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Win Tickets to see STRFKR at the El Rey on Thursday August 11th!!

August 8, 2011 in Contests

With quite the semi-inappropriate, yet entirely on point moniker, the Portland based electronica band STRFKR upholds their end of the bargain with catchy tunes that ring true to their name. Here’s your chance to see them in concert touring with their newest album Reptilians. Besides who doesn’t love rocking out at the El Rey? I know I do.

Thanks to the always gracious and amazing folks at Goldenvoice, I have 2 pairs of tickets to give-a-way to some lucky Blogging.LA readers!

Leave a comment below & I’ll pick winners randomly by Wendesday August 10th @ 10AM PST for the STRFKR show at the El Rey on Thursday August 11th.

And in case you don’t win tickets, you can always buy them here:

http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=31813

Free Tickets! Big Audio Dynamite at Club Nokia! Wed!

August 8, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment

 

Get tickets to see Big Audio Dynamite and The Chain Gang of 1974!
Wednesday, August 10th at Club Nokia!

I have a limited number to give away and I need to have winners by tomorrow morning, Tuesday Aug 9th!

Post in the comments below, AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN TO FIND OUT IF YOU WON!

**IMPORTANT UPDATE!!**

I need an email to get you the tickets! Well, essentially, I need your full, legal name, as it appears on your picture ID, so you can show that ID at the will call booth at the show, but that seems more privacy-invading than asking for an email on a public site.

New comment system screwed up my game. Hurry! Time’s running out!

Win Tickets to see Owl City!!! 2 Shows :-)

July 15, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment, Music

You would not believe yoOwl Cityur eyes, if ten million fireflies, lit up the world as I fell asleep…

Addictingly catchy, Owl City is a great band to see in concert & they’re on tour with their new CD “All Things Bright and Beautiful.” Adam Young tells us that…

The music and lyrics conspire to make listeners feel as if they were stepping into another world — a verdant musical dreamland where “reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t want to live there,” as [he] sings on the opening track “The Real World.” Images of abundance, like a backyard of butterflies (“Honey and the Bee”), blossoms filling a room (“Hospital Flowers”), and “sunsets that dazzle in the dusk” (“Dreams Don’t Turn To Dust”) unfold alongside starry-eyed imaginings of cherry bombs staining blackbirds red (“Kamikaze”) and dipping one’s toes in the galaxy (“Alligator Sky”).

They’re playing two shows!!
7/21 || Owl City with Mat Kearney, Breanne Duren @ Club Nokia
7/23 || Owl City with Unwed Sailor @ Fox Theater Pomona

Thanks to our friends at Goldenvoice, I have a bunch of tickets to give away to lucky Blogging.LA Readers! Please leave your comments below (and specify which concert you’d like to attend) and I will pick some lucky winners Tuesday July 19th @ 12PM PST. **Update** Winners picked.  Still have a pair for FOX Pomona, if anyone still wants!

You can also buy tickets here: http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=31090

Go see Fucked Up at the El Rey!

July 12, 2011 in Contests, Music

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I have no problem at all admitting that Fucked Up is one the few bands that have surfaced in the last few years that have really caught my attention. Beyond that, they’ve got a strangle hold on it. Seriously, just watch the video above for “Queen of Hearts” from their newest album and just try to tell me there isn’t something seriously awesome going on. When was the last time you saw a music video with actual actors?

I’ve been pretty obsessed by these guys for quite some time and after I saw them play a while back all of my suspicions of their greatness were confirmed 10x. And now they are coming back, and I have a pair of tickets to give away. They are playing at The El Rey on July 26th with Trash Talk and FIDLAR. If I were you I’d just say screw this risk and go buy tickets right away. But if you are feeling gambley and want to try and convince me why I should give you these tickets free then do it in the comments below. Sometime in the next day or two or three I’ll scream “THAT’S IT!” and people around me will think I’m nuts, but what it will mean is no more comments and then I’ll pick whoever makes the best case. Or makes me laugh. Go for it.
photo by Daniel Boud

Win Tickets to The Hollywood Bowl for 4th of July!

June 27, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment, Events, Music

We are giving away tickets to the Hollywood Bowl’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

This year’s extravaganza features America’s favorite blue-eyed soul duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates, performing with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by Principle Guest Conductor Thomas Wilkins (he’s wonderful!)

The evening will be capped off by the always impressive Hollywood Bowl fireworks. I’ve been to many, many fireworks shows at the Bowl and have been amazed and delighted every time. Every Angeleno should experience it at least once!

Leave a comment below and you might be the lucky reader chosen to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Hollywood Bowl 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

Congrats Edgar Ybarra! I hope you enjoy the show! It should be fantastic!

 

Tickets to See The Dropkick Murphys!

June 27, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment, Music

I have a bunch of Tickets to give away for The Dropkick Murphy show July 1st at the Fox theatre in Pomona!

Yeah, Pomona. Yeah, I know. But it’s Dropkick! With The Tossers, She’s A Kreeper and The Parkington Sisters!

Plus, and I don’t KNOW yet, but MAYBE, I might have some tickets to see them at The Hootenanny, with The Reverend Horton Heat and The Murder City Devils, July 2nd!! Now THAT is going to be an Awesome show!

Now here’s the thing: I really don’t know if I have the Hootenanny tickets to give away. If I do, you don’t get to choose, you might get one show, you might get the other, you may very well get both. Enter by leaving a comment on this post.

But understand this, and I’m serious here, anyone who posts that they are only interested in one show or the other is immediately disqualified. You makes your post, you takes yer chances. All entries must be in by Thursday, which happens to be my Birthday.

So, post in the comments to enter the contest and GOOD LUCK!

Win John Prine Tickets!! Quick! For June 10th!

June 4, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment, LA

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I Have One Pair of Tickets for a Lucky Someone to see John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III

Friday, June 10th
At the
Orpheum Theater
842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, California 90014

Let me know in the comments why this pair of tickets belong to you!

I MUST have all entries in By WEDNESDAY!

Good Luck!

Win Tickets to Ocean Voyagers 3D for World Oceans Day

June 4, 2011 in Contests, Downtown, Entertainment, environment, Events, Filmmaking/Filmmakers

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day to “celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.” As a nod to World Oceans Day, the LA 3-D Club, in conjunction with San Diego-based PassmoreLab, is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of Ocean Voyagers 3D tomorrow night at the Downtown Independent. The 72-minute documentary features rare footage gathered by filmmakers with unprecedented access.

Narrated by Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Meryl Streep, and filmed over a 5-year span in the waters of French Polynesia, Hawaii, Alaska and beyond, the film follows a mother humpback whale and her newborn calf in a “coming of age” journey for the neonate giant.

Blogging.la is giving a pair of tickets to the screening to one commenter. Leave us a note and one lucky winner will be selected around Noon tomorrow.  See below for more details about the event:

Ocean Voyagers 3D Screening + Q&A
Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 8pm

Downtown Independent Theater is located at 251 S. Main St., Los Angeles, 90012

$5 for current LA3DClub members; $10 for non-members (admission is waived with USC Student ID)
FREE if your comment is selected at random!

 

 

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Win Tickets To See Bruce Cockburn At The El Rey!

May 23, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment, Music

Bruce Cockburn is coming to the El Rey in Los Angeles next week in support of his 31st studio album, Small Source of Comfort. Thanks to our friends at Goldenvoice, Blogging.LA has your free tickets. Read on…

Cockburn is one of my favorite recording artists, but when I mention him friends are often unfamiliar. He has a pretty solid fan base here in the U.S., but north of the border, in his native Canada, Cockburn is a legend.  In a career spanning four decades he has received 13 Junos (Canadian Grammys,) seven honorary doctorates, he’s in the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, and next month will be featured on a postage stamp issued by Canada Post.

Cockburn often tours solo, but this time out his deep, soulful lyrics and virtuoso guitar playing will be backed up by a full band. Opening the show will be violinist Jenny Scheinman, also featured on Small Source of Comfort. (Samples of the new album can be heard at that link, by the way.)

It seems Bruce Cockburn only passes through Los Angeles every few years, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a truly fantastic performance.

Want to join me at the El Rey next Tuesday night? I’ve got a few pairs of tickets for lucky B.LA readers. Just leave a note in the comments section below telling me why you want to see this show. Winners will be chosen at my whim and notified via email.

What: Bruce Cockburn live
Where: The El Rey Theater
When: Tuesday, 31 May 2011. 8:00pm.
Win: Leave a comment below

Don’t want to wait for tickets? There are still some available for purchase here.

Win Tickets to Yelle w/ French Horn Rebellion @ The Music Box, Saturday May 21st

May 17, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment

Yelle w/ French Horn Rebellion

For those of you who couldn’t make the trek to Coachella last month, here’s your chance to check out one of the best bands from the weekend! Yelle :: a french pop singer who’s unique & fun music first came to prominence with her song “Short Dick Cuizi,” who’s album Safari Disco Club was a smashing success and who’s now touring with Katy Perry!

Thanks to our friends at Goldenvoice, I’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky Blogging.LA reader to her upcoming concert Yelle w/ French Horn Rebellion at the Music Box on Saturday May 21st.

So leave a note in the comment section below and I’ll pick a reader at random to get a pair of tickets for Saturday’s show! The contest ends Thursday May 19th at noon PST.

Winner picked!

You can also buy tickets HERE at Goldenvoice!

** You guys are awesome!! I’m going to throw everyone into random.org to pick a winner.  Good luck!! **

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Win Tickets to KT Tunstall at the El Rey on May 9th!!

May 2, 2011 in Contests, Entertainment, Music

Suddenly I see this is where I want to be… right here in the front row of KT Tunstall’s ** The Solo Show ** with Charlie Mars & Miggs (**Update, Meiko has been added to the line-up!) at the El Rey on Monday May 9th.

Clearly the anthem for any working girl that’s dealt with her own Devil in Prada, I know I had her song in every single one of my playlists. Plus I’ve heard “black horse and the cherry tree” is something that can only truly be appreciated live. And now’s your chance to see her! Thanks to our friends at Goldenvoice, I’ve got a pair of tickets for some lucky Blogging.LA readers.

So leave a note in the comment section below with your favorite Devil Wears Prada moment and I’ll pick a reader at random to get a pair of tickets for Monday’s show! The contest ends Friday May 6th at noon PST. Tickets are gone!

You can also buy tickets HERE at Goldenvoice!

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Win Tix to Cirque Berserk This Saturday!

January 7, 2011 in Art, Contests, Downtown, Entertainment, Events, Theatre/Stage

cirqueLA cirque-gone-feral performance troupe Cirque Berserk have arrived at the Nokia Theatre for a month-long engagement, and we’ve got a FREE pair of tix just for you!

You’ll enjoy your evening of lovely fire dancers, disturbing clowns, stunning aerialists, music and burlesque, chez bLA and Goldenvoice (thanks guys!).

To win: Tell me, in the comments, which sideshow attraction you would be if you had to be in a traveling circus. Would you be the bearded lady? The giant? The knife thrower? The fortune-teller? Let a girl know! We’ll randomly pick one lucky winner to go.

You can buy tickets here.

Photo by Brion Topolski.

Zappa plays Zappa Friday; One Pair of Tickets to Give Away!

December 1, 2010 in Contests, Entertainment, Music, Twitter

One Pair, you and a friend, if you’re the lucky winner, will get to see Dweezil play the classic album APOSTROPHE (‘) in it’s “unmitigated entirety.”

Zappa Plays Zappa
The Music Box
Hollywood, CA
Fri, Dec 3, 2010
6:30 PM

Early Show!

Post below, winner will be random-ish.

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Gewinnen Sie Tickets für Einstürzende Neubauten!

November 26, 2010 in Contests, Hollywood, Music

UPDATE: Einstürzende Neubauten’s 30th Anniversary U.S. tour has been canceled. From our friends at Goldenvoice:

It is with great regret that Einstürzende Neubauten announce the cancellation of their planned thirtieth anniversary appearances in Los Angeles , San Francisco , Chicago , Toronto and New York .  While the US Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band’s visas, it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final step in the process.

The band members are tremendously disappointed by this turn of events and wish to thank all those fans who purchased tickets for these performances for their support.  The band would have loved to do the tour and meet their overseas fans. Because this tour was a time-sensitive production, it will not be rescheduled.  Ticketholders can obtain refunds from their point of purchase.

I expect you’re probably as disappointed as I am. Please direct your notes of appreciation for the Department of Homeland Security Theater keeping us safe from terrorists and German musicians to:

Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department Of Homeland Security
U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528

Someone with better Google-fu than mine can find Sec. Napolitano’s email address, but you can call her at: (202) 282-8000.

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For those that don’t read German, the title reads, “Win tickets for Einsturzende Neubauten!”

German experimental band Einstürzende Neubauten are celebrating their 30th anniversary. They’ll be bringing their show to Los Angeles next week, and Blogging.LA has your tickets.

In addition to regular concert performances, the band is playing a second date in each city along the tour. The first date will be a standard concert performance, while the second date will open with films and art installations, followed by a short concert presentation featuring material that has never been performed live before. Those second shows will finish with performances by the individual Einstürzende Neubauten members.

Thanks to our friends at Goldenvoice, Blogging.LA has your tickets to see  Einstürzende Neubauten on December 1st at the Music Box. This will be their full concert performance. Want to join me at the Music Box? Just leave a note in the comments section below telling me why you want to see this show. The winner gets a pair of tickets for the December 1st concert at the Music Box in Hollywood.

Want to take chance out of the equation? You can buy tickets for the show here. The second date (films, rarities, solo shows) is happening the following night (December 2) at the EchoPlex.

Free Tix! OK Go! This Weekend!

November 23, 2010 in Contests, Music

Three Pairs of Tickets! OK Go at Club Nokia on Saturday, November 27th!

You probably know OK Go for their sensational music videos. The band is seriously much more than just their videos and they put on a really energetic, fun live show. I just went to their concert at UCSB this past weekend and it was a blast!

An OK Go show is never just four guys on stage playing their songs. There’s confetti, LOTS of confetti, 3-D glasses, and several more fun surprises. Not to mention the solid musical performance they give. So much fun!

YOU MUST ACT NOW! The first three (3) people to comment will win a pair of tickets. OK Go will be performing at Club Nokia on Saturday, November 27th with A Fine Frenzy and Summer Darling. This is a show not to be missed, so comment now!

And just because it’s super fun, check out  OK Go’s video for their song “White Knuckles.”

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Special thanks to Goldenvoice for making this ticket giveaway possible.