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