The ticket giveaway madness continues! If our other contest wasn't your cup of tea—surprisingly, militant hiphop isn't for everyone—then you'll want to win a pair of tickets to witness to gorgeous music of Azure Ray. Now back together, the duo will perform their first Portland show in about five years this Friday (that's tomorrow) at Mississippi Studios.

Here's the preview from this week's paper:

(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Splitting at the most inopportune moment—following the release of their stellar Hold on Love recording, and shortly after working with Moby (back when he was still relevant, or at least still lingering in the public consciousness)—the return of Azure Ray is a welcome surprise. The duo of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink were the stable anchor to the Midwest emo theatrics of the Saddle Creek scene. They lacked the gushing diary prose and navel-gazing of their label brethren, instead crafting an opulent and patient sound of intertwined voices that seldom rose above a delicate whisper. With no new record to sling—although one is supposedly in the works—tonight's show will be a warm-up for the duo's welcome return.

To win these tickets, just comment below and explain why you deserve to attend this show for free. The best comment by tomorrow at noon will be the lucky winner. Good luck.


Azure Ray - "November"