Sunday, May 7, 2023

Local Roots NW Showcase



6:30 pm doors, 7 pm show

$10 advance, $10 at the doors
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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Local Roots NW Showcase

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Local Roots NW Showcase

Join us each month on first Sundays for the Local Roots Music Showcase featuring talented musicians from around the Pacific Northwest.  Join host Robert Richter as he introduces a variety of talent representing different genres.

Learn more about Local Roots Music NW  at



When you're a sheltered prairie kid, nothing is cooler than your best friend's biker dad's pagan girlfriend reading aloud to you from epic fantasy books based on Welsh mythology over extended camping trips under the stars on the rocky shores of Puget Sound. That's where Adam Sweeney first heard about the Gwythaints-fearsome birds that served as the all-seeing eyes of the dark lord in Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain. When he found his band emerging from the ashes of the pandemic with a new record and a cinematic alt rock sound, the name just fit.

Leading into 2020 Sweeney's old band The Breaking had been at the height of its powers. They were sharing stages with bands like Rubblebucket, The Sherlocks, Avi Buffalo, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Floater, Lemolo and The Stone Foxes. They had just made a record with a production team of Grammy award winners and nominees-including producer Patrick Tetrault (Laura Gibson, The Features) mix engineer Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves, Kathleen Edwards) and mastering engineer Pete Lyman (Weezer, Brandi Carlile)-that launched them into new sonic territory. But then Covid-19 happened, tours were canceled, and their record never saw the light of day.

That band has evolved. They are now Gwythaints!
Wall-of-guitar alt-rock power meets cinematic pop production lyrically charged with poetic angst.

The new music finally emerges in Spring 2022.


About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord. Enjoy a craft libation in this intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music and comedy fill the air.

Wednesday & Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 3 pm – 1 am
Sunday, 3 pm - 10 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Happy Hour drinks served 11 am – 5 pm
Happy Hour food served 2 – 5 pm and 10 pm – close

Late night happy hour on Friday & Saturday served 11pm – 1am
(21 and over only after 5 pm)


Afternoon & Bar   Dinner   Late Night   Beverage   Sidewalk Cocktails

The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

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 Ballroom  Lola's Room  Ringlers Pub  Crystal Brewery

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