Celebrating the release of their first album in four years and their fist Music City outing in just as long, chillwave pioneers turned synthpop powerhouse Neon Indian will finally make their return to Nashville April 12 at Exit/In. The musical vehicle for talented Texas songwriter Alan Palomo, Neon Indian have managed to evolve, remain fresh, and consistently capture critical and commercial praise in their near decade-long run, making them one of the most sought after live acts in indie music. Tickets to their upcoming outing are still available right here, but we’re thrilled to announce that we’re also giving one lucky reader a chance to win a pair of tickets! Find out all about the show and enter below!
Though technically operating and performing as a band, Neon Indian are, primarily, a musical vehicle for frontman and songwriter Alan Palomo. Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, Palomo formally started the project in 2008, releasing his critically acclaimed debut full-length as Neon Indian, Psychic Chasms, in 2009, at just 21 years old. An integral part in helping usher in and popularize the indie/lo-fi/electro-infused subgenre known as chillwave, Neon Indian are one of the few acts from that particular scene who’ve managed to weather its decline in popularity, a testament to Alan’s more expansive, adaptive artistic sensibilities. The band’s more psychedelic, shoegaze, and new wave inspired sophomore effort, Era Extrana, arrived in 2011, met with the same critical acclaim as its predecessor, but the subsequent several years saw Neon Indian slow down a bit, their third LP, VEGA INTL. Night School, finally arriving late last year. Marking a greater production polish and a shift towards more pop, disco, and dance-ready funk sensibilities, the new record is certainly the biggest leap of Neon Indian’s career, and one that really pays off in a worthwhile and necessary way to keep their momentum going in 2016. Hypnotic, engaging, and seasoned in concert, Palomo and co. have become festival and television staples over the last few years, and their return to Nashville will surely be an unforgettable experience.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend, per the show’s age restrictions. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Winner will be announced Monday, April 11 at 5 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!
Neon Indian will perform Tuesday, April 12 at Exit/In. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $20-22.