Win Tickets To See ExMag at American Beauty

By Will Oliver, October 10th 2017

Chill electronic rockers ExMag returned with new record Part I earlier this month. They will celebrate the album release with us here in New York this Friday, October 13, for a performance at American Beauty, with an opening performance from Cobrayama.

Tickets for the performance are still on sale but we got a pair of tickets to give away to one of you guys. To enter for a chance to win the pair of tickets to this show, simply send me an email to [email protected] and use the Subject “ExMag” and leave your full name as it appears on your ID. I will select a winner the day before the show. Please note that the venue is 21+ only so only enter if you are of age.

Good luck!
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Win Tickets To See Oh Sees at Warsaw (Night 1, September 9)

By Will Oliver, August 31st 2017 — with 2 comments

(Thee Oh Sees at Bowery Ballroom last November)

If you ask me who the best live act in the game right now, without question, its Oh Sees (formerly known as Thee Oh Sees, and have since changed it again to just OCS). But whatever they’re calling themselves these days, it’s the rock juggernaut of the master John Dwyer and they’re coming back to NYC to pummel our bodies and ear drums with two-nights at Warsaw in Brooklyn.

Whenever John Dwyer and company roll into town, you can bet I will find my way to at least one of the shows. You don’t want to miss this run of shows and lucky for you we got a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner for the first night of the run on September 9 (tickets available here).
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Norwegian (but now Brooklyn-based) singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche recently returned with his new album Pleasure via PLZ in March.

He’s on tour in support of the new record, and will be coming to us here in New York for a performance at Bowery Ballroom this Saturday, April 15. Support will come from Ice Choir and Alexander Von Mehren. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday night.
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Win Tickets To Day Wave at Knitting Factory

By Will Oliver, June 2nd 2016


This Sunday if you’re at the Governors Ball Music Festival, you can catch Day Wave play a set early in the day. But if you’re not going to Gov Ball and still are hoping to catch Day Wave live, you’re in luck as he will play Knitting Factory on Saturday night as a part of the festival’s after dark series.

Tickets for the performance are still available, but we are giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. To enter, simply email me at [email protected] with “Day Wave Knitting” as the subject and leave the name you’d want left on the guest list in the body.

I’ll contact the winner by early Saturday. Good luck!
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Oakland indie rockers Rogue Wave recently released their brand new album Delusions of Grand Fur, which came out via Easy Sound Recording Co. They’re currently on tour in support of the record, and are making their way to our neck of the woods this weekend.

This Friday and Saturday they have pair of shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, both of which you can still grab tickets for (Bowery here, MHOW here). Annie Hart (of Au Revoir Simone) will open the Bowery show, while Hey Marseilles will open MHOW.

If you’re still in need of tickets, you’re in luck. I got a pair of tickets for both shows to give away to two lucky winners. To enter to win, simply send me an email at [email protected] with either Rogue Wave: Bowery or Rogue Wave: MHOW in the subject. In the body, leave the name that you’d want to be left on the will call guest list. Winners will be notified early day of the show.

Good luck!


Next Monday night (March 21) Oscar will return to New York for his first non-CMJ performance at Baby’s All Right. The show will come as a precursor to the release of his debut album Cut and Paste, which will be released via Wichita Records on May 13.

The show at Baby’s will be your first chance to take in the new songs off the album, as well as his first proper show in New York, as all the rest were brief CMJ performances. I’ve seen Oscar a handle of times now and can say that you do not want to miss his show, especially at a spot like Baby’s where you’ll be able to get up close and personal. Hiccup and Frances Rose will open the show.

Tickets for his performance are still available to purchase but we got a pair to give away to one of you guys. To enter the contest, simply email me at [email protected] with Oscar @ Baby’s as the subject. In the body be sure to leave the full name that you’d want on the guest list, be sure to have a matching ID of some sort with the name that you give.

Good luck!

Great Good Fine Ok

Brooklyn synth-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok just recently released their chilled out new single “Already Love,” a fresh cut of soul-filled electro pop that will surely warm you up.

The group will stop in for a headlining spot at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Saturday night where they will take over the room with their delightful jams.

There are still some remaining tickets for the show, but I got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. To enter to win, simply send us an email at [email protected] with “Great Good Fine Ok” as the subject. Leave your full name in the subject, as that will be used at will call to pick up your tickets.

Good luck and enjoy a stream of “Already Love” posted below, as well as a stream of openers Paperwhite’s new single “On My Own.”
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Win Tickets To See Seratones In NYC Next Week

By Will Oliver, February 10th 2016


Shreveport, Louisiana soul-rockers Seratones will make their return to New York next week, their first stop back here since their run during CMJ last October. They’ll head to Manhattan for a show at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, February 16, and then head to Brooklyn for a performance at Shea Stadium on Wednesday, February 17.

We can expect to hear some new cuts from their soon to be released debut album, making this your best oppurtunity to get a sneak peak at the band before they eventually breakthrough in a big way. Based on what I saw during their CMJ performance, it’s only a matter of time.

You can grab tickets to their Mercury Lounge show here and Shea Stadium show here. However, I just happen to be giving away a pair of tickets to both shows. To enter for a chance to win, simply email me at [email protected] with the subject Seratones, and let me know which show you’re entering for, along with your full name (that you’d want to use at will call).

Good luck!

Contest: Patrick Watson at Irving Plaza Friday Night

By Will Oliver, December 9th 2015

Patrick Watson

Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson. He’s on tour in support of his new album Love Songs for Robots, which was released earlier in the year via Domino Records. He will return to New York on Friday night for a performance at Irving Plaza, along with a support from Timber Timbre.

There are still some tickets for the show still on sale, but I got a pair of tickets to give away to some lucky winners. To enter the contest for a chance to win a free pair, simply email me at [email protected] with Patrick Watson as the Subject, and your name (as you’d want it to be on the list) in the email. Good luck!
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Hey Game Of Thrones fans! Want to see Hodor himself, Kristian Nairn, perform his DJ set as Rave Of Thrones? Well he will bring his show to Irving Plaza this Thursday night, which is sure to be a good fan, whether you’re a fan of the show, or not (although it definitely will be cooler if you are).

Tickets for the show are still on sale, but we got a pair to give away to one lucky fan. To enter, simply send an email over to [email protected] with “Rave Of Thrones” as the subject. Be sure to leave you’re full name, as you want it to appear on the will call list.
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