Win Tix to The Dodos with the Ruby Suns on Sunday

DodosThe brainchild of Meric Long, The alterna-folk Dodos are known for their creative instrumentation (Logan Kroeber has no bass drum in his drum kit and Keaton Snyder, the newest Dodo, plays vibraphone). This Sunday they’ll be playing the El Rey with fellow indy rockers, The Ruby Suns, whose latest album, Sea Lion, includes ukulele and pots and pans, along with some more conventional instruments. Rounding out the trio of fun is the really lovely Sian Alice Group, who are described variously as “art rock,” “avante-garde,” and “post-rock.” It’s a show you’ll want to be on time for. All three bands are great. And you’re in luck, we have a pair of tickets we’re dying to give away. Just tell us in the comments what unconventional instrument you’d┬áplay in your fantasy band.

Get details on the show and purchase tickets here.

9 Replies to “Win Tix to The Dodos with the Ruby Suns on Sunday”

  1. For my make believe band, I’d be playing the washboard and redneck it up a bit and I’d toss out my thimbles out to the crowd after each set.

  2. I play ukulele, which probably isn’t the most unconventional instrument, but is my absolute favorite. It always sounds happy and lively, and even if you only know one chord, you can still turn out something fun and simple.

    As for my dream band? I have a friend who plays acorrdion, and another who owns a few synthesizers…throw in a ukulele, and what kind of music does that make? I don’t know just yet, but we’re working on it!

  3. Beer Bottle Organ – A musical instrument made by Peterson Tuners, yes, the organ sound is actually produced by blowing air over the tops of real beer bottles.

    The bottles are filled or “tuned” using mineral oil, so it will not evaporate or change tunings during weather changes.

  4. I would play the xaphoon. A lovely pocket saxophone that sounds a little like a clarinet. My band would consist of instruments with names that are fun to say. Like krumhorns and carillions.

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