93.3 KGSR is capping off yet another year of providing more FREE music and entertainment to our listeners than any other radio station in Austin. And we want to give you even more free music by inviting you to celebrate with us at our 23rd Anniversary Party!
This year's show is Friday, December 13th at Antone's and features Brett Dennen, Saints of Valory, and The Unlikely Candidates. Doors open at 7 PM. Tickets are free but you can only get them from KGSR. But don't worry—there are plenty of chances to win.
Beginning Monday, December 2nd, every weekday between 6am and 6pm you can win a pair of tickets by being the first caller to 512-390-5477 when you hear a song from any of this year's performing artists—Brett Dennen, Saints of Valory, or The Unlikely Candidates!
We'll also have several opportunities for you to win tickets all around Austin. This year we've doubled the amount of tickets you can win onsite! Join as the following to locations for your chance to win:
Friday, December 6th
6-7PM Cricket Wireless
183 near Anderson Mill
Saturday, December 7th
1-2PM Cricket Wireless
In Southpark Meadows
Monday, December 9th
5-6PM North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
10010 North Capital of Texas Highway
Tuesday, December 10th
5-7PM Gold's Gym
1701 W Ben White Blvd #165
Wednesday, December 11th
7727 Burnet Road
Thursday, December 12th
600 W 6th
come early or stay late and enjoy $4 Deep Eddy Vodka Cocktails all day
In addition to these giveaways, you can also sign up HERE
for an additional chance to win!
Youthful West Coast singer/songwriter Brett Dennen, with a fragile, high-pitched voice that makes him sound at times like a cross between Tracy Chapman and Neil Young, first drew attention in 2004 with the single "Desert Sunrise." The tune, with its easy groove and soulful phrasing, garnered enough spins on KCRW to warrant the release of his self-titled debut the following year. In 2006, Dennen signed with Dualtone and released So Much More. Hope for the Hopeless followed on the same imprint in 2008. Dennen's fourth studio effort, Loverboy, which featured subtle African rhythms and more of a pop veneer, arrived in April of 2011, followed in 2013 by the sparser acoustic-baed Smoke and Mirrors.
SAINTS OF VALORY
Saints of Valory are the type of band that swing for the bleachers, crafting dramatic, sweeping, arena-ready rock filled with elegant pop hooks, shimmering guitars, and emotionally genuine lyrics. Songs like the rhythmically charged “Kids,” “Long Time Coming,” and “Neon Eyes” (all of which appear on the band’s current EP Possibilities) are widescreen in scope, announcing the considerable ambition of these self-assured newcomers as they gear up for the release of Into The Deep, their debut album for F Stop/Atlantic Records. Saints of Valory’s journey to this moment has been one of numerous twists and turns, with the four band members hailing from three different continents — South America, Europe, and the U.S.—though they now call Austin, Texas, their home.
THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES
Sometimes when extremely talented and devastatingly attractive people with a plethora of experience in a particular field get together, their efforts are combined and snowball seamlessly into dynasty built on a foundation of pure divine right, almost preternatural adaptability, and teeming machismo. This of course was the case with The Unlikely Candidates. After several months they finally got enough songs and courage together to play their first show. After several nervous breakdowns and two full on black outs they made it through their first show, to this day they have no memory of the event, but they were later assured that it was wasn't that awful. Thousands of hours later along with suffering grades and social lives they began to understand that this may be what they wanted to do with their lives.