Thursday, May 8, 2014

Win Tickets to Pointfest This Saturday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Posted By on Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Queens of the Stone Age - PRESS PHOTO
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This year's Pointfest -- No. 32, if you are keeping score -- features performances by Queens of the Stone Age, the Offspring, AFI, the Head and the Heart, Neon Trees and many more, and we have four lawn tickets to give away!

To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you. We will contact the winner by 1 p.m. Friday so that you have time to pick up your tickets from our offices in the Delmar Loop.

Here is the complete lineup:

Queens of the Stone Age The Offspring AFI Blue October Neon Trees The Head and the Heart Crosses (†††) Band of Skulls The Airborne Toxic Event Morning Parade The Orwells Chelsea Wolfe

Here is an excerpt from former RFT Music editor Annie Zaleski's 2011 review of headliner Queens of the Stone Age:

By the set-ending "You Can't Quit Me Baby," controlled chaos reigned. Homme sauntered to the mic with a lit cigarette in his mouth and blew smoke around his face. During the song, his echo-processed vocals enhanced the space-drone vibe provided by snakecharmer riffs and Dean Fertita's tambourine and shaker percussion. The volume and speed of the song increased as it progressed -- and in fact, each individual member spazzed out separately in their stage space, Castillo in particular. The band knew it was on fire; the audience responded in kind with delirious cheers.

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