ticket giveaway: Casper Bangs at Rock & Roll Hotel
Local artist Casper Bangs is performing in between fellow DC acts Ugly Purple Sweater and Army Of Me at Rock & Roll Hotel on Friday night (12/18). If you'd like to win a pair of tickets for this one, e-mail me with "I Woke Up" as the subject. I'll pick a winner randomly tomorrow (12/17) at 5:00 pm ET.
Lissy Trullie is playing DC9 next week on Wednesday night (12/16) at DC9. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to this one, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with "Self-Taught Learner" as the subject. Contest ends on Monday (12/14) at 9:00 am ET.
Please don't miss two great bands tonight at one great venue. IOTA hosts Fanfarlo, one of my favorite acts from CMJ, and openers Freelance Whales, who just recently signed to Frenchkiss/Mom+Pop Records. Doors open at 9:00 and tickets are just $12.
ticket giveaway for Rock & Roll Hotel: The Phenomenal Handclap Band
I cannot praise enough the live set from The Phenomenal Handclap Band. Their record release show at Santos Party House in NYC was one of my favorite shows of the year. Now I'm giving you the chance to see them here in DC for free. E-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "15 To 20" for your chance to catch their show on Saturday night (12/12) at Rock & Roll Hotel. Contest ends tomorrow (12/11) at 5:00 pm ET.
Mean Creek recently received the "Best New Band" award at the Boston Music Awards. I think you should stop by Black Cat tomorrow night (12/10) and congratulate them. Better yet, you wanna attend the show and take a buddy for free? E-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with "The Sky (Or The Underground)" as the subject. It's a mainstage show with The Features and The Whigs also playing. Doors open at 8:00. I'll select a winner for the contest at random by tomorrow (12/10) at 2:00 pm ET.
Tour Dates: 12/10 - Black Cat - Washington, DC 12/11 - The Fillmore - New York, NY 12/12 - North Star - Philadelphia, PA 12/13 - Dante's - Frostburg, MD 12/14 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC 12/15 - Pour House - Charleston, SC 12/18 - Middle East - Boston, MA 12/31 - Great Scott - Allston, MA
more dates in the States: We Were Promised Jetpacks
Yippie! We Were Promised Jetpacks will be coming back to the U.S. in February...
02/11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 02/12 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church 02/13 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 02/14 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East 02/17 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall 02/19 - Nashville, TN - The End 02/23 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room 02/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour 02/27 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's 03/03 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir 03/05 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge 03/06 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive
ticket giveaway: A Sunny Day In Glasgow at The Red & The Black
On Thursday night (12/10) The Red & The Black welcomes A Sunny Day In Glasgow back to DC with open arms. If you'd like to attend this show with a friend, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "Ashes Grammar." Contest ends on Wednesday (12/09) at 5:00 pm ET. Good luck!
Tour Dates: 12/06 - Savannah, GA - Sentient Bean 12/07 - Asheville, NC - Bobo Gallery 12/08 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave 12/09 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar 12/10 - Washington, DC - The Red & the Black 12/11 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery 12/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall 12/13 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge 12/14 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House (ASDIG DJ Set) 12/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
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