In what might be the best self-deprecating way to describe one's own music that we've heard, Joel Gibbs, frontman and mastermind behind Canada's The Hidden Cameras, refers to his own band's output as "gay, church folk music." Which is pretty awesome, yes, but, sure enough, sorta accurate. The band's oddball pop tunes are intricately instrumented, grandiose and not without a great self-aware sense of humor. Check the above video for "In the NA," from the band's seventh album, the May-released Origin: Orphan, for proof on that front. It's kind of incredible.
Oh, and for an interesting take on the Gibbs' thoughts on being a gay musician, check our old pal Rich Lopez's piece on gay musicians in this week's Dallas Voice.
So, yeah, on many levels, tonight's Hailey's show should be an interesting one. And thanks to the folks at Spune Productions, we've got a pair of tickets to hand out to the show. Want 'em? Shoot me an email with the words "Smile, You're On Hidden Cameras" right now. First person to do so wins. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winner.