Thursday, September 20th, 2007

CONTEST – Okkervil River @ Lee's Palace – September 21, 2007

Lightning round contest, people!

Tomorrow night’s Okkervil River show at Lee’s Palace is plum sold out – quite a far cry from their last time through when I had an extra ticket I literally couldn’t give away. Surely, if you had any interest in this show, you knew that it would sell out? Tomorrow night promises to be one hell of a sweaty party and if you were slothful and didn’t get tickets in advance, you are either at the mercy of the scalpers or just SOL. Or are you?

Courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got ONE pair of passes to give away to the show but to get em, you have to tell me why you should be excused for your sloth and why you deserve the passes. Leave your excuse in the comments with your full name and an email that you can be reached at and cross your fingers – you’ll know if your mea culpa has passed muster soon enough because this contest will close at midnight tonight. That’s five hours, people. Hop to it. Update: Passes go to Matthew, who was the only one without sloth as an excuse. And my 1D4 came up “1” anyways.

And while you wait, you can check out this (brief) conversation with Will Sheff at Hour or make plans to hit the official after party at Tiger Bar tomorrow night when members of the band will be swinging by after the show – around 1:30 AM-ish – to DJ and whatnot.

MP3: Okkervil River – “Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe”
Video: Okkervil River – “Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe” (YouTube)
MySpace: Okkervil River

By : Frank Yang at 7:09 pm
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  1. Matthew Pilgrim says:

    I have been out of town for the past three months and by the time I got back into Toronto, the tickets were sold out. I am the ultimate Okkervil fan and will burst into tears whether I win or lose.

  2. Greg says:

    My slothful nature cannot be excused. I simply started looking for tickets too late. I am a bum. If I don’t go the show my Mom will ground me for the whole weekend and there’s good chance that The Girlfriend will tell me that it’s time we "just be friends".

  3. Dwayne Lane says:

    I missed them the last time they were in town. I kept putting off walking to Soundcapes, until show sold out. The new album is killer & would love to hear it live. That’s pretty much it — just really wanna attend the show.

  4. Brian George says:

    I’m still numb from the tumultuous experience with Ticketmaster and Neil Young this morning. The realization just now that this show (which I had stupidly assumed I could stroll into tomorrow night) is sold out just may put me over the edge.
    Also, Damien Jurado. Please.