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

Here are some things that well-respected critics have said about Sharon Van Etten*:

"Holy majoly!"

*I don't have sources for these.

As you can plainly see, Sharon Van Etten is great. Great enough to make me get all weirdly personal and emo and say stuff like this and this. So we're giving away 10—count 'em, TEN—pairs of tickets to her Wednesday show at the Aladdin. All you have to do is send an email to this address with "Sharon Van Etten" in the subject line. Be sure to include your first and last name, and we'll pick our 10 winners at random, who'll get into the show for free plus a guest. Today we'll pick two, and tomorrow we'll pick five, and on Wednesday we'll pick the last three. So if you don't win today, you can win tomorrow or the day after. Good luck!

Sharon Van Etten plays this Wednesday, August 8 at the Aladdin Theater with Tennis. Tickets can be purchased here. You must be 21 or older to enter this contest; minors are permitted at the show but only with a parent.