Win tickets to see The Decemberists at the Riverside
The most pleasant music-related surprise of 2011 so far is The Decemberists’ new album, The King Is Dead, which steps away from the story-oriented prog-rock sprawl of the last few records and back to the muscular folk-rock of its early days. To our ears, The King Is Dead isn’t only the best Decemberists record in a while, it’s also the best R.E.M. record in about 15 years.
Even if we weren’t digging The King Is Dead so much, we’d still be pumped for the band’s Feb. 5 show at Riverside Theater. The Decemberists have long been a potent live band, which is why we’re treating our readers to free tickets. For your chance to win, send an email to email@example.com with “Decemberists” in the subject line.