- This is Wild Flag. (publicity photo)
Everyone is loving the self-titled debut album from Wild Flag, the group of Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney), Rebecca Cole (The Minders), and D.C. native Mary Timony (Helium).
The Washington Post said the album is "covered in all the sweat and grit and uncertainty that makes great rock-and-roll great." Pitchfork gave it an 8.0. Entertainment Weekly called the effort "rock's first great all-female supergroup album."
Some D.C. folk will get a chance to see the band live on October 20, when the foursome comes to the Black Cat, but the show is completely sold out--and it doesn't involve a road trip. So, you should enter the Merge Records Wild Flag ticket giveaway. Like the label on Facebook, and enter to win a trip for two (including airfare and hotel stay) to New York see the band at the Bowery Ballroom on October 18--that's two whole days before all of your D.C. friends get to see the show! Sure, it's a long shot, but so is finding Wild Flag tickets for less than $50 apiece on craigslist.