Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
CONTEST – Times New Viking @ The Horseshoe – July 1, 2008
Photo via Matador
Yes, I know I’ve been going a little giveaway-crazy this week. Sorry, but it can’t be helped – either it’s this, or I don’t give stuff away and that just seems like a waste of free stuff.
Next up are Times New Viking who are coming all the way up from Columbus, Ohio to celebrate Canada Day with us at the Horseshoe. Now that’s neighbourly. They’ll be playing selections from their new record Rip It Off which sounds not unlike a Guided By Voices record played through a broken transistor radio turned up to 10, recorded on a broken tape recorder, played back through that same broken transistor radio turned up to 10, again recorded on a broken tape recorder, etc. It’s about a thousand times more abrasive and distorted than I can really take, but even so I can tell that underneath it all are some terrific pop songs. I just wish I could hear them.
If you’re interested in hitting this show up, courtesy of Against The Grain I’ve got three pairs of passes to see them at the ‘Shoe on July 1. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to spend Canada Day with Times New Viking” in the subject line and your full name in the body and fire that off to me by 5PM tomorrow, June 26. And while you wait to find out if you’ve won, read this brief interview at The Weekly Dig.