The Metro Gallery was understandably vacant two Thursdays ago. After all–it was a weeknight, substantial storming had been predicted, and, to top it all off, an unfamiliar group (Austin’s The Sour Notes) was headlining. To put it lightly: the present viewership didn’t exactly make performing worth the artists’ while. But that doesn’t mean the night was uncomfortable or awkward. I’d actually say that the lack of occupancy had quite the opposite effect.
Ed. note: Here’s hoping you all have a great time ringing in the New Year. Thanks to Guy (Vimeo /YouTube) fromthe Metro Gallery, you can also reflect back on a great night of live music from 2009: our fall showcase headlined by So Percussionthis fall. Unfortunately, Microkingdom’sset was lost due to technical malfunction.
Thrushes have once again dropped some mana on us here at Aural States.
Not only are we exclusively previewing an early mix of the track “Juggernaut” from their forthcoming album Night Falls, but we’re running a contest for their show with the far-too-rarely-seen Sick Sick Birds, the always rockin’ Baby Aspirin and Brooklyn’s The Art of Shooting next Friday Nov 6 at the Metro Gallery.
To enter, listen to “Juggernaut” and give me 1 or 2 words that either nicely sum up your thoughts on the track, or best represent your knee-jerk reaction to it.
Here’s the swag that goes to one lucky commenter:
2 guest list spots
1 limited edition vinyl copy of Thrushes’ debut Sun Come Undone
1 new design t-shirt
1 copy each of Sick Sick Birds’ LP Heavy Manners and their two 7″s
All the prizes will be picked up at the show. A winner will be chosen next Wednesday based on any number of subjective criteria. Let’s hear those witty words of wisdom.
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