Battle of the Bands contests have been going on for decades. Hundreds take place every year. But who wins, and who loses? The bands, the fans, or the brands who sponsor them? In this latest episode of Live Fix Radio we continue our exploration of this ever evolving culture of artist competition, brand promotion and fan discovery.
Continuing our exploration of the Battle of the Bands competitions, let’s see what’s going on with the Shure and Jansport contests and see which bands are getting ready to rock the regional showdowns and head to the finale at SXSW 2011.Continue reading
During the Slurpee and 7-Eleven Battle of the Bands earlier this year, we explored how BOTB contests impact the live music experience for bands and fans. And now we’re going to take a look at two more BOTB contests presented by Shure SM58 Microphones and Jansport.
Back in August, we explored secret shows by featuring Jansport’s Bonfire Sessions with The Cave Singers. And now we have for you news about a live show that Jansport is hosting to introduce a collection of indie bands for their new free Unzipped compilation album. Continue reading
Secret shows are always a fun way to add even more excitement to the live music experience. And on August 28, Jansport is inviting fans to the inaugural Bonfire Sessions hosted by Seattle’s indie-folk band The Cave Singers. Read on for more info about how to find the location for the secret outdoor celebration. Continue reading