Ticket Giveaway: Wild Beasts at Highline Ballroom

On August 1st, Domino Records released the newest 10″ from UK’s Wild Beasts and we haven’t been able to stop humming “We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues” since. The band’s untamed lyrical progression matched with foot tapping melodies makes for perfect put your makeup on music– the kind of tracks you’ll want to listen to while you get ready to go their show at Highline Ballroom tomorrow night.

Of course, we’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky reader.

Check out the video for the single and find out how to get your hands on those tickets after the jump…

UPDATE: We’ve got a winner!

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Ticket Giveaway: Blonde Redhead Previews Penny Sparkle

This Tuesday, August 10th, 92YTribeca will be playing host to an intimate invite-only preview of Blonde Redhead’s Penny Sparkle— the band’s fourth full-length release due out on 4AD on September 14th. Not only will the album be played in full, but Blonde Redhead will be there to perform an intimate set of the new songs at their first live show in NYC for over a year, and you can be there!

We’ve got two pairs of tickets to giveaway to the luckiest commenters below.

And if you want to up your chances, there are about a million ways to try and win. Not only are you fighting to see Blonde Redhead, but there will be free drinks, so, get to work!

We’ll pick two winners at random from the comments below, just be sure to use your real email address so we can let you know if you’re the luckiest of all.

UPDATE: WE’VE GOT WINNERS. SORRY OTHER 100 PEOPLE!! BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME! No really, we’re posting another contest right.. about.. NOW!

Ticket Giveaway: Twin Shadow at Coco66

Dudes, if you’re not listening to Twin Shadow, I don’t even know how to explain how disappointed I am with you. The moniker of Bushwick’s well-dressed George Lewis Jr., Twin Shadow’s debut album has been literally spinning on repeat on every possible audio device in my apartment. Forget is a seamless blend of smooth lust infused vocals, synth lullabies, and whispering drum beats, not to mention “I Can’t Wait” induces heartfelt Molly Ringwald dances like woah.

Unfortunately for you, Terrible Records isn’t releasing this lovely gem until September 28th– giving you plenty of time to long for June once again. Seriously though, I can’t stop listening to these new wave jazz sounds that make me want to “secret handshake” in white linens. Mr. Lewis, I hope this stuff is getting you laid.

So if you’re looking to dance and make sexy time, check out Twin Shadow with our faves Hooray for Earth at Coco66 this Friday… or just win a pair of tickets for you and a friend by commenting below (and using your real email) about how you may or may not ooze sex just like this man’s chest hair.

Ticket Giveaway: Weezer & AWOLNATION Friday at Williamsburg Waterfront

This Friday night, Weezer’s playing the Williamsburg Waterfront with AWOLNATION and Rival School. It’s gonna be nice out! Like, 93 degrees and sunny nice. But here’s the thing: tickets are $54.

Luckily for you guys, some reps from AWOLNATION hit us up and are offering a pair of tickets for our readers.

Want to win? We want you to too.

Here’s what you gotta do: First, go check out some AWOL tunes then pop over to our Facebook page and let us know which song you like best. Guilty Filthy Soul’s a jam.

Winner will be notified a little after noon tomorrow.

[ed: Want to hedge your bets? We’re not the only ones in on this party.]

Ticket Giveaway: The Acorn at Littlefield

As the follow up to Glory Hope Mountian, a concept album focusing on the life of frontman Rolf Klausener’s mother, The Acorn‘s No Ghost equally echoes the intimate boom of folk and frenzy of romantic classic Southern rock roots. In this case, though, it’s the far North that has inspired this mix of acoustic and electric sounds that are able to hold up to a wide array of celebration– candlelit dinners, frolicking through the backwoods of the Québécois cottage the album was recorded in, or speeding below ground in large tin cans marked by numbers and letters.

With three upcoming shows in the NYC area, it would be ill-advised to miss these boys. Heck, I say make the trip to Hoboken if you have to. But since we have a soft spot for Takka Takka, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to The Acorn’s final night in town before they head back to dear ‘ole Canada.

For your chance to win tickets to see The Acorn with Takka Takka and Ola Podrida at Littlefield on Thurs. July 15th, just comment below… and please make sure you use your real email address, since that’s how we’ll be notifying you of your win. Also, we’re giving away a pair of tix to check out Beirut that very same night, so why not try your luck at both!?

No Ghost is currently available via digital release on Bella Union.

Ticket Giveaway: Cass McCombs & Lightspeed Champion at Bowery Ballroom

I don’t think I need to do much convincing for you to head over to our Twitter page and enter in this contest. Just watch the dreamy video for “You Saved My Life” to remind yourself how much you love Cass McCombs. And once you you do that, tweet this (it’s as easy as copy & paste):

I love @freedubya but I’d love them more if they gave me Cass McCombs & Lightspeed Champion tickets!

This is one of the few shows Lightspeed Champion will play with a full band this year, so it should be a real treat. Check out the video for “Marlene” after the jump.

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Ticket Giveaway: CALLmeKAT and Alexa Wilding Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow at Mercury Lounge, these two lovely ladies will be crooning to their heart’s content and one lucky reader will be there with a friend for FREE– just head over to our Facebook page and comment it up for your chance to win. CALLmeKAT played an awesome but sound issue-riddled show during Northside with Au Revoir Simone upon the trio’s personal request after playing with KAT overseas. We’re excited to give her a listen without the bass soaked sounds of the Warsaw. Check out the video for “My Sea” below:

Take a listen to Alexa Wilding here.

Who Wants Tickets To See A.A. Bondy at Newton Barge Park!?

We know, we know… you do!! Well, today is your lucky day it seems because we have a pair of tickets for one lucky reader. By now this should be second nature to you guys since we give away tickets like woah– head over to our Facebook page, comment on the contest thread, and BOOM! those tickets may be yours.

This Northside Festival show starts at 1:30pm on Sunday the with ARMS followed by A.A. Bondy and Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and tickets are still on sale for those of you with bad luck.

And after an afternoon of laid back jams on the Greenpoint waterfront, head over to the FREEwilly showcase at Brooklyn Bowl because in case you haven’t heard, it’s pretty much the best ever.