Giveaway: Okkervil River returns to SF Tuesday at The Fillmore

Okkervil River (photo: Ben Sklar) Austin-based Okkervil River is touring North America in support of their seventh studio album The Silver Gymnasium, out September 3 via ATO Records. The band's run, which pairs them with Matthew E. White, drops by The Fillmore next Tuesday, October 22, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. The Silver Gymnasium is a concept album that takes place in Okkervil River lead singer Will Sheff's home-town of Meriden, New Hampshire in 1986 when his parents were working at the nearby boarding school Kimball Union Academy, and NPR is [...]

Matthew E. White playing The Fillmore with The Mountain Goats, 12/14/12

Plucked from my old stomping grounds of Richmond, Va., Matthew E. White emerged in the late summer haze with his debut album, Big Inner. Grand and lush in its sound and arrangements, the album was unique in its dedication and breadth. Not much else this year can compare to White's effortlessly smooth voice, especially on opener track "One of These Days." As the year draws to a close and the annual Best-Of-The-Year lists we all love to hate or hate to love are published, White's seven-track album is making early sweeps. Released on his own Spacebomb Records, Big Inner's success [...]

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