Friday, July 6, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Feist - 7.14.12 - Stage AE - Show Preview - Concert Preview

 True, amusing story: 

Feist last appeared in Pgh back in 2007 at Carnegie Music Hall, touring behind her breakthrough album, The Reminder. I had front row seats to the show and was more than looking forward to it. However, I also had been laid off the previous week, having too much time on my hands (along with sorrows). I started drinking early that day, which dragged into the evening and eventually the show. Most of this is a blur that has been passed down by others that were there. During the set I passed out at some point which was probably a good thing. However, between songs, Leslie F. began some banter with the crowd, which led  to a guy in the balcony telling her to 'wake me up' among much laughter. LF walked over and said, "Let him sleep; my songs do have that affect. (laughter)." Of course it didn't end there. One of her band members proceeded to go backstage and bring out a cup of coffee. I was beckoned onstage where I retrieved it, and in my gratitude, toasted the crowd to applause. So, if you were there that evening, yeah, that was me (and I wasn't 'asleep'). Morale of the story, don't get inebriated to the point you don't remember. You will do stupid, embarrassing, regretful things that you can't take back (sorry Mom). On to the reason you are here: We have a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of our friends at Stage AE. To enter, just email us at with your name. 

Feist is touring behind her fourth LP Metals, which was released the previous year. From her press:

On October 4th, Feist returns with her highly anticipated new album, Metals, out on Cherrytree/Interscope. It's the follow-up to her 2007 breakout The Reminder. Recorded in Big Sur, California, Feist co-produced the album with longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky, as well as newcomer Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bjork, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) Metals will mark Feist’s celebratory return to the world stage. Like The Reminder, this album is astoundingly intimate, yet often exuberant; rife with transcendent and unforgettable pop gems.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $25 for lawn and $39.50 for pit. They can be purchased here.