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[Contest] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Monarchy in Los Angeles or San Francisco!
The SKOA family has been long time supporters of electro-duo Monarchy pretty much since the site began. From the moment we heard their 2010 self-titled debut we knew we had found something remarkable and have been obsessing over every last scintillating synthy screech ever since. We're happy to report that to celebrate the recent release of their latest EP, Almost Human, the duo have set their sights on the states to grace us with their presence and we want to make sure you have absolutely no excuse to not check them out! (Unless you're in NYC like Kibbe and Sprout are, but we digress.)

ANYWAY

If you live in the Los Angeles or San Francisco area and love Monarchy, keep reading! 
We have two pairs of tickets to give away to see Monarchy LIVE in Los Angeles or San Francisco! To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment on this post with your favorite Monarchy song! Have your entry in no later than Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2pm PDT.
Winners will be able to choose from one of three two (the one on 9/21 is free!) shows: 

9/18/14 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
9/19/14 - Popscene Club at Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA 
9/21/14 - Folsom Street - San Francisco, CA 

While you anxiously await to see if you've won tickets to either of the shows, you can make sure you have all the lyrics to their Almost Human EP memorized by having a listen below.
Good luck! 
[Contest] Win a Coldplay 'Live 2012' Prize Pack [US + Canada ONLY]

Coldplay are set to release a new tour film entitled Live 2012 later this month and it's been a whirlwind 12 months for the following the release of their album Mylo Xyloto. Their live shows also took on a whole other dimension with the addition of wrist bands that flashed along to the music for everybody in the audience. Seriously, it looks awesome in an arena setting. So, to celebrate the release we are giving away a prize pack consisting of: the Live 2012 DVD, the Mylo Xyloto album, a t-shirt, and a Live 2012 poster.

To be in with a chance of winning just comment on this post* with your favourite Coldplay track and a winner will be picked at random this Saturday to coincide with the film premiere. To get a taste of what's to come when it's released, check out the performance of "Paradise" from the film above. *Competition is open to US/Canada only and closes at 5pm EDT Nov. 17th. 

Live 2012 is set to premiere November 17th via TV network EPIX before being officially released on the 19th of November on CD/DVD, Blu-ray/CD, and digitally of course. Good luck.

[Contest] Win A Calvin Harris Vinyl + CD Prize Pack!

This week Calvin Harris finally dropped his highly anticipated 3rd album, 18 Months and we could not be more excited for you all to hear it! And this time we actually mean ALL OF YOU! That's right, for the first time since what seems like forever we are able to offer a giveaway to our SKOA family in the US, Canada, UK, etc.

Who of you out there in the far corners of the internet want one copy of 18 Months on both CD and vinyl? Keep reading!

To enter, leave us a comment on this post with what you hope to be doing 18 months from now. Please limit one entry per person. Entries must be received before Monday, November 5th at 5pm EDT. One reader will be selected at random and notified.

18 Months includes a bunch of great tracks like "Sweet Nothing", which you can check out the video for below:

 If you can't wait to win a copy of 18 Months you can snag it on iTunes.

[Contest] [US-Only] Win A deadmau5 Prize Pack!

Last week, deadmau5 dropped his latest album, >album title goes here< and we just can't get enough of it! To celebrate, we're giving away a prize pack to one lucky winner who shoots us an email before this Friday, October 5th at noon EDT and tells us the name of deadmau5' cat, who graces the artwork for the new album. From there, a winner will be selected at random amongst those who answered correctly and notified via email that they've won.

The prize pack includes:

  • One copy of >album title goes here<  on CD
  • One limited UFC Professional Griefers poster signed by deadmau5 and Gerard Way (from the Professional Griefers video)

If you haven't checked the video for "Professional Griefers" yet, have a look below:

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[Contest] [NYC-Only] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Breton (9/6) @ Bowery Ballroom!

In a little over a week SKOA favorites Breton will be taking the stage at my most favorite venue, the Bowery Ballroom. Sprout and I will be there sporting our best dancing shoes and we want to make sure you have a piece of the dance floor! We managed to get our hands on two pairs of tickets to the show so the SKOA family will be properly represented.

For your chance to get your hands on a pair, leave us a comment on this post before next Wednesday (9/5) at noon EDT. Two winners will be selected at random and notified shortly afterwards.

To get you warmed up for the big gig next week, here's a fresh remix of "The Comission" courtesy of Lapalux:

Don't live in NYC? Make sure you catch Breton in your neck of the woods while they're in the US!

9/4 - Washington, DC @ DC9 *
9/5 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar *
9/6 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom ^*
9/7 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East ^
9/8 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo ^
9/9 - Toronto, ON @ Rivoli ^
9/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge ^
9/12 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ^
9/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
9/14 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
9/15 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
9/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
9/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

^ w/ The Big Sleep
* w/ Ambassadors

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[Contest] [NYC-Only] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Big Black Delta Tomorrow Night (8/9) @ Pianos!

Big Black Delta is rolling through NYC tomorrow night in support of his remix EP for "IFUCKINGLOVEYOU" which is the first single on his newly formed/cleverly-titled label Masters of Bates. Additionally, this month the band will be releasing a digital-only tour EP on August 21st featuring three other tracks, "Betamax", "LeonardMcGeonardvsDrunkenCalculator" and "Put The Gun On The Floor" along with the current single.

If you are having one of "those" weeks, are in dire need of a show as badly as I do AND happen to live in the NYC area then shoot us an email before noon EDT tomorrow (8/9) for a chance to win a pair of tickets to catch BBD live at SKOA's favorite watering hole, Pianos. Obvs show is 21+ only, but you know we have to say it just in case. A winner will be selected at noon and notified shortly thereafter that they've won. To save time, please make sure you include your full name in the email so we can get you on the list ASAP.

If you haven't picked up the ifuckingloveyou remix EP yet, here's a sampling of what you're missing out on:

Although the show starts at 7pm, the SKOA NYC crew will be down their early sipping happy hour margaritas and feasting on some happy hour nachos. Did we mention they have a killer happy hour? Either way, if you see us, you should come say hi before/after the show.

If you don't live in NYC, make sure you catch him on tour supporting M83, Cursive and Jane's Addiction.

BIG BLACK DELTA LIVE DATES (headline dates in bold)
 
AUGUST
8th                         Central Park Summerstage, New York NY ^
9th                         Pianos, New York NY
10th                       DC9, Washington DC

11th                       Brooklyn Bowl, New York, NY
17th                       Pianos, New York NY
18th                       MGM Grand Theatre / Foxwoods, Mashantucket CT #
20th                       Artpark, Lewiston NY #
22nd                      Stage AE, Pittsburgh PA #
23rd                       Old National Centre - Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN #
24th                       Empty Bottle, Chicago IL  
25th                       Orpheum Theatre, Omaha NE #
26th                       Pikes Peak Centre, Colorado Springs CO #
27th                       Larimer Lounge, Denver CO
28th                       The Great SaltAir, Salt Lake City UT #
29th                       Idaho Botanical Garden, Boise ID #
31st                        Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC #
 
SEPTEMBER
4th                         Keller Auditorium, Portland OR
5th                         Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno NV
6th                         Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco CA
7th                         Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA  

 
%With Cursive
^With M83
#With Jane's Addiction

[Contest] [NYC-Only] Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Animal Kingdom Tomorrow Night (7/25) @ Mercury Lounge!

Animal Kingdom was one of those bands that totally caught us off guard but in the best possible way on our first listen. You may remember a few months back when we loved on their video for their single, "Strange Attractor" so much that we included them on our April Mixtape. Since then we have added their new album, The Looking Away to our summer rotation and have yet to regret that decision. 

We are happy to report that the band has ventured to the US of A for a string of dates, which kicks off tonight in Philadelphia, PA and runs through mid-August. Even better: if you happen to be living in the greater NYC area we have a pair of tickets to give away to tomorrow night's (7/25) show at Mercury Lounge.

Want to come dance along side us tomorrow night at Merc? Leave us a comment before 11:30am EDT tomorrow (7/25) telling us something that you're strangely attracted to. A winner will be chosen at random and notified shortly afterwards. Show is 21+ so make sure you're old enough before you enter.

Don't live in NYC? Make sure you catch these guys [hopefully] in a neighborhood near you. They'll also be making appearances at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands so make sure you keep an eye out for them if you're headed that way as well.

Animal Kingdom - Tour Dates

JULY
24 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
25 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
26 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
30 - Albany, NY - Jullian's
31 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
 
AUGUST
03 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
04 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
05 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
07 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
08 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
11 - San Francisco, CA - Outsidelands Music and Arts Festival
12 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
14 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
16 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Room

Make sure to befriend Animal Kingdom on Facebook and Twitter.

[Contest] [US-Only] Win A Keane Prize Pack!

In celebration of their latest album Strangeland dropping this week, we've got not one but two Keane prize packs to give away! What are in these prize pack, you ask?

  • One copy of Strangeland on vinyl
  • One copy of Strangeland on CD
  • One Strangeland poster

Are you ready to get your hands on these goodies? Good!

To enter, leave us a comment with your favorite Keane song before Monday, May 14th at noon EDT. Two winners will selected at random shortly after the contest ends and notified. Please only leave one entry per person.

While you wait, have a listen to their single "Silenced By The Night" from Strangeland.