Friday, November 28, 2008

A TVD Ticket Giveaway | Rosie Thomas' Very Rosie Christmas! | Monday (12/1) at Jammin Java

Not feeling the holiday spirit just yet? TVD's got a cure (and tickets!) to snap you right into the season! Indie popster Rosie Thomas brings her brand of seasonal mirth to Jammin Java this Monday night (12/1) to herald the holiday happiness and to celebrate the release of her new Christmas-themed CD 'A Very Rosie Christmas'!

Per Rosie's website, "'A Very Rosie Christmas' is Rosie's Christmas Wish to you! Chock full of eggnog and grand spirits, Rosie, alongside her husband Jeff Shoop and longtime producer Josh Myers, called upon friends (Damien Jurado), family (Rosie’s brother Brian Thomas, affectionately known to his friends as BT) and alter egos (the simply hilarious Sheila Saputo) to capture all the warmth and exuberance of the holiday season for everyone to share.

You’ll find all their holiday favorites such as "Christmastime Is Here", "O Come Emmanuel", and "Winter Wonderland", cozy up next to the playful original "Why Can’t It Be Christmastime All Year?" and the Prairie Home Companion style radio sketch “Sheila’s Christmas Miracle”. So light the fire and mosey over to cuddle in front of the tree and experience 'A Very Rosie Christmas' and we hope it will give you that special Christmas glow throughout the holiday season!"

TVD's got a pair of tickets for this Monday's show, a copy of the new 'A Very Rosie Christmas,' AND Rosie's last record 'These Friends of Mine' (recorded with Sufjan Stevens and Denison Witmer) to bestow upon one Christmas-y commenter! Make it festive and holiday themed in the spirit o' the season and we'll choose one winner by noon on Monday for the stocking filled with stuff. Remember to leave us some contact info too. "Santa @ North Pole" just won't cut it...

Rosie Thomas - Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year? (Mp3)

A TVD-Som Records Ticket Giveaway | Peasant | Saturday (11/29) at the Velvet Lounge

Som Records and TVD have conspired to shake you from your post-Thanksgiving tryptofanatical malaise with a contest sure to get you off of your couch Saturday night.

Som and TVD welcome Peasant to the Velvet Lounge for the third date on his 3-week journey across the Northeast which heralds the release of his debut “On The Ground” which arrives with some help from Team Love (yes, Conor Oberst’s label). He's played shows with Delta Spirit, Takka Takka, Bodies Of Water and most recently at the Brooklyn Vegan CMJ party (The Muslims, Friendly Fires, Crystal Antlers, Sebastian Grainger, Japanese Motors).

Peasant has been the recipient of 6 posts on Brooklyn Vegan within 2 months, a feature in Magnet Magazine, a Food Network video feature, a video feature, and a featured slot at WXPN's World Cafe Live, not to mention he also just finished up a session at Daytrotter and is on his way over to Cincinnati shortly for a WOXY session and a LaundroMatinee (My Old Kentucky Blog) Session. In addition, he was recently featured on the season premier of Fox's "Bones" television show.

“DeRose’s vocals float above acoustic guitar melodies, evoking the lyrical eloquence and delicate arrangements of Rogue Wave and the late Elliott Smith.” - Magnet Magazine

“It's a good feeling to come across an artist you instantly like, sort of by accident. That happened to me with Peasant a few weeks ago when I randomly selected his CD 'On The Ground'…” - Brooklyn Vegan

"...we actually enjoy this album more than most of the stuff we've heard by [Elliot] Smith. Every one of the thirteen tracks is lovely, melodic, catchy, and deeply felt." - Phillyist

But enough of the glowing quotes you're saying, TVD whatcha' got in this Ticket Giveaway? Well, in addition to a pair of tickets, the one winner will receive an autographed CD. (Wha, need more?) Neal's kicked in $30.00 of store credit over at Som Records to make this deal really special.

Let's hear from you in the comments and the whole post-turkey shebang is yours! We'll accept your well-phrased pleas for tickets until Friday (11/28) and kindly remember to leave us some contact info.

Peasant - The Wind (mp3)