Grouplove: Win Tickets to the Sold-Out Show

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Grouplove via Instagram
You know, we're not sure we can trust this Grouplove band.

Just say it out loud. "Grouplove." Sounds pretty hippie-ish, right? Might as well be named "Communelove," or "Socialistlove," right? Anyway, beyond that, the Los Angeles-based outfit named its debut LP Never Trust a Happy Song, and it's got songs on "Love Will Save Your Soul," and "Itchin' on a Photograph," that, despite some angsty lyrics, sound kind of happy to me. Yeah, these guys are definitely suspect.

Of course, the folks are way into them. The band's scheduled to perform Thursday, November 15, at the Crescent Ballroom, and that shit's totally sold-out. But, we're on it. Thanks to the folks at Warner Music Group/Atlantic, Up on the Sun has procured one pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. How can you get these precious tickets? Read on. It's simple, we promise.

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Win Tickets to Hear Baio of Vampire Weekend DJ at Sticky Fingers This Weekend

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Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend
Lots of musicians use their platform and notoriety to score DJ gigs. And why not? Picking the music is fun.

Chris Baio, known for manning the bass guitar in Vampire Weekend (a band whose name combines things very "in" right now: vampires and weekends), sort of did things in reverse. He worked side jobs as a DJ before Vampire Weekend took off, and he's stuck to it, popping up at special gigs when he's not busy with VW or his solo jams.

This weekend finds him moonlighting as a selector once again at Sticky Fingers at Bar Smith, joining William "Fucking Reed, Prince$$, Not-So-Noiz.FKR, 2ToneDisco, J. Paul, Bigie, and Blaque Panther Disco. We have three pairs of tickets to get in the door for free. Must be over 21 to win. Keep reading to score the goods.

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Win Tickets to Don Bolles (Germs) DJ Set at Rogue Bar

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Punk rocker Don Bolles shares a name with a particularly legendary AZ Republic reporter in Arizona lore (the dude got blown up). But this Bolles is legendary too, albeit for more musical reasons. As a member of Germs and 45 Grave, he plowed through the punk rock scene of the '70s and '80s, and has established himself as a prominent author, radio DJ, and punk spokesman in recent years.

This weekend is a good one for those looking to get a taste of Bolles' madness: Friday night he plays a special, post-Lighting Bolt set at the Brainwave! psychedelic dance party at the Linden House, where he'll be joined by His Heavy Friends (including Chris Kirkwood of The Meat Puppets). Then, on Saturday night, he'll perform a DJ set at Rebel Yell at the Rogue Bar.

Up on the Sun has three pairs of tickets to give away to the Saturday night party courtesy promoter William "Fucking" Reed. Read on for your chance to win.

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Win Tickets to Talib Kweli's "Prisoner of Conscious" Show at Club Red

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Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli doesn't seem to like downtime. Last year he released the celebrated Gutter Rainbows, and Idle Worship, a nu-soul collaboration with singer-songwriter Res, teamed with Yasiin Bey (his partner in Black Star) for the Colbert Report, and took to the streets for Occupy Wall Street.

It's difficult to figure out exactly when Kweli's new record, Prisoner of Conscious, is set to come out (it's pegged for a "summer 2012" release), but here's what we know: the record's title plays on Kweli's "conscious hip-hop" tag, features RZA, Busta Rhymes, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Melanie Fiona, and more, and he's not waiting around for the album to drop to hit the road in support of it.

Kweli is stopping by Club Red in Tempe on Saturday, July 21, and we have a pair of tickets to giveaway courtesy of Move Forward Music. Want to win? Read on.

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Want to Win Tickets to Cowtown's Phx AM After Party with No Age This Weekend?

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No Age
You've still got a couple of days to win tickets to 11th Annual Cowtown's Phx AM After Party, scheduled to go down on Saturday, March 31 at Yucca Tap Room. The party features No Age, The Growlers, Radio Moscow, The Goat, The Father Figures, Scorpion Vs Tarantula, Earthmen & Strangers, Avon Ladies, Life Sized Monsters, and DJs Horsepussy and Juan Love.

We've got a pair of tickets to give away, and you don't even have to be 21-and-up to get them. The event is all-ages, bar with ID.

All you have to do is follow the steps here, and share with us your favorite skate soundtrack. We'll pick a winner on Friday, March 30, and notify the lucky duck via email (so be sure to include your email address).

Again, go here for your chance to win.

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Win Tickets to Cowtown's Phx AM After Party with No Age

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Todd Cole
No Age
The folks at Cowtown Skateboards know how to throw a party -- and if you don't believe us simply go to the tape for proof -- and they are throwing a pretty huge one at the Yucca Tap Room, which spills over into the fenced-off parking lot.

The 11th Annual Cowtown's Phx AM After Party is scheduled to go down on Saturday, March 31, and it's looking huge. Sub Pop rockers No Age headline, with support from The Growlers, Radio Moscow, The Goat, The Father Figures, Scorpion Vs Tarantula, Earthmen & Strangers, Avon Ladies, Life Sized Monsters, and DJs Horsepussy and Juan Love.

Tickets are available at all Cowtown locations, Zia Records, and Stinkweeds, but we've got a pair of passes to give away to the madness courtesy of Stateside Presents. The show is all-ages (bar with I.D.) so read on for your chance to win tickets.

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Last Chance to Win Fabulous Thunderbirds Tickets and Meet-and-Greet

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Fabulous Thunderbirds vocalist Kim Wilson with former guitarist Jimmie Vaughan
Okay T-Birds fans, you've only got one day left to enter to win a pair of a passes and an exclusive meet-and-greet for tomorrow night's tour stop, when the Texas blues-rock band plays the Crescent Ballroom.

To win tickets and a chance to rap with original founder Kim Wilson and the band courtesy of Danny Zelisko Presents, simply go here and follow the steps.

We'll draw one winner tomorrow at 12 p.m. Be sure to provide a valid email address, so we can notify you that you've won.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform Friday, March 9, at Crescent Ballroom.

Fabulous Thunderbirds: Win Tickets to Meet the Band and See the Show

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Over the last 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been a blues rock institution, at various times featuring folks like Jimmy Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Kid Bangham, Marc Ford (of The Black Crowes) and ultimate bassist and badass Keith Ferguson.

These days, founding member and vocalist Kim Wilson leads the group. The group's hardly stuck to its strict roadhouse blues roots, instead incorporating those sounds into R&B and rock 'n' roll themes.

Up on the Sun has a pair of tickets to give away to the band's Friday, March 9 show at Crescent Ballroom, along with a Thunderbirds T-shirt and a chance to meet the band. Want to win? Read on.

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Want to Win Tickets To Tonight's Sold-Out Walk the Moon and Young the Giant Show?

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Walk the Moon
You guys sure like those Young the Giant guys: Their gig tonight at Crescent Ballroom sold out so quickly they added a second date tomorrow. And it's sold out, too.

But we've got a pair of tickets to giveaway courtesy of Cincinnati popsters Walk the Moon. The quartet (name nicked from a modified Police song title, natch) released their debut, i want! i want! in November of 2010, and was quickly snatched up by RCA records for their forthcoming new record.

Their tunes "Anna Sun" is the kind of buzzy, open-hearted indie pop that is sure to endear them to fans of Young the Giant (if they aren't already won over by the band's face paint-smeared "cute as a button" appeal).

Want to win tickets? Simply follow these two steps.

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Win Tickets to New Times Soundcheck 2012

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Clint Kirk
The Love Me Nots
It's almost here: New Times Soundcheck at Club Red is this weekend, featuring a roster of entirely local talent. Over two days you get The Love Me Nots, Father Figures (download an exclusive MP3 here), Jason Devore (of Authority Zero), Crusher Sound System, Mouse Powell, and many, many more.

Tickets for each day are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Soundcheck official site, at Zia Records, Rockzone Records, or from the bands on the bill.

Want to win a pair of passes for each night? We've got a special giveaway exclusively for Up on the Sun readers.

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