Indie-rock legends Dinosaur Jr help cap off a year of busy touring with a big show in Brooklyn, New York, in support of MGMT — and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader who can get him or herself to the Barclays Center on Dec. 13.
To help celebrate the huge comeback this year from the legendary David Bowie — not to mention the recent reissue of his widely acclaimed current album The Next Day with five new songs and a pair of remixes added on — we’ve got a killer prize back to award to one very lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader in the U.S.
Longtime music journalist Ben Vendetta has just published his debut work of fiction, a novel called “Wivenhoe Park” that’s set in the mid-’80s and follows an American Anglophile who relocates to the U.K. as the indie/post-punk scene blows up with bands like The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain and more.
Johnny Marr will commemorate both Halloween and his 50th birthday this Thursday by opening his second U.S. tour this year in support of his new solo album The Messenger with a show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. — and we’re giving away three pairs of tickets to see the legendary co-founder of The Smiths.
October sees the release of a new 7-inch picture disc commemorating the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s single “Sorrow” — a cover of a 1965 song by The McCoys that became a hit when The Merseys recorded it the following year — and we’ve got copies to give away to 5 lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
The reunited Mazzy Star — David Roback of Rain Parade and Opal plus singer Hope Sandoval — next week will release Seasons of Your Day, their first new album in 17 years, and distribution company INgrooves has hooked us up with a purple test pressing of the album to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
Next month, The Mission will embark on its first North American tour in 11 years, previewing its forthcoming new album The Brightest Light and a sizable dose of goth-rock classics. We’ve got a pair of tickets to the Sept. 5 concert at New York’s Irving Plaza to award one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
Jane’s Addiction last month released Live in NYC, a multi-format document capturing 12 songs performed at the band’s July 25, 2011, concert at New York City’s Terminal 5 — and we’ve got one copy each of the new release on double-vinyl and Blu-ray to give away to two lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
Vince Clarke — he of Erasure, and former stints in Depeche Mode and Yazoo, of course — has been playing the occasional DJ set of late, and he’s got another one booked for June 22 at Velvet Underground in Toronto. And guess what? We’ve got a pair of general-admission tickets to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ will be reissued this month in a deluxe 25th anniversary edition, and the fine folks at Rhino Records have provided us with five copies of the expanded 2CD edition and five copies of the 180-gram vinyl reissue to award to 10 lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
To celebrate this month’s American release of Simple Minds’ impressive new best-of set Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+, the band’s label has hooked us up with two copies of the deluxe 3CD, 50-song edition as well as two more copies of the 2CD, 36-song edition to give away to four lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.
Killing Joke is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with the release of the new The Singles Collection: 1979-2012 compilation and a very limited number of U.S. concerts, beginning April 19 at New York City’s Irving Plaza — and we’ve got a pair of tickets to the NYC tour kick-off to award one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
Living Colour is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its groundbreaking debut album Vivid with new tour in which the band is performing the 1988 album in full. And we’ve got a pair of tickets to aware one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader to see the New York City stop at Irving Plaza on April 6.