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 periodically. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to find out what tickets we’re giving away, and leave a comment for your chance to be the lucky winner!
Today, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see Tommy Keene at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Sept. 13.
The prolific Keene, a DC-area native, has returned with a new album, Excitement at Your Feet, on Second Motion Records. His return to the 9:30 Club marks a continuation of his long-time relationship with co-owner Seth Hurwitz, who managed Keene at the start of his solo career in the early 1980s! In the past few years, Keene has shown no signs of slowing down, releasing several albums and putting out a two-disc career retrospective in 2010. (Indeed, he kinda strikes me as our hometown version of Elvis Costello!)
For your chance to win these tickets, simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between 9am and 4pm today. Feel free to leave any comment, but perhaps share your favorite song by Tommy Keene (or one of his many collaborations)! One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketfly.
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.
w/ The Deadmen (with Justin Jones), Hero Jr.
Friday, Sept. 13
Working with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick helped produce the Power Pop masterpiece “Song From the Film”. I love how the shimmering guitars of “Underworld” build as the song escalates in power pop heaven.
Picking a fave TK song is nearly impossible, but today I’ll go with “Paper Words and Lies.” So many great songs. Loved his work with Paul Westerberg and Robert Pollard, too.
“Strange Alliance” is in many ways my main squeeze because it was the first I ever knew of Tommy Keene; have on the “Connected” compilation on vinyl (love vinyl), but “Back to Zero” still brings joy to my ears. I bought a CD from T.K.’s website some years back, and he very graciously wrote to me and is a good and decent guy. Therefore, everything he has ever done pretty much has my vote.
Egads – I just saw this and it’s a little past 4pm but hopefully you’ll still consider my entry! “Songs From the Film” is the only album that I have owned on LP, cassette, and CD and I still have all three copies…and the MP3s on my phone to boot.
I know it’s his best known, but “Places That Are Gone” is just an incredible pop song!
A song that has only appeared on Connected …THE HEART, is to my ears Tommy’s masterpiece, in a career of masterful songs
“Run Now.” Also love the view of the DC Metro system on the EP cover…….
I think the early live version of ‘Compromise’ is the song that got me into Tommy. It’s the Replacements meets pure power pop.
Currently “Don’t Sleep In The Daytime.”
I’m a fan from the original 9:30 Club Days.
The “Places That Are Gone” EP is Epic, but I like the song “In Our Lives” from the “Songs In The Film” Album.
It was great to see so much love for Mr. Keene, folks! The winner has been notified by email.