March 12, 2013 at 16:29 #

    I’ve been wanting to check out these guys since they added Jeremy Lawton but haven’t had the cash when they come around. Would love to win these tickets please. Thanks!

  4. Kevin Parks March 13, 2013 at 09:56 #

    Sitting at home listening to Another Mayberry and Live Monsters, wearing a red and white T-shirt, with a bottle of brandy and a hard box of Camels, all while BHTM makes the floor bounce in downtown PDX? Talk about “bittersweet”…

  5. David March 14, 2013 at 11:48 #

    Steve’s comment is too ingratiating, Becky gives no good reason why she hasn’t just gone and seen them already, so it’s a toss up between Roger and Kevin, IMHO.

  6. Soco March 14, 2013 at 13:10 #

    Yes, I would love to attend this show. Love Big Head Todd and the Monsters!!!

  7. Mark March 14, 2013 at 15:29 #

    There once was a man named Mark
    He was broke so he lived in the park
    Big Head Todd was his fave
    So some tickets they gave
    And he was no longer left out in the dark

  8. Cora March 14, 2013 at 15:51 #

    Hubby and I could use a date night! We love Big Head Todd & the Monsters!

  9. Ben March 14, 2013 at 16:25 #

    Yeah why not. Drinking to any live band is at least a little better than drinking to the radio.

  10. James March 14, 2013 at 18:24 #

    One of the best bands to experience live.

  11. Marshall Westbrook March 14, 2013 at 18:51 #

    Will be in town this weekend and would like to see what the live Portland music scene is all about.

  12. Quinn March 14, 2013 at 20:24 #

    Winner winner chicken dinner? Please.

  13. Terri March 14, 2013 at 21:11 #

    Always been a fan, and haven’t seen them in a while…

  14. Cory Shird March 14, 2013 at 21:21 #

    It’s my Birthday on Saturday and what a way to move into the day!!!!!! Make it BITTERSWEET. Pick me!!!!

  15. Dana Wales March 14, 2013 at 23:04 #

    I would like the tickets because I haven’t seen them live and would like to.

  16. Destry Brown March 14, 2013 at 23:06 #

    I would love to win so me and my bf can go!

  17. Toby March 15, 2013 at 13:21 #

    What a super throw-back! I would love to go and spend my weekend doing something awesome!

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