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Monday, May 7th, 2007

CONTEST – Rose Hill Drive @ Lee's Palace – May 9, 2007

I may have only been born in 1975 (32 years ago this Friday, by the way), but I’ve watched enough old VH1 specials and seen Dazed And Confused before, so I know the 70s when I hear it. And while it’s not really my thing, I still know when it’s done right and Boulder, Colorado’s Rose Hill Drive rocks like it’s 1973 and does it right. Come on, they’re from a town named after rock. We’re talking long haired, tight pants, Les Pauls at the ready and Marshall stacks turned to 11, classic power trio riff rock – the sort of thing that, even if you think you don’t like it, deep down you really do. Or at least would love to see live. Ironically, unironically, that’s your business.

Anyway, the point of this is that Rose Hill Drive are in town this Thursday, May 10, and courtesy of Against The Grain I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away to the show. To enter, leave me a comment with your full name, your correct email (or reasonable approximation) and telling me why you rock. Feel free to interpret that criteria however you like. Since the show is in just a few days, this contest will wrap up tomorrow night at 7PM giving you just under a day to get your case together. And if all you can come up with “because I’m igneous”, well that’s acceptable.

And if you need some further persuasion, check out this super-enthusiastic live review at Glide or read Rolling Stone‘s declaration that they’re one of ten bands to watch. Or read these interviews at The Daily Collegian and The Times Dispatch, get to know the boys.

MP3: Rose Hill Drive – “Man On Fire”
MySpace: Rose Hill Drive

By : Frank Yang at 9:22 pm
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  1. Derek says:

    I rock because I have actually heard of these guys and missed their show at the Horseshoe earlier this year – they played a free show on a Tuesday night back in Feb (I think) – plus I need a place to take my friend who’s in from out of town and wants to hear some music – so why not Rose Hill Drive?

  2. Jenilee says:

    i’m probably the only one i know that had heard (let alone know all the words to) surrender by cheap trick BEFORE it appeared on guitar hero II (or was covered by simple plan)

  3. fu bitch says:

    probably the best live band on the planet right now. good to see them hitting the area.

  4. Jenilee says:

    p.s. that’s why i rock (and roll)..i forgot to add that to my post above ack!

  5. Thierry says:

    I rock because I managed to catch three plagiarized papers this year while marking final essays!