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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Win Tickets to Diplo's Halloween Show

posted by on October 28 at 12:30 PM

There's a lot going on Halloween night--we'll have full Halloween listings up tomorrow, and you can already see a majority of Friday night's shows in our online calendar. But if you were planning on heading to Neumo's to party with Diplo, Abe Vigoda, Boy 8-Bit, and Telepathe, today's your lucky day. We're giving away a pair of tickets to the all-ages show (complete show info here).

Send an e-mail to lineout@thestranger.com with DIPLO in the subject line. Include for first and last name. I'll pick someone at random and notify you via e-mail.

Easy peasy, right? I know.

Good luck!


Diplo + Dark Meat | 40 Watt & Whirlyball from jason miller on Vimeo.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Win Tickets to Shudder to Think

posted by on October 24 at 11:25 AM

Shudder to Think are back and they're playing the Showbox at the Market Thursday, October 30th with the Dead Science and Capillary Action.

Want to go?

The Showbox is giving us FIVE pairs of tickets to give away to lucky Line Out readers. To enter, e-mail your first and last name to lineout@thestranger.com by 5 pm tonight. Put Shudder to Think in the subject line, and I'll choose five entries at random and notify you via e-mail.

The show's all-ages, so everyone's invite to enter. And if you'd rather not take a chance with your tickets, you can still buy 'em for $20 a pop via Ticketmaster.

Shudder to Think - "Nine Fingers"

Friday, October 10, 2008

Win Tickets to Tokyo Police Club at Neumo's Tomorrow!

posted by on October 10 at 12:30 PM

A Drink for the Kids, Vera's annual alcohol-fueled fundraiser, wraps up tomorrow night at Neumo's with a big show featuring Tokyo Police Club, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, the Ruby Suns, and DJ Righteous Trash. Tickets are $15 and the money goes to a good cause, but times are tough right now. Maybe you don't have $15 to spare, but you still want to go to the show? You're in luck.

Send an e-mail to lineout@thestranger.com with A DRINK FOR THE KIDS in the subject line by 4 pm today, and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets to tomorrow night's concert. An entry will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail. It's that easy! (The show's 21+, by the way, only enter if you can bring a valid ID to get in).

If you can't make it to tomorrow's show, but still want to help Vera (and get toasted), ADFTK continues tonight at Linda's, King's Hardware, Spitfire, and West 5.

Good luck!

And now, a word from Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band:


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Win Tickets to Deerhoof

posted by on October 2 at 11:11 AM

Deerhoof - "Fresh Born"

Deerhoof will play Neumo's October 7th with Experimental Dental School and Coconut. You can buy tickets here. OR! You could WIN TICKETS by e-mailing lineout@thestranger.com with "Deerhoof" in the subject line. The show's all ages, so all are welcome to enter.

Good luck!


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Win Tickets to Common Market/People Under the Stairs at King Cobra

posted by on September 24 at 10:00 AM

putsporch.jpgPeople Under the Stairs

If you want to see People Under the Stairs and Common Market at King Cobra, e-mail your first and last name to lineout@thestranger.com. Write People Under the Stairs in the subject line. One winner will be chosen at random and put on the guest list +1 for Sunday night's show. (It's 21+, sorry kids.)

If you don't feel like a winner, you can just buy tickets here.

Now please enjoy Common Market's new video for the song "Trouble Is" off their new album Tobacco Road:


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tickets to Laser Of Montreal

posted by on September 11 at 1:12 PM

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Want to go? Send an e-mail to lineout@thestranger.com with Of Montreal in the subject line. I'll pick a winner at random tomorrow morning.

Good luck!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Win Tickets to Common Market's CD Release Show

posted by on September 10 at 3:50 PM

commonmarketlive.jpgPhoto by Andrew Bangs Photography

Common Market are playing Neumos tomorrow night, to celebrate the release of their new record Tobacco Road. (Read all about it here.)

Want to go? Send an e-mail to lineout@thestranger.com, with the answer to this question in the subject line: What artist took Common Market on his Temple of Hip-Hop tour early in their career?

You can only win if you answer correctly, a winner will be chosen at random tomorrow morning.

Good luck!

(If you'd rather, you can just buy tickets to the show here.)


Monday, September 8, 2008

Want to Go to the Genius VIP Party?

posted by on September 8 at 11:50 AM

The Genius Awards are this Saturday at the Moore Theater--the party's free, and there will be performances by Dyme Def, Daedelus, and James Pants. It's gonna be a killer party--we're taking over the entire theater to make it happen. There'll be dancing and magic and music in the main showroom, backstage, the secret downstairs area... you definitely want to be there.




James Pants - "We're Through"

But the evening could get even better for one lucky Line Out reader, the swanky VIP pre-party is an invite-only event, but we've got a pair of passes to give away. Just e-mail lineout@thestranger.com with VIP Genius in the subject line by 5 pm today (you must be 21+ to attend the party).

Free food, free booze, and music by the Emerald City Soul Club, and quite possibly, YOU.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Your Favorite Bumbershoot Photo: We Have a Tie

posted by on September 4 at 5:15 PM

Two photos TIED (each getting 32%) for your favorite Bumbershoot photo in the Stranger's Flickr Pool. Congratulations to laviddichterman and BrittneyBush! The two photographers have won tickets to any upcoming Stranger-event of their choice (and hopefully they'll be taking pictures). Here are the winning photos:

#1
lavid1flickr.jpgby laviddichterman

#10
monotonixflickr.jpgMonotonix by BrittneyBush

You can see all the finalists here. Thanks to everyone who shared their photos with us, and to the hundreds of you who voted!


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Win Tickets to Tomorrow's Death Vessel Show

posted by on September 3 at 3:20 PM

You can win tickets to tomorrow's Death Vessel show at the Tractor (it's 21+, FYI), and all you have to do is send an e-mail.

Here's what Julia Mullen Gordon had to say about Death Vessel in the brand new issue of the paper:

Death Vessel, Micah Blue Smaldone
(Tractor) Born in Berlin and raised in Maine, Joel Thibodeau, the man behind Death Vessel, is a Northeasterner come to join the legion of pensive balladeers teasing out melodies in the mossy caves of the Pacific Northwest. In August, Sub Pop released Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, the follow-up to 2005's Stay Close. Currently based in Providence, Death Vessel fits in almost too comfortably with the nostalgic folk rock of labelmates Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, and Grand Archives. Banjos, mandolins, and fiddles rouse otherwise dreamy fingerpicking to a gallop. But most striking are Thibodeau's ozone-high vocals, lacking vibrato, both childlike and feminine: It's Fleet Foxes's Robin Pecknold in the next register, without the rasp. JULIA MULLEN GORDON

And here are a couple songs to check out:

"Deep in the Horchata" from the album Stay Close






"Bruno's Torso" from the album Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us






To enter, send your first and last name to lineout@thestranger.com with Death Vessel in the subject line. That's it! All entries must be received by 10 am Thursday to be eligible, one winner will be randomly chosen and notified via e-mail.

Update: The winner has been notified--thanks to all who entered!

Vote For Your Favorite Bumbershoot Photo

posted by on September 3 at 1:18 PM

We have hundreds of Bumbershoot photos in our Flickr Pool, and here's the best of the best. Take a look, and vote for your favorite. The winner will get free tickets to any upcoming Stranger-sponsored event, including the Genius Awards VIP party (free booze and food, but gotta be 21+), Hump!, TV on the Radio... basically, anything listed on our promotions page.

Thanks to everyone who shared their photos with us!

#1
lavid1flickr.jpgby laviddichterman

#2
saulflickr.jpgSaul Williams by kjten22

#3
scarfman.jpgby joshc

The rest of the photos and the poll is after the jump...

Continue reading "Vote For Your Favorite Bumbershoot Photo" »


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Share Your Bumbershoot Photos

posted by on September 2 at 12:05 PM

You have all day today to upload your Bumbershoot photos to The Stranger's Flickr Pool, and quite possible win tickets to any upcoming Stranger-sponsored event of your choosing!


Monday, September 1, 2008

Don't Forget: Upload Your Bumbershoot Photos, Win Tickets to Anything*

posted by on September 1 at 2:16 PM

Going to Bumbershoot? Taking pictures? Upload them to the Stranger's Flickr Pool (don't forget to tag them Bumbershoot) and you could win tickets to any upcoming Stranger-sponsored event. Wanna go to the VIP Genius party with free food, booze, and music? Wanna go to HUMP! for free? How about Fucked Up at Vera?

15 (or so) of the best photos will be posted Wednesday morning, and Line Out readers will vote for their favorite. The winner will get tickets to any one event of their choosing (age-restrictions apply).

Here are a few stand outs so far...

walkmenflickr.jpgThe Walkmen by mraaronmorris

swilliamsflickr.jpgSaul Williams by kjten22

babyflickr.jpgBumbershoot Baby by laviddichterman

Can't wait to see what else you guys get! All photos must be uploaded by Tuesday at 5 pm to be considered for the contest. Good luck!

*Anything includes any upcoming Stranger-related event listed on this page, exclusing the Co-Ops Rock show with the National (it's a benefit, after all).


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Take Pictures at Bumbershoot, Win Tickets to Any Stranger-Sponsored Event of Your Choosing

posted by on August 28 at 12:55 PM

Since the Block Party Flickr photo contest was such a hit (hundreds of entries, thousands of votes), we're doing it again for Bumbershoot. This time, you can win tickets to any Stranger event of your choosing*!

It's easy:

1) Take pictures at Bumbershoot--shoot the bands, the people, the food, the crying babies, the hippies dancing in a plate of yakisoba noodles, whatever.

2) Upload your photos to The Stranger's Flickr Pool by Tuesday, September 2nd (and remember to give 'em a "Bumbershoot" tag).

3) Log on to Line Out Wednesday morning to see the 15 (give or take) best photos from the weekend. Stranger readers will vote on their favorite shots and the winner will get tickets to any upcoming Stranger event of their choosing! (There will also be prizes for the 1st and 2nd place runner-ups.)

You could win tickets to The Stranger's very exclusive Genius Awards VIP party--free food, free booze, and performances by James Pants, Emerald City Soul Club, Daedelus, and more. Or, you could get tickets to the TV on the Radio show at the Showbox Sodo! Or, you could get tickets to Fucked UP at the Vera Project! Or you could get tickets to HUMP. See the whole list of events here.

Good luck. And godspeed, shutterbugs.

(*Age restrictions apply to some events, Co-Ops Rock! not included, as it is a benefit show.)


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Free Tickets to Tomorrow's Sera Cahoone Show at Neumo's

posted by on August 21 at 4:15 PM

Sera Cahoone - "Couch Song"

Neumo's is giving away a free pair of tickets to tomorrow night's Sera Cahoone show. Just e-mail your name to lineout@thestranger.com with Sera Cahoone in the subject line. One winner will be picked at random tomorrow morning at 10 am. I'll e-mail you if you won and your name will be on the list at the door. The show's 21+ (more details here), so don't enter if you can't provide valid ID to get in.

UPDATE: The winner has been notified. Thanks to all who entered!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Win Tickets to TV on the Radio at Showbox Sodo

posted by on August 19 at 3:07 PM

TV on the Radio - "Wolf Like Me"

TV on the Radio are playing Seattle Saturday, September 6th and the nice folks at Showbox Sodo are giving away a pair of tickets to two lucky Line Out readers!

To enter, send your full name and e-mail address to lineout@thestranger.com with TVOTR in the subject line. Two winners will be picked at random, all entries must be received by 3 pm Wednesday afternoon.

The winners have been notified, the tickets are gone. Thanks to everyone who entered!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Win Tickets to Rocky Votolato's Neumo's Show

posted by on July 29 at 12:35 PM

Rocky Votolato - "White Daisy Passing"

Rocky Votolato is playing Neumo's August 1st with Owen and Nazca Lines. Want to go?

Neumo's will give a pair of tickets to the first person to e-mail lineout@thestranger.com with the correct answer to the following question:

Q: Which label ORIGINALLY put out Rocky Votolato's A Brief History CD?

Put the answer in the subject line and e-mail your first and last name to lineout@thestranger.com.

The tickets have been won! Congrats to Ryan. The label that first released the EP (they only pressed 1,000 copies) was Your Best Guess. Second Nature later re-released the EP.

(BTW, you can find out about contests like this, right when they're posted, by following Line Out on Twitter.)


Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Foo Fighters/Supergrass/Minus the Bear at KeyArena

posted by on July 10 at 1:25 PM

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A couple weeks ago, we gave away a pair of tickets to the Foo Fighters/Supergrass show--Line Out reader Jon e. Rock was the lucky winner. Here's his review of last night's show (all photos by Morgan Keuler):

Although we have never met, it was good to see my close friend and hometown anti-hero Dave Grohl last night. We had a few beers, swapped tour stories, and generally made asses of ourselves; the only thing separating us was eight digits in the bank account, three semis, and four tour buses. Throughout the 3 ½ hour set, Dave would draw the audience close to his heart and take us through his voltaic discography of old and new hits. The only low point of the evening was missing calc rockers Minus the Bear, who were hand-picked by Dave himself to open the night.

Stumbling in half way through Supergrass’ tumultuous set (lead singer Gaz Coombes looking like a young, attractive Dr. Cornelius), I fought my way through a sea of dowdy cargo shorts and Etnies to find my front row VIP seat amongst the rest of the sitting elite. Then the lights turned down, the crowd screamed, and you know the rest…

Or so you may think.

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Upon entering, Dave Grohl ran across the stage, and down the long catwalk dividing the floor, axe in hand and gleam in eye. Taylor Hawkins (who’s name should forever be hyperlinked to the pantheon of gods, as so), jumped up on his kit, ready to dominate (as later he would with a mind vomiting DRUM SOLO). He and Nate “I Dance Like I’m About to Fall Over in My High Chair” Mendel would fastidiously hold down the engine room for the next 3 ½ hours, from the opening “Let it Die” to the conclusion of the five song encore. Ex-Germ Pat Smear occasionally wandered on stage with a cellist/violinist/back-up vocalist, and an additional percussionist (Dave Grohl suggested that “if you want to start a famous band that sold lots of T-shirts you would hire this f’-ing triangle player already”).

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Half way through their set, lights dimmed again, and a spot lit stage fluttered silently down from the ceiling at the back of the floor. This could only mean it was time for the acoustic set, while boys anticipated spoon moshing with their girls. This was where the true beauty of the songs came through, and Dave would continue to remind those in front of him that they no longer had the shitty seats. A chain-smoking accordion player would accompany the band, giving an eerie, European flavor to the normally screamy, explosive American pop songs. Ending this intimate time with a Grohl-only version of “Everlong,” Dave then lurched back down the catwalk as his band detonated the completion of the power ballad.

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The main stage rock power continued with some more songs containing the rock dance formula “nod, nod, shake-your-head, nod, repeat” and a stripper blues cover of the Who’s “Young Man Blues” (where vocal duties were shared between Taylor and Dave).

Never would I have thought that 13 years of dude rock would continue to present itself in a fresh, cohesive fashion. The power and intrigue of the rhythm section, Dave’s ever abundant, child-like humor, and the surprising mix of dynamics and lighting throughout the evening surly left an indefatigable memory in this reviewer’s heart.

Mr. Grohl, welcome back to the Northwest. It’s good to see you again.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tickets to the Foo Fighters/Supergrass Show on July 9th!

posted by on June 25 at 12:00 PM

supergrassgroup.jpgSupergrass

Foo Fighters and Supergrass are playing KeyArena Wedneday, July 9. Want to go for free??

Supergrass' nice folks want to give one lucky Line Out reader a pair of general admission tickets to next weekend's show. To enter, just send an e-mail to lineout@thestranger.com with your name and mailing address (we're not going to keep this on hand for anything else, don't worry) by 5 pm today! Please put SUPERGRASS TICKETS in the subject line.

A winner will be picked randomly, the tickets will be sent in the mail.

Click here to hear Supergrass.
Click here to hear the Foo Fighters.

Good luck!