It's time to get out in the world again and see some shows! And the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKET TUESDAY—our way of saying thanks to our great readers and spread the word about some fantastic upcoming performances! (Psst... if you want to say thanks to the Mercury, please consider making a small monthly contribution to keep up alive and kickin'!)

Tough Mudder Portland, August 13 + 14
Lock in your summer adventure, Portland. Join us for world famous obstacles over a 5K or 10K distance.

And oh boy, do we have some great shows going this week! CHECK 'EM OUT!

Enter here to WIN FREE TICKETS to see the Heartless Bastards at the Wonder Ballroom on Nov. 12! (Must be 21+ to enter.)

"Anchored by the powerful vocals and incisive songwriting of Erika Wennerstrom, the Heartless Bastards are a roots rock band whose tough, emotionally resonant music incorporates elements of blues, hard rock, garage punk, and country as filtered through tales of a hardscrabble life lived in the American Midwest."—All Music

Tickets on sale here, $20, 8 pm, 21+, masks required along with FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION or NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST.

Enter here to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Kikagaku Moyo at Roseland Theater on Nov. 12!

"Kikagaku Moyo (Japanese for "geometric patterns") are a Tokyo-based psychedelic rock band whose sound incorporates elements of Krautrock, Indian ragas, and acid folk. Over the course of a short period of time, they released a series of records that balanced heavy, crushing jams with softer, more contemplative moments, recalling Japanese psych groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Ghost."—All Music

Tickets on sale here, $22, 9 pm, all ages, Full Vaccination or Negative Covid Test required for entry.

Enter here to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Pavement at McMenamins Edgefield on Sept 16, 2022!

"With their fractured songs, unexpected blasts of feedback, laconic vocals, cryptic literate lyrics, and defiant low-fidelity, Pavement were one of the most influential and distinctive bands to emerge from the American underground in the '90s."—All Music

Tickets on sale here, $49.50-$115, 6:30 pm, all ages, will follow all state and local Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of the show.

GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by this Thursday. And check back in next week for another Mercury FREE TICKET TUESDAY!

SH/FT: A Celebration of Fashion Design May 19th, 7pm.
Virtual Auction Event & Drag Queen Fashion Show. You won't want to miss this show!