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[UPDATE: This contest is closed and the winners have been notified.]

Have you worked out your plans for Memorial Day weekend yet? Well, we're about to throw a wrench in the works—a wrench of perfectly wrought pop. Because we've got two pairs of tickets to see the Shins to give away for their show at Bend's Les Schwab Amphitheater on Friday, May 25! The Shins have hit a decided high note with the release of the very-fine-indeed Port of Morrow and a new kickass lineup; they did a secret show in Portland at the Wonder Ballroom on the eve of the record's release, but otherwise this is the only Oregon show on their itinerary. So travel on down to Bend to see 'em! (Bonus: The Head and the Heart and Blind Pilot are on the bill as well.)

In order to win, send an email to this address with "The Shins" in the subject line. Please include your first and last name. These are physical tickets, so you'll need to come downtown to the Mercury office to pick them up. (If you aren't able to do this, please don't enter.) This'll be a quickie; we'll close the contest tomorrow morning at 9 am. Good luck!