Who's ready to see some shows? Well, the Mercury is here to help with FREE TICKETS to see some of Portland's best concerts—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 us alive and kickin'!) And oh boy, do we have some great shows coming at ya this week! CHECK IT OUT!
• ENTER TO WIN TICKETS to see Digable Planets on December 31 at the Crystal Ballroom!
A pioneering act that continues to cast a considerable influence, Digable Planets have left an indelible mark on music. Nearly 20 years after their debut, their music still shines and the group continues to bring their celebrated stage show to excited crowds around the world. Melding Jazz samples, and complex rhymes, Disable Planets have been very active as a tight touring unit since 2015. Enter to win tickets to this New Year's Eve show, or purchase your tix here and now!
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Sat Dec 31, 9:45 pm, $35-$80, all ages
• ENTER TO WIN TICKETS to see Rome Streetz on December 16 at the Crystal Ballroom!
Originally born in London, Rome has been a true vagabond his entire life and his artist name pays homage to his nomadic lifestyle. His unique style and rhyming technique is best described as a mix of gritty New York boom bap with London grime. In a time where hip-hop music has become obsessed with keeping up with the latest trend, Rome has always stayed true to himself. Rather than simply ride the beat, Rome brings his verbal prowess to the forefront and transforms each song into something special. Enter to win tickets, or purchase your tix here and now!
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Fri Dec 16, 8 pm, $20-$50, 21+
GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by this Thursday. And check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!