Contest: Win two tickets to We Are the City & HIGHS Feb. 25


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*NOTE* – This contest is now closed. Congrats to winner Aaron C. for winning two tickets to this show Feb. 25. 

Vancouver-based progressive/experimental band We Are The City are on tour and are making a pit stop here in Ottawa on Feb. 25 at House of Targ. Their two-month road trip included multiple dates across Europe, finishing things off in March here in Canada.

They released their third, and most recent album Above Club in November 2015, which is breaking new ground and a clear progression in the band’s overall sound and aesthetic. Produced in the back of a bike shop in Van City, WATC take disparate musical elements that range from pulsating, raw percussion, reverb-laden guitar spatterings, and synth layerings that make for an incredibly impressive mixture of pop, experimental, and art rock sensibilities. Above Club is a fun, yet complex composition with rich textures and elements that go deep. Fans of Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend will feel right at home, but WATC’s music has mass appeal. And what better band to pair with than HIGHS? HIGHS has exploded into the Canadian indie music consciousness since forming in 2012, bringing with them their brand of afrobeat rhythm mixed with irresistibly catchy guitar hooks.

So basically, don’t miss these band when they roll through town. We’re giving away two tickets, here’s how to enter to win:

How to Enter

Email us at music [at], or tweet at @ottawashowbox + @WeAreTheCity the answer to this question:

Q: We Are The City placed first in heated competition in 2009 meant to assist emerging artists from British Columbia and Alberta through education, development, and promotion, which helped garner them international recognition. What was the name of this competition? 

  • Contest closes on Saturday, February 19 at noon. Winner will be announced at the top of this post and on twitter (we will contact via the method you entered).

Show Details presents

We Are the City

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm
House of TARG
Ottawa, ON
$10.00 @ Vertigo Records or online here.