Living in LA, sometimes you can get really sick of all the indie, folk and psychedelic bands that seem to saturate just about every venue. As much as you dig them, you sometimes need a breath of fresh talent — a unique sound, something not of the LA norm yet totally appealing. If you’re a true lover of music (and not just some band-wagoner), you’ll dig the Yoshida Brothers.

Straight from Japan, these two brothers bang out some epic Tsugaru-jamisen (traditional Japanese music style). With their fast strings almost similar to that of the Indian sitar, the Yoshida Brothers fuse rapid and percussive Tsugaru-jamisen style along with Western and other regional musical influences. At times they also use modern instruments such as drums and synthesizers, making for a totally rad live performance!

Here’s your chance to win tickets to the Yoshida Brothers at the El Rey Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.

Here’s How You Win Tickets!

First, make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook then just shoot us an email telling us why we should hook you up with these tickets. Please put in the subject line: Yoshida! I wanna win! The person with the most creative, witty, funny or sorry-ass answer, WINS! Be sure to include your full name! Email your response here!

Contest closes at Noon on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010!

Be sure to check out some other cool shows coming up from Goldenvoice here. They always book the best shit!