Recent Posts in Contests - Page 2

June 17, 2014

The National @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
The National

The National kick off their three-night run at Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park tonight (6/17). Tonight's show with Phosphorescent is sold out, but you can still get tickets to Wednesday (6/18 w/ Lord Huron) and Thursday (6/19 w/ MS MR). If you'd like to go to the Thursday show for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to that show. Details below.

MS MR were just at Bonnaroo where they performed their cover of LCD Soundsystem's "Dance Yrself Clean" as well as their Arctic Monkeys cover and "Bones" which was used memorably in the trailer for S3 of Game of Thrones. The duo are set to begin recording their new album this month. Watch a Billboard video where they talk about that, below.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, S4 just wrapped up on Sunday with an action-packed finale that also had some fans of the book wondering where a certain character was. The National recorded a version of "Rains of Castamere" from Game of Thrones way back in Season 2 of the show. They've only played it live once, according to Setlist.FM. Maybe they'll pull it out at one of this week's shows?

MS MR interview video and contest details below...

Continue reading "'Game of Thrones' finishes S4; win tix to see The National & MS MR in Prospect Park (3-night run begins tonight)"

June 16, 2014

Replacements

Ever since The Replacements first announced reunion gigs, we have wondered when is NYC going to get a show. Finally we know: September 19 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens. The Hold Steady and Deer Tick (who are old pals, tourmates and huge Replacements fans). Tickets to that show go on sale Saturday (6/21) at 11 AM, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, below.

Also at Forest Hills Stadium this summer: Zac Brown Band (6/21), Modest Mouse/Brand New (8/9) and Drake/Lil Wayne (8/19). All Replacements dates are listed below...

Continue reading "The Replacements finally add NYC show, playing Forest Hills Tennis Stadium w/ The Hold Steady & Deer Tick (win tix!)"

June 13, 2014

by Ian Chainey

T.O.M.B.
title

Unnerving noise/black metal destroyers Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy have been added to the Watain and Kosmodemonic show on June 15 at Brooklyn Bazaar (tickets). The Pennsylvanian project -- membership: No One -- will be playing a live set of material culled from the recently released Pennhurst / Xesse compilation that collected various demos and and EPs. T.O.M.B.'s nightmarish noise assault will also be sprayed across another LP in 2014. Titled Fury Nocturnous, the full-length will feature contributions from members of Mayhem. A label and a release date have yet to be announced. You can check out the full stream of Pennhurst / Xesse and a Fury Nocturnous teaser below.

Speaking of Watain, Invisible Oranges posted an interview with singer Erik Danielsson. In the piece, interviewer Jonathan Dick got Erik to open up regarding the latest round of black metal controversy:

Black metal will always be surrounded by controversy. It evokes energies. It thrives upon powers that are counteractive to what people view as law and order and ethics and so on. What I do need to underline here, because here is where people get it wrong: one of the greatest evils that people today know, be it an alternative culture or in conservative government halls, is Nazi Germany and Anti-Semitists and all of that. That is the one thing you cannot glorify.
Erik also talked about his upcoming Brooklyn performance that will feature all of the pyrotechnics and theatrics that American fans haven't been able to see before:
There's a need to set that up in the US in that medium, and for a long time we've been quite frustrated about not being able to present the whole show there and actually show our US fans, who are some of the most diehard fans that we have, the actual show that we do. I cannot say at this point whether or not it's going to be an exact setup similar to the ones we have in Europe, but it's definitely going to contain elements of a quite severe nature that haven't been possible to use yet in the States. I actually cannot wait. It's gonna be a really good and fucking powerful show, I think.
Tickets are still on sale and we have a few pairs you can win for free! For details on how to enter our contest, check below.

Continue reading "T.O.M.B. added to Watain (who we interviewed) -- Win Tix to the Brooklyn show"

June 12, 2014

Marissa

Marissa Nadler is one of the artists we're looking forward to catching this week at Northside -- she plays Pitchfork's showcase at Saint Vitus on Saturday (6/14) with Pharmakon, Youth Code, Pyrrhon, and Couch Slut (tickets). She'll be touring for most of the summer, including one in Boston with Gem Club. Updated dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Gem Club will be in NYC next week to play Joe's Pub on June 17 with Megan Lui. Tickets are on sale now but if you'd like to go for free we're giving a pair away. Details on that below.

Gem Club will also be opening for Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom on August 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They've got a few other dates with Agnes, and all are listed below.

If you haven't checked out Gem Club's In Roses, it's a lovely record, pastoral, quietly beautiful and maybe owing just a little to Eno's ambient works. You can listen to it via Rdio.

All Marissa Nadler and Gem Club dates are listed, along with contest details, below...

Continue reading "Marissa Nadler expands tour; Gem Club opening for her in Boston, playing Joe's Pub next week (win tix!) ++ other dates"

June 10, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

World's Fair

Queens rap collective World's Fair put out their new "Uh Huh" single late last month, and we've now got the premiere of another new one, "Snow About 10 Feet." This one's got four of the six members (Cody B. Ware, Remy Banks, Jeff Donna and Nasty Nigel) for a posse cut that's a fine example of the wealth of New York rap we've gotten lately. Fans of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers or A$AP Mob, don't sleep on this. Check it out below.

World's Fair are currently on a previously discussed tour with Two-9 that hits their home city of NYC TONIGHT (6/10) at The Studio at Webster Hall with two other quality locals, Cities Aviv and Aaron Cohen. Tickets for tonight's show are still available and we're also giving away a pair for free. Head to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for details on how to enter to win.

Updated dates are listed, with the tour flyer and song stream, below...

Continue reading "World's Fair have a new track (listen); tour w/ Two-9 hits NYC w/ Cities Aviv & Aaron Cohen tonight (win tix!)"

June 5, 2014

Boot Camp Clik

One of the many free Summerstage shows this year is the Duck Down BBQ with Boot Camp Clik and friends happening June 10 in Brownsville's Betsy Head Park. We proud to announce that BrooklynVegan is one of the sponsors of the show, and that since we last spoke there's been some updates.

In addition to the Boot Camp Clik (aka Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah), there will be sets by CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex (both of Pro Era), Raz Fresco and Chelsea Reject. There's also a DJ set by Statik Selektah and Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg. The free show goes from 6-9 PM. Flyer below.

In honor of this event which Monster is also sponsoring, we're giving away a pair of Monster DNA Pro Headphones (retail value of $280), a Duck Down x Rocksmith Collaborative BBQ T-Shirt and a signed Buckshot & P-Money BackPack Travels CD. Details on how to enter to win those contests, below. Prizes can be picked up at the show.

As mentioned, Buckshot & P-Money celebrate BackPack Travels with a release show on June 26 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Pro Era's Kirk Knight and Statik Selektah.

Pro Era also play a free Summerstage show in Red Hook Park TONIGHT (6/5).

Contest details below...

Continue reading "Boot Camp Clik playing free Summerstage Duck Down BBQ w/ Pro Era members & more (WIN SOME HEADPHONES)"

June 4, 2014

Sylvan

As mentioned, Sylvan Esso are headlining NYC's Bowery Ballroom on September 12. That show just sold out, and the dancey duo have now added a show at the decidely smaller Rough Trade happening the day before (9/11). Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale today (6/4) at 3 PM and we're also giving a pair away. Details on that are below.

Meanwhile, Sylvan Esso are currently on the road opening for tUnE-yArDs, including two sold-out Webster Hall shows next week. Updated tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Sylvan Esso expand tour, playing Rough Trade (win tix!) before sold-out Bowery Ballroom show (updated dates)"

May 15, 2014

The Strokes at MSG in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Strokes

The Strokes are making their return to the stage with a relatively intimate NY show on May 31 at Capitol Theater before their Governors Ball appearance on NYC's Randall's Island a few days later. Tickets went on fan club presale yesterday and sold right out, but you'll have another chance in the Citi bank presale which starts today (5/15) at noon. The general on-sale begins Friday (5/16) at noon.

Meanwhile, we're also still giving away a pair of of VIP tickets to Governors Ball 2014 in our contest with DoNYC. If you haven't entered yet, you can enter via the form below...

UPDATE: the just announced list of food vendors at Governors Ball, is also below...

Continue reading "Strokes Capitol Theater presale ++ still time to win VIP Gov Ball tix ((( Update: food vendor lineup announced)"

May 13, 2014

The Strokes at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Strokes

It was already announced that The Strokes would play their first hometown show since MSG in 2011 at this year's Governors Ball (the NYC festival that Julian Casablancas also plays with his band The Voidz), but if you don't want to brave a huge three-day festival to see them (or even one day of a three-day fest), you're in luck. The NYC cool kids of the early aughts will now preface GovBall with a headlining festival pre-show in the area at Port Chester's Capitol Theater on May 31, a far more intimate location than Madison Square Garden.

Tickets for the Cap show go on Strokes Fan Club presale Wednesday (5/14) at 10 AM, followed by Governors Ball/Citi bank presales on Thursday (5/15) at noon and the general on-sale Friday (5/16) at noon at this link.

Meanwhile, you can still get tickets to Governors Ball, which also includes Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, TV on the Radio, Disclosure, Damon Albarn, and more. But if you'd like to go for free, we've teamed up with DoNYC to give away a pair of VIP tickets to Governors Ball 2014. Enter our contest via the form below...

Continue reading "The Strokes playing NY show before Governors Ball -- get tix +++++ WIN VIP PASSES to the actual fest"

May 12, 2014

Andrew Bird in Chicago, 12/9/2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird has included Handsome Family covers in his sets for years now and is now releasing an album of Handsome Family songs titled Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of which will be out digitally June 3 and on vinyl later this summer. The album includes a cover of "Far From Any Road," which was the theme song to HBO's hit series True Detective.

With his band Hands of Glory (which includes Tift Merritt), Bird will be on tour for much of the summer, including the WNYC Radio Love Fest at BAM's Harvey Theater on June 6 ( a few tickets still left), and a free show at Central Park Summerstage on July 8. Right after the BAM show, Andrew Bird will play Rough Trade on June 7 with two performances (7 PM & 10:30 PM). Tickets for the Rough Trade shows go on sale Friday (5/16) at noon. But if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of of tickets to both Rough Trade performances.

All Andrew Bird tour dates are listed, along with contest details, below...

Continue reading "Andrew Bird releasing LP of Handsome Family covers, expands tour, including 2 shows at Rough Trade (win tix)"