Who’s ready for a quick contest? We’ve got a pair of tickets (well, actually, guest list spots) for this Friday night’s Xavier Rudd concert at The Newport.
We could make you do something fancy like answering some sort of trivia question or we could randomly select a number from a hat and use that to pick a winner. But, time is of the essence here so … the first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org will win the tickets.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the Alberta Cross/Everest show at The Basement on Friday, July 6. Both bands have been featured in our “Live at Electraplay” series which you should definitely watch if you haven’t seen them yet (watch Alberta Cross; watch Everest).
Though he’s just in his mid-20s, Robert Francis sings like somebody who has lived a full life and has experienced hardships along the way. When he was in town a few years ago opening for Fanfarlo, I mentioned that he brought to mind Bad Blake (Jeff Bridge’s character from Crazy Heart) had Blake been a rock club singer rather than a broken-hearted country crooner. On Strangers in the First Place, released in May by Vanguard Records, Francis hasn’t strayed from the style of music found on his previous releases, 2007’s One by One and 2009’s Before Nightfall.
Francis will be performing at The Basement on Monday night and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. You don’t need to do anything fancy, just send an email to email@example.com. We’ll pick a winner on Sunday afternoon and notify you – if you win – via email. Good luck!
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for Butch Walker & the Black Widows at the Basement on Sunday (10/16; Shovels & Rope open). Butch is the producer behind a lot of big-name WNCI artists like Katy Perry and Pink and stuff, but he’s also been putting out records on his own since hair band SouthGang in the 80s, then Marvelous 3, then solo stuff for the past 10 years or so.
Walker also recruited Columbus/Galion ex-pat Mark Stepro (Madison Square Gardeners, Ben Kweller, Tim Easton, JP Olsen) to sit behind the kit on this tour, so say hey to an Ohio boy done good if you see him.
To win the tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject YOU MY BUTCH by Friday morning.
For a period of time between 2003 and 2006, the (then) Brooklyn-based The Damnwells felt more like a local band than a touring band. If my math is correct (I was a journalism major so math is not my strong suit), The Damnwells played 17-ish shows here during that time, more than many active Columbus bands. But it’s been nearly 5 years since the last time they played here (Feb. 2007, opening for Blue October at the LC) and a LOT has changed.
Singer Alex Dezen is the only original member of the band and, for that matter, there really isn’t a band, per se, any more. Touring to support the excellent 2011 release, No One Listens to the Band Anymore, Alex is backed by the opening band, Harper Blynn, rather than his longtime trusty sidekicks, the guys that Columbus got to know and love so well during the middle part of the last decade.
Donewaiting’s got 2 guest list spots to give away for the show. Send us an email (email@example.com) with the subject line Damn Right I Want Damnwells Tickets to be entered into the giveaway. Entries must be received by noon, Friday, September 30. The winner will be notified via email later that afternoon.
Show info:The Basement doors open at 7pm, Carley Tanchon goes on at 8pm, Harper Blynn at 9pm, The Damnwells at 10pm. Tickets are $12 at the door.
We’re just over a week away from the Ohio Film+Music Festival, which means we’re just over a week away from bands like RJD2/Icebird, the New Bomb Turks, Heartless Bastards, Cloud Nothings and others, plus films like never-before-seen Jim Jarmusch shorts featuring Tom Waits, 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King and Eric Mahoney’s North Dixie Drive.
So, in anticipation, we’re giving away two tickets to the Friday, Oct. 7 New Bomb Turks / Heartless Bastards / Cloud Nothings / R.Ring (featuring Kelley Deal) show at Skully’s and two film tickets to the Ohio Doc Double Feature, The Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant shown with North Dixie Drive (Saturday, Oct. 8 at 3:55pm). Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject OFMF by next Wednesday (10/5).
Gang Gang Dance is coming to Outland Live on Tuesday, July 12, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets. To win, send an email to email@example.com with the subject DANCES WITH GANGS by the morning of July 11.
Also, Southeast Engine’s Adam Remnant and The Black Swans’ Jerry DeCicca are embarking on a Living Room Tour this month, kicking off next Thursday, July 14, in Sunbury. To win two tickets to this show, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject REMNANTS OF JERRY by July 12. Full tour details after the jump.
This is a bit last-minute, so the fifth person to email email@example.com with the subject BAZANATHON will get a pair of tickets to see David Bazan at the Basement Saturday night (6/11). Doors are at 7pm, and Cotton Jones opens. Bazan is touring with a full band that includes Andy Fitts (bass) and Alex Westcoat (drums), the same guys who helped him record his latest, Strange Negotiations. Check out the anti-corporate leadoff track, “Wolves at the Door,” above.
Bazan came to Columbus for a Clintonville living room show in the winter of ’09, and then with a band at the Basement last March. Nick Nocera of Alison Rose made this awesome poster for it: Continue reading →