the Dismemberment Plan is coming to the 9:30 Club this weekend for TWO SHOWS(!), and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets to the Sunday 10/20 show with Paint Branch! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to see the D-Plan live, and I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org) on Friday, 18 October at NOON. 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 since the show is this weekend, we’ll ask winners to respond by COB on Friday, so make sure you’re checking your email regularly!
the Dismemberment Plan is a DC indie-rock band that formed in the early 90s and released four albums before breaking up in 2003…..and then, surprisingly, they reunited in 2011 and just released a new album, Uncanney Valley this week! There’s been lots written about the reunion– check out some recent articles by NPR, the City Paper, Metro.us, and, uh, Wired. They’re pretty legendary in DC music lore, and we’ve put some videos from the band’s history at the bottom of this post, so check those out and let us know why you want to see this show. Did you ever get to see them “back in the day”? Did you miss their handful of reunion shows in the past few years? Or are you just hankering to see their new material played live? Or, maybe you really dig opening act Paint Branch and want to see them on the big stage! 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 $25, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com. Remember that the D-Plan are playing TWO 9:30 Club shows this week (they’re also playing on Saturday, 10/19 with Deleted Scenes), so if you can’t make it to the Sunday show that we’re giving tickets away to, you’ve got another chance to catch them!
The contest has ended and the winner has been contacted. Thanks for entering!