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Win tickets to: Back to Black + Gayle and the Bowties

flyerHaving the Amy Winehouse tribute Back To Black co-headline a show with ’50-60s R&B cover band Gayle and The Bowties is something that should have happened sooner, given both bands tread the same musical ground and both have a good following of fans. It is a show that people have been demanding, says Danielle Rondero, who plays the role of Winehouse in Back to Black.

And it’s happening 9 p.m. Saturday at Audie’s Olympic.

We’ve got a set of tickets to give away to one lucky Beehiver. To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. Tell us who’s your favorite female vocalist and why. The contest will end 3 p.m., Friday. Winners will be chosen by random and notified via email. So check your email if you enter. One comment per person, please.

In the mean time, watch a couple videos of the bands (and check out the full rules) on the jump.

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Win tickets to Back to Black (Amy Winehouse tribute)

601705_460143647396453_316692505_nFor a moment there, Amy Winehouse was the Beehive’s bread and butter. She was such a part of pop-culture, at least on this site, that we put her on the back of our T-shirts. Sadly, so much of that whole phenomenon centered around the last, destructive years of Winehouse’s life that the legacy of her music was often overlooked.

Enter Black to Black, the all-star Amy Winehouse tribute. I say all-star because the band features a killer-lineup of musicians including: Danielle Rondero (as Amy), plus Sean Alderette (40 Watt Hype), Crissy Martinez (Distrito Torre), Benjamin Betita (the Brandishers, Gayle and the Bowties), Steve Coleman (Pocket Money), Gary Anderson (Viper City Brass Band), Pierce Yamaoka and Richard Scroggin.

The band takes its cues from Winehouse’s early performances, which tend to be way different than what you hear on her albums.

Back to Black plays tomorrow at Frank’s Place, with ska band Pocket Money, and we have tickets to give away. Just leave a comment below. Tell us which is your favorite Winehouse song and why. We’ll pick winners at random. Contest closes at noon tomorrow (Friday) and winners will be notified by email. No repeat entries, please.

If you’re not feeling lucky, advanced tickets are available at Tsu Tsu Boutique in the Tower District (with NO SERVICE FEE until 6 p.m. day of show) or online.

Complete rules and a video of the band doing my favorite Winehouse song are on the jump.

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Tonight: Art, jazz, hangovers, mustaches and Amy Winehouse

Today is ArtHop, Jazz Hop, the first day of November, the day after Halloween and Thursday — all of which give the people of the Valley a reason to throw a party.

Among the things on the docket tonight: the debut of our local Amy Winehouse tribute band at Audie’s, the return of EDM party Unity, a Movember kick-off party in Visalia and a Halloween Hangover party at Roe. See the fliers below for those and more.