Preview: Bleachers at Crystal Ballroom, May 25
Written by joe on May 17, 2017
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94/7 Alternative Portland Presents: The Best Show of the Year…So Far with supporting acts Bob Mosses and Missio, and headlining Bleachers (fronted and led by Jack Antonoff). Bleachers is currently on tour and stopping by Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on Thursday May 25, and will be at Sasquatch! Music Festival on May 27, the second day of the festival. In Portland, doors open at 7pm, and music starts at 8pm. Tickets are $27.50, and can be purchased in advance here.
Bleachers is an incredible act, led and fronted by the multitalented Jack Antonoff. Jack Antonoff is a grammy award winning musician and producer, known for writing and producing for artists such as Lorde, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, and more. He is also known as a member of the bands Steel Train and fun.
Bleachers is the stage name of Jack Antonoff’s current act, as he is the lead writer, producer, and recording artist on the project; oftentimes writing and recording from his own bedroom in New Jersey. His debut album Strange Desire was written in secret while touring with fun, and was made public in 2014 when “I Wanna Get Better” was released. The song hit #1 on the alt radio charts, and his second single “Rollercoaster” also charted at #3. Bleachers is currently on tour ahead of their highly anticipated second album Gone Now, which is out June 2. Speaking about writing for Bleachers with Pitchfork, Jack states:
‘ With Bleachers I wanted to make the best album I ever made, and that’s so vulnerable because what that means is that I had to sit in here for two years and just grind it out. It had to be something that I really believed would reach people. … But you have to get yourself to that point where you fully see it. If you don’t see it, how can anyone else?” ‘
Check out the music video for Bleachers lead single off his upcoming album Gone Now, “Don’t Take the Money” below: