• Rich Turiel
[UPDATE: This contest is closed and the winner has been notified.]

Looks like Bob got the band back together: The venerable, invulnerable Guided by Voices have returned and are coming to Portland's own wondrous Wonder Ballroom on Saturday, June 7. This is just a rough guestimate, but I expect that approximately 800 songs will be played and 14,000 beers will be drunk. Just ballpark.

You want to be there. That's why we're giving away a pair of tickets! To enter, simply send an email to contest at portlandmercury dot com with "Gimme GBV!" in the subject line. Please include your first and last name in the email. Also, just for fun, include the title of your favorite Robert Pollard song (could be Guided by Voices or anything else). We'll select a winner at random and hook him or her up with two choice slots on the guest list!

This contest closes Monday at midnight, so do the collapse right now!

(Tickets can be purchased right here, but they won't last.)