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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ticket Giveaway: White Lies at Austin City Limits!

That's right, we're giving away two Sunday General Admin tickets compliments of our friends, White Lies. Before we discuss how you can win, let's talk about White Lies.

The band hails from London, England and plays synth-infused post-punk indie rock that has drawn comparisons to Interpol, Franz Ferdinand, and Joy Division. While the Joy Division comparisons have merit, the music is not dour, dark, or depressing. In fact, despite melancholy lyrics (I mean, their first single is called "Death" off the To Lose My Life album) the music is somehow uplifting and even danceable. There's also a grandeur to the music that indicates the band is better suited for large festivals or venues than small clubs. The "bigness" of their sound helped them land the opening slot on the upcoming Kings of Leon tour.

So, do you want a chance to see White Lies on Sunday from 3:00-4:00 at the XBox360 stage? After White Lies plays you can stick around and see other bands such as Pearl Jam, The Dead Weather, Arctic Monkeys, Passion Pit, Girl Talk, and Dirty Projectors. Email us DCRockClub@gmail.com with the subject line "White Lies Contest". We're tempted to make you fess up to the worst white lie you've ever told, but we know you'd just be lying to us anyway. We'll leave it up to the Random.org gods to pick the winner. You have until Friday at 5PM EST to enter the contest so send in that email now!

"Death" by White Lies


Potsy said...

you'd be an idiot not to enter this contest. sweet line up.

Jumbo Slice said...

I didn't even mention the B-52's. I can't deny my love for the "Love Shack". And let's not forget "Rock Lobster". BTW, did you know that Fred Schneider put out a solo album produced by Steve Albini? Apparently, it was a total trainwreck. Shocker.

Also, even though I'm not a huge fan, I bet Pearl Jam will deliver a killer set to close the festival.

Potsy said...

Hmmm. Maybe it was best for you to leave the B-52's out of this. Fred Schneider is kidding himself if he thinks anyone cares to hear anything new from him. He's better off doing an album of all covers.

I've never seen Pearl Jam, but would like to. I'll be 65 wearing a flannel at their nostalgia tour while young hipsters poke fun at me online (or wherever the internet of the future may be).

Super Zoe said...

We already have tickets but look for us at B-52s. Also very excited about the Toadies!

Still bummed that the Raveonettes are stupid and somehow didn't get their visas in order. Love them.