Bump! The deadline is tonight...

Thanks to the generous folks at the Crystal Ballroom we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway for the sure-to-be-life-changing Hold Steady concert on Sunday, July 27th. Damn.

It's no secret that we have been beating the drum for the Brooklyn-via-Minneapolis band for years now, and their latest record, Stay Positive, is easily their best work to date. It didn't really seem possible considering how great the Hold Steady has been as of late, but Positive gives lead singer (and songwriting mastermind) Craig Finn ample room to pen his ridiculous prose, without leaning too much on the "party" theme of 2006's Boys and Girls in America. Really, the album is so good that it hurts. So when the band takes the Crystal Ballroom stage on the 27th and it comes time for the big "double whiskey, coke, no ice" shout-out, we want you there with us.

In honor of the booze-soaked tales of glory that Finn sings about, we want to hear your best drunken tale. The best two stories will win a pair of tickets to the show. They can be noble, tragic, funny, or erotic (um, on second thought, let's avoid drunken eroticism), just post them in the comments section and the End Hits staff will pick the two winners. Deadline is this Sunday, the 20th, at 11:59pm.

Open up that box of wine, crank up Stay Positive, and tell us your story.


The Hold Steady - "Slapped Actress"