We’re Giving Away Tickets to See Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are hitting the road next summer to continue to support their stellar 2013 album Push the Sky Away with 18 dates stretching across North America, starting in Louisville, KY on June 16 and ending in Toronto on July 13. If you’re like us, you’re still kicking yourself for not catching the Bad Seeds on their previous sold-out jaunt through the US. We’re damned if we’re going to miss them this time around and we don’t want you to miss them either. To help you out, we’re giving away five pairs of tickets that can be used for any of these selected dates.
One of our favorite things about Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, besides their untamed and intense live shows, is their amazing album covers. From Nick’s icy mug gracing the cover of The Boatman’s Call to the neon marquee lights on Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!, each album brings a perfect visual companion to the darkly beautiful music of the Bad Seeds. To win a pair of tickets, we want you to create your own version of any one of the band’s great album covers and submit that image to @VICE as a twitpic via Twitter. Make sure to include the hashtag #COVERNICKCAVE, or else we might miss it. The contest starts now and we’ll be accepting pictures until midnight on Sunday, January 12. On Monday, January 20, we’ll announce the winners right here on VICE.com and re-post many of the awesome, arty cover reinterpretations. Good luck!
There’s a wall in San Francisco that needs new artwork, as part of ABSOLUT’s Open Canvas program, alongside past artists like VICE buddies Asger Carlsen and Andrew Kuo. Click here to submit your idea for it and maybe win a trip to SF to make it happen.
The Great Superjail Impression Contest 2012
Well lookee what the mailman just plopped on our doorstep from the kind people over at Adult Swim. Yes, it is a glorious bundle of Superjail! swag, and we intend to give it all to you, you lucky bastards. Anyone who knows anything about our operation will be aware of our perennial love for Superjail!, and can therefore imagine the internal anguish we’re going through at the thought of parting with these DVDs and nifty laptop covers. But we are prepared to hand all of our better sense to Jailbot to throw into the incinerator for a few measly impressions from you.
Art Talk with Superjail creator Christy Karacas
You see, when we first had the idea of running a contest to give away these shrink-wrapped laffs and psychedelic laptop covers, we thought about creating a challenge commensurate to the reward its winners would receive. Unfortunately, after a lot of back and forth with our legal and financial departments, we were told building a life-size replica of Superjail complete with a blood-thirsty Jailbot and throwing seven contestants in there to fight to the death wasn’t realistic from either the legal or monetary standpoint. So instead, we’re asking for your best Superjail! character impression in either MP3 or YouTube form (heavy preferential treatment will be given to costumed video entries). You can mimic whichever character you like, and the three best submissions will be given their very own Superjail! season 2 DVD and laptop cover. Also, the winners, as well as the less-shitty of the losers, will be published on this very blog for the whole world to watch. And who knows, maybe someday one of Christy Karacas’s voice actors will get hit by a cement truck and he’ll ask YOU to be their replacement! Send your entries here.
Send a screenshot of your vote for our Libya doc to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a 5 year VICE subscription. Vote here.
Hey NYC: We’re throwing a party alongside 42Below for FAILE on 4/26 in Williamsburg. Space is super limited but we’ve got your shot at guaranteed entry: Just be one of the first people to take a pic of yourself in front of FAILE’s new work 104 N. 7th, tweet it to us (@VICE) + #42below and you’ll get in to the party. You’ll also win a FAILE tile!
And don’t forget to watch the Art Talk - FAILE episode.