Win To See Cactus In NYC On 8/31/2013

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The Details: There are many who referred to Cactus as “The American Led Zeppelin” and those are some seriously big words to stand with if you are a band but when you consider the fact that this powerhouse quartet that came to be with members of The Vanilla Fudge, Mitch Ryder’s Detroit Wheels and The Amboy Dukes. The original lineups presence upon the music scene was not that long but their power and sound would resonate for decades to follow and find them influencing the likes of Van Halen, The Black Crowes, Montrose and even the mighty Anvil. In 2013 we find the band featuring two original members with Carmine Appice and Jim McCarty who are joined by the talented Jimmy Kunes (vocals), Pete Bremy (bass) and Randy Pratt (harmonica) and thanks to the fine folks at B.B. King’s, we are going to put some lucky PiercingMetal fans into the show for free. Read below on how to participate.

When and Where: Saturday August 31st at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd Street NYC)

To Participate: Let’s keep this one nice and simple since it’s the holiday weekend after all. Just tell me what excites you most about the band or what makes you the most curious about the band. Alright, give me two things and convince me because I like to see some depth in my reader submissions. Be sure that you enter with your full real name in the comment form along with a working email address in the event we need to reach you. It also never hurts to subscribe to the comments for the duration of the contest so you know if you won. I will be answering the most compelling submissions directly and letting them know if they won. Go get em.

Restrictions: contests are open to all of our regional site readers but we do look at new responders first in order to give everyone a fair shot at enjoying a show on the provider and us. We still encourage all to respond because you never know just how many tickets we are offering or when the most recent folks actually won if there is no one new. Please also be aware that Guest and Anonymous submissions while likely approved are not eligible to win.

Here are a couple of videos that were shot during the bands 2012 appearance at this same venue. I know that they will pique your interest all the more.

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9 thoughts on “Win To See Cactus In NYC On 8/31/2013”

  1. Cactus is one of those bands that I always wanted to see and always postponed. Rock ‘n Roll from the 70’s, can it get better than that? Also Carmine is a great rock drummer, just like his brother Vinnie, and while I saw Vinnie twice live, I never saw Carmine. I see that Vanilla Fudge already had their farewell tour, so I’m afraid I won’t have many chances left to see this legendary drummer live. I hope I win a ticket this time.

    1. Well Daniel, while Vanilla Fudge announced during their “Farewell Tour” that it was not the final go round, we cannot have you waiting until their return to see the legendary Carmine. I think you will enjoy him in this band a little more so congrats on winning one of our tickets to the show on Saturday. Please stay tuned for the full details on how to claim it which will come as a new comment from me.

  2. While I’m not familiar with the music, I know of the legend. I want to see the great Cactus tear it up on stage. No better way to learn. Also, how can I miss Carmine? I saw him bash for MSG and was thrilled. I thought it would be my only shot at seeing him. This show would be another great notch to add to the old show belt.

    1. Jason you are so right. The best way to learn about a band is in the live sense and I tell you Cactus still tears up the stage thanks to the mighty Carmine Appice. Congrats on winning one of our tickets. Please stay tuned to the comments for the details that I will be posting sometime on Friday.

  3. Carmine is the legend of rock and roll drumming. I’m so happy that at this age he still RULEZ. Also a nice dude none the less!

    1. A legend without question and an inspiration to watch each and every time. Congrats Tamas because you won a ticket to the show on Saturday so please stay tuned to the comments for the details on how you claim this at the show.

  4. I am familiar with all of Carmine’s projects. (I think) but Cactus for some reason passed me by. I had heard of them in 2008 when their last studio album came out and it was highly recommended. Carmine, Cactus, BB Kings, NYC. What’s better than this?

    1. Then let’s have them pass you by no longer Kenn because you have won a ticket to the show on Saturday. Please stay tuned to the comments for the details from me on how you claim it.

  5. This contest has closed so congratulations to our winners. On the night of the show please go to the venue podium and ask for the venue house list and your name will be checked off. Should you encounter any issues please ask for an onsite manager and reference that this contest was done in conjunction with their marketing staff. I will be there rocking out as well so if you see me please feel free to say hello.

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