[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.)


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:

[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