[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Protomen w/ In the Whale & Ri¢hie | Aug. 14 @ Exit/In


For the August edition of the Red Bull’s curated, monthly Sound Select showcase, the energy drink maker turned tastemaker has tapped one of Nashville’s most fun, epic live acts, The Protomen! The operatic rock outfit will be joined by Denver duo In the Whale and local party rocker Ri¢hie, and, per usual, tickets are just $3 with an RSVP. That RSVP guarantees your price, but not admission, so show up early and secure your spot; there’s absolutely no doubt this is going to fill up! Despite the low dough price tag, we’d still love to save you the price of a couple of PBRs, so read on for details about the lineup, and enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets below!


What started as a retro operatic rock outfit dedicated to composing concept albums loosely based on the Mega Man video game series (yes, really), Nashville/Murfreesboro rockers The Protomen have evolved to become something so much bigger. One of the best live acts in Music City, bar none, the band have, over the past decade, diverted course to release things like an incredible tribute to Queen, among others, and, most recently, a unbelievably well-curated covers album called The Cover Up. Prepping a return to their original, operatic motif, the band are said to be working on Act III, their first numbered album in over five years, though the release date is currently unknown. Still, in character and in costume, The Protomen always deliver one of the most unforgettable, ’80s tinged, nerd friendly rock shows around, and you should absolutely never miss a chance to see them.


Denver based duo In the Whale have been winning over fans for the last four years, propelled by their high energy spirits, indie/punk/alternative sound, prolific output, and engaging live shows. Falling somewhere in the realm of Murder by Death meets Jet, the group make a ton of noise for just two bodies, and, while pretty sonically different from the evening’s headlines, they should be a fun addition to this bill!


We’ve watched party rocker Ri¢hie go from satire to a seriously good (if not super serious) live act over the past few years, often performing in some manor of themed costume, backed by a pretty solid set of dudes from other local bands, and always operating at the highest level of energy imaginable. Though it feels like it’s been a minute since he’s dropped any new tunes, Ri¢hie remains a dependable live staple, and you should definitely show up early to catch him!



Enter to win tickets by filling out the form below. Must be 18+ to attend. After you have entered, there will be the option to share this contest via social media. For each person that you refer to the contest, you will receive an additional entry. If you experience any trouble with the contest widget, or have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected].

Winner will be announced Friday, July 24 at 12 p.m. CDT, and will receive one pair of tickets. Good luck!

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The Protomen, In the Whale, and Ri¢hie will perform Friday, Aug. 14 at Exit/In. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $3 with RSVP.

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  1. It always seems cities like Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago and Philly get the better Red Bull Sound Select shows. I mean we got freaking acoustic Phosphorescent earlier this year while Atlanta got Protomartyr?? What a total screw job! I know I shouldn’t be complaining about shows that cost $3 to attend but it would be nice if Red Bull started giving Music City the same caliber shows our peer cities are getting. /Rant


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