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Dia De Los Muertos
w/ Tiburones, Edna Vazquez with Mariachi Los Palmeros, and Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
November 1, 2013
5:30 p.m. Doors | $10 ADV / $12 Doors / 12 and under free | All Ages
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
The Crystal Ballroom hosts a traditional, Portland-style celebration honoring the dead.
Tiburones is a wild new musical project joining the sometimes unhinged vocals of Y La Bamba’s Luz Elena Mendoza, with the fiery intensity of Nick Delffs of Shaky Hands and Death Songs.
Luz and Nick began collaborating when Y La Bamba and Death Songs toured the west coast in 2012. During that tour, they discovered a mutual reverence that sung louder than words.
After touring with The Lumineers in 2012, and inspired by the journey, Luz and Nick began to collect their songs with a raw approach. “The thrill of creating new music overwhelmed us and gave us a path to celebrate life with others.” she said.
The vibrant, incessant beat of Tiburones is an intoxicating three piece with enchanting harmonies and syncopated percussion, electric guitar, bass and keys.
Influenced by Neil Young, Patti Smith, Richard Brautigan and the pulse of the Velvet Underground, Tiburones frames the sound of folk, with beat heavy rhythms, and songs that split the sea.
No. 19 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.