Anyone who has seen The Kills before knows they put on a great show. But if you haven’t seen them, you might not know that. Luckily for you, though, the blues-rocking duo is coming to House of Blues on September 11 to impart some knowledge, and we’re giving away tickets.
The show comes just 4 months after their last House of Blues show, but it’s not like we’re complaining. The Kills are one of rock and roll’s most dynamic, fascinating acts, and you can never have too much of Jamie Hince’s buzzsaw guitar or Alison Mosshart’s smoldering vocals. And, just in case the prospect of seeing a terrific band like The Kills isn’t enough to whet your appetite, two great opening acts are set to start the House of Blues show off with a bang.
First, Mini Mansions will blow your hair back with their rich harmonies and pitch-black atmospherics. The trio initially sparked interest as the side project of Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, but over the past year they’ve stepped out of that band’s shadow. Mini Mansions’ last two San Diego shows – both at the Tin Can Alehouse – were intense and fascinating performances, so it’ll be interesting to see them move to a larger venue.
To complete the hat trick, Eleanor Friedberger will get your hips shaking with her upbeat, expressive pop. The Fiery Furnaces front woman has been flying solo as of late, and just released her debut album, Last Summer, on Merge Records. You can stream the entire record here.
They don’t build lineups more solid than that, so we’d hate for you to miss out. That’s why we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the show on our Facebook page. The lucky winner will be chosen at random on September 8.