This Saturday, Diego Garcia, formerly the frontman of the band Elefant, will be playing at Zanzabar. His PR people let me stream his solo album, and I was totally charmed. From the press release:
Diego Garcia has become one of 2011’s breakout new stars, with NPR calling his debut album ‘Laura’ “one of the top 25 albums of the year (so far).” The album has had an impressive response from radio, hitting #1 atWXPN in Philadelphia and #4 at tastemaker station KCRW in Los Angeles. With lush string arrangements and Spanish guitar, Diego Garcia’s poignant single “You Were Never There,” was recently featured as Starbucks ‘Pick of the Week’ (with 750,000 download cards distributed nationally). Prior to his successful solo career, Diego Garcia originally made his mark on the music scene as front man for the popular indie band Elefant.
Zanzabar is probably my favorite local venue, so I'm really excited for this show. Below you will find a link to a free download of his song "Stay." We've been hearing Garcia a lot on WFPK; this is a fantastic time to see him in person. Tickets are $12. And with the kind of buzz he's been receiving, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that it sells out. Maybe you ought to get your tickets in advance, huh? You can do that here.
Doors at 8p; show at 9p. I'll see you there!
(Keeping my fingers crossed that I might have a ticket giveaway coming your way soon. And maybe an interview in which I ask totally absurd questions. In the meantime, check out Louisville.com's article by Allison Ray.)