Congratulations to Daniel!
The Seattle guitarist and songwriter, and former Pedro the Lion frontman, David Bazan is coming through town to play a show on September 20. The show in town is part of a string of dates that will find Bazan playing in people’s living rooms across the country.
Problem is, the Charlottesville gig was already sold out before we even heard about it. And what’s more, it sounds like they’re being strict: "Please do not share the show info," reads the website where you can’t buy tickets anymore. "The show location is for ticket holders only. We will not be selling tickets at the door and no additional people will be allowed into the show."
Sounds like hope is lost, right? Well, no. To win a pair of tickets to the gig, post below your favorite Pedro the Lion or Bazan song. Extra points (but really, there are no points) go to those familiar with Bazan’s dry, gripping new album, Strange Negotiations, that finds the songwriter stepping further into critical acclaim and secular territory.
More on Bazan from the press bio:
"Bazan was the songwriter and driving force behind Pedro the Lion, with whom he built a following and sold a couple hundred-thousand albums. After a decade helming the project, he found himself dealing with a crisis of faith and a growing drinking problem. Bazan got to work exorcizing both his demons and angels, producing two incredible pieces of work under his own name in the Fewer Moving Parts EP and the 2009 full-length Curse Your Branches.
"Strange Negotiations focuses his energies toward the external, centering on his disappointment in the current state of accelerating American and global social fragmentation. Performer called the record ‘a near-perfect fusion of lyrical content and musicianship,’ and The New York Times declared it ‘one of the year’s most affecting rock albums.‘"