TVD Ticket Giveaway: Matt Costa at U Street Music Hall, 4/19

Nothing really takes me back to the summer of my junior year of high school more than a whimsical Matt Costa tune bouncing its way out of my car window on a warm summer day.

Needless to say, the singer-songwriter has been making music for a while now and has made a name for himself in the indie pop circles of the music world and even scored a few movie soundtracks bids along the way. I Love You, Man, anybody?

Costa recently released his fourth studio album aptly titled, Matt Costa. To create a fresh new sound he drew inspiration from Dylan and The Band. “I was thinking about the Basement Tapes [a collection of tracks that Bob Dylan recorded with The Band in 1967] and how I always loved the way those songs made me feel, and also how they were all recorded so simply,” he says. “With this album, part of what I wanted to do was work with all these big, over-the-top arrangements that burst open and take off into a whole new dimension—but still ultimately create that same kind of cool, pure feeling.”

The general perception of the new album has been overwhelmingly positive since its February 12 release date. After one listen, the album makes you feel as though you’re floating among the clouds hand-in-hand with Costa’s lyrics. His self-titled album is a solid collection of his songwriting capabilities from front to back and shows that even four albums in, that Costa still has it. Matt hit the road with opener The Blank Tapes to promote his new album this April.

Luckily for you, the tour makes a stop at the U Street Music Hall on Friday April, 19, and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

Oh yeah, that takes me back.

If you’d like your chance to win a pair of tickets for Friday’s show, simply tell us what song reminds you of high school in the comments below.

Besides Matt Costa, I also vaguely remember an embarrassing amount of Fall Out Boy being played in the earlier high school years. Can I high-five for the 2000s?

The winner will be chosen at noon on Thursday, April 18. Tickets are still available.

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  • SCS1

    Pluto.. 2 Skinnee Js

  • ShannonDuggan3

    High school is definitely accompanied by a large helping of Hellogoodbye. “I hate the ocean, theme parks, and airplanes”.. but more so the raging hormones that made me appreciate these lines.

  • Logan

    Lots of Bush – Glycerine.

  • mcass27

    “All These Things That I’ve Done” – The Killers

  • Ben1551

    Marcy Playground – “Sex and Candy”

  • Emanuella

    Oh… Hhhmmmm….. Music that reminds me of high school… No Doubt – Just a Girl

  • KristinaRoseIsgrig

    We’re Going to be Friends – The White Stripes
    Every year of high school.

  • Meghan

    The Roots – You Got Me!

  • Heather Hanks

    Gin Blossom- Till I Hear it From You! Empire Records, such a great film!

  • oliviaung

    The winner has been notified. Check your email!


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