Cold Specks @ Hotel Vegan in Austin (BV-SXSW 2012) (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Soulful folk siren Cold Specks (aka Al Spx) is currently on tour throughout North America. As discussed, that tour hits Chicago on November 29 for a performance at Schubas. Locals Está Vivo will act as main support for that show, and advance tickets are still available. We've also got a pair to give away! Details on how to enter to win can be found at the bottom of this post.

Al's fantastic debut LP, I Predict a Graceful Expulsion, hit stores in May via Mute Records. We've been able to catch her both solo (BV-CMJ 2011) and with a backing band (BV-SXSW 2012), like she has on the record. Both versions of Cold Specks are equally powerful and excellent-sounding live.

All Cold Specks tour dates, contest details, and some videos are below...

For a chance at winning a pair of Cold Specks tickets:
Tweet something that includes both @bvChicago AND "Cold Specks" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Cold Specks - Schubas". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

Cold Specks - "Winter Solstice"

Cold Specks - "Blank Maps"

Cold Specks - "Holland"

Cold Specks -- 2012 // 2013 Tour Dates
20 Nov 2012 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Oregon
21 Nov 2012 - St James Hall, Vancouver, BC
23 Nov 2012 - Festival Hall, Calgary, Canada
24 Nov 2012 - Festival Hall, Calgary, Canada
26 Nov 2012 - Park Theatre, Winnipeg, Canada
28 Nov 2012 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 Nov 2012 - Schubas, Chicago, Illinois
02 Dec 2012 - The Aeolian Performing Arts, London, Ontario, CA
08 Dec 2012 - Massey Hall, Toronto, Supporting Conor Obest
09 Dec 2012 - Casbah, Hamilton, Ontario, CA
12 Jan 2013 - Knust, Hamburg, Germany
14 Jan 2013 - Gleis 22, Munster, Germany
15 Jan 2013 - Studio 672, Cologne, Germany
16 Jan 2013 - Ampere, Munich, Germany
17 Jan 2013 - E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany
18 Jan 2013 - Kantine Berghain, Berlin, Germany

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