When The Gossip burst into the public consciousness about a decade ago, they specialized in a frizzled version of the blues, with lead singer Beth Ditto working herself into a clothesless frenzy while her bandmates created a joyous squall behind her. More than 10 years later, their style has shifted—their beat-heavy fifth album A Joyful Noise (Columbia), which comes out tomorrow, was produced by the British pop mastermind Bryan Higgins, who’s also worked with glossy acts like the Sugababes, Girls Aloud, and Kylie Minogue. But Ditto’s charisma continues to steer the ship, and tomorrow at Terminal 5 one SOTC reader will have a chance to see it in person—we’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Gossip’s gig at the cavernous Midtown venue. Details on how to win, and the video for “Perfect World,” below.
To enter, send an email with your full name and phone number to sotc at villagevoice dot com before 5 p.m. today (Monday). Winners will be notified via email on Tuesday morning. Please note that the prize only includes tickets to the show; you must arrange your own transportation to the venue.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 21, 2012