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Marina and the Diamonds are out on the road in support of their brand new album, Froot. And their tour brings them to The Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night for a very sold-out show. But if you didn’t get tickets in advance, you’ve still got a shot to attend because The House List is giving away two tickets. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Marina and the Diamonds, 3/26) and a brief message explaining your favorite song on Froot. Eddie Bruiser, who just listened to the album for the first time, will notify the winner by Thursday. Good luck.
Over the course of a career that’s now spanned four decades, Sydney space rockers the Church—currently Steve Kilbey (vocals and bass), Ian Haug (guitar and vocals), Peter Koppes (guitar, vocals and keys) and Tim Powles (drums)—have been known for their heady guitar work and instrumental jams, not to mention their 1988 smash, “Under the Milky Way,” the lead single off Starfish (stream it below), out that same year. The band’s 21st, and most recent, studio full-length, Further/Deeper (stream it below), came out toward the end of 2014, impressing critics across the world. “This is not background music—it demands your attention. Along with the oft-surreal lyrics, there’s a lot of care put into the sonic details,” opined PopMatters. It’s “an album that moves onward and upward, further and deeper—a journey begun a long time ago in a 1980s galaxy far, far away.” Currently touring North America in support of their LP, the Church (above, performing “Reptile” for Moshcam) play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow and Rough Trade NYC on Saturday. Brooklyn chamber-pop collective the Sharp Things open both shows.
Seeing how bitter the air is outside, we’ve teamed up with Shake Shack to offer something sweet: We’re giving you a chance to win a springtime season pass of tickets from us, plus dinner from the Shack. To enter, follow both @bowerypresents and @shakeshack on Instagram, and then tag a friend in the comments of the above photo. And then we’ll choose a lucky fan to win two tickets to Dry the River on 3/7, Moon Duo on 3/9, Alvvays on 4/2 and Walk the Moon on 4/15—and a $50 Shake Shack gift card.
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Saddle Creek Records favorites Cursive are currently out on the road in support of their recently reissued acclaimed 2003 album, The Ugly Organ. They make their way to the East Coast and New York City next week, when they’ll play The Bowery Ballroom on 3/10 and 3/11. Both shows are already sold out, but The House List is giving away two tickets to see the Omaha, Neb., four-piece next Tuesday. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Cursive, 3/10) and a brief message explaining why you’re excited to spring forward this weekend. Eddie Bruiser, who hates leaving work after the sun sets, will notify the winner by next Tuesday. Good luck.
Helmet, the local alternative-metal quartet, are heading out on the road in celebration of their acclaimed 1994 album, Betty, playing it in its entirety each night—plus another set spanning their entire catalog. They hit The Bowery Ballroom twice this week, tomorrow and on Saturday. Each show is sold out, but The House List is giving away two tickets to see Helmet on Saturday. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Helmet, 2/21) and a brief message explaining your favorite Betty tune. Eddie Bruiser, who’s currently wearing eight layers of clothes, will notify the winner by Friday.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brooke Fraser began making a winning brand of folk pop in 2003 with the release of her debut full-length, What to Do with Daylight (stream it below). But it was actually her third album, the universally acclaimed Flags (stream it below)—out in 2010—that made a name for her outside of her native New Zealand. Glide magazine called it “a wonder … drenched in beauty,” claiming that she “is not just another in a long line of pop singer-songwriters who get by on their looks and marginal talent. Her observations alone about the human condition cause this collection of songs to rise above the efforts of many of her contemporaries, and her rich vocals combine with the plethora of piano pop-rock sounds and sometimes otherworldly accompaniments to make the whole experience even more impressive.” In the time since her previous release, Fraser (above, performing “Kings & Quesns” live) has moved in a different musical direction, as evidenced by last year’s Brutal Romantic (stream it below). Per AllMusic, “An acoustic songbird trying on an edgier pop sound isn’t necessarily a revolution, but this sea change still feels pretty dramatic.” Witness it for yourself when Fraser plays The Bowery Ballroom tonight and Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow. L.A. artist Nick Long’s Dark Waves opens both shows.
Legendary Texas country singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen self-financed his debut album, No Kinda Dancer (stream it below), which struck a winning balance between sensitive and raucous, back in 1984. And the Houston native has been a road warrior ever since, knocking out up to 200 shows a year in the ’90s, and even becoming known for the aptly titled “The Road Goes on Forever.” But of course it’s easy to play live when you’ve got so much material. And Keen has put out six live albums, a host of singles and he releases his 12th full-length, Happy Prisoners: The Bluegrass Sessions, next Tuesday. Robert Earl Keen (above, doing “What I Really Mean” live in studio for KDHX FM) celebrates its release with a pair of New York City shows next week, at The Bowery Ballroom on Monday night and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday. Do your best to catch him live at least once. You’ll be glad you did.
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Sturgill Simpson has been riding high since going solo in 2013. He’s currently making his way across the country, which brings him to New York City next week to play The Bowery Ballroom on 2/11 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/12. Both shows are sold out, but since The House List wants to give you one more shot to see this cosmic cowboy perform live, we’re giving away two tickets to see him next Wednesday at The Bowery Ballroom. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Sturgill Simpson, 2/11) and a brief message explaining your favorite song on his second album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Eddie Bruiser, who always listens to the whole thing straight through, will notify the winner by next Wednesday. Good luck.
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