Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ticket Giveaway: Kurt Vile / Espers / Lands and Peoples

Next week at Sonar some citizen's of brotherly love head south to come play in Baltimore. Kurt Vile and Espers headline the bill, supported by local risers Lands and Peoples.

If you haven't yet caught wind of the buzz behind Kurt Vile, this show's your chance. Dude just got signed to Matador, and already has a couple fine LP's under his belt.

Constant Hitmaker's
leading track "Freeway" ain't a bad place to start, highlighting Vile's knack for putting a modern fuzz on some nostalgic ideas. Bob Seger and Tom Petty, these are not typical names that get tossed around with a lo-fi bedroom project.

Espers are another Philly-based band, and are of the heavy folk variety. Winded behind the croons of Meg Baird, this group's got a couple fine releases via Drag City available. Opening is Lands and Peoples, who have gotten some well-deserved attention as of late. Fresh off their first tour and the release of their second EP, this homecoming should make for a feast of the ears.

The show is Tuesday, August 11 and I have a pair of tickets to give away. Send a proper hello to, and let me know you're interested. I'll pick a winner at random on Monday, so check your inbox the day before the show.

Photo by Sarah McKay

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