The tasty sweetlife 2014 lineup is finally here! Who are you freaking out over?
CONTEST: Ode To The Wonderfully Weird
The Flaming Lips bring plenty wonderfully weird costumes, dance moves, lyrics, EVERYTHING to their amazing live show.
of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes has dreamed up beautiful trippy visuals, soundscapes, and donned many a wonderfully weird costume and makeup combo on stage. They are also amazing.
So let’s CELEBRATE the wonderfully weird people making amazing music today!
Heading to The Flaming Lips & Tame Impala tonight at Merriweather? Instagram a photo of something wonderfully weird! Our statues? Someone’s show attire? Something magical happening on stage? Any/All of it!
Tag #oMUHall and the 9:30 Club Instagram (@930Club) to enter to win a pair of tickets to see of Montreal at U Street Music Hall on October 23rd or 24th!
So let’s get weird, you get snapping, and we’ll see you at the intimate and fantastical U Hall show later this month!
THROWBACK THURSDAY PHOTO CONTEST
Who is this Sun-In stricken teen? Send your best guess to email@example.com to enter to win a pair of tickets to see him perform live at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Winner picked tomorrow at 12 Noon!
SIDE NOTES: How To Fall In Love With Alan Jackson in 4 Minutes
Say what you will about country music, but neotraditionalist legend Alan Jackson is impossible to hate on. Frankly speaking, the 1992 music video for “Chattahoochee” should be stored in the Library of Congress as a national treasure. With the inexplicably campy waterskiing shots, the comically-small and wonderfully tacky lifejackets, and the hair — oh god the hair — you can’t help but smile and accept your fate as an Alan Jackson fan by the end of the video. Plus, he even married his high school sweetheart Denise! (RE: Impossible to hate on.)
Be sure to catch the honest Georgia man himself at Merriweather on September 6th!
- Matt Dougherty
VOTD: Icona Pop - ‘Girlfriend’
Swedish dance duo Icona Pop hit it big with their single, “I Love It.” The song became one of 2013’s major party anthems, even appearing on an episode of HBO’s Girls. They’re at it again with their latest, “Girlfriend.” They borrow some lyrics from Jay-Z this time around, belting out his familiar words “All I need in this life of sin, is me and my girlfriend,” but with an infectious electropop twist. The video follows the girls on a road trip—they dance on train cars, wave their hands out of their convertible top, all while inciting envy in the viewer, who wishes that she could appear quite as cool and well-dressed during her summer travels. The basic elements of this music video have certainly been done before; it’s all very reminiscent of say, the Go-Go’s. However, they’ve taken the trope and made it fresh again, which is certainly no easy task. All in all, this is the perfect party single to finish out the summer.
Performing live at Virgin Mobile FreeFest on September 21st.
THROWBACK (THURSDAY) PHOTO CONTEST:
Who are these young misfits? Answer correctly and you could win tickets to see them perform live at Merriweather Post Pavilion!
To enter: send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner picked 12PM tomorrow!
LOVE LETTERS: City and Colour
A series in which we profess our giddy excitement over our upcoming artists.
Performing live at 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT!) on September 17th, and at Virgin Mobile FreeFest on September 21st.
Think your love is strong? Submit a photo of your letter (like the one above) to email@example.com. If we pick yours to post we’ll even throw in tickets to the show!