Back to full calendar Event Info Event Calendar Venue Info Info Tech Specs Promoter Info Box Office Private Events Shop Lola's Room Discover Art History Brewery Explore the Crystal Blocks Saturday, December 9, 2017 The Dandy Warhols: Cowboy Christmasfeaturing The Dandy Warholswith FederaleAn all ages holiday showAfter-party in Ringlers Pub featuring music from DJ Rescue (Zia from the Dandy Warhols) 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show $20 advance, $25 day of show | Hotel packages $215-$295 All ages welcome Add to Calendar The Dandy Warhols: Cowboy Christmas Join us for what has become a seasonal tradition at the Crystal Ballroom, as The Dandy Warhols present their annual all-ages holiday show! This year's theme is "Cowboy Christmas," and you're invited to dress the part and join the revelry. After the show wraps up in the Ballroom, Zia from the Dandies (a.k.a. DJ Rescue) will be DJing the after-party in Ringlers Pub. Special overnight lodging is available at the Crystal Hotel that includes two tickets to the show and breakfast the following morning, Make your reservations online, using code 1712DANDY. (select GROUP under Special Codes, and insert 1712DANDY) Happy Holidays! featuring The Dandy Warhols Distortland - Bio 2016By: Marissa R. Moss. And then, the roof fell in. Literally. Three days after The Dandy Warhols finished recording their ninth album, Distortland, a 14,000 lb gush of water collapsed the roof of the Dandy's studio, filling the place with rainwater and 80 years of roofing materials. Had it happened a few days later, the Dandy's would have been on tour and the two months of humidity which ensued would have wrecked every last piece of gear. Well, as any good comedian knows, timing is everything. "Our whole thing is a disorganized byproduct of being alive," says Taylor-Taylor. "So our music is organized disorganization." Indeed it is - the Dandy's have always spectacularly blended the pristine with the unusual, the rhythmic with the unpredictable, the grit with the sheen. Since their inception in 1994, they've sailed through and past shifting musical climates by presenting thoughts un-mired by censorship and unfiltering their art. Making music out of Portland, Oregon for over twenty years, The Dandy Warhols - Taylor-Taylor (vocals, guitar), Zia McCabe (keyboards), Peter Holmstrom (guitar), and Brent DeBoer (drums) -- have gone on world tours, had hit singles and even taken the stage during the Greek riots. They've weathered shifts from vinyl and tape to CD and CD to digital, from paper fliers to social media and toiled with major labels, and still remained a pure synergistic unit. Distortland, in a way, was an act of serendipity before disaster - before the throbbing rain could have ruined all the Dandy's progress - but it's also an album about the lack of serendipity after a much more subtle disaster set in. Living in Portland well before it became the destination-du-jour, they've seen their home change around them: from a community where artists can thrive to one where a bottle of green juice costs more than a concert ticket. Their every day reality began to look a lot different than it did back in the early nineties, overrun by corporate development and gentrification - a distortion of the very environment the band knew and loved. And maybe it was a coincidence that the sonic path of the album began to mirror that scuffed, blurred vision - or maybe not. "I noticed there is a lot of distortion on the tracks, and in weird places," says Taylor-Taylor. "Distortion on the vocals, drums, keyboards, not just distorted guitars. Even the acoustic I found myself putting distortion on. Meanwhile, we're living in Portland, Oregon, which has gone from .5 million to 2.5 million, and thats the weirdest thing. I just looked out my window and thought 'Distortland'.... yep. The dirty little town that time forgot, one day became the cultural epicenter of earth." From tracks like the lead single, "You Are Killing Me" to the lanky swing of "All The Girls In London," the Dandy's might use distortion as a tool - but there is deep undercurrent of a thrilling, euphorically melodic dream that they came to love (and define) in the early nineties that is perfectly, pristinely clear. It's all the rage to reinterpret that era in a distant, shoegazy sort of presentation, but what the Dandy's do on Distortland is a far more focused presentation of how that decade's subtle, mischievous influence shaped their music - but now with a point of view that looks forward and not back. Perhaps part of that is owed to lean, clean mixing from Jim Lowe - best known for his work with Taylor Swift and Beyonce. "We record very dirty, so having a clean mixer is great," says Taylor-Taylor, who self-produced the Dandy's records and begins by laying tracks onto a 80s cassette recorder. But don't fret: "the record is still loaded with dirt, it's just well organized dirt." Indeed, "You Are Killing Me" edges rough vamps against a hooky refrain that is instantly danceable and chantable without being the least big cloying - something the Dandy's have always been expertly skilled at, teetering their songs on the balance line of noise, rock, and pop without every tipping too heavily in one direction. Taylor-Taylor, the group's principle songwriter, doesn't take the task of creating meaningful narrative lightly, either - there is always a message beneath the melody. "There's the main line, 'you are killing me, and everything you love about me.' I feel like that's a well balanced line, because it doesn't stop at accusatory and actually finishes with a line that could open a dialogue between two people who are having a hard time in their relationship, and a hard time communicating." The band released the song in January - breakup month - to incite that very conversation. Then there is the unmistakable Dandy groove on "STYGGO" (which stands for "Some Things You Gotta Get Over"), that tackles the bigger picture of that rapidly distorting world from a broader, birds eye view. Of the track, Taylor-Taylor says, "Some things you can't get over.? Some things you gotta get over.? Distortland is the Dandy's first record for Dine Alone, and their first studio LP since 2012's This Machine. Though four years between releases is certainly a long time in the usual demand of the corporate world, that is not a schedule the Dandy's ascribe to - they let the art and the music dictate, instead. That hasn't always been a favored stance, but it's one they stuck too. "In the early years, we heard it all: 'you're never going to make it,' 'you're too intellectual,'" says Taylor-Taylor. But the Dandy's knew better, because "making it" was never the goal -making music to inspire, or to contemplate - was. And still is, even when the roof collapses and the very world they know changes beyond recognition. "yeah I guess we're fine with whatever. Maybe it's because we're a real old school type of band. Like a gang." website:http://www.dandywarhols.com/facebook:http://www.facebook.com/TheDandyWarholsyoutube:https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOdditoriuminstagram:https://instagram.com/TheDandyWarhols/twitter:https://twitter.com/TheDandyWarhols Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Crystal Ballroom Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band Wednesday, January 24 Crystal Ballroom Meshuggah Thursday, January 25 Crystal Ballroom 80s in the Ballroom and New Wave in Lola's Room Friday, January 26 Crystal Ballroom 80s Weekend Night #2: 80s Tribute Bands Saturday, January 27 Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 28 Crystal Ballroom Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Friday, February 2 Crystal Ballroom Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Saturday, February 3 Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Friday, February 9 Crystal Ballroom Similar Events at Crystal Ballroom Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band Wednesday, January 24 Crystal Ballroom Meshuggah Thursday, January 25 Crystal Ballroom 80s in the Ballroom and New Wave in Lola's Room Friday, January 26 Crystal Ballroom 80s Weekend Night #2: 80s Tribute Bands Saturday, January 27 Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 28 Crystal Ballroom Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Friday, February 2 Crystal Ballroom Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Saturday, February 3 Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Friday, February 9 Crystal Ballroom True West present Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band Wednesday, January 24 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Live Nation and McMenamins present Meshuggah Thursday, January 25 6 p.m. Doors, 7:30 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack and J-Fell 80s in the Ballroom and New Wave in Lola's Room Friday, January 26 8 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom J-Fell Presents and 80s Video Dance Attack 80s Weekend Night #2: 80s Tribute Bands Saturday, January 27 8 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 28 2 p.m. doors All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+) at Crystal Ballroom Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band SoldOut Friday, February 2 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band SoldOut Saturday, February 3 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Friday, February 9 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Dan Auerbach and the Easy Eye Sound Revue Sunday, February 11 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Walk The Moon Monday, February 12 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Walk The Moon Tuesday, February 13 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Abstract Earth Project Presents Lotus Thursday, February 15 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom McMenamins, Portland Mercury, do503 and XRAY-FM present "Sabertooth Micro Fest" Friday, February 16 (Times to be announced) All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+) at Crystal Ballroom McMenamins, Portland Mercury, do503 and XRAY-FM present "Sabertooth Micro Fest" Saturday, February 17 (Times to be announced) All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+) at Crystal Ballroom McMenamins, Portland Mercury, do503 and XRAY-FM present "Sabertooth Micro Fest" Sunday, February 18 (Times to be announced) All ages welcome (Al's Den is 21+) at Crystal Ballroom Elizabeth Mollo Productions Presents "Fade To Light" - A Multidimensional Fashion Event Wednesday, February 21 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome, Bar with ID at Crystal Ballroom Mat Kearney Thursday, February 22 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Typhoon Friday, February 23 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents The Wood Brothers Thursday, March 1 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Live Nation BROCKHAMPTON Friday, March 2 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Family Matinee Saturday, March 3 2 p.m. doors, 3 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth Saturday, March 3 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom MarchFourth 15th Anniversary Spectacular Sunday, March 4 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Walk Off the Earth Tuesday, March 6 6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom They Might Be Giants Thursday, March 8 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 14+ at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents The Infamous Stringdusters Friday, March 9 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents AWOLNATION Saturday, March 10 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents AWOLNATION Sunday, March 11 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Presents Why Don't We Wednesday, March 14 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Yonder Mountain String Band Thursday, March 15 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Umphrey's McGee Friday, March 16 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Umphrey's McGee Saturday, March 17 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Happy 32nd Birthday, Ruby! Wednesday, March 21 All day All ages welcome | 21 and over to drink at All Locations Galactic Saturday, March 24 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Clean Bandit Wednesday, March 28 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Abstract Earth Project Presents Emancipator Ensemble Saturday, March 31 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox presents The Darkness Monday, April 2 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom An evening with Amanda Palmer Saturday, April 7 6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents The Breeders Tuesday, April 10 6 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui presents The Neighbourhood Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom AEG PRESENTS Kelsea Ballerini Thursday, April 19 6:30 p.m. Doors, 7:30 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Bishop Briggs Sunday, April 29 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Emporium Presents An Evening with Steven Wilson Wednesday, May 9 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents As The Crow FliesFeaturing Chris Robinson, Marcus King, Audley Freed, Andy Hess, Adam McDougal, Tony Leone Sunday, May 13 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents The Weepies Wednesday, May 16 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom The Brian Jonestown Massacre On SaleJan 26 Tuesday, May 22 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom EELS Friday, June 1 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Monday, June 4 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom New Found Glory Tuesday, June 12 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Sasha Scarlett Presents Portland Erotic Ball Saturday, October 27 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Info Tech Specs Promoter Info Box Office Private Events Shop The Crystal Ballroom 1332 W. Burnside Portland OR 97209 (503) 225-0047 Contact us Where On Any Night, Anything Can Happen!! In these walls... The historic Crystal Ballroom -- now over a century old -- is one of those rare concert halls that can point to a proud, diverse history while also laying claim to an ongoing musical legacy. Every time you enter this majestic ballroom, let your imagination sense the tremors resonating from a century's worth of gatherings, and realize that you are joining a thriving, generations-long procession of show-goers. Welcome! ♦ Looking for your Crystal Ballroom Passport Stamps? 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. Stamps for the Crystal Ballroom and Lola’s Room are also available when you see a show – ticketed or free – in either 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. Tech Specs Floor and stage plan PDF download Lighting diagram PDF download Sound manifest Crystal: PDF download Lola's Room: PDF download Technical and logistical packet For Crystal Ballroom & Lola's Room PDF download Ballroom height and beam-to-beam dimensions 16' 11" from beam to floor 19' 11" from floor to ceiling 14' 6" in between beams Promoter Info Rental Expenses To Outside Promoters RENT VARIES, PLEASE CONTACT A BOOKING COORDINATOR $850 SOUND & LIGHTS $365 PRODUCTION MANAGER ($54.75/hr OT) $255 STAGE MANAGER ($38.32/hr OT) $255 FOH TECHNICIAN ($38.32/hr OT) $255 MONITOR ENGINEER ($38.32/hr OT) $255 LIGHTING DIRECTOR ($38.32/hr OT) $150 HOSPITALITY ($20/hr OT) [mileage is 33 cents per mile] $1,000* SECURITY ($100/hr OT) $100 BOX OFFICE STAFF ($20/hr OT) $200 ADMINISTRATION FEE $ ---- PARKING HOODS $ ---- CHAIR RENTAL ($2 per chair) $ ---- ADVERTISING $500 PIPE AND DRAPE/BARRICADE $175 STAGEHANDS $ ---- BOX OFFICE CREDIT CARD FEE (3% of Box Credit Card Sales) * Security cost is an estimate. Additional security may be required depending on the nature of the event. Overtime: All expenses incurred by the Crystal Ballroom for Catering, Advertising, requested stagehands, overtime (anything over 10 hours), backline, barricade, risers, etc. will be added to total rental rate. Deposits: A non-refundable 50% room deposit and a $2,500 'untenured promoter fee' (UPF) is due immediately in order to secure the room. If ticket sales exceed 500 the 'UPF' will be refunded; if ticket sales are below 500 the room keeps the entire $2,500 to make up for less than 1/3 capacity and corresponding lack of sales. The 'UPF' will not be refunded if the event cancels within 60 days of the event. Settlement: Venue will pay renter with a company check at the immediate conclusion of door sales. Venue will not provide any cash at settlement. Late Night Fee: There is a $1,000/hour additional fee for any events after 3 a.m. We may also require additional security for events of that nature. Merchandise: Merch rate is 20% they sell. We can provide a seller with advance notice and will keep 30% of sales. The outside promoter will receive no revenue from the merchandise as that is the prerogative of the house. House keeps a percentage of all transactions. Tickets: All tickets must be placed through the venue onto the Cascade Tickets system. All comps, label buys, and holds must be approved by the venue. There is a $1/ticket venue fee at the Box Office. Refunds: All refunds will be directed to the outside promoter. In the absence of an outside promoter representative, the venue shall use its own discretion regarding refunds and all refunds shall be deducted from settlement. Insurance and Licenses: Renter must provide liability insurance not less than $1,000,000 for any single occurrence naming McMenamins Inc. d.b.a. Crystal Ballroom as additionally insured. Tickets will not be placed on sale until binder is received. Promoter is responsible for all ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC fees. Production Advance: Performers or their representative must contact venue's production manager 5 days prior to the event in order to advance production needs, otherwise runner will arrive at 6 p.m. and all rider items/requests will be greatly limited if provided at all. Layout: The Crystal Ballroom is located on the 3rd floor. The first floor is Ringlers Restaurant and the 2nd floor is Lola's Room, both of which may have a public or private event simultaneously with the Crystal. Cancellation/Postponement: The contract covers the specified event for the specified date. No substitution will be accepted for a cancellation. If the event is postponed the room deposit will be transferred to the date of the new event but the $2,500 'UPF' will be applied toward the date of the originally scheduled show and an additional $2,500 will be required in order to reschedule. Capacity: The venue's capacity is 1500*. All artist and promoter guests and comps will be deducted from sellable. Comp and guest space must be reserved in advance. House is entitled to 20 guests. House guests will not effect sellable. Promoter must have guest list to house no later than 2 hours prior to doors. VIP cap is 25. * Seated capacity is 850. Seated shows must be 21 and over. There is a $2/chair rental fee. Venue and corporate sponsor banners may be present during event. Marketing your event at the Crystal Ballroom Please contact Mike Walker for information about marketing your event through McMenamins resources. Box Office Please note! Both the Crystal Ballroom and Lola's Room specialize in open-floor shows with a very limited amount of seats. The rare seated events will be clearly denoted as such, within the event description on our schedule page. Box Office Information Tickets for all McMenamins shows are ticketed by Cascade Tickets, and may be purchased at the Crystal box office (located under the Crystal's awning) and McMenamins Edgefield, by phone at 1-855-CAS-TIXX, or by clicking the "Buy Tickets" link located at the event listing on our schedules. Tickets bought directly at the Crystal box office or any of our four ticket outlets will only incur a $1 facility charge. (Please note! Tickets to Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn will incur additional service fees.) Crystal Ballroom Box Office Hours Daily, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The box office is open later on nights when there is a performance. Tickets may also be purchased in Ringlers Pub, Monday through Friday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The box office accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and DiscoverCard. Will Call Will call is located at the box office. Refunds All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Parking There are three pay lots nearby, and street parking is available. Accessibility Those with disabilities may call (503 225 0047) or email in advance to arrange early admittance. There is an elevator located in the lobby. Hold your Private Event at Crystal Ballroom Weddings Meetings Social Events The Crystal Ballroom is a truly awe-inspiring venue with its vaulted ceilings, grand chandeliers, giant wallscapes and famous "floating" dance floor. Accommodating groups from 100 to 1000 people, this 7,500-square-foot space includes access to the Ballroom's classic corner stage, floor-to-ceiling windows, swooping balcony, and full bar service. Tucked in the Crystal’s second story is Lola’s Room accommodating events of up to 200 guests. Lola’s comes with a handsome fully stocked bar, original artwork, and a floating dance floor all it’s own. For overnight accommodations, our Crystal Hotel is just a block away! Art History Brewery Artwork plays an important role in the character of McMenamins locations throughout Oregon and Washington. We believe art makes life richer and more enjoyable. So, you'll often find paintings covering our walls, ceilings doors, overhead pipes, and equipment -- works as diverse and entertaining as our places for family and friends. Many artists have contributed to this vast variety of delightful eye candy. Jump in and enjoy some now! 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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