To celebrate the first full year of show listings here on ShowlistDC.com, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the Drive-By Truckers and Booker T at the 9:30 Club on 31 December. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite album released in 2011, and I’ll pick a winner at random on Thursday, 29 December at 6 PM Eastern. Be sure to use a valid email address when you enter, so I can contact you if you win (and don’t worry: your email address won’t be posted publicly when you comment on this entry).
A little bit about the show: the Drive-By Truckers are a Southern rock band with a 15-year history (and an even longer pedigree: co-founder/songwriter Patterson Hood is the son of Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section bassist David Hood). They’re known for their excellent songwriting and booming three-guitar sound. They released their 9th studio album, Go-Go Boots, earlier this year, and they’re capping off a three-night stand at the 9:30 Club with this special New Years Eve show, where they’ll be performing with Booker T. Booker T is a longtime Memphis soul performer, whose band Booker T & the M.G.’s served as the Stax Records house band as well as scoring its own hits. Also performing will be the Alabama Shakes. This should be an awesome show with both old and new Southern bands– and there’s even a champagne toast at midnight.
If you’re still not convinced, here are some tunes you can listen to: the Drive-By Truckers’ “Working This Job“, the new Booker T song “Representing Memphis” (with Matt Berninger of The National and Sharon Jones), and the classic Booker T & the M.G.’s tune “Green Onions“. And there’s also this great article published last year in the Village Voice about the Truckers. But just trust us, this is going to be a fun night!
So leave a comment below telling me your favorite album released this year, and I’ll select a winner at random (via random.org) at 6 PM Eastern on Thursday, 29 December for this pair of tickets. I’ll contact you via email if you win, so be sure to use an email address you check regularly! (and again: it won’t be posted publicly when you comment below.)
And if you just can’t wait until then, note that tickets are available via ticketfly.com for $55 plus a $8.80 service fee and a $4 order processing fee, for a total of $67.80. Tickets can also be purchased at the 9:30 Club box office for a total of $56 (the club charges a $1 fee, even when purchasing with cash at the box office), any time the box office is open (12-7 PM M-F OR on show nights: 12-11 PM M-F, 6-11 PM Sat, and 6-10:30 PM Sunday).
Contest is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, Debbie!
the new beirut album!
Chris Isaak – Beyond The Sun
Dang. Can’t go to the NYE event cuz I’ll still be in NC for the holidays.
Nonetheless, favorite album of 2011: M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
Mike Doughty’s Yes and Also Yes
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake – The most though out objective view of war and love of country
PJ Harvey’s LET ENGLAND SHAKE
Old 97′s Grand Theatre Vol. 2
Florence + the Machine – Ceremonials
“w h o k i l l” by Tune-Yards
Well, considering it IS a contest for DBT, and if I win it will be my 83rd DBT show (9th at the 9:30 Club) I gotta go with “Go Go Boots”.
best album of the year was whokill by TuNeYaRdS
Favorite album is Young the Giant, by Young the Giant.
The Roots – Undun
Trombone Shorty – For True
Tristan “Charlatans at the Gate” is by far my favorite album of the year. Popy, but just edgy enough. And one song has the line “Show me how you mamma and your daddy made ya!”. Who cant love that?
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks!
Ryan Adams, Ashes and Fire
I have 2..
David Lowery, The Palace Guards
Lou Reed\Metallica, Lulu (don’t hate! It’s great!)
My favorite was My Morning Jacket Circuital
Congratulations! You’re the winner of the contest. Check your email for more information! :-)
I’m gonna go with Amos Lee, Mission Bell. Tomorrow, maybe something different.
Adele – 21
Drive-By Truckers aside, I think the second best record of the year would have to go to Alice Cooper: Welcome 2 My Nightmare.
Booker T Jones- The Road From Memphis
Wasting light-Foo Fighters!
Skipping DBT because it’s too obvious, I’ll go with Murder the Mountains by Red Fang because it’s one of the most fun hard rock records I’ve heard in years!
Come ON 6pm! Missing the show tonight due to work, but I’m already at the 9:30 Club in spirit. 3rd favorite record of the year was Jason Isbell’s :Here We Rest.
Go-go Boots, I liked it initially, but it got even better with time- It’s one of DBT’s best!
The Roots- Undun
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