Sadly, Analog Rebellion has canceled his appearance tonight at The Loft due to the passing of his grandfather. And though we were looking forward to seeing him perform at this show, this night's still sure to be a great one, with The Appleseed Cast headlining the affair and The Rocketboys opening.
Kansas-based post-rock quintet Appleseed Cast formed in 1997 and are known for their heavy use of atmospheric sounds and intricate drumming. Their debut album, the emo-approved The End of the Ring Wars, was a concept album about the ocean and to this day is a fan favorite. But since that album, the band's shed off their emo roots and gained credibility as true post-rock artists, thanks to their critically acclaimed 2001 double album Low Level Owl and their 2009 album, Sagarmatha. They haven't stopped there, though: The band plans to release another album soon on top of a live album and a documentary. Tonight's show comes as the band heads south to perform at Fun Fun Fest in just a few days.
Meanwhile, opening for The Appleseed Cast will be Austin-based ambiance-indie-rock band The Rocketboys. Since their 2009 debut, 20,000 Ghosts, the band has developed a sizable local fan base and have toured all around the Lone Star State, along with being heard nationally on everything from the 2010 Winter Olympics to MTV's Teen Mom.
And, thanks tot he folks over at The Loft, five lucky DC9 readers can watch these acts tonight for free. See how to win the tickets after the jump!
Want the tickets? Just be among the first to email Pete with "Rocket Appleseed" in the subject line and you're in! Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!