Are you free tonight? New Yorkers, even if you already have plans, I encourage you to
drop everything and head to the Living Room by 7pm.
One of the most incredible new
artists I've happened upon in the last
few years is coming to US shores for a pitiably small
number of shows
(only 3?!). If it was left up to 'lil ol' selfish me, she'd be doing a
residence in NY, just so I could have the joy of hearing her
repeatedly. Yes, I dig her that
Who is this mysterious female? Australia's Sarah Blasko.
I first discovered Sarah when she opened for Martha Wainwright at the Bowery Ballroom
in 2005, and was literally struck dumb the moment she opened her mouth
to sing. Well,
that's not entirely true -- I cheered my head off
in-between each and every tune. Yes, I
had given her debut disc, "The Overture and the Underscore,"
a cursory listen ahead of
time to prep for the show. But as can happen
with some of the best albums, the tunes
didn't reveal themselves as
brilliant upon the first listen. It wasn't until I witnessed her
powerful, emotive, jaw-dropping live performance that I realized what
would be in store
for me when I gave the disc a second listen. It
hasn't left my playlist since.
We now have two new reasons to love Sarah Blasko:
1. She's finally released her eagerly anticipated sophomore album, "What The Sea Wants,
The Sea Will Have."
Best of all, you can give the whole thing a listen, in its entirety...
FREE. But catch it quick, it's only streaming here for a limited time:
--AOL Full CD Listening Party
2. She's gracing us with her presence, in person! Catch her at a scant trio of live shows:
--Sept. 14 at the Living Room, NYC
--Sept. 21 at the Living Room, NYC
--Sept. 26 at the Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
>>BUY SARAH BLASKO TICKETS<<
May I humbly suggest you go grab your calendar and make some plans.
Like right now.
You won't regret it. Then grab your coziest chair and
settle in for some wistfully beautiful
music that is one part
Radiohead, one part The Sundays, and one part elven magic or
See you at the Living Room tonight...