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Try to Win Tickets to See Fanfarlo

December 16th, 2009

Their reputation preceded them. Fanfarlo has earned comparisons to Arcade Fire and Broken Social scene, probably because they employ overlooked instruments in the indie-rock world, like the mandolin, trumpet and violin, and because of their swelling anthems. Simon Balthazar (vocals), Leon Beckenham (trumpet), Justin Finch (bass), Cathy Lucas (violin), Amos Memon (drums) and Mark West (guitar) came together as Fanfarlo mid-decade in London. And through a series of singles, the Internet and their frenetic live shows, word of mouth got out. So people knew to see the band before they’d even heard the band. Since their debut full-length album, Reservoir, came out this year, it’s even easier to hear the band. And now you can see them because Fanfarlo (above, playing “The Walls Are Coming Down”) plays Webster Hall on Friday.

They’re definitely worth checking out. And to prove it, The House List is giving away two tickets. Fill out the form below, listing your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Fanfarlo, 12/18) and a brief message explaining why you deserve to cut loose for free on Friday night. The winner will be notified by noon on Friday. Good luck.

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