Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
CONTEST – My Brightest Diamond @ The Drake Underground – November 9
I’m almost out of stuff to give away for the next while. Almost. Bear with me.
Her press clippings may always start off by stating that she’s a member of Sufjan Stevens’ Michgan Militia/Illinoisemakers/whatever they call themselves next, but even without those connections, Shara Worden would be a name to remember. Or it would if she used her own name. But instead, she creates music as My Brightest Diamond. In my review of her new album Bring Me The Workhorse, I said, “Her cabaret and operatic influences are obvious but she neatly sidesteps any genre cliches and instead blends it all together to craft something quite new and different, yet still timeless. Lovely stuff” and I’m sticking with that.
She’s at the Drake Underground next week on November 9 (that’s Thursday) and courtesy of Against The Grain, I have three pairs of passes to give away. If you saw her perform as AwRY a couple years ago opening for Sufjan, you’ll know that she’s quite a riveting performer – this should be a good one. To enter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “I want to see My Brightest Diamond” in the subject line and your full name in the body. This contest will close at midnight, November 4. CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to Makeda, Philip and Richard.