Ticket giveaway: the xx and Grizzly Bear at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sunday 16 June 2013

The xx and Grizzly Bear are coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, 16 June, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of lawn seats– before they go on sale to the public! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which song (by either of those two bands) you most want to hear at the concert, and I’ll pick the winners at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 14 February at midnight 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 and won’t be added to any sort of mailing list). If you’re a hotmail user, please add showlistdc@gmail.com to your address book or no-spam list, as other hotmail users have had problems with emails from us not getting through. Also note that we ask winners to respond within 24 hours, or else we have to pick another winner, so make sure to check your email regularly! Tickets go on sale on Friday, 15 February at 10 AM, so we’ll be sure to let the winner know before then!

The xx is an English indie-pop band that formed in 2005 but didn’t release its first album until 2009 (the self-titled xx). They followed that up last year with the excellent Coexist, and over the past few years, they’ve played at a bunch of festivals (and their music has been on a ton of TV shows), so it’ll be awesome to have them headline a big space like MPP! If you’ve already heard a lot of the xx’s music, you might be interested in Jamie xx (aka Jamie Smith)’s remix of the group’s song “Sunset”, which we’ve linked to below.

Brooklyn indie-rock band Grizzly Bear formed over a decade ago and has released a number of great albums; 2006′s Yellow House is what first put them on the map, thanks in no small part to a Best New Music note from Pitchfork, but its two subsequent albums– 2009′s Veckatimest and 2012′s Shields– each received that “Best New Music” nod as well. They’ve got a new video out for their song “Gun-Shy” which we’ve linked to below, so have a listen!

Hey, if you’re new to ShowlistDC and wondering what this site is all about, check out our extensive calendar of upcoming events in the greater DC area (including Northern VA and Baltimore) and our concert recommendations. You can also follow us on twitter @showlistdc or like us on Facebook! While you’re checking all that out, listen to the two songs below and let us know which song from these bands’ catalogues you’d most like to hear live!

If you come across this post after the contest has closed, or if you’re not the lucky winner, then you can pick up tickets for $30-40, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com after 10 AM on Friday, 15 February.

The contest hsa closed and the winner has been notified!

407 thoughts on “Ticket giveaway: the xx and Grizzly Bear at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sunday 16 June 2013

  1. I’d love to hear Reunion/Sunset by the XX. The segue from one song into the next is sublime.

    I would also love to hear Gun-Shy by Grizzly Bear, the latest and perhaps best single from Shields.

  2. I would love to hear “On a Neck, On a Spit” by Grizzly Bear!!! Best song off of Yellow House:)

  3. I’d love to hear an epic and extended version of “Sun In Your Eyes,” my favorite song on “Shields!”

  4. I love all of your songs, but if I can only pick one then it will have to be Foreground. I used to play that song for my students while teaching art classes and it had a very calming effect…thank you!

  5. Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others
    The xx – Angels

    Two Weeks is nice, too, but it doesn’t give chills as much as WYWFTO does.

  6. Heart Skipped a Beat – The XX. This song pounds on so many bittersweet memories for me, it would be incredible to see it live.

  7. I know you’ll play “Yet Again,” which I’m really looking forward to, but I really want to hear The Knife!

  8. If you both can’t play your whole discography, I’ll settle for hearing On a neck, on a spit from grizz and Sunset by the xx. Also all of you doing a cover of My boo would be groovy.

  9. I would love to see Grizzly Bear play “Lullabye” at MPP. “Yellow House” was one of the most surprising albums I’ve ever heard, and hearing it made me confident I had encountered a band I could cherish for the rest of my life.

  10. I want to hear 2 Weeks – Grizzly Bear and The XX’s Intro!!!
    por favor
    s’il vous plaît


  11. Would LOVE to hear everything but if I have to choose…:
    Sun in your eyes-Grizzly Bear
    Crystalised- The XX

  12. “On a Neck, On a Spit” from Yellow House.. actually you guys should just play all of Yellow House

  13. Shift, the first Grizzly Bear song I ever heard and the first song to change the way I listen to music.

  14. A cover of the song This Year by The Mountan Goats preformed by Grizzly Bear, because I’d be really interested to see what they do with the material.

  15. knife probably or southern point. don’t ask would be cool to hear too now that i think about it

  16. Flip the script with no one does it like you but I love them all especially the new stuff- yet again!

  17. I would love to hear Knife by Grizzly Bear. Every time I hear that song I can’t help but sing along, no matter where I am.

  18. I would love to hear Plans and Disappearing Act from Grizzly Bear and Fantasy from The XX

  19. I love to hear two weeks by grizzly bear (or that other new one that plays on the radio a lot that I can’t quite remember the name of) and angels or vcr by the xx

  20. I would pretty much weep/vomit with pure joy if I got to hear Grizzly Bear play Ready, Able at Merriweather Post Pavillion.
    I mean that in the most sincere way.

  21. I would like to hear all songs sung by Ed Droste!! Buuuut if we have to narrow it down…Gun Shy, Two Weeks, and Plans!! cuz Juan from Argentina must’ve been something else to get a whole song written about him!

  22. I would literally kill to see you guys live and hear what’s wrong. I’ve been a loyal fan for years!!!!! Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Please play On a Neck, On a Spit! :) Would SO love to win – have not yet had the opportunity to see you live!

  24. I’d love to hear Islands by the XX.. oh and btw! Nosaj Thing did A lovely remix of that song…so good.
    and from Grizzly Bear Probably Cheerleader, Plans, Gun Shy and He Hit Me! ha good cover ED DROSTE! man it just sounds all types of good.

  25. Colorado! I think it’s the most underrated song off any GB album. And also my favorite, of course. :D

  26. I would die if I won deffinatly would love to see both live such a huge fan!!
    Grizzly bear- cheerleader or Dory
    the xx- infinity

  27. Shift from Horn of Plenty, that beautiful piece has helped me through a ton of stressful situations. Other than that, Ready, Able, the tune that got me into Grizzly Bear and the one I jam out to the most on the Veckatimest vynil!

  28. I’d love to hear Grizzly Bear’s “Deep Blue Sea” it’s one of my favorite songs and it was playing when my boyfriend first said “I love you.”

  29. On a neck, on a spit!!!! Always, love you guys and the xx I wanna see you together so very much, I would appreciate being selected forever <3

  30. Without a single doubt I wanna hear “I Live With You” live with people who wanna scream the lyrics.

  31. I would love to hear Little Brother (the Yellow House version). It was the first song I ever heard by them and pushed me into discovering music in a whole new direction. I’ll forever thank them for that…

  32. I’d really like to hear Foreground from Grizzly Bear. It’s the perfect ending to the album, and would be spectacular to see live, ending the show.

  33. Tie: Little Brother or Fix It by Grizzly Bear. I haven’t heard either of those songs played live, so that would be a nice treat to pair with free tickets!

  34. Grizzly Bear doing a cover of Daniel Rossen’s Silent Song or anything of Silent Hour/Golden Mile

  35. Chained by the xx and either Colorado, While You Wait For the Others, Ready,Able, Yet Again, or Sun in Your Eyes by Grizzly Bear. or all of them!!!

  36. I would absolutely LOVEEEE to hear Grizzly bear play Two Weeks and Yet Again.

    And OMGG from The XX I would love to hear Intro and Heart Skipped a Beat

  37. I would love to hear The Hunt by Grizzly Bear. Such a wonderful song!

    VCR by The xx would be magical as well.

    The xx and Grizzly Bear are two of my favorite bands. It’s such a treat that they are touring together!! :)

  38. It would be the bees knees or the sharks ankles to see GB play “While You Wait For The Others”

  39. Foreground is one of my all-time favorite songs. I would love to hear it at MPP!

  40. Grizzly Bear – Ready, Able <3

    I waited 3 hours alone through an awful band at Coachella to see you guys front row!!! Worth every moment :)

  41. “Fine for Now” – Grizzly Bear. It’s possibly the best song of the 21st century.

  42. I’d love to hear Grizzly Bear’s version of Boy From School.

    Also from the XX, Tides.

  43. While You Wait for the Others and Sleeping Ute among many others would be awesome.

  44. I’d love to hear you play the complete ‘On A Neck, On A Spit’ (starting at ‘My messenger in disguise …’) The times I saw you in NYC you started at the ‘fast part’ (‘These days …’).

    But for sure keep doing the stripped-down version of ‘All I Ask’ – great way to close the show!


  45. Sun In Your Eyes.

    Crazy dense. Crazy good. Goosebumps and waves of warmth and like every feeling ever.

  46. I would absolutely LOVE to hear All We Ask or He Hit Me by Grizzly Bear, and I’d love to hear Crystalised by The XX.

  47. Fix It by Grizzly Bear. I don’t even live near this place (I’m in LA) but fuck, I’d love it if they played it and somebody happened to record it.

  48. I would love nothing better then to finally hear Grizzly Bear perform my favorite song ever: “Little Brother”.

  49. I would love to hear FIX IT. The version Grizzly Bear closed sets with during the Veckatimest tour – to die for! Also, it would transport me back to 2009, which kicks the respective asses of all subsequent years. Sigh.

  50. My all-time favorite that has gotten me through work and would love to hear is Two Weeks as well as my new fav Speaking in Rounds would be a-mazing to hear!!!!!!

  51. I would love for nothing more than to see both of you playing a live mashup of Angels and Colorado. Now THAT would be to die for. <3

  52. I would love to hear ANYTHING from veckatimest… seriously one of the most amazing albums i have ever owned.

  53. “two weeks”
    “yet again”
    –grizzly bear

    “night time”
    –the xx

  54. I’d love to hear I Live with You – Grizzly Bear
    one of my favorite songs of all time :)

  55. Oh lawdy that’s tough. How about Knife, Colorado & Southern Point. Also, I’ve always wanted to hear your cover Benny & the Jets.

  56. hi! i’d like to hear “what’s wong?”, from the new album “shields”: so magical…
    with love from Paris.

  57. I want to hear them all!

    But most importantly, Little Brother (electric version): Grizzly Bear and Crystalised: the XX!

  58. Service Bell from Horn of Plenty. I’ve seen Grizzly Bear several times, but have never heard the song live. It’s one of my favorites.