It's a tough week to make a case for a rock show--what withsome baseball team
clogging up most locals' night-time plans and all--but The Loft's got a compelling argument tomorrow night when it hostsFrightened Rabbit
in its friendly confines. The Scottish indie rock outfit made quite the splash with its breakout 2008 release,The Midnight Organ Fight
, which set the tone for the heartfelt rockers' equally compelling 2010 follow-up,The Winter of Mixed Drinks
In this week's paper, Chris Martins talks that new disc in anticipation of tomorrow night's show:
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Songs like "Swim Until You Can't See Land" [see above] and "Living in Colour" go a great way toward illustrating the record's feel and theme: a hopeful exuberance seemingly inspired by a need to leave something dark behind. Hand claps, shakers, spiky guitars and the yearning vocals of Scott Hutchison all play heavily into that vibe, which moves listeners quite deftly through a filler-less collection of emotion-bearing tunes. Continue reading...
Add in two strong openers--Montreal's Plants & Animals and Cincinatti's Bad Veins--and this show looks like a winner no matter the baseball playoff competition. And thanks to the folks at The Loft, we've got a couple of pairs of tickets to give away to the affair. Hit the jump to find out how to win.
Want the tickets? Just be among the first two people to email me, starting right now with the word "Bunnicula" in the subject line, and you'll score a free pair of passes. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!