January 13th, 2012
Two-Part Ticket Giveaway: Quiet Company + Finnegan (Friday) AND Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Monday)
It’s been a while since we’ve done a ticket giveaway. We’re making it up to you in spades today by offering a pair of tickets to two different shows. The first is tonight which features Quiet Company with Finnegan, Literary Greats and Poor Pilate. The other is on Monday night when Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes over Fitzgerald’s
Fight amongst yourselves to win. Make sure your comment comes from a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Good Luck.
As always, leave a comment with your favorite song or why you deserve the tickets from one of these bands to win. We’ll pick a winner for tonight’s show in a couple hours and Monday we’ll pull a name out of the hat for Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
It’s a night full of Texas indie music with Quiet Company headlining at Fitzgerald’s. The Austin quartet has been making regional waves as of 2010 and found themselves on Last Call with Carson Daly at the end of 2011. Their newest album We Are Where We All Belong was released in October and deserves your immediate attention. They sound only once or twice removed from the power punk-pop of the early aughts and in our opinion will provide the perfect pay-off that their opening acts will build up to…
Check out “Fear and Fallacy – Sitting in a Tree“
The Houston rockers released What Happened to Jacqueline in 2011 much to our delight. We only caught a couple of songs when they played at Fitzgerald’s at Lights in the Heights this year. We’re ready to make up for that slight. Mostly, we’re getting geared up for hearing “Topo Chico” live again.
Check out “Topo Chico“
The Literary Greats
At Continental Club for the release of Black Blizzard last year, the album immediately became one of our favorites of 2011 of any band much less a Houston product. What we said at the time:
The Literary Greats didn’t have to work hard to win me over by the end of the night, but I certainly felt worked. A small venue packed with adoring fans who are one step ahead of you will do that to a wouldbe journalist. But I take it as a challenge to catch up on two previous albums by the band, a task definitely worth undertaking. As for a first to whet my palate, Black Blizzard certainly does the trick.
Unfortunately, I never made good on my promise to do a little more research into The Literary Greats’ history. Perhaps that will be one of my 2012 resolutions.
Check out “That Mountain Yonder“
Sirs of the band, you shall be popping my cherry tonight. There are a few kind words in it for you on Monday if you’re gentle.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Three… Three Grammy awards. That’s how many shiny phonographs you can find in the belt of the choral group from South Africa. They’ve been practicing their craft for nearly forty years. For that sheer weight alone you should want to win these tickets. From the mouths of babes (read: Fitzgerald’s) –
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result is a musical and spiritual alchemy that has touched a worldwide audience representing every corner of the religious, cultural and ethnic landscape. Their musical efforts over the past four decades have garnered praise and accolades within the recording industry, but also solidified their identity as a cultural force to be reckoned with.
Check out “Homeless“