Wednesday, March 04, 2009
It's been five long years since Tindersticks have graced U.S. stages, and the intervening time brought the first-major shakeup to the Nottingham-based band's lineup since their formation in 1991. In 2006, a few years after the release of their sixth album ("Waiting For The Moon"), multi-instrumentalist and founding member Dickon Hinchliffe departed the sextet along with the rhythm section of Al Macaulay and Mark Colwill. Some fans suspected, with the release of solo albums from frontman/guitarist Stuart Staples', that the band had unofficially split, but last year those fears were squashed with the release of their seventh long-player, "The Hungry Saw". Original members Staples, guitarist Neil Fraser, and keyboardist David Boulter remained, welcoming a new rhythm section and a new European tour plans for 2008.
And so 2009 brings them to our shores at last, but for a relatively short stretch of just nine shows, kicking off tonight in Philly (at World Cafe Live) and winding up in San Francisco on March 15th. Fortunately for us here in the Boston area, one of those dates is this Saturday night at the Somerville Theatre (with opener Dawn Landes), and thanks to WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts, I have a two pairs of tickets to give away to a couple of Almanac readers.
Hopefully you know the routine by now -- just drop an email (subject: "Tindersticks!") to me at giveaways [at] bradleysalmanac [dot] com. Include the city you live in, and get it to my before 2pm this Friday, when I'll fire up the ol' random number generator and pick two winners. Those fortunate souls will be emailed that afternoon and will each have a pair of tickets waiting for them at the Somerville Theatre box office on Saturday night. But I wouldn't leave your attendance in the hands of fate -- pick up tix of your own through the WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts site, where you'll pay far less without those convenient Ticketb@st@rd fees.
Stream some Tindersticks at their official MySpace page, or listen to three songs from "The Hungry Saw" on their website.
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