Friday, January 20, 2006

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the April 11th Clap Your Hands show at Higher Ground went on sale today. In Montpelier, you can pick up tickets at Riverwalk Records on State Street.

I saw CYHSY back in September down in Northampton, MA when they opened for The National. Their set was only about 45 minutes but it was one of the best sets of music I saw all year. The room was bouncing from the first beats and never stopped. I'm looking forward to seeing what their show has progressed into after a long six months of touring and now being headliners.

The show is scheduled to be in the large room at Higher Ground which shows the level of interest that the bookers at Higher Ground are expecting. As jds pointed out a few weeks ago, Higher Ground stopped booking indie shows late last year after a series of disappointing crowds for indie rock acts. I'm guessing that they are using this show as a test to see what kind of market is available for indie rock shows.

Besides being on a Tuesday night, the show is perfectly set up to be a success. UVM will be in session and final exams won't have started yet. CYHSY are hot right now and their album was just the top record sold at Pure Pop over the last week. Plus, the show will be a part of Seven Days Hot Ticket promotion series.

Basically, if this show doesn't sell well...nothing will in VT. So, if you care about seeing indie rock in VT, even if you aren't crazy about CYHSY, I'd suggest going to this show...and bring a friend.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | Details of the War

By the way, no word yet on the opening band(s).

4 comments:

K. said...

I got mine.

casey said...

Well said.

Flatlander said...

I picked up my ticket at Riverwalk Records this morning. Zero service charge. Nice deal.

The only downside is that they give you a voucher you redeem at will call the night of the show. As long as the line isn't too long, it shouldn't be a problem. But I hate waiting in lines.

By the way, The Brunettes have been announced as an opening band for the show.

K. said...

Usually from my experience the will call line is much shorter then the actual ticket line at Higher Ground.