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Contest Wed Jan 16 2013

Contest: Jessie Ware @ Lincoln Hall!

Jessie Ware's Devotion is a striking debut album from a London talent. It doesn't crush ears immediately, but it burrows in brains. It's a subtle approach to the modern R&B and soul that finds its way onto the pop charts. There's not a lot of flash, but it's emotive and enthralling. "Wildest Moments" is a dazzling showcase for her voice; elegant and energizing, with an abundance of confidence. That aesthetic carries on through the album that draws from R&B, soul, electronic and even drum'n'bass. It sounds like Ware could belt it out at any moment, but she generally keeps her voice reined in, which makes the very few moments when she cuts loose even more affecting. Sunday marks Jessie Ware's first show in Chicago. Gapers Block is giving away a pair of tickets to see her. Write to contests@gapersblock.com with "Wildest Moments" in the subject line by 5pm Wednesday for a chance to win. [Update: We have a winner. Enjoy the show, Bruno! Thanks for writing in, everyone.]


Jessie Ware headlines Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., on Sunday, the 20th, as part of Tomorrow Never Knows. On And On, Mister Lies and Kriz Baronia (formerly Bald Eagle) will also be performing. The show's 18+, $15 and starts at 9pm.

 

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Our Picks for Pitchfork Fest 2014

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Come on and see what we're most excited to hear with our staff's picks for the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival sets you won't want to miss.

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Spin's Lollapalooza Kick Off Party with Interpol, Gemini Club, Wildcat! Wildcat!

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School of Rock Allstars @ Beat Kitchen

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Great Midwest Uke Fest @ Chief O'Neill's

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