Monday, October 19th, 2009

CONTEST – David Bazan @ Lee’s Palace – October 22, 2009

Photo via The OrchardThe OrchardThere’s no question that discussion of David Bazan should center around his music, in particular his latest record and first under his own name Curse Your Branches, but to be honest, far more fascinating to me than his work is hearing the former Pedro The Lion frontman and Christian indie-rock standard bearer speak frankly about his crises of faith that have recently led him to leave those names, titles and beliefs behind.

In particular, this extensive interview at eMusic had me riveted, and for someone as ADD as I typically am (though generally tempered by my OCD), that’s saying something. If you’ve got the time and inclination to delve into some heavy themes, it’s worth a read. And I expect similar ground is covered in these pieces at The Village Voice and Express Night Out, as well as this audio interview at NPR.

But hey, he may be out on the road but he’s not evangelizing (or reverse-evangelizing, as the case may be) – he’s playing music. And he’ll be playing said music at Lee’s Palace this Thursday night. Tickets are $11.50 in advance but courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got two pairs of passes to give away to this show. To enter, email me at contests AT with “I believe in David Bazan” in the subject line and your full name in the body. Contest closes at midnight, October 20.

And more music, check out his recent session at Daytrotter.

MP3: David Bazan – “Bless This Mess”
MySpace: David Bazan

By : Frank Yang at 8:22 pm
Category: Contests


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