UPDATE: This contest is now closed, the winner has been notified by email.

Flawlessly able to cross back and forth between reverb-ridden classic rock and low fidelity sludge,  Kurt Vile’s presence alone would be enough to make this a classic show, but completing the best one-two punch tour of recent memory are New Jersey natives and fellow lo-fi stalwarts Real Estate. If you’re the type that was slightly disappointed by Dum Dum Girls, eagerly await Best Coast,  and don’t think there’s anything ridiculous about Chillwave besides the title, then this is definitely the show for you. There have been some truly phenomenal releases in the past couple of years on labels like Woodsist, In the Red, Captured Tracks, and eventually Matador for some, but at the forefront of all these new acts you’ll find Vile and Real Estate, who have managed to release accomplished albums without losing any of their DIY sensibilities.

To win a pair of tickets to see Kurt Vile and Real Estate at the Great Hall next Tuesday, July 20, send an email to contests@cavacool.com with “The Great Kurt Vile” in the subject line and your full name in the body. This contest closes Sunday, July 18 at midnight. To find other great shows, check out Collective Concerts.

Kurt Vile – Freeway
Real Estate – Fake Blues

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— , July 12, 2010    2 Comments

Is ‘The Great Hall’ the Danforth Music Hall?

— Sal Patel, July 13, 2010

I’ve never been there either. The great hall is west on queen just before trinity belwoods.


— Daniel, July 13, 2010