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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Live Nation and McMenamins present

"West Coast High 2019" featuring

Cypress Hill

Hollywood Undead

with special guest

6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show

$34.50 advance, $40 day of show

21 and over

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Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill

Revolution brews on the fringe. Once sown, those seeds quietly sprout over time until they overtake everything in their path...


Three decades before the Latin hip-hop explosion of 2018, B-Real, Sen Dog, and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill sparked a trip that left popular culture stoned, stunned, and staggering in anticipation for more. In 1988, Sen Dog, B-Real, and DJ Muggs certainly didn't look like any other hip-hop collective, sound like anything on the radio, or smoke like any homie, headbanger, hesher, or hippie. Instead, they rolled up intense rhymes, hard rock attitude, smoked-out psychedelic production, and Latin swagger into a one-of-a-kind strain on the legendary double-platinum Cypress Hill in 1991. Not to mention, they made history as "the first Latino American hip-hop recording group to go platinum."
Next up, 1993's Black Sunday bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, earned a triple-platinum certification, garnered three GRAMMY® Award nominations, and became "the highest Soundscan recording for a rap group at the time." The platinum Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom followed in 1995 as 1998's Cypress Hill IV went gold. In 2000, they merged heavy metal and hip-hop like no other on the platinum Skull & Bones with iconic assists from the likes of Eminem, Deftones, and more. Stoned Raiders [2000] and Til Death Do Us Part [2004] emerged on its heels, while Rise Up [2010] scored a Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200. Along the way, they sold over 20 million albums, packed venues around the globe, and embedded themselves in pop culture as immortalized by a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019 and getting animated for an episode of The Simpsons. They would also be sampled by everyone from JAY-Z and Black Eyed Peas to A$AP Rocky and Vic Mensa with Chance the Rapper.


Among countless hits, VH1 dubbed "Insane in the Brain" one of the "100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop." Also, who could forget the trailer for Denzel Washington's Academy® Award-winning turn in Training Day soundtracked by "Rock Superstar?" It would also certainly be fair to say the bilingual "Latin Lingo" broke down doors for "Bodak Yellow" and "Despacito." Additionally, the guys waved the flag for legalization and cannabis culture from the onset of their career and via the highly successful Smokeout Festival brand.


However, some things don't change, and Cypress keep forging ahead. That brings us to the group's ninth full-length studio album, Elephants On Acid. Comprised of a 21-track-interlude mix, this opus plays out like a rap odyssey around the world, through other dimensions, and back to the hood. For as far as the vision stretches, the union of B-Real, Sen Dog, and Muggs felt familiar in the best way possible...


"Anything can happen when Muggs, B-Real, and myself get together to record," affirms Sen Dog. "We were kids when we first got together. We've grown up as men now, but the chemistry is still the same. I can only describe it as the electric feeling when we first started and didn't have a record deal or anything-we just knew there was something between the three of us. Elephants On Acid was that. You have to listen to this as one piece of artwork. The last time I felt that way was Black Sunday. When we first came out in the nineties, we sounded like nobody else; we sounded like ourselves. This is another continuation."


Quite fittingly, the album came together in the trippiest manner immaginable. Muggs commenced collating possible ideas for a new record as early as 2013. After dreaming of an out-of-body experience as a man with an elephant head, the vision percolated for the producer. At the same time, he crafted beats around the world, recording in Egypt between spending time alone in King Solomon's Tomb, making beats in Jordan after floating in the Dead Sea, and experiencing Joshua Tree with third eye wide open.


"I never have gone to that many places to make a record," says Muggs. "It was about the vibrations of these locales. That ancient energy still exists. I was open to it and absorbed it. I've made so many records in L.A. that I needed a different energy, adventure, and source of inspiration. When people listen to this, I wanted them to feel like they were on hallucinogenics without being on hallucinogenics. The title came from my dream. I wanted to make a futuristic record that could've come out twenty years ago or twenty years from now. At the same time, I aimed to preserve that original Cypress feel. I envisioned a psychedelic rock record as made by Cypress Hill. So, I brought all of those experiences into one space and bam!"


"The album is both a trip back to the roots and an escape into a completely new world," adds B-Real.


Sen smiles, "We've always been big fans of classic rock like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Grateful Dead. Our goal was to be like the hip-hop version of those groups."


Mission accomplished on Elephants on Acid. The first single "Crazy" hinges on a woozy waltz that bubbles underneath rhyme fireworks from B-Real and Sen Dog as well as an intoxicatingly irresistible hook courtesy of Brevi-Muggs' collaborator in Cross My Heart Hope To Die. Cooked up in Egypt and Joshua Tree, Muggs channeled musical insanity in the most wonderful way possible.


"I think everybody goes fucking crazy a few times in their lives," he goes on. "I wanted it to feel like a trip."


"It describes the whole journey we've been on for the last thirty years, since we decided to chase our dreams," adds Sen Dog. "It's been a crazy ride. We've hit highs. We've hit lows. It's an insane life!"


Following the tribal intro "Tusko," the album ramps up on the Middle Eastern-tinged and hashish-ed out "Band of Gypsies"-which sees the MCs lock into a lyrical crossfire over live instrumentation from Egyptian street musicians.
"It really describes us, how we grew up in L.A., and how we didn't fit in," continues Sen Dog. "We were our own clan like a bunch of gypsies. We were stoners when everyone else was gangster rap. To a certain extent, I feel like we're the outsiders of this whole hip-hop game. Gypsies are guys living on their own and doing everything together. They don't need any support from the outside world. We're a bunch of Gypsies. It's the whole Cypress outlook."


"Muggs Is Dead" unfolds like rap's equivalent of the Magical Mystery Tour, while the near six-minute finale "Stairway To Heaven" might just be the most epic piece in the group's catalog. Unsurprisingly, "It took on a life of its own," as Muggs put it.
Sen Dog recalls, "Muggs would be watching videos of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin on YouTube. We got that feel when B-Real said the title."
"It's Muggs's talent to find sounds that can take on these big questions-and aren't like anything else in the world," continues B-Real.


Longtime percussionist Eric "Bobo" Correa contributes drums to "Locos" and remains a key force in the touring lineup. The legendary Mix Master Mike will also join the group on tour-both he and "Bobo" notably logged separate stints with Beastie Boys and now will be with Cypress.


In the end, Elephants on Acid represents all things Cypress through and through.
"Everybody is going to get something different out of it," Muggs concludes. "The record really comes from a subconscious magical place, because it isn't literal. It's not just a record; it's a spiritual journey."


"When you hear this, I hope you're inspired not to follow any trends or conform," Sen Dog leaves off. "That's our philosophy. Cypress is my life. It's given me the opportunity to buy my mom a house, send my kids to school, survive, and make a living off being a musician. I'm super proud of our legacy. It's us and it's no one else. When you get to the end of the album, you're going to feel it's a real experience by Cypress Hill-in my opinion one of the ultimate hip-hop bands of all-time." - Rick Florino, July 2018

Twitter:
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Website:
https://www.cypresshill.com/

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/CypressHill

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Instagram:
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Hollywood Undead

Hollywood Undead

 

The number five holds a deep significance.

We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead-Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny-the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering-FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG].

"We're five brothers, and this is our fifth record," affirms Johnny 3 Tears. "Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to 'No. 5' from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us."

It's also a moment that the Los Angeles band has been working towards since the release of their RIAA platinum-certified 2008 debut, Swan Songs. Along the way, the group's unmistakable and inebriating distillation of rock, hip-hop, industrial, and electronic incited the rise of a bona fide cult audience comprised of millions. For the uninitiated, think Trent Reznor producing Enter The Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers in 2020, and you're halfway there...Quietly infecting the mainstream, their 2011 sophomore effort American Tragedy went gold and bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, while 2013's Notes From The Underground seized #2. In 2015, Day of the Dead spawned another smash in the form of the title track, which amassed 21.1 million Spotify streams and 17 million YouTube/VEVO views. Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They've toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more.

2016 saw Hollywood Undead unfurl the next chapter of this saga. For the first time, the band found itself free from the major label system. They launched their very own imprint Dove & Grenade Media and forged a strategic alliance with BMG. That independence became a cornerstone of the creative process behind Five.

"This time around, we took matters into our own hands more as a band," says J-Dog. "We did more writing and producing ourselves. We were more hands-on than ever before. We realized that nobody knows our music better than we do. When we made this record, we didn't have to think as much. We could go with our hearts more. It's a group effort. One or more members put their blood, sweat, tears, and soul into every song. We took the reins of our own destiny."

Five bursts out of the gate with the opener and first single "California Dreaming." Powered by neck-snapping guitars and fast and furious bars, the song cycles between guttural rapping and quick quips. Everything culminates on the choral chant "We never sleep, in California we're dreaming."

"It dissects both sides of California," J-Dog reveals. "You've got the glitz, glamour, sun, and surf. Then, you've got the super fucked side of people not being able to afford rent, celebrities being assholes, and that fake façade. We wanted to do a heavy song with a Red Hot Chili Peppers-esque chorus. It's an old school vibe explored in a new way."

Elsewhere, "We Own The Night" struts between stadium-size guitars and a visceral volley on the verses punctuated by lines like, "If you fuckers want to die, fucking with Undead is like committing suicide."

"It's the quintessential Hollywood Undead song," exclaims J-Dog. "It's got that shit talking. There's a fresh vibe with the organ though. We were inspired by Hans Zimmer's use of it in Interstellar, so we added this cinematic element to the track."

The airy and ominous "Bad Moon" explores "a fascination with the occult and fucked up things people do at night," while "Ghost Beach" represents another breakthrough as the first "HU song with all clean vocals."

"Your Life" closes Five with elegiac keys, jagged riffing, and an 808-boom propelled by edge-of-your-seat raps and an undeniable plea, "It's your life. It's do or die."

"We were shitfaced drinking in the rain under an awning on Wilcox Avenue in Hollywood at three in the morning," recalls J-Dog. "That's how the chorus came about."

"It's true," smiles Johnny 3 Tears. "I love when ideas come about organically. It's personal, but it's a statement for everyone. It might be cliché to say, but it needs to be repeated: You can't waste your fucking time. It's a self-affirmation. Every moment you waste worrying is a moment you could've been done something that might actually have consequence by the day you die."

Threading together this collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, the group tapped the mixing talents of Dan Lancaster [Bring Me The Horizon] for all 14 tracks, while reteaming with longtime collaborators Griffin Boice and Sean Gould behind the board.

A decade on, the raw anger and passion that defined Hollywood Undead since day one is more dangerous than ever before.

"A lot of guys who have been in bands a lot longer than we have say stupid shit like, 'It's just a paycheck at this point,' but that is so not the case-we still eat, breathe, and live Hollywood Undead," J-Dog leaves off. "We still write music as if it's our first record, and we have to prove ourselves every single time. This is our whole world. We appreciate how far we've come. We appreciate that we've gotten to travel the world. We're passionate about life, family, and shit we put our energy into. We'll forever be Hollywood Undead. It'll always be ingrained in us.  I think that's why people connect to us. They know it's genuine."

"Everything else in my life has come and gone at some point or another except for Hollywood Undead," concludes Johnny 3 Tears. "It's much more than just a band. We had a fellowship long before we started writing music together. I'm just so happy the people I get to write music with happen to be my best friends as well. It's interesting because we've gone through so much in life together before Hollywood Undead. Going through this experience, it's much more than the band to me. I can't imagine life without it. Long after we stop someday, it's going to be something I look back on and appreciate. Our fans make us feel like we're in the biggest group in the world. How much they care about the music inspires us to never let them down. Five is for them." - Rick Florino, July 2017

 

Website:
https://hollywoodundead.com/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/hollywoodundead/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodundead/

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/HollywoodUndead

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/hollywoodundead

Events

The Crystal Ballroom

1332 W. Burnside
Portland OR 97209

(503) 225-0047
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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
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Lighting diagram 
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Sound manifest
Crystal:
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Lola's Room: 
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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
$900  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 6 p.m.
The box office is open later on nights when there is a performance.

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!

Contact our sales team to inquire or book your event.
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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!

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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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