Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's a TVD 36-Hour Ticket Giveaway! | Wheat at DC9, Thursday, 6/25

I’d tell you how much I listened to “Don’t I Hold You” over and over again a while back but that’d defeat the purpose in announcing that Wheat is back with a new record “White Ink/Black Ink” and in advance of its July 21st release, the boys play DC9 this Thursday night AND as the title to the post says: we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away!

As is the rule oh so often here, the most effervescent commenter to this post (who leaves contact info – important!) gets the pair of tickets and a dose of good karma for playing along. Make ‘em good – we’re pulling the winner Thursday morning.

Wheat - El Sincero (Mp3)

TVD | Covered

So continues our cover theme week. I think that the natural, but misguided, instinct when covering a great song is to try and be faithful to the original. But even bar bands can do faithful covers. So today's post is a nod to originality, even in mimicry. Some of these covers merely employ different melody or instrumentation, while others are not even identifiable with the original song. But they're all different. Again, feel free to post your favorite covers in the comments!

Red House Painters - Silly Love Songs (Wings cover)
Uncle Tupelo - I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy and the Stooges cover)
Lucero - Kiss the Bottle (Jawbreaker cover)
Herbie Hancock - All Apologies (Nirvana cover)
Mark Kozelek - Rock and Roll Singer (AC/DC cover)

It's a TVD 3-Way Giveaway | Mittenfields, We Were Pirates, Vox Pop at The Black Cat, Tuesday, 6/23

We've been promoting this show all this week and it seems only fitting that we give you guys a chance to see it, right?

TVD's got a pair of tickets for Tuesday night's Black Cat, back stage 3-fer and a copy of We Were Pirates’ debut release “Cutting Ties” for one lucky commenter who stands heads and shoulders above the rest.

Make 'em good — we'll choose our winner Tuesday morning...