Ticket giveaway: the xx and Grizzly Bear at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Sunday 16 June 2013

The xx and Grizzly Bear are coming to Merriweather Post Pavilion on Sunday, 16 June, and ShowlistDC is giving away a pair of lawn seats– before they go on sale to the public! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me which song (by either of those two bands) you most want to hear at the concert, and I’ll pick the winners at random (using random.org) on Thursday, 14 February 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! Tickets go on sale on Friday, 15 February at 10 AM, so we’ll be sure to let the winner know before then!

The xx is an English indie-pop band that formed in 2005 but didn’t release its first album until 2009 (the self-titled xx). They followed that up last year with the excellent Coexist, and over the past few years, they’ve played at a bunch of festivals (and their music has been on a ton of TV shows), so it’ll be awesome to have them headline a big space like MPP! If you’ve already heard a lot of the xx’s music, you might be interested in Jamie xx (aka Jamie Smith)’s remix of the group’s song “Sunset”, which we’ve linked to below.

Brooklyn indie-rock band Grizzly Bear formed over a decade ago and has released a number of great albums; 2006′s Yellow House is what first put them on the map, thanks in no small part to a Best New Music note from Pitchfork, but its two subsequent albums– 2009′s Veckatimest and 2012′s Shields– each received that “Best New Music” nod as well. They’ve got a new video out for their song “Gun-Shy” which we’ve linked to below, so have a listen!

Hey, if you’re new to ShowlistDC and wondering what this site is all about, check out our extensive calendar of upcoming events in the greater DC area (including Northern VA and Baltimore) and our concert recommendations. You can also follow us on twitter @showlistdc or like us on Facebook! While you’re checking all that out, listen to the two songs below and let us know which song from these bands’ catalogues you’d most like to hear live!

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 $30-40, plus service fees, via ticketfly.com after 10 AM on Friday, 15 February.

The contest hsa closed and the winner has been notified!

ShowlistDC Music Notes: Thursday 06-07-12


• Planning guides: DCist’s This Week in Jazz. DC Music Download’s Weekend Hits.

• Local band news: DC metalcore band Darkest Hour have added Aaron Deal (ex-Salome) as a permanent bass player. Deal has been the band’s touring bassist for about a year now, and the band’s former bass player, Paul Burnette, is now with Iron Reagan. MetalSucks profiled Iron Reagan earlier this year.

• Interview: Siriam Gopal talks to Janel & Anthony [DCist]. Their CD Release show is tonight at IOTA.

• Preview: Luke Stewart on saxophonist Jonah Parzen-Johnson [CapitalBop]. Tonight at the Dunes in Columbia Heights.

• Interview: Marc Cary [CapitalBop], who’s performing on Saturday at the DC Jazz Loft MegaFest.

• Leor Galil on new music from Long Walks on the Beach [Washington CityPaper]. There’s a song to listen to at that link.

• Local bloggers Now Seitan Makes Your Rules on Black Clouds.

• Stereogum highlights Baltimore’s Ed Schrader’s Music Beat as a Band To Watch (with two song downloads).

Michelle Obama talks about her workout jams [NPR].

• We don’t usually post about Capital Bikeshare here, but apparently former MTV VJ Kennedy is working on an expose about Capital Bikeshare for Reason magazine [DCist].


• Rohan Mahadevan’s song of the day is Grizzly Bear‘s “Sleeping Ute” [DCist].

• Hometown Sounds DC’s DC music video of the day is Is And Of The, “How We Used To Drift”.

• DC Music Download has published the June edition of its local podcast DC Music Recall. This month’s podcast features a song review of “Dreamer” by the Technicians and an interview with Adrian Krygowski.

Live Reviews

• Heavy Uber Alles on Danzig with Doyle at the Fillmore and ZZ Top in Fredericksburg.


NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (contest ends today at noon).
• Brightest Young Things is giving away a pair of tickets to see Gotye at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 9/30 (contest ends today).
NEW DC Music Live is giving away two tickets to see John Scofield at the Hamilton on 6/10 as part of the DC Jazz Festival (contest ends Friday 6/8 at 6am).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a pair of pavilion tickets to the Kooks with Foster the People and Kimbra at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 6/10 (contest ends Friday 6/8 at noon).
NEW The Vinyl District is giving away a copy of The Temper Trap‘s “Need Your Love” picture disc 7″. Winner must have a North American mailing address (contest ends Wednesday 6/13).
NEW DC101 is giving away a pair of tickets to The Great American Festival featuring Eve 6, Ozomatli, and more, at the National Harbor on 6/30 (no indication of when this contest ends).
NEW DC101 is giving away tickets to see Everclear, Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground at Wolf Trap on 7/25 (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).
NEW 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).
NEW 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).

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