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Saturday, October 07, 2006

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's Design Contest

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's want you to design their Spring 2007 Backstage Pass. Well, not you, necessarily, and definitely not you if you're under 14.

They do want someone 14 or older to design "one-of-a-kind backstage pass that captures the energy of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's." Their advice: "Be wildly imaginative. Be incredibly innovative."

The winner gets:

- "handwritten lyrics to "'Quiet as a Mouse'"
- "a signed, limited edition & hand-numbered 7-inch CD with 2 previously unreleased songs"
- "Limited edition art print from the 'Quiet as a Mouse' video"
- "two 3-day VIP tix to the 2007 Bonnaroo Music Festival" (hopefully this is not a trick, and "tix" will actually gain someone admittance to the Festival on an equal footing with "VIP tickets").
- "and much more"

Also: "Lucky runner-ups win a signed, limited edition & hand-numbered 7-inch CD of the debut 'The Dust of Retreat,' stickers and buttons."

For better or worse, the band will pick a winner from among the top entries. Until that point, the competition is both a popularity contest ("Tell your friends to come... and vote for you!") as well as a promotional vehicle for the website hosting the competition. Registering at that site is required in order to enter the contest or vote on entries. That sort of sponsorship and oversight has its benefits - like efficiency if the site is well-run - but it risks alienating people who find it offputting. Life might be about compromises. Or choices. It's definitely about something.

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's are currently on tour supporting the Elected, whose Blake Sennett made the choice to go on tour rather than stay in the studio, working on the next Rilo Kiley album.

"Quiet as a Mouse" video:

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

Supporting The Elected:

Oct 14 - San Francisco CA - Café Du Nord
Oct 16 - Portland, OR - Towne Hall
Oct 17 - Seattle WA - Paradox
Oct 18 - Vancouver, BC - Media Club
Oct 20 - Edmonton AB - Powerplant
Oct 21 - Calgary AB - The Liberty Lounge
Oct 23 - Winnipeg MB - The Collective
Oct 25 - Omaha NE - Sokol Underground
Oct 26 - Madison WI - Club 770
Oct 27 - Grinnell IA - Grinnell College
Oct 28 - Minneapolis MN - Triple Rock
Oct 29 - Chicago IL - Abbey
Oct 30 - Cleveland OH - Grog Shop
Oct 31 - Cincinnati OH - Mad Hatter (all ages)

Nov 3 - Boston MA - TT the Bears
Nov 5 - New York NY - Knitting Factory
Nov 6 - Philadelphia PA - First Unitarian Church
Nov 7 - Washington DC - Black Cat
Nov 9 - Atlanta GA - Drunken Unicorn
Nov 10 - Mt Pleasant SC - Village Tavern
Nov 11 - St Augustine FL - Café 11
Nov 13 - Orlando FL - The Social
Nov 14 - Tallahassee FL - Florida State University - Club Down Under
Nov 16 - Austin TX - Emo's
Nov 17 - Houston TX - Walters on Washington
Nov 18 - Denton TX - Hailey's
Nov 20 - Tempe AZ - Modified
Nov 24 - Pomona CA - Glass House
Nov 25 - Los Angeles CA - Troubadour

Solo Dates:

Nov 28 - Salt Lake City UT - Kilby Court
Nov 29 - Denver CO - Larimer Lounge

Dec 1 - Dekalb IL - The House Café
Dec 2 - Chicago IL - Subterranean

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Skeleton Key (available on The Dust of Retreat)


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