Saturday, October 6th, 2007
CONTEST – Voxtrotting Across (Eastern) Canada
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Pop Montreal coverage to bring you this special offer from the good people at Voxtrot. Assuming they have better luck at the border than they did last week when they got turned away trying to get to their Vancouver gig opening for Arctic Monkeys, the Austin indie-poppers are coming to Canada next week for a string of headlining shows along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence (with a short detour up the Ottawa River) in Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. And they not only want you to be there, they want you to take home some swag.
Courtesy of the band, I’ve got a fancy Voxtrot prize pack to give away for each of the following shows:
October 8 @ Club Absinthe – Hamilton, ON (congratulations Matt)
October 9 @ The Mod Club – Toronto, ON (congratulations different Matt)
October 10 @ Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON
October 11 @ La Salla Rosa – Montreal, QC
UPDATE: Toronto and Hamilton shows are cancelled, Ottawa and Montreal questionable – Ramesh had to undergo surgery this morning (no further info) and can’t perform. Will update as I get info.
And that prize pack consists of:
2 passes to the show
1 limited edition “Firecracker” UK 7″ single
1 limited edition (only 50) metallic-ink silk-screened NYC gig poster from Feb ’07 (check it!)
1 Voxtrot t-shirt (new design, featuring Heather of Au Revoir Simone)
To enter, shoot me an email to contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to Voxtrot in (name of city you want to go see them in)” and your full name in the body.
If you have a second choice – as in, you live in Hamilton and are willing to go to Toronto, vice versa or live in Oakville and it’s pretty much the same either way, mention that in the email body as well. Increase your odds! Since there’s four shows, the deadline for this show will roll with the tour – Hamilton winners will be drawn tonight at midnight, Toronto on Sunday, Ottawa on Monday and Montreal on Tuesday. Make sense?
UPDATE 2: Okay, bad news – all Canadian dates are cancelled. Good news – Ramesh will be fine, just needs to rest up a bit. Better news – I’m still giving away the goods. Hamilton and Toronto stuff is already awarded, but if you live in the Ottawa or Montreal areas, I still have a prize pack allotted to you good folks. I’m extending the deadline for both till midnight this Friday – September 12 – and I just need your mailing addresses in the emails as noted above and your t-shirt size. Gender too, as appropriate. Thanks!
So get your entries in and while you wait on pins and needles, read this interview with The Daily Emerald and also check out their new video for “Firecracker” below.