Friday, March 30, 2012

Contest: Free Press Summer Fest Passes

Well Bloggy-faithful, with over 600 posts to this site, this is the FIRST time I'm featuring an event outside of our fair city. So, you know it's with good reason that I mention Free Press Summer Fest going down the first weekend in June in H-Town. This fest has been getting more legit each year bringing commercially viable artists, those with indie-cred and some of the coolest art to a big ole park in the bayou that is Houston, Texas. The 2012 line-up features many artists who you have seen featured on this very site along with some that should have been featured but have yet to be. Look at the full Line-Up, buy some passes, work out sleeping arrangements because we're going on a road trip y'all! I haven't even told you the best part yet, for that you're going to have to wait until after this word from Bloggy-Favs and Free Press Summer Fest performers, Shabazz Palaces.

Shabazz Palaces - Are You... Can You... Were You? (Felt) video via YouTube

I suppose the title of this post kind of killed the suspense eh? Regardless, this is the party where I layout the details. The fine folks at Free Press Summer Fest have offered to give FOUR sets of passes to their lovely festival to the readers of Austin Bloggy Limits. Unlike most of the other contests I run, I nor Miss Paws, will be selecting the winners so, there's no point in DMing me on Twitter or messaging me on Facebook. It's beyond my control. All you have to do is believe in the power of randomness and complete the following steps;
  1. E-mail
  2. Type FPSF in the Subject line
  3. Write your NAME and your LOCATION in the e-mail body.
  4. Cross your fingers, pray to Oprah and hope your name is the one selected

That's it. It's totally luck of the draw and the winners will be notified mid-late April via e-mail. If you haven't received an e-mail saying you've won by April 28th, then you didn't win and you should probably just buy yourself a pass.

Maps & Atlases - Solid Ground video via YouTube

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Dream at Beauty Ballroom Saturday

I've done a little informal research amongst friends and colleagues regarding R& B artist, The Dream and what I've discovered is that people aren't recognizing that name but they know his work. As a singer-songwriter, The Dream is more well-known for his writing than his singing. Chances are you've heard Rihanna's Umbrella but you didn't know who wrote it. Or, you know Beyonce's Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) but didn't realize that the song was written by The Dream. Well, now you know and you should also know that you can see this legend at Beauty Ballroom this Saturday. It's only been a couple of weeks since The Dream performed the headlining set at the Pitchfork SXSW showcase at Central Presbyterian Church but he is back. Tickets are still available but I have TWO pairs to give away. Like most of the contests I run, it's pretty simple. All you have to do is e-mail with DREAM in the subject and your name with a reason why you want to go to the show in the body. A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday afternoon and notified by e-mail.

The Dream - Roc video via YouTube

If you're still on the fence about see Atlanta R&B artists, The Dream at Beauty Ballroom on Saturday, I suggest you check out his solo music on Spotify. If that doesn't encourage you to pick-up a ticket you can always enter my contest. If you're STILL not convinced, would it change your mind to know that singers all over the world would kill to be in the same room with The Dream? I mean, how many people can say they have worked with Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher, Mariah Carey, and Diddy? That's just a FEW of the artists he's written hits for. I'm getting excited about Saturday's show already if only because my 6-degrees of separation game will be kicked up a notch or two.

The Dream - Ghetto featuring Big Sean video via YouTube


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