Every now and then, despite my best attempt at recognizing and addressing my biases when it comes to talking about music, there’s just no point in hiding it. This is an example of a show where I truly enjoy every band and am excited to hear them all play in one night. And lucky for you, courtesy of Dellarocca Booking, we have two tickets to giveaway. Hit the jump at the bottom of this post to enter the contest. We’ll pick a winner closer to the show, which is Wednesday, September 19th upstairs at Valentine’s.
Opening is Hand Habits, which is the latest project from Meg Duffy and at this point I think it’s impossible for her to do something musically that I don’t enjoy tremendously.
Also on the bill is Railbird, whom I haven’t seen live since they played at Marketplace Gallery back in 2010 but that still stands out in my mind as one of the most enjoyable live sets I’ve seen in the Albany area. Their latest single, “Jump Ship” features Sean Rowe and Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel which you can preview below.
Headling the show is Braids, who are based out of Calgary, Alberta and presently based in Montreal, Quebec. Their debut release Native Speaker (Kainine Records) was shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize and was nominated in two categories during the 2012 JUNO awards. The album was self recorded and self produced as was their 2009 EP, Set Pieces, released on Arbutus Records â€” the same small Montreal-based DIY label that released the early Grimes material. So good.
Hit the jump to enter the contest (and RSVP here).
Contest is over.