Barring weather tonight, the Local Beat should be interesting. Always in support of anything or anyone who supports local music, I will be joined on the air by some of our comrades at UNC Chapel Hill’s student run radio station, WXYC, to talk about their Digital Music Showcase that is currently underway.
At 6 p.m. some of the guys from Raleigh’s Deep South Bar will be coming on to talk about their upcoming battle of the bands series that will happen over three Sundays beginning March 14 to May 2 excluding Easter. Each Sunday the best bands chosen will continue to the next round robin. According to Matt Wood at Deep South:
Prizes for the event include $500 cash, slots to perform at Raleigh Wide Open ‘10 and Downtown Live ’10, $25-$100 gift cards to Sam Ash, and free studio time. There is also the opportunity to attend a showcase with music executives in Nashville during the Winter of 2010. Bands will be judged by WKNC & 96 Rock DJs as well as interns and music executives with Deep South Entertainment. There are still a few slots left open, so bands can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Both of these interviews will be talking about exposing under publicized Triangle based musicians and bands, so if you count youself as one of those, be sure to pay special attention!