Thursday, September 18, 2008

TVD Ticket AND Vinyl Giveaway | Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves | Friday (9/19) at the The Rock & Roll Hotel

You get a little jaded doing alla' this blogging. Well wait, let me clarify--one's email inbox tends to fill up quite nicely with solicitations from bands, invites to gigs, and all sorts of announcements. It's dizzying. But ya' know what...I welcome it when it delivers something that makes me finally sit up and take notice:

Eli "Paperboy" Reed and the seven piece True Loves are bringing their brand of old school soul (think Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding...) to the Rock and Roll Hotel on September 19th. Featured recently on NPR's morning edition alongside Sharon Jones and the DapKings, as MOJO magazine put it: There are singers who sing, then there are singers whose sheer power of expression can knock you off your feet. Eli 'Paperboy' Reed falls firmly into the latter category ... [he] threatens to be one of the defining voices of the year."

Eli's given TVD two pairs of tickets (2 winners!) for this Friday's show at the Hotel, along with DC's The Ambitions and The Jones. (And you'd be wise to catch Eli and the True Loves in this more intimate setting before they hit the road with Duffy this October.) But if THAT wasn't sweet enough, he's tossing in a copy of his new "Roll With You" on vinyl for both winners.

So--get to typing! Leave us an old school comment why you should be one of the chosen two winners for the pair of tickets and a copy of the LP shipped right to your door. We'll take solicitations for the show until noon on Friday and please remember to leave some contact info!


Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - Am I Wasting My Time (Mp3)



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7 comments:

Billicatons said...

Awesome. That is a brilliant performance.

Fantastic vocals - and they're all *feeling* the beat so well. Great drummer.

Urban Gypsy said...

I listened to the mp3... the comparison to Otis Redding is totally warranted. Wish I was in DC for this...

Brian said...

Eli blows my mind! Everytime I hear him that jivin' feelin' trickles down my spine and gets my legs a movin'

JON said...

Contact info please, contact info...

Brian said...

Sorry, I thought it provided you w/ that: brianeone(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

I hope you folks enjoyed the show. I've see Eli and the True Loves up here before and they put on a great performance. Check out their 20 Sep 05 broadcast on the Pipeline Podcast from MIT's radio station http://headphones.mit.edu/podcast/pipeline.xml

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Brian said...

The show was amazing; Eli & company had great energy. Thanks for the tickets, TVD.