Enter to Win: TOGETHER ON TOUR Soundcheck Sessions! + New Date

Get excited about The New Pornographer’s coming Together again to play on tour. Planning on getting Together before the show? How about with the band? The Together theme just keeps trucking along, and we’re proud to announce Together Soundcheck Sessions. What’s this mean? The New Pornographers have partnered up with key blogs, radio stations, and record stores to run special contests in some lucky participating cities – for your chance to win the full Together package. This tour’s together package offers VIP tickets to the show that evening, and passes for your early arrival to check out soundcheck, and meet the band. The following cities and their giveaway hosts are listed below. Stop by your retail store, tune in to your radio station, or click through to the local media presenter… everyone’s on board, coming Together, to bring you… well, Together!

Additionally, we are proud to announce a new NY date as the Terminal 5 NYC show has been SOLD OUT, this newly confirmed date is at the Bell House in Brooklyn for this coming Sunday, June 20th, as part of this promotion. Tickets are on sale today.

Sun 6/20 @ Bell House, Brooklyn NY
Other Music
, Brooklyn Vegan, The Music Slut

Tue 6/22 @ 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Crooked Beat
Brightest Young Things
WTMD Radio

Sat 6/26 @ Variety Playhouse Atlanta
Criminal Records
Creative Loafing

Sun 6/27 @ Cannery Ballroom Nashville
Nashville Cream

Mon 7/19 @ The Music Box Los Angeles
Aquarium Drunkard
KXLU Radio

Fri 7/23 @ Stubb’s Austin
The Austinist
KUT Radio

Sat 7/31 @ The Showbox Seattle
Easy Street
Three Imaginary Girls

NYC: The Ultimate Get Together

Austin had the original Together Shuttle, Portland made you dance for your tickets, Philly never ran out of free flowing beer, Boston had the most #tweeting participants, Seattle had the highest volume attended, Atlanta and LA were at your favorite local record stores, the list goes on… What’s been so successful about our spring togetherness, has been the individuality of each market’s party. The people, the variety of giveaways, and more! Most all of our #gettogethers have come and gone now in the last two weeks (aside from Cleveland tomorrow, and Phoenix 5/8), and we’ve had a blast with you all! So what could we possibly be posting about…?

Possibly, the Ultimate Get Together. Special guests joining our #togetherness: The New Pornographers! Presented by: Matador Records, Other Music, & The New Pornographers: GET TOGETHER: NEW YORK TUESDAY MAY 4th @ ARROW BAR (85 Ave A) 8-10pm (arrive early for free drinks!) 21+ DJ Set with members of the band + albums available on site. Giveaways: Tickets to New P’s 5/5 Fallon show/performance + autographed TOGETHER vinyl + tickets to 6/19 Terminal 5 + more! …and of course, arrive early to be one of the first 20 to receive Carl Newman’s spring Get Together mix. rsvp: gettogethernyc@gmail.com – must rsvp, but, still based upon capacity, arrive early!!

Winners drawn so far for TWEETING @ #gettogethers (please DM email your mailing address to @matadorrecords Heather Mac, and we will send you all sorts of New Pornographers vinyl goodies!) +  more to come: @markjamesmurphy  @emilyhogan  @postmodernism @basicdrummer @volatilerecs @thomashartnett  @CortJstr @brandonc

Meeting Demands for More Get Togethers

Thank you New P’s fans! My inbox has been experiencing a heavy volume of interest for more GET TOGETHERS. Well let’s bring it. We’ve had a few additions in the last week. And, here you have it, another three slipping out. + NYC, Phoenix, & more to come!


Thurs 4/29 @ 6PM

@ Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Ave)

RSVP: gettogethercleveland@gmail.com


Sat 4/24 @4PM

@ PARK AVE CDs (2916 Corrine Dr.)

RSVP: gettogetherorlando@gmail.com


Sat 4/24 @ 6PM

Mini Bar (837 Divisadero St.)

rsvp: gettogethersanfran@gmail.com

Tweet Together: Don’t forget to hash-tag# your city’s get together to chat about the new album while you’re there. Why? You may just receive a message, announcing you’ve won a New Porno’s surprise catalogue vinyl package, including the new album, TOGETHER.

Official Get TOGETHERs Announced!!

TOGETHER again….the New Pornographers music + their fans.  As suggested on Friday, the band are staging Get Togethers in a city near you! SWING BY FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN OF THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS FORTHCOMING + GREATEST ALBUM….TOGETHER!

To sweeten the pot we’ve got free booze (while the getting is good), fun contests with great prizes (New Ps summer tour tickets, vinyl giveaways, etc), and a lucky few will receive an exclusive numbered spring Get Together Mix that Carl Newman told us he put together specifically for these parties (available nowhere else).

We will be posting individual market specific details this week. For now, check to see when your city is ‘getting together‘ in the next couple of weeks below.

Austin – Wed 4/21 8-11pm @ The Scoot Inn (1308 East 4th St.) – RSVP: oaustin@theonion.com

Boston – Tues 4/20 9-1130pm @ The Independent in Union Square (75 Union Square, Somerville) – RSVP: gettogetherboston@gmail.com

Chicago – Thurs 4/22 6-9pm @ Beauty Bar (1444 West Chicago Ave) – RSVP: ochicago@theonion.com

DC – Thurs 4/22 9-1130pm @ Cafe Saint-Ex (1847 14th St.) – RSVP: owashingtondc@theonion.com

Indianapolis – Tues 4/20 7-930pm @ Upland Tasting Room (4842 N College) – RSVP: gettogetherindianapolis@gmail.com

Milwaukee – Thurs 4/22 8-10pm @ Burnhearts (2599 S Logan Ave) – RSVP: omilwaukee@theonion.com

Omaha – Mon 4/19 8-11pm @ The Slowdown (729 N 14th St.) – RSVP: gettogetheromaha@gmail.com

Philadelphia – Thur 4/22 730-11pm @ Kung Fu Necktie (1248 Front St.) – RSVP: gettogetherphilly@gmail.com

Portland – Sun 4/18 9-11pm @ Dunes Bar (1905 NE Martin Luther K Blvd) – RSVP: gettogetherportland@gmail.com

Seattle – Fri 4/23 6-730pm @ Neptune Coffee (8415 Greenwood Ave N.) – RSVP: gettogetherseattle@gmail.com

Don’t see your city? Don’t fret. More togetherness may happen, details coming together soon for: LA, NYC, San Fran, Phoenix, Minneapolis, and more!

** are you a promoter/record store employee/ bar owner/music-planner enthusiast? interested in being in charge/putting on your OWN get together? email: heathermacintyre@beggars.com **

New Pornographers “GET TOGETHERS” coming soon…

Remember this? We’re not stopping there. Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, DC, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Fran, + more :

Want to #gettogether for FREE BOOZE (amongst other surprises) + FIRST LISTEN of the New Pornographers’ upcoming release?

Details to come.

Moar Show Thangs: CMJ and non.

Aside from tonight’s killer showcase lineup we’ve had a last minute addition for tomorrow (not related to CMJ), an all ages Pitchfork + Todd P benefit show at Market Hotel (Myrtle and Broadway) for Showpaper from 1pm until 6am – Cold Cave has been confirmed to play. and moar: Lemonade, Delorean, and Jamie (the XX) DJ set.


Kurt Vile’s (and your) Halloween Plans: Texas Style.

Not trick-or-treating at the end of the month? No worries. Along his current route, Kurt Vile is making a stop in Dallas for a very special Halloween extravaganza. Dress up for KV & The Violators, The Aquaholics, and Giggle Party– All Ages (but more fun if you’re 21+) @ The Lounge on Elm Street. He will be playing plenty of tracks off his new record, Childish Prodigy, which will be available to purchase!


GIRLS + Times New Viking = Record Release Partay

A special album release listening party [presented by INSOUND and IMPOSE Magazine] for the upcoming GIRLS record, Album, and Times New Viking’s Born Again Revisited will be on Wednesday, September 16 at Bruar Falls (245 Grand Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn starting at 9pm. Both records come out on LP/CD/Digital on September 22nd. All attendees will receive a promo coupon from Insound for a special %discount on the pre-order! And of course: we will have ticket goodies and music giveaways..

RSVP:  www.insound.com/girlstimesRSVP


Yo La Tengo Album Release Party 9/8

We are letting the secret slip early, right here…. Matador Records, Brooklyn Vegan, and Other Music are proud to announce that we are combining forces to celebrate the new album Popular Songs on the date of release, next Tuesday, September 8th here in New York City. The event will be held at D’amelio Terras Gallery (located at 525 W. 22nd St) from 7-930 pm, however, get there EARLY, as the first hour will be an album signing by the band (yes, Ira, James, and Georgia will be in attendance), and the album artist (and gallery owner) Dario Robleto. Other Music will be set up at the gallery to sell you your personal copy of the new album (while you hear it) on the day of release! Goodies will be raffled like: Popular Songs LPs, autographed tour posters, and concert tickets to their upcoming New York headlining show at ROSELAND BALLROOM.

Can’t wait to buy the album? You can right now.

Who is this artist, Dario Robleto? Get in the know.


ICA Boston: 2 Listening Parties (YLT + MOB)

The Institute of Contemporary Art and Harborwalk Shuffle are hosting two events the next two Thursdays for new Matador releases from 6-830pm.

This week: Yo La Tengo Popular Songs on August 20 – come celebrate & check out the new album + enter to win a pair of tickets to the Wibur Theatre YLT show on 9/16/09 !



Next Week:  Hosted by NEWBURY COMICS on August 27 – Listen & celebrate Mission of Burma’s new album The Sound The Speed The Light – First 50 people to arrive receive a FREE 7″ with a VERY SPECIAL surprise inside you don’t want to miss!!



Julian Plenti: Photo Contest To Win Fallon Tickets

WIN a pair of tickets (and the new album) for the BAND BENCH (next to the stage) for tomorrow’s JIMMY FALLON taping/performance of Julian Plenti in New York City.

How? Recreate the following promo photo on your own and email to heathermacintyre@beggars.com – winner will be announced at 10am tomorrow 8/7:


*Ticket winners ust be 17+ of age & required to show up at NBC studios at 3:45pm