Says Observer contributor Darryl Smyers in this week's print edition:
Ontario's Constantines has parlayed its intriguing brand of art-punk into a decade of rock 'n' roll relevance by balancing humor and consequence. Only a band with a special touch could write a song about suicide ("Arizona") and, in that song, describe rock 'n' roll as "that great gospel jest."
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He goes on to say that it "should be a hell of a show." And who am I to disagree?
Especially when I've got two pairs of tickets to doll out to the thing. Want 'em? Shoot me an email right quick with the words "Shine A Light" in the subject line and, if you're one of the first two to do so, you're in. For free. Good luck!
Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners.