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This Week's Top Music Gigs: Boston Calling, Licensing for a National Ad Campaign, and More

Boston Calling, May 2014. Photo by Mike Diskin.

Trying to find gigs for your band? We've got lots of Sonicbids promoters who want you to perform! Check out our top opportunities this week, and then submit your EPK to anything that sounds like a good fit for you.

Spotlight On: Symphony Crack Orchestra

Ashanti Floyd calls himself "The Mad Violinist," and you need only to look at a photo of his frayed, frizzy bowstrings onstage with his band to know why. Floyd's band, Symphony Crack Orchestra, is a genre-defying group that includes members of a Rage Against the Machine cover band or, in Ashanti's case, serve as part of the five-time Grammy nominated production team, Kane Beatz, who've worked with the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. Last year, Symphony Crack Orchestra took their unique sound to Indie Week in Ireland, where they won its competition and followed it up with an appearance at Indie Week Toronto. SonicBids caught up with The Mad Violinist himself as he prepared for a much-anticipated show in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.