The middle of the year came and went, so let's close it out with a bang: by giving away 10 of our top album releases on 180 gram vinyl.
The acoustically-sound Sheldon Concert Hall might just be the perfect space for the sonic warmth and cutting lyrics of the Magnetic Fields. And when Stephin Merritt and Co. decend upon the hall next Wednesday, November 14 as part of the KDHX sponsored Sheldon Sessions, we want you to be there. We'll even throw in an autographed album from the band!
There's no way around it -- this is by far the most difficult contest the KDHX staff has ever had to judge. Nearly 200 amazing entries, and tickets to a show starring Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, Dawes and more were on the line.
Wanna go camping with Mumford & Sons? This summer, the band who sold out The Pageant on their last trip through town are embarking on a pretty unique cross-country concept: six concert dates at strange, hand-picked locales around the US, with the option to camp with other musical pioneers making their way across the fertile summer terrain. And we've got four pairs of passes.
Good news: The Shins are finally returning to St. Louis on June 4 at The Pageant. Bad news: it's completely sold out! Well, that's never stopped us before: we've wrangled 2 pairs of tickets for this Shindig, and we want to give them to you.
Lou Reed and Metallica: two sounds that go together like ketchup and shoelaces. Their album-length collaboration, "Lulu," has finally been released and, well...to say reviews have not been kind would be the understatment of the year.
We asked you to regale us with your wildest travel stories in hopes of winning a pair of tickets to the Beirut show, October 9th at The Pageant, and you didn't disappoint. From tipped over banana trucks and overly-friendly French dudes, to lots of lost luggage and stomach-turning African dentist stories...we were amused, horrified, bewildered and delighted.
Last week, we asked you to Photoshop Henry Rollins in the wild, as you might imagine seeing him on his recently announced Exotic Animal-based cable TV show. Did anyone respond? Well...does a Rollins scream in the woods?
For a minute there, I was worried. After two days and close to 900 or so page views, I had received only two (2) entries to the Bright Eyes Notebook Scribble Contest, for this Monday's sold out show at The Pageant. "Ambition, I've found, can only lead to failure," sang a tiny Conor Oberst voice in my head. Was I asking too much from readers for a simple pair of free tickets? Nay, THREE pairs of tickets (Surprise! I just scored an how to write an essay extra pair)? And then, something magical happened...