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 Monday, April 13, 2020 The Noise & OTW Present The ChatsHigh Risk Behaviour TourMean JeansTHICK 7 pm doors, 8 pm show $22.50 advance, $25 day of show All ages welcome Share this event Add to Calendar On SaleJan 2410 AM The Chats Shed rock The Chats have the cops to thank for the title of their debut album, High Risk Behaviour. If they didn’t keep hassling drummer Matt Boggis about skating in places he shouldn’t – and giving him tickets listing that as the offence – who knows what idiotic title the self-proclaimed “dropkick drongos from the Sunshine Coast of Australia” would have come up with. And yet it’s the perfect name for an album that does not fuck around. An album that sounds like Aussie greats the Cosmic Psychos downing beers with The Saints before doing shots with the Buzzcocks and then spewing it all up behind the kebab van. An album that’s over in 28 blistering, funny, sweaty, unforgettable minutes, with half of its 14 songs failing to reach the two-minute mark. Some might call the Queensland trio lazy. Singer-bassist Eamon Sandwith sees it differently. “I don’t want to make the songs boring, so I just keep them short and sweet,” shrugs the man whose mullet became an international talking point following the success of 2017 viral hit “Smoko.” “We try not to think about it or complicate it too much. You don’t want to force it or the song’s going to turn out crap.” Since forming in their mate’s bong shed in 2016 while still in high school, that attitude has taken The Chats – completed by guitarist Josh Price, who once wrote a song called “How Many Do You Do?” in which he boasted of doing 52 “dingers” in a night – from the sleepy coastal village of Coolum (located roughly two hours north of Brisbane) to venues around the world. Their fanbase includes Dave Grohl, who loved the video for “Smoko” so much he showed it to Josh Homme, who then asked the trio to support Queens of the Stone Age on their 2018 Australian tour. Iggy Pop is also a card-carrying member of The Chats’ fanclub, requesting that they support him in Australia in early 2019 and peppering them with questions like, “What’s a smoko?” and “What’s a dart?” The rest of 2019 was spent taking the world by storm armed with nothing more than guitars, drums, shorts, shirts and thongs (or, if it was a formal occasion, sandals and socks). Shows across Australia and the UK were sold out, and they performed their first gigs in America (the LA show was attended by Homme, Grohl and Arctic Monkeys’ frontman Alex Turner). The band capped off the year with a return visit to Britain, selling out venues such as London’s 2,300-capacity 02 Forum. Suffice it to say, life has changed a fair bit for The Chats over the past two years. “Well, I don’t have to work at the supermarket anymore,” Sandwith says. That he does not. In fact Sandwith and his mates have been too busy touring, writing songs and, when their gigs took them to Victoria, dropping into engineer Billy Gardner’s studio in the coastal city of Geelong for a day of recording. That face that they chose this piecemeal approach explains why the album took 18 months to finish – a luxury considering 2017 EP Get This In Ya took four hours to record one hungover afternoon. “If we’d just done a week and slogged it out we could have had an album before now but we just kept going in there and making newer and better songs so it’s hard to put a stop on it,” Sandwith says. The sessions were fast. “Some of the songs were first-take and we were like, ‘That’s good, whatever’,” Sandwith says. “We’re really not perfectionists.” Remarkably, they still found time to experiment with exotic instruments such as... a tambourine. The end product is an album that buzzes like an out-of-control chainsaw, propelled by Sandwith’s spoken-spit-sung vocals, their three-chords-is-one-too-many approach, and an exacting combination of youth, vigor and drunkenness. But don’t mistake simple for stupid – if it was easy to make songs this short, this catchy and this downright brilliant, everyone would be doing it. “I think they’re good songs,” Sandwith says. “And at the end of the day, if I like it then fuck it, who cares if other people do?” As with the material on the band’s first two EPs – 2016’s The Chats and 2017’s Get This In Ya – its lyrics are drawn from everyday experiences; from paying attention to the kind of stuff so banal that the rest of us don’t even notice it. So you’ll get a song like “Dine and Dash,” about an infamous YouTube video of a bloke being arrested after bolting from a Chinese restaurant without paying. Or “The Clap,” about the time one member got the titular disease. “Keep The Grubs Out,” meanwhile, is about the time Sandwith and his mullet were refused entry to a Brisbane pub because they’d banned that particular hairstyle. “Billy Backwash’s Day” sees them taking aim at the lad culture on the Sunshine Coast, while “Ross River” is about a mate of theirs who got – you guessed it – Ross River fever. “We thought, we’ll cheer him up and write a song about it,” Sandwith says. “But it didn’t really cheer him up." “I find it easier to sit down and write about stupid things than to sit down and write an emotional song,” he adds. “I couldn’t do it.” Despite being the subject of a record label bidding war, The Chats are releasing High Risk Behaviour on their own label, Bargain Bin Records. It’s indicative of a band that have embraced DIY culture since day one, to the point where Sandwith used to spend his days at the post office sending out merch orders. “We thought, if we just do it ourselves we don’t have to worry about getting swindled,” Sandwith says. “We’ve always done it our way.” Their determination to do things “our way” extends to their music, which is why High Risk Behaviour delivers everything you’ve come to love from The Chats – only more of it – and confirms their status as Queensland’s greatest ever export (apart from Bundy Rum). “I just want people to have a good time,” Sandwith says of the album. “I want them to dance around and have a beer and enjoy it. We don’t make songs for people to look at in a fucking emotional or intellectual way. We just make songs for people to jump around and have fun to.”Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/thechatsband/Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/thechatslovebeer/Website:http://www.thechatslovebeer.com/Twitter:http://twitter.com/thechatsband Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Crystal Ballroom The Green Wednesday, January 22 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #1: 80's Video Dance Attack Friday, January 24 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #2: The Crystal 80's Ball with Radical Revolution Saturday, January 25 Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 26 Crystal Ballroom Wolf Parade Monday, January 27 Crystal Ballroom Mike Gordon Friday, January 31 Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, February 1 Crystal Ballroom Queensrÿche Tuesday, February 4 Crystal Ballroom Similar Events at Crystal Ballroom The Green Wednesday, January 22 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #1: 80's Video Dance Attack Friday, January 24 Crystal Ballroom 80's Weekend Night #2: The Crystal 80's Ball with Radical Revolution Saturday, January 25 Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 26 Crystal Ballroom Wolf Parade Monday, January 27 Crystal Ballroom Mike Gordon Friday, January 31 Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, February 1 Crystal Ballroom Queensrÿche Tuesday, February 4 Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents The Green Wednesday, January 22 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack and J-Fell Present 80's Weekend Night #1: 80's Video Dance Attack Friday, January 24 8 pm doors, 8 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Video Dance Attack and J-Fell Present 80's Weekend Night #2: The Crystal 80's Ball with Radical Revolution Saturday, January 25 8 pm doors, 9 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Crystal Ballroom's 106th Birthday Free-For-All Sunday, January 26 1:30 pm doors All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Wolf Parade Monday, January 27 7 pm doors, 8:30 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom True West Presents Mike Gordon Friday, January 31 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Saturday, February 1 7:30 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Queensrÿche Tuesday, February 4 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom An evening with Sinead O'Connor Wednesday, February 5 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Red Cube Presents Minnesota Friday, February 7 7 pm doors & show 18 and over only at Crystal Ballroom Live Nation & FPC Live Present The Marcus King Band Saturday, February 8 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents Music of the Talking Heads for Kids Sunday, February 9 11:00 am doors, 11:30 am show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Violent Femmes Tuesday, February 11 7 pm doors, 8:30 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom '80s Video Dance Attack: Valentine's Celebration Friday, February 14 9 pm 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom J-Fell presents Grand Royale - Beastie Boys Tribute Saturday, February 15 8 pm doors, 9 pm show 21 and over at Crystal Ballroom Monqui Presents Dashboard Confessional: 20 Year Celebration Wednesday, February 19 7 pm doors, 8:30 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Friday, February 21 6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Crystal Ballroom Favela Brazilian Cafe Presents 8th Annual Brazilian Carnaval Ball - INFINITE LIGHT! 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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 $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. Get Started Here 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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