Not many things come to us from Texas by way of Europe. Angus beefsteak crepes, maybe. Or ten-gallon berets.
And then there’s Midlake. Hailing from Denton, Texas — home to other rock notables like Roy Orbison and Bowling for Soup — Midlake initially made their mark on the British and French rock scenes. They’ve been compared to Radiohead, but I think that’s mostly because they’re hard to categorize, and bands that are hard to categorize tend to get compared to Radiohead a lot.
And we’ve got tickets to see them next Wednesday, March 3, at the El Rey, along with minimalist folksters Matthew and the Arrogant Sea.
Win the tickets by coming up with the best possible Texas/Europe mashup. Paris, Texas? Sidewalk barbecues? Walker, Antwerp Ranger? I’m looking for wit here. Leave your answer in the comments, and don’t forget to include your email address in the relevant field. It won’t be printed, but we’ll need it to get back to you when it’s time to claim your prize. I’ll choose a winner by Tuesday evening.