I'm very proud to give you this exclusive track from Bridges And Powerlines. "You Were The First Thing" is the first download from the album they just finished recording. Also, check out their upcoming tour dates below, which include a show at The Red & The Black here in DC in one week and a couple dates at SXSW.
03/03 - Philadelphia, PA - The M Room 03/04 - New Brunswick, NJ - UMDMJ (Urban Arts Festival) 03/05 - Washington, DC - The Red & The Black 03/06 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone 03/07 - Baltimore, MD - Joe Squared 03/12 - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Bard College 03/18 - Austin, TX - Creekside Lounge (SXSW) 03/20 - Austin, TX - Shakespeare’s Pub (SXSW) 03/22 - Greensboro, NC - TBA 03/23 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave
ticket/poster giveaway: Daedelus + Nosaj Thing + Jogger at Bourbon Street in Baltimore
Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, and Jogger (also know as The Magical Properties Tour) will be at Bourbon Street in Baltimore tomorrow night (02/23). If you'd like a chance at getting a free pair of tickets and a special edition tour poster, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and let me know why you deserve to win. I'll pick two winners tomorrow by 12:00 pm ET.
More dates: 02/24 - Xscape Lounge - Richmond, VA 02/25 - Club R2 - Charlottesville, VA 02/26 - Club 828 - Asheville, NC 02/27 - New Earth Music Hall - Athens, GA
After being cooped up for a week because of the snow and multiple show cancellations, we're finally getting back into the swing of it tonight with Phantogram at DC9. I love love love this duo (Sara Barthel and Josh Carter) and included Eyelid Movies on my favorite albums for 2009. When I got the full-length last year it was an import, but thankfully it's now available domestically (through Barsuk on CD and Ghostly International on vinyl).
Doors for the show this evening open at 8:30 and tickets are just $8. Opening up is Junk Culture and Sesshin No-Fi. Should be a lot of fun!
Finally we get some new music from Sebastian Krueger, who goes by the moniker Inlets. Inter Arbiter is out from Two Syllable on April 20 and I've got a pair of tickets to his show here at DC9 on Tuesday night (02/09/2010). If you'd like to win, please e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "Bright Orange Air." Contest ends on Monday (02/07/2010) at 9:00 am ET.
With less than one week to go until the release of Heligoland, Massive Attack's fifth studio album, I'm giving away two copies of it. For your shot at winning this one on compact disc, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and use "Pray For Rain" as the subject line. Contest ends on Monday (02/08/2010) at 5:00 pm ET. Good luck!