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Win Tickets to See Manchester Orchestra

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 25, 2008 5:05PM


Manchester Orchestra creates music that's is plaintive yet rejoicing, and we find the mixture alluring. The band borrows the nasal whine of glam rock and injects it into a bed firmly rooted in the indie rock that rules the CMJ college set. This creates songs that often feel like they're tripping over themselves with a sense of urgency as they try to convey their own inner truths and emotions through nothing more than a couple musical instruments. This is music that is earnest but never cloying.

We've got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader for their Subterranean show next week, so enter after the jump for your chance to win!

MP3: Manchester Orchestra "I Can Feel A Hot One"

Manchester Orchestra plays with Dead Confederate December 3 at Subterranean, 2011 W North, 7 p.m., $13, 17+