Home / Events / Music Calendar / Pentatonix

Pentatonix

JAY HORTON
8 pm, Sunday May 05 | $25 advance, $30 day of show.
Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
 

[FUCKING A CAPELLA] While media coverage of Pentatonix’s recent rise has thus far veered toward fawning (proof positive of a burgeoning a capella craze) or dismissive (kitsch novelty act spurred on by reality-TV meme), doesn't the ubiquity of competitive pitchfests and thriving tours from the victors just seem a logical conclusion of the glee-clubbing tweener-bait scene that devoured Top 40 and whelped Justin Timberlake? A medley of hits by JT's old crew lies among the most viewed clips on Pentatonix’s YouTube channel, though substantially less popular than the career-defining covers of Swedish House Mafia and Lady Gaga. "Telephone" landed the Texas quintet on the third season of NBC's Sing Off and still feels especially of the moment, for better or worse. If the succession of star turns splintering an act yet to record a full-length album has anything at all to do with egos jostling for center stage, the sheer hubris beggars reason—more than a whiff of Greek tragedy about the cello beatbox solo album—and, as means of pandering to audiences impatient with the subtler charms of choral euphony, the gimmickry signals woefully diminishing returns. Whatever their vocal limitations, there was no I in ’N Sync. 



Where: Crystal Ballroom
Phone: 225-0047
Address: 1332 W Burnside St.
Website: www.mcmenamins.com

 
 

Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Burials, Exhausted Prayer, Aerial Ruin

Friday, Aug 01, 2014

[SCORCHED EARTH] However complicated metal can be, Portland’s Burials further confuse it all, combining the outer-reaches of ’70s prog and varied strains of that darker, ...

8:45 pm | $5.
The Know 2026 NE Alberta St. Portland Web | Map

T-Pain

Friday, Aug 01, 2014

[AUTO-TUNESMITH] Don't hate the player, hate the game. In this case, the game is AutoTune, and the player is T-Pain. In the mid-aughts, the Florida-born "rappa ternt sanga" ...

8 pm | $25 general admission, $75 VIP.
Roseland Theater 8 NW 6th Ave. Portland Web | Map

Genders, New Madrid, the Ghost Ease

Friday, Aug 01, 2014

[GUITAR-DRIVEN POP] One of the fun things about listening to Genders is that it’s sort of like watching the weather change, mixed with Explosions in the Sky, ’90s pop an ...

9 pm | $8 advance, $10 day of show.
Doug Fir Lounge 830 E Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Crystal Ballroom

Echo & the Bunnymen

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014

[ANGLOPHILIA] Did you know Echo & the Bunnymen have a new album out? Probably not. No matter: Though not held in the same regard as fellow ’80s vampires like, say, the ...

8 pm | $27.
Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Imelda May

Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014

[CELTIC ROCKABILLY] Where rockabilly and burlesque meet, there’s Imelda May. She sounds like Wanda Jackson and looks like a character from Sin City, with animal pri ...

8 pm | Under 21 permitted with legal guardian.
Crystal Ballroom 1332 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close