Win weekend camping tickets to Oxegen – week 3

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We’ve given away two pairs of tickets already to Oxegen and with 21 days left to the festival time is running out! Day & Night have another two pairs of weekend camping tickets for the event of the summer which will feature acts like Passion Pit, Little Boots, Crystal Castles, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Fight Like Apes.

All you have to enter the competition is answer to the question below by finding it in current edition of Day & Night supplement in the Irish Independent today (June 19th with Britney on the cover – see image).

What act interviewed in today’s mag is playing at Slane tomorrow?

HOW TO ENTER: Find the answer in the magazine, then turn to page 17 for details on how to enter by text and phone.

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Interactivity just a click away

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With MTV abandoning its music programming and terrestrial TV refusing to find room in its schedule for the music video format, many bands and labels will already be aware of the importance of Youtube and other sites for music videos. Some more savvy artists are turning away from the traditional music video in favour of interactive music video experiences. By substituting a good film director for a good creative director, bands are finding new ways to promote their music. Digital looks at some of the best. (more…)

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Linkage: 45 Ridiculous Pictures Of Boy Bands

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45 Ridiculous Pictures Of Boy Bands
Proving how bad they actually were, the Backstreet Boys dominate this list of silly boy band poses.
http://tinyurl.com/boybandsbad

Classic albums re-imagined..
Taking the Penguin classic 60s books for inspiration, a diligent designer has redone classic albums like Screamadelica, Entroducing and Dig Your Own Hole in hardback format.
http://tinyurl.com/albumbooks

30 Rock = The Muppet Show
One blogger offers convincing evidence that Tina Fey’s excellent 30 Rock TV series is heavily-inspired by the Muppets.
http://tinyurl.com/muppetrock

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Videos of The Week: Bret Michaels gets p’wned

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Bret Michaels gets flattened
The Poison frontman was too busy lapping up the crowd’s attention at the Tony Awards recently that a lack of Indiana Jones-style moves resulted in a painfully funny moment. Ouch.

Blur rehearsal video
Watch a handful of clips which capture the band getting together to rehearse for summer shows for the first time since they went on hiatus. Click the news section to access the links.
http://blur.co.uk
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Sites of the week: Garfield Minus Garfield, Almost.at, Picture is Unrelated

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Garfield Minus Garfield
Take Garfield out of the comic strip and you’re left with the existential tale of one man battling loneliness and depression. The site is the brainchild of Dubliner Dan Walsh.
http://garfieldminusgarfield.net

Almost.at
A live site and Mac app that lets you see commentary, photos and links about events taken from sources like Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and more. At time of writing, the site was tracking the Bonaroo music festival and the riot in Iran amongst others.
http://almost.at

Picture is Unrelated
Photos found on the web that will make you ask questions like “Why is that man holding that?” or “How did that person get into this situation?”. Full of WTF? moments.
http://pictureisunrelated.com

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Band of Blogs – You should be listening to this..

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The Hype Machine Radio Podcast
The popular music aggregator also offers a monthly downloadable digest of what’s happening on the music blogosphere in the form of an hour radio show.
http://hypem.com/radio

Highlife – Kenya
The song of the summer? It’s definitely a contender for best song of 2009 to lounge around on a hammock to. The clue is in the title as White Magic’s Sleep Doug Shaw and co. mine the feel of African guitar music into an indie-pop gem.
Listen at Pinglewood

Cortney Tidwell
Signed to City Slang, home of Broken Social Scene, Nashville singer-songwriter Tidwell and her new album Boys trades in some Bat For Lashes atmospherics. Listen to the free album stream.
Listen to the album stream @ City Slang

Vampire Weekend & Ra Ra Riot collaborate
One quarter of the former and one fifth of the latter collaborate on a synth-pop project. Two EPs are on the way but there are three songs on the Myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/discoverdiscovery

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Band of Blogs best of the week

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Dark Was The Night live
Listen to the entire charity concert from New York’s Radio City Music Hall which featured David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver, Sharon Jones, The National and Feist.
Listen to the show @ NPR

Mos Def – Auditorium
Whether The Ecstatic, the forthcoming album from Mos Def will re-establish the rapper as a great MC remains to be seen but this tune featuring production from Madlib and a verse from Slick Rock makes me hopeful.
Listen at Rappcats

Frankmusik – Confusion Girl (Don Diablo remix)
The original is an OK pop tune but this more euphoric remix by Dutch producer Don Diablo is infinitely more listenable.
Listen at the Hype Machine

The Radio Dept.
The Swedish band return with a third album on Labrador Records after a three year hiatus. The much-blogged taster from Clinging To A Scheme, ‘David’ is a twinkling, laid-back dreamy indie-pop tune.
Listen at Rock Sellout

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Win weekend camping tickets to Oxegen – week 2

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Every week until Oxegen arrives (see counter to the right there for exact days), Day & Night have a pairs of weekend camping tickets to the festival that is bringing you such acts as Blur, Kings of Leon, The Killers, The Script, Bloc Party, Lily Allen, Nine Inch Nails, Crystal Castles and a gazillion more.

All you have to enter the competition is answer to the question below by finding it in current edition of Day & Night supplement in the Irish Independent today (June 12th with Chris Cornell on the cover).

What gig is reviewed in this week’s Day & Night?

HOW TO ENTER: Find the answer in the magazine, then turn to page 17 for details on how to enter by text and phone.

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