Bringing it on home.
TVD Ticket Giveaway: Grizzly Bear at the
9:30 Club, 9/20 or 9/21

I know it’s been a lot longer than “Two Weeks” since most of us have seen Grizzly Bear.

If you were fretting that it would be too much longer to catch Ed Droste and the boys live, never fear—we have tickets for their upcoming performance at the 9:30 Club that we’d like to put in your paws. So awesome they have to book two nights, come find out how you can score a pair of tickets for Grizzly Bear’s shows on either Thursday, September 20th or Friday, September 21st.

Grizzly Bear is one of the rare acts who happens upon fame rather than striving for it. With the massive, unexpected commercial success that 2009’s Veckatimest brought them, Grizzly Bear went from an indie treasure to a well-known artistic endeavour with calculated folk-pop that is accessible while still catering to a dense atmosphere. Selling out huge venues world-wide and even working a touring stint or two with Radiohead, Grizzly Bear’s performance is one built out of experience and effort that is not to be missed.

They’ve announced that their new album will be delivered to the masses on September 18th, and the first song from the album, “Sleeping Ute,” premiered last week. That, in tandem with the recent releases of Daniel Rossen’s solo effort and Bassist Chris Taylor’s project CANT, will ensure that there will be plenty of new music to vibe off of.

Don’t forget, DC—this week TVD celebrates you with ticket giveaways that will be announced every day, including one each day from 9:30 Club for recently announced shows that have just gone on sale. Don’t miss your chance to catch some amazing performances.

So how could you possibly be lucky enough to catch the Bear of Grizzly playing at the 9:30 Club? Why, it’s simple! In the comments below, tell us your favorite solo or side project offshooting from a famous band.

Since I love weird beats and weirder pop music so much, I’ll probably have to go with Animal Collective’s lead singer’s effort, Avey Tare.

The winner will be chosen at noon on Thursday, June 14th and will choose which date he or she would like to attend to see Grizzly Bear.

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  • Josh P

    J Mascis’ side project “Heavy Blanket”!

  • Friendjamin Ross

    Sage Francis, Art Official Intelligence

  • VanessaMeryl

    I still wish The Postal Service wasn’t a side project, quality stuff, first thing that popped into my mind.

  • DanielMcSwain

    The Glove, featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith and Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin. 

  • burTur

    The Raconteurs. Side project for both Jack White and Brendan Benson. Certainly better than anything that Brendan Benson did solo.

  • ShaunC

    Panda Bear is my favorite side project. In a lot of ways I prefer him over Animal Collective proper. I would prefer Friday, but would take either of the two days. This may be the only opportunity I’ll get to see Grizzly Bear!!

  • dp

    Spencer Krug’s Sunset Rubdown is my favorite side-project and I think I liked that project even more than Wolf Parade.  

  • betsy_a


  • MunchTreeAll

    Darkside – Nicolas Jaar’s side project is borderline genius genre-defying stuff

  • bryan579

    Atlas Sound brings out a whole different side to Bradford Cox that really compliments his work with Deerhunter.

  • heyitselvia

    Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age =  king of side projects
    Kyuss, Eagles of Death Metal and most importantly, Them Crooked Vultures.

  • CalvinNwachuku

    Baio – Sunburn EP, brought to us by the cool bro bassist of Vampire Weekend. (Sept. 20 is my birthday (!) *crosses fingers*)

  • Chris

    Dead Weather, Jack White’s other recent side project, also a side project of Allison Mossheart, as if The Kills isn’t enough.

  • aj mack

    Discovery – A double side project consisting of Rostam Batmanglij, the keyboardist from Vampire Weekend and Wesley Miles, the vocalist from Ra Ra Riot, a very tasteful collaboration.

  • bpizzle

    Broken Bells was pretty bad ass while it lasted.  Good hold over between Shins’ albums..

  • naksak

    Atlas Sound/Deerhunter

  • The Vinyl District

  • The Vinyl District

    A winner has been chosen – please check your email!


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