The Treasure Island Music Festival is fast approaching, and an awesome event like this isn’t free! Lucky for you, we’re giving away tickets!

One lucky person will win TWO two-day festival passes, simply by e-mailing with the subject line “Treasure Island Contest” and telling us which one band you simply must see at the festival and why. Contest ends Monday, September 15th at Noon. We’ll draw one winner at random and notify them via e-mail.

One of the best things about the TI fest is the fact that it features a bunch of great local bands alongside some of the world’s best. The festival organizers recently posted the full schedule and set times, and here’s an mp3-stocked guide to some of the Bay Area bands to check out at the festival:

Saturday, September 20th:

Tunnel Stage, 2:35pm-3:00pm

[audio:] Loquat – “Take It Back”

[audio:] Loquat – “Swingset Chain”

Mike Relm
Bridge Stage, 12:50pm-1:20pm

[audio:] Mike Relm – “Hot to Trot (feat. Alfredo Ortiz)”

[audio:] Mike Relm – “Everytime (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien and Adrian Hartley)”

The Frail
Tunnel Stage, 12:30pm-12:50pm

[audio:] The Frail – “Count On This”

[audio:] The Frail – “The Lights (Toxic Avenger Remix)”

Sunday, September 21st

The Dodos
Tunnel Stage, 5:15pm-5:50pm

Featured in Episode 53 of our podcast

[audio:] The Dodos – “Paint the Rust” (Live at the Independent, 6/19/08)

[audio:] The Dodos – “Men” (Live at the Independent, 6/19/08)

The Morning Benders
Tunnel Stage, 2:35pm-3:00pm

Featured in Episode 76 of our podcast

[audio:] The Morning Benders – “I Was Wrong”

[audio:] The Morning Benders – “Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love” (Ronettes cover)

Port O’Brien
Tunnel Stage, 1:25pm-1:50pm

Featured in Episode 97 of our podcast

[audio:] Port O’Brien – “Fisherman’s Son”

[audio:] Port O’Brien – “My Eyes Won’t Shut”

John Vanderslice
Bridge Stage, 12:50pm-1:25pm

Featured in Episode 100 of our podcast

[audio:] John Vanderslice – “White Dove”

[audio:] John Vanderslice – “Exodus Damage”

Or, The Whale
Tunnel Stage, 12:30pm-12:50pm

Featured in Episode 64 of our podcast

[audio:] Or, the Whale – “Shasta (Live on Rainydawg)”

[audio:] “Or, the Whale – Isn’t She Awful”