[CONTEST] Win tickets to TWANGFEST w/ Centro-matic, SSLYBY, Tristen & Beth Bombara!
June 4, 2014
Night 3 of Twangfest features a cavalcade of stars from the worlds of indie rock, synth pop, and Americana. (THIS IS GOING TO BE SUCH A GREAT SHOW, YOU GUYS.)
Leading the charge is St. Louis favorite Centro-matic (Denton, TX), 17+ year rock veterans whose latest new release, Take Pride in Your Long Odds, came out yesterday. It is loud and well-written and beautiful.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, indie pop princes of Springfield, MO, are also on the bill. [PERSONAL ANECDOTE ALERT] When it was still called Southwest Missouri State, a 17 year-old me ambled out of my little dorm room in Freddy at MSU and found an outdoor concert on campus. Some dudes with a silly band name were playing some seriously good tunes (even back then!), and those dudes were SSLYBY. Nine years later I stood in the photo pit at LouFest 2012 as a they played to a big, enthusiastic crowd who knew their songs and were singing and dancing along. Life is stupid/magical.
The local element for Night 3 of Twangfest is Beth Bombara. If you don’t know about Beth and her band’s contributions to the STL music scene by now, you better ask somebody.
IWTAS has a pair of tickets to give away for Twangfest Night 3 at Off Broadway Friday, June 6th. It’s easy enough to enter the contest: just leave a comment below (and a valid email address) letting us know why you’d like to attend. We’ll choose a winner at random on Friday morning. Good luck!