Thursday, October 2, 2008

TVD Ticket Giveaway | Glasvegas | Friday (10/3) at The Rock & Roll Hotel

If the advance buzz is to be believed:

"So believe it: this is the real thing, no-one's crying wolf, not even Alan McGee. There's not enough hype in the world for Glasvegas. They are an important, amazing, real band that won't let you down. Not because they play real instruments and sing real songs about real people (they'd be just as genuine if they wrote noise collages about interstellar seahorses on MacBooks); they're real because they put their entire hearts and souls and brains into it. And that is rock'n'roll." –NME | "The best Scottish band since Franz Ferdinand sets its sight on America." – | "If Glasvegas are the most important British breakthrough band of this year, just as MGMT are the most important from America – and the only doubt about that is whether we're talking merely this year, or years – then traditional values of rock'n'roll cool have little to do with it." –The Independent

...The Hotel is the place to be Friday night–and TVD's got a pair of tickets to put you front and center at the 5th stop of their first 6-date tour of the US for the band currently sitting atop the UK album charts. Get our attention in the comments section and we'll choose a winner for the pair Friday at noon.

Official Website | Official MySpace

Glasvegas - It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry (Mp3)
Glasvegas - Geraldine (Home Tapes Demo) (Mp3)
Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone (Mp3)
Glasvegas - The Prettiest Thing On Saltcoat's Beach (Mp3)


Anonymous said...

I've been reading about these guys in NME for the last 2 years and love what I've heard on their MySpace page! I'm a big fan of the Ronettes and Phil Spector (his production skills, not the crazy man himself) and this definitely bears the stamp of that 60's girl group sound, but with a modern rock edge to it. I'd love to catch them at the RNR Hotel on their first US tour! Hopefully the band can get their visa issues resolved by then (they've already canceled the first date...).

hpmehta at gmail dot com

Hallway Of Memories said...

Is that Joe Strummer???

Sure as hell looks like him......scary

JON said...

Funny...thought the same thing...

And hey, Hallway - I dig your blog. Methinks we're the exact same age...

JON said...

I understand that openly admitting to liking Oasis is inviting confrontation, but you know what? Being an Oasis fan is never having to say I'm sorry. And I'm not. Leave saying sorry to the Coldplay imitators as their era of bedwetter music is over. It's only Glasvegas and Oasis for competition in this country. If you are in a band and are not artistically competing with the creative rock'n'roll genius of Oasis or Glasvegas, it's time to just stop and get off the treadmill. This is how rock'n'roll should be done in the United Kingdom today.
-Alan McGee

Jersey Girl said...

See videos here, including a couple from Glasvegas: