Win Tickets To See Alkaline Trio, Cursive and The Dear & Departed At Warehouse Live

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Congratulations to Corey Deiterman and Eric Brantner for winning a pair of tickets each! We will continue to feature give away’s on a regular basis, so for those of you that didn’t win, there will be plenty of opportunities for free tickets in the near future. Thanks for supporting BOT!

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see Alkaline Trio, Cursive and The Dear & Departed at Houston’s Warehouse Live on Friday, March 26th. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment with your full name and e-mail address or phone number in which you receive texts. We will need to get a hold of you when we choose the winners, and be able to give your full name to our press contact, so without those things, you can’t win. We will be choosing the winners on Thursday, March 25th at 3 PM, so get your comments in quick! We will quickly notify the winner via e-mail or text, as well as at the top of this post shortly after the 3 PM deadline. This should be a pretty amazing showcase of road-tested indie rock from all three bands, and I can’t think of a better way to see it when you don’t have to pay for it!

If you don’t feel like entering this simple contest, or have too much money lying around, you can hop on over to Warehouse Live’s ticketing page and pick up as many as you need for a pretty cheap $18 ($6 a band…). As always, thanks to The Messina Group, AEG Live and Warehouse Live for allowing us the chance to give away all of these tickets. You guys kick ass!

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Win Tickets To See Portugal. The Man, Port O’Brien & The Dig @ Warehouse Live

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The winners of the pairs of tickets for tonight’s Portugal. The Man, Port O’ Brien and The Dig show are Tom So and Doug Page. Congrats guys!

We are excited to be giving away two pairs of tickets to see Portugal. The Man, Port O’Brien and The Dig at Houston’s Warehouse Live on Thursday, March 4th. To win, all you have to do is leave a comment that includes both your full name and a way to contact you – an e-mail address or a telephone number in which you can receive text messages. I can’t stress this enough: YOU CAN”T WIN UNLESS YOU LEAVE BOTH YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION! This looks to be a pretty exciting show, as all three bands are quite good at what they do. I’m still yet to catch Portugal. The Man and The Dig live, but I know Port O’Brien bring it.

If you aren’t feeling lucky, or have more people than a pair can sustain, feel free to pick up as many tickets as you need on Warehouse Live’s Frontgate ticketing site. At $13.40 a ticket, that’s only $4.47 a band. Hell of a deal if you ask me!

Thanks, as always, to The Messina Group, AEG Live and Warehouse Live, as well as all three bands, for allowing us to give away these tickets. Both winners will be announced at 2pm on Thursday, and will be posted to the site. We will also contact the winners via e-mail and/or text shortly thereafter.

Good luck!

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Yo La Tengo @ Warehouse Live

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Yo La Tengo @ Warehouse Live
I was extremely excited going into Thursday night’s Yo La Tengo show, mostly because the first three times I’ve seen them were all excellent. The New Jersey trio which features the husband/wife duo of Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley and longstanding member James McNew, were last in Houston when they opened for My Morning Jacket before SXSW in 2008, so a return trip was well overdue. Their latest album Popular Songs was on full display during the 2-hour performance, but it was their steps back to the classic material and some interesting cover choices that really brought out YLT’s true talent.


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Win Tickets To See Yo La Tengo At Warehouse Live!

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We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see Yo La Tengo at Warehouse Live on Thursday, January 28th. Columbus, OH lo-fi indie rockers Times New Viking will also be on hand to hold down the supporting duties of the evening. YLT are headed to Houston in support of their most recent kick-ass album Popular Songs, and should rock the stage in Warehouse Live’s Ballroom for a solid couple of hours. All you have to do to win is leave a comment below with your full name and either a valid e-mail address or telephone number in which you can receive text messages. It’s that simple. If you do not leave a way to contact you, you can’t win, so follow the rules damnit! We’ll announce the winners the day of the show, both on the website, as well as through e-mail or text. This should be a freaking great show, as it was quite a treat the last time Yo La Tengo were in Houston. That show is the reason I’m in love with the band in the first place. What would be sweeter than seeing it for free? I can’t think of much…

If you don’t think you’re feeling lucky, or have a bigger group than a pair of tickets can sustain, feel free to purchase as many as you’d like at Warehouse Live’s official ticketing site for the event. $20 is still not too bad for such an incredible band.

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Ghostface Killah; Rhythm Roots All-Stars

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I was tempted to title this post simply “Rhythm Roots All-Stars” because I was much more impressed with them than I was with the headliner and his screaming male version of the Pips (except that the real Pips actually sounded good, while these guys…well, not so much). If you’re a rabid Ghostface fan, you might want to navigate away from this review. Or just send me some enthusiastic hate mail. You vent, I laugh, everyone wins!


Ole! This message brought to you by Ghostface Killah.

Still with me? Excellent. Scion hosted one of their ‘monthly no cover’ events at Warehouse Live on Sunday, November 25. Guest of honor was Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang Clan fame, with support from the Rhythm Roots All-Stars and the aforementioned Pips. Eggs and I hadn’t been to a hip-hop show in awhile, so we were looking forward to what Mr. Dennis Coles had in store for us.

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Ghostland Observatory

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There may be no party in a sad, sad city, but that certainly wasn’t the case Friday, November 9 when Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner of Ghostland Observatory took the stage at Warehouse Live. If the lasers, Turner’s cape, and Behrens’ long braids and glossy shirt didn’t tip you off, the immediate dance party that began with the first note did: this was going to be a funky night.


Warehouse Live marquee - Ghostland Observatory 

In a display of cloudy foresight and poor planning, the Breakfast On Tour crew was waiting in line for beer when the duo began their set. We enthusiastically and impatiently danced in place, exchanging periodic looks of anguish. Coffee almost couldn’t take it — as soon as her drinks were in her hands, she darted off through the crowd on a mission for a prime spot.

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