Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Depresión Sonora

Deaf Dreamer

7 pm doors, 8 pm show

$30 advance, $35 day of show

All ages welcome

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Depresión Sonora

Depresión Sonora

Marcos Crespo was born in Vallecas in 1997. The biographical note is not a whim: the themes of his songs explore the concerns of a twenty-something suburbanite as he navigates through the emotional turbulence of the life stagehe faces. In the musical aspect, he draws from post-punk originated in past decades, but his discourse radiates a present that is his own and of an entire generation, fatigued, anxious, and pushed without alternative towards hyperproductivity. His lyrics hold a documentary value, a testimony of his own time. If you haven't grown up in this context of digital dominance and economic recessions, you might find it a bit more challenging to understand, but you can still enjoy it. "Depresión Sonora" processes the past and the present to sound contemporary and necessary.

The origins of the project date back to 2020, a fateful year in which Marcos, confined to his room, did everything while nothing was happening outside. The situation determined the marked introspective character of the five tracks that composed his already mythical EP of the same name. That debut, self-published at first and later released in physical format by Sonido Muchacho, revealed the virtues that he would later confirm in successive releases. The impact and melodic success of songs like "Ya no hay verano" showed that we were facing a diamond in the rough. It was only a matter of time before the rest of the world took notice.A little later, in 2021, "Historias tristes para dormir bien" arrived, a five-song EP that extended his compositional grace and confirmed Depresión Sonora as a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. This work served to consolidate a lo-fi sound dominated by tough drum machines and pounding basslines. Hits like "Apocalipsis virtual," "Tú no me tienes que salvar," or "Gasolina y mechero" fueled the first tours in Latin America and Spain, with "sold out" signs wherever they went.

With the release of his debut album in 2022, the definitive consecration arrived. "El arte demorir muy despacio" can be understood as the nihilistic and sarcastic reverse of those self-help manuals to which Marcos and his peers have been overexposed. It is a conceptual album divided into three parts, addressing different life stages in each. "Part I: Introducción a la entropía" conveys a certain innocence not without a touch of malice. The second block of songs, led by "Parte II: la abrazo con fuerza (carta a la soledad)," has a more saturated and captivating sound. With the end of the work comes acceptance, "Parte III: muerte y resurrección." This concludes a chronicle that, so personal, ends up addressing an entire generation.

After that highly anticipated debut, Marcos hasn't stopped. On the contrary, he has immersed himself in a fervent stage of concerts and new music. Collaborations with artists like Carolina Durante, Javiera Mena, or Los Punsetes have arrived, and a new EP, "Makinavaja," is in the works, set to be released in early 2024 and represents his candidacy to become a pop star. Songsthat struggle between light and darkness, melody, and artistic risk. Parameters in which Depresión Sonora moves without concessions about what is expected of him or artists like him. On the contrary, the generation of musicians he leads operates by its own rules and non-negotiable artistic and emotional conceptions.

The audience has done nothing but applaud his pronounced personality and creative accuracy, filling the largest performances of his career in Spain, Mexico, and the United States, and confirming his presence at festivals such as Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Vive Latino. A career in constant growth that seems to have no end and is now beginning its most exciting stage.

Deaf Dreamer

Deaf Dreamer

"Starting out as an Indie Pop solo project, Deaf Dreamer has transformed into a multifaceted New Wave/Alternative band. Originally from the Bay Area, California Deaf Dreamer was influenced by Hip Hop, Punk, and Underground music culture. As the years went by, Deaf Dreamer found themselves immersed in Portland, Oregon's Rock, Psych Rock, and Shoegaze scenes. This has helped cultivate Deaf Dreamer's unique sonic footprint.

At the height of the Bedroom Pop/Vaporwave era (2016-2019), Sebastian Ruiz began releasing music under the moniker Deaf Dreamer. This would mark the start of his multi year process of bringing the project to life and forming a full band. Completely independent and DIY, Ruiz's early demos gained natural traction across streaming platforms. Deaf Dreamer's fanbase has continued to grow since gaining more devoted listeners.

Deaf Dreamer's newest release "It's Better Here Than in The Dark" showcases the group's DIY rock sound, complemented by strong hooks and syncopated rhythms. The lofi characteristic of the EP is true to the project's current form. Fully recorded by the band members in the basement of a 100 year old Portland house, "It's Better Here Than in The Dark" touches on themes of melancholy and existentialism. Released independently on September 22nd, 2023."



About Mission Theater

Experience a slice of Portland history. What is now known simply as “the Mission” was originally home to the Swedish Mission Covenant congregation in the early 20th century, and despite its staid, buttoned up appearance, this place now hosts live music, video dance nights and special events on select nights each month. 

For ADA accommodations please contact us by email at or by phone at (503) 225-0047. Please note we are only able to accommodate in this section until it is at capacity.

House Rules

As our guest, please respect the house and ensure the safety and comfort of those around you by observing our House Rules. 
  • Backpacks are not permitted.
  • Re-entry policy is determined on the day of the show, and we can't guarantee that re-entry will be permitted.
  • Possession or use of illegal substances
  • Possession or use of permanent markers or paint pens
  • Possession of any type of weapon
  • Possession or use of false identification
  • Willful damage to the property
  • Cursing or verbal harassment towards other customers or staff
  • Inconsiderate behavior towards other customers or staff
  • Any form of inappropriate, racial or physical harassment , including displaying symbols that the venue deems to be threatening
  • Intoxication before entry
  • Consumption of any alcoholic beverage not purchased on premise
  • Smoking in non-designated areas
  • Violence of any nature
  • Thank you for your help in making the Mission Theater safe, comfortable and fun for all.

Box Office

Box Office Information
Tickets for all McMenamins shows are ticketed by Cascade Tickets, and may be purchased at the 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop, 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 ticket outlets will only incur a $2 facility charge. (Please note! Tickets to Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn will incur additional service fees.)
Resend Ticket Confirmation Email
23rd Avenue Bottle Shop Hours
Sunday–Thursday, 10am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday, 10am - 11pm
The bottle shop accepts cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and DiscoverCard.
Crystal Ballroom Box Office Hours
2pm on concert days only
Will Call
Will call is located at the box office.
Refund requests may be directed to If a show is cancelled or rescheduled, ticketholders will be emailed with their refund options. We will also post show information on our website ( and social media platforms. 
For ADA accommodations please contact us by email at or by phone at (503) 225-0047. Please note we are only able to accommodate in this section until it is at capacity.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions about your box office and ticketing … where do I find that info?
Scroll up and check out our Box Office info! If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, you might find your answer below, and if not then feel free to shoot us an email.

What seating is available?
The Mission Theater specializes in open-floor shows, but also has a mezzanine on three sides with seating throughout. Occasionally the main floor will feature seating as well, and we will indicate this by referring to the event as a “seated event.”

The mezzanine sounds cool! Can I reserve seats there? 
No, our seats are all first-come, first-served. 
I don’t like to buy tickets online; where can I buy in person at the Mission? 
The Mission does not have its own outlet, but tickets for Mission shows (and any McMenamins music events) are available at the outlets describe above in the Box Office section. 
I heard that fees are lower if I buy tickets in person … is this true? Yup, the fee is only two bucks for Mission shows if you buy those tickets in person at our outlets. PLEASE NOTE: Since Crystal Ballroom box office hours are very limited, here’s a pro tip for ya: purchase your tickets at our outlet at 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop to receive the same fee deal. 
Help, I can’t find my tickets! Can you resend/email them to me?
Even better, just go to and provide your email address as well as the last 4 digits of the card used for purchase. A ticket confirmation will be sent to you.
I have a printed at home ticket … can you just scan the original email from my phone? 
We’re able to scan ticket barcodes from most phones…. Make sure your brightness is turned up for best results! If that doesn’t work we will be able to enter your ticket’s order number into the system and get you into the show that way. 
I can’t make the show; can I get a refund? 
We are not able to offer refunds. If you opted to purchase insurance through our ticketing company as part of your ticket purchase, you should have received an email from Allianz Global  Assistance and you can file a claim with them directly. You are also welcome to sell your tickets.

Someone sold two tickets to me for tomorrow's show. When I arrive at the venue, will there be any issues since I wasn't the original buyer? 
We are unable to determine the validity of third party tickets. Also, a ticket may be scanned only once for entry. If your ticket was purchased from someone who sold the tickets to multiple parties, only the first person who shows up will be granted entry. 

Are there still tickets / VIP tickets to a show?
You can check this by finding the show on the Mission Theater online calendar and clicking the ticket link, where availability information will be displayed. 
I couldn’t get a ticket for a sold-out show. Is there any way I can get one?
The best we can say is that sometimes the artist or promoter will release some tickets that they’ve been holding onto. We can’t predict, however, if or when that might happen. 
How do you accommodate for ADA?
For ADA accommodations please contact us by email. Please note we are only able to accommodate until the ADA section is at capacity.

I understand there are stairs leading into the Mission’s main floor. Do you have accessibility options? 
Yes, we are wheelchair accessible. We have a ramp leading to our side entrance on 17th Avenue; just let security at the front door know you need ramp access. 
Can I bring my camera to a show? 
While we don’t have specific house policy, we do enforce the band’s policies, and we don’t typically know those policies until the day of the show. Usually only phones or small handheld cameras are allowed, but all attendees are subject to the stipulations from the band. Professional camera gear is almost never permitted. 
Are Light Gloves allowed?

 Is there a coat check?
There is no coat check at the Mission Theater. 
What’s your re-entry policy?
Due to a variety of factors in play for each performance, re-entry policy is determined on the day of the show, and we can’t guarantee that re-entry will be permitted. Please see our House Rules (above) for additional important entry-based information.
I’m interested in performing at your venue; who can I contact?
You can email
I want to work at the Mission Theater! 
We want to hear from you! Please check out our employment page and apply there!
I want to hold a private event in that glorious space!
Please visit our private event page for details! We have a dedicated staffer that can help with weddings, meetings, parties, you name it!
What is the venue capacity?
300 standing, 200 seated
Do you have air conditioning?
We do indeed have air conditioning, but there’s a LOT of air in the room and it can be tricky to keep the space cool. We set up water stations at our shows, and you are permitted to bring your own empty water bottle to fill there so you can stay hydrated. 
How do I get my McMenamins passport stamped?
Mission Theater stamps are only provided at the bar in the venue, and you must attend an event in order to receive one! If there’s no show or a show is sold out then you’re out of luck for that night, so plan ahead and pick a show from our fine selection of upcoming events! Another option is to wait for our occasional open houses or other free events, as we issue stamps for those events as well. 


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub to event space, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!


Use the arrows to scroll through the photos, or click on any image to view the gallery in flickr.

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