Vik, Author at The Panic Manual

Contest! Win The Gossip A Joyful Noise

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Beth Ditto and company are back with their latest power pop gem A Joyful Noise and we’re giving away the album to celebrate! Simply follow the instructions below to enter and we will choose a winner at random. Twitter – Retweet this! Facebook – Comment on this post (share some juicy gossip!) Email – With the subject ‘The Gossip Contest!’ In the meantime, here’s a taste of A Joyful Noise with Move In The Right Direction:

Concert Review: Balkan Beat Box, March 10, Chicago Metro Theater

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Chicago – Chicago’s Metro Theater was literally shaking Saturday night with the sounds of tubas, saxophones, drums, accordions, cowbells, bongos, trumpets and hundreds of stomping feet as three gypsy punk inspired bands stormed the stage one after the other. The Balkan extravaganza started off with no-nonsense Black Bear Combo, a local Chicago five piece brass/reed band that started jammin’ on their instruments before all of their members had even taken their places. The band rolled out one punk rock/jazz/Eastern European …

Contest!: Win a Pair of Passes to Rural Alberta Advantage

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That’s right, we’ve yet got another contest you lucky people. This time we have a pair of passes to Rural Alberta Advantage show (with Parlovr and The Paint Movement) on November 17th on to give away! This show is a hot ticket and it’s right around the corner so get your entries in quick! Just send us a quick email to with ‘RAA Contest’ in the subject and we’ll contact the winner before the show. THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE …

Contest: Win a pair of tickets to Mister Heavenly

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Mister Heavenly (members of Islands, Man Man & Modest Mouse) with Mr. Dream & Brett Gelman (from Adult Swim’s Eagleheart) are playing The Great Hall on November 16th and we have a pair of passes to give away. Who knows, Micheal Cera might be in town visiting his folks and may stop by and guest on bass. Send us a quick email to with ‘Mister Heavenly is dreamy’ in the subject and we’ll get in touch with the winner …