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Zombie Ball! Halloween at the Crystal Ballroom
October 31, 2013
7 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show | $15 ADV / $20 Doors | 21+
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
Ghoul up, Portland! Satan’s Pilgrims will headline a rockin’ lineup of bands on this Halloween’s Zombie Ball, and we’re adding a costume contest, sounds and grooves from DJ Flightrisk, and a special hotel package that includes lodging for two, tickets to the show, two black Widow T-shirts, 22oz bottles of our beer, candy corn, zombie fries, surprise amenities and a bloody mary in Zeus Café the next morning.
Make a night of it! Book our Zombie Ball Package at Crystal Hotel!
Satan’s Pilgrims formed in 1992 during a series of house parties hosted by the members of the band, and were playing shows in their hometown of Portland, Oregon by 1993. Twisting their name from the 60’s AIP film “Satan’s Sadists” and donning their now familiar matching outfits complete with vampire capes, they became a real band.
The Pilgrims are one of the most influential surf instrumental bands around and while much of their sound has a definite Southern California influence, what sets them apart is the legacy of their Pacific Northwest rock ‘n’ roll ancestors: The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics and The Kingsmen.
This, along with three distinct guitarists and a relentless rhythm section, gives their live set a dazzling variety of dance party sounds to choose from, while maintaining their patented haunted sound. After years of touring, taking the band all over the U.S. and Europe (including a now legendary show in Slovenia), Satan’s Pilgrims continued to develop the surf instrumental genre.
November 2000 marked the beginning of a hiatus, as drummer Ted Pilgrim moved from Portland to Memphis, TN to sweat, get autographs from all of his Soul and early Rock n’ Roll heroes, and eat Bar-B-Q. Meanwhile, 9 Pilgrim offspring were birthed to various members.
A disc-jockey revivalist playing the sounds to make you dance.
No. 18 of Crystal Ballroom’s 100 Nights
Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, as an ongoing entertainment staple for the city since 1914, celebrates its 100th birthday with a 100-day-long party! From October 14, 2013 to its actual centennial-mark on January 21, 2014, daily events will tumble forth from the historic Crystal Ballroom and its second-floor space Lola’s Room, with an occasional spotlight pointed at the affable setting of Ringlers Pub.
Events will feature a mix of current national acts, the return of longtime Portland favorites, showcases of up-and-comers, and themed events inspired by key eras of the Crystal past. While the series will end with a bang – a performance by the Decemberists’ Colin Meloy on January 21 – the entire run of shows will be stacked with stellar talent. Additional events will pay tribute to the Crystal’s amazing history, with ballroom dance extravaganzas, old-timey/Americana dances, a gypsy-themed event, soul/funk shows and psychedelic jams.