Posted in Contests | music | video on May 12, 2010

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The National's High Violet came out Tuesday. They also used that occassion to release a video for the song "Bloodbuzz Ohio." That clip, which features Matt Berninger, his infamous glass of wine, and documentarian D.A. Pennebaker as a bartender, is posted below.

The band's High Violet Annex events kicked off last night with a low key few hours of DJing from members of Blonde Redhead and a ticket contest for Saturday's BAM show. Contests like that will be happening each day at the space which is next to Other Music. Tonight, Wednesday, there's also a full lineup of bands playing. Lineups for the rest of the nights still TBA.

Speaking of D.A. Pennebaker, he'll be directing a live webcast of the BAM show on YouTube Saturday night. And speaking of ticket contests for the show, we also have two pairs to give away courtesy of the show's sponsor, Zync. Contest details, with the above-mentioned video and a Pennebaker/Dylan (both pictured above) rehash to promote the show, below...

The National - Live from Brooklyn on 5/15 (Trailer) - A V...

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO BAM SATURDAY NIGHT: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: National) with your first and last name. Two winners will be picked at random and contacted.

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Comments (15)

Did anyone go to this last night? What was it like? Any tickets given out???

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:33 AM

"Any tickets given out???"

yes

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:40 AM

Raffle tickets? Were tickets given out at the end?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:44 AM

Yes! They gave out two pairs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:50 AM

Each person gets one free raffle ticket upon arrival.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:57 AM

Two pairs in the balcony! woohoo

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 9:57 AM

Well, at least I'm going. Happy about that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 10:13 AM

"Two pairs in the balcony! woohoo"

Is that sarcasm complaining about the location of the seats you got for free, or actual excitement that you landed some seats in the balcony?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 10:22 AM

Wondering the same thing myself

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 10:25 AM

New album is great but it is no Boxer. That was a masterpiece.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 10:54 AM

ticketmaster selling first row first mezz seats at radio city now

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 10:58 AM

So I went last night too: here's my report:
the space is good size for NYC, about 700 square feet? (I am terrible at guessing size)
When you walk in there was a guy giving out tickets, saying at 8p they would give out a pair of tickets to the BAM show.
Could hold about 100 or less people. bare concrete floors, a couple of paintings on the left wall (didn;t recognize any names on this wall) this wall also has a soundboard, straight ahead is a stage, there were DJ's last night, not playing national music.
On the left wall are a few more paintings, there was one with the last name Dessner. But in the middle of the wall there are some headphones, no one was listening, so I put them on. Its about 15/20 minutes of HIGH VIOLET outtakes. That was worth the trip.
There were some HIGH VIOLET metallic balloons on the ceiling, and thats about it.
Not to crowded, seemed as if it was a meet up point for people.
Vinyl & CD's are for sale at Other Music next door. No drinks, sales, etc at the Annex.
Probably going again tonight to see some of the bands.
Have fun....

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 11:38 AM

Anyone know what time The National go on Saturday at BAM? The website says 8pm, is that the set time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2010 3:25 PM

i will love these guys forever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2010 2:22 AM

When does the BV contest end? Were the winners already selected?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2010 11:52 AM

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