Yep, we’re giving away tickets to their show tomorrow so you can get your deep, moody dancing on. To win a pair of tix and a CD, just post in the comments about the first time you heard music that was described as “Futurepop, EBM, Trance and Industrial.” Did it touch you deeply? In your soul? Or in some other deep, dark, filthy little place?
Here’s the info, so you can buy tix if you don’t win; they play tomorrow at the El Rey with Glis (no, not Gliss).
That awesome, almost-indescribable band Ghostland Observatory is returning to LA this week and I’m really hoping I won’t miss this show–because I keep mising them every time they’re in town. You shouldn’t miss them, either. To ensure you don’t, I’d suggest you enter to win tickets right here. Ayup.
To win, I want you to think up a cool band name with the word “ghost” in it. Because “ghost” is a cool word.
(To ensure you get tix rather than hoping you win, you can buy ’em here).
Yep, it’s that time again! No, not “time for arsonists to burn our city down,” I mean time for Goldenvoice tickets! Yay! Lost your home? Had to evacuate? Worried about your pets? Hey, no worries, little buckaroo! Chin up! Get in a good mood with tix to this show! Hooray! See, gray skies are gonna clear up. Put on a happy face!
That aside, yes, I do have tickets for you. Just enter into the comments your fave song by either The Virgins or the Black Kids, and we’ll see about hooking you up. Tickets can be had here if you’d rather buy ’em.
I’m super stoked about their show tonight at the Fonda but I only had one pair of tickets to give away in my last post. Because I really want more people to win, I begged Goldenvoice for more tickets and they kindly obliged! Thank you Goldenvoice, I owe you my first-born.
So, new Calexico contest! Ready?
If you could pick a Calexico song to pair with a movie (because so many of their songs are very cinematic and soundtrack-y), what song & movie would you pair? If you can’t think of a movie and aren’t a film buff, you can instead tell me a particular stretch of highway that would suit a particular song.
Ok, Calexico is up there on my desert island CD list. I’ve loved this band since 2001’s “Even My Sure Things Fall Through”–and I feel like a jerk for not having discovered them in 1997, when their first full-length came out. Blending central & south American sounds with the mestizo music of the US-Mexico border and the space-rock “New Western” sound–think Ennio Morricone filtered through a fuzzed-out Mexican radio. Their live shows are engrossing, with a balls-out brass section, guest vocalists en espanol, and music that expands to suffuse the whole space with an otherworldly feel you only get when you’re in the desert, in the middle of nowhere.
So I’m insanely thrilled about this upcoming show and you can bet I’ll be there with bells on.
If you’d like to go too, tell me what your favorite song by them is, and why you love it so. The most impassioned fan gets the single pair of tickets we have to give. Or you can suck it up & buy tickets here.
Their show on the 24th has been cancelled, but these boys are keeping their second show date at the Mayan for what should be an awesome rock show in an amazing venue. And we have tickets! This should be a show of epic proportions. If you want to win tickets, tell me what your favorite song is (by either of the bands) and why, in the comments below. Leave your email so we can contact you if you win! If you’d prefer to buy tix, go here.
Rascally Fullerton boys Cold War Kids have earned the love of rock fans nationwide with their unabashedly balls-out, swaggering and yowling rock’n’roll. They play at the Fonda this Wednesday the 24th and you can win tickets! To win, just leave the name of another local band in the comments–one you think people should know more about and one you think should get the same love Cold War Kids has gotten. Leave your email so I can reach you if you win!
And if you don’t win tickets, you can still buy ’em here.
Hey there goth and shoegaze/ethereal/dreampop kids, or anyone who liked that Sarah McLachlan song “Silence”–Delerium, originally a side project of Front Line Assembly, is coming to LA on the 17th. We’ve got tickets and cds to give away, so to win all you have to do is enter the name of your fave “goth dance” into the comments. Leave your email so I can contact you if you win!
Get this: Full sets from the Mars Volta and Gogol Bordello, plus festival sets from Shiny Toy Guns, Datarock, The Submarines, The Mae Shi, Japanese Motors, We Are Wolves, Guns ‘n’ Bombs, Matt Costa, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Hercules & Love Affair, Grand Ole Party, Bitter:Sweet, Adam Freeland, Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One, Peanut Butter Wolf, Nico Vega, Afternoons, Noah and the Whale, Mugison, donMoy, DJ Kid Lightning, Paparazzi and AC Means. All downtown, at 1st St. & Main, in the shadow of City Hall, on October 4. We’ve got some free tix & grand prizes to give away. Grand prize winner gets a 3-d poster (above left) and a Gogol CD.
How to win?
Post a link to your favorite image of Los Angeles in the comments below, or if you can manage it post the image itself (with a hat tip to whoever took or made the photo or image, of course). Explain a little about it if you want. We’ll randomly select a few winners in a day or two. Thanks!
July 29–that’s this coming Tuesday–the band that I first mistook for an extremely enthusiastic new The Cure recording (am I the only one who thinks the new Cure single blows?) is coming to the El Rey. In listening to the Black Kids’ record I can say with certainty that the are HELLA NOT The Cure and that they do, indeed, rock. It should be a great show!
We’ve got tickets! Want to win a pair? Heh…this should be fun: Enter the LEAST p.c. band name you can make up–the least p.c. you can manage to squeak out without checking yourself into sensitivity training classes! We’ll pick the most atrocious, amusing entry. Foul language sometimes gets auto-screened, so watch it. This should be artful & clever, not crass. Ok, maybe a little crass.
Ayup, Messrs. Wakeling, Roger, Cox & Steele bring The Beat back to the Pacific Shore for a night of rock action (not the Mogwai style, but rock action nonetheless). Hooray! They play with The Fixx and The Alarm for a true Brit invasion. It’s this Thursday, the 24th, at the Fonda in Hollywood.
Fancy a spot of tea with the boys? Win a sweet pair of tickets by telling me any number of things: Your fave French New Wave flick! Your preferred method of transpo: Vespa or cafe racer? The Yardbirds or Eddie Cochran? Vince Noir or Howard Moon? (I swoon for Moon.) We’ll pick the most entertaining replies, so–be clever! [claps hands]
Quirky, clever & ingenuitive, Wolf Parade are bringin’ their swingin’ show to the Fonda for two nights: Friday the 18th & Saturday the 19th! Opened for by Listening Party, the Parade o’ Wolves are sure to kick (bite?) ass. You wanna go? Sure you do! Win your tickets by entering, in the comments below, your favorite appearance of “wolves” in pop culture. I’m a particular fan of the Mod Wolves in The Mighty Boosh. You?
Be sure to leave me your email so I can contact you iffen’ you win. It’s really easy to win, actually: I usually don’t have a slew of entrants, so your chances of winning are quite swell, eps. if you’re clever and witty ‘n’ stuff. I cannot be bribed, but charm will get you everywhere.
No, I’m not telling you to cut off your hands at the El Rey tomorrow night. I am, however, telling you to leave a note in the comment section telling me what you would do–what magical invention you would create, or in what fascinating subject you would make a major breakthrough. If you won the Nobel Prize, what “science” would you have applied?! Do tell. Leave your email addy, so I can contact you if you win; winner gets an autographed CD & poster from WeAreScientists! The band, like, wrote on them! With their names! Possibly with KITTENS! Like in the picture!
They play with Cut Off YourHands and the BloodArm, both of whom are fantastic. This should be an awesome show. If you can’t get into this one (tickets are here) I also recommend Broken Ocean at the Viper Room and the Mae Shi with Die Rockers Die & Death to Anders at Spaceland.
Hi all y’all! Metroblogging has some more tickets for you. The luminous Nikka Costa is coming to the El Rey this Friday the 27th along with DJ C-Minus, and we’ve got a few pairs of tickets to give away. Wanna win? Tell me who Nikka’s godfather was down in the comments. Be sure to leave your email address in the email field so I can contact you if you win.
Wanna suck it up & buy tickets? Go here. Or myspace her here. Or facebook. Or see an adorably lo-tek (but still bangin’) video here.