CONTEST: Win a Pair of Tickets to See Midlake and Sarah Jaffe at Old Rock House

Midlake, of Denton, TX, put out a pretty new record this year called Antiphon, their first since the departure of principal singer/songwriter Tim Smith. Now guitarist Eric Pulido is steering the ship, and the band has produced a record that Consequence of Sound calls “moody yet accessible” and borrows heavily (and effectively) from 70s folk rock sounds. Tomorrow night, Midlake will headline at Old Rock House and it will be lovely, no doubt.



The band even made the entirety of Antiphon available for streaming (with lyrics included):

What I’d like for you to do on Wednesday evening, in addition for showing up to see Midlake, is to arrive in PLENTY of time to get a drink and a good spot for the opener, the inimitable Sarah Jaffe, also out of Denton. Since the release of her debut full-length, Suburban Nature, in 2010, she’s been busy creating pieces of work that defy the constricting “Female Singer/Songwriter” genre. Here’s what she’s been up to lately:

Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe

— 2011: Sarah Jaffe releases a DVD of a live performance and an EP that was recorded in her home and contains a stirring, stripped version of her well-known song, “Clementine”.

— 2011: Sarah Jaffe covers Drake’s “Shut It Down”. Kills the track dead, then records it, and it ends up (along with a Cold War Kids cover) on the aforementioned EP, The Way A Sound Leaves A Room.

— 2012: Sarah Jaffe releases her 2nd full-length record, The Body Wins, during which she sheds her indie-folk cloak, increases production levels, and continues to do whatever the hell she wants.

— 2012: Sarah Jaffe debuts a remix of “Foggy Field” off The Body Wins, and it rules.

— 2013: Sarah Jaffe forms one half of hip hop project The Dividends with producer Symbolyc One. She writes the hook and contributes uncredited vocals for “Bad Guy”, the lead track off Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

— 2013: Sarah Jaffe is 27 years old. She releases two new songs, “Defense” and “Satire”, and well, listen for yourself:

The evidence shows that tomorrow night at Old Rock House will be a very special one. Want to go for $FREE? Leave a comment below or on Facebook and tell us why you want to attend. We’ll choose a winner at random tomorrow, December 4th, at noon. 

Comments (8)

  1. Jessica H says:

    Please enter me in this contest. I would so love to go. I heard Antiphon on NPR Music and really enjoyed the new sound. I’ve enjoyed Midlake for a long time and this was a really nice update for them since having to replace a band member and start over on their record. Sarah Jaffe – She is the frosting on this show. I hope the weather doesn’t deter people from going to this show.

  2. Angela Faith says:

    Because the Old Rock House is awesome and so is Midlake!! We were at this venue few years back , the last time the Midlake boys came to town and they totally rocked it out!! My friends and I visit this venue quite frequently and spend lots of money so scoring some free tickets would be really sweet!! Our top shows for this venue this past year are Leftover Salmon, Jill Andrews and Dangermuffin!! We were also there for This Must Be the Band and while there we saw the Cardinals dominate the NLCS!! It was a great night to be in St. Louis!!

  3. Kevin S says:

    Plain and simple, these are two of my favorite artists. To have Jaffe opening for Midlake is perfect.

  4. John simon says:

    I would like to win tickets because I told a friend I would meet her there and then today I had to pay all of my remaining dollars to the vet to get a giant weird ulcerated cyst lasered off of my dang dog’s eyeball. She’s alive. I’m broke.

  5. Caroline P. says:

    I have been waiting to see Midlake since 2009. Always missing an opportunity, I never thought I would be able to see them perform live. I was scared they would disband with the recent singer’s leave, but I am so excited that they have made their new album in to something new. It’s something that brings a new appreciation with each listen. I would love to be included in the guest list for tomorrow’s performance.

  6. Suzanne Modesto says:

    What a sad, sad story JOHN SIMON. If you win you can take me. Sound like a plan? I might do the same if I win. Might.

  7. Perry Smothers says:

    I’d love to win a ticket!. My friend tells me good things about both the bands and the old rock house is my favorite venue!

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