Austra

Looking for an emotional release? Seek refuge in the warm, hazy sounds of Austra, playing this Saturday at The Mezzanine in San Francisco.

Supported by San Francisco's own Chasms, as well as The Range and Nako, the show promises a glittering respite from political fear and emotional exhaustion. If you haven't grabbed a ticket yet, here's your opportunity: The Bay Bridged has teamed up with The Mezzanine to give one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see Austra on February 11. Follow the instructions below for your chance to win.

Austra's third album, Future Politics, tackles the intersections between political and personal identity. Though their sound has changed and tightened since the throbbing beats of "Feel it Break," Austra's albums continue to prioritize vulnerability; on Future Politics, Katie Stelmanis delivers stark, personal lyrics with a vocal performance studded with both dazzling heights and startlingly deep lows.

I love Austra's music because each song feels like unboxing a present — moving past layer and layer of gift paper to get to a satisfying emotional center. When I lived abroad, I listened to Austra like a lifeline, unpacking each beat until it felt worn and comfortable. Now, I am so excited for the chance to see Austra on my home turf. Don't miss your chance to do the same.

To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Austra at The Mezzanine on February 11, email contest@thebaybridged.com with "Austra" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email.

Austra, The Range, Chasms, Nako
The Mezzanine
February 11, 2017
8:30pm, $20

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