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I am happy to announce that HughShows Ticket Giveaway is back as we team up with the cool folks at Grey Area Productions to offer up a pair of passes to one of their upcoming shows.

Today’s contest will get you and a friend into the Railroad Earth concert at The Rex Theater on the Southside of Pittsburgh on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Kyle Tuttle Band will be opening the 8pm (Doors at 7) over 21 show.

To enter, send an email to hughshows at gmail dot com with the subject line Railroad Earth Tix with your name in the message body. You must bring ID to the box office the night of the show be admitted.

Winners will be contacted on Tuesday, March 17.

Good luck!

UPDATE 3/12/2020
Railroad Earth has postponed the Pittsburgh date of the tour due to public health concerns.
Apologies to all who entered. Keep on the look out for future ticket giveaways.

 

This is easily going to be the holiday party of the year, folks! Your favorite Pittsburgh bands covering your other favorite Pittsburgh bands. We really want you to be there. So, in the spirit of the season, I am giving away a pair of tickets to the show for this week only. From now until Friday, December 4th when I will randomly draw a name from the entries good for two passes to the show, all you have to do to enter is follow me on twitter if you don’t already and tweet the above image with

#HughShowsXmas

I will pick a winner on Friday. You must be +21 to enter. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!

https://twitter.com/HughShows

“Hailing from South London, kinetic indie rockers the Maccabees formed in 2004 around vocalist Orlando Weeks, guitarists Hugo and Felix White, bassist Rupert Jarvis, and drummer Robert Dylan Thomas. The group’s first single, “X-Ray,” was released on Promise Records in November of 2005, and thanks to a strong XFM-Radio showing, the Maccabees were able to garner opening spots on an Arctic Monkeys tour. Fierce Panda picked up the second single, “Latchmere,” issuing it in the
spring of 2006. The band’s full-length debut, Colour It In, came out on Fiction Records a year later. Thomas left the band in 2008 and Sam Doyle was recruited to step in behind the kit. For their second album, 2009’s Wall of Arms, the band worked with producer Markus Dravs, who also collaborated with the Arcade Fire. Main stage slots at the Reading and Leeds Festivals would follow, then the band took two years off to write and record. The results, the album Given to the Wild and its lead
single, “Pelican,” arrived in early 2012. The LP hit the Top Five in the U.K. and received a Mercury Award nomination for album of the year. The Maccabees started recording their fourth full-length in 2013, but after citing struggles settling on a production style, no new material appeared until the single “Marks to Prove It” arrived in May 2015. Attempting a sound closer to their live performances than on prior albums, the more immediate Marks to Prove It followed in late July.”

The Maccabees are an an indie rock band from London who’s latest release is entitled “Marks to Prove It” which is featured in their live set. You can witness it first hand when they visit Pittsburgh for the first time on Friday, October 23 at the Thunderbird Cafe. In fact, you can go to the show on me as I am giving away two passes. To enter, follow me on twitter @HughShows and tweet:

‘Hey @HughShows I wanna see @themaccabees @ThunderbirdCafe in PGH via @GreyAreaPGH!’

I will randomly choose a winner and let you know if you are getting in for free by October 20. In the meantime, I want to thank Orlando Weeks (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

I’m fairly sure the The Fugees “The Score” was the first record I bought.

Favorite album of all time?

This changes all the time but at the moment I’m listening to “Dongs of Sevotion” a lot !

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

I really struggled with the most recent Arcade Fire record. They are such an important band to me and “Funeral” would be in the running for my favourite record ever.

First concert attended?

Lauren Hill at Wembley Arena. I was right near the front aged 16. Me and my mate Josh got given a load of gin by these women that were behind us.

Last concert?

I saw Her We Go Magic in London just before we came away on tour. They had a drastically new line up and it sounded so classy, almost like jazz. Songs that I know really well put into a totally different place.

Favorite concert ever?

PJ Harvey at Bestival in 2011 I think ? Was so perfect. She had this witchy sort of crows feather wreath on and it was dusk and I didn’t really know “Let England Shake”. I found it really moving. That also would be in the running for my favourite record ever. Sorry it’s a wooly list I’m making you…

Least favorite concert?

I went to see Stamping Ground with a friend when I was about 18 and saw the most horrific clash of heads. These twins were moshing and as one jumped up the other was coming down and their heads smashed into each other. Ones teeth went through the other forehead and the others teeth went through their own bottom lip. There was blood everywhere. I wasn’t into that at all…

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

Pittsburgh is a bit of a mystery to me… other than knowing that I want to go to the Warhol Museum and the Botanical Gardens if there’s time.

Thanks, Orlando. That bloodbath at the show sounds really awful. Seeing something like that anywhere would be disturbing and at a concert would be even worse, in my opinion.

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (8/16) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Enter for any or all of these shows this week:

Kevin Seconds:Kepi Ghoulie/Sunday, August 18/The Smiling Moose (Early Show)/All Ages
Survival/Sunday, August 18/The Smiling Moose (Late Show)/21+
Aaron Lewis/Thursday, August 22/Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead/All Ages
The Boogie Hustlers/Friday, August 23/Hard Rock Cafe/21+

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (8/9) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Enter for any or all of these shows this week: Paradise Fears/Tuesday, August 13/The Smiling Moose/All Ages Blackberry Smoke/Thursday, August 15/Altar Bar/All Ages Megan & Liz/Friday, August 16/Altar Bar/All Ages The Dangerous Summer/Friday, August 16/The Smiling Moose/All Ages

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (8/2) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (7/26) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

“David Byrne and St. Vincent are musical geniuses that create a unique sound. Plus the venue is pretty sweet! Thanks for the tickets.” – Matthew S. “The Steve Martin and Edie Brickell show was easily my favorite concert of the year. Thank you to Drusky Entertainment and Hugh Twyman for the free tickets!!” – Cathy N.

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (7/19) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

“Great show at the Altar bar with The Wallflowers. Much thanks to Hugh Twyman of Hughshows and Drusky Entertainment for the tickets we won on his ticket giveaway. We had a spectacular evening. We actually met Jakob and Greg Richling! We cant wait till they come back.” – Ron H. “I was able to attend the Steve Martin show featuring Edie Brickell thanks to HughShows & Drusky Entertainment. The show was a foot stomping, gut busting, and musically fantastic show. The Steep Canyon Rangers deserve to be more well-known!” – Jacqueline S.

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (7/12) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

“Pretty damn good seats for Sara Bareilles concert! Especially since they were free! Thanks again Hugh Twyman & Drusky Entertainment!” – Allie K.

“I’ve seen Low a number of times, so I anticipated a killer show, but didn’t necessarily expect anything particularly new. In the end they surpassed my expectations on all levels. One of the strongest shows I’ve seen so far this year.” – Daniel B. “I had the great pleasure to witness Mike Doughty rock his 16-song setlist in front of a very appreciative crowd at the Altar Bar. A fantastic night of top-shelf music courtesy of HughShows ticket giveaway.” – Marie P.

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (7/5) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck! Enter for any or all of these shows this week: We Are Scientists/Friday, July 12/The Smiling Moose/All AgesAnd You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead/Friday, July 12/Rex Theater/All Ages The Lighthouse and The Whaler/Monday, July 15/The Smiling Moose/All Ages

“Pretty damn good seats for Sara Bareilles concert! Especially since they were free! Thanks again Hugh Twyman & Drusky Entertainment!” – Allie K.

“I’ve seen Low a number of times, so I anticipated a killer show, but didn’t necessarily expect anything particularly new. In the end they surpassed my expectations on all levels. One of the strongest shows I’ve seen so far this year.” – Daniel B. “I had the great pleasure to witness Mike Doughty rock his 16-song setlist in front of a very appreciative crowd at the Altar Bar. A fantastic night of top-shelf music courtesy of HughShows ticket giveaway.” – Marie P.

Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (6/28) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Due to overwhelming demand there will be another pair of tickets drawn for both the David Byrne/St. Vincent and Steve Martin/Edie Brickell shows. All previous entries are eligible.

Enter for any or all of these shows this week: David Byrne & St. Vincent/Sunday, June 30/Palace Theatre/All Ages Jimmy Eat World/Sunday, June 30/Club Zoo/All Ages Steve Martin featuring Edie Brickell /Monday, July 1/Heinz Hall/All Ages Chris Cagle/Saturday, July 6/Waterford Fairgrounds/All Ages

Having fun yet? This is so cool. Thanks to everyone who entered last week and we continue today with the giveaways courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment. All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (6/21) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Enter for any or all of these shows this week:

Here we go again. Starting today and continuing every week throughout Summer, I will be giving away a pair of tickets to a show courtesy of the always awesome folks at Drusky Entertainment.

All you have to do is email me at hughshows@comcast.net with the name of the performer you are interested in seeing in the subject line and the name of the person who will bring I.D. to will call the night of the show, good for two tickets. This contest runs until Friday (6/14) afternoon when the winners will be randomly drawn and contacted. As always, thanks for participating and good luck!

Enter for any or all of these shows this week: Sonny & The Sunsets/Sunday, June 16/Smiling Moose/All Ages Low & Mike Doughty/Tuesday, June 18/Altar Bar/All Ages JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound/Wednesday, June 19/Smiling Moose/All Ages Sara Bareilles /Thursday, June 20/Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead/All Ages

“Namesake frontman Daniel Pujol lives in a strange world, all the time. Whether in college, on tour, in between jobs, or writing a record, he is getting by and getting weird in Nashville, Tennessee. PUJOL arose from the ashes of MEEMAW in 2009 to carry on the Nashvillian ideals of DIY and self construction through adeptly crafted songs based firmly in meaningful lyrical content. It’s these motives and songs that have taken PUJOL from the basements of Middle Tennessee to stages across the country and have garnered notice from more than just those with their ear to the ground.”

Courtesy of my friends at Opus One Productions, I have a pair of tickets for this show. Enter by sending an email with the subject line ‘Pujol’ to hughshows@comcast.net with the person who’s name will be on the guest list in the message body. Please bring photo I.D. to this 21 and over LATE show. This contest runs until Friday, December 7th when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Thanks and good luck.

“Kenny Loggins has been many things to many people over the past three decades — “a moving target” as he’s put it. In his time, Loggins has been a guitar-slinger with a psychedelic rock band, a hot young songwriter with a publishing deal, half of a legendary country-rock duo, a massively successful and accomplished solo artist, a sonic pioneer in the smooth jazz genre, a reigning soundtrack superstar, a rocker, a seeker, as well as an enduring recording artist and live performer whose most recent works have spoken deeply to both young audiences and decidedly adult and worldly concerns. At the heart of it all, there remains a brilliant singer-songwriter and guitarist with a lifelong passion for exploring the endless power of the song to communicate.”

Courtesy of my friends at Drusky Entertainment, I have a pair of tickets for this show. Enter by sending an email with the subject line ‘Kenny Loggins’ to hughshows@comcast.net with the person who’s name will be on the guest list in the message body. Please bring photo I.D. to this all ages show. This contest runs until Friday, November 29th when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Thanks and good luck.

“Rachael Yamagata has been called ‘the troubadour of heartbreak’ by the press and fans are drawn to her ability to ‘turn emotion into song’. She’s got the old soul singer songwriter essence that calls upon Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, The Carpenters and Elton John and sonically gravitates towards the darker stylings of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, P.J. Harvey and Danny Elfman. She hits the road again this fall stripping it down to a more intimate show – expect strings, seated venues and wine – all in support of her 2012 independent release ‘Chesapeake’ and a new as yet untitled EP of ‘darker fair – some lush with strings and others stark with vulnerability’.”

Courtesy of my friends at Opus One Productions, I have a pair of tickets for this show. Enter by sending an email with the subject line ‘Rachael Yamagata’ to hughshows@comcast.net with the person who’s name will be on the guest list in the message body. Please bring photo I.D. to this all ages show. This contest runs until Friday, November 23rd when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Thanks and good luck.

“Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer, and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and internet radio personality best recognized by viewers as Silent Bob. Although primarily known for the View Askew film series, Smith also directed and produced films such as the buddy cop action comedy Cop Out, as well as the horror film Red State. His first several films were mostly set in his home state of New Jersey, and while not strictly sequential, they frequently feature crossover plot elements, character references, and a shared canon in what is known by fans as the “View Askewniverse”, named after his production company View Askew Productions, which he co-founded with Scott Mosier. Smith is also the owner of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, a comic book and novelty store in Red Bank, New Jersey.”

Courtesy of my friends at Drusky Entertainment, I have a pair of tickets for this show. Enter by sending an email with the subject line ‘Kevin Smith’ to hughshows@comcast.net with the person who’s name will be on the guest list in the message body. Please bring photo I.D. to this all ages show. This contest runs until Friday, November 16th when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Thanks and good luck.

Courtesy of my friends at Opus One Productions, I have a pair of tickets for this show. Enter by sending an email with the subject line ‘Easton/Sweany’ to hughshows@comcast.net with the person who’s name will be on the guest list in the message body. Please bring photo I.D. to this 21 and over EARLY show. This contest runs until Friday, November 9th when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Thanks and good luck.

“Sloan is four distinct songwriting voices — guitarists Patrick Pentland and Jay Ferguson, bassist Chris Murphy and drummer Andrew Scott — that nonetheless form a cohesive collective. Long-time Toronto scenesters who will always call Halifax home. Muchmusic and rock-radio regulars who — via their own murderecords label — maintain strong ties to their indie roots. Money-city maniacs who have a soft spot for sweet sugar tunes. Music vets who, instead of coasting on their cred, continue to challenge themselves with each record.”

Courtesy of my friends at Drusky Entertainment, I have a pair of tickets for this show. The band is said to be playing it’s second album, 1994’s “Twice Removed” in it’s entirety for this tour. Enter by sending an email with the subject line ‘Sloan’ to hughshows@comcast.net with the person who’s name will be on the guest list in the message body. Please bring photo I.D. to this 18 and over show. This contest runs until Friday, November 2nd when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Thanks and good luck.

Courtesy of the awesome people at Drusky Entertainment, I have a pair of tickets to this show.

Note: This is a Twitter only contest. To enter, you must be a follower (@HughShows) and RT the concert giveaway info which is here. This contest runs till Friday, April 27, 2012 when the winner will be randomly chosen and contacted. Good luck.