[GIVEAWAY]: Wild Child & Elliot Moss @ 9:30 Club on 11/13


We’re excited to announce we’ll be giving a pair of tickets away to Wild Child and Elliot Moss this coming Friday, November 13 at 9:30 Club. Wild Child have been featured on CokeCanPoetry in the past, as the endearing Austin-based group is one of our favorite indie-folk live acts. Read more about Wild Child in our feature on them here and whilst you listen, enter to win tickets to the show by sending a tweet (or retweet) to @CokeCanPoetry.

Warming the crowd for Wild Child is a rising new talent — a 21-year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and visual artist named Elliot Moss. Moss released his debut album Highspeeds on Grand Jury earlier this year, which was mixed, produced and recorded at Moss’ home studio. It’s an impressive and mature debut from such a young artist, whose falsetto vocals and emotive electronic sounds have been compared to Bon Iver. Listen to the luminous track “Best Light” below for a preview of what Moss has to offer.

Sure to be a dazzling show all around so enter to win today — we will reveal the winner Friday morning!

[GIVEAWAY]: TV On The Radio @ 9:30 Club on 11/16


Gather ’round Coke Can denizens, we’ve got two tickets to give away to the sold-out TV On The Radio show on Sunday, November 16 at DC’s 9:30 Club. If you missed your chance to grab tickets to see Tunde, Kyp, and the rest of the lads make music, well now’s your chance. Enter to win by leaving a comment below or sending a tweet to @CokeCanPoetry.

They’re sure to be in good form as they parade their latest wares from their forthcoming album Seeds, notably among them the new single “Happy Idiot” (which you can preview below). Even if you’re new to TVOTR’s scheduled programming, we highly encourage you to check them out. Their recent fare boasts seriously catchy melodies backed by resolute basslines, while their older releases run the gamut from lo-fi funk to semi-orchestral threnodies.

Standout tracks from their back catalog include “Ambulance,” “Will Do,” and “Wolf Like Me.” To whoever wins: if they play “Blues From Down Here” or pull out their a capella cover of the Pixies’ “Mr. Grieves,” please leave our contributor Jon a message telling him how it was.

Ready, set, good luck!

[GIVEAWAY]: The Kooks @ 9:30 Club on 7/27


Listen up — your favorite quirky UK quartet The Kooks are coming to 9:30 Club this Sunday, July 27, and we’ve got two tickets to give away! To enter, leave a comment below or send us a tweet letting us know why you should be the lucky winner to the sold-out showHint: enthusiasm counts, so try not to curb it.

In anticipation of their forthcoming LP, Listen, scheduled to release September 1, The Kooks have released a couple of new tracks, including the single “Bad Habit” below. Featuring their signature style — electric guitar, choppy percussion, and the unique vocal stylings of lead singer Luke Pritchard — the new track shows promise for the new album.

For those not in the DC area, check out additional upcoming tour dates below.


The Kooks Upcoming Tour Dates:

Jul 26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Jul 27 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
July 28 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jul 29 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Aug 1 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug 3 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
Aug 4 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Aug 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Aug 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
Sept 24 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sept 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sept 26 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

[GIVEAWAY]: Sam Smith – ‘In the Lonely Hour’ LP

To make your Friday just that much better, I’ve got another Sam Smith giveaway for you! I’ve got a couple of autographed CDs to hand out, and one signed vinyl of Sam Smith’s new album, In the Lonely Hour. To win, leave a comment below or send me a tweet and let me know your favorite Sammy Smith song.

If you haven’t picked up Sam’s new album on iTunes yet, you’re missing out. Reset your week and listen to “Restart” below as you ponder your favorite track.