by Tracy Moore
Your favorite Canadian twin-sister duo Tegan & Sara, masters of the brash and intimate navel-gazing croon, play The Ryman March 31. I've always dug Tegan and Sara immensely, even though they do occasionally veer a little too far into Indigo Girls territory on earlier records and right up till So Jealous--I still preferred that record's rawness to the follow-up The Con. And, anyone who doesn't add "Walking With a Ghost" to their list of the best pop songs of this decade is crazy. Totally crazy. It's as if two Ronnie Spectors were fronting an abrasive indie band. The White Stripes covered the tune, and now--fresh proof of their continued cover-ability--Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls has covered their latest single "Hell," the first song released to fans since 2007 and the first track released from their brand-new sixth record, the Chris Walla-produced Sainthood. Single is available streaming on their website; Palmer's fan video is here.
Tix will be on sale here:
Pre-sale: Thurs., Dec. 10, 10 a.m. - Fri., Dec. 11, 10 p.m.
Public: Sat., Dec. 12 at 12 p.m.