Win Tickets ($90): Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin Theater | Former Monkees Member, Country Rock Singer/songwriter Legend

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin Theater on May 7. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 5.

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From our sponsors:
Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin TheaterMichael Nesmith
May 7, 2014
Doors 7 p.m. / Show 8 p.m. | $42.50 ADV / $45 Doors | 21+, Minors OK w/ guardian
Tickets: aladdin-theater.com

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 234-9694

We are pleased to announce the spring arrival of Michael Nesmith. The singer/songwriter legend will kick off his first solo U.S. tour in over 30 years in Nashville for a rare and exclusive brace of live concerts set to take place in March and April throughout the U.S.

“The shows will take a complete look at the songs I’ve recorded over the years, starting back when I was just a solo folk singer,” says Nesmith of forthcoming dates. “I have decades of music to draw from and I think I can put together something exciting, something that will make for a very full, dramatic and emotional evening.”

In a career that has endured for almost 50 years, Michael Nesmith has made his mark on popular culture as a songwriter, performer, author, film-producer and actor. In the 1960s Nesmith found fame as one quarter of The Monkees. As a songwriter he has written music for such performers as Linda Rondstadt and had his songs covered by artists ranging from Run DMC to Andy Williams. A successful film producer, his name has appeared on the credits of such pictures as the cult-classic Repo Man and the Tim Robbins movie Tapeheads. In 1980 Nesmith was one of the men behind the launch of the revolutionary television channel MTV.

But it is Michael Nesmith’s prolific body of solo work that brings him across the U.S. for this rarest of visits.

The author of no fewer than 15 solo albums, Nesmith was a key pioneer in the development of country rock music, most notably with his work with The First National Band. His 1975 album Prison – A Book With A Soundtrack introduced the innovative notion of combining a written story with recorded music.

His most recent solo work, Rays, was released in 2006.

This body of work has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the greatest music never heard.” The opportunity to hear these compositions played in an intimate setting amounts to nothing less than a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($90): Michael Nesmith @ Aladdin Theater | Former Monkees Member, Country Rock Singer/songwriter Legend

  1. Stephen May 1, 2014 at 14:59 #

    Hey, hey! He was one of the monkees!

  2. Tim May 1, 2014 at 15:18 #

    I would love the chance to see the offspring of the woman that invented “Liquid Paper”!!
    I grew up watching the Monkees show and I really enjoyed Michael’s straightfaced comedy.
    Lost track of him of him for a few years before he popped up with the music video “Elephant Parts”. Now he’s coming to Portland and I’m broke. “Free” tickets please!

    : )

  3. Chris May 1, 2014 at 15:26 #

    would love a chance to see Michael Nesbit, reliving childhhod memories of my favorote, show!

  4. Bridget May 1, 2014 at 15:49 #

    The Monkees were a quintessential part of my childhood, and this would be amazing to see.

  5. Scott Worthington May 1, 2014 at 15:52 #

    Hey hey it’s the Monkies & I would love to be there

  6. Melody May 1, 2014 at 15:57 #

    I promise to wear a beanie in his honor…even if it’s still 80 degrees!

  7. zoe May 1, 2014 at 16:16 #

    Lovely way to spend the evening :)

  8. serene May 1, 2014 at 16:42 #

    I LOVE COUNTRY SONGS !!!!!! Please let me win this !!!!!!! I want to explore Portland as much as i could, as an international visitor ( all the way from Malaysia !!!! ) This would be a great free event for me, save money for my trip but still get to experience the unique of Portland ! CROSSED FINGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS………!!!

  9. Tony May 1, 2014 at 18:12 #

    This would be great to take my son and show him some good music!

  10. Janet Scott May 1, 2014 at 18:54 #

    I’d like to win these tix because my birthday is May 6th and it would be nice to celebrate by seeing Mike Nesmith.

  11. Aaron May 1, 2014 at 18:55 #

    Michael: I felt like that was it.
    Control Room Voice #1: Dynamite!
    Control Room Voice #2: It sure did!
    Studio Voice: Worked.
    Control Room Voice #2: Golly!

  12. Dave G. May 1, 2014 at 19:49 #

    I would be forever grateful for the chance to see Michael Nesmith!

  13. panda May 1, 2014 at 22:29 #

    Mike: I’ll have a finger sandwich, hold the mold.

    Davy Jones: And, uh, I’d like a glass of cold gravy with a hair in it, please.

    Mrs Ace: One of your own?

    genius film head with the monkees

  14. nicole May 1, 2014 at 22:52 #

    I have all monkees albums w mike, none without and 5 solo Nez albums. His music is awesomesauce!

  15. Dave Taube May 1, 2014 at 23:06 #

    Growing up in the sixties, I’m a believer that the Monkees played some of the catchiest tunes of the decade. I live in Eugene, but I’ll be up in Portland for three nights next week, and Thursday is one of those nights!

  16. Andrea May 2, 2014 at 08:12 #

    This sounds so fun, would love to go!

  17. Chris Ames May 2, 2014 at 09:34 #

    JOANNE, SOME OF SHELLY’S BLUES, RIO and on and on and on. I simply lurve Mike Nesmith.

  18. Ghassan May 2, 2014 at 12:18 #

    Please. His Monkees songs were the best of the group, his solo albums are even better, and he was a pioneer of country rock. Help me get to see the Nez!

  19. Jen May 2, 2014 at 13:18 #

    I so love Nez, he’s an amazingly talented singer-songwriter-performer, and it would be awesome to see him live & in person.

  20. Diana May 2, 2014 at 14:23 #

    PLEASE PICK ME! I had a MONKEES Lunch Box in the second grade, (sorry Mike, but Davey was on the Thermos) however, Mike was my favorite in his cute little knit cap, and I swooned over him. What a huge talent and oh how I’d love to go! PS I’m a cancer survivor and am trying to celebrate that, but am generally too broke to get out to things like this. PLEASE PICK ME!

  21. Carla May 3, 2014 at 01:44 #

    Michael is a legend, it would be an honor to be part of this!

  22. Robert P May 3, 2014 at 21:16 #

    I would love to hear his inner voice now.

  23. David May 3, 2014 at 21:36 #

    Loved the monks watched every week. Would be nice to hear the sounds Michael has developed as he has matured as an artist

  24. Brad May 4, 2014 at 10:21 #

    It’s the greatest music, I’ve never heard!

  25. Kathy L. Rankin May 4, 2014 at 12:37 #

    My birthday is May 7th and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate being 55!

  26. Kathy L. Rankin May 4, 2014 at 12:39 #

    I am going to be 55 years old on May 7th (May 7, 1959 date of birth) and I would love to see if I can remember all the songs, maybe he will do a sing a long? I think I may have
    already posted once but then I am forgetful because I will be 55!

  27. Kathy L. Rankin May 10, 2014 at 11:49 #

    thank you for the tickets to see Michael Nesmith, the original music was ALL his. It was all heartfelt lyrics and music he wrote making this show very special and memorable to me, thank you so much for a great birthday!

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