Thursday, February 25, 2010

TVD Ticket Giveaway | Drink Up Buttercup, Tuesday (3/2) at DC9

A little while back I wrote about the odd, frequent occurrence that happens to me when I'm juuuuust getting into a band—and they’ve come and gone, just having played DC. It’s happened too frequently to be believed, unfortunately.

But not so this time as I’m quickly warming up to Philly’s Drink Up Buttercup—and they’re here next week. And we’ve got a pair of tickets for one of you to snatch up.

But seeing how the fates have been unkind to me in the past, we’re going to go easy on you. The loudest voice in the comments to this post who makes their case to attend the show gets the tickets. No puzzles to solve, thesis to write, or pranks to perform.

Just get at us—with contact info!—before noon on Monday (3/1) and we’ll hook up the most eager among you. It’s that simple. Fates be damned.

Drink Up Buttercup - Young Ladies (Mp3)

WTVD | Freeform Programming with Jon Sidel

I’m feeling a little bit Yoko Ono today.

If you’ve followed her career or even her Twitter postings, there’s an odd ability for some forest through the trees-type thinking, albeit typically couched is some New Age-isms. Minus the latter portion there, I’m thinking I’m on to something by just being able to toss it out on here and have it coincidently make it’s existence known.

Now, I don’t know Jon Sidel personally although we’ve exchanged a bunch of emails this week and last. We’re both products of the New York City area and its sensibilities, not the least of which is radio and its intonations as we were growing up.

Me? I started a blog about vinyl and record stores. Sidel’s got a radio show.

And it’s just the type of show I was pining for earlier this week. To my ears, his taste is music is impeccable and the show is immediate and personal just like the radio of our East Coast-loving roots.

Jon’s show can be heard on KCRW internet radio and I’m happy to announce that each week, TVD will be making a podcast of his show available right here for your office cube or Bat Cave.

So, to get you up to speed, we’ve got two previous shows posted below and Jon’ll be back tomorrow with his newest one.

Now, let’s see...what else can I make happen here by merely posting it?

The Idelic Hour [2/9/2010] (Mp3, 86Mg)
The Idelic Hour [2/15/2010] (Mp3, 86Mg)

TVD's Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways - Week 3 | Sub Pop Week, Day 4

Our Ten Weeks of Record Store Day Vinyl Giveaways, The Subpop Week marches on with the new '2' from Retribution Gospel Choir.

Retribution Gospel Choir is a rock trio founded in 2007. The group features Alan Sparhawk on guitar and vocals, Steve Garrington on bass and Eric Pollard on drums and vocals. Alan also fronts the band Low with his wife, Mimi Parker, and Steve also plays bass in Low. 2 is Retribution Gospel Choir’s 2nd full-length and Sub Pop debut! Eric Swanson recorded these performances at Sacred Heart Studio in Duluth, Minnesota, and Matt Beckley mixed the recordings at Faux Rock in Sherman Oaks, California.

The rules can't be any simpler for our Sub Pop LP Giveaways this week: each day this week we'll be launching a new Sub Pop RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway and all you need to do to enter to win is to leave a comment in the comments section to that week's giveaway letting us know why you deserve to win that week's LP.

Be creative, funny, incisive—whatever it takes to grab our attention to deem you the winner. Most important however is to leave us a contact email address! You can be brilliant as hell, but if we can't track ya' down, you're out of the running.

All winners will all be notified
on Monday (3/1) upon the launch of the next RSD2010 Vinyl Giveaway!