Chromeo, Holy Ghost! and Telephoned hit Minneapolis’ First Avenue on Saturday, August 7.
We happened to get our grubby hands on a pair of tickets? Want ‘em?
E-MAIL US, and I’ll pick a name at random. Congrats to Jared!
Chromeo: Don’t Turn the Lights . . . → Read More: Who wants two tickets for Chromeo, Holy Ghost! and Telephoned at First Ave?
This is a contest: Demetri Martin and Sarah Silverman
Time to update the DVR.
Sarah Silverman and Demetri Martin’s shows are now back to back on Comedy Central’s Thursday night line-up starting at 9 central.
Martin’s show just kills me with his giant paper pad and Captain Obvious observations. Silverman is the rudest 40 year-old I know and crosses the line without fail, although I do feel bad for her dog.
These are the prizes
To help promote the show, CC hooked me up with a sweet prize pack:
The Sarah Silverman Program on DVD
Important Things with Demetri Martin on DVD
Demetri Martin – These Are Jokes CD/DVD
This is how to win
E-mail us with the subject . . . → Read More: This is a contest: Demetri Martin and Sarah Silverman
Bands headed to SXSW: check out BetterThanTheVan's contest
To promote their SXSW panel, BetterThanTheVan.com is BTTV giving away a van filled with music gear, including a Gibson Guitar, Taye Drums, Ernie Ball Strings, Pro-Mark sticks, D’Addario, Planet Waves, Evans Drumheads and Zildjian cymbals.
Enter at BetterThanTheVan.com.
Only catch if you win, DON’T SLEEP IN THE VAN.
p.s. love the unicorn . . . → Read More: Bands headed to SXSW: check out BetterThanTheVan's contest
Who wants free tix to Dave Matthews Band in 3D this week?
I scored two sets of two tickets, shirts, posters, swag, etc. for “Larger than Life… In 3D: Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper & Relentless7 and Gogol Bordello”, a 3D film that will be showing for a limited engagement from Dec 11-17 in 500+ theaters across the country.
Theaters all across the Twin Cities metro have showings. Find one close to you here.
According to the press release, this theatrical release won’t be extended and the film will never be released on DVD or TV, so catching it in the theater is the only chance people will have to see it.
Here’s a trailer (complete . . . → Read More: Who wants free tix to Dave Matthews Band in 3D this week?
While the world is buzzing about “new” Beatles albums today, just a couple weeks ago Capitol/EMI released Radiohead’s Kid A (2000), Amnesiac (2001) and Hail To The Thief (2003) in expanded “Collectors Edition” and limited “Special Collectors Edition” packages.
Radiohead : “Everything In It’s Right Place” (win stream)
Radiohead : “National Anthem” (win stream)
Radiohead : “Optimistic” (live) (win stream)
Each “Collectors Edition” includes the original album plus a second CD of rarities, including radio sessions and live recordings. Each “Special Collectors Edition,” in deluxe, lift-top box packaging, includes both audio discs and adds a DVD with various video clips, as well as a series . . . → Read More: Radiohead Contest to Celebrate Collector Edition Releases of 2000-2003 Albums
Want to have your band’s song featured in the upcoming film Full Throttle, earn a grand and some recording time?
Here’s how to enter…
Listen to the current anthem as a frame of reference and watch the theatrical trailer.
Compose an original version of an anthem song OR submit an already composed song that fits the film’s theme. Your song needs to be a totally new version (your song cannot use any music or lyrics of current song). Keep in mind that the song is intended to be used in a mainstream feature film and is targeted at an audience between the ages . . . → Read More: Full Throttle: Battle of the Bands submissions due August 22
Today is the day. Ears, watch out. Here it comes.
The Dead Weather‘s debut album, Horehound, is in stores and out digitally today.
Don’t know of The Dead Weather? Well, my friends, this is the new supergroup, featuring vocalist Alison Mosshart (The Kills), drummer and vocalist Jack White (The White Stripe, The Raconteurs), guitarist Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) and bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, The Greenhornes).
The album itself is an 11-track lesson in blues, rock and soul. I do love this album, although I’ll admit the opening track, “60 Feet Tall,” is a bit of a challenge to get into . . . → Read More: Win The Dead Weather's Horehound CD, vinyl single and poster
Who wants 2 tickets for 10,000 Lakes Festival with DMB, Widespread, Wilco?
. . . → Read More: Who wants 2 tickets for 10,000 Lakes Festival with DMB, Widespread, Wilco?
Hey posers, I have two tickets to the Air Guitar Championships
It all goes down at the Varsity Theater on Friday, June 5th.
You want in? Leave a comment below, and I’ll have the intern pick a name OUT OF THE AIR. Congrats to John, who better get hammered and rock it out.
Here’s last year’s winner:
Key quote: “He is the American Air Guitar Champion. And, yes, there is a competition for that.” –CBS Evening News
More info here, as well as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
I just learned Boone’s Farm is an official . . . → Read More: Hey posers, I have two tickets to the Air Guitar Championships