Ticket giveaway: Okkervil River at the 9:30 Club, Monday 23 September 2013

Okkervil River is coming to the 9:30 Club on Monday, 23 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 what song you’d most want to hear them play, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 8 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 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!

Okkervil River is an indie-rock band from Austin, TX, that formed in 1998. They’ve released a ton of awesome albums (I think my favorite of theirs is probably 2005′s Black Sheep Boy) and have a new one coming out in September called the Silver Gymnasium, so I’m betting they’ll be playing lots of new songs at the show. In addition to their own music, Okkervil River have done a few other interesting projects; they were Roky Erickson‘s backing band for the excellent album True Love Cast Out All Evil, and to help promote their 2008 release the Stand Ins, they had a bunch of their friends record cover versions of their songs (including Bon Iver and AC Newman & Will Sheff).

The opening act for this show is singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, who records under the name Torres and released her first album, Torres, earlier his year.

We’ve put some Okkervil River videos (including a new song!!) and a Torres video at the bottom of this post, so check those out and let us know which song you’d most want to hear live at this show!

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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 $25, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com.

The contest has ended and the winner has been contacted.

15 thoughts on “Ticket giveaway: Okkervil River at the 9:30 Club, Monday 23 September 2013

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  1. I would love to hear “A Stone”. That intimate track will really set the tone for the show.