Giveaway: Two nights of Speedy Ortiz

(illustration: Xaime Hernandez) Speedy Ortiz has been up there on my "favorite bands that are alive while I'm alive" list for years now, and with the release of their newest album Twerp Verse, I am happy to say that I am still very happy that I'm alive while they're alive. I am also very happy that I'm alive while you're alive, because Speedy Ortiz are playing two shows in the Bay Area this weekend. And due to the fact that you are alive (even if you're not happy about it), you can go see Speedy Ortiz live in concert in [...]

Giveaway: Jonathan Richman at the Chapel

First time I saw Jonathan Richman was at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland in 2015. The first thing he did was make sure that he didn't have to stand on stage, because he has never wants to be put on a pedestal. It was packed, but he tried his hardest to make everyone feel safe and included, and I feel like that is his legacy. A musical legend that actually cares about his fans and the people he surrounds himself with. He's also freaking talented, and is a legend because of his music alone. The Modern Lovers was created because of his [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Deorro at August Hall

Erick Orrosquieta, AKA Deorro, is known throughout the EDM world. If that's a world you're a part of, chances are you've heard "Five Hours" at least once in your life. Over the past few years, Deorro continues to make a name for himself with collaborations/remixes with EDM superstars Steve Aoki, Chuckie, Krewella, Diplo, and much more. The gorgeous new Union Square-area venue August Hall is bringing Deorro to the Bay and we have your chance to score a pair of tickets. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Deorro at August Hall, email with "Deorro" [...]

By |June 4, 2018|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway: Aly & AJ at August Hall

Former Disney darlings Aly & AJ are back after nearly 10 years out of the music industry. Around the same time last year, they announced their single "Take Me" which was their lead single from their EP Ten Years. One year later, they're making their way to San Francisco and we have your pair of tickets to check out their show this Sunday. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Aly & AJ at August Hall, email with "Aly & AJ" in the subject line and your full name in the body of the [...]

By |June 1, 2018|Tags: |

Giveaway: Damien Jurado returns to San Francisco

 (photo: Elise Tyler) During his 23-year career, Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has crafted a distinguished catalog of a dozen albums and about 15 EPs. Jurado has earned critical acclaim for his indie-folk music and praise as a storyteller for his songs that emit eloquent literary tales. Whether you are a longtime fan or need an introduction to Jurado’s work, you can enter to win tickets for his show at the Chapel in San Francisco on May 29. His 13th full-length album The Horizon Just Laughed, released via Secretly Canadian, was available for purchase May 4 and will be available to stream [...]

By |May 25, 2018|Tags: |

Giveaway: Hockey Dad at Cafe du Nord

If you’re itching for some rock and roll this weekend, look no further than Cafe du Nord. Hockey Dad will be playing at San Francisco’s Cafe du Nord on Sunday. The Australian duo are just getting started on their North American tour beginning with stops in California. The band released their second album, titled Blend Inn, back in February. The new record mixes post punk and surf rock sounds. Check out a sample below: On Sunday, Hockey Dad will be joined by Philadelphia’s Cold Fronts and Oakland’s Small Crush. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see Hockey [...]

By |May 25, 2018|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Rainer Maria, Fever Ray and more

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random no later than 24 hours before the listed show and notified via email. Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. Friday, May 25 Andy Human and the Reptoids, Michael Beach, Brain Bagz, Preening @ Hemlock Tavern 8:30pm, $8, 21+. Saturday, May 26 [...]

Ticket Giveaway: Colouring at Cafe du Nord

It's "Time" for you to score your tickets to see Colouring, who are making a stop at Cafe du Nord next week. We've got your way in, you just gotta keep reading! London-based electropop band Colouring is led by songwriter/singer/keyboardist Jack Kenworthy, who performs alongside guitarist Sean Reilly, bass player Dom Potts, and drummer Alex Johnson. The band name and musical direction may have changed over the years (they used to be known as Osca), but what remains the same is the band's drive to make something of itself. They've come a long way since the mid-2010s to 2015 when [...]

By |May 17, 2018|Tags: |

Giveaway: Franz Ferdinand at the Fox Theater

Looking for a great reason to take someone out to a show? If you and your date are fans of Franz Ferdinand, you should definitely enter our giveaway! The Scottish indie band best known for their 2004 single "Take Me Out" will be playing at the Fox Theater in Oakland this week. It will be the last show in the US leg of the band's tour before heading back to the United Kingdom. The tour follows the group's release of their fifth album, Always Ascending, which came out earlier this year. Opening the night will be Washington DC post-punk band [...]

Ticket Giveaway: The She’s at Bottom of the Hill

You know when you're in high school and dream of putting together one epic band? Speaking for myself, I know this feeling from being inspired by so many other coming-of-age films where the sole premise is a small garage band aiming to "make it" in the music industry. That's exactly what The She's are all about. The only difference is they actually fulfilled that didn't just dream it, they're living it. The She's are an all-girl band straight out of the Bay Area made possible by Sami Perez (bass), Hannah Valente (vocals), Eva Treadway (guitar), and Sinclair Riley (drums). Together, [...]

By |May 10, 2018|Tags: |
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