Back to full calendar Event Info Event CalendarVenue InfoCrystal BallroomExplore the Crystal Blocks Monday, May 10, 2021 Alexandra Saviorwith a special guest 7 pm doors, 8 pm show $10 advance, $12 day of show All ages welcome Share this event Add to Calendar Alexandra Savior Tickets from the postponed February 12 show will be honored. With a voice that channels the ghosts of smoky fifties jazz haunts, lucid and literary lyricism worthy of J.D. Salinger, and wondrous youth-in-revolt abandon, Alexandra Savior will tell you she makes, "Sassy impolite spaghetti western music." That's certainly an apropos hint of what's to come from her in 2016. The twists and turns that led to her proper introduction prove just as intriguing as the music itself does. The journey starts outside of Portland, OR in Vancouver, WA. Alexandra's mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer during pregnancy, but mom and daughter miraculously survived. "Apparently, my baby body blocked the cancer," she says. "That's why my father named me Savior." Escaping from high school bullying, she collected vinyl by The Velvet Underground & Nico, Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, and more, quietly honing her voice along the way. Upon graduating, she found herself across the pond writing music in England. Some of those early demos made their way into the hands of Columbia Records who offered the budding songstress a deal. Inspired by his work on the Submarine Soundtrack, she wanted to play her tunes for Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys. Ten minutes into their first meeting, the duo began writing and fashioning an inimitable sound. That sound lightly reared its head into pop culture throughout 2015 as her song "Risk" figured prominently in HBO's True Detective, while the likes of NME extolled her debut performances in New York and Los Angeles, clamoring to hear and know more. Alexandra decided to let the music do the talking, envisioning characters who mirrored the wonderfully vapid Los Angeles landscape around her as she recorded in the "haunted" VOX Studios. "I stay a bit stoic with my personal emotions," she admits. "I portrayed things I was going through, but I didn't say them out loud. When I first moved to L.A., I was observing a world I'd only heard about -- but it was true. I felt like I had to figure out who I was in a year, and I wrote about that struggle. I created a fantasy." "Shades" introduces her with a shaky tambourine, rustling guitar hum, buzzing synths, and her croon, "I kinda wish that it was New Year's Day on a vacant street. I cast a long ass shadow when you're looking for your shade." "It's about knowing you're doing something you're not supposed to be and reveling in it," she smiles. This enigmatic world remains informed by influences as diverse as seventies horror -- Don't Look Now and The Brood are personal favs -- artists like Karen Dalton, Sharon Von Etten, Adriana Younge, and Les Baxter, and her vivid dreams. Her space encompasses visual arts as she directs music videos and constantly paints and draws. For Alexandra Savior, it all boils down to one pervasive theme that people can take away. "Vengeance," she exclaims. "There's a lot of sadness and love in my music. There's also a big Fuck You in there too." Website:http://alexandrasavior.com/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AlexandraSavior Upcoming Events Similar Events Upcoming Events at Lola's Room * POSTPONED * King Buffalo Thursday, July 16 Lola's Room * POSTPONED * Clark Beckham Thursday, July 23 Lola's Room TORRES Wednesday, September 30 Lola's Room Similar Events at Lola's Room * POSTPONED * King Buffalo Thursday, July 16 Lola's Room * POSTPONED * Clark Beckham Thursday, July 23 Lola's Room TORRES Wednesday, September 30 Lola's Room * POSTPONED * King Buffalo Thursday, July 16 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Lola's Room * POSTPONED * Clark Beckham Thursday, July 23 6 pm doors, 7 pm show All ages welcome at Lola's Room TORRES Wednesday, September 30 6 pm doors, 7 pm show All ages welcome at Lola's Room Weathers Wednesday, March 10 6 pm doors, 7 pm show All ages welcome at Lola's Room Alexandra Savior Monday, May 10 7 pm doors, 8 pm show All ages welcome at Lola's Room The music has stopped – for now. All McMenamins, except 23rd Ave Bottle Shop, are temporarily closed. We’ll be ready for you with beer, wine and burgers when this is over. Until then, stay safe. 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. *Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. 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.