Jesus and Mary Chain

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209
United States
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Jesus and Mary Chain formed in East Kilbride, a wasteland on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland in 1983, around the writing partnership of the Reid brothers, William and Jim.
They soon moved to London and their “win or die trying” attitude and thrashing guitar sound, was bought to the attention of Alan Mcgee and Creation Records, by Bobby Gillespie, vocalist with another Scottish band, Primal Scream. The first single “Upside Down” was released, and Gillespie joined the band as drummer. Gillespie pursued the Velvet Underground/single snare and floor tom sound that became prevalent on the recording of their debut album Psychocandy

Tickets for their May 22nd show at the Crystal Ballroom are on sale now!