Speedy Ortiz has been touring the country in support of their recently-released sophomore LP, Foil Deer, and they’re hitting Mississippi Studios on Monday May 25. Best the rest of the teams at trivia covering everything from pop culture to wordplay to bad television, and you could win a pair of tickets to the show plus a signed LP from the band’s merch table!
Of course, there are also other great prizes on the line, including Ground Kontrol gift certificates and a surprise or two. Seating is limited and it’s totally FREE to play, so get down here early!
Ground Kontrol serves a full bar and food menu after 5pm nightly, so this is a 21+ only event. Bring ID!
Not sure you can make it, or you want to make sure you get tickets before it sells out? Head on over to Mississippi Studios and grab ’em now!
ABOUT SPEEDY ORTIZ
Attention came swiftly following Speedy Ortiz’s 2012 Sports EP on the Boston-centric label Exploding In Sound, and with good reason. Massachusetts-based songwriter/guitarist Sadie Dupuis’ knotty, lyrically dense songs were fully realized by her bandmates, with intricate guitar lines crisscrossing over Darl Ferm’s fluid bass and Mike Falcone’s precisely executed drumming in a way that was simultaneously catchy and jarring. After the success of its 2013 Best New Music-honored debut full-length Major Arcana, the band formalized its assault through a year and a half of relentless touring with bands in whose brainy-slash-brawny legacies it followed—among them Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Ex Hex, and The Breeders. In 2014, the band added guitarist Devin McKnight of the Boston-based post-punk group Grass Is Green, whose guitar parts both match and challenge Dupuis’.
Speedy Ortiz’s second proper album—Foil Deer, recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn when the band wasn’t pushing forward on its hectic 2014 tour schedule—comes out on April 21, 2015. The songs represent a leap forward, possessing a lightness that mirrors Dupuis’s post-grad school outlook; they also have a deliberate nature to them, one that emanates from extra studio time and more experimentation with the band’s essential form. (Ferm contributes a few unexpected guitar parts; Falcone’s vocal harmonies zing in with more force.) Speedy Ortiz possesses big-tent rock swagger and punk’s restless yet intimate spirit in a way that makes the impulses seem identical; while the quartet can still command crowds at festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, they also relish playing Boston’s teeming basements alongside the city’s next generation of bands. That willingness to push not just forward, but in all directions, makes Speedy Ortiz one of rock’s most exciting outfits.
WHAT: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz featuring Speedy Ortiz giveaway
WHEN: Tuesday 5/19, starting at 8pm
COVER: No cover, free to participate! 21+ only.