September 10, 2009

Win tickets to Sunday’s Monolith from The Grates


Why is lead singer Patience (yes, that’s her real name) of Australian band The Grates so excited up there? It could be because she has 2 tickets to Sunday’s Monolith Festival to giveaway to YOU, as well as a copy of their new album Teeth Lost, Hearts Won.

Email me a story about a time when patience was important to you, or why we need Patience, or something rad about Australia (other than that my little brother is moving there, omg news of the family last night)! I will pick a winner at noon tomorrow, that’s 12pm Mountain Standard Time, Friday. Include your full name with your email entry, k?

gratesjpgThe Grates play the Monolith kickoff party tomorrow night, and at the festival Sunday at 2pm. I saw them at SXSW (which is actually what that picture up top is from) and they were a blast.

Burn Bridges – The Grates

Teeth Lost, Hearts Won is out Tuesday, Sept 15th. It was produced by Peter Katis (Frightened Rabbit, The National) and features guest appearances by Kori Gardner of Mates of State (vocals on “Milk Eyes“) and Tim Fite (vocals on “Not Today”).

1 Comment

  • Heather,

    Good luck at Monolith. I can’t win the tickets as I am in Oz but I thought I could share a couple of Patience’s performances to prepare you.
    If your brother has any of your musicalityness, then he will be happy to spend Saturday nights watching Rockwiz, the world’s coolest rock show.
    Each week, two teams battle it out for no prizes and we are treated to live performances from local and overseas talent. Here is Patience cevering MGMT’s Time to Pretend with Broderick Smith, one of our finest voices from the 70′s.
    And another standout performance from her, this time partnered with Glenn Richards of Augie March. They take on a Paul Kelly song about Melbourne and are joined by THE man himself.

    So I hope you can convince Patience to cover Time To Pretend on the weekend – it would go off!.

    Oh, and I think that patience is taught to you by your children…you know that time you are running 5 minutes late for something important and it is the day your child decides they will tie their own shoelaces for the first time. That is a true test of patience.


    Tawriffic — September 11, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

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