Recent Posts in Contests - Page 5
October 26, 2012
photos by Grant MacAllister
DOWNLOAD: Dana Falconberry - "Maple Leaf Red" (MP3)
Heartless Bastards (drum kit) @ Metro in Chicago - 10/22/2012
Austin folk singer Dana Falconberry is currently on tour with Heartless Bastards and Futurebirds and that tour hits NYC this Saturday (10/27) at at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a few pairs. Details on how to enter are below.
Meanwhile, Dana Falconberry, who is touring with a full band, made a demo for her new song, "Maple Leaf Red" which makes its premiere in this post. Download above or stream it, along with the contest details and more Chicago pictures, below...
October 25, 2012
The story of Miami Connection is almost as insane as the film. After a blind purchase of the film for $50 on eBay, Alamo Drafthouse discovered a crowdpleaser of an exploitation film that dealt in ninjas, bikini-clad honeys, cocaine trafficking, and rock n roll that looks and sounds like something from Boogie Nights:
The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida's narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice... It'll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can't stop until they've completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the "stupid cocaine"...and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!Miami Connection had a limited Orlando-only run in 1987, followed by banshiment to VHS shortly thereafter, followed by the eventual fade into utter obscurity. Now Drafthouse Films have resurrected the rock n' roll cocaine ninja fable, readying the film for release in theaters next month AND to DVD/Blu-Ray in December, both via Drafthouse. For b-movie buffs who thought The Apple was the last '80s cinematic obscurity stuck in the Forbidden Zone, you need to see this. The trailer for this uberwork is below.
BrooklynVegan is proud to present the NYC showings at Landmark Sunshine Theater on November 2 and 3 (midnight of course), both of which will feature post-show Q&As with "9th degree black belt philosopher/author/inspirational speaker" and the film's star/director/producer Grandmaster Y.K. Kim (that's one helluva multi-tasking bro). Advance tickets (not a free BV screening this time) for both the November 2 and November 3 midnight screenings are available now.
You can also go for free as we're giving away tickets to both screenings, and winners will also get copies a rad promotional 7" featuring hit single "Against the Ninja" b/w "Friends" by the world's greatest anti-narcotic Taekwondo band Dragon Sound. See below for details on how to enter.
If you really want a copy of that 7", you can buy a copy from Drafthouse. It's also streamable below, and you can get lo-fi versions for the price of an email. Devotees to Dragon Sound can also pick up a sleeveless tee, a replica of the shirts worn by the band in the film.
Contest details, a list of screening dates/locations, song streams and Miami Connection's mindblowing trailer (watch till the very end) are below...
October 12, 2012
Riverboat Gamblers, airborne
Riverboat Gamblers' The Wolf You Feed hit earlier this year, but the band saved a music video for release until just a few days ago, which made its premiere on BV Austin. Check out "Eviction Notice" from the LP below.
The Texas band (good friends with Peelander-Z who also play tonight) is currently on the road with Cobra Skulls and Freshkills, and ripping up the Northeast, hitting Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park tonight (10/12) and a Rocks Off Concert Concert Cruise on Saturday (10/13). Feeling a bit too frugal for the $10 door price for Riverboat Gamblers on the river? We have two pairs of tickets available for giveaway for the cruise show. Details, dates and video below...
October 11, 2012
Sean Bones @ MHOW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sean Bones is currently on tour with The Growlers who reach Sean's hometown venue Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (10/11). Tickets are still available (and will be at the door), but we also have a couple pairs you can win! Details below.
Also below: Sean's catchy and breezy new single "United"...
"The track was recorded Converse Rubber Tracks and marks Sean Bones' first release since his critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Buzzards Boy. Sean says, "While getting songs ready for the studio, I kept getting distracted by the presidential campaigning and all the misinformation that goes with that. Politics are so divisive right now. Music can be the opposite of that and I wanted to project a good feeling." "Listen now, and check out Sean's video for "Hit Me Up" with contest details and all tour dates below...
October 9, 2012
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned previously, Savoir Adore's new album, Our Nature, is out next week and the band have just released a new single from the record. "Empire of Light" is one of the more contemplative, ethereal tracks on the album which in general is a bit more groove-oriented than their first. We've got the premiere of the track's video that has the band piled in a Sprinter van driving around sun-dappled upstate New York. You can check it out below.
Savoir Adore play a record release party for Our Nature in NYC tonight (10/9) at Knitting Factory with tourmates Ghost Beach and Royal Canoe. Tickets are still available but if you're like to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Contest details and the video for "Empire of Light" are below.
October 8, 2012
When most artists release a Best Of collection, they usually throw in a new song. Occasional Broken Social Scene cohort Jason Collett has taken this a step further by packaging a retrospective (Essential Cuts) with a brand new album, the previously mentioned Reckon which came out a couple weeks ago via Arts & Crafts. Both show off Collett's well-honed songwriting chops and you can stream both in full below.
Jason is currently on tour and will be in NYC on Wednesday (10/10) to play Joe's Pub. Tickets are still availaiable, but if you'd like to go for free we're giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below, along with the album streams and all remaining tour dates.
October 1, 2012
Freelance Whales at Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As we've mentioned before, Freelance Whales new album, Diluvia, is out next week (10/9) on Frenchkiss and Mom+Pop. You can stream the album right now over at NPR. Speaking of streaming things, the band are playing an invite-only show tonight (10/1) at Knitting Factory where they'll play the album in full, but lest you feel left out, the performance will be streamed live at 7:30 PM here.
Additionally, if you'd like to actually go to this show in person, we've got two pair of tickets to give away. Details on how to enter are below. After tonight's show at the Knit, Freelance Whales will hit the road for a tour that will wind its way around America before heading back to the East Coast, including a hometown NYC show at Webster Hall on November 1. Tickets are still available for that show and all tour dates are listed below.
September 28, 2012
by Bill Pearis
Crocodiles at 4 Knotts 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Crocodiles' tour rolls through NYC tonight (Friday, 9/28) for a show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we've got two pair of tickets to give away. Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post along with a list of all dates.
The band are supporting their most recent album, Endless Flowers, which finds them widening their scope while still holding on to those Spacemen 3/JAMC roots. It's a good record. You can stream the whole thing at Spotify and check out the video for its title track below. Openers for this show are Punks on Mars and Alexis & Icewater.
Brandon of Crocodiles' wife, Dee Dee, will be playing with the rest of Dum Dum Girls at Europa on Sunday (9/30) with Chez Deep and Starred, and tickets to that show are still available. It's a record release show for their terrific new End of Daze EP. DDGs will be back opening for The Walkmen at Terminal 5 on October 18 (tickets).
Meanwhile, DDG drummer Sandy's band, SISU, play Glasslands before that on October 10 with Grooms, Royal Baths, and Punks on Mars (tickets). Bleeding Rainbow were on that bill originally, but seem to have dropped off. (They do have other shows in NYC though.)
Roger Waters at Yankee Stadium, July 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Roger Waters has been added to the big "Love for Levon" tribute that goes down next week (10/3) at the Izod Center. The onetime Pink Floyd guitarist/vocalist joins the likes of Gregg Allman, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, John Prine, Warren Hayes, Garth Hudson, Grace Potter and more in the all-star band that will celebrate the life and music of Levon Helm who lost his battle with cancer back in April. A full list of performers for "Love for Levon" is below.
Tickets are still available and please remember that the whole show is a benefit with net proceeds from the concert helping support "the lasting legacy of Levon Helm by helping his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue The Midnight Ramble Sessions." We are, however, also giving a pair away. Details on how to enter are below.
As mentioned, New Pornographer AC Newman will release his new solo album, Shut Down the Streets, on October 9 via Matador and will kick off a tour with The Mynabirds later that month which hits the NYC area on October 22 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and October 24 at Maxwell's (tickets). All dates are listed below.
But you won't have to wait that long to catch AC Newman in NYC because we're happy to announce that he'll be playing a BrooklynVegan-presented show at The Rock Shop on October 8, the day before the album's release. Entry can be obtained by purchasing the album early from one of the following NYC record stores:
Other Music (in-store only, not online)
In Living Stereo
Co Op 87
The stores will have the album on sale starting October 6 (three days ahead of its official release) and tickets at each store will be limited. You can also get in by winning a pair from us. We have a few, and contest details are below.
UPDATE: You can also get a ticket if you order from the Matador store and then email email@example.com with the subject "AC Newman ticket" and your order number (while supplies last).
We've also got a new short film inspired by AC Newman's new album called "Want You To Know." The film was made by James Blose. You can watch it, along with a list of updated dates and those contest details, below.