Here's the thing about Akron/Family: I'd never really even listened to the band before last year's SXSW, when I caught the very performance posted above. Here's what I wrote at the time:
I'd never seen Akron/Family live before. Now I think I want to see them live every day for the rest of my life. You know when you see a show and there comes a point where you just give in and commit to the fact that you're really enjoying yourself? For me, that came during the band's performance of the chant-y and high-energy "Ed Is A Portal". From there on out, I was pretty much [putty] in the hands of the band's freak-y, worldly, frenetic, folk- and world-influenced sound.It was a beast of a set. I was totally blown away. And I expect the same to happen tomorrow night when the band is joined by tourmates Warpaint and Denton's closest thing to Akron/Family, Matthew & The Arrogant Sea--which is why we're stoked that the fine folks at the Granada Theater have offered up two pairs of tickets for us to hand out to lucky DC9 readers.
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners.