Few artists have ever burst onto the scene with the intensity of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The beat of the duo's 2012 smash single "Thrift Shop" — which sounds somewhat like a funky door hinge that could use a bit of oil — is forever ingrained in our minds.
Even stranger, the song that launched them to the top was about nothing more than shopping at a thrift shop. That's it.
Not that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis haven't gone on to produce songs of more substance — for example, "Same Love" — but they've also kept alive the trend of making songs about, seemingly, nothing — like the musical equivalent of Seinfeld. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' latest single, "Downtown," is about buying a moped. And it's creeping up on 100 million Youtube views.
So, clearly, the Seattle rap duo have found a winning formula. And if you're interested in seeing that formula live, we've got good news.
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We're giving away two pairs of tickets to go see Macklemore & Ryan Lewis live at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Tuesday, January 19. Sure the two were just in town for a free concert on Miami Beach, but this is going to be a longer, more intimate affair.
And here's how you can win tickets to check it out.
- Find us on Twitter at @NewTimes_Music.
- Tweet at us and tell us why you deserve tickets to this concert and be sure to use the hashtag #MacklemoreMiami.
- We're going to give you until tomorrow, Friday, January 15, to tweet at us. At noon, we will Tweet at our two lucky winners and let you know how to claim your prize.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, at the Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-7300; fillmoremb.com. Tickets cost $55 to $160 plus fees via livenation.com.