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Contest Wed Aug 04 2010

Ticket Giveaway- Devo, Dirty Projectors @ The Congress, 8/5


If you're having trouble figuring out your conflicted picks for Lollapalooza, have no fear! This year, as in recent years past, offers up a plethora of pre and post Lolla shows around the city. And one of the best ways to kick-off your Lolla weekend is tomorrow night with Devo and Dirty Projectors at The Congress.

Devo recently released their first studio album in 20 years, and they're cranking out punk infused power pop better than ever. Whether you rock an energy cone or not, expect to bounce around to the sugary yelps and riffs of Mark Mothersbaugh and company. And before Devo hits the stage, catch Dirty Projectors before their weekend Lolla set as well. They performed an amazing show at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion last summer, and their eclectic blend of instrumentation mixed with dreamy harmonies are a perfect soundtrack to the last days of summer.

Also just announced, Lolla founder (and Jane's Addiction frontman) Perry Farrell will be in attendance, dishing out a DJ set at the show and helping to usher in Lollapalooza weekend.

Thanks to the kind folks at The Congress Theater, we have five pairs of tickets to the show for five lucky readers. Just email us at with the subject "Potato!" and you and a friend will get to see the show for free (energy cones optional). (17+) [Update: We have our winners and they've been contacted! Thanks to everyone who wrote in!]

Devo, Dirty Projectors, and Perry Farrell DJ set at The Congress, Thursday August 5th. The show is all ages and the doors open at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35. Or a special offer of 2 for $50, 4 for $100 if you purchase online at the Congress website.

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