[BSOTM Contest: The Grates in Space! Land!] + Break
Well, well - who might those three be? Clearly the "I'm Australian" demeanor reveal them to be none other than the Grates. Ah yes, the Grates - one of Australia's most popular exports, closely trailing behind boomerangs and koalas. Having said that, chances are, by now, you're quite familiar with the tunage of this particular trio. If not, allow some time to familiarize yourself yeah? All right, now that you know who the Grates are, dont you want to go seem them? Well even though it's technically Alina's turn to start up a contest, I've decided to steal her turn and start my contest early since its rather time dependent. Time dependent you say? Why, that must mean it has to do with a contest. That's right, we're offering up another pair of guestlist spots, two pairs actually! So what's specifically up for grabs? Two lucky winners will get the chance to see the Grates at their November 14 show at Los Angeles' Spaceland, and they can bring a friend too! Sometimes I think I spoil you all. You know the rules, just email us your name with the subject "BSOTM Contest" or drop a line in the comments with your name and email address. This contest ends November 12 guys, so get to it and good luck!


Well hey, they can't just be playing a single show in LA can they? Of course not! Be sure to check them out if you're nearby any of the cities on their current tour...

November 15 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
November 18 Seattle, WA - Neumos
November 19 Vancouver, BC - Media Club
November 23 Calgary, Alberta - Broken City
November 24 Edmonton, Alberta - Power Plant
November 25 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Louis' Pub
November 26 Winnipeg, Manitoba - The Collective
November 30 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
December 6 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
December 7 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
December 9 Brooklyn, NY - Northsix
December 10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
December 12 Washington, DC - Black Cat
December 16 Fortitude Valley, Brisbane - Alfred's Block Party

Various songs from The Grates (all songs are right click - save as):
Science Is Golden

Check out their site.
Be their friend!


Otherwheres - Alina and I here at Both Sides will be taking a break and will resume regular posting on the date of this contest's winners announcement. Meanwhile, you can occupy some time by checking out the better blogs on our links list....
Blogger Patch said...
I saw the Grates in a really tiny bar in my hometown a month or two back... lots of crazy energy... those guys fucking rock!

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
Patch - I've still yet to see them, but I always hear great things about their live shows. Aha, and its always the energy that's mentioned...