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Red Jacket Mine on Their Bumbershoot Experience and Advice for Artists Applying This Year

Last year, pop/rock band Red Jacket Mine took Bumbershoot by storm. They were one of five Sonicbids acts selected to play Seattle's premier festival. We chatted with RJM about preparing to play Bumbershoot, advice for artists applying this year (scroll to the bottom for submission details!), and what's next for the band.

JanSport's Battle of the Bands: The Top 10 Finalists

Last month, approximately 700 bands entered JanSport's Battle of the Bands competition in hopes of getting the ultimate hookup at SXSW 2014. The fan voting period finally came to a close late last night, which means that the wait is now over -- the top 10 finalists have been decided!

festivals, Opportunities

Feb 18, 2014 05:46 PM

Robert Nicholson

A3C Submissions Are Now Open

Atlanta’s preeminent hip hop festival A3C is returning this October, and submissions are now open! At least 30 Sonicbids artists will be selected to perform this year.

With over 30 venues and stages across the city, A3C will showcase 500+ performances throughout its five-day event. Expect performances from legendary artists (2013 performers included Ghostface Killah, Madlib, and Questlove), as well as some killer up-and-coming acts. To get in on the fun and be part of the hip hop community, make sure to apply before September 19, 2014.


Feb 14, 2014 08:00 AM

Robert Nicholson

Last Chance to Play NXNE - Submissions Close Monday 2/17!

Want to head to Toronto this June to play NXNE? Submissions close this Monday, February 17th, so make sure you submit your application ASAP! Plus, the fee has been reduced from $50 to $40 -- even more of a reason to apply now if you haven't done so already.

PrimaveraPro is Looking for Artists to Play in Spain

PrimaveraPro submissions are now open, which means that four lucky Sonicbids artists will be heading to Spain! Sonicbids will be providing two artists from North America or South America with a travel stipend of $1,000 USD each, one artist based in Europe (excluding Spain) with a travel stipend of 500 EUR, and one Spanish artist with a travel stipend of 200 EUR.