5 Acts: October 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Diamond Rings

Former Ghosts

Evan Voytas

Porcelain Raft

Esben & The Witch

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Forest City Lovers

Effi Briest

Tender Trap

Snow And Voices

Boy & Bear

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Florence + The Machine to play SNL

Well, better later than never for America to catch on... Florence + The Machine will be the musical guest on SNL November 20. Below is video for "Heavy In Your Arms."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween: These United States at IOTA

Don't have Halloween plans yet for Saturday night? Check out These United States at IOTA in Arlington with Adam Arcuragi and Thrift Store Cowboys. Doors open at 9pm.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Contest: Make A Video for APTBS

Want to make an official video fro A Place To Bury Strangers? You have until November 1 to submit an entry for their song "Deadbeat." The winner will also receive free tickets to any of their upcoming shows and an autographed box set. The official YouTube page for this contest is listed below.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

ticket / CD giveaway:
Elizabeth & The Catapult /
Jukebox The Ghost at Black Cat

Wanna see Elizabeth & The Catapult and Jukebox The Ghost with a friend on Saturday night for free? E-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "Schizophrenia." Wanna win a CD from either or the band? E-mail me and use the band's name for the subject. I'll pick winners at random by noon tomorrow (10/15/2010).

mp3: Elizabeth & The Catapult - "You & Me"

Thursday, October 07, 2010

show reminder tonight:
Wovenhand / Serena-Maneesh at DC9

Doors open for this show tonight at DC9 at 8:30 and tickets are $14. Wovenhand plays at 9:00 and Serena-Maneesh at 10:30. 18+

ticket giveaway Rock & Roll Hotel tonight:
Semi Precious Weapons

Want a pair of tickets to see Semi Precious Weapons at Rock & Roll Hotel in DC tonight? E-mail me today by 4:00 pm ET with the subject "We Love You" - 5actsblog at gmail dot com. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

CD giveaway: Pete Yorn

If you're upset about not getting tickets for the Pete Yorn SOLD OUT show this evening at Black Cat, I'd like to make you feel a little better by giving away his latest CD. I've got a few copies, so send me an e-mail with the subject "PY" to 5actsblog at gmail dot com before 8pm ET tomorrow (10/07/2010). Good luck!

signed 7-inch & ticket giveaway:
The Octopus Project / Starfucker at DC9

Tickets are going fast for tonight's show at DC9 with Starfucker and The Octopus Project, but I got a pair I'd like to give away along with a signed Starfucker 7-inch. E-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "Julius" by 6:00 for a chance to win. Doors open at 8:30, The Octopus Project plays at 9:00 and Starfucker at 10:00.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

CD giveaway / show reminder tonight:
Glasser / Gayngs at Black Cat

Wanna try to win a copy of the excellent new Gayngs CD? E-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "The Gaudy Side Of Town" by midnight. They'll be here in DC this evening at Black Cat with another fine act, Glasser. It's a mainstage show and doors open at 8pm.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

record giveaway / show reminder tonight:
Foals at Black Cat

I love this band more than I can express with words. So happy they're back in DC tonight at Black Cat with Girl In A Coma as openers. I have to admit - the new album was more a grower for me. I couldn't get into it at first because it was such a departure from the band's first record, which I loved dearly. However, with a few listens, I was hooked and realized how great it was. It truly shows growth and maturity for this band. If you'd like to win a copy of it, email me by 8:00 pm ET on Tuesday (10/05/2010) with the subject "Total Life Forever" at 5actsblog at gmail dot com.

Foals on MySpace

Foals on The Hype Machine

Friday, October 01, 2010

tonight at DC9: Casiokids

Liberation Dance Party presents Casiokids this evening at DC9. Doors open at 9:00 and the show starts around 11:00. Tickets $8.

CD giveaway / Black Cat reminder:
Margot & The Nuclear So And So's

Margot & The Nuclear So And So's are back in DC tonight at Black Cat with openers Cameron McGill & What Army and The Lonely Forest. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $13. If you'd like a shot at winning their latest CD, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com by Sunday (10/03/2010) at noon with the subject "Buzzard."