DiS is quite, quite excited to tell you, oh readers of ours, that we've a wad of tickets to give away for Joan As Policewoman's upcoming UK jaunt. "Who?" you ask? Do read on...
NYC-based Joan Wasser (tis her real name) has already released a limited-edition single this year, and is to follow it up with a six-track EP, self titled, on March 13th. It'll be available on CD and on screen-printed and number 12".
Wasser's been compared, vocally, to Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, and performs as a member of Antony and the Johnsons and in Rufus Wainwright's band. She's played with the likes of Lou Reed, Elton John and even the Scissor Sisters. That's one impressive CV.
Tour dates as follows:
4 Derby First Floor Club (with Komakino and The Little Explorer)
5 Birmingham Glee Club (with Kris Drever)
6 Sheffield Polish Club (with Kris Drever)
7 London Dingwalls (with The Little Explorer and Beezewax)
8 Brighton Pressure Point (with The Little Explorer and Beezewax)
11 Derby Reveal Records (instore appearance at 5pm)
12 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (with Kris Drever)
13 Glasgow King Tut's (with Kris Drever)
You can add yourself to any of these gigs using our gig calendar - just click the date you'll be attending on this page and select the appropriate attendance option!
Want to win a pair of tickets to a date of your choice? Just answer the following question:
Sting - he of crazy sex and Dune fame - was once in a band called The Police. They had a hit single about something in a bottle... what was that something?
A A little wooden ship
B Half a litre of flat Tizer
C A message
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 1 March. Please write "Joan As Policewoman" in the subject line or your entry will be DELETED. Please specify which date you'd like to attend; we've a pair for each (instore excepted).
Those that have entered with the correct answer but with NO venue specified will NOT win, at all. I've had at least a dozen entries like this today so please - if you want to win, tell me what date you want to go to!
Winners will be notified by e-mail on Thursday March 2. Good luck!