Crystal Ballroom

It was my first concert attended at Crystal Ballroom and yet again I entered a venue, surprised how much bigger the room turned out to be from what I had expected coming into the building. That seems to be a theme in Portland: Impressive venues hiding behind unflashy facades. Something similar could be said about […]

FFO: Kikagaku Moyo, Dolphin Midwives Minami Deutsch crushes negativity, sorrow, and depressive energy. It’s their first time doing that in North America, in support of their EP Can’t Get There as a follow up and extension of 2018’s With Dim Light. They combine the best of psychedelic music with a delicate touch of Japanese music tradition. On their […]

Company of Thieves is currently on tour in support of Walk the Moon on their “Press Restart Tour”, and ahead of their EP Better Together. They stopped by KPSU, Portland’s College Radio Station, to perform a live acoustic set followed by an interview with KPSU’s Joe Hernandez (@thisisbroseph). Listen to the live in-studio performance and interview, […]

For Fans of: Alt-J, Vance Joy, Kaleo, Glass Animals, and Cage the Elephant   Kassel, Germany based Indie rockers Milky Chance took the stage Sunday night to a very crowded Crystal Ballroom. Photo by DJ Rachelle I was excited to see how their layering of different musical elements and styles would actually be performed live. […]

Broken Social Scene FFO: Wolf Parade, Do Make Say Think, Arcade Fire Hug of Thunder, the new album album by Broken Social Scene, comes seven years after their last release. While this may be a long hiatus, the album couldn’t have come at a better moment–Broken Social Scene’s widescreen rock is the perfect salve for […]

Bleachers FFO: Walk the Moon, Smallpools, Misterwives, Grouplove 94/7 Alternative Portland Presents: The Best Show of the Year…So Far with supporting acts Bob Mosses and Missio, and headlining Bleachers (fronted and led by Jack Antonoff). Bleachers is currently on tour and stopping by Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on Thursday May 25, and will be at Sasquatch! […]

Photo by Jeff Schock Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness FFO: Colony House, Bleachers, Night Riots, Young Rising Sons “Are you ready to dance Portland?!” Andrew McMahon asked the crowd before covering one of his own songs, “Dark Blue” by Jack’s Mannequin. He had interrupted his set prior to that, instructing the crowd to leave all their issues, […]

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness FFO: Colony House, Bleachers, Night Riots, Young Rising Sons Currently on tour with Atlas Genius and Night Riots in celebration of February’s release (Zombies On Broadway) Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will be making a stop on his tour in Portland. The three acts will be in Portland’s beautiful Crystal Ballroom […]

Photography by Hannah Cantrell *Content Originally Posted on Respect Your Youngers* For Fans Of: A$AP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Vince Staples On tour in support of his new album, The Divine Feminine, Mac Miller visited the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on November 7th. The evening started off confusing to everyone. There was no mention of an opener, […]

If you ask a shoegaze afficianado who “the greats” of the genre are you’re likely to get one of three answers: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive or Ride. While much has been said about the first two, Ride is sort of the younger, cooler brother. The band’s debut album, Nowhere, came out on Creation Records in […]


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