Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tonight's Mess and The Silver Lining

Yeasayer - credit

So there has been a ton of noise made about tonight's Yeasayer and MGMT show at Black Cat. It's sold out and people have been scrambling to get tickets. Fans have gone as far as starting a grass roots campaign to get the show moved to a larger stage. Many of you have e-mailed me with your pleas. After spending the last couple of days looking into everything, I actually have a new twist to this saga that many of you have not heard.

As some of you may know, IA is a regional affiliate for Filter. Well, Filter is running promotion for MGMT's tour. When they run promo for a tour, Filter sends out e-mails to their affiliates offering tickets. They had one of our writers on the list for tonight's show and they were also trying to hook us up with some tickets to give away to our readers. Late yesterday, they received word from MGMT's label that due to high demand, all of their (Filter's) tickets for the show had been revoked. So, Filter can't even get into this show. All of that said, I do have some good news.

Yeasayer's tour with MGMT starts tonight in DC, but it ends on Friday 2/15 in Philadelphia. Last I checked, tickets were still available for that show and they can be purchased here. Also, Yeasayer's management announced that Yeasayer will be back for a Black Cat main stage show in early April. They are going to offer a presale to that show to accommodate everyone that missed out on this one. To get in on that, all you have to do is send an e-mail to In the subject, put “YEASAYER + BLACK CAT” and include your e-mail address in the body. They will be in touch with how you can get your advance tickets. So while many of you are bummed, you have a couple of opportunities in the near future to get your fix.

If any of you are lucky enough to have tickets to the show tonight, let us know how it goes. In the meantime, enjoy some tunes.

Yeasayer - Sunrise
MGMT - Time To Pretend

Blonde Redhead - credit

There is also a pretty good show happening at 9:30 Club tonight. Blonde Redhead will be in town and School of Seven Bells will be providing support. Tickets for this one are still available, so you definitely can get into at least one show tonight.

Blonde Redhead - 23
School of Seven Bells - Limb By Limb

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Blogger Dumbek said...

It's nice that they're doing the special presale thing for the April show...but is it really necessary? The Mainstage is at least 4x the size of the Backstage. That only sold out a few days before the show. It's not like there was a mad rush for tickets and 500+ people are left outside.

Then again - This is probably the best local publicity they've ever had here. It'll certainly make me pay attention when they come back.

Good for them for agreeing to come back and play the bigger room so soon.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008  
Blogger Chris said...

I am so pissed I have to miss this show. Things like this make me wish I went to school close enough. Oh well, everyone who is going enjoy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008  

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