Howe Gelb plays the Village Underground, London this Thursday 31st May, and we have two free tickets to give away to one lucky winner.
The first person to reply to the following question by emailing us wins the tickets. Ready…go!:
What was the name of Giant Sand’s 1985 debut album?
From VU website: Legendary Giant Sand founder Howe Gelb – whose newest band incarnation has got so large that he’s named it Giant Giant Sand – is coming to Village Underground.
In our intimate confines he’ll be delivering a stripped down solo performance of his new album, Tuscon. Howe assembled a ten strong group of collaborators (or cast if you will) for the album which is due to be released on June 11th, 2012 on Fire Records.
The idea was to make a country rock opera, a vision that has followed Howe for decades. Taking place in the town of Tucson, the story revolves around a “semi grizzled man with overt boyish naïveté” who sets off to escape the trappings of hometown life and embarks on a life-changing road trip; eschewing all his worldly goods and leaving behind his girlfriend, encountering jail at the Mexican border, finding new love at a train station saloon, all while ‘the end of the world’ provides the landscape game changer.
The album is a dusty work of art, conjuring images of the all knowing desert and a confused river inside the cacti-strewn sound scape.
And Gelb is coming to London to tell his Tuscon tale man-to-man.
*Competition is now closed* 3pm (GMT) 30th May 2012
Thanks for all your entries!
The lucky winner is: Julia Grant
With thanks to another reader who wrote in we’ll make it a bit fairer for future competitions and put a time deadline on it rather than ‘first to reply’ for people who are not at their computers all day and we’ll draw the winner out of a hat.