Words & Deeds

CONTEST OVER — Michael Deeds: Win free tickets to The Hold Steady concert

Brooklyn rock group The Hold Steady — considered by some to be "the best bar band in the world" — is headlining July 15 at the Knitting Factory.

Want free tickets? I have a pair with your name on 'em. Here's how to win:

Between now and midnight Sunday, July 13, correctly answer this question: What is the name of the band's former keyboard player?

Email the answer to mdeeds@idahostatesman.com with your first and last name, which will be used at will call if you win. (I cannot change that name for you, so use the name of one of the people who will attend the show.) To qualify, you must type the phrase "SEPARATION SUNDAY" in the subject line, which will send your email into the contest folder. (If I your email goes into my already-overwhelmed regular inbox, it will be DELETED. *villainous laugh*) One entry per person, please.

Using a random-number generator, I'll pick a correct email then respond with the good news to the winner by noon Monday, July 14. Remember, if you don't win, you can still purchase tickets.