Saturday, June 6th, 2009
CONTEST – Michael Gira @ The Drake Underground – June 12 and 13, 2009
Michael GiraEven if Michael Gira had done nothing else musically besides found and front Swans for over a decade, bringing comfort and aid to those who like their music loud, abrasive and confrontational, his place in the annals of (cult) music history would be assured. But besides founding Young God Records and releasing records by the likes of Devendra Banhart and Akron/Family, he’s since forged a solo career that’s as noteworthy as anything he did with Swans, and really a lot more listenable but just as intense in its own way, just expressed in a more acoustic-based, gothic-folk idiom.
Gira is currently on the road and will be stopping in at the Drake Underground in Toronto for two dates next week, Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13. And courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got a pair of passes to give away for each show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to see Michael Gira on Friday” or “I want to see Michael Gira on Saturday” in the subject line, whichever the case may be, and put your full name in the message body. Contest closes at midnight, June 9.