Upcoming events at Crystal Ballroom

As The Crow Flies featuring Chris Robinson
Music

As The Crow Flies featuring Chris Robinson

Sunday 8:00pm (13 May)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

Ether w/ Desert Dwellers, Random Rab, Deya Dova, Autumn Skye +
Music

Ether w/ Desert Dwellers, Random Rab, Deya Dova, Autumn Skye +

Friday 8:30pm (18 May)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Music

Brian Jonestown Massacre

Tuesday 8:00pm (22 May)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

Natalia Lafourcade
Music

Natalia Lafourcade

Thursday 8:00pm (31 May)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

Two Nights with Lord Huron at Crystal Ballroom!
Music

Two Nights with Lord Huron at Crystal Ballroom!

Tuesday 8:30pm (05 June)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

New Found Glory
Music

New Found Glory

Tuesday 7:00pm (12 June)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

John Butler Trio - 2 Nights in Portland!
Music

John Butler Trio - 2 Nights in Portland!

Thursday 8:00pm (21 June)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

Summerland Tour w/ Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H
Music

Summerland Tour w/ Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H

Sunday 8:00pm (24 June)
Crystal Ballroom, Portland

Events around Crystal Ballroom

Awards Ceremony: 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship
Other

Awards Ceremony: 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship

Saturday 6:00pm (28 April)
The Eliot Center, Portland

Hal Ketchum w/ special guest Clarence Bucaro
Music

Hal Ketchum w/ special guest Clarence Bucaro

Friday 8:00pm (25 May)
McMenamins Mission Theater, Portland

Nia Training: The Art of Teaching w/ Debbie Rosas
Dance

Nia Training: The Art of Teaching w/ Debbie Rosas

Friday 12:00pm (18 May)
NiaStudio, Portland

Nia Blue Belt Training w/ Debbie Rosas + Winalee Zeeb
Dance

Nia Blue Belt Training w/ Debbie Rosas + Winalee Zeeb

Saturday 4:00pm (18 August)
NiaStudio, Portland

Nia White Belt Training w/ Debbie Rosas

Nia White Belt Training w/ Debbie Rosas

Monday 9:00am (07 May)
NiaStudio, Portland

Nia Training: The Art of Teaching w/ Debbie Rosas
Dance

Nia Training: The Art of Teaching w/ Debbie Rosas

Friday 9:00am (07 September)
NiaStudio, Portland

Share your Brilliantly Messy Self!
Wellness

Share your Brilliantly Messy Self!

Sunday 10:00am (29 April)
NiaStudio, Portland

Green Belt Training w/ Debbie Rosas
Dance

Green Belt Training w/ Debbie Rosas

Monday 9:00am (30 July)
NiaStudio, Portland


Marian Hill w/ Michl at the Crystal Ballroom

Marian Hill w/ Michl at the Crystal Ballroom


When?

Start time: Tuesday 8:00pm (17 April)
End time: Tuesday 11:00pm (17 April)

Where?

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St, Portland

About

Showbox Presents

Marian Hill
w/ Michl
April 17 at Portland's Crystal Ballroom
Ages: All Ages to Enter, 21 & Over to Drink
Doors Open: 07:00PM

OnSale: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 at 10:00AM PST
Announcement: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 at 09:00AM PST

Act One, the debut full-length from songwriting duo Marian Hill, was written and produced in its entirety by Jeremy Lloyd (music/lyrics/production) and Samantha Gongol (music/lyrics/vocals). The multi-talented duo, who have been collaborating in one form or another since high school, have shifted the classic paradigm of a woman on a stage and a man with a piano to a woman on a mic and a man with a laptop -- and the results are seductive and vivid. Tempting paradox with a blend of blues and bass, acoustic and digital, classic and modern, Marian Hill have arrived.
Two years ago Sam and Jeremy wrote and recorded "Whisky" over spring break in Jeremy's parents' basement. When they released it for free on SoundCloud later that summer it was the only song they'd written for the project, and in a little over a year's time they had recorded their first EP in a bedroom, amassed millions of plays on various platforms, sold out shows across the country and featured in high profile commercials. They signed to Republic Records in early 2015, released the Sway EP, and settled in to write and record their debut album over the course of the following year with a plan to push their unique sound to its fullest potential.
For the first 50 seconds of "Down" you might think you're at a supper club in the 1920s, but when the bass drops out of nowhere you couldn't be anywhere but 2016. Act One then takes you on a journey through the complexities of modern relationships, with each song inhabiting a specific and charged relationship lyrically, melodically, and sonically. "I Know Why" constantly transforms and reinvents itself as the vocals grapple with a secret while "Mistaken" is the hardest of sax trap with a classic songwriting backbone. "Same Thing" is the saddest part of the album, a haunting ballad depicting serene resignation of a doomed relationship, but castanets rise from the ashes as "I Want You" closes out the night in a pure moment of optimistic electricity, a glance across a crowded room that changes everything.
Marian Hill's one of a kind sound is present throughout -- blues harmonies blend with sparse hip hop drums, horns blast under classic vocal melodies, and soloistic vocal chops sit side by side with clear, intimate lyrics. You've never heard this before, yet it's surprisingly familiar. And it's only the beginning.