How funny is this photo of the two of them? Le Abstract!
I encourage all you musicians to consistently scan magazines, posters at bars and venues, everywhere really to find these types of competitions. Playing at and especially winning these competitions will give you exposure to new fans, people in the industry, and often the chance to open up for an established band.
For these reasons I am making a shout out to band Icarus Rising. They earned a final four slot in On Tap magazine's Battle of the Bands. The winner opens up for Blues Traveler on June 5th led by the now skinny John Popper.
For those of you in D.C. or Northern Virginia - GO SEE ICARUS RISING PLAY!
When: Saturday, May 9th
First band starts @ 9pm, each of the four bands play for 30 minutes
Where: The Continental
1911 N. Ft. Myer Drive
More info: www.ontaponline.com/events
For those of you out of the area, check this band out, buy their CD, become a fan: