Week 1 Contest Winners!
Congrats to the Summer Music Junkie Contest Week 1 winners!
- Dean Keim – CMJ 2010 Music Marathon badge
- Amber G. King – Ariel Pink at Irving Plaza tickets
- Hula Doll – CMJ 2010 Music Marathon badge
- Alexis Maindrault – The XX at United Palace tickets
- Mary Mark – New Music Seminar badge
- Clara Hung – Trombone Shorty at South Street Seaport tickets
- Michelle – New Music Seminar badge
Here’s what our winners had to say about their favorite concert of the week:
“I really like Matt & Kim at the Siren fest last weekend but I think that Screaming Females took the first place. Marissa Paternoster has such a stage presence and incredible skills!”
“I loved Raphael Saadiq. It was my first Summerstage show, and I thought I would die from the heat, but he was so fantastic and energetic that it was more than worth it. I was only expecting to hear songs from his solo albums, so it was a thrill to hear him sing a few Tony Toni Tone jams. So much fun! Plus, I got to take a picture with Aloe Blacc, who was also great.”
“Last week’s winner of my favorite concert was hands down Iron Maiden at MSG. While the other shows were nice for sure, they all had their pitfalls~ The Roots killed it, but waiting through the many other acts and stage changes was a real blah waiting game. Siren fest was great too, but the new stage configurations closed off exits and made things seem more claustrophobic than a chicken in a pressure cooker (sweating just thinking about it). Maiden, on the other hand, was pure well-crafted rock GOD genius, as only Heavy Metal veterans like Bruce Dickinson and the boys could do! Bruce was positively on fire: running, dodging, rolling and lunging across stage like few 20-year olds could do, and his voice pierced through the air like screeching wails of the undead! Much of the enfasis this time around was the still unreleased new album, mixed in with stuff off their reunion piece from a few years back, which left only little time for some real old devil-loving metal from their first couple albums, and barely anything from their better known 80’s/90’s period, but that didn’t matter, it was a truly great giant ROCK show the way they used to do it, big and impressive!”
We’ve got some amazing prizes this week including tickets to Belle and Sebastian, Black Francis, the Morning Benders and CMJ Badges.