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Popdose Giveaway: Win TRANSPORTER REFUELED Swag and a $25 Fandango Gift Card!

We here at Popdose love to giveaway swag to our loyal readers. You’ve been with us a long time and it’s our little way of saying “thanks.” The good folks supporting THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED (opening September 4) are stoked about the movie and want to to make sure you all rush out and see it. In case you’re unfamiliar with the TRANSPORTER franchise, it comes from the mind of Luc Besson, the French filmmaker who’s given us such action packed classics like The Professional, The Fifth Element, the Taken series, and Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson. The first TRANSPORTER film was released in 2002 and it starred Jason Statham as Frank Martin, a former special-ops mercenary now working as a professional courier driver for hire. Statham went on to star in two sequels before stepping away. After that, there was a TRANSPORTER television series continuing the adventures of Frank Martin that aired on TNT in the States. Martin returns to the big screen with THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED with the character now portrayed by newcomer Ed Skrein. In the new film, Frank Martin is now living a less perilous life – or …

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Popdose Giveway: Win Digital Copies of “Veep” Season 4 and “Silicon Valley” Season 2!

Season 4 of Veep, the Emmy Award winning political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and season 2 of Silicon Valley, the latest comedy from the mind of Mike Judge are currently available to buy on Digital HD. Each series purchase comes with bonus features including outtakes, deleted scenes and more. Veep was created by Oscar nominee, Armando Iannucci (In the Loop). The series began as a comical look at the life of the Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfuss) first female Vice President of the United States. Season 4 find Selina occupying the Oval Office, as she is now the sitting President. As she tries to navigate her new responsibilities, Selina and her crack(ed) staff must also run for reelection. The 10-episode 4th season of Veep is available now through Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, XBox, CinemaNow, Fios, Nook and Playstation. Silicon Valley, Mike Judge’s latests work place comedy, is a sensation that features a breakout performance by Thomas Middleditch. The actor stars Richard Hendricks, the CEO and inventor of an app called Pied Piper. In season 2,  Richard and his team, which includes Martin …

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Filter, Local H and Helmet: The Mega Tour and Ultimate POPDOSE Contest

Richard Patrick, and I have so much in common. We’re both from Cleveland. I was friends with Chris Vrenna, the original drummer for Nine Inch Nails. Patrick was in Nine Inch Nails. Richard is the frontman for Filter. I am writing about Filter for POPDOSE. Filter’s new guitarist, Jonny Radtke used to be in Chicago goth/punk band, Kill Hannah. I used to live in Chicago. Suck on that Kevin Bacon. Filter is currently on a Scorched Earth campaign across America, headlining a monster club tour with Local H and Helmet. Filter is promoting their 6th album, Radtke’s debut, The Sun Comes Out Tonight. The album is a return to form and a giant leap forward from the Short Bus heyday. They sound as young, angry, whip smart and cathartic as ever — in many ways this album scratches my “Remember when Ministry was fun?” itch more than Al Jorgensen’s last half dozen long players. Now don’t let Filter’s beautiful new single, ‘Surprise’, fool you. Most of the Sun LP is packed blistering, thundering rock and roll. But if this pop track gets em …

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Win a 5 Seconds of Summer CD, 5SOSeriously, Why Not?

Hear that quiet summer breeze? Enjoy it while you can. A typhoon of big hooks, good looks and screaming tweenage girls is about to hit these shores, direct from the Land Down Under. 5 Seconds of Summer, not to be confused with the movie 500 Days of Summer, is a quartet of lads, age 17 to 19, from working class West Sydney. Their beginnings are humble and their aspirations are simple: follow countrymen AC/DC and INXS to total world domination. Perhaps that’s why those in the know call em 5SOS. If you’re an avid reader of POPDOSE, you might wonder why we would be spotlighting a “boy band”. Yes, they are boys — Ashton (vocals/drums), Luke and Michael (vocals/guitar) and Calum (vocals, bass) — but they are actually a band band, one that can play instruments and write music. Their timing couldn’t be better. One Direction fans are coming of age and discovering the bone shaking majesty of guitars. If you think 5SOS is just another manufactured pop act hand-crafted to cash in at the record store, well… A.) Throw away your Clash, …

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Popdose Giveaway: Win a copy of The Who’s “Quadrophenia: Live in London” on DVD

“I’m remembering distant memories/ Recalling other names” In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety. This marked the 40th anniversary the release of the Who’s 1973 double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour wrapped up at London’s Wembley Arena, with cameras recording the closing night. Filmed on July 8, 2013, Quadrophenia: Live in London features Roger, Pete and the rest of The Who in peak form. That night, The Who delivered powerful renditions of “The Real Me,” “The Punk And The Godfather,” “Doctor Jimmy” and “Love Reign O’er Me.” And, through the use of HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today’s advanced technology in sound, the band “reunites” with deceased bandmates John Entwistle, for “5:15,” and Keith Moon for his signature song “Bell Boy.” The Who also played some of their all-time greatest hits, tearing through classics like  “Pinball Wizard,“ “Who Are You,” “You Better You Bet,” and “Baba O’Riley.” Popdose has one copy of Quadrophenia: Live in London to give away to …

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Win an Autographed Copy of Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me!

Fate is a mistress who works in mysterious ways. Two near-perfect major label records produced by Butch Vig didn’t catapult Against Me! into mega stardom, but a life-changing journey into gender liberation did. Now, their self-produced, self-released tour de force, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, has landed on the Billboard 200 at #23. The band recently played David Letterman and lead singer Laura Jane Grace has been featured in Rolling Stone, SPIN, NPR, NME and this week’s revelatory Reddit discussion. For this scrappy young bunch of rock ‘n rollers, everything is finally coming up Reinvented Axl Roses. Need a taste? Here is the album’s cathartic closer, ‘Black Me Out’: Still hungry? Check out POPDOSE’s track-by-track review of Transgender Dysphoria Blues here. You want even more? If you live in the US and have waited this long to get your hands on a copy of the album, today might be your lucky day. We’re sitting on a copy signed by Laura Jane Grace, James Bowman, Atom Willard and Inge Johansson. It can be yours — all you have to …

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Popdose Giveaway: Win a “Devil’s Due” Poster and Something Extra

We here at Popdose love to provide to our readers, we love to give. And nothing says “giver” than a theatrical poster of the latest horror film and a condom. Devil’s Due opened this Friday and in honor of the latest found-footage horror film to release its terror on the general public, Popdose has  theatrical posters and branded condoms (you know, to prevent the antichrist) for three lucky readers. Nice, huh? The film stars Allison Miller and  Zach Gilford as Samantha and Zach, newlyweds on their honeymoon in an exotic location. After a mysterious, lost night, they finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, Zach begins to notice odd behavior in Samantha that they initially write off to nerves. As the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. Wow! Gives you chills just reading it. To qualify for this giveaway, submit your name to Mr. Malchus@popdose.com by Wednesday, January 22 at 5:00 PM ET. The winners will …

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Popdose Giveaway: “Trap for Cinderella” on SundanceNow

Iain Softley, the acclaimed director of Backbeat and The Wings of the Dove, has written and directed new film  that is currently available on digital platforms, including SundanceNow. Trap for Cinderella follows the rekindled friendship of two young women, Mickey and Do, that starts as fondness but soon grows into obsession. Here’s a synopsis: Micky is a fun-loving photographer, living a party lifestyle in London until a chance encounter with childhood friend, Do, changes her world forever. The opposite to life-and-soul Micky, Do is a quiet bank clerk, with little by way of a social life. Yet much to the annoyance of her DJ boyfriend Jake, Micky is all too delighted to reacquaint herself with Do, embracing her old friend with typical gusto. But when they return to the tranquil French villa where they spent so many happy summers in their youth, tragedy strikes. A fire engulfs the building, leaving Do dead and Micky badly burnt and blighted by amnesia. Unable to even recall her own name, Micky is forced on a shocking journey of …

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Popdose Giveaway: What? Yes, You Can Win “The Internship” on Blu-ray

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are back at it. The stars of the hit comedy, The Wedding Crashers, reunite for The Internship starring as two salesmen who find themselves suddenly unemployed in their early 40s. With few options in front of them, they apply for a college internship at Google. Both view it as a chance for a new beginning and an opportunity to use their sales skills to get them future jobs at the Internet giant. Almost immediately they find themselves out of touch with the younger generation and struggling to make their wild idea work. The Internship is funny, as you’d expect from Vaughn and Wilson, but it also has a great deal of heart, especially when the two of them bond with the group of misfits. The film also stars Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) and Aasif Mandvi (The Daily Show), as well as a collection of cameos by some very recognizable faces in TV and film. Yes, Will Ferrell does show up. Popdose has two copies of The Internship Blu-ray to offer to …

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Popdose Giveaway: Win an Expanded Reissue of Van Morrison’s “Moondance”

Van Morrison’s 1970 triumph Moondance initially peaked at just No. 29 on the Billboard charts; its title track barely made the Top 100. Still, over time, the stature of Van Morrison’s third solo album has skyrocketed. These days, Moondance is not only certified as a triple-platinum smash, it’s considered to be Van Morrison’s masterwork. So, an opportunity to dig deeper into this 10-song cycle is welcome, indeed: Warner Bros. Records’ will release an expanded two-disc set on October 22, 2013, featuring polished-up editions of the classic tracks, plus a slew of outtakes — and even a never-before-heard song. Better still, Popdose is offering one lucky reader a chance to win one. Here’s how to enter: Simply email Dave Lifton with “Van Morrison” in the subject line and within the text of your email, remind Dave that it’s always a “fantabulous night to make romance.” We’ll randomly select one winner. The expanded edition of this new Moondance box set is available for preorder now through Amazon. There is also a deluxe edition featuring 4 CDs/1 Blu-Ray …

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Popdose Giveaway: Grateful Dead Prize Packages

When the Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip brought them back to the states after a triumphal 1972 European tour, they immediately set up in Veneta, Oregon, for a benefit concert for the Merry Pranksters. There commenced, as the new Sunshine Daydream film and CD attests, one of the most blissed-out, clothes-optional, jam-tastic moments in a career seemingly already overstuffed with them. Don’t believe us? Sign up for five new prize packs consisting of the dead.net exclusive Sunshine Daydream release (3 CDs and 1 DVD), along with a logo tote bag and a 22×22-inch limited double-sided print, courtesy of Rhino Records. The Grateful Dead’s Sunshine Daydream project is available for purchase via Dead.net, and at local indie retailers. All proceeds from the original August 27, 1972 show, held at the Olde Renaissance Fairgrounds in Veneta, went to the Ken Kesey family’s Springfield Creamery. Tickets were even printed on the front of the creamery’s yogurt labels. Here’s how to enter: Simply email Dave Lifton with “Grateful Dead” in the subject line and within the text of your …

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Popdose Giveaway: Win a Limited-Edition David Bowie Vinyl Picture Disc

“Sorrow,” the only single released from David Bowie’s 1973 covers project Pin Ups, is being reissued by Parlophone Records as a 40th anniversary limited-edition 7-inch vinyl picture disc. Cheer up, though: Popdose has five of these gems to give away. “Sorrow” — which, like the rest of Pin Ups, was a cover song — followed a string of strikingly original glam-rock albums from Bowie, and a crack band that included Mick Ronson on guitar and Aynsley Dunbar on drums doesn’t disappoint here. Their new take, featuring a bawdy turn on the sax from Ken Fordham, vastly improves on earlier passes by the McCoys in 1965 and the Merseys in 1966. Bowie’s version went to No. 3 in the UK, and was later included in the 2008 film War, Inc., starring John Cusack. Parlophone is only issuing 10,000 of these special-edition commemorative discs worldwide. The b-side will feature a live take on “Sorrow,” recorded on September 12, 1983 during Bowie’s “Serious Moonlight” tour. So, how to win? Simply email Dave Lifton with “David Bowie” in the …

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Popdose Giveaway: Win Tickets to see “Short Term 12” in NY or LA

Short Term 12 is an indie film that’s been generating buzz all year long, thanks in large part to the performance of Brie Larson. The actress, who appeared on Showtime’s United States of Tara and such films as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and 21 Jump Street, takes command in the leading role of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a facility for at-risk teenagers. Written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Short Term 12 is told through Grace’s eyes. Passionate and tough, she juggles caretaking the kids in her charge and the love she has for her boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom). But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. The subject matter of this film is complex and reviews have been glowing for Larson and this movie. Short Term 12 is …