Vita.mn’s “Are You Local?” Showcase @ First Ave & 7th Street Entry (3/5)
Vita.mn’s “Are You Local?” showcase is always a little iffy. I’m not into any of the bands that have won except for Bight Club in 2010 (the inaugural year). But this year they’ve got some awesome established acts playing the mainroom and hopefully those battling it out in the 7th Street Entry can bring it.
What is AYL?
- 200 new-ish bands signed up for the contest
- the public voted and Vita.mn picked 5 bands:
- Black Diet, Botzy, Jillian Rae, Step Rockets, and Teammates
- those 5 will play the Entry and judges will pick a winner
- the winner gets $1000, a spot at a SXSW showcase, and
- to play the mainroom tonight with 4 established local acts
-The Cloak Ox (#woot)
-Dave Simonett (better solo than with TBT)
-John Mark Nelson (#woot)
-Gramma’s Boyfriend (#wootwoot)
18+ || $10 adv // $12 door
ALSO: what’s up with the lineup being 99% white? That sucks.
First Ave & 7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave N