Category Archives: Contest

Stream TNV’s ‘Dancer Equired” + win a prize pack

NPR is streaming Times New Viking’s new album, Dancer Equired, out a week from Tuesday (4/26) on Merge Records. Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear (I say it’s TNV’s crowning achievement), email with the subject line “TNV Tats” to win a Dancer Equired LP & CD, a poster of the cover art and a Ohio/TNV tattoo. (The poster & tattoo also come with every preorder at the Merge store).

Win Tickets for The Pains of Being Pure at Heart in Columbus + Lithograph

One of our favorite bands, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, have a new album, a new tour, a new video, and a new contest here on Donewaiting.

The band is coming to The Basement on 4/30, and to celebrate we’re giving away a pair of tickets as well as a limited edition lithograph (shown above). To enter this contest, email with the subject line PAINS by 4/25. We’ll choose a random winner then and you’ll be notified.

RJD2 Remix Contest

RJD2 dropped the Inversions of the Colossus a few weeks ago. It has unreleased joints, as well as remixes, and instrumentals off of the Colossus.
RJD2 announced a remix contest for his song “the Glow”. The winner will be a b-side to a digital single alongside a Flosstradamus remix. You can get the stems and enter the contest at

Also RJD2 is giving away two remixss on his facebook page.
There is a Bassnectar remix of “A Son’s Cycle” feat The Catalyst, Illogic and NP
and a Candy Panther remix of “The Glow”
here is pretty good feature on RJ in Paste Magazine.

Re: Mumford & Sons / The Middle East ticket giveaway

Congratulations to Mary O. for being selected as the random winner for tickets to Saturday night’s sold-out Mumford & Sons and The Middle East show at the Black Box (Wexner Center). Thanks to everyone who participated.

People really do win stuff at!

Win tickets to Saturday’s Mumford & Sons, The Middle East sold-out Black Box show

The hottest show in town this weekend is at the Black Box performance space at the Wexner Center and features English quartet Mumford & Sons and Australian music collective The Middle East. Like most other dates on the tour, this one has been sold out for weeks but we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner thanks to Sneak Attack Media.

To enter the ticket giveaway, send an e-mail to with the subject line I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT TICKETS BEFORE THEY SOLD OUT. A random winner will be chosen at 5pm on Friday.

Win tickets to Midlake/Jason Lytle/John Grant in Columbus, plus Midlake’s “Acts of Man” 12-inch

Sometimes we give things away. This is one of those times. Midlake, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and John Grant will play the Wexner Center performance space on Monday, May 17. You and a friend can go for free AND snag a copy of Midlake’s Acts of Man 12-inch (above). Email with the subject GRANT ME MIDLAKE ACTS. A random winner will be chosen Friday morning. And if you wanna be sure you get yer tix, you can order them from the Wex here.

John Grant live at SXSW video after the jump. Continue reading

Win a pair of weekend passes to the Nelsonville Music Festival

Athens boys Southeast Engine (who may or may not be sponsored by Pepsi)

We’re less than two weeks away from the Nelsonville Music Festival, May 14-16 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College. We’ve given the fest lots of coverage already, but if you missed it, here are a few of the big names coming to southeast Ohio: Loretta Lynn, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Swell Season, Billy Joe Shaver, Man Man, Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Michael Hurley… Full list and tickets here.

To win a pair of tickets for the weekend, send an email to with the subject FULL NELSON! We’ll pick a winner early next week so you can make travel arrangements and/or brag to your friends.

Lots of Ohio representation here, too — several Athens artists (like Southeast Engine, above), plus Columbus bands The Spikedrivers, Alwood Sisters, Lydia Loveless, Moon High, Bird & Flower and possibly others I’m overlooking.

Win tickets to The Antlers/Phantogram in Columbus

MP3: Phantogram – When I’m Small
MP3: The Antlers – Two

I used to get Phantogram confused with Pomegranates. I probably won’t anymore after finally listening to Phantogram, a duo from Saratoga Springs, New York that instantly brings to mind the xx. But it’s not necessarily a “if you like xx you’ll love Phantogram!” kinda thing. Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel don’t go the minimalistic route. Despite that rather serious video of “Moutful of Diamonds” above, Phantogram is often more playful, less effete and feels more like you should be dancing instead of just nodding your head. The band released its debut LP, Eyelid Movies, on Barsuk in February.

I love The Antlers, always have, even way back in their Attic of the Universe days and in March of ’09 when they played Cafe Bourbon St. to approximately 3 people. I still like Hospice (#5 on the ol’ Favorites of 2009 list) better than the live experience, but I’m curious to see how the Antlers have grown as a live band since then. I imagine it takes a little time to go from Peter Silberman’s intimate bedroom project to a full-band stage show.

Phantogram and The Antlers will play the Basement this Friday, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away. So if you want to go to this show without paying a dime, send an email to with the subject ANTLERS ON MY PHANTOGRAM!! We’ll pick a winner on Thursday. …Oh, and since this is the Basement, it goes without saying that you should show up early unless you want to watch the bands on TV or stare at a large structural-support column. Doors at 8pm, $12.

The Antlers’ new video for “Bear” after you click on that little ‘more’ link over there Continue reading

Win a pair of tickets to Blackoutfest in Athens, OH April 15-17

Cool lineup, eh? Blackoutfest returns for the 15th time to The Union in Athens, OH. Tickets at the door or at Haffa’s Records (15 W Union St, Athens) in advance — $10 per night, 3-day pass for $25. And we’ve got a pair of 3-day passes to give away, too. Send an email to with the subject BLACKOUTFEST to enter.

Full day-by-day schedule after the jump. Continue reading

Win tickets to the Avett Bros. and Low Anthem in Athens

Avett Brothers

MP3: The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin

The Avett Brothers and Low Anthem are playing at Memorial Auditorium in Athens on Wednesday (2/24), a show co-presented by Ohio University Performing Arts and Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. The Low Anthem played a great show last August at the Summit; in a preview, Ben described them well, saying, “I think it’s a better descriptor to focus more on the ‘lore’ that is implied with folk. The songs are intimate and poetic stories, full of history and conjuring a sense of place.”

I’m of the mind that Rick Rubin made the Avetts sound so silky smooth on the brothers’ new record (I and Love and You) that their roots-punk attitude just disappeared, being replaced by a glut of ballads with schmaltzy piano and drippy strings. But… that’s not a complaint you’ll ever heard about the band’s live show. The bros still bring it on stage.

We’ve got a pair to tickets to give away to this show. Send an e-mail to with the subject AVETT ANTHEM. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday night. You can also buy tickets here ($25).