Ghost W/ Marissa Nadler At Roseland Theater 10.16.2016

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Ghost W/ Marissa Nadler At Roseland Theater 10.16.2016
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Ghost W/ Marissa Nadler At Roseland Theater 10.16.2016 says
Popestar Tour 2016

Marissa Nadler

**Reserved balcony seating also available!**

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Roseland Theater 503-224-2038
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR
8pm (doors open at 7pm). All Ages.
$35.00 advance tix from Cascade Tickets.
$40.00 at the door.


Ghost is a 6 piece rock band that was formed in Sweden in 2008. In 2010, they released a 3 track demo followed by a 7" vinyl titled "Elizabeth," and later their debut full length album Opus Eponymous. The album was widely praised and increased their popularity significantly. Their second album Infestissumam was released in 2013. Bolstered by a fight with the Catholic Church over a hamburger, Ghost's pursuit to highlight the hypocrites and champion the individual reached a global audience. The was also certified Gold in Sweden. For each album, a Summoning is held to present a new singer and 1 frontman for the band at an undisclosed location in Lincopia, Otrogathia. Papa Emeritus III, the singer for the Meliora chapter of Ghost, was revealed via a paid advertisement on VH1 Classic on May 20, 2015 during a late night broadcast of Caddyshack. Meliora was released worldwide on August 15, 2015.


For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work.

In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone. They are the unified voice of this record, the titular “strangers.”

This sense of “end times” is exemplified by the sparse, piano-driven opener “Divers of the Dust.” Written utilizing a Dadaist cut-up technique (popularized by David Bowie and William S. Burroughs), Nadler layers hypnagogic imagery of waves pulling cities into the ocean over a very personal tale of longing.

Once again partnered with July producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain) Nadler has created a new album equal in sonic quality to the apocalyptic lyrical tone that covers its 44 minutes. In places her voice and guitar play off subsonic synths, while elsewhere, as in “Katie I Know,” a pulsing drumbeat launches the song off into an intense, confrontational place. “Janie in Love” is another full-band highlight, marrying the album’s most allegorically primal lyrics to the melodic hooks that makes Nadler one of the best songwriters working today.
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