Diamond Rings at Europa in June (more by Diana Wong)
Diamond Rings

As mentioned, My Brightest Diamond opens the first (8/2) of two Sufjan Steven shows at Prospect Park in August. Historically, this is an excellent match-up and her set should suit the show perfectly. Unfortunately, it is sold out. Sufjan's second show (8/3) now has an opener too though, and the addition suits Sufjan's new neon coated electronica (and diamond fetish) pretty well. It's Diamond Rings. Tickets for that show are still available, and we have a pair you can win. Details below.

The website "After Elton" asked Diamond Rings aka John O to describe his fanbase. This is what he said:

"It's really diverse. Short of bugging your own friends to come out and see you, after that it's out of my hands by and large who comes to my show. I can only make the music I want to make, and present the image that I feel represents me and hope that the right people get it. Not that there's wrong people. People who come to my shows are all over the place. Kids in high school, 20 something downtown folks like me, people my parents' age, which is really cool. It's all over the place. I'm trying to reach as many people as I can. I want to try and make the music and put on the kind of show that allows anyone to feel like they can come and express themselves and be themselves and be safe and have fun. I would be really worried if I had a demographic niche and everyone were the same that comes to my show."

Diamond Rings will return in October during their tour with Twin Shadow. Updated dates, contest details, and the song "Give It Up" which features vocals by Austra's Katie Stelmanis, below...

Diamond Rings - Give It Up (featuring Katie Stelmanis)

TO WIN TIX TO SUFJAN STEVENS' 8/3 show: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Sufjan). Include your first and last name in the email. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted. Good luck! FYI, don't worry, your name/email will not be used for any other purposes.

Diamond Rings -- 2011 Tour Dates
08/03 Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY#
09/04 Bamboo Bar, Philadelphia PA*
09/06 Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ *
09/07 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC*
09/08 Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
09/10 The Earl, Atlanta, GA*
09/12 The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
09/13 Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA*
09/15 Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX*
09/18 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX*
09/20 Casbah, San Diego, CA*
09/21 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA*
09/24 Henry Miller Memorial Library, Big Sur, CA*
09/25 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
09/26 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR*
09/27 Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA*
10/01 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN*
10/03 The Mod Club, Toronto, ON*
10/06 Paradise, Boston, MA*
10/07 Webster Hall, New York, NY*
# - w/ Sufjan Stevens
* w/ Twin Shadow

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