free tickets to MarchFourth Marching Band

By Jim Stanford on February 20, 2011

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After an uproarious week of music, the Knotty Pine perhaps has saved its best for last. And what better way to mark Presidents’ Day than with a marching band, especially if you prefer American holidays a little tweaked.

Part jazz orchestra and part circus, MarchFourth Marching Band marches into Victor tonight from Portland. We’re giving away two free tickets ($30 value). Again, to enter, in the comments say you’re in, and the winner will be chosen in a random drawing at 5 p.m. Be sure to check back here to see if you’ve won.

“Imagine Duke Ellington meets Sgt. Pepper in an international big-top Fantasia,” the band says on its website. “Imagine a 1920s speakeasy where Mr. Bungle meets the Shogun Warriors in a PG Clockwork Orange.”

I happened to catch MarchFourth at Voodoo Fest last fall, and the set turned out to be one of the highlights of the weekend. I don’t know how much of the trapeze swinging, stilt dancing and fire breathing the band will manage at the Knotty, but it’s sure to be a wild time.

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23 Comments so far

  1. gravy February 20, 2011 7:24 am

    I’m in

  2. Dan February 20, 2011 7:51 am

    I’m in. Looks like a great time!

  3. Jess February 20, 2011 8:05 am

    I’m in!

  4. steve February 20, 2011 8:16 am

    yoooooooooooooooooooooo……………im in

  5. Burton February 20, 2011 8:21 am

    I’m in!!!!!!!

  6. Jim February 20, 2011 8:40 am

    Lived in Portland for 10 years… MarchFourth is a treat. Can’t go to the show unfortunately but whoever does will love it!

  7. sharon schmidt February 20, 2011 9:05 am

    I’m in!! Sounds fun!

  8. JCnote February 20, 2011 9:19 am

    I’m in for tickets to MarchFourth. I stumbled on their show in SLC and they are great!

  9. JP February 20, 2011 9:30 am

    count me in!

  10. Michelle February 20, 2011 9:54 am

    I’m in! I’ve heard great things about these guys!

  11. Mike Randall February 20, 2011 10:10 am

    I’m in! Sounds like a great excuse to head over the pass..

  12. BSin February 20, 2011 10:35 am

    I’m in!

    How are they going to all fit on the Knotty Pine stage?!?!?!?!?!? I can’t wait to see…

  13. Mack P. Bray February 20, 2011 11:15 am

    I’m in.

  14. Pete Kondak February 20, 2011 12:27 pm

    I’m in.

  15. Iris Saxer February 20, 2011 2:34 pm

    I’m in.

  16. Doug February 20, 2011 3:48 pm

    Looks Sweet!

  17. David G February 20, 2011 3:49 pm

    I am in!

  18. Stacey Breidenstein February 20, 2011 4:13 pm

    I’m in!

  19. Ben February 20, 2011 5:10 pm

    I’m in

  20. Jim Stanford February 20, 2011 5:15 pm

    The winner is … JCnote. Your name will be on the guest list +1 at the door.

    However, there has been a snag. All three roads into Teton Valley from the west are closed. The band is having difficulty making its way from Boise to Victor. This map of current Idaho road conditions is discouraging:
    http://lb.511.idaho.gov/idlb/

    I’ve been in touch with Brice at the Knotty and will have an update shortly. Stay tuned!

  21. Jim Stanford February 20, 2011 5:19 pm

    Bad news: The show is canceled. The band can’t make it. It is a bit weathery out there today.

    Johnny C. Note, your tickets will be good at another time. Contact me by e-mail (jim at jhunderground), and we’ll make arrangements. I wouldn’t be surprised if the band doubles back here sometime soon to make up the gig.

  22. future c. bird February 21, 2011 5:15 pm

    i just want to remark that these are BURNERS, not HIPSTERS… c’mon jhu get your cultural oversimplifications straight! i don’t want anyone in jh to think their four inch goatee, felt fedora and gauged ears make them a hipster

  23. js February 23, 2011 12:48 am

    Dude, they’re from Portland! That was the deciding straw on whether they got the tag.
    /says bearded guy who sometimes sports wool fedora

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