Saturday, August 29, 2009

David Bazan - Live House Show Webcast - 8/31/09 - Show Announcement

Going along with the previous David Bazan post: There will be a live house show webcast at 8p courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan. Bazan will be taking questions from the live audience plus those watching on the web via twitter. Here is the official release with link:

On August 31st, BrooklynVegan will present a performance to the entire world in Bazan's first and only Online House Show, with a live audio and video feed of the event. To watch, fans can direct their browsers to, where they'll also be able to participate in the event with a live chat and Twitter feed, from which Bazan will take a handful of questions for his customary live question and answer session.

Again, Bazan will be performing 2 house shows here in Pittsburgh on 9/5 & 9/6. Tickets are limited to 30 per show. See below post if interested.


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