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Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to See of Montreal and Janelle Monae Tonight at the Granada Theater--Plus a Free CD.

Tonight's show at the Granada Theater should prove a pretty wild one as of Montreal comes to town with collaborator and hot-as-the-sun R&B freak Janelle Monae in tow--and not just because of the funky music fans can expects, or the general party atmosphere that tends to ensue at of Montreal's hipster-baiting live displays. This show, you see, will also feature an animatronic dragon in of Montreal's stage set-up that enigmatic frontman Kevin Barnes will reportedly ride throughout the performance.

Seriously.

In this week's paper, Daniel Rodrigue talked about the draw of the band's flamboyant displays:

When it comes to over-the-top, worth-the-cost-of-admission stage shows, of Montreal's grand, skit-based performances strike a nice balance between the equally awe-inspiring live shows of The Flaming Lips and that of a risqué Vegas variety show.

Earlier this year, of Montreal guitarist and founding member (and Elephant 6 Collective alum) Bryan Poole told us that the False Priest tour may find the band creeping closer to something "like GWAR." That's a little hard to imagine--Barnes was more heavily influenced by '70s soul, funk and R&B on this disc than he was by shock rock.

Regardless, this night seems destined to impress. Continue reading...

Yup. And it should be a sold out show, too. Last time of Montreal came through town it sold out the Granada--and without Monae joining them on the bill. This show seems on track for the same fate, with just a few tickets remaining.

And, thanks to the folks at the Granada Theater and of Montreal's label, Polyvinyl Record Co., we've got a nice little prize pack to hand out to two lucky DC9 readers--a free pair of passes to tonight's show, plus a free copy of False Priest to keep as their own. Want the prize pack. Hit the jump for details on how to win.

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Want the prize pack? Just shoot me an email, starting right now, with the words "False Montreal" in the subject line--and be sure to include your mailing address in the body copy, so we know where to tell Polyvinyl to send your free CD.

If you're among the first two people to get that email in to me, you'll win. Good luck!

Update: Contest is over. Congrats to our winners!

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