Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - Savages - 9.11.13 - Mr Smalls - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Savages will be making an appearance next Wedensday, 9.11 at Mr Smalls Theater in Millvale. The English quartet are making their first appearance here in Pittsburgh with much buzz from the blogosphere along with mainstream media. The band is touring behind their debut album Silence Yourself which has received rave reviews from both Pitchfork, Stereogum and so many more. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at with your name to enter.

From their press:

Savages are from London and the singer, Jehnny Beth (real name: Camille Berthomier) is from France.Guitarist Gemma Thompson had come up with the name for the band and had been discussing the idea with singer, Jehnny Beth, for almost a year. Thompson says the band's name was derived from books, such as Lord of the Flies, that she read when she was younger. The band was eventually formed in October 2011 and they had their first gig in January 2012 supporting rock band British Sea Power. Their manager John Best also manages Sigur Ros. The Observer has said of Savages: "it's not exactly sexy, it's not funny and they're not going to be rolling around in mud like the Slits. But it's the closest thing to art that "post-punk"... has offered in a while". The New Musical Express described their performances as "frottage-inducingly intense affairs".

The group's first released tracks, a double A-side in June 2012, were "Flying to Berlin" and "Husbands" on the Pop Noire label.The Guardian wrote: "Husbands makes us dream of what it must have been like to have been around to hear, in real time, the debut releases by Public Image Ltd, Magazine, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Division, to feel, as those incredible records hit the shops, that unearthly power and sense of a transmission from a satellite reality." In October, their concert at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York received good reviews. TheChicago Reader noted that their set is "influenced by Siouxsie & the Banshees, but with an anthemic quality that makes me think of PJ Harvey and heavy doses of the rhythmic jaggedness and angularity of British postpunk."

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $15 and can be found here.