Well, our friends at Brooklyn5and10 are gracious in hooking up one of our followers once again! This time it’s with a DIY Recesky Camera Kit! Not only are they giving this away, but they are sharing some great CRAZY 8 DEALS once again!
So, to enter, go check out their CRAZY 8 DEALS section and let us know (in the comment section below) which item you would buy for a friend and why (although you should really take advantage of those prices and actually do so!). That’s it!Contest is now over.
Also, show Brooklyn5and10 some love by following their brand new Twitter account! You can find them at www.twitter.com/brooklyn5and10
And actually, if you follow them, they are giving away ANOTHER item, which is the Crumpled City Map!
Good luck to you all!
Contest ends September 2 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through email. Le Grand Cru and Brooklyn 5 and 10 are only responsible for delivery of prize.
Our good friend Noah Gundersen will be having his release show for his new EP “Family” on August 6, 2011 at The Columbia City Theater in Seattle, WA. Noah has teamed up with us and is has graciously given us 2 tickets and a signed copy of his EP “Family” to give away!
To enter, all you have to do is post a picture of yourself and somewhere within the picture it has to announce:
“Noah Gundersen EP Release Show – Columbia City Theater August 6, 2011″
It can be a hand drawing, photoshop, collage….the more creative the better!
Then upload it to Facebook or Twitter. You MUST tag Noah Gundersen AND Columbia City Theater on Facebook and if you upload to Twitter, you must “@” both also (@noahgundersen and @columbiatheater). That’s it Email us why you should get the tickets! Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Sorry folks, this part of the contest is only for WA residents only, but keep reading)!!!
Wait! There is one more chance to win something (and this is for anyone in the US)! All you have to do is copy and paste the following and post it to Twitter:
@NoahGundersen “Family” EP Release show @ColumbiaTheater, buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/nzeopf A chance to win a signed EP if you RT
We will announce the winners by printing their names up in our second issue of CRU!
And if you just can’t wait for all of this, you can buy the tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/183641
A big “thank you” to Noah for his generosity, and good luck to you all!
The fine print: Ticket contest open to WA residents, ages 21+ only. Tickets will be available at will call. Winner is responsible for own transportation to venue and any other expenses. Le Grand Cru, Noah Gundersen, and Columbia City Theater are responsible only for the tickets and will not be held liable for anything that is not mentioned in this post.
We are happy to announce our first compilation! It will be available at our Bandcamp MAY 3. It is made up by some of our favorite artists that so happen to be our friends too. Some of these artists have given us songs from upcoming albums, B-sides, new songs recorded for this compilation, & latest songs. You get to hear the unreleased material on this compilation first!
We are impressed by the willingness of these artists to share their craft in support of bringing relief to Japan. Thank you artists, we are humbled by your gift, we’ll do our hardest to maximize it for Japan!
NOTE: For those of you who would like to help LGC spread the word of this special compilation here’s a couple things you can do:
1) Copy the code & put it on your blog(s) (let us know so we can push your blog too!)
2) Copy this link into a tweet: http://www.vimeo.com/23030944
3) Tweet about the bandcamp :http://legrandcru.bandcamp.com/
4) Tell a friend & tell them to tell a friend
5) Repeat steps as often as you want, and especially on the release date MAY 3!
There have been a couple of blogs where I’ve seen this lamp show up, so I had to do a little more research to find out where it was coming from. This Book Rest Lamp is simple in design, yet adds some nice flare to your reading place.
The company that produces the lamp is called SUCK UK, based in East London. They have so many cool items, and do most of the designing in-house. But they also collab with people, and in the case of the BookRest Lamp, they teamed up with Lee Sang Gin.
The lamp is made with frosted glass, which provides ideal reading light, and when you’re done for the time being, you can place your book on top, creating a little house AND bookmark where you left off!
SUCK UK has been very generous in giving us one to give away to one of you! Although they are based in the UK, they have sent us one with a US plug, so this contest is open to US residents only. I
n order to enter, all you have to do is visit their site http://www.suck.uk.com, come back to this post, and leave a comment on what your 2nd favorite item is! Simple right?!?!! Contest is now over.
Don’t be surprised if you have a hard time deciding, because there are so many great items to choose from!
Thanks again to SUCK UK, and good luck to you all!
Contest ends May 9, 2011 @ 11:59pm PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Open to US residents only. Winner will be contacted through email.
Le Grand Cru is only responsible for delivery of prize.
This past Sunday our good friend Tony Kevin Jr released the physical copy of his latest EP Poverty at Conor Byrne. Until then you could only find in on his bandcamp. Tony has been reppin Le Grand Cru since we went public, wearing our shirts on stage, talking about us on stage, buying shirts for his friends, CRAZY love from our boy Tony.
In this latest work he shares in song form a standard lived by the sacrificial figures Mother Teresa & Gandhi that he desires his own purpose/life to reflect. That’s a lot to live up too, BUT if a song like these can get so easily stuck in your head, than their constant reminder may produce the transformation Tony hopes for himself & his listeners.
Tony recently had an deeply insightful interview with City Arts on this release. Read it HERE
Please listen to the Poverty EP HERE
I was blessed to be able to just converse with one of my icons. Gene Thornton Jr. aka Malice of the Clipse has written a book called, Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, And Naked and I was able to just ask some questions about it and talk about what he’s been going through. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I did!
Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, And Naked will be released on Valentine’s Day. You can pre-order it here.
Don’t forget that we are also giving one away! Just leave a comment on this post! Contest is now over.
For more info, go to: www.mademylifechange.com
Follow Malice on Twitter: @Malice757
COLD WAR KIDS release their 3rd full length album “Mine is Yours” Jan 25th. They’ve released 3 killer signature songs already from it and I’m thinking these appetizers are incredible glimpses into their most cohesive/dynamic release yet. These kids have always delivered with a confident honesty and done it on the back bone of sparse contributions that team up into a fine sucker punch. CWK has just released a special ltd. 500 deluxe package that includes: Signed Vinyl + CD + Digital + T-shirt + Lithograph for 44 bones. A STEAL! If you order it now it will be on your doorstep the day of its official release. I support these South Cali kids loud & proud. Here’s a peek into their album:
4 New pieces will be released tomorrow (01/04/11) in our store. We think it’s a great way to start out this new year. Check them in our store tomorrow for close ups on these prints as well as our own neck tags, we are elevating the hustle in LGC this year, be a part of it! www.legrandcru.us
The Lomography camera family is one that gives you numerous options to make film photography very enjoyable. From Fisheye to Multiple Frame cameras, Lomography has something for everyone! We contacted Lomo and they’ve been very generous in offering one of you the chance to win a Sprocket Rocket Camera!!!
The Sprocket Rocket retails at $89.00. It uses 35mm film, has a super-wide angle lens with dual winding knobs so that multiple exposures can be taken. Also, sprockets will appear on each shot! Check out these sample pics.
How cool is this!??!?
To enter, all you have to do is visit the Lomography Camera Shop (http://usa.shop.lomography.com/), find another camera that fits your personality and tell us by leaving a comment below! Simple right?!?! Contest is now over.
What a way to start off this holiday season! Thanks again to the great people at Lomography and good luck to you all!
Contest ends December 23, 2010 @ 11:59 PST. Leaving multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice. Lomography and Le Grand Cru will not be held liable for anything except the delivery of the camera. Contest open to US residents only. By entering this contest, you are signing up to the Lomography newsletter (that will never spam you or sell your info!) and you may unsubscribe at any time!
Brooklyn5and10 has blessed us again with another product to give away! The Golden Half camera is a 35mm half-format camera which basically turns a roll of 36 exposures into 72! They sent me one to try out and here are a few images. (Keep reading for a chance to win one!)
I found out that it’s easier to keep track if you take 2 pictures in a row, otherwise you could get confused as to which half of the frame you’re on. Also, when taking the film into develop, make sure that you leave special instructions saying that it’s double frame, otherwise it could be cut wrong.
One lucky reader will win the Golden Half camera shown above. To enter, all you have to do is click this link: Brooklyn5and10 Camera Shop, check out the other cameras, and come back to this post and leave a comment telling us which one is your other favorite! That’s it! Contest is now over.
One more thing! Brooklyn5and10 has so many other cool items that would make great holiday gifts! So they’ve given us a discount code to share with you until November 30, 2010! Use “LGCGH” to get 15% off the entire store (good for in stock items only).
Winner will be contacted through email. Contest ends November 22, 2010 @ 11:59PM PST. Rules are subject to change without any prior notification.