Ticket giveaway: Fiona Apple & Blake Mills @ Lincoln Theatre, Saturday 26 October 2013

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple is coming to the Lincoln Theatre for two shows in October. The first one is already sold out, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of tickets to the newly-added second show on Saturday, October 26! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which song you’d most want to hear live. On Friday, 27 September at noon Eastern, I’ll pick the winner at random (using random.org). 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!

Fiona Apple burst onto the scene with her debut album Tidal in 1996 (featuring the singles “Criminal” and “Shadowboxer”), followed that up with the lengthy-titled When the Pawn…, and then went on a lengthy hiatus. She eventually returned to making music, releasing Extraordinary Machine in 2005 and dropping another lengthily-titled album last year, The Idler Wheel…. She doesn’t tour very often, so this is a rare opportunity to see her live.

Apple is touring with California singer-songwriter Blake Mills, who has also produced albums for Jesca Hoop and Sara Watkins (oh, and he wrote/produced a song for Sky Ferreira as well). His debut album is called Break Mirrors. You can check out a few of Fiona Apple’s and Blake Mills’s songs via the videos embedded below, and while you’re giving those a spin, let us know which song you’d most want to either of them perform in concert.

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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 $55, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com, here.

The contest has ended and the winner has been notified. Thanks!

ShowlistDC Music Notes: Tuesday 06-26-12

Today’s New Releases (with locally-penned reviews)

the Flaming Lips: the Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. Reviewed by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Father Yod and the Source Family: the Thought Adjusters. Reviewed by Marc Masters [Pitchfork].

R. Kelly: Write Me Back. Reviewed by Sarah Godfrey [Washington Post].

LA Guns: Hollywood Forever. Reviewed by NOVA Metal Review.

Maroon 5: Overexposed. Reviewed by Allison Stewart [Washington Post] and by Andrew Leahey [Washington Times].

Maybach Music Group: Self Made Vol. 2. Reviewed by David Malitz [Washington Post].


• Planning Guides: DC Music Download’s Weekday Hits. Washington Post Going Out Guide’s Nightlife Agenda.

• Interview: Giovanni Russonello talks to Max Garner, playwright of Sphere: the Thelonious Monk Story [CapitalBop]. The play is at Wolly Mammoth this weekend.

• Interview: Sara Spangler talks to Eric Hutchinson [DC Music Live]. At Rams Head Live on Wednesday 6/27.

• Interview: We Love DC talks to Blake Mills, who is opening for Fiona Apple at the Warner Theatre tomorrow, Wednesday 6/27.

• If you like lists, here’s one for you: NPR’s 100 Essential Noise Pop Songs.

• The show was last night, but here’s Steve Kiviat’s preview of Glen David Andrews [Washington CityPaper].

• Another show that was last night: here’s CapitalBop’s preview of Sound of the City.


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is the Torches, “My Former Baby (Mine)” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s local music video of the day is Drop Electric, “Fevered Egos”.

Reggie Watts stopped by NPR’s DC office for a Tiny Desk Concert.

• Local listening: the Silver Liners, “Just Like the Rest” [DC Music Download].

Live Reviews

• Matthew Siblo on Hot Snakes at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/22 [DCist].

• Dave McKenna on Demi Lovato at Wolf Trap, 6/24 [Washington Post].

• Michael J West on the Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra at Twins Jazz, 6/24 [Washington Post]. Part of the Nordic Jazz Festival.

• Mary Chang on the Hundred in the Hands at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 6/19 [There Goes the Fear].

• Inhuman Youth on Fight Amp at Charm City Art Space, 6/8 (with audio).

• Inhuman Youth on Valkyrie, Inter Arma, and Ilsa at RAS Hall, 6/10 (with audio).

• Jeb Gavin on Eli “Paperboy” Reed at the U St Music Hall, 6/22 [Brightest Young Things].

• Alan Pyke on Slick Rick at the Howard Theatre and Oddisee at Montserrat House [Brightest Young Things].

• Marie Eff on Holy Ghost Tent Revival at DC9 [Brightest Young Things].

• Kara Capelli on Orgone and 8 Ohms Band at the Red Palace [Brightest Young Things].

• Philip Runco on Modest Mouse at the 9:30 Club [Brightest Young Things].


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away tickets to Jukebox the Ghost at the 9:30 Club on 6/29 (contest ends at noon on Wednesday 6/27).
NEW ShowlistDC (yes, that’s us!) is giving away a pair of tickets to see St Vincent and David Byrne at Strathmore on 9/30, before tickets go on sale to the general public (contest ends at 5 PM on Thursday 6/28).
• The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of the Mynabirds, Generals on vinyl. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Thursday 6/28).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see Coldplay at the Verizon Center on 7/9 plus Coldplay’s entire discography on CD (contest ends 7/1).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see the Dirty Heads at Wolf Trap on 7/8, plus a cooler full of Yuengling and passes to a BBQ (no indication of when this contest ends).
• DC101 is giving away tickets to see the NSO performing music from The Legend of Zelda at Wolf Trap on 7/26 (no indication of when this contest ends).
• Metal Injection is giving away tickets to the Rockstar Mayhem Fest featuring Slipknot, Slayer, and Motorhead at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/29 (contest ends “randomly” as the concert date approaches).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see 311 and Slightly Stoopid at Jiffy Lube Live on 7/28 (contest ends Sunday 7/22).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see System of a Down with the Deftones at the Verizon Center on 8/7 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see OAR at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 8/10 (contest ends Sunday 7/29).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see Linkin Park and Mutemath at Jiffy Lube Live on 8/11 (contest ends 8/5).
• DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (no indication of when this contest ends).

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