Last Minute Ticket Giveaway: Pronto (Wilco + Cat Power) & Nels Cline @ The Mint This Saturday (5/16)

PHOTO: Pronto at Martyrs, Chicago, March 28, 2009 – Photo by Zoran Orlic

Pronto + Nels Cline @ The Mint Sat 5/16

This one’s been on the calendar for a while; we are all big fans of Nels and anything Wilco-tangential. First two emails right here win tix to this great show Saturday at the Mint. Need your first and last name. Good luck! UPDATE: We have our winners. Tickets still available at present right here. Good luck!

When not playing in his full-time gig with Wilco, New Jersey native-via-Chicagoan-via-Brooklynite Mikael Jorgensen crafts pitch-perfect pop songs under the moniker of Pronto.
Pronto now consists of Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), Greg O’Keeffe, Erik Paparazzi (Cat Power), and Tunde Oyewole (Childballads). When their respective musical duties don’t take them elsewhere, Pronto plans to play in support of All Is Golden throughout 2009, its Contraphonic debut. All Is Golden is a 70’s-inspired tome that serves as a record of action. It is the sound of waking up and moving on, cross-country trips to California, black days and blue nights giving way to better times and warmer promises.

NELS CLINE is a genre-transcending guitar hero who has worked with an impossibly wide range of artists, including Bill Frisell, Sonic Youth’s anti-rock icons Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, and country-punk-poets the Geraldine Fibbers. Cline’s solo work is equally varied-from the lovely acoustic adventures of 2000’s The Inkling to his daring interpretation of John Coltrane’s Interstellar Space to his consistently provocative instrumental soundscaping with the Nels Cline Singers. In addition to his gig with Wilco, Kotche has played with Loose Fur (featuring Jeff Tweedy and Jim O’Rourke), and On Fillmore, an experimental jazz duo with bassist Darin Gray.
Awards include:California Music Award for “Outstanding Jazz Artist” & LA Weekly Music Awards for “Best New Genre/Uncategorizable Artist.”