5 Acts: June 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Peggy Sue plays "Yo Mama" in DC

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wilco's Solid Sound Festival
and Photo Contest

Wilco has announced the return of their semi-regular photo contest. The first round runs through July 7 and is open to any quality photographs with the theme "Summer + throwing in a little Wilco can't hurt." A group of fifteen finalists will be selected and posted on the Solid Sound website on July 11 for final round democratic voting, July 13-19. Winners will be announced shortly after voting closes. Prizes range from shirts & mugs to weekend Solid Sound Festival passes + hotel. Entry, terms, and other points at www.solidsoundfestival.com.

Friday, June 11, 2010

video premiere:
Red Wire Black Wire - Robots & Roses

ticket / 7" giveaway:
Robbers on High Street / The Bloodsugars
Kaiser Cartel / Jeremy Messersmith
tonight at Velvet Lounge

Tomorrow night at Velvet Lounge - Jeremy Messersmith, Kaiser Cartel, The Bloodsugars, and Robbers On High Street. Doors open at 8 and the show starts at 9. If you'd like to win tickets and/or have a free copy of the new Robbers On High Street 7", email me (5actsblog at gmail dot com) by 2pm tomorrow and use subject line "Electric Eye."

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

ticket giveaway:
Sally Seltmann at Jammin Java

Sally Seltmann is at Jammin Java tommorrow night. Email me (5actsblog at gmail dot com) if you'd like to win a pair of tickets. Contest ends tomorrow at noon.

Sally Seltmann on MySpace

Sally Seltmann on The Hype Machine

ticket giveaway: Slow Six at DC9

Slow Six is at DC9 tomorrow night with Light Pollution and This Will Destroy You. If you'd like a pair of tickets, email me (5actsblog at gmail dot com) with the subject line "Tomorrow Becomes You" by 9:00 tonight for a chance to win.

Slow Six on MySpace

Slow Six on The Hype Machine

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

vinyl giveaway: The Young Sinclairs

The Young Sinclairs will be opening up for The Brian Jonestown Massacre tomorrow night at 9:30 Club, and I have three copies of Songs Of The Young Sinclairs on vinyl. If you're interested in owning one, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and use the subject "Tribe." I'll select winners at random tomorrow at 7pm.

The Young Sinclairs on MySpace

The Young Sinclairs on The Hype Machine

ticket / CD giveaway:
Peggy Sue tonight at DC9

"You like the way your name fits in the corners of her mouth." This is just one example of the exquisite lyrics from Peggy Sue's Fossils And Other Phantoms. If you haven't experienced it yet and would like to try to win a copy, email me (5actsblog at gmail dot com) and use the album title as the subject. Also, the band is in the District right now (visiting the White House instead of swimming at their hotel) and playing at DC9 this evening. If you'd like to go to the show for free, email me with subject "Peggy Sue at DC9." I'll pick a winner for both contests by 4:00 today.

Peggy Sue on MySpace

Peggy Sue on The Hype Machine

Monday, June 07, 2010

remix contest: Stars

The Five Ghosts from Stars is out everywhere June 22 and the band is giving fans an opportunity to remix the latest single, "We Don't Want Your Body." Use the link below to download the stems and upload your remix for a chance to win an assortment of prizes.


ticket giveaway:
MillionYoung at DC9 tonight

I adore everything Arcade Sound Ltd puts out and MillionYoung is just one example of many artists I've discovered over the past year from this Knoxville-based label. The one-man act comes to DC9 this evening with Burnt Ones opening up the show. Doors open at 8:30 and the music starts at 9:00. If you'd like a pair of tickets to see this one, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with "Cynthia" as the subject. Contest ends at 4pm ET.

ticket giveaway: The Morning Benders
and Broken Bells tonight at 9:30 Club

Wanna see Broken Bells and The Morning Benders tonight at 9:30 Club? The show is SOLD OUT, but I have a pair of tickets for one lucky person. Email me by 3pm ET today with the subject line "Big Echo" if you'd like a chance at winning.

Friday, June 04, 2010

CD giveaway: The Mercury Program
& Fing Fang Foom at Black Cat

The Mercury Program and Fing Fang Foom are playing at Black Cat on Sunday night and I've got copies of their CDs to give away. If you haven't picked these up already and would like a shot at winning a copy, please e-mail me and use the band's name for the subject line. I'll pick winners by 1pm ET on Monday.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

CD giveaway:
Morningbell at Glaxay Hut on Monday

Morningbell is touring for the first time to support last year's critically acclaimed Sincerely, Severely and they'll be in the area on Monday night at Galaxy Hut in Arlington. To celebrate, I'm giving away autographed copies of the CD. If you'd like a shot at winning one, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "$100 Light Show!" Contest ends on Monday at 2pm ET.

Morningbell on MySpace

Morningbell on The Hype Machine

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

ticket giveaway:
Savoir Adore at Rock & Roll Hotel

Brooklyn is always pumping out great musical talent and Savoir Adore is one more fine example. Saturday night they're here in DC at Rock & Roll Hotel with locals Middle Distance Runner and Exit Clov. If you'd like to go to the show for free, email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com and use "Bodies" as the subject. Contest ends on Friday at 2pm ET.

Savoir Adore on MySpace

Savoir Adore on The Hype Machine

ticket giveaway:
The Futureheads at Black Cat

The Futureheads are at Black Cat on Friday night with openers The Like and The Static Jacks. Their new CD just came out this week on Dovecote Records and this is the first time they've been here in the States in four years. Want a pair of tickets for the DC show? Email me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject "Chaos." Contest ends on Friday at 12pm ET.

The Futureheads on MySpace

The Futureheads on The Hype Machine

show reminder & CD giveaway:
The Mynabirds tonight at Black Cat

Laura Burhenn finally returns to DC tonight with her new project The Mynabirds. It's a Black Cat event with doors opening at 9pm and Black Telephone kicking off the show. If you haven't gotten yourself a copy of What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The Flood, what's wrong with you? If you'd like to try to win a copy, e-mail me at 5actsblog at gmail dot com with the subject line "Numbers Don't Lie." The contest ends today at 5pm ET. Good luck!

The Mynabirds on MySpace

The Mynabirds on The Hype Machine