Sunday, February 10, 2013

0 TICKET GIVEAWAY: Graveyard | The Shrine

Sometimes, you simply gotta rock, man.  You know?

Back in the early '00s, the underground heavy music scene started to veer away from clean vocals and riff-based rock and roll and towards throaty growling vocals backed up by complex time signatures and angular, anti-melodic guitar runs for whatever reason. Perhaps it was a reaction to the comparatively structured rock canon of the '90s, or the incessant 4/4 oonce-oonce of the fadtastic rave scene that dominated popular culture around the turn of the century (and has subsequently mutated into the dubstep plague that currently has its grips on the mainstream). Either way, shit got weird. And for the most part, it stopped actually, you know, rocking.  But now, in just the last few years, it seems that we are finally coming back around again. These things go in cycles, right?

After enduring a decade of music bent on challenging the listener -- often to the detriment of entertainment value -- we are now seeing more and more bands emerge and reach a comfortable level of success by bringing back the bluesy heavy metal sound of the seventies, mixed with the burly stoner jams of a post-Kyuss generation; focusing more on just rocking the fuck out with immediate, accessible riffs, and tuneful vocal runs. Sweden's Graveyard is one of these bands.  The kind of band that compels you to throw up the horns, wave whatever hair you have as to and fro as it will go, and flush your worries away with a few cans of cold suds.

After seven years and three full-length albums – their latest, the fantastic Lights Out, releasing late last year – these Nordic tourhounds are once again returning to the PNW this Wednesday, February 13th, at Neumos with their mates, LA's no-bullshit straight-up boozy rock trio The Shrine. We have a pair of tickets to give away to one of you crazy rock geeks.

***To enter the drawing for a pair of tickets to this show simply send an email to with "Graveyard" as the subject and your full name in the body. Winner will be drawn Tuesday at 5pm, so act fast. Good luck!***

Find event and ticket information here:

Graveyard/The Shrine US Tour (remaining dates):

13 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
15 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
16 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
17 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
18 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
21 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
22 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
23 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's (The Devil's Blood and Royal Thunder also appear) 


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