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Grizzly Bear in Vancouver – win tickets

Grizzly Bear photo

Grizzly Bear at VirginFest 2009, Toronto. Jon Healy photo

Contest – win a pair of tickets to see Grizzly Bear at the Commodore Ballroom Oct 7!

Grizzly Bear is booked for two shows at the Commodore Ballroom. The Oct 6 show is sold out but we have a pair of tickets to the Brooklyn band’s second show, Oct 7, to give away.

To enter, follow us on Twitter at @TheSnipeNews and tweet: “I’ve entered to win a pair of tix to Grizzly Bear at the Commodore Oct 7. Details: http://ow.ly/e4kJn @TheSnipeNews @LiveNationWest”. You can also make an anagram out of the word Veckatimest in the comments below for another chance to win.

A tweet and a comment count as an entry each; contestants are  allowed a maximum of two entries. We’ll make the draw using a random number generator 9 a.m. PST Friday Oct 5.

The band is on tour for its fourth album, Shields.

album cover image- Grizzly Bear, Shields

Grizzly Bear’s Shields album cover.

Of the band’s 2009 appearance at the Vogue Theatre, Kate Reid wrote:

“Misty blue lights beamed into the crowd at the end of ‘I Live With You’, but the set instead concluded with an inspiring rendition of ‘On A Neck, On A Spit’. When the band came out for their encore, someone in the audience yelled out, ‘We want you inside us!’ and the Bear answered with the Crystals’ ‘He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)’.

“A song about domestic abuse may seem an odd choice to end the night with, but ‘He Hit Me’ harkens back to the lyrics of ‘Knife’ and Grizzly Bear’s own plea for pain: ‘I want you to know, when I look in your eyes, with every blow comes another lie.’ Heavy stuff, yes, but sin is how most religions get their start and Grizzly Bear is well on its way to amassing a zealous flock of believers.”



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