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Win tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age in Asheville on Sept. 20

| September 16, 2013 | Comments (72)

queens_of_the_stone_age1_2013UPDATE: Mike Merritt was the winner of the tickets. Congrats, Mike!

Queens of the Stone Age will play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Sept. 20. Leave a comment on this blog post and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to the show.

You can buy tickets here.

Here’s a snippet from a recent review at thelantern.com:

It should not take more than a few listens to realize that QOTSA is a straight up hard rock band. Even with specks of psychedelic rock, punk and garage rock, there’s not a whole lot of room for embellishing the band’s descriptor. That said, hard rock’s often a genre into which your Three Days Graces/Puddle of Mudds/Buckcherrys get pigeonholed. QOTSA is not—I repeat—not that band.

QOTSA is more refined, with an actual sense of accomplishment. The band’s basic structure is that of heavy, driving tunes formed around a stern, prickled riff. Their sound steers past prog-rock’s vestigial jamming and length while maintaining its orchestration, then dives into an exuberant punk yet equally dark energy, a la Motorhead. Case-in-point: “You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire,” “No One Knows” and pretty much every other song performed from “Songs for the Deaf” (show closer “A Song For the Dead” was a noteworthy one).

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  1. Miss M says:

    Would be a most awesome first night out post-baby, has been waaaaay too long and I love them! Thanks for the contest :)

  2. Jonathan says:

    did anyone win the tickets??? 2 hours and 45 min to get back to us…

  3. Vinyl_45rpm says:

    Oh isn’t this tonight? So who’s the winner?

  4. Andrew says:

    Yes include me in your contest please!

  5. Chris F says:

    Love QOTSA – especially their early stuff. Hope I can go…

  6. John Mitchell says:

    pick me please, I can’t wait!

  7. Jon Corbin says:

    Pick me, pick me, yeah!!!

  8. j. l. says:

    would love to win some tickets!

  9. Sunny says:

    “The gift you give to me no one knows” except, it might be Queens of the Stone Age tickets!

  10. Jill says:

    Need to be reunited with these guys! And I could use a little break from my 5-year-old.

  11. Joe says:

    This dude said Jay Z sucks, and no one says that, right?

  12. Maime Gonzales says:

    I’m working 1st shift at Downtown After 5 on Friday … I would LOVE to go see this show after!!!

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