Somewhere down the line, elements of math, indie, and pop rock all got jumbled together in a “Will it blend?” cultural experiment.
The results spawned forth a long list of talented groups who embody the very best of technical know-how and careful composing. This includes cultural forerunners The Postelles, Arkells, and Ambassadors, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to see them all at the U Street Music Hall on March 7, presented by 9:30 Club. Getting a hold of them is easier than you may think.
The Postelles are a Manhattan four-piece that carry a sense of dry social wit to their craft. The Strokes’ own Albert Hammond, Jr. produced The Postelles’ 2011 self-titled debut. The record was met with positive reviews and established the Postelles as a name to watch in the undercurrent of pop rock.
Canada’s Arkells are also billed. The Arkells have been working the scene since their 2007 EP Deadlines, a release supported by two subsequent full lengths. This year sees them touring in effort of their latest album Michigan Left while new recordings loom overhead.
Special guests Brooklyn’s Ambassadors will fill out the schedule, guaranteeing an enjoyable night of intellectual pop rock.
So how can you be lucky enough to get a hold of some tickets? Why, it’s simple. In the comments below, tell us your favorite New York band that made it big.
I’m gonna have to go with the obvious choice, the Beastie Boys. The winner will be chosen at noon on Monday, March 4. Tickets are still available.