- $30 for one ticket to Counting Crows (up to $58 value)
- When: Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: The Fillmore Detroit
- General-admission standing on the main floor
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Counting Crows song you definitely know by heart: “Mr. Jones”
- Where you’ve heard it: on the car radio, on the jukebox, and on your cassette tape of August and Everything After, their debut album
- That album’s greatest distinctions: it was certified platinum seven times in both the U.S. and Canada; it spawned the hits “Omaha,” “‘Round Here,” and “Rain King”
- Lead track off Somewhere Under Wonderland, their first album of new material in six years: “Palisades Park,” an eight-minute epic released with an accompanying short film. Watch the video here.
- How they tell the story: with jangling guitar, free-form piano, and Adam Duritz’s powerfully evocative vocals
- How critics feel about the album: Craig Manning of Absolute Punk said, “As far as I was concerned, there was nothing these guys could ever do again that would recapture the sublimely personal connection I have with their first four albums . . . It is the deepest compliment that I can pay to Somewhere Under Wonderland to say that I was wrong.”
- Why the lead singer of Twin Forks looks familiar: Chris Carrabba also heads up Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever
- How this band sets itself apart from those: with folksy, old-fashioned country music sung by both Carrabba and mandolin-player Suzie Zeldin
- Their debut LP: 2014’s Twin Forks, which features the sunny, whistle-along “Cross My Mind”
The Fillmore Detroit
As part of famed San Francisco promoter Bill Graham’s chain of venues, the rock ‘n’ roll pedigree of The Fillmore Detroit comes with the name. The historic venue—built in 1925 as a movie house—beams with classic opulence as fans shake their tail feathers on a hardwood dance floor under an 80-foot ceiling adorned with chandeliers and film reels once used as frisbees.