I dare you: Find an artist who's earned a greater percentage of straight-up adoring pieces profiles than Neko Case has. It's kind of crazy, actually. Seems anytime a critic sets his or her sights on Case, all rational thought goes out the window.
It's understandable, though. I mean, you've heard her voice right? Hearing it is like simultaneously experiencing the warmth of a working fireplace and the comfort of a childhood blanket. Succumbing to it is to slowly melt into a puddle--impossibly, though, like an ice cream cone on a cold day.
OH MY GOD, NOW I'M DOING IT TOO.
Before this gets ugly, let me just turn things over to Chris Parker's interview with Miss Case for this week's dead tree version of DC9. Writes Parker:
Neko Case seizes one's imagination with a voice so arresting, escape's all but impossible. And while her rich, smoky alto has long reaped new listeners with its knee-eviscerating power, time's sharpened her lyrical edge as well. Continue reading...
See, we all do it.
And, so, for that reason, we have many thanks to offer up the Granada Theater's way--because not only is the theater bringing in this dynamic performer into town on Monday night, but it's also offered up a couple free pairs of tickets to the show. Want those tickets? OK: Shoot me an email right now with the words "Hold On, Hold On" in the subject line. First two people to do so each get a pair of passes. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners.
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