For those of you who like to keep track of every year’s hit new female-fronted folk breakout, undoubtedly you know that First Aid Kit is in the running for the title in 2011 (previous winners include Mountain Man – 2010, Alela Diane – 2009, and so on). While I am still unsure as to whether I am sold on these Swedes’ music, I am looking forward to checking them out when they arrive in our town on November 13th (at First Avenue opening for fellow Swede Lykke Li). I am not crazy about the new track they just debuted from their forthcoming EP, but I did really like the Fever Ray cover we posted awhile back. You can listen to the new tune, “The Lion’s Roar” below and decide for yourself if they are the next big female folk “thing.”
Electronic duo Phantogram will be returning to the Twin Cities sooon for a 10/26 performance at First Avenue. We happen to be giving away a pair of tickets to go to the show so snag them while you can! You can enter the contest by simply sending an email to email@example.com with your name and Phantogram in the subject line. One winner will be drawn out at random and notified on 10/25. Your email won’t be used for any email lists or anything like that, simply because we don’t have any. Good luck!
Future Shop announces preorders for the much-hyped Nexus S from Google smartphone.
Electronics Newsweekly March 30, 2011 Future Shop, Canada’s largest retailer and etailer of consumer electronics, is accepting pre-orders for the highly anticipated Nexus S from Google smartphone. Available at all 146 Future Shop locations and www.futureshop.ca early April, the latest innovation by Samsung offers the Canadian debut of the Pure Google Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” operating system, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, the world’s first 4″ brilliant contour display, and much more. go to web site nexus s reviewgo to web site nexus s review
The Nexus S from Google will be available at Future Shop on the Bell, Fido, Koodo, Rogers and Telus networks at launch*. Pricing will be available early April.
For more information about the Nexus S from Google smartphone, visit www.futureshop.ca.
*Selection at each store location may vary by carrier on launch day.
Local fans of folk/rock band Beirut rejoice! After staying away from the Twin Cities for what has seemed like forever, Zach Condon and company will finally return to perform at First Avenue on Dec. 2nd. The band will be touring in support of their recent album The Riptide and the tour will also include Perfume Genius. Tickets for this one will go fast so get them when you can!
Who wants to win free tickets to see James Blake? No, not international tennis star James Blake. I am talking about the electronic musician who has recently taken the world by storm with the hip dance beats of his self titled debut album James Blake. He will be performing at First Avenue on 9/28 and you can win a pair of tickets to see him by simply sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and nothing more. Everyone’s name will be placed on a slip of paper inside a pair of cutoff skinny jean shorts and on 9/27 one winner will be drawn out at random. Good luck!
Contest is over. Congrats to Chris B! Thanks to all who entered.
Cass McCombs, who earlier this year released the excellent Wit’s End LP, will be visiting our fair city tomorrow night, Wednesday July 27th. The show, at the 7th Street Entry, will also feature the wildly underrated Lower Dens in a supporting role. If you are interested in checking out the show, email us at contests (at) Reviler (dot) org with Cass McCombs in the subject line. A winner will be picked tomorrow morning at 9am, so don’t hesitate to sign up if you are interested. Good Luck!