Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Grimes - Brillobox - 3.20.12 - Pittsburgh - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Evidently there is not much convincing to get Pgh residents to the Grimes show as it's already sold out. Before she blew up, I was asked to do an interview with her which I gladly signed up for. But just like her Montreal neighbors Arcade Fire, one day you are scheduled to play at Garfield Artworks, the next you are doing national press and larger tours. Thankfully she kept the Brillobox show. Without further ado, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Grimes show on 3.20. Just send us an email with your name to to enter.

Grimes - Vanessa from Arbutus Records on Vimeo.

From her press:

There is a powerful harmony in Grimes. It is a project which is both musical and visual, embodying the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound. Claire Boucher weaves these together to a strong rhythmic effect, "the marriage between the voice of a human and the heartbeat of a machine".

Boucher, who was born in Vancouver, Canada, came to Montreal in 2006. Her experience as a performer is deeply embedded in the DIY loft culture of Montreal, where Grimes was one of the prominent figures in the scene surrounding Lab Synth├Ęse - a 4600 square foot re-appropriated textile factory. She developed in a scene where punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry.

Visions arises as Boucher's fourth release in less than two years. Her debut album, Geidi Primes (2010), was followed by Halfaxa (2010), which was arguably one of the first witch-house or lo-fi R&B releases. On Darkbloom (2011), Grimes begins taking her first steps as a producer, bringing together the experimentation behind her early work and a cutting edge pop aesthetic.

Show begins at at 9:30 with doors at 9p. Tickets are sold out.