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We’re shooting a new video series in NY and NJ next week, wanna come?

A little later this year, The A.V. Club—with presenting sponsor Honda—will launch a new video series called Pioneering, in which we visit locations around America that are associated with pioneering musical acts, and spend some time with a current musical guest as well.

In each of the eight cities we visit, we’ll film a special performance, and we’re opening those performances up to a small number of readers.


If you’d like to see Sharon Van Etten next Tuesday, February 25 on the Jersey Shore (let’s just say about an hour outside Manhattan) at lunchtime, here’s what you need to do: Tweet the letters SVE, along with the hashtags #Pioneering and #LoveToday.

If you’d like to see The Mountain Goats next Wednesday, February 26 in Manhattan, again at lunchtime, here’s what you need to do: Tweet the word Goats, along with the hashtags #Pioneering and #LoveToday, and a link to this page.


We will DM the lucky few no later than 48 hours before the performance (make sure you’re following @TheAVClub) with full details. And not only will you lucky devils get to come to the taping, you’ll also get a free lunch, courtesy of The A.V. Club and Honda.

There will be six more of these tapings over the next month or two, so keep your eyes on the Newswire to see if your city will make the cut. Pioneering will culminate in a big event in Chicago, too—and we’ll be launching a fly-in contest for that in the coming weeks.


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