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We Love Music: Middle Brother @ 9:30 Club, 3/2/11

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All photos by Erin McCann

Wednesday night’s show at the 9:30 Club was the start of a high-profile tour for Middle Brother. It’s a side-project for its members, all of whom have highly respected bands on the cusp of greatness of their own to tend to. For less-talented musicians, gambling time away from their primary projects might kill the hard-won momentum they’d built up. For the members of Middle Brother—Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, Deer Tick’s John McCaulay and Delta Spirit’s Matt Vasquez, all of them darlings of the indie music culture—the side project turned out to be a shot of adrenaline for a bunch of guys already riding pretty high on their own. Wednesday’s show took some seriously high-energy bands, tumbled their members together in a free-for-all of booze, musicianship and friendship, and spit out a rocket fuel concoction that propelled its members even higher. It ranked among the best I’ve seen on the 9:30 Club stage. So, first things first: Thank you, guys. That was a hell of a night.

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The Winning Ticket (Extra): Middle Brother/Dawes/Deer Tick

Hey DC, ready for a bonus round of The Winning Ticket?

Today we have a pair of tickets to give away for tomorrow night’s Middle Brother, Dawes, Deer Tick super show. Middle Brother is a super-group composed of members of both Deer Tick and Dawes (as well as Matt Vazquez of Delta Spirit). These guys are keeping it all in the family with a night of music featuring rotating sets from Middle Brother and the bands that spawned him.

NOTE: This show is tomorrow night and the music begins promptly at 8pm.

For your chance to win these tickets simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between Noon and 4pm today. One entry per email address, please. We will notify the winner by email between 4 and 5 pm. The winner must respond to claim this prize by 10:30AM tomorrow. If today doesn’t turn out to be your lucky day, check back here each Wednesday for a chance to win tickets to other great concerts. Tickets for this concert are available on Ticketfly.

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