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 FREE TICKETS to see Charlatans UK & RIDE on February 15 at Crystal Ballroom!
Two legendary English rock bands come together for one night in Portland. Charlatan UK dominated the charts in the mid-80s with such hits as "The Only One I Know" and "One to Another," while their contemporaries, RIDE, broke boundaries in the shoegaze genre with their albums "Nowhere," and "Going Blank Again." Tickets available now or enter to win here!
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Wed Feb 15, 8 pm, $39.50-$49.50, all ages
• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Magic City Hippies on February 19 at Crystal Ballroom!
Shades on and shirts unbuttoned, Magic City Hippies generate the kind of heat that could've powered a high seas yacht party in the seventies or shake a Coachella stage next summer. Embracing everything from AM radio rock and poolside pop to nimble raps and salsa, they lock into an era-less vibe with no shortage of psychedelic funk or hooks. Enter to win here or get your tickets on sale now!
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, Sun Feb 19, 8:30 pm, $20-$30, all ages
• Enter to WIN FREE TICKETS to see Anjelah Johnson-Reyes at the Newmark Theatre on January 27!
San Jose, California native Anjelah Nicole Johnson had a recurring role on FOX's long running hit sketch series MADtv and is proud to be one of the first Latina comedians to be invited to join a sketch comedy series. She was honored with a 2008 ALMA Award nomination for "Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series." Win tickets to see her "Who Do I Think I Am?" Tour, or get your tickets on sale now!
Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Fri Jan 27, 7 pm, $45.75-$69.50, all ages
GOOD LUCK, and all winners will be notified by Monday at noon. And check back next week for more FREE TIX from the Mercury!