Savages are coming to the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, 10 September, 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 see this show, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 1 August 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 email@example.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!
Savages are an all-female post-punk revival band from London that formed in 2011. Obviously influenced by Siouxsie & the Banshees, Savages’ first album Silence Yourself came out earlier this year to great critical acclaim, but the hype had already been building: they played a show in July at the Rock & Roll Hotel that sold out months in advance(!). You can read some reviews of that show here (DCist’s Francis Chung) and here (the Washington Post’s Aaron Leitko).
We’ve put some videos from the band’s debut album at the bottom of this post, so check those out and let us know why you want to see this show. Did you miss out on tickets to their Rock & Roll Hotel show? Did you make it out to that show and want to see them again? Do you love the album? Or do you just want to check out the show and see what all the hype is about? Whatever your reason, it should be a great show, so leave a comment below to enter to win the free tickets!
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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 contacted. Thank you!