Friday, May 6, 2011

TICKET GIVEAWAY for Margot & the Nuclear So and So's

Thursday, May 12 2011, Asterisk Concerts and Manic Productions present

The Space
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

7:00pm - All Ages - $15 ($12 advance)

Want to win a pair of tickets to Margot & the Nuclear So and So's at The Space on May 12? Send an email to ctindiecontest[at]gmail[dot]com! THREE PAIRS of tickets are up for grabs!! Winners will be picked at random!

(Winners will be notified May 10th) bio:
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s is a 6-piece indie-pop/orchestral pop band from Indianapolis, Indiana. The band, which was formed in 2004 by Richard Edwards and Andy Fry (formerly of Archer Avenue and The Academy, respectively), is currently signed to Epic Records.

Their debut album, The Dust of Retreat came out in 2006. At this time, the band was signed to Artemis Records and had 8 members. In 2008 the band signed to Epic Records and (on 7 October) released two new albums, Animal! and Not Animal. The band originally planned to just release “Animal!”. However, Epic disagreed on their song choice, and compiled a different list, which would later become “Not Animal”. Eventually, after dispute over which version would be released, it was decided to release both at the same time.

In August 2009, 5 of the band’s members left. They are all involved in other projects, most notably Pravada.

While the band, and Richard specifically have given many explanations to the band’s name; this is all in fun. As the name was created as an anti-name; not meant to have any real meaning, just to make fun of other ridiculous names. The name “Margot” comes from Gweneth Paltrow’s character in Wes Anderson’s “The Royal Tenenbaums”.

The band’s sound, categorized as “chamber pop”, has been compared to the indie rock groups Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, and The Shins, while incorporating elements of singer/songwriters like Paul Simon and Conor Oberst.

with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Suns

bios from Manic's site

Brooklyn-based trio, A Great Big Pile of Leaves got their start in 2007 when guitarist/singer Peter Weiland and drummer Tyler Soucy took time from their prior projects to start writing material of their own. The first six songs came together as the self-released EP The Fiery Works, which the duo put out as a free download on their Web site. As word spread online, the band’s fanbase grew along with Weiland and Soucy’s excitement to get back to recording.

A Great Big Pile of Leaves toured last Fall on their first national tour with Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything,and Saves the Day. “This fall tour is exactly what our band needed to be doing and at the perfect time so we’re extremely grateful for the opportunity that we have,” Soucy continues when asked about those large-scale shows. “I spent most of high school listening to these three bands, so it’s going to be pretty surreal to walk off stage every night and watch the rest of the line-up,” he adds, “it’s going to be a great time.”

Suns are a three-piece rock band from Easton & Redding, Connecticut. The songs on their first EP, “Three Songs” are poppy but carry certain darkness to them as well. Their live show strives to be as dynamic as possible with tight musicianship, grand build up’s, and an unrelenting intensity. Suns will be releasing their new 6 song EP, “Be Good Boy” at the beginning of the summer.

2011 Tour Dates for Margot & the Nuclear So and So's:

05.06.11 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05.07.11 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
05.08.11 Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
05.09.11 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05.10.11 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
05.11.11 Boston, MA @ The Paradise
05.12.11 Hamden, CT @ The Space
05.13.11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05.14.11 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
05.15.11 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
05.16.11 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
05.17.11 Chicago, IL @ Metro
05.18.11 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
05.21.11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05.22.11 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
05.24.11 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
05.25.11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
05.27.11 Solona Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
05.28.11 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse Music Venue
05.30.11 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
05.31.11 Austin, TX @ The Parish
06.01.11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
06.03.11 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's

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