January 25th, 2013 — Previews
Jimmy Webb is a critically acclaimed songwriter whose music has thrilled audiences over more than forty years with a chain of memorable hits. His songs “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park,” and many more have been heard by millions of people. He is the only artist to have ever received GRAMMY Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.
Jimmy Webb is performing two shows at the MIM Theater on Feb. 1 & 2. We have a pair of tickets to the sold out Feb. 1st show. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Jimmy Webb” on the title. On the message leave your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/jimmy-webb
January 20th, 2013 — Previews
Know your Flogging Molly? If you do, you can win tickets to see them on St Patrick’s Day! Silverplatter.info has a pair of tickets to the upcoming Flogging Molly show at Tempe Beach Park on March 17, thanks to Luckyman Concerts! If you want them, you must answer correctly all these questions below!
1. Who mixed Flogging Molly’s first album, Swagger?
2. Name the member of the Avett Brothers who played cello on Flogging Molly’s album, Speed of Darkness?
3. Name the two legendary rockers, that Flogging Molly’s album, Within a Mile of Home dedicated to?
In order to enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Flogging Molly - 2013” on the title. On the message, put down your correct answers, name, and phone number.
For more info: http://www.silverplatter.info/shows/24165
January 20th, 2013 — Previews
Singer-songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” a folk-rock song that struck a chord with younger people fed up with angry alternative rock bands and, at the same time, appealed to aging rockers who grew up with the folk revival of the 1960s.
Todd Snider is performing two shows at the MIM Theater on Jan. 30 & 31 with Ashleigh Flynn opening for both shows. We have a pair of tickets for the Jan. 31 show. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Todd Snider” on the title. On the message leave your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/todd-snider
January 7th, 2013 — Previews
As a singer-songwriter, GRAMMY winner Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and he’s able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. Powerful stories with meaningful lyrics have been his hallmark since his debut album, which yielded classic songs such as “Walking in Memphis” and “Silver Thunderbird.”
Marc Cohn is coming to the MIM Theater playing two shows on 1/20! We have a pair of tickets to 8:45 pm show. To enter send an email to email@example.com with “Marc Cohn” on the title. On the message leave your name and phone number.
December 27th, 2012 — Previews
Come by Stinkweeds to enter to win VIP tickets and prizes to the advanced screening of Not Fade Away, the upcoming feature from David Chase of The Sopranos and music done by Steve Van Zandt! The VIP prize pack comes with 2 movie passes for Jan 3rd screening at Harkins Tempe Marketplace plus “other prizes”!
The Trailer: http://youtu.be/8w_uqflpCcU
December 26th, 2012 — Reviews
Tis the season for good music, falling apples (the computer kind of course), candy hurling, and all around good times. This past Saturday evening at Crescent Ballroom combined every one of these elements into the most delightful of times.
Wooden Indians started the night out with a very chill and intriguing set. I use the word intriguing not only because of their two drummers, at times two bass players, and their complex song writing technique. Nay, mostly because the singer decided that even though there was a microphone in front of his face, he would sing as quietly as possible. Aside from the vocals being difficult to hear well, their set was undeniably alluring. As singer Wally Boudway switched places a few times with other members to do things like play guitar while singing or playing the drums, I couldn’t help but stare at him in awe.
The much awaited Black Carl came onstage next. I looked past my caged surroundings and the 21+ side was quite packed with people ready to dance it up. Having never seen this band live before, I can honestly say I was beyond impressed, and that everything I’ve heard about them is true, everything good that is. Lead singer Emma Pew sang into her golden microphone with a voice that never faltered or failed her. All of the notes she wanted to sing, she did. The rest of the band onstage danced and had fun. My only qualm with this set is that the backup singer could have been a bit louder. The harmonies he was hinting at would have magnified the performance. However, with or without them the set was quite notable.
Ladylike’s front man Rob Kroehler sauntered onstage and started singing “The Christmas Song”. This simple rendition of the song with only him performing was a great opening to the rest of their set. Soon enough the rest of the members joined him and energy filled a slightly emptier room. Those who stayed around for Ladylike (it was getting a bit late) were still ready to dance and have a good time, since the majority of them were taking part in holiday festivities at the bar. Ladylike put on a good show. They had their instruments hidden behind structures that looked like presents and their attire was definitely in the holiday spirit as well. Keyboardist, trumpet player, tambourine hitter, etc., Alex Tighe had a few tough moments throughout, as his computer kept falling off the keyboard. Thankfully though that didn’t faze him, and he performed just as splendidly as before. This, being my fourth time seeing them, seemed a little bit more forced than past shows. However they still were able to maintain their flair for good technique. A few songs before the finish, the audience became targets for candy flinging practice. Seemed like a bit of a painful price to pay for lollipops. They ended the show with “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”. The latter was sung by Emma from Black Carl. Though she didn’t know the lyrics, that didn’t stop her from singing what she felt would work.
December 4th, 2012 — Previews
Kopecky Family Band is coming to Phoenix! The Nashville band will be playing at the Crescent Ballroom on 12/4 with Ladylike and The Senators! We have a pair of tickets to this awesome show! To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Kopecky Family Band” on the title. On the message put down your name and number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/23850
November 29th, 2012 — Previews
The Mountain Goats are coming to the valley. The Californian folk rock band recently released their 14th album called Transcendental Youth, and they are coming to the Crescent Ballroom on 12/8!
We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to this show, all thanks to Stateside Presents! To enter, send an email to email@example.com with “Mountain Goats” on the title. On the message put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/23361
November 23rd, 2012 — Previews
On 12/16 at MIM Music Theater, join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they celebrate the Winter Holidays New Orleans–style, with their wildly popular holiday presentation called “Creole Christmas.” An annual must-see production for families, 2012 marks the ninth year that this venerable group has taken its infections holiday spirit on the road. Preservation Hall Jazz Band has traveled worldwide performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center and is widely renowned as America’s best traditional jazz band. Whenever and wherever they appear, they bring the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life.
We have two pairs of tickets to giveaway to this show, all thanks to MIM - Musical Instrument Museum. To enter send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Preservation Hall” on the title. On the message, put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://mimmusictheater.themim.org/preservation-hall-jazz-band-creole-christmas
November 15th, 2012 — Previews
The Faint is coming to the valley on Nov 23 at the Crescent Ballroom! The indie Omaha, Nebraska band just released a deluxe edition of their 2001 album, Danse Macabre, with the original album remastered, and they announced they will play that classic album in its entirety on their current tour!
We have a pair of the tickets to giveaway to this hot show and (an added bonus) a copy of the vinyl reissue of Danse Macabre, all thanks to Stateside Presents! To enter send an email to email@example.com with “The Faint” on the title. On the message, put your name and phone number.
For more info: http://silverplatter.info/shows/22890