The Lumineers at Upstate Concert Hall

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Things that can help make you a successful indie music act these days:

1. Folk rock.

2. A Vaudeville-inflected fashion style. Or, at least, those little fedoras.

3. A song that can be played as the soundtrack to a touching YouTube video. It helps if this song seems designed to prompt a crowd sing along.

As it happens, The Lumineers can check off all three of those items. As it also happens, they're playing the Upstate Concert Hall on December 17. Tickets are free (thanks to EQX and a beer company -- thus a 21 and over requirement). Show's at 8 pm. Update: There is no pre-ticketing for this show, according to its promoter -- it will all be done at the door.

You've probably heard this band -- if the song "Ho Hey" isn't everywhere yet, it will be soon (it is a good song). And their album is in the top 10 on iTunes. But, really, the sign that they've made it: they've been covered by PS 22.

Openers for the show are Swear and Shake, and local faves The Parlor.

photo via The Lumineers website


How do we get tickets? And when are they available?

Pretty thrilled about this! Although, is there going to be a way to reserve tickets or something, because I imagine that's going to fill up fast for a free show.

I'm a little bit obsessed with their song Stubborn Love. It sounds like a lot of the music from The Royal Tenenbaums all rolled up into one song. Kind of like Elliot Smith meets Van Morrison. I think.

This is why I don't write about music.

@Giovannine, kater: I checked with the promoter -- there will be no advance ticketing. Everything will be done at the door. (Mostly checking ID to make sure people are not underage, I'm guessing.)

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