• Shae DeTar
The year was 2009, and a new form of electronic music called "chillwave" was all the rage. Washed Out's still-great debut EP Life of Leisure not only summed up the moment—providing the opening theme to Portlandia in the process—but also pointed the way forward. Now Washed Out, the recording project of Georgia/South Carolina's Ernest Greene, has evolved into a full-on live band and pop spectacle, and they're coming to the Crystal Ballroom next week on Thursday, January 30.

We're giving away a pair of tickets over on End Hits! Hop along, Cassidy.