Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds are performing at the new Penn Quarter venue The Hamilton on Thursday, April 19th, and ShowlistDC is giving away not one but TWO pairs of tickets! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite kind of bird, and I’ll pick two winners at random (using random.org) on Friday, 13 April at midnight Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry). If you just can’t wait until then (or if this contest is closed by the time you read this), tickets are available via eventfarm.com for $17.50 (with, apparently, no service fees!!!).
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds is a nine-piece soul collective from Brooklyn that’s fronted by powerhouse singer Arleigh Kincheloe and her brother, harmonica-player Jackson Kincheloe. The band also features drummer Bram Kincheloe (Arleigh and Jackson’s cousin), guitarist Sasha Brown, bassist Aidan Carroll, baritone saxophonist Johnny Butler (who’s also recorded with Fugazi’s Joe Lally and with Beyonce), trombonist Ryan Snow (of the experimental band Pull), alto saxophonist JJ Byars, and trumpeter Phil Rodriguez (who has recorded with Hercules and Love Affair and Eleanor Friedberger).
If you couldn’t tell from that list of instruments, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds is heavy on the horns– which gives their music a lot of energy. They just released their second album at the end of February, entitled Pound of Dirt, so we’re guessing the show will be heavy on their new material. You can check out the video for their song “Make It Rain” or a live performance of the album’s title song “Dirt“. It should be a great show, so bring your dancing shoes!
The contest has closed and the winners have been notified. Thanks to all who entered! If you still want to go to the show, tickets are available via eventfarm.com.