Converse Rubber Tracks Live Boston, a free five-night event (is) set to take over the Sinclair, a club in Harvard Square.
From April 27 through May 1 may perhaps be the only time fans will be able to see major acts such as alt-rock pioneers the Replacements, Boston-bred electro-pop sensations Passion Pit, thrash-metal titans Slayer, rap star Chance the Rapper, and punk-rock progenitors Descendents in a cozy venue that holds 525 people. All are acts that easily draw crowds triple that size.
April 27: The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr., the Young Leaves
April 28: Passion Pit, Baths, Radclyffe Hall
April 29: Slayer, Doomriders, Rozamov
April 30: Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Michael Christmas
May 1: Descendents, King Tuff, Bent Shapes
Now for the brutal details: The Sinclair holds only 525 people. Given the demand-to-ticket ratio, tickets will be distributed through a random online process. Staring Monday 4/20 at noon, you can register online and submit an entry to win two tickets for one of the five shows. Registration ends at noon on Wednesday, and Converse will notify winners by email.
Until the online registration process is live, no way to know what checks and balances will be in place to prevent scalpers from generating thousands (millions?) of automated entries.