Back to full calendar Event Info Event CalendarVenue InfoCrystal BallroomExplore the Crystal Blocks Thursday, June 20, 2019 Second Player ScoreThe Doom GenerationThe FauxriginalsMatt Danger 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show $8 advance, $10 day of show All ages welcome Share this event Add to Calendar Second Player Score PDX #nerdpunks, Second Player Score present their latest release: the full-length LP, Glorified. Glorified, is a concept album that tells the story of a woman who, raised to be the best soldier of her generation, ends up fleeing her oppressive hometown and reluctantly helping people as she traverses a post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of answers about her past. Second Player Score will be playing the album in full at this show so you, the listener, can experience this story in its entirety.They have also produced a 37 page comic book that tells the full story of the lead track on the album, Eye Of The Needle. This too will be making its debut at this show.The show is also a PDX Pop Punk Showcase of some of the best pop punk talent Portland has to offer. The special guests for the evening will include: Matt Danger of No Pants Record & Ninjas With Syringes, The Fauxriginals, and The Doom Generation. Second Player Score is a power trio rock band playing music that spans everything from Driving Rock to Pop Punk with killer hooks, melodic vocals, powerful harmonies, and crushing rhythm. Drawing inspiration from 90's Era Green Day and Bad Religion, SPS brings a high energy rock show to every stage; drawing listeners in with a sound that is truly unique yet, at the same time, oddly familiar. Prior to a show that Second Player Score played at a bar in downtown Vancouver, Washington, the bar's manager-possibly influenced by "Chosen One," a song off of SPS's debut album, Fortress Storm Attack-was asked by a patron to characterize the band's sound. His reply? "Like if Bad Religion wrote songs about video games." Would that be an accurate description? ?"It could be," Brian Tashima, guitarist/vocalist, says with a chuckle. "But I think it goes a little deeper than that. We don't actually have songs-besides "Chosen One," of course-that contain specific references to video games per se, but pop culture as a whole is where a lot of our inspiration comes from, so I guess that description kind of captures the spirit of who we are as people in general." Indeed, most of the material on Fortress Storm Attack and the band's newly-released sophomore album, Nobody's Hero, does not so much reflect a direct relationship to the topics adored by Comic-Con attendees (of which the band members proudly count themselves as being among) as they do a certain vibe and sensibility that can only come from people who have been steeped in that particular scene since childhood. For example, while it never explicitly says so, the cover art of Fortress Storm Attack is a direct tribute to the "All your base are belong to us" Internet meme that grew out the 1989 video game Zero Wing. And now, with Nobody's Hero, the band returns with a quasi-concept album that tells the Dungeons & Dragons-esque story of a man, granted magical powers by an evil spirit, who ends up destroying the world. "Basically, this guy gets seduced by a female demon who gives him these special abilities, and initially, he tries to help people with them, but then he eventually succumbs to the temptation of using them for selfish and corrupt purposes," Tashima explains. "Having done that, he becomes worthy of being her consort and siring her child-a daughter who will grow up to continue the cycle. The demon then betrays and abandons him, leaving him for dead. He survives, though, and uses what's left of his powers to stop her in the only way possible, which is to cause an apocalypse that wipes everyone out, including them. It's like a Greek tragedy." Sounds fun. How did the band come up with such a story? "It actually sort of wrote itself," drummer/vocalist Kyle Gilbert says. "We didn't set out to make a concept album, but as we were developing the songs, the story just appeared. That's how we tend to do things, for the most part-we don't plan it, we just go with the flow and take things as they come to us, whatever happens naturally, whatever feels right." "We try to plan, but that usually never works out," bassist/vocalist Daniel Downs adds with a laugh. The eleven songs on Nobody's Hero reflect a darker, heavier sound that still manages to retain the anthemic hooks and vocal harmonies that have become the band's signature. From the crunching riffs and beer bottle-slide solos of the opening track, "Bonestorm," to the ska-like verses that give way to an epic instrumental finish in the closer, "Comets," this album showcases the growth of a band that counts not only artists like Bad Religion and Green Day among its influences, but all of geek culture itself. Website:http://www.secondplayerscore.com/ Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Lola's Room "Come As You Are" - 90s Dance Flashback Saturday, March 23 Lola's Room Spring Clothing Swap Sunday, March 24 Lola's Room 80s Video Dance Attack Friday, March 29 Lola's Room 2000's Dance Flashback Saturday, March 30 Lola's Room TENDER Wednesday, April 3 Lola's Room The Driver Era Thursday, April 4 Lola's Room 80s Video Dance Attack 14th Anniversary! Friday, April 5 Lola's Room Video Dance Attack Friday, April 12 Lola's Room Similar Events at Lola's Room "Come As You Are" - 90s Dance Flashback Saturday, March 23 Lola's Room Spring Clothing Swap Sunday, March 24 Lola's Room 80s Video Dance Attack Friday, March 29 Lola's Room 2000's Dance Flashback Saturday, March 30 Lola's Room TENDER Wednesday, April 3 Lola's Room The Driver Era Thursday, April 4 Lola's Room 80s Video Dance Attack 14th Anniversary! Friday, April 5 Lola's Room Video Dance Attack Friday, April 12 Lola's Room "Come As You Are" - 90s Dance Flashback Saturday, March 23 9 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room Modifed Style Portland Presents Spring Clothing Swap Sunday, March 24 3 p.m. doors All ages welcome at Lola's Room 80s Video Dance Attack Friday, March 29 9 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room 2000's Dance Flashback Saturday, March 30 9 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room TENDER Wednesday, April 3 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room The Driver Era Thursday, April 4 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room 80s Video Dance Attack 14th Anniversary! Friday, April 5 8 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room Video Dance Attack Friday, April 12 9 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room Video Dance Attack Friday, April 19 9 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room Kyle Cook Thursday, April 25 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room Video Dance Attack Friday, April 26 9 p.m. 21 and over at Lola's Room Throughout the month of May Oregon Wine MonthMay 1-5 * 2017 Pinot Noir Wednesday, May 1 All month 21 and over at Oregon Locations The Brevet Wednesday, May 8 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room Alicia Witt Sunday, May 26 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room Take Warning Presents TTNG (10th anniversary tour- performing 'Animals' in its entirety) Tuesday, June 11 6 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. show All ages welcome at Lola's Room Oregon Cider Week Thursday, June 20 June 20-30th * Oregon locations only 21 and over at Oregon Locations Second Player Score Thursday, June 20 6:30pm doors, 7:30pm 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. Crystal Ballroom Property Crystal Hotel Property Movie Showtimes Select Showtime Select Showtime Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Property Name Choose date above and click showtimes on the right for online ticket purchases... All seats are reserved. Doors open 45 minutes before each showing for food and beverage service. We recommend arriving 45 minutes early if you would like to order food to enjoy with your movie. Minors (under 21) are allowed only with parent or guardian 21 and over. Finding Dory (TBC) Running time 1:43 Buy Tickets 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 pm Please be patient while we process your order.