Monday, May 18, 2009

A TVD Ticket Giveaway! | Bio Ritmo, Friday (5/22) at The Rock and Roll Hotel

Who says our tastes here at TVD aren’t diverse? (OK—we often do but not this time!)

TVD’s got TWO pairs of tickets to see world-renowned indy salsa band, Bio Ritmo at the Rock and Roll Hotel this Friday night (5/22.) Bio Ritmo combines “classica salsa” that sprung from Puerto Rico and New York during the 60's and 70's with an 80’s punk sensibility that attracts music fans of all stripes.

Adding to the evening’s palette is Som Record’s own DJ Neville C spinning samba, funk, tropicalia, bossa, forro, and more between sets. Neville brings out only original vinyl pressings (many of which he brought back personally from Brazil) and he's got LOTS of new ones this month.

How do you win one of these pair of tickets for what’s shaping up to be a stellar Friday night, you’re asking? Simply grab our attention in the comments section to this post and you too can be cutting a rug with Bio Ritmo and DJ Neville C. Remember to leave us some contact info and we’ll choose two winners on Friday morning (5/22.)

Bio Ritmo - Seguiras Criticando (Mp3)
Bio Ritmo - Atrevete (Mp3)
Bio Ritmo - Lisandra (Mp3)

The TVD Telethon | Writers. We need 'em. | Day #1

...and frankly, it’s a good spot to be in.

Close to two years ago now, I woke up on a Sunday morning beset with the faint traces of a hangover and began tinkering with Blogger. That very morning, pajama-clad, and well before a shower—TVD was born.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the some of successes that were in store for this blog that was literally conceived on a whim. For example, being named in the top five on the list of the Ten Best Mp3 Blogs Ever. (No joke—last summer by Toss in being chosen as the ‘blog of record’ for Record Store Day this past year. The promotions we’ve been involved in. TWO Washington, DC Record Fairs. The contests and giveaways we’ve run. The bands and artists who’ve become friends. Counting the many of you who stop by each day as a community of like-minded souls and the kinship that’s developed over time.

But the fact is, SO many opportunities have come our way that tending to the back of the store has left little time to man the front of the store which, let’s face it, this little endeavor is built upon.

So, breaking from tradition where one individual puts pen and pixel to a blog, we’re casting about this week for additional voices to join the TVD family. Writers with a particular perspective, varying points of view from our own, malcontents, misanthropes, and sirens are all encouraged to join the blog with its preexisting global readership zeroing in on 40K per month.

Write a few times a week. Once a week. Every day. Pen a column of your own definition. Show reviews. Artist interviews, you name it. And you don’t even need to be in Washington, DC to contribute.

See, there are so many opportunities that exist that we literally can’t say yes to everything.

So, how about it? Pick up that phone...and make the call.

We’re TVD. And we need you.

Spoon - The Book I Write (Mp3)
The Beatles - Paperback Writer (Mp3)
Harvey Danger - Happiness Writes White (Mp3)
Hello Saferide - If I Don't Write This Song Someone I Love Will Die (Mp3)
Obits - Put It In Writing (Mp3)