Tonight there's a really great show at the Tractor. This is what I wrote in my entry for KEXP's blog (at least the unedited draft I submitted):
The Acorn is a prolific, Dylan-inspired folk rock band from Ottawa that I’m sure John McCain doesn’t like them on name alone. They write deep, introspective songs on top of some fine musicianship with some moments of complete beauty. If that isn’t enough, they are sharing the stage with The Shaky Hands, a jangly rock band from Portland who kicked ass at TIG’s fifth anniversary party back in the summer of ’07.
We have a pair of tickets to give away to the first person to send an e-mail to email@example.com with "Screw Republicans, I love The Acorn" in the subject line will be on the guest list for tonight's show.
In the meantime, here's a video for The Acorn's song "The Flood, Part 1":