One of the voices in my head is telling me to sit on this post. Why should I share information with you about a contest that I’d love to win myself? I don’t know. I don’t know either. But it’s been quiet on the Centro-matic front since last year’s Dual Hawks, underrated working class bands such as Will Johnson’s outfit could use some attention during these tough economic times, and I’m a very generous person. Here’s how the contest works: If you’re going to one of the upcoming Centro-matic shows you can enter to win one of the following prizes:
Will Johnson House Show: He'll come to your house and play a show for you and up to 20 friends. We'll figure out a mutually agreeable date sometime in 2009 for this to happen.
"Centro-matic" for life: Every Centro-matic, South San Gabriel and Will Johnson album past and future and two free tickets to any show anytime for life! (does not apply for festivals where we don't control the ticketing).
Wow, right!?! I’d take either in a second, but a private concert in your own home? That’s pretty damn special. And with the hundred or so Centro-matic/Will Johnson/South San Gabriel releases to date (and, undoubtedly, many to come), prize 2 might require you to add onto your home. The dates:
May 7 @ 9:00P Granada Theater w/ Centro-matic
May 8 @ 9:00P Randy Bacon Studio w/ Centro-matic
May 9 @ 9:00P Off Broadway w/ Centro-matic
St. Louis, Missouri
May 11 @ 9:00P Schubas w/ Centro-matic
May 12 @ 9:00P 400 Bar w/ Centro-matic
May 13 @ 9:00P The House Cafe w/ Centro-matic
May 15 @ 9:00P The Parish w/ Centro-matic
Centro-matic will be joined by The Monahans on all dates. Check out some mp3s of both bands if you aren’t familiar:
MP3 :: I, The Kite
(from Dual Hawks. Buy here)
MP3 :: Triggers and Trash Heaps
MP3 :: Calling Thermetico
(from Fort Recovery. Buy here)
MP3 :: Flashes and Cables
MP3 :: Argonne Limit Co.
(from Love You Just The Same. Buy here)
MP3 :: It’s Enough To Leave You
(from Dim the Aurora. Buy here)