TVD Ticket Giveaway: Regina Spektor at the Lyric Opera House, 10/2

So, who wouldn’t fall in love with quirky girls who look like Kristen Schaal on a good day and write piano tunes that would make Elton John nervous?

People who haven’t heard of Regina Spektor.  The anti-folk rebel is coming to The Lyric Opera House on October 2nd, and we’ve got tickets to give away to two lucky fans. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday, Aug 17th, at 10 AM through Ticketmaster, but we’ve got your chance to win a pair of tickets before you can even buy them. If you enjoy amazing songwriters that have more charm than Emma Stone, this is something you definitely don’t want to miss.

Since she began her rise to fame in the early 2000’s, Spektor has been winning fans the world over with her own cup of strange and obscure, yet enduringly sweet pop music.   The Moscow transplant acquired worldwide acclaim from her 2006 album Begin to Hope and its resulting single “Fidelity” and kept her following coming back with 2008’s Far, another out-there yet accessible spoonful of educated pop.

This year marks the release of her sixth album What We From the Cheap Seats, an odyssey into past songs and old melodies that Spektor has reworked.   The songstress has been tearing through the states promoting the collection of aged ideas that have been freshly spun and lands at the Lyric this fall.

So how can you score tickets to seeing the relentless charm of Regina Spektor?  It’s simple! In the comments below, tell us your favorite artist with a lot of charm.  

Since I’m a sucker for girls who like to cover classy Christmas songs, I’m going to go with Zooey Deschanel.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Wednesday, August 15th.

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  • mazatov

    Katie Melua

  • Lee

    Hawley Shoffner

  • Quinnp

    norah jones!

  • sram

    Ingrid Michaelson

  • Anousheh

    Florence <3 (& the machine too of course…)

  • alice

    No one has more charm than Regina!

  • kategatito

    Sofia Vergara

  • Marc

    Grace Potter

  • CatherineRytkonen

    Is this a trick question? REGINA SPEKTOR! Duh

  • Drew

    Gillian Welch

  • CatherineRytkonen

    Is this a trick question? REGINA SPEKTOR!

  • kategatito


  • pacocase

    Jenny Lewis.

  • LucasDivine

    Béatrice Martin. Who’s quirky and, coincidentally, also covered a classy Christmas song: Noel Blanc.

  • VictoriaWebbe

    I’m pretty fond of Kate Nash, myself–when I’m not listening to Regina, of course.

  • B_tothe_RAD

    Annie Clark (St. Vincent)!

  • yv

    Sia! comes in a close second

  • eyeballs

    Current charmer is Grace Potter!  Saw her at 930 club a few years back when she was an OPENER!  What a sweetheart.

  • Sara K

    Lily Allen

  • KristenKing

    I’m going to go with a whole band: Scars on 45. They were so fun during the show, at one point they actually pointed us out in the balcony, and said: “You up there…yes you guys, dancing your heart out…Thank you!” I thought that was super charming; they are definitely crowd pleasers.

  • triviamaven

    Does it have to be a girl? Because I want to put Bruno Mars in my pocket and carry him around with me – he’s so little and adorable!!

  • AllisonKretz

    Are you f*cking kidding me?! – Kate Miller-Heidke.(get it?

  • Sarah Brown

    I’d have to go with Sufjan Stevens – him and his music are very charming/endearing to me.

  • Kensingtonite

    Lily Allen has my kind of charm! 😉

  • Johnna

    I love the Neighbourhood – Check em out!

  • OhYOUareCarly

    It will ALWAYS be Grace Slick (& the Great Society/Jefferson Airplane). The original off-the-cuff diva, the OG of bad girls flipping off the menfolk, the perfect contrarian. The absence of her charm makes her stand above the rest. 

  • TheMistler

    Alina Simone. Of if “working his fearsomeness awesomely” counts as charm maybe Nick Cave?

  • cjkell08

    Am I allowed to say Regina Spektor?! Haha…besides the obvious, I’d have to say that Ellie Goulding has a lot of charm and talent.

  • jules

    I’m gonna say Morrissey, yes, Morrissey…especially when he sings “This charming man”..

  • Nick

    I’m waiting for British Pop Artist Pixie Lott to make her American debut! Extremely talented and very likable!

  • sarahannevt

    Lana Del Rey. Who doesn’t love a good self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra?

  • Kathleen

    Mat Kearney, for his incredibly disarming nature.  I’ve now seen him so many times that the last time I talked to him after a show, he greeted me as “a good friend of mine.”  He knows how to please a crowd (e.g. jumping down and singing with the audience for Runaway Car) and he absolutely loves his fans.  An all around class act and charming human being.

  • SCS1

    Ben Fold’s!

  • Rebecca

    Laura Marling is fantastic and of the same classy storytelling variety that Regina rocks out with!

  • kaikai12

    Allison Kraus! And of course Regina Spektor! 

  • Em2001

    Robyn for her dance moves and Grace Potter for her killer voice and putting on great shows! 

  • Rick Marshall

    Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne is so damn charming.

  • tishmocker

    Bjork has charmed me for years with her elvish quirkiness!

  • MarioSemiglia

    My favorite artist with a lot of charm is Fiona Apple, she is truly timeless.

  • MuseumGirl

    I really enjoy Grace Potter she can sing fast tempoed rock songs and then slow it down while all performing amazingly on stage.

  • MuseumGirl

    I really enjoy Grace Potter she can sing fast tempoed rock songs and then slow it down while all performing amazingly on stage.

  • JGAcct

    Julian Casablancas is my kind of charmer.

  • ReginaFan

    Julia Nunes is really fun. I enjoy her singing and she plays the ukulele.

  • Spektator

    Jane from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes is a great entertainer.

  • Miss_Lisa8

    I’m a little in love with Garfunkel and Oates. Ukes and potty mouths work for me, what can I say?

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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