The Winning Ticket: Surfer Blood

As a way to say thanks to our loyal readers, We Love DC will be giving away a pair of tickets to a 9:30 Club concert to one lucky reader each week. Check back here every Wednesday morning at 9am to find out what tickets we’re giving away and leave a comment for your chance to be the lucky winner!

The ticket giveaways continue with the very now sounds of Surfer Blood at the 9:30 Club on Sunday September 12th.

What a difference a year makes. One year ago Surfer Blood were just another anonymous Myspace band from Florida. Like many bands before them they made the big gamble, packed their gear, and took the trek north to try their luck at the CMJ Music Showcase. At last year’s showcase, the mostly unknown, Surfer Blood played a whirlwind of 12 concerts and left the fest wearing a championship belt of buzz. They followed their CMJ win with a tour that hit DC9 late last year (or early this year?) and have since released their debut album “Astro Coast”. Now as their indie-notice year winds to a close, Surfer Blood are returning to CMJ in October as the festival’s headliner. They are a textbook indie success story and are poised to break-out huge if they can keep the music tight and the band drama to a minimum. Before Surfer Blood hit CMJ next month, this band of Florida rockers are making a victory lap of shows; one of which is the show this Sunday at 9:30 Club. If their success continues to compound as it has in their debut year, this show will be the last chance anyone has to catch Surfer Blood in a club for a long time.

For your chance to win these tickets simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between 9am and 4pm today. One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketfly If today doesn’t turn out to be your lucky day, check back here each Wednesday for a chance to win tickets to other great concerts.

For the rules of this giveaway…

Comments will be closed at 4pm and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner.

Tickets will be available to the winner at the 9:30 Club Guest List window one hour before doors open on the night of the concert. The tickets must be claimed with a valid ID. The winner must be old enough to attend the specific concert or must have a parent’s permission to enter if he/she is under 18 years old.

Michael splits his free time between defending the little guy and championing the underdog. He has been haunting the concert halls, dive bars, and greasy spoons of DC for the last 16 years. His interests include live rock music, researching obscure military/political conflicts, and good hamburgers. He is a friendly grump, has wisdom beyond his years, and is on a life-long quest to attain music nirvana. Follow him on Twitter if you dare!

36 thoughts on “The Winning Ticket: Surfer Blood

  1. I’d love to see if either of the 2 bands can do a good half-hour set. If not, at least there will be a few good songs sprinkled in.

  2. I will Swim my way down the Astro Coast if I’m on the guest list for Surfer Blood at the 9:30 Club!