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SPIN 25 this week (win tix, stream the shows) ++ it’s a busy week w/ more Black Keys, Flaming Lips & National shows too

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It’s a busy week for big NYC shows. The Flaming Lips are here for two performances, starting with the gig tonight/Monday at Central Park SummerStage. Oneida opens. The Flaming Lips show Tuesday night at Terminal 5 is part of the Spin25 series of gigs running each day this week.

Spin25, sponsored by American Express’s new ZYNC card (as you can see in the picture above), kicks off with Smashing Pumpkins tonight at Terminal 5, and continues with Flaming Lips on July 27th, the Black Keys on July 28th, the National on July 29th (all at Terminal 5), and Spiritualized on July 30th at Radio City. Show openers are listed below (Spiritualized, which has no opener, is the only one with tickets available currently).

THIS WEEK AT TERMINAL 5
7/26 – Smashing Pumpkins @ Terminal 5 (w/ Kill Hannah & The Jim Jones Revue)
7/27 – The Flaming Lips @ Terminal 5 (w/ Fang Island)
7/28 – The Black Keys @ Terminal 5 (w/ Lee Fields & The Expressions & The Whigs)
7/29 – The National @ Terminal 5 (w/ Suckers & Kurt Vile)
7/30 – Spiritualized playing Ladies and Gentlemen (TICKETS)

If you don’t have tickets, we’re offering one more chance for you to see the shows. We have two pairs of tickets to give away to each of the last four (that’s all minus Smashing Pumpkins). Details on that are below…

You can also watch the shows online: SPIN & ZYNC are streaming them.

Several of the above bands have more shows this week too. The Black Keys play two SummerStage shows with the Morning Benders on July 27th and 28th (the second being the an early show on same night they play T5). Those two shows are also a tour kick-off for the two bands. All dates below.

The National also play Celebrate Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 27th with Beach House opening. They’ll be back in September for a show at Wellmont Theatre with Owen Pallett who opens both Arcade Fire shows at MSG next week.

Contest details and dates below…

The Morning Benders – 2010 Tour Dates
July 26th || DAR Constitution Hall || Washington, DC#
July 27th || Central Park Summerstage || New York, NY || SOLD OUT#
July 28th || Central Park Summerstage || New York, NY || SOLD OUT#
July 30th || Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing || Philadelphia, PA#
July 31st || Bank of America Pavilion || Boston, MA#
August 1st || Osheaga Festival || Montreal, QC
August 3rd || Kool Haus || Toronto, ON#
August 4th || FREE Acoustic Performance || Big Chill || Toronto, ON
August 4th || Kool Haus || Toronto, ON#
August 7th || Lollapalooza || Chicago, IL
August 7th || The Metro || Chicago, IL#
August 8th || Val Air Ballroom || Des Moines, IA#
August 9th || Anchor Inn || Omaha, NE#
August 11th || Iroquois Amphitheater || Louisville, KY#
August 12th || Ryman Auditorium || Nashville, TN#
August 13th || The LC Amphitheater || Columbus, OH#
August 14th || The Fillmore Detroit || Detroit, MI#
October 10th || Austin City Limits || Austin, TX
October 14th || The Music Box || Los Angeles, CA ||
October 16th || The Fillmore || San Francisco, CA ||
November 18th || Webster Hall || New York, NY ||
# with The Black Keys


TO WIN FREE A PAIR OF FREE TICKETS to the Spin25 shows on July 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th at Terminal 5, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: band you want to see e.g. “Flaming Lips,” “Spiritualized,” etc.). Include your first and last name. Winners will be picked at random and contacted with instructions. Good luck!

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