Saturday, October 20th, 2007
CONTEST – Scout Niblett @ The Silver Dollar – October 23, 2007
“As stick hits bare drum, as bare voice hits ear drum, a charge runs through me. And sure, she’s a singer-songwriter, just using a drum as often as six strings, but it’s completely different. In the same way a room full of vacuum and a room full of air look the same, but one is impossible to live without and the other will make you implode. For three minutes, we’re hers” – David Kohl, Phonogram
Those words come from the comic Phonogram and are uttered in reference to Scout Niblett – which is unusual as the comic is about the ghost of Britpop and Scout Niblett is as far from Britpop as you can get. Hell, despite what her passport says, Niblett hardly even seems British – instead she belongs to the mists of Appalachia or the Mississippi delta, to the sources of the lonesome and anguished folk-blues she channels through her latest record This Fool Can Die Now.
And as harrowing as the experience might be, all accounts are that she’s a riveting live performer and courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away to her show at the Silver Dollar on Tuesday night, October 23, so you can find out for yourself. Also on the bill are locals Picastro, herself no stranger to mesmerizing with just voice and guitar, and Radius & Helena, whom I know nothing about. To enter, shoot me an email to contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Scout Niblett” in the subject line and your full name in the body and get it to me before midnight, October 21.