Best Coast is coming to the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, 4 June, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to go to this concert, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 23 May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Best Coast is a Los Angeles indie-rock band who released its first album, Crazy For You, in 2010. In many ways, that album was the indie-rock summer jam of that year, with its hazy, catchy, carefree tunes and Bethany Cosentino’s often simplistic, yet totally honest lyrics (“I wish my cat could talk”, she sighs on “Goodbye“). It scored the elusive “Best New Music” tag with an 8.4 from Pitchfork and showed up on a ton of year-end lists that year as well. Best Coast followed it up last year with The Only Place, teaming up with producer Jon Brion for an album that was less fuzzy and put Cosentino’s vocals and lyrics front and center in the mix. It wasn’t quite as critically-beloved as Crazy For You, but it still had a nice indie-pop sound.
You can check out some of Best Coast’s songs below, and you can check out the two opening bands as well: Guards‘ Bandcamp is here, and Lovely Bad Things‘ Bandcamp is here. While you’re taking a listen, tell us why you want to check out this show: are you a fan of their albums? have you seen them live before? do you just want to check out what the hype is about? do you also wish your cat could talk? Or are you just looking for ways to get out of the house now that the Caps are out of the playoffs? Tell us why you want to go see the band on 6/4 at the 9:30 Club!
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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 $20, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com.
The contest has now ended and the winner has been notified!