TVD Ticket Giveaway: David Byrne & St. Vincent at Strathmore, 9/30

Big things come in forms of packaging, Gigantic things, too.

This past year saw the collision of two indie pop icons when David Byrne and St. Vincent (Annie Clark) came together to form Love This Giant. With a record released this past month and a tour that is chugging along smoothly, this monumental act is one your sure to love.  We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for their show at the Strathmore on September 30th. Getting your mittens on ’em is easier than you might think.

Love this Giant released their self-titled debut earlier this month.  The album, which has quickly gained critical acclaim, displays a delicate mix between Byrne’s compulsion to make whatever music he pleases and St. Vincent’s ability to make whatever music she’s involved with pleasing. Byrne, who made his name in the ultimate art pop band Talking Heads, is known for breaking cultural musical constructs and destroying boundries while still keeping memorable melodies and choruses you can sing along to—a central theme of Love This Giant.

The unstoppable force of David Byrne is met with equal power by St. Vincent. The former Polyphonic Spree-er garners a mature perspective on composition and arrangement that takes the edge off of Byrne’s spurts of the strange. That in tandem with the musical tool of her silky-yet-powerful voice gives Love This Giant a clash-of-the-titans-level supremacy.

So how could you be lucky enough to score tickets to this monumental act?  It’s simple! In the comments below, tell us your favorite mega collaboration.

To give a proper nod to my favorite beatmaker and his soon-to-be-released Until The Quiet Comes, I’m going to have to go with Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Friday and must confirm the tickets via email by 3pm that day.

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  • Andyshhh

    Would it be double dipping if I said David Byrne and Thievery Corporation?

  • Josh P

    thom yorke & pj harvey!

  • JD

    Queen/David Bowie

  • RonnieT

    David Byrne & Brian Eno

  • CameronMeindl

    David Bowie/Queen for sure. But I also dug St. Vincent/Bon Iver and Arcade Fire/David Byrne.

  • Fasulo

    Feist & Mastadon = FeistadonNailed it.

  • RyanTereu

    Well, it sure ain’t Jackson and McCartney…I always dig weird collabs like DJ Shadow + Thom Yorke and Jeff Tweedy + Deerhoof, but my final answer has gotta be Anthrax + Public Enemy. Having lived through all the ways rap metal can go wrong, it’s a miracle this went right. Two dangerous groups crossing over, touring together, and really shaking things up. Bring the Noise forever.

  • marissacetin

    Fiona Apple and Johnny Cash

  • hyattsvilledogs

    The Halo Benders– aka Calvin Johnson and Doug Martsch

  • hyattsvilledogs

    John S Hall and Kramer

  • IamHydrogen1

    Bjork and King Crimson

    • hyattsvilledogs

      IamHydrogen1 bjork in the womb? well, she was a “person” then.

  • hyattsvilledogs

    The Flatlanders (founded by singers/songwriters/guitarists Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock)….

  • Jilll

    David Lynch and Karen O (from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) in “Pinky’s Dream.”

  • Emily

    We Are The World…..Lionel RichieStevie WonderPaul SimonKenny RogersJames IngramTina TurnerBilly JoelMichael JacksonDiana RossDionne WarwickWillie NelsonAl JarreauBruce SpringsteenKenny LogginsSteve PerryDaryl HallHuey LewisCyndi LauperKim CarnesBob DylanRay CharlesDan AykroydHarry BelafonteLindsey BuckinghamMario CipollinaJohnny CollaSheila E.Bob GeldofBill GibsonChris HayesSean HopperJackie JacksonLa Toya JacksonMarlon JacksonRandy JacksonTito JacksonWaylon JenningsBette MidlerJohn OatesJeffrey OsborneAnita PointerJune PointerRuth PointerSmokey Robinson

  • Emily

    Gremlins is a hipster super group and they are amazing. Katie Lee (Braids), Patrick Jeffords (Toro Y Moi), Sam Ray (Ricky Eat Acid), Mat Cothran (Coma Cinema)

  • Jo

    The Orb & Lee Scratch Perry

  • Pancakepopple

    Hands down: They Can’t Take That Away From Me From Louis and Ella. <3….

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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