Win Tickets: Dirty Beaches w/ The Reservations, Tunnels @ Holocene | 50s Nostalgic Avant-Pop

Pipeline has a pair of tickets to see Dirty Beaches on Sunday, April 24 at Holocene. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 22.

From our sponsors at Holocene:
Dirty Beaches
w/ The Reservations, Tunnels, DJ Yeti
Sunday, April 24
8:30 p.m. | $8 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets


1001 SW Morrison Street

The dark, ’50s-nostalgic avant-pop of Dirty Beaches stole our hearts at SXSW this year! Don’t miss the impressive live show from one of our favorite new acts.

Dirty Beaches is the sound of waves against a picturesque and putrid shore, the silent rumble of a Chevy as it speeds by in slow motion. Sparse but condensed, relentlessly edging forward: this is music for locomotive travel, for racing your weary motorcycle through neon archways and into dusky tunnels. The man behind Dirty Beaches is Alex Zhang Hungtai; solo performer, sound-smith, and trans-Pacific nomad. Born in Taiwan, Hungtai has made Toronto, Honolulu, Montreal, and Vancouver his homes.Like Bo Didley or minimalist synth provocateurs Suicide, Dirty Beaches’ compositions are not so much stripped down as refined to their essence. Drum loops entrance, Hungtai’s croon enchants, and the yearning melodies draped overtop belie as much a sense of haunting mystery as they do romanticism and wry humor.

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5 Responses to Win Tickets: Dirty Beaches w/ The Reservations, Tunnels @ Holocene | 50s Nostalgic Avant-Pop

  1. Erin April 21, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I really love surf music, having grown up with my parents playing Dick Dale all the time. I’m glad that I enjoy that kind of music… and the Dirty Beaches definitely take me back to that nostalgic time of my youth. :) Not that long ago, really, but long enough! And really, this is just great music. :) I imagine the energy at the show will be spectacular! Would love to see it!

  2. Colleen April 21, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    I wanna go ’cause it’s Easter and I have no interest in sickly sweet ham dinner with wilted green beans. I’d much rather swill cheap beer, shove my hands deep in the pockets of my leather jacket and smile sinisterly (while eating a Cadbury egg) at this killer band.

  3. [email protected] April 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    i’m intrigued by this guy. and wondering, will he discover a mic stand so he can sing AND play guitar? dig the sound, tho, definitely dig the sound. a bit surf, a bit jon spencer blues, a bit doors.

  4. kristen c April 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Hoping for a nostalgic night out with my man…and free tickets.
    We could use a night out with some hot music, and I will be sure to borrow a vintage dress.

  5. Eric April 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    love this stuff. would make sunday night so much less depressing

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