[win!] reissues of four classic Nick Cave albums

One of the best things you can do in life is to get familiar with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. His is a talent that is just about unrivaled. So that’s why I’m very excited to be giving away CD/DVD reissues of four of his classic albums (in decent stores everywhere May 17). If you’re an old fan looking to get the expanded material or a new fan looking for a good place to start, this contest should positively delight you.

To enter to win, just Like You Ain’t No Picasso’s facebook page and share/Like this contest

I’ll pick a winner on Friday and contact them via Facebook to get their mailing address. Good luck!

Nick Cave: “Stagger Lee” (from Murder Ballads)

Win tickets to Vandaveer’s show this Saturday

Vandaveer is making a triumphant return to Lexington this weekend with his show at Natasha’s. His new record is a fantastic display of song craftsmanship and fantastic vocals. Here’s the best part: he’s even better live. If you want to go for free, here’s your chance.

To enter to win, leave a comment with your name and email address. I’ll pick and email a winner on Friday.

UPDATE: Mark says he’ll throw in a copy of his new CD as well. So much to win!

You should plan on going to this show, win or lose. Here’s all the info you’ll need.

at Natasha’s
Saturday May 14
8pm | $10

Win a copy of the Kentucky Fresh Cookbook with cover art by Cricket Press!

On YANP, I often say that I’m a “big fan” of things. However, rarely do I mean it more than I do when I say it about local artists Cricket Press. So that’s a large part about why I’m so excited for today’s contest.

I’m giving away two copies of Maggie Green’s The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook. It’s about as local as can be, given that the book is not only a cookbook but is also a guide for what fruits and produce will be available in Kentucky farmers markets in any given season. Frankly I kind of wish I could keep one of these for myself, but maybe I’ll just have to pony up the cash!

To enter to win the Kentucky Fresh Cookbook, leave a comment with your name, email address and last dish you cooked and loved (provide a link if you’d suggest I give it a shot!

I’ll pick two winners next Friday and will contact them for their mailing address. Best of luck to you all!

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Win tickets to the Beans + Tobacco show this Saturday!

Let’s make this one simple. Leave a comment with the last song you listened to. Fill out the name/email part and I’ll shoot an email to the (randomly chosen) winner to let them know they’ve won. Winner gets a pair of tickets to one of the coolest concerts to come through Lex in a little bit.

w/Tobacco, Shapers
at Cosmic Charlies
9pm | 18+ | $12

Reminder: one week left to win Portugal. The Man tix to the show of your choice!

Just a reminder that I’m running a contest to win two tickets to show of your choice on the Portugal. The Man spring 2011 tour. Five people already won early bird tickets, but you can enter for the remaining pairs by following the link below. Just leave a comment with your name, email address and city you’d like to win tickets to.

Enter to win tickets to Portugal. The Man’s spring tour!

[WIN] tickets to Wax Fang this Saturday in Lexington!

Wax Fang are playing at Cosmic Charlie’s this Saturday April 16 and I want you to be there! To celebrate the Louisville four-piece’s voyage to Lexington I’m giving away two tickets to the show.

To enter to win a pair of tickets to the Wax Fang show this Saturday, leave a comment with your first and last name as well as your email address.

I’ll pick a winner at random Friday night and will contact them to give them the good news. Best of luck!

Wax Fang: “Bi Polar Bear” live at the old Dame

[WIN] tickets to Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s show at Buster’s this Friday

Now we finally get to the fun part of the local section: giving away tickets to just about every local show I can. Up first is a fun one, Margot and the Nuclear So & So’s. I’ll keep this one simple — just reply with your full name and I’ll pick a winner on Thursday. Fill out your email address so I can get in touch with you to tell you that you’ve won.

Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s
at Buster’s in Lexington
Friday April 15
Doors 8; Show 9
$12adv; $14dos

Don’t forget to check back here for more local freebies!

Portugal. The Man + You Ain’t No Picasso give away a pair of tickets to each PTM spring 2011 show!

MP3: Portugal. The Man – Senseless (new; live)

Since discovering Satanic Satanist in 2009 I’ve become a big Portugal. The Man fan. They must like me at least a little bit, too, since they asked if I’d be interested in giving away two tickets to each of their non-festival North American shows this spring. In order to help spread the love and excitement for their upcoming record, I jumped at the chance. And since this is a big giveaway, it’s going to be a bit different than normal. Here’s how to win tickets.

First chance (aka ‘Early Bird’) tickets
There are two ways to enter the first part of the giveaway: friend YANP on Facebook and “Like” this contest, and follow me on Twitter and tweet the link to the contest. You can do both to be entered twice to get the Early Bird tickets. On Friday 4/15 I’ll pick 5 winners at random from my followers who liked/RTed the link to get tickets to a show of their choice. If there’s a conflict of shows desired, it’ll go to whoever gets back to me first about the tickets.

Second chance tickets
The second part is a way to give PTM fans who might not read YANP a chance to score tickets as well. To be entered to scoop up the remaining 18 pairs of tickets, just leave a comment with your name and what city/date you’d like. Be sure to enter your email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll pick winners at random, passing over cities already claimed, until there’s a winner for each date. I’ll pick these final winners on Friday 4/22.

Best of luck to you guys! Remember to enter all three ways AND to include your email address! Here’s a 30 second teaser of a new PTM song so that even those of us who don’t get tickets are still winners. Full tour dates after the break.

Portugal. The Man: “Once Was One”

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