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Contest: Win tickets to Strange Talk & The Griswolds at The Satellite Thursday

November 5th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electronic Rock, Electropop, Hidden Gem, Music Video, Rock, synthpop |

Courtesy of Wind-Up Records, they’ve given us two tickets to giveaway for Thursday’s show to see two rising bands out of Australia, including one of my absolute favorite acts, Strange Talk and another I’ve slowly become a fan of, The Griswolds.

To win 2 tickets to see Strange Talk and The Griswolds this Thursday at The Satellite, email beforebigs@gmail.com with subject CONTEST and mention why you deserve tickets to see both Australian acts at the Satellite on Thursday. Contest ends Thursday at noon PST and if you don’t win, I highly recommend going to the show, more details on it here.

Below read more about both bands including links to my favorite songs from each! (more…)

Preview + Giveaway: Culture Collide Festival, October 10-12, 2013

October 7th, 2013 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix, Dance, Disco, Electronic Rock, Electropop, House, Rock, synthpop |

This Thursday through Saturday in Echo Park, Los Angeles is the upcoming Culture Collide Festival put together by the wonderful people at Filter Magazine who have graciously offered us a pair of wristbands to giveaway! Email us at beforebigs@gmail.com with the subject including Culture Collide and who you are most excited to see to win the pair, winners will be selected Wednesday at 5pm. Check out CultureCollide.com for more info and purchase tickets on Ticketfly, it’s only $30 to see around 70 musicians perform!!!

This will be my 3rd year attending the diverse weekend music festival which features musicians all over the world. Several acts I’ve become huge fans of after hearing them at Culture Collide include Icona PopRoyal Teeth, PoolsideClassixxCSSAsteroids Galaxy Tour, and Datarock.

This years lineup continues the tradition of diverse musicians from all over the world which includes several personal favorites of ours including Miami HorrorPlastic Plates, The Silent Comedy, Chateau Marmont, GRMLN, Gemini Club, Mystery Skulls and Ghost Wave.
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Mashup Monday + Ticket giveaway: Kids & Explosions

September 17th, 2012 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Before Bigs Exclusive, Mashup, Mashup Monday |

Who is Kids & Explosions? K & E is Josh Raskin, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker (I Met the Walrus) turned mash-up artist. His LP Shit Computer offers a collection of some of Raskin’s own favorite tracks, which are reinterpreted and rearranged into glitchy and nostalgia-filled songs (this is his signature strategy). Genres are mixed and numerous samples of various songs turn hybrid in Shit Computer, revealing Raskin’s dexterity in transforming looped layers into tracks that sound fresh and new. Just listen to “Everything”, where he whisks a little of Eminem‘s “Lose It” with Slash’s guitar salute in the GNR classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Stream & download Shit Computer below.

If you dig this music and are in the LA area on Wednesday night, see how you can win two tickets to Kids & Explosions at The Central SAPC on 9/19.
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Contest: Win tickets to Mr. Little Jeans @TheCentralSAPC

August 19th, 2012 by | Alternative/Indie, Before Bigs Exclusive, Dance, Electropop, Pop |

We’re giving away tickets to another show at The Central SAPC that you don’t want to miss out on! This time it’s for Mr. Little Jeans a really hot upcoming act from Norway whose doing a rare live set on Friday at the Santa Monica music venue/dive bar. Show details here.

Here’s how to win two tickets: click the tweet button below

or copy and paste this on twitter:

I want to win two tickets to Mr. Little Jeans at @TheCentralSAPC bit.ly/PptZwX #MusicFutureNow via @BeforeBigs

Follow @TheCentralSAPC and @BeforeBigs to improve your chances of winning. Contest ends Thursday at Midnight.

Some music from Mr. Little Jeans and the other acts performing on Friday at The Central is below. (more…)

Contest: Win tickets to oOoOO & Say Uhns @ The Central SAPC 7/13

July 12th, 2012 by | Ambient, Before Bigs Exclusive, Electronic Dance Music |

Shout out to the marketing director at The Central SAPC for approaching us with tickets to oOoOO, Say Uhns, and Datsyuk tomorrow night. This is The Central’s first delve into the dub/electronic world and for this show with the talented roster of up-and-coming electronic acts to watch out for, especially Proximal Records’ Say Uhns, who is a Low End Theory regular and close friend of Flying Lotus. Enter the contest below to win free tickets and if your not feeling lucky, then purchase tickets here.

Win by tweeting this:


That’s all it takes to win two tickets to tomorrow night’s show. Need some convincing? Here’s some music from the acts performing tomorrow at The Central SAPC Friday night. (more…)

Exclusive Contest: Talib Kweli Memorial Day NYC *win free tickets!

May 21st, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |

This Memorial Day, May 28th, Talib Kweli, will kick off his “Prisoner of Conscious Tour” at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. The talented people who put this tour together, Move Forward Music, have provided us 2 free tickets which we are giving to you!

Here’s how to win tickets:
1. Like BeforeBigs.com

2. Like Move Forward Music

3. Share this post on facebook and tag the BeforeBigs.com and Move Forward Music facebook pages in your status update.
Writing why you should win tickets or your favorite Talib Kweli song improves your chances of winning! Here’s an example of a great contest entry:

The contest ends Friday May 25. If you don’t win, purchase tickets here.

Here’s some info below about Talib Kweli‘s “Prisoner of Conscious” album and tour. (more…)

Exclusive: Free tickets to MiM0sa & GRiZ @ Revolution Live (Florida)

February 26th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Electronic Dance Music |

So tonight we are proud to present our next music.future.now show! This event has been put on by Bakers Dozen, sponsored by us and many other reputable sites and featuring some banging electro/dubstep DJs!

Performing are Mim0sa, GRiZ, Sir Charles, and DJ Jordan Sanchez. The event is at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday March 15. Tickets are only $20 but if you enter the promotional code beforebigs you get $5 off!

Before we get into details on these banger electro/dubstep artists, I thought we’d give away a couple tickets to a lucky fan! Here’s how to win two free tickets:

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2. Click this:


OR

Copy and paste this on twitter:

I want two tickets (http://bit.ly/wWbv6h) to see Mim0sa & GRiZ live at Revolution http://beforebigs.com/2012/02/exclusive-free-tickets-to-mim0sa-griz.html #MusicFutureNow via @BeforeBigs

The contest ends Sunday March 4 at 12:00pm EST. To better your chances of winning, make sure to follow @BeforeBigs so we can hit up the lucky winner of the contest! If you don’t win, make sure to grab tickets here; remember to enter the promotional code beforebigs to get $5 off!

Need more reasons to attend this show, click more to hear the best song from each artist performing at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on March 15.
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Exclusive: The White Rhino VIP Experience + leak off album!

January 9th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

We are proud to present in association with The White Rhino and us, BeforeBigs.com, The White Rhino VIP Experience. The White Rhino VIP Experience is an opportunity for two lucky fans to get in FREE to The White Rhino’s album release party this Friday at The Knitting Factory in New York City, meet The White Rhino and get backstage passes to his performance and you get free drink vouchers! Plus if there’s a party afterwards, which The White Rhino and his management said there probably will be, you get to tag along and join in on the fun!

Here’s the details for the contest!

  • Two free tickets to The White Rhino album release party,
  • Two free drink vouchers
  • Meet The White Rhino (backstage passes)
How do you enter to win The White Rhino VIP Experience? Copy and paste what’s below into your twitter or click the tweet button here:

Hey @BeforeBigs, I want to win The @WhiteRhinoNYC VIP Experience at The Knitting Factory this Friday http://beforebigs.com/2012/01/win-tickets-to-beforebigs-coms-white-rhino-vip-experience.html

If you are not in New York City, here’s an exclusive song that The White Rhino has allowed us to premiere on BtB. Listen and download “Star, Baby” below!
 The White Rhino – Star, Baby by BeforeBigs.com

Make sure you are following @BeforeBigs and @WhiteRhinoNYC as one of us will contact the winner of the contest with directions on picking up your tickets to The White Rhino VIP Experience.

Previous: The White Rhino – Knitting Factory Album Release Preview

Exclusive: Dame 55 – “DAMETRO” plus Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive CONTEST

November 22nd, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

We have been in talks with Dame  55 in the last week and he was nice enough to offer an exclusive song for all the Free Thinkers. His upcoming mixtape Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive drops Friday December 9 and we have the intro track that starts it all off. This upcoming mixtape is being sponsored by DJ Benzi who has put his hands on some of the best mixtapes from of my personal favorites including Mike Posner, Outasight and much more! “DAMETRO” is a electrifying, raw hip-hop electronically-produced banger. Dame is an artist that really grows on you so give this song a couple listens before fully judging it. Listen and download the Dame 55 exclusive song off the upcoming mixtape Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive (hosted by DJ Benzi)! Dame 55 – DAMETRO (off Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive) by BeforeBigsZach We are also collaborating with Dame 55 on the Free Thinking I$ Expen$ive Contest series.  Read more about that below. (more…)

Ticket giveaway! Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival

September 28th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive |

We got a free wristband (ticket) giveaway for two lucky people to attend the 4-day Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles from Thursday October 6 to Sunday October 9. Shout out to Filter Magazine for hooking it up with tickets to their festival.

How to win tickets to attend Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival:

Enter our Culture Collide Festival Ticket giveaway contest by tweeting out @beforebigs @FilterMagazine and mentioning a reason you want to go to the Festival with the hashtag #CultureCollide included in the tweet. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday October 4 at 5:00pm.

Over 70 artists from over 20 countries will be performing; here’s three reasons we are attending the festival:

1) Brazil’s CSS brings their indie/electronic rock sound, including a song, “Hits Me Like A Rock” that will be on mainstream radio once it gets some more placement in American media.
CSS – Hits Me Like A Rock
2) If you missed SXSW, this is a great chance to see some of the better acts from the festival including my favorites, Electra (Israel), Holger (Brazil), Classixx (USA) and much much more!

3) Not only will there be tons of music at this 4-day festival but happy hours, free giveaways at the festival and tons of awesome people there including us and our friends SuperGoodMusic!

Here’s a little bit more about it:

In just over a week, FILTER Magazine’s second annual Culture Collide festival will take over Echo Park with performances by artists from 24 countries. The schedule kicks off at 4:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 6 closing at midnight on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Full lineup of events, artist set times and more fun news after the jump. (more…)


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