Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Contest: The Low Anthem & Blind Pilot at Casbah, 10.

This Saturday night at the Casbah, The Low Anthem will be playing their first show in San Diego along with Blind Pilot. I was late on the boat, but when I first heard the record I was instantly intrigued and was happy to see that they were coming to San Diego, and especially because I saw Blind Pilot open for Gomez earlier this year and they’re phenomenal. If YOU would like to see just how great both bands are for yourself, I have a pair of tickets (will call) to give away for the show. Being that the show is at the Casbah, this is a 21+ offer. E-mail me with your full name and phone number and I will randomly select a winner on Thursday.

The Low Anthem has been touring for the larger part of the year behind their Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, performing with Joe Pug, Ray Lamontagne, Josh Ritter and Elvis Perkins in Dearland among others. After hitting the summer festival circuit with performances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, and ACL among others, the band will return to the road once again to finish out the year. Among the 27 instruments featured on the album (all ferried over to Block Island, RI in the process) are zither, pump organ, Tibetan singing bowl, and an oil drum.

"stately...lyrics contemplating faith, loss, destruction and self-destruction." - New York Times

"stunning...they deserve everything said about them." - BBC

"At times languid and haunting, but with detours into Tom Waits-esque stomping and hollering, The Low Anthem's music seems equally informed by Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Band and a late-night ride home in Joni Mitchell's car." - NPR

If you're not in San Diego, catch them in your city. Tour dates if you 'keep on reading'.

October 15 Providence, RI Avon Cinema
October 17 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
October 18 Portland, OR Lola's Room at the Crystal Ballroom
October 19 Eugene, OR WOW Hall*
October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
October 23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*
October 24 San Diego, CA Casbah*
October 25 Tucson, AZ Plush*
October 27 Austin, TX The Parish*
October 28 Dallas, TX Granada Theater*
October 29 Houston, TX Bronze Peacock at HOB*
October 30 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon*
November 2 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder*
November 3 Orlando, FL The Social*
November 4 Atlanta, GA The Earl*
November 5 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge*
November 6 Asheville, NC University of North Carolina*
November 7 Norfolk, VA Attucks Theater*
November 9 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle*
November 10 Charlottesville, VA The Southern*
November 11 Washington, D.C. The Black Cat*
November 12 Boston, MA Paradise*
December 1 Washington DC 9:30 Club#
December 2 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts#
December 3 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre#
December 4 Burlington, VT UVM#

* with Blind Pilot
# with Josh Ritter

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