Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Dodos w/Calexico - 10.14.12 - Mr Smalls - Show Preview - Concert Preview

The Dodos will be appearing at Mr Smalls opening for Calexico next Sunday, 10.14. The band played here last September at Mr Smalls presenting a memorable show. At the time they were touring behind their new album No Colors, so be expecting new material at this concert. Back in 2008 they made our #1 best show seen for that year. The duo is very much a percussion driven band, with front man Metric Long strumming intensely on his guitar while belting out rhythmic lyrics. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us with your name to to enter. 

From their press:

The drums hit you in the chest first, spraying your speakers like swift gunshots. But then Meric Long’s finger-picked chords kick in, cascading across Logan Kroeber’s brass knuckle beats like only the best Dodos songs can. This forward motion feeling has driven the duo since 2005, but several key changes lift their fourth LP (No Color) to another level. For one thing, the band reunited with Portland producer John Askew, the man behind the boards of the Dodos’ first two full-lengths, Beware of the Maniacs and Visiter. Having an old friend around was like adding an honorary third member; a voice of reason who isn’t afraid of vetoing ill-fated ideas.

The main focus of No Color was to bottle the frenzied folk approach that’s been there since the beginning. And it works damn well, from the dagger-drawing dynamics and brain-burrowing choruses of “Black Night” to the hairpin turns and splashy percussion of “Good.” And then there are the songs that’ll make you want to dub old episodes of 120 Minutes, including the instrumental break of “Don’t Stop” and the sneak attack solo that weaves its way around the steely rhythms of “Don’t Try and Hide It.”

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $20 and can be found here