Calexico Ticket Giveaway
Trivia Challenge for 2 Tickets
Happy Monday! To celebrate the beginning of this week, bePortland is giving away two tickets to the Calexico show next Sunday, October 21 at the Aladdin Theatre.
Wanna Win? Shoot us an email with the answer to today's trivia question. The 10th correct answer will win the pair. Please only enter the contest if you know you can attend. The show is 21+ and minors accompanied by a legal guardian will be allowed to see the show.
Because I'm an Arizona native, and Calexico i 1d6c s based out of Tucscon, today's question is Arizona-themed:
In 2011 congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords dedicated what Calexico song to her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, as a wakeup song while he was on the last flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour?
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They call New Orleans a melting pot. When one thinks about it like that, it’s hardly surprising that this is where Calexico reconvened to record their seventh full-length album, Algiers. Joey Burns and John Convertino have long called upon an extended range of musical influences, blending them together so distinctly that the results have almost become a genre of their own. Nonetheless, the choice of New Orleans may still come as a surprise to many. Calexico are, after all, associated with a style that their name – borrowed from a small town of less than 40,000 inhabitants on the border between the US and Mexico – has always defined with an unusual precision. Their work has spoken of dusty deserts and the loners that inhabit them, mixing America’s country music heritage with that of a Latin persuasion. In other words, it isn’t obviously affiliated with the sounds that have made New Orleans one of the premiere tourist destinations in the US. What’s emerged as a result of this decision, however, is arguably the most exciting and accessible record Calexico have made. It’s a fact emphasized by the band’s decision to name the album in tribute to the neighborhood where they worked: Algiers.
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$22.50 Minors -21 permitted with parent of legal guardian
UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER!