Back to full calendar Event Info Event CalendarVenue InfoCrystal BallroomExplore the Crystal Blocks Thursday, August 31, 2017 Springtime CarnivoreBaltoDasha 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show $10 advance, $12 day of show All ages welcome Add to Calendar Springtime Carnivore You know the curious, almost out-of-body feeling you sometimes get when you wake up in the middle of the night, where everything seems a bit fuzzy and you're not sure if maybe you're still dreaming? It's a state Greta Morgan perpetually revisited during the second half of 2015, when she was writing and recording the new Springtime Carnivore album, Midnight Room. "I was on a really jagged sleep schedule," says the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, describing the months during which she worked on the follow-up to her critically adored 2014 debut. "It was the first time I'd ever lived by myself, and there was this bizarre feeling at night of the house being so quiet and being so totally alone. And Midnight Room came out of that." Earlier in the year, Morgan went through one of those break-ups that completely topples your world. Though it was as amicable as those things can be, the twenty-eight year-old musician felt shattered. She began working on songs for Midnight Room during those strange waking interludes last summer, finding an abundance of beautiful melodies in the melancholy ether. "A lot of lyrics on the record are collaged or don't necessarily make sense next to each other," she says. "But I guess my whole head-space was like that for a few months. I felt like I couldn't trust my memory completely -- like i was space cadeting through the weird space between sleeping and dreaming and waking and reality." The melodies came easily, but the words were initially harder to find. So she tried a new approach for Midnight Room's lyrics, inspired by her own disjointed thinking during those months. When an intriguing phrase or evocative image occurred to her, she wrote it down on a piece of index card. Sitting with the dozens of scraps on the floor in front of her, Morgan would rearrange the fragments until she found a way to make sense of it all. "A lot of the themes are, like, ‘How do you lovingly change a relationship?,'" she says. "How do you say good-bye to someone in a certain way and still keep him or her in your life? I feel like I was asking a lot of questions during the making of the record that I still don't really have answers to, but at least some of the songs were exploring that territory." In the interest of achieving a more cohesive sound for Midnight Room, Morgan reached out to producer Chris Coady, whose work with Future Islands, Beach House and The Orwells she'd admired. "To me, Chris's greatest gift as a producer is creating a sonic palette for an album that really brings their songs to life," she says. "I wanted the whole thing to feel like you're looking through a cobalt blue glass, and to get textures that almost feel like being able to see stars in the sky. I wanted it to have this very velvety midnight blue purity to the sound, and I feel like the synthesizers that we used and a lot of the guitar tones we used evoked that kind of visual texture." Website:http://www.springtimecarnivore.com/ Balto Balto's return to the LP after a 5 year absence lands with a swell of feedback, a heavy downbeat, and a punch to the gut. "I've known love asa fleeting beauty lost upon the young." It's a coming of age album in the fullest sense, a 10-cut meditation on the realization that time is pushing us all closer to the void and away from one another, and that the doe-eyed romanticism of Balto's early writing has long since sobered. Yet underneath that disillusionment is a sense of confident celebration in not only knowing a craft, but loving it. It's an album of unbridled american rock'n'roll - steeped in the mythology of the legendary songwriters and Motown's almighty groove. Biting cynicism, instant classics, tear-your-heart-out live energy, a willingness to swagger, rip hard, and live behind the beat.Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BaltoAmerica/ Dasha Dashenka and her music were born in Moscow, Russia and is now living and thriving in Portland, Oregon. Dasha has played in local bands such as Brainstorm, Mount Mazama, Radiation City and Cardioid, to name a few. Gathering from the inspiration of haunted cathedral reverbarations, wide fields at dusk and classical nylon stringed layerings, this music is a little boat. Get in, take off your shoes if you are wearing any, and go away for a little while. Though a bit foggy and dreamy, the undulations will eventually bring you back to shore. 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Sunday, November 19 All day All ages welcome21+ to drink at All Locations Blasphemous Collaboration with Second Player Score Tuesday, November 21 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Lola's Room School of Rock - Portland Friday, February 16 6 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room School of Rock Saturday, February 17 6 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room School of Rock - Portland Sunday, February 18 6 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room An oasis below the Crystal The little sister of the historic Crystal Ballroom, Lola's Room is located on the second floor, directly below the Crystal. If you're a fan of DJ'd dance events, raging local rock showcases or intimate seated performances, then take a moment and bookmark this page. The navigation menu at left is your roadmap to Lola's Room and the other offerings at the corner of 14th & Burnside. Check out what's coming up on the Events Calendar, let us host your next party or simply investigate our brewery, artwork and history. A night at Lola's Room should always include a stop by Ringlers Pub or Ringlers Annex, where the vibe will fit your mood -- great pub fare, handcrafted beverages, engaging conversation, a good pool game, a rowdy party or a groovy DJ in a dimmed setting. Never stop exploring! This website is a continual work in progress, and will develop over time. Watch for photo tours, sound samples from upcoming acts and much more. Meanwhile, be our guest, wander and enjoy! Looking for your Crystal Ballroom and/or Lola's Room Passport Stamps? A Crystal Ballroom, Lola’s Room & Crystal Brewery Tour occurs daily at 2 p.m. - meet at Ringlers Pub (street level below the Crystal Ballroom.) The tour takes about half an hour to complete. Any questions may be directed to the Crystal box office, 503-225-0047. If you cannot make the tour, stamps for the Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room are also available when you see a show. The shows can be ticketed or free – as long as you’re attending an event in the venue, you can get that room’s stamp. Please note that if you’re attending an event in the Crystal Ballroom, you will need to attend a separate event in Lola’s Room to get the Lola’s stamp and vice versa. Stamps are always exclusively available in their own venue. Please note: Due to private events, concert setup needs and brewers’ schedules, not all spaces are guaranteed to be available to tour daily, but our staff will give it our best shot and show you the spaces that we can. Explore the Crystal Blocks Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages. Explore these properties and all they have to offer. 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