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 Sunday, July 15, 2018 Monqui Presents Car Seat HeadrestNaked Giants 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show $24 advance, $28 day of show All ages welcome Share this event Add to Calendar Car Seat Headrest Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at nineteen on a cheap laptop, and you'll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls "the sound of failure" - thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will's first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it. Even so, even awkward and amateurish, Twin Fantasy is deeply, truly adored. Legions of reverent listeners carve rituals out of it: sobbing over "Famous Prophets," making out to 'Cute Thing', dancing their asses off as 'Bodys' climbs higher, higher. The distortion hardly matters. You can hear him just fine. You can hear everything. And you can feel everything: his hope, his despair, his wild overjoy. He's trusting you - plural you, thousands of you - with the things he can't say out loud. " I pretended I was drunk when I came out to my friends," he sings - and then, caught between truths, backtracks: " I never came out to my friends. We were all on Skype, and I laughed and changed the subject." You might be imagining an extended diary entry, an angsty transmission from a bygone LiveJournal set to power chords and cranked to eleven. You would be wrong. Twin Fantasy is not a monologue. Twin Fantasy is a conversation. You know, he sings, that I'm mostly singing about you. This is Will's greatest strength as a songwriter: he spins his own story, but he's always telling yours, too. Between nods to local details - Harper's Ferry, The Yellow Wallpaper, the Monopoly board collecting dust in his back seat - he leaves room for the fragile stuff of your own life, your own loves. From the very beginning, alone in his bedroom, in his last weeks of high school, he knew he was writing anthems. Someday, he hoped, you and I might sing these words back to him. "It was never a finished work," Toledo says, "and it wasn't until last year that I figured out how to finish it." He has, now, the benefit of a bigger budget, a full band in fine form, and endless time to tinker. According to him, it took eight months of mixing just to get the drums right. But this is no shallow second take, sanitized in studio and scrubbed of feeling. This is the album he always wanted to make. It sounds the way he always wanted it to sound. It's been hard, stepping into the shoes of his teenage self, walking back to painful places. There are lyrics he wouldn't write again, an especially sad song he regards as an albatross. But even as he carries the weight of that younger, wounded Toledo, he moves forward. He grows. He revises, gently, the songs we love so much. In the album's final moments, in those " apologies to future me's and you's," there is more forgiveness than fury. This, Toledo says, is the most vital difference between the old and the new: he no longer sees his own story as a tragedy. He's not alone no more. Soundcloud:http://bit.ly/1CJz8efBandcamp:http://bit.ly/1QHe4pAFacebook:http://on.fb.me/1Hxa7Ss Naked Giants ‘SLUFF' is a word that means both everything and nothing, but it definitely sums up the three distinct personalities that make up Naked Giants. Depending which member you ask, SLUFF is either slang for the black gunk that comes off your shoes when it snows in the winter, an acronym that stands for South Lake Union Fuck Face (a reference to the tech bros who have infiltrated Seattle in recent years) or what a snake does when it sheds its skin. It's also the title - and a song on - the band's debut full-length. Formed in 2015, the Seattle trio - guitarist/vocalist Grant Mullen, bassist/vocalist Gianni Aiello and drummer Henry LaVallee - put out debut EP R.I.P. the following year and have been steadily building up their reputation as a live act in the meantime, and having as much fun as possible while doing it. Because as much as the three-piece - who are all in their very early 20s now - have their heads screwed on and are fiercely intelligent people, they also want to let loose and enjoy being in a band. After all, that's kind of what being in a band with your closest friends is all about. "I just want to make as much noise and have as much fun and get as sweaty as I can," says LaVallee, "and if that resonates with people, that's who I want in my life. That's who I want to play music for." That clash of the cerebral and the intelligent - the desire to say something meaningful but also just have some fun - is what underpins the very essence of who Naked Giants is. It's a band of contradictions. Their music, which is simultaneously timeless and modern, new and old, is loud and brash and raw, but there's vulnerability there, too. In fact, debut album SLUFF is a melting pot of ideas and sounds that, on paper, don't seem like they would go together, but which form one phenomenally cohesive whole. "These are songs that we've played live for a long time," explains Mullen. "We wanted to showcase the different kinds of songs we've written and put them all onto an album that flows together, making it tie together into something that means something." That's exactly what they do on SLUFF's twelve weird and wonderful songs. Recorded with producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana/Screaming Trees/Beat Happening/Car Seat Headrest/Low/Minus The Bear) in Seattle at Avast! and Soundhouse Studios over the course of two and a half weeks in October, the record is a dizzying mélange of influences and ideas. It swirls with hyperactive restlessness as 1960s harmonies share space with 1970s riffs while at the same time battling an undercurrent of punk rock and more modern indie influences. The song "TV", for example, is a kaleidoscope of sound that seems to take in the whole history of rock'n'roll but reframes it in a more contemporary context. "From our perspective as millennials where everything is accessible all at once," explains Aiello, "there is no difference to us between punk and classic rock or anything like that because we're all observing it at the same time through the same lens. And yes, history exists, but if you're just flipping through something on the TV, it all kind of conflates together - kind of like the song does." Needless to say, that song simmers with tension, and it's not the only one. "Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows)" is a jaunty, upbeat jangle but with distinctly sinister undertones, "Slow Dance II" is a sumptuous, soulful track with a desperate, raw and bluesy swagger. "Dat Boi" is a rash of brash guitars that's soon swept by an off-kilter, psychedelic melody while closer "Shredded Again" is a graceful, lackadaisical comedown after the rush of energy that precedes it. Raucous and rabid, but also considered and complex, Naked Giants' music is the sum of all their influences and then some. And then some more. "What's really interesting to me," ponders Aiello, "is we have very different influences, so when we're jamming it's like it's being pulled apart and pushed together in so many different directions. And I think that's a good thing." Then, of course, there's the quasi-grunge title track, which chugs along with an ominous yet uplifting attitude as its title is shouted with a fervent zeal - "SLUFF!" - and which carries with it both the weight of the world and the reckless abandon of youth. So while Naked Giants are happy to play the role of the dumb, hedonistic rock band, don't be fooled for a second - they're one of the brightest, smartest acts out there at the moment. And this is also just the beginning of what they're already planning to be a long and rewarding career. Even at this early stage, they're taking it as seriously as they are just having a good time. They have a lot to say and they're not afraid to say it, but they also relish in what making music has, even already, given back to them. "Performing on a stage has been very purpose-giving," says LaVallee. "Being in a group of people all experiencing music together brings a strong sense of community, which excites me. Hopefully going forward we'll be playing to more and more people. I want us to spread respect and fun rock'n'roll music to a whole lot of people. That just seems like a good deal all around." "We're just here to play music," says Mullen, "so the more it goes well the more we'll be thinking about our own art and our own voices. And that's really the progression of it - personal growth and artistic growth. And whatever people think of that on a greater scale when it reaches them is all kind of up to them." "Not everyone gets to go onstage and have a microphone in front of their mouth," says Aiello, "so that's a certain amount of responsibility. If you're given the responsibility of having a microphone then you better say something pretty important. The pressure is to learn and listen to as much as we can so we can say the right thing and hopefully impact people." Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Crystal Ballroom The Brian Jonestown Massacre Tuesday, May 22 Crystal Ballroom 2000's Dance Flashback Saturday, May 26 Crystal Ballroom Natalia Lafourcade Thursday, May 31 Crystal Ballroom EELS Friday, June 1 Crystal Ballroom King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Monday, June 4 Crystal Ballroom Lord Huron Tuesday, June 5 Crystal Ballroom Lord Huron Wednesday, June 6 Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack Friday, June 8 Crystal Ballroom Similar Events at Crystal Ballroom The Brian Jonestown Massacre Tuesday, May 22 Crystal Ballroom 2000's Dance Flashback Saturday, May 26 Crystal Ballroom Natalia Lafourcade Thursday, May 31 Crystal Ballroom EELS Friday, June 1 Crystal Ballroom King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Monday, June 4 Crystal Ballroom Lord Huron Tuesday, June 5 Crystal Ballroom Lord Huron Wednesday, June 6 Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack Friday, June 8 Crystal Ballroom Throughout the month of May Oregon Wine MonthMay 14-20 * 2015 Pinot Noir Sunday, May 20 All month 21 and over at All Locations The Brian Jonestown Massacre Tuesday, May 22 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom 2000's Dance Flashback Saturday, May 26 9 p.m. 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Natalia Lafourcade Thursday, May 31 6:30 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 True West Presents King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard SoldOut Monday, June 4 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Lord Huron SoldOut Tuesday, June 5 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Lord Huron SoldOut Wednesday, June 6 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Video Dance AttackFunk, Hip Hop & R&B Friday, June 8 9 p.m. 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom The Biggest Clothing Swap In the Northwest- Summer Edition Sunday, June 10 12 p.m. doors 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 Video Dance AttackMadonna Friday, June 15 9 p.m. 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Gaylabration Presents Go Gay or Go Home! Saturday, June 16 9 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Men In Blazers Sunday, June 17 5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents JOHN BUTLER TRIO+ Thursday, June 21 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents JOHN BUTLER TRIO+ Friday, June 22 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom 90s Glow Night Saturday, June 23 9 p.m. 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom SiriusXM Presents Summerland TourEverclear Sunday, June 24 5:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Modifed Style Portland Presents Fashion Show 2018 Thursday, June 28 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom David Cross "Oh Come On" Saturday, June 30 7:30 p.m. doors, 9:00 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox presents The Damned Friday, July 6 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Car Seat Headrest Sunday, July 15 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Tastemaker Live, Sean Healy and Jam'n 107.5 Presents Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Friday, July 20 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Emporium Presents Cody Johnson Thursday, July 26 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Streetlight Manifesto Friday, July 27 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom McMenamins and KINK-FM present Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls Thursday, September 6 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom O.A.R. Sunday, September 16 6 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Liz Phair Wednesday, September 19 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Petty Theft - San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Friday, September 21 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Live Nation and McMenamins Present Rise AgainstAFI Tuesday, September 25 5 p.m. doors, 6:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom The Jesus Lizard Saturday, September 29 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox presents Eden Wednesday, October 3 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Oh Sees Friday, October 5 8 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Mike Thrasher Presents Descendents SoldOut Saturday, October 6 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Courtney Barnett Friday, October 12 6:00 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Tom Misch Sunday, October 14 7 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Showbox Kamasi Washington Thursday, October 18 6:30 p.m. Doors, 8 p.m. Show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents BØRNS Friday, October 19 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents BØRNS Saturday, October 20 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 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 Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque Thursday, November 8 7 p.m. VIP M&G, 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, January 19 7:30 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 $2/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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