Clogs / My Brightest Diamond @ Southern Theater Contest

photo: Alec Hanley Bemis

Thanks to the Southern Theater, More Cowbell are honored give away a pair of tickets to see Clogs (feat. Bryce Dessner & Padma Newsome of The National) along w/ Bryce’s brother Aaron (also from The National) and special guest Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond / The Decemberists) this Friday AND Saturday night at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Even if you don’t win, these shows are going to be very special and are not to be missed. Clogs have a fantastic brand new album entitled ‘The Creatures In The Garden of Lady Walton’ due out March 2nd that features guest vocals from Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Dessner & Matt Berninger (The National), and Shara Worden.

Clogs – ‘On The Edge’ (from the upcoming ‘The Creatures In The Garden of Lady Walton’ out March 2nd)
Clogs – ‘On The Edge’
Clogs – ‘Three-Two’ (from the recently released ‘Veil Waltz’ EP)
Clogs – ‘Three-Two’

The Southern Theater in partnership with the Weisman Art Museum present

Bryce Dessner, Clogs and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond
With special guest Lorne Watson

Two unique programs: February 19 & 20, 2010

“It might be better to forgo any genre distinctions and head straight for the thesaurus so you can find fresh and exciting ways to say ‘sublime’.” – (on Clogs)

“Ms. Worden lets the personal reverberate across the cosmos…There are delicacy, passion and spiraling intensity in her openhearted songs.” —New York Times

Clogs’ powerful and nuanced chamber compositions leave “no question that the classical and indie realms can share a border where music turns pensive, knotty, and otherworldly” —New York Times

Bryce Dessner of international indie rock acclaim The National has a penchant for bringing together disparate musicians, musical styles, and artistic genres. This February he presents two uniquely programmed evenings of music featuring work from various side- and not-so-side-projects.

The first night will feature selections from Clogs’ repertoire and individual works and collaborations among group members and special guests Shara Worden and Lorne Watson. Ms Worden will also perform a solo set of selections from the My Brightest Diamond repertoire. Night two brings a sneak preview of Clogs’ soon to be released The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton along with selections from the recently released Veil Waltz, with support from Worden and Watson.

The Creatures In The Garden of Lady Walton

Clogs is Bryce Dessner (guitar), Rachael Elliott (bassoon), Thomas Kozumplik (percussion) and Padma Newsome (violin, viola, voice).

Performance dates: February 19 & 20, 2010
Fri. & Sat. at 8pm
Pre-show reception each night sponsored by The Red Stag Supperclub
Tickets: $22
Southern Theater box office: 612.340.1725
1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454

Auxiliary events at Weisman Art Museum

Sat. February 20, 5:30-6:30pm –
A discussion with Bryce Dessner of The National/Clogs, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Padma Newsome of Clogs, Weisman Art Museum curator Diane Mullin and 89.3 The Current’s Steve Seel

Free. Advance RSVP to or 612.340.0155 ext.310.

This discussion with members of The National and Clogs, along with My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden, explores parallels between the musicians’ work and the Weisman exhibition Common Sense: Art and the Quotidian. The problem of “the everyday” is central to much of the most enduring and challenging twentieth century art, design, and craft. The exhibition features works from the Weisman collection that reveal how this period engaged, celebrated, and investigated ideas of the everyday and the common. In a conversation with the musicians about their philosophies, practices, and resulting music, the discussion will examine connections between the rarified and the everyday and between high and low culture in both music and art.

Saturday Feb. 20, following the performance
Meet the artists at a casual post-show reception at the Weisman Art Museum. View the exhibition Common Sense: Art and the Quotidian, and enjoy complimentary refreshments while listening to tunes from musicians’ self-selected playlist.


To enter to win a pair of tickets, please send an email to: with the SUBJECT: ‘Clogs Tickets’. In the body of the email, please include your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and which show you’d prefer to win tickets for (if no preference just state EITHER NIGHT).

The contest ends on Thursday at 9pm and you will be notified shortly thereafter on Thursday evening, so get your entries in ASAP.


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