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Freeloader: Win tickets to see the Dodos tonight at the Bluebird

Freeloader: Win tickets to see the Dodos tonight at the Bluebird
Charlie Villyard



More Freeloader tickets. Today: The Dodos at the Bluebird. Heard of 'em? They're great. If you haven't, here's what Jason Heller had to say about them in this week's issue:

Unlike their sonic brethren the Animal Collective

on the East Coast, San Francisco's the Dodos keep it simple -- but

hardly stupid. Steeped in psychedelic folk and classic pop, leader

Meric Long and crew focus on tattered guitars, huge yet warm drums and

the kinds of melodies and harmonies that bands once sold their souls to

the Devil (or at least the Byrds) to achieve. That said, there's

nothing blatantly retro about The Dodos' sound; rather, the band's most recent full-length, the sharp yet dreamlike Time to Die,

fits the current indie-rock landscape perfectly, carving out a sweet,

humble little niche without blindly following trends, throwing up

attitude or resorting to arty pretension. Plus, there's vibraphone. And

who couldn't use a little more of that particular happy noisemaker in

their lives?


Want to go to the show? Hit us up. That's it. No trivia today. Keeping it simple. Just drop us a line with your full name, and we'll pick a pair of winners later this afternoon.


Update: Congrats to Gemma Bayly and David Blehm, who each won a pair of tickets to tonight's show.