Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
CONTEST – Colin Meloy @ The Phoenix – April 19, 2008
Photo by Frank Yang
Though I run the risk of stating the obvious, I want to make sure we’re all on the same page here. Chris Funk IS The Decemberists. I mean, with his lightning-fast guitar riffery, seven-octave vocal range and long, flowing locks, it’s nigh impossible to keep your eyes off him. Which is why it’s understandable that rhythm guitarist Colin Meloy has opted to strike out on his own for a bit, to maybe establish himself from outside of Funk’s imposing shadow, maybe show off a song or two of his own.
And so it is that the bookish, introverted fellow has released a solo record, Colin Meloy Sings Live!, and is hitting the road to support it. That tour brings him to the Phoenix in Toronto this Saturday, April 19, and courtesy of Against The Grain I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away for the show. If you want, shoot me an electronic mail (or “email”, as the kids say) to contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Colin Meloy even if Chris Funk isn’t going to be there” before midnight tomorrow night, April 16.
The Lamron and The Hook have interviews with Meloy while The Guardian talks to him about songwriting and challenges him to turn in a composition on the spot – it doesn’t quite reach completion, so they’ve solicited reader input to help finish it off.