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In celebration of their long-awaited, seventh full-length release, Blackhawks Over Los Angeles, punk rock outfit Strung Out have teamed up with Fat Wreck Chords to present the first ever air drummer contest, in which one grand prize winner will receive a custom made Paiste cymbal, signature Jordan Burns drumsticks, and additional autographed merchandise. For more information and details on how to enter, please visit the replies.
Brandon Allin on 06/13/07 - 10:04 AM
Mayday Parade have launched a new contest in support of their highly-anticipated, forthcoming release, A Lesson in Romantics, in which thirty lucky winners can win an autographed copy of the album and a poster from the band. For more information and details on how to enter, please click here.

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Brandon Allin on 06/12/07 - 12:08 PM
We've got a new contest running, for residents of the Chicago area, in which you can win tickets to the The Junior Varsity's CD release show for Cinematographic, dinner with the band before the show, and an autographed copy of the record. Check that and all of our other contests out here.
Garett Press on 06/11/07 - 05:24 PM
We've posted a bundle of new contests and have announced the winners for several of the contests that have ended in the past weeks. Head over the contests section to check it all out and potentially win a Sony PSP, a Nintendo DS, a skate deck, concert tickets, or a whole slew of other goods.
Garett Press on 06/07/07 - 10:49 AM
Sum 41 is having a t-shirt design contest to celebrate their upcoming album Underclass Hero. More information can be seen in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/05/07 - 12:26 PM
Enter to win the ultimate tour package from Guitar Center.
Tour Package ContestIn a Band? Win a Van! Upload Your Music And Hit The Road. TuneCore In Collaboration With Guitar Center To Give Away Complete Tour Kit: ‘07 Ford Econoline, $5000 Cash, Apple Macbook, Year Of Internet Access, $500 Gas Card And Case Of Ramen Noodles

TuneCore, which allows musicians to quickly, cheaply and easily upload their music to iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster and eMusic and many more understands the necessity of touring and the resources needed to go on tour. To enter, bands can go to http://www.guitarcenter.com/winavan during the month of June and submit the following information:

• How your band could benefit...
Garett Press on 06/05/07 - 11:12 AM
Music Nation has announced the upcoming launch of its second series of online multi-genre video music competitions. The competition will launch June 18th and will be a chance for unsigned rock and hip-hop acts to be discovered online - winners will be given recording contracts with Original Signal Recordings (the label arm of Music Nation) and Epic Records.
Paul Tao on 06/05/07 - 07:42 AM
AbsolutePunk and Hollywood venue The Roxy are teaming up for a contest for fans to win tickets to see Melee in Los Angeles on June 7th for their first LA headlining show, playing with Ronnie Day. The first five people to email me at paul.tao@absolutepunk.net with the correct answers to the trivia questions below will each win a pair of tickets to the show. Please put "Melee Contest" as the subject of the email.

1. What is the original name of Melee?
2. What kind of drums do Mike play?
3. Name three cover songs that Melee has played live?
4. Ricky appeared in what FOX TV show before his career in Melee?
5. Chris has sung on what two recent records by bands that AbsolutePunk loves?
Paul Tao on 05/31/07 - 04:18 PM
You can now preorder the new My American Heart record, Hiding Inside the Horrible Weather. This preorder is AP.net sponsored in two ways: A) The first 100 people to preorder will be invited to an intimate acoustic performance and BBQ with the band B) We will be posting a special preorder page later today where anyone who has ordered (even if you do it now) may enter to win a trip for two to Warped Tour.
Garett Press on 05/30/07 - 07:32 AM
In honor of the release of HIM's Uneasy Listening Vol. 2, Buzznet is giving away three massive prize packs to to three lucky HIM fans. Enter here.
Paul Tao on 05/21/07 - 07:47 PM
Don't forget that today at 12 PM Pacific Time is the deadline to enter the contest to win tickets and a VIP table to see The Audition play at The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 26th. Find out all of the info here.
Paul Tao on 05/18/07 - 08:08 AM
Don't forget about our contest with The Audition where you can win up to four free tickets and a table in the VIP section to see the band play in Los Angeles on May 26th! Deadline for entries is this Friday. Find all of the information here.
Paul Tao on 05/16/07 - 12:42 PM
The Hush Sound have been invited to play the concert before the Chicago Fire soccer game on May 17th and they're giving away a pair of tickets to see the show and the soccer game. Enter and find out all of the info here.
Paul Tao on 05/14/07 - 07:33 PM
AbsolutePunk and Hollywood venue The Roxy are teaming up for a contest for fans to win tickets to see The Audition in Los Angeles on May 26th. Four winners will each receive a pair (2) of tickets and the grand prize winner will receive four (4) tickets as well as a table in the VIP section of The Roxy for the show.

To enter, write a 500 word essay/blurb/paragraph (whatever you would like to call it) on why you are the biggest Audition fan and email it to me at paul.tao@absolutepunk.net - please put "The Audition Contest" as the subject. The deadline for entries is this Friday, May 18th at 12 PM Pacific Time. Out of all of the entries, we will pick five that we like the most and send...
Paul Tao on 05/14/07 - 09:00 AM
An Angle is giving away two signed copies of their album The Truth is That You are Alive.
Melissa Johnson on 05/11/07 - 11:01 AM
The Avett Brothers will hit the road this Thursday. At their show in Philly, their album will be available for only $7. In addition, FYE is running a contest to give everyone a chance to win Scott Avett's first banjo.
Tour Dates5/10/07 - 8:00 PM
Richmond, VA
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Amphitheater


5/11/07 - 7:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA
Trocadero Theatre
with Langhorne Slim!

5/12/07 - 9:00 PM
New York, NY
The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza
with Langhorne Slim!

5/13/07
Northampton, MA
Iron Horse
Lueda Alia on 05/07/07 - 11:18 AM
We have a new contest running from Doghouse Records. Enter and you can win a bunch of new releases from Doghouse and a nice collection of Weatherbox merch, including American Art which drops May 8th.
Julia Conny on 05/04/07 - 02:52 PM
Just reminding everyone that we're still taking entries in theAudition basement show contest we are hosting alongside Punk the Clock to celebrate theAudition's first headlining tour. You can find all of the details concerning the contest here.
Melissa Johnson on 05/02/07 - 05:27 PM
We now have a new contest for The View, in which you can win a killer Levi's jacket. Also, there are six days left to enter the Foreverinmotion contest for some sick Logitech speakers. iPods, Guitar Heros, and other goods are constantly coming at you from all our contests, so check them out! If you look under the left side featured band, you'll see a listing of all your current chances to win.
Garett Press on 05/02/07 - 12:59 PM
Interested in winning a video iPod, Guitar Hero II, or some autographed merch? Check out all our new contests.
Garett Press on 04/27/07 - 07:06 PM
If you're interested in winning a LARGE Boys Like Girls t-shirt, riddle me this: name two bands vocalist/guitarist Martin Johnson played in before joining Boys Like Girls. The first person to respond with a correct answer to the question in the replies of this thread will be deemed the winner.
Rohan Kohli on 04/25/07 - 02:53 PM
Fall Out Boy is holding a contest giving 19 unsigned bands the chance to have the opening slot at select dates of Honda Civic Tour. For rules and entry form click here.
Melissa Johnson on 04/16/07 - 04:49 PM
The One AM Radio is having a mix contest. Read the message below and apply to win some awesome prizes!
Message From The BandI am back home, finally, after a long but awesome US tour. Definitely the best one yet. Thanks to everyone who came out to one of the shows.

When we were driving, we listened to a lot of music -- a lot of albums, but also a lot of mixes: ones people made for us, stuff we'd put together in the past, playlists we'd make on the fly. I've been thinking a lot about the Art of the Mix, and themed mixes, and also work based on other work...and so, here's a contest: make a mix cd that is somehow based on the new album, This Too Will Pass. You can interpret that pretty...
Lueda Alia on 04/14/07 - 08:18 AM
Moros Eros are offering fans the opportunity to design their next batch of merchandise. Details in the replies.

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Brandon Allin on 04/13/07 - 10:48 AM
Poison The Well's Versions debuted at #147 on the Billboard top 200, scanning over 7,823 copies and landed at #17 on the top hard music chart. Also, you can enter to win a Poison The Well/Paul Frank custom guitar right here.
Jon Foucart on 04/11/07 - 01:50 PM
Interested in winning a signed Fountains Of Wayne poster? Be the first to reply to this thread with the correct answer as to where the band got their name from, and it shall be yours. The band's new album, Traffic and Weather, is in stores now.
StreamFountains of Wayne - Yolanda Hayes (RealPlayer)
Rohan Kohli on 04/09/07 - 12:42 PM
Canadian-based quintet Ten Second Epic are offering fans the opportunity to win free tickets to any performance on the group's forthcoming Hug Life tour, on which the Blackbox Recordings act will be joined by various support outfits. For a complete tour schedule, as well details on how to enter for your chance to win, please visit the band's myspace profile.

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Brandon Allin on 04/06/07 - 02:33 PM
If you're entering our contest with Men, Women & Children, please make sure you include which state you'll be seeing the show in in the header of your email.
Jared Kaufman on 04/05/07 - 08:27 AM
Several contests have just ended so please bear with us as the winners and prizes get sorted out. On that note, don't miss all the amazing contests going on right now. ForeverInMotion wants to give you a batch of Logitech speakers, New Atlantic wants to give you a guitar, and Men Women and Children want you to perform live with them!
Garett Press on 04/04/07 - 02:57 PM
RecCenter and Give it a Name are excited to announce an exclusive flyaway contest in which one grand prize winner will be selected to attend the three Give it a Name festival dates at London’s Earls Court, featuring Brand New, Jimmy Eat World, The Used, The All-American Rejects, and many more. Prizes include round trip airfare and hotel accommodations, as well as VIP Access to the shows. You will also be selected as the official “behind the scenes blogger” and have your experiences shared with everyone who checks out RecCenter’s exclusive Give It A Name festival community. To enter for your chance to win, please visit RecCenter's official website.
Brandon Allin on 04/03/07 - 09:37 AM
Want to perform on stage with Men Women and Children? Check out our new contest for the Back On Dry Land tour and find out just how easily this dream could become a reality! Trust me, jamming on stage with MWC is an opportunity not to be missed and you need no prior instrument training at all. A winner will be drawn for every date.
Garett Press on 04/02/07 - 06:31 PM
Create a music video for The Hold Steady and win $1000, JBL Products, an eMusic membership and have your video appear on Fuse.tv.
Paul Tao on 03/27/07 - 11:22 AM
Mike Kinsella (of Owen) and the Sidecho Records staff have sent me the winners of the Owen Video Contest. The winners are: 1st Place - Myke Pelly (drawing video), 2nd Place - holly b (collage video), 3rd Place - The War Years (deer video). Please send your mailing addresses to Garett.Press@absolutepunk.net. Thanks and Congrats!
Garett Press on 03/15/07 - 03:41 PM
The Format will be running a contest for their new single, "She Doesn't Get It", from now until March 26th; details are in the replies.
Jared Kaufman on 03/14/07 - 10:30 AM
Create your own remix of The Secret Handshake's song "Summer Of '98" and have a chance to win prizes from Macbeth, Atticus, and Zoom.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/09/07 - 06:33 PM
The winning entry for Paramore's "The Last Song You'll Ever Sing" contest can be seen in the replies. You can expect to hear her backup vocals on the upcoming Paramore album out this Summer.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/06/07 - 06:54 PM
Want your Boys Night Out picture featured in their album booklet for their new record? Go here for details.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/01/07 - 10:04 AM
Our Owen Video Contest has ended. You can head to the contest thread to check out the impressive video submissions we received. Mike Kinsella (Owen himself) will now be involved to help choose a winner! Thanks to all those who submitted!
Garett Press on 02/19/07 - 04:14 PM
Win yourself some tickets as well as a prize pack for the upcoming Moneen/Pistolita tour in our latest contest.
Garett Press on 02/13/07 - 10:56 AM
Join the RPM Challenge to record an album in 28 days. We are already half-way done, so you better get going!
Steve Henderson on 02/13/07 - 10:05 AM
Substream Music Press is giving away five autographed My Chemical Romance posters. All you have to do is go to their MySpace and read the details; 5 weeks, 1 poster giveaway per week. Also, they have a poll going on where you can choose which band will win a free feature in the next issue. Don't forget, AbsolutePunk will have a two-page article in the next issue as well.
Garett Press on 02/07/07 - 09:53 AM
Our Owen Video Contest will now be extended through February 15th. If you head to the contest thread, you'll see there have been several highly impressive video submissions (page 1, 2) that have done a great job matching the enormous emotional ambiance of the song. However, we know YOU can do better, so throw your own video in that thread. Remember, there's an iPod, a discography (on CD and LP), concert tickets, and merchandise on the line.
Garett Press on 02/06/07 - 04:54 PM
Interested in winning a Gibson guitar signed by Jack's Mannequin? Reccenter.com, Punk the Clock, Gibson and Hurley have teamed up to bring you The West Coast Winter Tour Contest. Great runner-up prizes will be awarded as well. Check out the contest by clicking here.
Jonathan Lally on 02/05/07 - 01:16 PM
In light of the upcoming The Early November tour with The Rocket Summer and Melee, we have a gigantic contest to announce. Enter to win a Hagstrom guitar autographed by The Early November, as well as a CAD microphone and a year supply of Dean Markley guitar strings! Pinch yourself, believe it, and then head to the contest page to enter! Dates for the tour are in the replies.
Garett Press on 02/02/07 - 10:50 AM
AP.net and Night Kills Day have teamed up to give you a shot at winning a hot new Nintendo Wii. Click here to visit the contest page where you can also watch the new Night Kills Day music video for the song "Dive."
Garett Press on 02/01/07 - 02:43 PM
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