TVD Ticket Giveaway: David Wax Museum at 9:30 Club, 9/14

David Wax Museum was declared “The breakout act at the Newport Folk Fest last year” by Paste. They solidified their reputation this year and have tour dates scheduled all the way out to March 2012! DWM are hot; not like a fleeting flash or a passing trend, they embrace enduring and influential styles of Latin America, weaving them flawlessly into classic folk.

Rob Kirkpatrick from Huffington Post dubbed them The Best Band You Might Not Know, and after hearing them live was

…simultaneously excited to hear a great act on the verge of blowing up while lamenting that the band is destined for mainstream audiences and bigger venues from here on out. It’s bound to happen for the band. They’re that good. It’ll be our loss and our gain.

I second this assessment and encourage one and all to throw themselves on this music explosion by attending Wednesday’s show at 9:30 Club, September 14th.

Submit your favorite “discovery band,” the one you claim as yours, the one you swear to your friends “I saw them in [year] before [band name] hit it big,” to enter to win a pair of tickets to David Wax Museum and be prepared to stomp your feet and witness them as they “blow up”!

The winner will be chosen on Monday (9/12) at noon.

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7 comments
Olivia
Olivia

The winner has been notified. Check your email!

Weimin Chen
Weimin Chen

For me it was Dum Dum Girls a couple years ago. They're not immensely popular at this point, but they're gaining popularity and are developing notice polish on their works since their first LP.

Benjamin Flanagan
Benjamin Flanagan

The year was 2009, June, Norfolk, Va. I saw Amy Lee as a fat lead singer of Evanescence. Not sure why I went to the show, but glad I did. It was great to see them win a grammy after years of telling people, This group is amazing!! That's my story

PostCollegiate Blog
PostCollegiate Blog

Avett Bros used to play at my tiny single sex college in the mid-2000s to a crowd of maybe 65 drunk girls.  It was glorious.

Jeff
Jeff

My biggest claim to fame was seeing Incubus at a tiny club in Scranton back in 2000 right before their album "Make Yourself"  made them a household name.  I'm sure they'll never play a joint like that again!

Todd
Todd

My  recent "discovery band" is Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes. Thanks to NPR's coverage of SWSW, I went to see them back in 2009 at DC9. The place was packed with a loyal following. It was cool  to see them again at a sold out 9:30 Club in 2010.

Ashley
Ashley

My "discovery band" is The Civil Wars. I heard about them last year, took the time to look them up, and fell in love with their music. At the beginning of this year, I had a chance to see them in a smaller, intimate venue (Jammin' Java), and it seems like around that time their music really took off. So I suppose I like to brag a little about being a fan of The Civil Wars before everyone else. 

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