TVD Ticket Giveaway: 9:30 Club Presents Fanfarlo at the U Street Music Hall, 3/7

Blending a mix of folk, indie rock, and post-punk beats with a kick of eclectic instrumentals is the London-based band Fanfarlo. Once you’ve absorbed the melancholy yet heartfelt sounds of Fanfarlo, you’ll know you’ve been hit with something special.

The roots behind the band Fanfarlo can be found from the bedroom project of the Swdedish lead singer/songwriter Simon Balthazar in 2006. The name of the band comes from their own personal love of literature; Fanfarlo is a reference from Charles Baudelaire’s novella, “La Fanfarlo.”

If you happen to be a Sufjan Stevens or Arcade Fire fan, you won’t be disappointed by Fanfarlo’s literate pop songs.

These days, it’s hard to find bands that have that gift of creating music with the use of a multitude of instruments combined with ghostly yet magical voices. Fanfarlo is able to capture a storybook through the medium of music, and there is no escaping Fanfarlo’s ability to haunt you musically.

The indie pop band is headed to DC this Wednesday, March 7th, at U Street Music Hall in support of their recently-released album Rooms Filled With Light, and you could be there with a pair of free tickets courtesy of our friends at 9:30 Club, who present the show. Tickets are low, so buy yours now if you don’t want to leave your fate to the ticket giveaway gods.

Just tell TVD in the comment box below another band name or song title that references literature.

Say, for example, NJ punk powerhouse Titus Andronicus. Actually, don’t say it; that’s ours.

The winner will be chosen Wednesday (3/7) at noon and must confirm the tickets via email by 3pm for that night’s show.

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  • WillSimpson1

    Steely Dan III from Yokohama

  • Ming

    A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Lisa

    The Boo Radleys! From To Kill a Mockingbird!

  • Jsenert1

    The Crane Wife (Pts 1& 2)- The Decemberists. PLZPLZPLZ pick me! 

  • Laura

    The Velvet Underground, by Michael Leigh.

  • Quinn

    The song Banana Co. by Radiohead is referencing a corrupt company in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • Pablo
  • Chris

    Singer Holly Golightly (real name, Holly Golightly Smith) , who was named after a character in Truman Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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