Monday, April 14th, 2008
CONTEST – American Music Club @ Lee's Palace – April 17, 2008
Photo via Merge
You see that huge list of concerts I’ve got over there on the right? No word of lie, the one I’m looking forward to the most out of all those shows, big and small, is the one at the very top of the list. This Thursday night, American Music Club at Lee’s Palace.
It’s one of those shows I never thought would happen, and not just because the band was broken up for the better part of a decade. As a solo artist, Mark Eitzel didn’t set foot in Toronto after a 2002 gig opening for Low and when the band reunited for 2004’s excellent Love Songs For Patirots, a visit to Hogtown was not on the agenda. Instead I went to Chicago in 2004 to experience them live and it was worth the trip. But now, at long last, AMC are coming to town and it’s on the back of a superb new record in The Golden Age.
If you’re a fan, and if you’ve ever listened to Everclear or Mercury I have to believe you became one, then I imagine you already have a ticket but if not, or if you’re just curious about who this grizzled old band that I am raving about is, then your ship has come in. Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to join the American Music Club” in the subject line and your full name in the body before midnight, April 15.
And while you wait to find out if you are a winner, give this session they recorded for Minnesota Public Radio a listen. They are in fine form. There’s also interviews with The Vancouver Courier, Frog And A Blender and Prefix (via The Invisible Blog).
MP3: American Music Club – “All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco”
MP3: American Music Club – “I Know That’s Not Really You”
MP3: American Music Club – “All My Love”
Stream: American Music Club / The Golden Age
MySpace: American Music Club