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McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

1332 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR

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1-(503)-225-0047

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www.mcmenamins.com/

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John Butler Trio

Blues,Funk,R&B/Soul

The John Butler Trio is a popular band from Australia. Butler's inflections of blues, funk and soul is shared between textured instrumentals and lyrics that alternate from peppy rhymes to crafted poetry.

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• Thu 6/21/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Fri 6/22/18 at - 8:00 PM

Everclear

Rock

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• Sun 6/24/18 at - 7:00 PM

David Cross

Stand Up Comedy

Irreverent comedian and social commentator David Cross has maintained a relatively low celebrity profile while at the same time working consistently in TV, film, and the live performance circuit, endearing himself to legions of fans. His smart and fearless comedy style is marked by a simultaneous honesty and cynicism that kind of goes beyond satire to somewhere else. His solo work tends to focus on topics of religion, politics, and a total refusal to skirt around any issue. Characterized by his small frame, bald head, and black glasses, his major career accomplishment has been as one-half of the HBO series 'Mr. Show with Bob and David.' Born in Atlanta, GA, he went to college in Boston and started doing stand-up comedy before moving out to Los Angeles. He met Bob Odenkirk while working as a writer for 'The Ben Stiller Show' on HBO and the two joined forces to create the unique sketch comedy series 'Mr. Show' in 1995. With Odenkirk and Cross as the original funders, writers, actors, and executive producers, the show was nominated for several Emmy awards and eventually ended in 1998.

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• Sat 6/30/18 at - 8:00 PM

Car Seat Headrest

Rock,Indie

Car Seat Headrest is Will Toledo, who as a teenager in Virginia started recording his own music on a laptop in his family's car. He uploaded a bunch of his pop songs to Bandcamp in 2010. They didn't go anywhere, but as he experimented with electronic insertions and distortions, his self-produced albums attracted the notice of a pop music critic for The New Yorker magazine, who described Toledo as an "oldies-obsessed pop prodigy perfecting his Beatles and Beach Boys melodies, mostly playing all the instruments himself." Now a fully fledged adult, Toledo has a band and has released an album's worth of material under the Matador label, "Teens of Style." His first studio album, "Teens of Denial," was released in 2016.

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• Sun 7/15/18 at - 8:30 PM

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Rap/Hip Hop

Cleveland's Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were signed by Eazy-E's Ruthless label in 1993. After three albums and a Grammy in 1996 for 'Tha Crossroads,' the group continues to perform its blend of urban sounds with a strong ghetto attitude.

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• Fri 7/20/18 at - 9:00 PM

Cody Johnson

Country,Rock

Cody Johnson is a Texas-based country singer who made a splash on the Billboard Country charts with the release of his 2014 album, "Cowboy Like Me."

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• Thu 7/26/18 at - 8:00 PM

Streetlight Manifesto

Ska,Punk,Reggae

Combining countless influences, but focusing on ska, punk and reggae, Streetlight Manifesto, a seven-piece band out of New Jersey, has established themselves over the years as ska-punk stawarts.

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• Fri 7/27/18 at - 8:30 PM

Frank Turner

Folk,Punk

Frank Turner's mixture of folk and punk started out on the British music charts, and quickly spread to the rest of the world. His single 'The Road' received significant airplay in the US.

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• Thu 9/6/18 at - 7:30 PM

Jeremih

R&B/Soul

Jeremih is a self-taught R&B singer from the South Side of Chicago.

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• Sat 9/8/18 at - 8:30 PM

O.A.R.

Rock

O.A.R. (aka Of a Revolution) converted from an Ohio State frat band to Billboard chartbuster and headliner at major venues across America. O.A.R., likened to Dave Matthews Band, consists of lead singer/rhythm guitarist Marc Roberge, lead guitarist Richard On, saxist Jerry DePizzo, bassist Benj Gershman and drummer Chris Culos.

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• Sun 9/16/18 at - 7:30 PM

Liz Phair

Pop,Rock

Liz Phair's 1993 debut, 'Exile in Guyville,' raised eyebrows with its no-holds-barred lyrics on sex and other taboos. She broke out briefly a year later with 'Whip-Smart' to both a more critical and a larger fanbase, despite her not touring and little radio airplay. After marrying in 1995, she worked infrequently on some new songs and finally issued 'whitechocolatespaceegg' in 1998. Her 2003 self-titled album boasts a more pop oriented sound, with tracks such as 'Why Can't I?' and 'Extraordinary' garnering wide radio airplay. In 2005 Phair released 'Somebody's Miracle,' and in 2008 she celebrates the 15th anniversary of 'Exile in Guyville' with an expanded reissue with bonus tracks.

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• Wed 9/19/18 at - 8:30 PM

Petty Theft

Rock,Cover/Tribute Band/Performer

Petty Theft is a Tom Petty tribute band.

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• Fri 9/21/18 at - 8:30 PM

Rise Against

Metal,Punk,Alternative

Chicago's Rise Against features former members of the late great 88 Fingers Louie. This four-piece punk unit, led by lead vocalist Tim McIlrath, plays a punchy brand of melodic hardcore heavily influenced by bands like Bad Religion, Minor Threat and Bad Brains. Since forming in late 1999, the band has found a surprising level of mainstream success over multiple studio albums, including their newest, "The Black Market," but is perhaps best known for their tireless activism efforts, including work with Amnesty International, the It Gets Better Project and more.

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• Tue 9/25/18 at - 6:30 PM
• Tue 9/25/18 at - 7:00 PM

Descendents

Rock,Punk

The Descendents are a four-piece Southern California band from the first wave of California hardcore, and belying their 1985 album, "I Don't Want to Grow Up," are now deep into middle age. The band, together off and on for more than three decades, released its first album in 20 years, "Hypercaffium Spazzinate," in the summer of 2016. It addresses grown-up issues such as infidelity, children and the effects of unhealthy food choices.

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• Sat 10/6/18 at - 8:00 PM

Courtney Barnett

Rock,Indie

Melbourne-based singer and guitarist Courtney Barnett released her debut EP 'Iíve Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris' to glowing reviews around Australia. That quickly snowballed into International critical acclaim in 2013 with her second EP 'How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose.' In 2015 she released 'Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit,' fans continuing to flock to her.

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• Thu 10/11/18 at - 8:30 PM
• Fri 10/12/18 at - 8:30 PM

Kamasi Washington

Jazz

Kamasi Washington is a tenor sax player who rose out of the L.A. music scene. He's a member of a loosely connected population of jazz musicians sometimes called the West Coast Get-Down. His playing can be heard on Kendrick Lamar's 2015 album "To Pimp a Butterfly."

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• Thu 10/18/18 at - 8:00 PM