Thursday, August 9, 2012
Those fine purveyors of all things indie over at Transmission Entertainment have added a second date with Twin Shadow at the Mohawk. I know the show isn't until September so this post may SEEM like I'm jumping the gun but the second date was just announced today and the first show already sold-out. So consider this post a "Planning Ahead" post and get your shit together before tickets are all gone. The newly added show takes place on Saturday, September 15th so unless you work weekends, you really have no excuse not to be there. I have had the opportunity to catch several live sets from Twin Shadow and they always put on a great show. They perform with lots of energy and the musicianship is totally on par with their recorded material. Their latest record Confess is out now and will most assuredly be near the top of many critics year-end lists. What more do I need to say to convince you that this show is worthwhile?
Twin Shadow - Patient video via YouTube
In what might be one of the most perfect tour pairings of 2012, make sure to arrive earlier enough to catch etherial, synth-pop, Swedes Niki & the Dove. I had the chance to catch them at the Driskill during SXSW and it was one of my favorite sets of the festival. Picture Stevie Nicks fronting a mildly-gothic, 80's New-Wave band and you're getting close to the Niki & the Dove aesthetic. Their latest record is called Instince and you can stream it on Spotify if you want to check them out. However, if you like Twin Shadow you're going to like Niki & the Dove so don't miss the opener!
Niki & The Dove - The Fox video via YouTube