DON’T FORGET! Win tickets to Merge 25 festival for Saturday, July 26


Merge Records celebrates its 25th anniversary in style: with a four-day music festival. The lineup for the July 23-26 event, held in Durham and Carrboro, includes bands from the label — Neutral Milk Hotel, Superchunk, Reigning Sound, Imperial Teen, Hospitality, Hiss Golden Messenger and many others. Read about the lineup here.

Full-festival passes are already sold out, but Merge is giving away a pair of Saturday tickets to one Xpress reader. Performances on Saturday, July 26, take place at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro with an outdoor party hosted by comedian Margaret Cho, starting at 1 p.m. On the bill:

• Neutral Milk Hotel
• Caribou
• Teenage Fanclub
• Bob Mould
• Mikal Cronin
• Ex Hex
• The Love Language
• Vertical Scratchers

To enter to win, sign up for the Xpress weekly newsletter using the box in the footer of or at this link. The contest will remain open until noon on Tuesday, July 15, and everyone who signs up between now and then will be automatically entered in the drawing. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 16.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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