Junip is coming to the 9:30 Club on Saturday, 15 June (that’s this Saturday!), 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 what you’d be doing this Saturday if you don’t go to the show, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 13 June 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!
Junip is a Swedish folk/psychdedlic-rock band that’s fronted by singer-songwriter José González (vocals, guitar). The band also includes Elias Araya (drums) and Tobias Winterkorn (organ, Moog). They’ve released a handful of EPs, but their first full-length album, Fields, came out in 2010. To make things a little confusing, the group made its second album self-titled, and Junip came out on April 23rd of this year. It’s been met with mostly positive reviews (you can read reviews from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and AllMusic), which is good news, since you can expect the band to play a lot of songs from that new album live. If you’re curious what they sound like, we’ve included a few videos from the new album at the bottom of this post.
In addition to Junip, there are two opening bands on this show:
the Danish soul/electro duo Quadron and the London-based Barbarossa (which features members of José González’s live backing band). All in all, it’s going to be a great night of music (three bands from three different countries!), so take a moment to think about what else you’d be doing this Saturday night and let me know in the comments for your chance to go to this show! Update: Quadron will not be appearing at this show; they’ve been replaced by GEMS.
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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 is now closed and the winner has been notified!