Last week's stellar First Date, Action Painters play DC on Wednesday night and TVD's got a pair of tickets to put in your hot little hands.
No, wait--it's even better than that. Allison, the band's keyboardist, emailed us with bigger ideas:
"The show at The Red & The Black on Wednesday 4/22 is the opening night of Action Painters first major tour and we're super excited to have it be in DC. It's also our first show ever in DC, so we're really looking forward to making it rock. We'll make you dance and forget about having to wake up the next day. Tell all your friends and come hang out.
The ticket giveaway winner will receive this extra hot prize package:
1. 2 tickets to the show
2. A copy of our debut record, Chubby Dancer
3. A limited edition pre-release copy of our new EP, Lay That Cable
4. A limited edition screen print tour poster by our bassist and band artist Ray Heekin
5. The band will personally hug and/or make out with 1 of the 2 ticket holders and talk about any 2 of the following topics: food, politics, the TV show 30 Rock, religion, and/or what room of your house you are letting us crash in tonight."
I suggested soliciting head shots for #5 there, but the band's just gonna wing it.
As always, plead your case in the comments to get your mitts on the tickets--AND the band. We'll choose a winner on Wednesday at noon. So, get to it and remember to leave us your email or contact info!
"Action Painters do twinkly heartache with the best of them ("Cold Dead Corner”), and their up-tempo numbers (“Never Say I'm Sorry") are convincingly jagged. It's when they let the excitement of being young and romantic make them dizzy, though, that they excel. Album opener "Absolutely Clear" can't decide whether it wants to be classic rawk or post-punk, so Haslow lets his voice tremble and shake and splits the difference, landing somewhere frenetic and epic and sweet. Buried beneath the artsy fury lies AM radio gold."